Archive for the Sport Category

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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Shel’s are back

By Kathrin Kobus Friday the 13th September 2019 brought happiness back for Shelbourne FC. It was the day the team around coach Ian Morris travelled to Drogheda to clinch the First Division title and trophy with an away win. The […]

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TeamOfUs start their campaign in Japan

Since earlier this morning, Irish time the Rugby World Cup in Japan is under way. The hosts beat Russia in the first match 30:10. The other two teams from group A will face off Sunday morning: Ireland versus Scotland. Joe […]

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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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