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Peadar Breathnach

Waterford man Peadar has a passion for all things sport. Following the completion of an arts degree in UCC he spent a year in Australia. He is currently completing an MA in Journalism and Media Communications in Griffith College Dublin. You can follow him on Twitter @PeadarBreathnac.

European Football Season Begins in Earnest

Dundalk. Derry City, Sligo Rovers and St.Patrick’s Athletic are all doing something that Manchester United will not be this season – playing in European competition. Despite the World Cup still having ten days to run, the qualifying phase for the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League has begun in earnest this week. Dundalk have already entered the fray on …

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Do or Die: Hurling Qualifiers Begin

With the Provincial Championships drawing to a close, this weekend sees the start of knockout hurling. This weekend two teams’ championship campaigns will come to an end. Next weekend will see the glamour tie of Tipperary and the losers of Kilkenny and Galway in Thurles, while All Ireland champions Clare will look to bounce back from their disappointing loss to Cork …

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No TV Coverage for Galway and Kilkenny Replay

The Leinster Council has defended the decision for the Leinster Hurling semi-final replay to take place at 7pm on Saturday meaning that there will be no TV coverage of one of hurling’s glamour ties. Due to the new TV rights agreement in place with the GAA, two broadcasters are unable to broadcast matches simultaneously. Sky Sports are scheduled to show …

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Hurling Stars to Take Part in Ken McGrath Benefit Match

Some of hurling’s biggest stars will be on show in Waterford’s Walsh Park on June 27th as part of an All Star game to benefit former Waterford hurler Ken McGrath who underwent open heart surgery at the end of April. The game will pit a Munster selection managed by Clare manager Davy Fitzgerald against a Leinster selection who will be …

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Naive England Must Improve Defensively

Despite England’s encouraging display in their opening defeat against Italy in the World Cup, many English pundits are again singling out players for negative attention, most notably Wayne Rooney and Leighton Baines down the much maligned left flank of the English side. Many have called for Rooney to be dropped for Thursday’s game with Uruguay. However Rooney has also received …

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Hurling Penalty Confusion Rumbles On

The uncertainty surrounding the penalty rule took another twist in last Sunday’s Munster quarter-final clash between Cork and Waterford. Waterford keeper Stephen O’Keefe rushed towards Anthony Nash as he flicked to strike the ball and stopped the ball with his leg from only a small number of yards instead of the permitted twenty. O’Keefe’s subsequent shoulder of Nash caused a …

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Tough Draw For Irish Sides For Inaugural Rugby Champions Cup

The Irish provinces have been handed very tough pools for the inaugural Rugby Champions Cup for next season. Munster have been placed in Pool 1 alongside beaten finalists Saracens, French heavyweights Clermont Auvergne and a Sale Sharks side that includes the mercurial Danny Cipriani. Saracens lost out to Toulon in May’s final 23-6 while Clermont were beaten by the same …

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Cill Chártha Win Comórtas Peile For The 6th Time

Donegal side Cill Chártha were yesterday crowned Comórtas Peile na Gaeltachta champions for the sixth time beating Galway side Cumann Mícheál Breathnach 3-14 to 0-13 in Moycullen. The victory for Cill Chártha makes it eight titles from the last nine for Donegal sides. Donegal star Ryan McCugh played a major role in the tournament being crowned Man of the Match …

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Comórtas Peile na Gaeltachta Takes Place this Weekend

Comórtas Peile na Gaeltachta takes place this weekend in Maigh Cuilinn (Moycullen) in County Galway. The tournament is the annual Gaeltacht football competition held over the June Bank Holiday weekend. Last year’s edition was hosted by An Rinn in County Waterford when Donegal side Gaoth Dobhair defeated the hosts in the final. This year’s competition will see Gaoth Dobhair attempt to …

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Gibraltar’s Long Road to Europe’s Top Table

Sunday, the 23rd of February was an important date for Irish football fans. It was the day when Martin O’Neill’s Republic of Ireland side began to map out their route to Euro 2016 as the draw for the qualifiers took place in Nice. With the expanded 24-team format for the finals in two years time, the nation will expect qualification …

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