Archive for the Sport Category

Frank Thompson Part 2

Gavan Bergin “Genius and perseverance until the last gasp” (The Glasgow Herald, February 1913) Frank Thompson had great success playing for the Irish international team. He made his international debut for Ireland in their British Championship match against England, at […]

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The Collapse of the European Super League

David Prendeville The last couple of months have arguably been the most tumultuous and turbulent in Premier League history. Outrage greeted the news that the league’s self-ascribed “big six” – Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham, would […]

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SPORT RETURNS TO RAILWAY UNION

Railway Union Bowling Club welcomes new players for Summer 2021. Lawn bowls is a very sociable sport and can be played by all ages and particularly popular with ex players from other team sports who’s playing days are behind them. […]

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Hail the ‘New Normal’ at Clann Gael Fontenoy

Felix O’Regan The ‘new normal’ has been welcomed with open arms by all at the club. The ’normal’ reflects the return to play now being enjoyed by all age groups – albeit in pods of 15 with health and safety […]

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Euro 2020 Preview

David Prendeville Now that the Premier League season has concluded, attention turns to the belated Euro 2020 Championships, which kick off on June 11th, when Italy take on Turkey. The tournament takes place over a number of host cities. Sadly, […]

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Michelle Carey called up to Ireland Hockey 2021 EuroHockey Championship Squad

Michelle Carey is set to make her formal capped international debut in the upcoming EuroHockey Championships in Amsterdam in June. She previously played against Great Britain in Belfast earlier this year in an uncapped series. Michelle played all her underage […]

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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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