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Oldest player in the Championship!

‘Football has helped me immensely’ – Sligo corner-back Etna Flanagan on returning to the game after the death of her 3-year-old son Rioghnán in 2015. Aged 41, the oldest player in the TG4 All Ireland Championship is one step away from Croke Park after Sunday’s quarter-final victory over Roscommon. ‘To be honest, football helped me through it all and it ... Read More »

Ireland’s side to face Australia

The Ireland’s side to face Australia in the 5th Place Semi-Final match of the Women’s Rugby World Cup 2017 has been confirmed. Ireland will face the Wallaroos at 2pm on Tuesday in the Kingspan Stadium in Belfast. Head Coach Tom Tierney has named Lindsay Peat, Cliodhna Moloney and Ailis Egan in the front row. The second-row is comprised of Ciara Cooney and Marie-Louise Reilly, and the back-row sees Ciara Griffin at 6, Paula Fitzpatrick at ... Read More »

Magee’s reach last 32 of the World Championships

Sam and Chloe Magee have reached the last 32 of the Badminton World Championships after a fantastic opening win against Yan Tuck Chan (USA) and Yuko Kawasaki (USA) 21-6 21-11. They will play the Korean pair and number 16 seed of Watanabe/Higashino on Tuesday in their round of 32 match. The other Irish first round matches on Monday were as ... Read More »

Mayo release a Flood of Hurt against Donegal

TG4 All-Ireland Ladies SFC quarter-final Mayo 3-14 Donegal 2-11 By Jackie Cahill at TEG Cusack Park, Mullingar FRANK Browne revealed how Mayo released a flood of hurt and emotion against Donegal in Saturday’s TG4 All-Ireland Ladies senior football quarter-final at TEG Cusack Park in Mullingar. The beaten Connacht finalists have returned to the stage where they stumbled in last year’s ... Read More »

Cork, Clinical and Magnificent

TG4 All-Ireland Ladies SFC quarter-final Cork 6-19 Galway 1-10 By Jackie Cahill at TEG Cusack Park, Mullingar CORK manager Ephie Fitzgerald hailed a “clinical” and “magnificent” attacking display as the TG4 All-Ireland ladies senior football champions demolished Galway by 24 points in Saturday’s quarter-final at TEG Cusack Park in Mullingar. Cork lost to Waterford and Kerry in Munster, and did ... Read More »

Ireland draw with Scotland in Eurohockey Championship

Ireland v Scotland – Women’s Rabo EuroHockey Championships pic.twitter.com/8KQW1PQTmN — EuroHockey (@eurohockeyorg) August 20, 2017 Rabo Eurohockey Championship   Ireland 0 Scotland 0 The first half was a somewhat scrappy affair as Ireland grew into the game but real chances limited by a dogged Scottish defence. Ireland bossed possession for periods and were content to pass around the backline waiting ... Read More »

Seventh place finish for Meath’s Sarah Ennis

Ireland’s Sarah Ennis and The Irish Sport Horse, Horseware Stellor Rebound, scored a hugely impressive seventh place finish at the 2017 European Eventing Championships at Strzegom in Poland, which drew to a close on Sunday. The Irish Eventing team finished fifth with Sarah Ennis seventh individually at the 2017 European Eventing Championships at Strzegom in Poland (l-r)  Sarah Ennis, Joseph ... Read More »

Downey and Dalton praise Dublin

Ann Downey hails her Kilkenny troops after their All-Ireland Camogie semi-final defeat of the Dubs #RTEgaa pic.twitter.com/mlkosQDT0y — RTÉ GAA (@RTEgaa) August 19, 2017 By Daragh Ó Conchúir Kilkenny 2-11 Dublin 0-9 KILKENNY had just a little too much know-how for Dublin but it wasn’t until substitute Jenny Clifford goaled in the third minute of injury time that the champions ... Read More »

Relieved Murray plays down Cork’s chances

By Daragh Ó Conchúir Cork 2-9 Galway 1-9 CORK manager Paudie Murray has been saying all summer that Kilkenny are significantly superior to anyone else in Camogie at present and within minutes of seeing his side book their place in the Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Final with a narrow victory over Galway, he was delivering the message once more. “I’m ... Read More »

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