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Dublin are the All Ireland champions

dublinDublin are All-Ireland Senior Football champions for the fifth time in seven-years. They edged out Mayo by 1-17 to 1-16 at Croke Park for their third successive title and 27th overall. Con O’Callaghan netted for the holders inside two-minutes but Mayo led by 9-points to 1-5 at half-time. In the 47th-minute the teams were reduced […]

Column: Championship day -a day to remember

gaaChampionship day- a day to savor. The bravest side- fortune will favour. The day starts with the car journey to the game. We analyse the expected team-sheet name by name. On arrival in town we eat a sandwich while sitting on the boot of the car. We parked miles away- the walk to the ground, […]

English Premier League updates

soccer-aArsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham all came away with much needed wins. Arsenal saw off Bournemouth 3-nil, Spurs beat Everton by the same scoreline, while Chelsea beat Leicester 2-1. Elsewhere Brighton have their first ever Premier League win with a 3-1 win over West Brom, while Watford saw off Southampton 2-nil. In the early game, Liverpool […]

Limerick won the All Ireland Under 21 championship

hurlingFor the second time in three years, Limerick are Bord Gais Energy All-Ireland Under 21 Hurling champions. They enjoyed a deserved six point victory over Kilkenny in today’s final in Thurles, winning out by 17 points to 11. It’s their 6th All-Ireland title in this grade, while the Cats will now go 10 years without […]

Malachy O’Rourke urged to remain on for a sixth season.

cork-monaghanThe Ulster Senior Football champions for 2017, Tyrone, have once again dominated the Irish News Ulster All Stars football team which was honoured at the Armagh City Hotel earlier this week. Mickey Harte’s side that completed back-to-back Ulster successes in 2017 have nine players in the selection, beaten Provincial finalists, Down having three, Armagh two […]

Changes expected in today’s GAA fixture list

gaa-300x300The GAA action in the Shannonside Northernsound region was somewhat curtailed last night due to the inclement weather conditions. In the Monaghan Junior Football league, Clones enjoyed a 5-20 to 0-8 win over Scotstown in a round 14 encounter. There are already a number of concerns of scheduled matches for this weekend right across the […]

Joe McQuillan to referee All Ireland football final

gaa-300x300The GAA has confirmed the referees and match officials for the 2017 GAA Football All-Ireland Senior and Minor Championship finals on September 17 at Croke Park. Cavan’s Joe McQuillan has been confirmed as the referee for the senior final, while Anthony Nolan from Wicklow will officiate in the Electric Ireland Minor Final between Kerry and […]

Cork City must wait to be crowned champions

soccer-aThe champagne is on ice for Cork City managed by Roscommon native John Caufield as they must wait to be crowned League of Ireland Premier Division champions. Shamrock Rovers made it six wins in-a-row with a 3-1 victory over the champions in waiting at Tallaght. Dundalk hammered St Pat’s 6-nil. Finn Harps are out of the relegation […]

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