Archive for the Sport Category

Pass the ball – Safe To Dream

By Kathrin Kobus Irelands scrum-half Conor Murray took a short break from Worldcup preparations with the Irish squad yesterday and was at the launch of the Aviva Mini Rugby Nations Cup. “Looking back on my time playing with my local […]

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Bill McCracken: A master of defence

By Gavan Bergin Bill McCracken was born in the Falls Road area of Belfast in 1883. As a boy, Bill was very good at football, and by the time he left secondary school he had gained a reputation as one […]

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FAI soap opera rumbles on and on

By David Prendeville The FAI has taken one small step, it would seem, to having their funding reinstated by ratifying the 78 recommendations put forward by the FAI Governance Review, at their EGM held in Dunboyne on the 20th of […]

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Summer comes early to Clanna Gael

By Felix O’Regan U12 girls blitz opposition There was no shortage of class on display in the U12 girls’ blitz hosted by the club. Visiting teams from Cuala and St Judes certainly added to that class and colour. But it […]

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Running Together

By Kathrin Kobus A Saturday morning at the beach, and the runners lined up at Blackberry Lane, nearly 250 joggers and racers this time because it was the 100th event. That’s a steady climb from the beginning almost two years […]

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Billy Gillespie, Goalscorer

By Gavan Bergin Billy Gillespie was born in 1891 in County Donegal. He was raised in Kerrykeel, a tiny village on the north coast that had its own football club, whose grounds happened to be just around the corner from […]

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You gonna need a bigger boat(house)

By Kathrin Kobus There is a five-point recruiting call out which Eimear McCormick, now in charge for public relations at St. Patricks rowing club, came up with. “It wasn’t actually a plan, more like some thoughts I just had and […]

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Clanna Gael Fontenoy: Marking past and present at Clanns

By Felix O’Regan Treble winning hurling team honoured  Twenty of the 1999 Junior Hurling team, along with family and friends, turned out at the club recently to mark the team’s unique achievement in winning all three competitions that year – […]

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Preview of Ireland Euro 2020 Qualifiers/John Delaney latest

By David Prendeville Though Luca Connell has subsequently had to pull out through injury, it was encouraging to see Mick McCarthy include the 18-year old Bolton midfielder in his squad to play Denmark in Copenhagen on the 7th of June […]

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From the blackboard to the backboard:How St Matthews 6th class did it again

From the blackboard to the backboard:How St Matthews 6th class did it again

The basketball teams of 6th class in St. Matthews have, for two years in a row, added new cups and trophies for the glass vitrine in the school. NewsFour looked back over the boys and girls season with coach Mick […]

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