Archive for the Sport Category

Taking Stock at Clanna Gael Fontenoy

Felix O’Regan The break in playing activity due to the Covid-19 pandemic has allowed us to stand back and to take stock. This has included a look back to some notable events of the past which have helped to make […]

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Problematic January Transfer Window

David Prendeville In this most unusual of seasons it’s harder to predict than usual what sort of transfer activity will be taking place in the often turbulent January window. There have already been injury crises aplenty. Both Jurgen Klopp and […]

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Ireland’s struggles continue under Stephen Kenny

David Prendeville Ireland’s Nations League campaign, their first under Stephen Kenny, came to a grimly uninspiring denouement with a 0-0 home draw with Bulgaria on November 18th. This followed equally eye-bleeding displays against Wales in Cardiff, where we lost 1-0, […]

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Patsy Gallagher: The Mighty Atom (part 1)

Gavan Bergin Patrick ‘Patsy’ Gallagher was born in Milford Workhouse in Co. Donegal in 1891. He spent the first few years of his life living in Ramelton, a small village on the shores of Loch Swilly. When he was three, […]

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Street Leagues on the ball

David Prendeville Street Leagues is a moving, inspiring and humane documentary. Deftly directed by Daniel F. Holmes, the film tells the story of the Irish Homeless Street Leagues, a non-profit organization based in Dublin that uses the power of sport […]

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Clanna Gael Fontenoy Battling successfully off and on the field

Felix O’Regan The Covid-19 pandemic has presented the club with real challenges, as it has for sports clubs and communities throughout the country. These challenges have been faced head on and public health guidance has been followed in the procedures […]

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Ireland Squad named to complete 2020 Guinness Six Nations Championships

The Ireland Coaching Team have named a 35-player squad to complete the final two rounds of the 2020 Guinness Six Nations Championships. The squad which will be captained by Johnny Sexton (on right) contains six uncapped players – Ryan Baird, […]

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Inauspicious start for Stephen Kenny

David Prendeville Ireland’s dream of playing in next year’s rescheduled European Championships is no more, after they were beaten on penalties by Slovakia in the play off semi-final. The boys in green had played out a 0-0 in Slovakia before […]

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JOE BAMBRICK The record-breaking scorer

Gavan Bergin Joe Bambrick was born on November 3rd 1905 in the Grosvenor Road area of Belfast. As a boy Joe was exceptionally good at football, and he grew up into one of the best players in Belfast youth football.At […]

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Clanna Gael Fontenoy: Great community spirit at Clanns

Felix O”Regan As in many other organisations and locations, the Covid-19 pandemic brought a strong sense of community to the fore at Clanna Gael Fontenoy (Clanns). This was particularly evident in a number of initiatives that saw support and assistance […]

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