Optimism amongst Irish manufacturers dropped to a near three-year low in June, as manufacturing conditions deteriorated for the first time in six years amid heightening uncertainty over the nature of Britain's exit from the EU later this year.
Kevin Egan When the qualifier draw is made this morning, it will be Offaly — the only remaining county in today’s draw that will play their league football outside the top two divisions next spring — that will be seen as the plum draw for most of the other seven.
Offaly safely negotiated a potentially tricky first round qualifier tie at Bord na Móna O’Connor Park in Tullamore this afternoon, where they had the brilliance of Bernard Allen to thank for the ten-point winning margin they enjoyed against London.
Detectives say that an examination of phone and online communications of the Egyptian teenager arrested in relation to the stabbing spree in Dundalk, Co Louth, which left one man dead, would be critical in establishing the motive for the attack.
It took a goal pretty much from nothing to drive them onto victory but Tralee CBS (The Green) were thankful for an improved second-half display in seeing off a spirited IS Killorglin challenge in Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney yesterday.
The annual Kildorrery point-to-point meeting, run under the auspices of the Duhallow Foxhounds, took place at Rockmills Stud yesterday and the Jimmy Mangan-trained Coole Cody vindicated the promise of his excellent fourth-placed debut effort at Dawstown last season by taking the five-year-old geldings’ maiden.