Archive for the Sport Category

Stade Français comes to Sandymount Hotel!

Stade Français comes to Sandymount Hotel!

Muscular Gallic rugby hunks in bright pink shorts were de riguer as Stade Français based themselves in Sandymount for their Amlin Rugby Final clash with Leinster in the RDS Arena. Sadly, for the visitors, it was “Bon Voyage” as they […]

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The Fontenoy Files

The Fontenoy Files

True grit shown by Senior Hurlers Clanna Gael senior team have recorded one win, one loss and one draw in the championship. Their win against high-flying Setanta was an epic battle with the Fontenoy lads showing true grit and determination […]

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St Patrick’s CY Update

St Patrick’s CY Update

It’s that time of the year again folks, Spring is in the air and the hectic football mid-week period is almost upon us. The latter stages of league and cup competitions are in full swing and I’m delighted to report […]

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Fontenoy Files

Fontenoy Files

Despite adverse weather conditions during the month of March, Clanna Gael underage hurling and football have recorded a number of stunning victories, in recent weeks, for both boys and girls. The high level performances at different age levels is further […]

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Bringing on the Green

Bringing on the Green

Kelsey Reynolds (late 20s) from Ringsend and Tara Kelly (early 30s) from Donnybrook got the chance to participate in one of O2’s ‘Bring on the Green’ campaigns during Ireland’s bid to win the Six Nations. Reynolds and Kelly became official […]

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Great GAA Games

Great GAA Games

Down through the years Ringsend has produced many sporting personalities of all kinds; soccer, hurling, yachts men, skiff rowers, greyhound racers and boxers. People marched in marching bands and Irish danced. The group I want to highlight are a GAA […]

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Go on the Bridge!

Go on the Bridge!

Bridge United played Donaghmede on the 10th of March on the all weather pitch in Ringsend Park. Donaghmede went ahead in the first few minutes then Bridge United came back to win 2-1 in a hard fought game which put […]

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New President at Railway Union Cricket Club

New President at Railway Union Cricket Club

LOCAL resident Elaine Coburn has been elected president of Railway Union Cricket Club for 2013. She is the first woman president in the 109 years of the Club and with the new season at Park Avenue starting in mid-April, she […]

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First Junior Soccer Team of Edenmore

First Junior Soccer Team of Edenmore

Dublin Corporation built the Edenmore Estate in around 1964. Most of the families came from the inner city. It was and still is a vibrant place to live. Edenmore became a very strong community and lots of parents became active […]

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Brugh Boys Manchester Reunion

Brugh Boys Manchester Reunion

Fifty years ago, I wrote to the Manchester Evening News in the hopes of developing connections with a youth group there to arrange a series of football matches, both at home and away. I was contacted by a Dubliner living […]

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