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  • Sean O’Shea the star as UCC outshine UL

    19 January 2018 00:54

    There was little between two well-matched teams and it looked like extra-time might be needed to decide the outcome. However, the home side hung on to claim the silverware and a welcome boost ahead of the Sigerson Cup. Nine points from Sean O’Shea was the difference with the Kerry player proved invaluable from frees, including one superb effort from near the corner

  • Bandon Grammar School take the win over fancied St Munchin’s College in Munster Schools Senior Cup first round

    19 January 2018 00:54

    Bandon Grammar School brought off another one of their trademark shocks in today’s Clayton Hotels Munster Schools Senior Cup first round tie at Bandon RFC. The local side got the better of fancied St Munchin’s College when they survived a period of concerted pressure late in the game to secure a 7-0 victory, the difference being St Munchin’s failure

  • Jaguars show steel to defy the odds

    15 January 2018 02:18 5

    Jacksonville Jaguars defied the oddsmakers to overcome the Pittsburgh Steelers 45-42 last night ot reach the AFC championship game. Rookie running back Leonard Fournette enjoyed a night to remember, running for 109 yards and three touchdowns, Quarterback Blake Bortles added 214 yards passing and a vital fourth-quarter score as the Jags stunned the Steelers

  • Cody: Injury had Fennelly fighting odds for long time

    15 January 2018 02:18 4

    Eight-time All-Ireland winner Michael Fennelly was keen to extend his inter-county hurling career into a 13th season, but simply couldn’t conquer his injury demons, according to Kilkenny manager Brian Cody. “He’s been a huge servant to hurling, to Kilkenny and to the Shamrocks, an outstanding player and probably the top midfielder in the country for a number

  • Aaron Duffy and Laurence Keenan prove too hot in icy Monaghan

    08 January 2018 00:30 2

    Monaghan crews dominated the Monaghan Navigation Trial that was based in the village of Doohamlat between Castleblayney and Ballybay. In frosty and icy conditions victory went to Aaron Duffy/Laurence Keenan (Subaru), who finished the 80-mile route with a total of 47 penalty points. This was 13 better than fellow locals and Expert crew Martin Tynan/Fintan

  • Shane Long ready to kick on after ending goal drought

    04 January 2018 01:20 4

    Republic of Ireland international striker Shane Long is confident he can keep the goals flowing after ending his 11-month drought. Long’s strike in Southampton’s 2-1 defeat at the hands of Crystal Palace on Tuesday was his first since February. He was delighted to end that run, but disappointed it did not help ease Southampton’s relegation worries

  • Leinster round-up: Ruthless Kilkenny show no mercy to leaky Laois

    04 January 2018 01:20 5

    The Cats had led by 3-8 to 1-5 at half-time, with goals from Conor Martin, Chris Bolger, and Richie Reid, Paddy Purcell’s goal having put Laois into an early lead. In the second period Reid, Donnelly, and Seán Morrissey found the net for Kilkenny too. Alan Murphy finished with six points for Brian Cody’s side, while Charles Dwyer had three points for Laois

  • St Pat’s trip first up for Cork City

    20 December 2017 01:17 4

    The announcement of the fixtures for the 2018 season also revealed that the opening night of the new League of Ireland season will see another big game taking place in Dublin as Bohemians and Shamrock Rovers renew their intense rivalry with a derby clash at Dalymount Park. Dundalk, last season’s runners-up to Cork in both league and FAI Cup, open their

  • Golfers reveal driving ambition

    08 December 2017 00:12 8

    As the saying goes, drive for show, putt to drive another showy car into your garage. Lexi Thompson upheld one of the golf’s solemn old traditions this week, posting pictures of her new Nissan GT-R on Instagram. Ideologically, if not contractually, obliged to flaunt their earnings on the roads of Florida, leading pros are thought to be almost as likely

  • Gaffney grabs Zebre chance with both hands

    05 December 2017 02:54 8

    Former Irish U20 Ciarán Gaffney is making his mark in Italy after being snapped up during the summer by Michael Bradley at Zebre, writes John Fallon. The 22-year old, a product of the Connacht academy, found his career at a crossroads when his contract came up for renewal at the Sportsground earlier this year and after a brief stint in New Zealand, the call to Parma