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  • Fogarty and O'Flaherty combine to sink Longford

    09 January 2014 02:33 41

    Kildare 3-20 Longford 0-6 Having mauled the students of Athlone at the weekend, Jason Ryan's outfit once again made easy work against their midland neighbours. From the opening minutes, Kildare never looked like losing this one-sided affair. Their attacking combination of Padraig Fogarty and Eoghan O'Flaherty worked the scoreboard all evening. The return

  • Dcu set up Dubs decider

    09 January 2014 02:33 16

    Goals from Conor McGreanor in the ninth minute and Paddy Fox in the 33rd helped the students to a 2-6 to 0-7 interval lead. However, Paul Sharry (42nd minute) and substitute Dessie Dolan (53) found the net after the break to bring Westmeath back into contention. The college side had more firepower in attack though, with Conor McHugh always prominent

  • Shine stars as Athlone turn tables on Carlow

    09 January 2014 02:33 40

    AthLone IT 1-15 Carlow 0-13 Carlow made a good start and were 0-4 to 0-1 in front before conceding a levelling goal in the 14th minute from Dublin's Adam Caul. The home side, with Seamus Kinsella prominent in attack, went on to lead 0-10 to 1-5 at half-time in the driving rain. But with Roscommon's Cathal Shine outstanding at midfield, the students were dominant

  • Harrington under orders to remain grounded in Volvo bid

    09 January 2014 02:33 17

    Then firm instructions came from HQ in Rathmichael to keep both feet firmly planted on the fairway at Durban Country Club, where the €4m Volvo Golf Champions open today. Harrington was planning to give the 'Big Rush' a try from the giant gantry over the World Cup soccer venue. After an initial drop of nearly 200 feet on an elastic rope, he'd have flown

  • Castres' Ulster import Wannenburg praises 'unique' talent Heaslip

    09 January 2014 02:32 14

    During his time at Ulster, former Springbok Pedrie Wannenburg went toe-to-toe with the Naas native several times, most notably in the 2012 Heineken Cup final which Leinster won well. That was the South African's final game in white -- indeed, both of his last two games came against the Blues, although it was Sean O'Brien who wore No 8 in the league game a month

  • Maguire racks up century as Diamond King reigns

    09 January 2014 02:31 28

    It was only last year that Maguire assumed the mantle from 14-time runner-up Richard Johnson, with whom he is closely matched again, but they are already more than 60 adrift of the perennial leader. The century came aboard Diamond King for his 'boss' Donald McCain in the two-mile novice hurdle. "It's great to do it for Donald. If you'd said to me at the start

  • Laois finish well to edge out Offaly

    09 January 2014 01:01 9

    Six unanswered points swings game for Tomás Ó Flatharta’s men Laois 2-18 Offaly 2-15 These two teams came into last night’s game with contrasting fortunes, last year’s beaten semi-finalists Offaly finished well to defeat the students of UCD but under new manager Tomas O’Flatharta hosts Laois had journeyed to Wexford and shipped a heavy defeat. But the meeting

  • Experimental Meath stumble past IT Carlow

    09 January 2014 01:01 13

    Brian Lenihan shines late on for Royals Meath 0-18 Carlow 0-12 Meath, fielding an experimental side, moved closer to a semi-final spot in the O’Byrne Cup when stumbling their way to a hard-earned victory over the students from Carlow at Páirc Tailteann last night. After putting four goals past DIT at the same venue three days earlier, Mick O’Dowd reshuffled

  • Twitter reaction to Limerick U-21 final controversy

    09 January 2014 00:31 33

    There has been huge reaction on Twitter to the news that Rathkeale GAA club (St Mary’s-Sean Finns) have been thrown out of the U-21 football championship ahead of the replayed final - for fielding an illegal player. The Rathkeale club fielded U-16 player Mikey Morrissey in most of their games - something which isn’t permitted by GAA rule, which states

  • Shane Byrne and Brent Pope give their Heineken Cup predictions

    09 January 2014 00:31 13

    Listen to their podcast and win tickets to Connacht v Zebre With speculation mounting that the back-row duo could be off to France next season, ex-Ireland and Lions player Byrne has called on the IRFU to make their best possible offer to the in-demand duo and believes they could be dissuaded from heading to the Top 14. Byrne joined analyst Brent Pope and the Irish