Donegal’s Declan Boyle and his Monaghan co-driver James O’Reilly made the perfect start to this year’s Triton Showers National Rally Championship with victory in the Achill Island-based Óstán Oileán Acla/Connacht Print & Signs Mayo Rally.
James O’Leary founded the band Interference with the late vocalist Fergus O’Farrell. The remaining members of the band will be joined by special guests for a gig at Cork Opera House tomorrow night as part of the Right Here Right Now series of concerts at the venue over the weekend.
The James O’Donovan juggernaut continued in the Co-Action benefit in Casteltownkenneigh where he beat Killian Kingston. Brothers Aidan and David Murphy beat Martin Coppinger and Séamus Sexton in the opening score there.
Dublin and Kerry were expecting a good deal from their marquee forwards yesterday — the Diarmuid Connolly-Bernard Brogan axis in sky blue, and the threat posed by Colm Cooper and James O’Donoghue in the Kerry corners. In keeping with the result, Dublin got more value from their offensive threats than the Kingdom.
Footballer of the year James O’Donoghue is a long shot to be fit for Kerry’s All-Ireland semi final against Tyrone on Sunday week - but his fellow attacker Mikey Geaney’s season is already over, manager Eamonn Fitzmaurice revealed last night.
London-based Churchtown driver Michael O’Brien and fellow north Cork co-driver James O’Brien from Dromtarriffe survived some late drama to win the Carrick on Suir based Willie Loughman Forest Rally, the first round of the Valvoline Irish Forest Rally Championship.
Eamonn Fitzmaurice’s closed door training policy was a key factor in Kerry’s All-Ireland winning campaign according to James O’Donoghue, claiming the panel’s younger members benefited from a lack of exposure to their opinionated following.