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Time is now for Ireland as the World Cup approaches

By Ronan Coughlan / September 12, 2019 /

Christy Moore played a surprise set to the Irish squad ahead of their final pool game at home to Wales. The set from the music legend included a cover of ‘Hurt’ by Johnny Cash. A powerful tune from a man who could stir emotion with just his voice and a guitar. Moore, a former prop…

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Martina McMahon Crowned 2019 All-Ireland Softball Ladies Champion

By Ronan Coughlan / September 11, 2019 /

Limerick’s Martina McMahon continues her reign as the best handballer in the country by adding the 2019 All-Ireland Softball Ladies Championship crown to her list of titles. The Broadford woman defended her title with relative ease by beating her arch-rival and Cork star, Catriona Casey in a one-sided clash, over two games at Croke Park. McMahon took the…

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TG4 announce Gaelic Games schedule for the next month

By Ronan Coughlan / September 11, 2019 /

TG4 have announced their schedule of Gaelic Games for the next month with the TG4 All Ireland Ladies Football Finals, County Football & Hurling Championships and AIB Provincial Club Championships featuring prominently. Next Sunday sees live coverage of the TG4 All-Ireland Ladies Football Finals from Croke Park. From there, TG4’s weekly flagship programme GAA BEO…

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Ian Flanagan Appointed Munster Rugby CEO

By Ronan Coughlan / September 11, 2019 /

Munster Rugby and the IRFU have today announced the appointment of Ian Flanagan to the position of Munster Rugby CEO, and will take up the post in mid-October. Flanagan joins the province from Treble Group, where he has held the position of Global Head of Football since 2016. Prior to that, the Cork native held…

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All Ireland Wheelchair Hurling League to take centre stage in Newport on Saturday

By Ronan Coughlan / September 11, 2019 /

This Saturday (September 14th) will see the Munster round of fixtures in Wheelchair Hurling take place at St Mary’s Secondary School in Newport, County Tipperary.  Every year, each province hosts a round of the League competition and this year’s Munster stop sees all four provincial sides battling it for top spot in Tipperary. But the…

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Paddy Donovan to make Pro Boxing debut in October

By Ronan Coughlan / September 10, 2019 /

Paddy Donovan will make his professional boxing debut on October 11th The Ennis man (who trained out of Our Lady of Lourdes Boxing Club during his Amateur days) will fight at Belfast’s Ulster Hall as part of an MTK Global show headlined by a flyweight fight between double Olympic Bronze medalist Paddy Barnes and Jay…

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Twelve Munster players named in 2019 Rugby World Cup squad

By Ronan Coughlan / September 2, 2019 /

Joe Schmidt has named his 31-man-squad ahead of the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan. The IRFU brought forward the squad’s publication from its planned announcement next Sunday and includes 12 Munster Players. Schmidt has opted for a 3:2 fly-half/scrum-half ratio which includes the Munster half-back pairing of Joey Carbery and Conor Murray. David Kilcoyne…

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Opinion: Ireland’s win over Wales should restore confidence

By Ronan Coughlan / August 31, 2019 /

Albeit a very poor Wales B team, this was a performance that should restore the confidence in both the Ireland dressing room and with the supporters.  The first half was full of writing the wrongs of the previous week, Ireland played with poise and intent, and limited their mistakes in a huge way by wining…

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Sport Ireland Publishes 2018 Local Sports Partnerships Annual Report

By Ronan Coughlan / June 28, 2019 /

Sport Ireland today published the 12th annual Sport Ireland Local Sports Partnerships Annual Report on the national network of Local Sports Partnerships (LSPs). The report provides an overview of the work of the 29 LSPs across the country, and highlights the innovative good practice projects and programmes that are being operated locally. Over €21 million…

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Munster’s Joey Carbery relishing the opportunity to work with Larkham

By Ronan Coughlan / June 26, 2019 /

Joey Carbery reflected on his first season in a Munster jersey this afternoon, and with the recent departure of the highly regarded Jerry Flannery and Felix Jones, the Munster out-half said that he’s looking forward to “picking the brains” of incoming World Cup winner and new Munster backs coach Stephen Larkham, when he arrives in…

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