A goal five minutes into injury time by Tipperary and Borris-Ileigh teenage star James ('JD') Devaney gave Our Lady’s Templemore the narrowest of victories over Thurles CBS in the Tipperary Derby in the Dr Harty Cup at The Ragg.
Wed, 08 Jan, 2020
Michael Moynihan in scoreboard Fortresses overthrown and fortresses restored. Yesterday in Ennis was Bloomsday, of course, but was there a whiff of Tolkien to the proceedings, with the hills and hosts and stone fastnesses, waiting to be cast down or held in the face of assault?
Mon, 17 Jun, 2019
Sixty minutes plus injury-time, 20 minutes of extra-time, another 10 minutes of "extra" extra-time, and still these brave teams couldn't be separated as they put everything they had into trying to earn a place in this year's Harty Cup semi-final.
Wed, 09 Jan, 2019
Both teams were already assured of progress to the Harty Cup quarter-finals thanks to comprehensive beatings of Castletroy College earlier on, but it was Christians who sent out the loudest message of intent at Bansha as they powered their way to another heavy victory.
Wed, 21 Nov, 2018
Cork are 7/2 with the bookies but I wouldn’t back them. I was never involved with Kerry in a Munster final in Páirc Ui Chaoimh where Cork were that friendless in the market. The message is clear: Being competitive and getting within two or three points of Kerry represents progress.
Sat, 23 Jun, 2018
Twenty years ago, there were the three shadowy priests who, it was claimed, had knowledge of Colin Lynch’s suspension before the Munster Council had even met to decide his faith. In Liam Doyle, Seánie McMahon, and Anthony Daly, meanwhile, Clare had the three wise kings, forming one of hurling’s greatest half-back lines. Two decades on from the Banner’s last Munster SHC success and the All-Ireland title that got away, the trio recall that tumultuous summer of ’98, from Lynch’s ban to Jimmy Cooney’s bad time-keeping.
Sat, 19 May, 2018
From playing soccer with Def Leppard to rugby under Joe Schmidt, Ken Robinson enjoyed an eclectic sporting education. And now he is transferring his skills to developing a new generation of young Irish sporting talents in the capital.
Sat, 05 May, 2018
Na Piarsaigh face Cuala in today’s All-Ireland club hurling final, and Shane O’Neill, manager of the Limerick champions, still finds his club’s status difficult to conjure with.
Sat, 17 Mar, 2018
Sat, 04 Nov, 2017
It’s the weekend between the Irish Champion Hurdle and Gold Cup, but it’s another busy and important one. I have three rides this afternoon at Fairyhouse, but it’s Douvan, in the Tied Cottage Chase tomorrow at Punchestown, who will be focus of most attention.
Sat, 04 Feb, 2017
It’s been nine years since Thurles CBS and Our Lady’s Templemore met at the quarter-final stage of the Harty Cup. This afternoon’s clash would do well to reach the heights of the drawn and replayed fixtures from 2008.
Wed, 11 Jan, 2017