Archive for the Sport Category

Railway Union Rugby starts Inclusion Tag Rugby Program

Railway Union RFC recently ran a series of ‘Inclusion Tag Taster’ sessions during the last three Sundays of September.  These were for children under the age of 15 with additional support needs. There was a lot of support from volunteers and […]

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Review of September World Cup Qualifiers, Preview of October

David Prendeville There was a clear sense of déjà vu for Stephen Kenny and his Irish team, after the latest international break in September. The team performed admirably and only narrowly lost in a tough away game (this time Portugal, […]

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St. Patrick’s Rowing Club to represent Ireland!

St. Patrick's Rowing Club to represent Ireland!

This week marks an important occasion for St. Patrick’s Rowing club in Ringsend, as two of their crews of rowers will be flying off to Portugal to represent Ireland and Ringsend in the World Rowing Coastal Championships.

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THOMAS ‘BUD’ AHERNE Part One

Gavan Bergin “The star player of those days was wing maestro Stanley Matthews. Bud kept him quiet every time they met.” (Hatters Heritage Website) Thomas ‘Bud’ Aherne was born in Limerick on January 26th 1919. He grew up in the […]

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Premier League Preview

David Prendeville With Euro 2020 in the rearview mirror, attention for football fans now turns to the new Premier League season which kicks off on Friday August 13th when Arsenal travel to newly promoted Brentford. A combination of the effect […]

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Our proud Olympians

A gold medal and one bronze for Ireland at time of going to print. Hopefully more to come… Big congratulations to Paul O’Donovan and Fintan McCarthy who won Ireland’s first gold medal of the Tokyo Olympics in the early morning […]

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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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