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Amy Ring: You Lose So That Better Days Will Come

Amy Ring

A recent move out of home may have denied Foxrock/Cabinteely captain Amy Ring the chance of in-depth footballing discussions her father and team manager Pat, but she’s not getting to vent with her new housemates either. Ring and her Foxrock-Cabinteely team-mates are on the march towards their first ever Ladies football senior club title, with Cork champions Mourneabbey awaiting in Saturday’s All-Ireland final, but …

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Jim McGuinness Appointed Manager Of United Soccer League Side

Former All Ireland winning manager, Jim McGuinness, has been appointed as the manager of Charlotte Independence in North Carolina. The 46-year-old has been making huge strides in the soccer world since he left the role of Donegal boss in 2014 and this move marks his first role as a professional manager. He was brought on board as a consultant with …

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Mark Lynch Brings Curtain Down On 15-Year Inter-County Career

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Derry stalwart Mark Lynch has retired from inter-county duty after 15 years with the Oak Leaf footballers it was confirmed today.  Lynch cited family and work commitments for his departure and admitted to being heartbroken at having made the decision to bring the curtain down on his illustrious Oak Leaf career. The Banagher man was a highly touted youngster and …

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Starting Line-Ups Revealed For Six All-Ireland Ladies Club Finalists

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THE six All-Ireland Ladies Club Football finalists have revealed their starting line-ups ahead of the weekend’s eagerly-anticipated fixtures. Dublin and Leinster champions Foxrock-Cabinteely will tackle Cork and Munster standard-bearers Mourneabbey on Saturday at Parnell Park (5.15pm), in the first of a LIVE TG4 double-bill. Both teams are unchanged from their semi-final victories, when Fox-Cab saw off the challenge of 2016 …

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Mourneabbey’s Shane Ronayne: Elusive All-Ireland Would Be “Holy Grail”

Shane Ronayne is in his sixth year as manager of Cork side Mourneabbey, and after All-Ireland defeats in 2014, ’15 and ’17, he’s had enough of being second best. Last year the Cork and Munster champions defeated Saturday’s opponents, Foxrock-Cabinteely, in the tightest semi-final imaginable, but there was no stopping Carnacon in the final and Mourneabbey’s wait for a maiden …

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Exclusive: Kevin Dyas On Leinster Club Final & Armagh Retirement

It has been a long and arduous road for Kevin Dyas, but this Sunday he will attempt to land one of his greatest achievements; a Leinster senior club championship. The Armagh star transferred to Kilmacud Crokes three years ago, having spent the last eight years living in Dublin and travelling north for club and county duty. Dublin clubs have come …

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Champions UL Drawn In ‘Group Of Death’ For Fitzgibbon Cup 2019

Fitzgibbon Cup

The draw for the 2019 third-level Sigerson and Fitzgibbon Cup has taken place in Croke Park this afternoon with one eye-catching group in the hurling draw.  Current Fitzgibbon Cup champions, University of Limerick have been drawn in Group A alongside 38-time winners, University College Cork, NUI Galway and University College Dublin. The Limerick side, who can boast a number of …

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Anthony Daly On Board With Antrim Hurlers For 2019

anthony daly antrim

Anthony Daly has agreed to come on board the Antrim hurling set-up in an advisory capacity to new manager Neal Peden in 2019. Peden was appointed as the Saffron county’s new hurling manager after joint bosses Terence McNaughton and Dominic McKinley stepped down. Peden will step up into the leading role having been part of the former regime’s backroom team. …

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Limerick’s Seamus Hickey Retires From Inter-County Hurling

Seamus Hickey

Limerick’s long-time servant Seamus Hickey has called time on his inter-county hurling career, four months after the county lifted the Liam MacCarthy Cup. The 31-year-old made his senior debut for the Treaty county in 2006 in a National League game against Laois. Since then, the Murroe Boher native has made 44 appearances for Limerick, he was named the Young Hurler …

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All-Star Nominee Daniel Flynn Opts Out Of Kildare Squad For 2019

daniel flynn kildare

Daniel Flynn has opted out of the Kildare panel for 2019 as Cian O’Neill announced his squad for the upcoming O’Byrne Cup.  Full-forward, Flynn was nominated for an All-Star this year off the back of some impressive performances for the Lilywhites and news of his exclusion will come as a huge blow for Kildare as they seek to bounce straight …

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Kevin Cassidy: “It’s The Proudest Moment Of My Life”

Kevin Cassidy described Gaoth Dobhair’s Ulster final triumph on Sunday as the proudest moment of his life. Only two years ago the former All-Star retired from club duty before being enticed back into the fold. His decision to return has now been rewarded after the Donegal club collected their maiden Ulster title, defeating Scotstown in Healy Park, Omagh. “It’s unbelievable, …

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Fitzmaurice on Spillane: “He Reminds Me A Bit Of Donald Trump”

Eamonn Fitzmaurice

Éamonn Fitzmaurice sat down with the Irish Examiner for his first in-depth interview since 2014 and he didn’t hold back when discussing GAA punditry and Pat Spillane in particular.  During the interview, which can be found in today’s paper, the former Kerry senior football manager touched on many subjects including his successor Peter Keane and the county’s battles with Dublin. …

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Your Guide To A Busy Weekend Of Provincial Club Action

Leinster senior hurling club final

We are very close to the end of the AIB GAA club action for 2018 but before the new year swings around, there are a number of provincial finals to be decided.  Many of them will be decided this weekend, beginning with the Leinster junior hurling final this afternoon in Nowlan Park. Dunnamaggin will be representing the home county and …

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