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Forget The Bombs And The Bullets, Naomh Éanna Are Rewriting History

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They say that lightning never strikes twice, but try telling that to Naomh Éanna, Glengormley, Ireland’s most attacked sports club. The thriving dual club located on the outskirts of Belfast made headlines around Ireland last year when their senior footballers embarked on a journey that saw them claim a maiden Ulster title followed by a trip to Croke Park for …

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Ciara Mageean On Family Grounding And Vomiting After Races

Ciara Mageean

Despite becoming the first Irish athlete in over two decades to qualify for a world 1500m final Ciara Mageean hasn’t yet reflected on what was one of the fastest races in the event’s history. Just don’t tell her coach Steve Vernon that! “I haven’t and don’t tell Steve I haven’t yet, that’s on my plan of things to do,” jokes …

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Corry’s Corner: I Came To Dublin To Escape The Flag Protest

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Once obtaining a solid grounding for myself in journalism working with the BBC, like so many other young Irish people, I fled for pastures new. After two years of living and working in Thailand, I returned to Ireland equipped with a ballsy Dublin blade (nordie for girlfriend), ready to take on the world. A few days spent in the capital …

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“He Won’t Be A Person That Will Go, ‘Right, We Have To Do It This Way'”

Mike Catt

The fallout from Ireland’s disappointing 2019 Rugby World Cup campaign will continue between now and the 2020 Six Nations as IRFU Performance Director David Nucifora conducts a thorough review of the campaign by interviewing players and coaching staff.  There are multiple theories being submitted to explain Ireland’s decline in 2019; a stagnant gameplan, an over-the-top, all-encompassing focus on breaking the …

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More Than A Manager: How Brian Cody Helped Eoin Larkin Through His Darkest Times

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Certain words come to mind when you think of Brian Cody; success, ruthlessness, a boundless drive. In short, he’s a winner.  It’s a reputation he has developed and earned in his 21 years in charge of the Kilkenny senior hurling team. During that time, the 65-year-old has overseen 11 All-Ireland victories, 15 Leinster championship title victories and has won nine …

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Five Players Who Should Be Given A Chance In New Zealand Friendly

Ireland face the prospect of an Aviva Stadium double header next month when the Boys in Green take on New Zealand in a friendly before their crucial Euro 2020 qualifier against Denmark. The Danish clash may be the game everyone understandably has their eye on, but the New Zealand friendly may represent a strong opportunity for certain players to stake …

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Plenty Of Draws & Dramatics As 20 County Finals Take Centre Stage

Draws and dramatic late winners. Just another weekend of county final action.  Twenty different county championships were up for grabs this weekend across both codes. The Derry football final saw a 41-year drought come to an end while one Dublin footballer got in on the act, yet again, in the hurling championship. In Cork, one of the GAA’s great clubs …

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Darren Cave: This Was Supposed To Be Our Year

We’ve beaten the All Blacks on two of the last three occasions, but this Irish team are going to need to return to the form of 2018 if we’re to have any chance of making it three from four, writes Darren Cave. A subject I’ve been outspoken about in the past is the importance of Johnny Sexton to Ireland, and …

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