Archive for the Sport Category

THOMAS ‘BUD’ AHERNE Part One

Gavan Bergin “The star player of those days was wing maestro Stanley Matthews. Bud kept him quiet every time they met.” (Hatters Heritage Website) Thomas ‘Bud’ Aherne was born in Limerick on January 26th 1919. He grew up in the […]

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Premier League Preview

David Prendeville With Euro 2020 in the rearview mirror, attention for football fans now turns to the new Premier League season which kicks off on Friday August 13th when Arsenal travel to newly promoted Brentford. A combination of the effect […]

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Our proud Olympians

A gold medal and one bronze for Ireland at time of going to print. Hopefully more to come… Big congratulations to Paul O’Donovan and Fintan McCarthy who won Ireland’s first gold medal of the Tokyo Olympics in the early morning […]

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Frank Thompson Part 2

Gavan Bergin “Genius and perseverance until the last gasp” (The Glasgow Herald, February 1913) Frank Thompson had great success playing for the Irish international team. He made his international debut for Ireland in their British Championship match against England, at […]

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The Collapse of the European Super League

David Prendeville The last couple of months have arguably been the most tumultuous and turbulent in Premier League history. Outrage greeted the news that the league’s self-ascribed “big six” – Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham, would […]

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SPORT RETURNS TO RAILWAY UNION

Railway Union Bowling Club welcomes new players for Summer 2021. Lawn bowls is a very sociable sport and can be played by all ages and particularly popular with ex players from other team sports who’s playing days are behind them. […]

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Hail the ‘New Normal’ at Clann Gael Fontenoy

Felix O’Regan The ‘new normal’ has been welcomed with open arms by all at the club. The ’normal’ reflects the return to play now being enjoyed by all age groups – albeit in pods of 15 with health and safety […]

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Euro 2020 Preview

David Prendeville Now that the Premier League season has concluded, attention turns to the belated Euro 2020 Championships, which kick off on June 11th, when Italy take on Turkey. The tournament takes place over a number of host cities. Sadly, […]

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Michelle Carey called up to Ireland Hockey 2021 EuroHockey Championship Squad

Michelle Carey is set to make her formal capped international debut in the upcoming EuroHockey Championships in Amsterdam in June. She previously played against Great Britain in Belfast earlier this year in an uncapped series. Michelle played all her underage […]

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FRANK THOMPSON Part One

Gavan Bergin Frank Thompson was born in Ballynahinch, County Down on October 2nd 1885 and grew up to be brilliant at football. By the time he was nineteen he was playing at the top level of the game in Ireland. […]

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