Archive for the Sport Category

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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The ‘Greening’ of Clanna Gael Fontenoy

Felix O’Regan As with most sports clubs, all the focus in recent times at Clanna Gael Fontenoy has been on non-playing/training activities. This has presented a major challenge to players, coaches, parents and club officials alike. However, it’s a challenge […]

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Double Defeat Throws Ireland’s World Cup Hopes into Disarray

David Prendeville Oh dear. The good will and faint causes of optimism to be taken from Ireland’s gutsy 3-2 defeat in Serbia evaporated but days later with the 1-0 loss at home to Luxembourg, one of the worst results in […]

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Clanns Support People in Need in our Community

Felix O’Regan In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, and to comply with Government and GAA guidance, Clanna Gael Fontenoy’s facilities in Sean Moore Park have remained closed for all activities. Members of the club and members of the public are […]

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Preview of Ireland’s 2022 World Cup Qualifying Campaign

David Prendeville Next month sees the start of Ireland’s World Cup Qualifying campaign for Qatar in 2022. The Boys in Green are away to Serbia on the 24th of March, followed by a home tie against Luxembourg on the 27th. […]

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PATSY GALLAGHER THE MIGHTY ATOM (PART TWO)

Gavan Bergin The 1925 Cup was the last trophy Patsy won with Celtic. After playing the 1925/26 season with them he was not offered another contract. Apparently, the Celtic board wanted to save on his wages, which were the highest […]

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Taking Stock at Clanna Gael Fontenoy

Felix O’Regan The break in playing activity due to the Covid-19 pandemic has allowed us to stand back and to take stock. This has included a look back to some notable events of the past which have helped to make […]

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Problematic January Transfer Window

David Prendeville In this most unusual of seasons it’s harder to predict than usual what sort of transfer activity will be taking place in the often turbulent January window. There have already been injury crises aplenty. Both Jurgen Klopp and […]

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Ireland’s struggles continue under Stephen Kenny

David Prendeville Ireland’s Nations League campaign, their first under Stephen Kenny, came to a grimly uninspiring denouement with a 0-0 home draw with Bulgaria on November 18th. This followed equally eye-bleeding displays against Wales in Cardiff, where we lost 1-0, […]

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Patsy Gallagher: The Mighty Atom (part 1)

Gavan Bergin Patrick ‘Patsy’ Gallagher was born in Milford Workhouse in Co. Donegal in 1891. He spent the first few years of his life living in Ramelton, a small village on the shores of Loch Swilly. When he was three, […]

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