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Conlan: Plans advanced for local stars to get back into the ring

A HOST of local fighters could get their first taste of action since lockdown from next month at MTK Global’s Fight Night events are expected to return from late July. Initially, the behind closed doors’ shows will take place in England, but MTK Vice-President Jamie Conlan has confirmed that plans to stage later events in […]

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Petrie to discuss future of sport in wake of Covid crisis

ULSTER Rugby (UR) CEO Jonny Petrie will be sharing his insights and wisdom in the latest of their free virtual webinar series taking place on June 11 at 2pm. Mr Petrie will be bringing something different to the table in terms of his business experience as he discusses navigating UIster Rugby through challenging times for […]

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Boxing clubs to reopen in August

LOCAL boxing clubs can return to action on August 10 in line with the Irish Government’s advice on the resumption of close physical contact sports. The announcement was made recently by IABA President, Dominic O’Rourke who said that the return would be subject to various safety measures being put in place. The St Michael’s, Athy […]

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Langhammer: ‘It’s time for an all-Ireland league’

Mark Langhammer, Vice-Chairman of Crusaders FC asks: “Why was the all-island League rejected?” Football enjoys mass, engaged and fanatical support across Ireland. Yet with a population of nearly 6.6 million people, why do leagues in countries with similar populations, like Denmark, grossly out-perform Irish clubs in European competition? That’s the question Kerry tech-entrepreneur Kieran Lucid […]

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Gaelic for Mothers at St John’s going from strength to strength

AT a time when the playing fields of Ireland have never been quieter, the longing for the return to action has never been greater. Whether it’s inter-county or club action, players across all codes and various grades are eagerly awaiting the green light to return and this is no less true for many of the […]

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One giant leap

“This is nerve-tingling – people standing on their feet in Belfast. McQuillan hits it well; it’s dropping in… and it’s off the post off the fingertips of Anthony Tohill.” RTE commentator, Marty Morrissey AS the storm clouds parted, they gave way to a bright new day for Antrim football. The 18 long years of pain […]

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