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GAA announces Referee Panel for Championship 2019

The GAA’s Referee Development Committee has chosen its panel of referees who will officiate at this summer’s championships. There will be 18 referees on the football championship panel – the same as last year. In hurling, there will be a panel of 14 referees who will officiate across the Liam

Michael Davitts GAC are home at last

By John Harrington For 107 years the Michael Davitts GAA club in West Belfast were nomads, but now they finally have a home to call their own. And what a home! The recently opened Davitt Park is a state of the art development that includes a pitch with a spectator

Shefflin: Talk of succeeding Cody is 'disrespectful' 

By John Harrington No better man than Tipperary hurling manager Liam Sheedy to hop a ball with Henry Shefflin at yesterday’s launch of the 2019 Bank of Ireland Celtic Challenge. After congratulating Shefflin on his stellar achievement of leading Ballyhale Shamrocks to the All-Ireland Club title in his first season

Harte supports ban on overseas training camps

By Orla Bannon Mickey Harte is a supporter of the GAA's move to ban overseas training camps from 2020 onwards. The crackdown on foreign trips will apply from next year while home-based camps will also be limited to no more than three days. Carton House in Kildare has been a

Bank of Ireland Celtic Challenge goes from strength to strength

In this, the fourth year of the competition, the Bank of Ireland Celtic Challenge continues to go from strength to strength by providing 1,300 players with a programme of 138 matches, which will commence in May and conclude in June 2019. For 2019, a total of 44 teams from all

James Horan satisfied following strong League campaign

By Cian O’Connell It was a satisfactory and successful spring for Mayo with the emergence of some promising young talent adding to the feel good factor for James Horan. Returning to the green and red hotseat, Horan was anxious to integrate players. So how Matthew Ruane, Ciaran Treacy, James Carr,

Damien Comer hopes to be back in mid June

By Cian O'Connell Galway captain Damien Comer hopes to return to action in mid June. Comer missed all of the 2019 Allianz Football League due to an ankle fracture. Surgery was required, but the Annaghdown clubman is targeting a return following surgery seven weeks ago. The dynamic Comer is definitely

Leinster Minor Football Championship round-up

Electric Ireland Leinster Minor Football Championship Round 1 Dublin 4-10 Meath 2-10 Louth 3-16 Kilkenny 3-8 Kildare 1-16 Wicklow 0-12 Westmeath 2-8 Longford 0-8 Offaly 1-10 Wexford 1-9 Carlow 0-11 Laois 0-11 Reigning champions Meath were beaten 4-10 to 2-10 by Dublin in an exciting Leinster Minor Football Championship Round

Connacht GAA Air Dome set to be completed this year

By Cian O'Connell Connacht GAA hope to open a new Air Dome facility at the Centre of Excellence in Bekan this year. Already €2.1 million of Government funding has been secured through the Rural Regeneration Fund for the project which will feature a playing pitch and office space. Work will

Rabbitte satisfied with Galway's semi-final success

By Kevin Egan Galway manager Tim Rabbitte wants to see his side hit new heights against Cork in the Ladies Football League Division 1 final after they eased past Donegal in the last four. A blistering start and a strong second-half ensured Galway had far too much and when Megan

Ephie Fitzgerald: 'It was some spectacle'

By Daragh Small Cork manager Ephie Fitzgerald believes his young team has the potential to return to past glories, as they clung on for an inspirational victory over champions Dublin in the Ladies Football League Division 1 semi-final. Cork haven’t contested a League final since they won five-in-a-row between 2013

Monaghan defeat Down in Electric Ireland Ulster MFC

Electric Ireland Ulster Minor Football Championship MONAGHAN 1-13 DOWN 1-10 Holders Monaghan finished strongly to defeat Down in the Electric Ireland Ulster Minor Football Championship. An impressive Down outfit contributed to a lively first half departing 0-5 to 0-4 ahead at the interval. Down edged four points clear by the

Club Championships round-up

Limerick Senior Hurling Championship Adare 4-22 South Liberties 2-13 Doon 0-17 Kilmallock 1-14 Patrickswell 2-17 Na Piarsaigh 1-15 Ahane 1-13 Ballybrown 0-14 Garryspillane 2-13 Monaleen 0-19 Knockainey 1-13 Murroe Boher 0-16 Cork Senior Hurling Championship Glen Rovers 1-17 Midleton 0-16 Bandon 1-17 Newcestown 0-17 Na Piarsaigh 0-18 Killeagh 1-12 St

Cork edge out Dublin in Nowlan Park thriller

Ladies Football League Division One Semi-Final CORK 1-18 DUBLIN 2-14 After extra-time By Daragh Small at Nowlan Park Orla Finn starred with 13 points in the sun as Cork knocked reigning National Football League Division 1 champions Dublin off their perch, and booked their place in the final with victory

Tipperary overcome Kilkenny in Division Two Final

Littlewoods Camogie League Division Two Final TIPPERARY 0-14 KILKENNY 0-8 By Daragh O'Conchuir at Banagher Jenny Grace was named player of the match as Tipperary got the better of the local derby with Kilkenny to claim the county’s first Littlewoods Ireland Camogie League Division 2 title. Grace scored eight points,

Galway advance to decider

Ladies Football League Division One Semi-Final GALWAY 1-12 DONEGAL 1-5 By Kevin Egan at Glennon Brothers Pearse Park Galway’s outstanding form this spring continued as they burst out of the blocks against Donegal easily securing their place in the Lidl Ladies NFL Division 1 final, their first time to reach

Kildare win Division Three Camogie title

Littlewoods Camogie League Division Three Final KILDARE 2-9 LIMERICK 0-11 By Daragh O'Conchuir at Banagher Caoimhe Shiels hit Limerick for two goals and Siobhán Hurley contributed eight points as Kildare garnered the Littlewoods Ireland Camogie Leagues Division 3 title at the St Rynagh’s grounds in Banagher. Skipper Tanya Johnson also

Lauren Magee relishing Cork test

By Michael Devlin Dublin Ladies midfielder Lauren Magee is looking forward to getting a second crack at Cork so soon after her side’s loss in the League meeting of the sides in Mallow two weeks ago. Magee came on at half-time in the 2-13 to 2-8 defeat, but is named

Aherne enjoying Dublin journey

By Michael Devlin Sinéad Aherne has a chuckle about the moniker her Dublin team-mates have for her. “It started out as ‘Si-nerd’, and it’s just gradually shortened down to ‘nerd’. I’m working as an accountant, so when I was doing professional exams I would have had the books on the

Rebecca Noonan continues to deliver for Limerick

By Daragh O'Conchuir When Limerick entered the fourth quarter of their Littlewoods Ireland Camogie Leagues Division Three Semi-Final, they trailed Clare by four points and looked to be on their way out of the competition. Their neighbours had gotten the better of the Shannonside derby in the opening group game

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