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  • Kerry show second-half steel to put paid to Cork

    28 June 2018 00:58 6

    Kerry got a dream start with a goal direct from the throw-in when Thomas Hickey beat Cork keeper Chris Kelly with 20 seconds gone on the clock. Evan Cronin added a point from the kick-out and the large Cork following in the stand must have feared the worst. But Cork did not panic and after Seamus Hickey’s attempt for came off the post, Eoghan McSweeney

  • Conor Cleary hopes Miltown Malbay will have something to sing about

    26 June 2018 12:00 5

    Miltown Malbay is guaranteed to be cock-a-hoop next week when the Willie Clancy Festival throws in, but you might mistake it for starting early if hometown man Conor Cleary is part of a first Munster SHC-winning Clare side in 20 years this Sunday. Cleary plays his club hurling with Kilmaley, just over a 20-minute drive towards Ennis but he’s aware of his unique

  • John Prenty: Capacity fears led to Croke Park switch

    26 June 2018 00:44 5

    The GAA’s Competitions Control Committee (CCC) are expecting an attendance of “at least 15,000 people” to attend Saturday evening’s All-Ireland SFC Qualifier between Mayo and Kildare, and that was the primary reason behind the decision to move the game from St Conleth’s Park, Newbridge, to Croke Park. Connacht GAA Council secretary, John Prenty, who is a member

  • Bubba Watson seals Travelers Championship victory with Sunday 63

    26 June 2018 00:44 6

    The American Ryder Cup hopeful and two-time Masters Champion carded eight birdies and only one bogey to finish clear of a group of four players including overnight leader Paul Casey. The Englishman went into Sunday with a four-shot lead but three bogeys saw him finish in a share of second with Stewart Cink, JB Holmes and Beau Hossler. Watson told Sky Sports

  • Donal Moloney made to sweat as appeal goes to Croke Park

    26 June 2018 00:44 6

    Clare co-manager Donal Moloney should learn today whether he will be able to man the sideline in this Sunday’s Munster SHC final against Cork in Thurles. Moloney was mentioned in referee Paud O’Dwyer’s report for a minor interference with linesman Johnny Murphy and the Tipperary management at the end of Clare’s provincial win in Semple Stadium earlier

  • Super 8s take shape with four places left

    25 June 2018 00:24 10

    With Galway having taken their place in the All-Ireland quarter-finals phase with their Connacht final over Roscommon last Sunday week, Kerry joined them in Group 1 on Saturday in beating Cork. Donegal and Dublin go into Group 2 after their respective provincial final successes. Galway will play Kerry and Donegal take on Dublin in Croke Park on July 14/15 with the fourth-round

  • Keith Cronin deflated after misfortune at Ypres Rally

    25 June 2018 00:24 14

    With maximum points from the Prestone British Rally championship category of the Renties Ypres Rally in view, there was final stage agony for the Cork-Kerry duo of Keith Cronin/Mikie Galvin (Hyundai i20 R5) — a puncture that relegated them to third of the BRC contenders. Opening round winner Welsh ace Matt Edwards (Fiesta R5) went on to claim the spoils

  • Ross Byrne could make it a Leinster treble

    23 June 2018 06:40 9

    Ross Byrne can complete an interesting treble for Leinster should he make his Ireland debut off the bench against Australia at Allianz Stadium this morning. If the 23-year-old makes his first test appearance replacing provincial team-mate and starting 10 Johnny Sexton Byrne will be the third Leinster fly-half to perform the role for his country on this end of season

  • Michael Carruth: Joe Ward has Julio La Cruz’s number

    23 June 2018 01:19 10

    La Cruz, the current Olympic and World gold medallist, controversially beat Irish captain Ward on a 3-2 split decision in the Chemistry Cup 81kg semi-final in Halle, Germany yesterday. Ward floored the Cuban, who took a count, with a right hook in the first and dominated the second while the third round of the repeat of the last two light-heavy World

  • Taiwo Badmus takes centre stage in friendly win

    23 June 2018 01:19 11

    A solid display from the Ireland senior men’s team last night saw them off to a winning start in the first of a two-game international friendly series at the Mardyke Arena UCC. Ireland’s Badmus was the talking point for many as he had the crowd on their feet throughout the game with some superb moves, including two big dunks much to the delight of the crowd