Archive for the Sport Category

Clanna Gael Fontenoy

There’s a sense around the club that Christmas has come early this year, such has been the level of success both on and off the playing field. Not that such success has been easily achieved. On the contrary, the tremendous […]

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Charlie O’Hagan The Entertainer

By Gavan Bergin Charlie O’Hagan was born in Buncrana, County Donegal in July 1882. He was raised in the village of Linsfort, where his father ran the local shop. As a boy, Charlie played football and by the time he […]

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Campaign ends, problems remain

By David Prendeville And so Ireland’s EURO 2020 qualifying campaign concluded with Ireland having to enter the play-off games in March, needing to win both of those, to get in to the tournament we are co-hosting next summer. This campaign […]

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Ireland’s hope is on the PlayOffs

BY Kathrin Kobus A win yesterday would have guaranteed direct qualification but it wasn’t to be. Nevertheless the performance of McCarthy’s team showed actually attacking football. What was lacking the ability to convert the chances into goals But the “We […]

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Polar Plunge comes back to Sandycove

BY Kathrin Kobus Special Olympics Ireland are hoping for a blue sky and sunny day for their annual Polar Plunge fundraiser on November 30th, the day before the first candle is lit for advent. Special Olympics Ireland invites “Those who […]

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Road closures for Runners

Tomorrow evening the annual run in the Dark for the Mark Pollock trust will take place. The event takes place in 4 official locations, Dublin, Cork, Belfast and London plus pop-up events in over 50 cities worldwide. The Dublin races will start 8pm and […]

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A Foxy Promotion

Pembroke Foxes Andrew Balbirnie has been promoted as of today as Ireland Men’s new test and One-day captain. He follows William Porterfield, who had held the position for over ten years. Andy Balbirnie made his international debut in 2010 and […]

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The FAI Cup for Rovers and a Hockey ticket for Olympic Games

BY Kathrin Kobus Jubilant scenes came from two stadia in Dublin 4 late on Sunday afternoon and around 9pm in the evening. Firstly Shamrock Rovers could lift the FAI cup again for first time since 1987. 88 minutes regular playtime […]

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History in the making at Clanna Gael Fontenoy

By Felix O’Regan Minors make history  Together with some mentors and parents, members of our minor squad travelled recently to Belgium to link up with Fontenoy to make a presentation to the town from which our club takes its name. […]

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Ireland’s Euro 2020 Campaign

By David Prendeville Ireland remain unbeaten, heading into the closing three fixtures of their Euro 2020 qualifying group, after snatching a 1-1 draw with Switzerland in the Aviva last month. They’re sitting on top of the table, two points ahead […]

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