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Podcast: 20th November Sportsbeat

shannonside-2017On this week’s Sportsbeat we reflect back on Michael Glaveys Connacht Intermediate championship win. We hear about Cavan Gaels epic Ulster semi final victory over Derrygonnelly. We take a look at the future of the Republic of Ireland international soccer team and a whole lot more. Part one: features an interview with Paul Fitzpatrick Part […]

James Daly takes over Cavan senior team

ladies-footballJames Daly is the new manager of the Cavan Ladies senior team. The Dromintee man takes over from Aiden Mc Cabe and Simon Fay who led the Breffni side to an Ulster final in 2016 where they lost out to Monaghan. The newly appointed manager comes with an impressive track record having led Longford to […]

Swim Ireland Announce 2017-2018 National Squad

Swim  Swim Ireland has announced 45 athletes to our National Squad (Swimming) for the 2017-2018 season with specific cohorts of athletes identified – a Performance group (with an Olympic 2020 focus) and a Performance Pathway group (with an Olympic 2024 focus). With 12 international medals won over the course of the summer (four at the […]

Too Much Emphasis on Sport in Schools

A dull still morning, no birdsong, no colour. Little S came in around dawn, not feeling well, flushed in the face. During the night we’d heard her talking in her sleep about points. They can earn, win, or lose points at school for different rewards […]

Republic of Ireland defeat Wales

fai-aThe Republic of Ireland will be in next Tuesday’s draw for the World Cup playoffs following another resolute display in Cardiff last night. Just before the hour mark, James McClean found the net for Martin O’Neill’s side, and secure a 1-nil victory away to Wales. Ireland managed to keep the hosts at bay for the […]

Longford Town win last game of the season

longford-town-aLongford Town ended their 2017 SSE Airtricity First Division campaign with a one-nil victory over second from bottom side Wexford FC at the City Calling Stadium last night, as David O’Sullivan’s tenth league goal of the season sealed all three points for Neale Fenn’s charges and a fifth place finish in the table. Report by […]

All eyes on Slovenia versus Scotland

soccer-aSlovenia and Scotland face off in their final World Cup Group F qualifier in a game which has huge ramifications for Ireland’s qualification hopes. If Scotland fail to win, then the Republic of Ireland face Wales tomorrow knowing a win would assure them of a playoff spot. However if Scotland claim three points, Martin O’Neill’s […]

Leinster defeated Munster in the PRO 14

rugbyLeinster’s recent domination over Munster in Dublin has continued. They’ve won out by 23 points to 17 at the Aviva Stadium to make it five wins from six in the Guinness PRO14 this season. Both Leinster tries came in the first half through Rory O’Louglin, giving them a 14-7 lead at the break with Ian […]

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