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Longford Towns Aodh Devlin featured for the under 19 side

soccer1-aThe Republic of Ireland Under-19s defeated an ETB FAI Select XI 3-0  at the AUL Complex, Clonshaugh on Thursday afternoon. The side featured Longford Towns Aodh Devlin Three second-half goals from Tom Mohan’s side was enough for the win, but the Under-19s were lucky not to trail before the break. As both teams made numerous […]

Local teams all set for All Ireland volleyball finals

volleyballThree schools in the region are all set for the All-Ireland schools volleyball finals which take place in UCD on Thursday. There’s a unique all Roscommon final in the All Ireland Cadette ‘C’ girls competition as holders Mercy Convent Roscommon face Roscommon town community college in their first ever final. The Boys Cadette ‘A’ final […]

Mathews feels O’Neill club rumours unhelpful to international side

soccer1-aStoke City appointed Paul Lambert as the club’s new manager after a week of speculation linking republic of Ireland boss Martin O’Neill to the job. O’Neill has also been linked with the West Ham United and Everton vacancies. Former Longford Town and Athlone Town boss Alan Mathews told Shannonside Northern Sound, he feels that the […]

Ulster keep qualification hopes alive

ulster-rugby-aUlster have given their hopes of qualification to the European Champions Cup quarter-finals a massive lift. They’ve defeated La Rochelle 20-13 at Kingspan Stadium to move top of Pool 1 with one game to play. Les Kiss’s side ran in three tries in all, with two in the first half through Rory Best and Jacob […]

McIlroy insists he’s healthy and ready for the new season

golfRory McIlroy insists he’s healthy and ready for the new season – despite being diagnosed with a heart irregularity. The Northern Irishman says it was picked up as part of a routine medical – and resulted from a viral infection 18 months ago. In an interview with the Daily Telegraph, he says he’ll need a […]

Deadline to fill Director General post extended

gaa-300x300The GAA have extended the deadline for applications to become the next Director General. The association are searching for a successor to Paraic Duffy who will retire at the end of March. A business degree was initially considered a vital attribute for candidates, but applications without a such a third level qualification will now be […]

Busy night of inter-county action ahead

PearseRoscommon and Leitrim are both back in FBD League action on Wednesday night, making their second game of the season. Connacht champions Roscommon will face Sligo in Kiltoom, manager Kevin McStay has made ten changes from the side that defeated Leitrim. Leitrim will return to action after last Sunday’s game against Sligo in Ballinamore was […]

McManus is international rules player of the series

PearseConor Mc Manus was presented with the Eirgrid Irish International Rules player of the series trophy during the week. The Monaghan forward was Irelands highest scorer during the series and while Ireland suffered the disappointment of a 13 point defeat over the 2 games, Conor remarked to our reporter Sean Mc Caffrey that it was […]

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