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Kilkenny legend heads to Kilbeacanty 

Kilkenny hurling legend Henry Sheflin will open Kilbeacanty's new pitch on Monday as the club hosts the annual seven-aside hurling tournament.

Raharney face tough test on Sunday

Raharney will be hoping to cause a Leinster Senior Hurling Club Championship semi-final shock on Sunday against Offaly outfit Kilcormac-Killoughey.

Davitts on the doorstep of destiny

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It is a normally a once in a lifetime thing for most people, some get a second chance at it, but for the vast majority it is a one shot deal. Getting to an All Ireland Club final is the most special occasion for anyone involved in a club. It is the pure essence of what the GAA is about, the smallest unit of the organisation, making it all the way to the greatest stage that it possibly can. While the All Ireland senior club championships have been one of the highlights of the GAA calendar for decades now, the introduction of the All Ireland championship at junior and intermediate level has brought the ability to achieve the ultimate to every club in the country which has a rutted field, a run down club house, and puts out a team into championship action every year, against the odds of modern life, the depopulation of rural Ireland, and the mass youth emigration that is currently happening across the isle.

St Canice’s Credit Union Senior Hurling semi finals 

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Sunday: Nowlan Park 3.30.  O’Loughlin Gaels v Ballyhale Shamrocks 

O’Loughlin Gaels are on a roll

On the night of the homecoming of the O'Loughlin Gaels senior team from the All Ireland Club final, in the club's impressive clubhouse their club president Eamon Doyle, spoke inspiringly to the massive attendance about the need to "dust themselves down, after the fall they had and to rise to every challenge, stronger than ever before".

Confidence in Roscommon, but it’s Mayo for me

I have been chatting to a few of my Roscommon friends over recent days and they appear very confident about their team’s chances this Sunday. I can understand why they might feel that way. Former midfielder and current team manager Fergal O’ Donnell has his team putting in good performances these days. I have heard stories of training camps and twice daily sessions being conducted, so it would appear that no stone is being left unturned as he pushes and strives for success. They are extremely fit and well drilled and are a formidable side. In their two games played in this year’s championship they played superbly. OK, the quality of the opposition i.e. New York and Leitrim wouldn’t be ranked very highly in the current ratings of championship contenders, but other teams have struggled in New York and Leitrim have always proved to be formidable opposition in Carrick on Shannon.

Horan’s start put on hold

Those souls who made the trip to Ballyhaunis last Sunday were left sorely disappointed when the man in black, TJ Keaveney from Sligo, decided that there would be no action on display because of a frozen pitch. The game which was originally down for Ballinamore in Leitrim was changed only the day before because of a similar problem. But the game being called off only 20 minutes before throw-in time caused a major inconvenience not only for the teams — Mayo had been going through their warm up on the second pitch in Ballyhaunis when it was called off — but to the supporters who had paid in to the ground. Mayo will now get their season underway on Saturday night in McHale Park when they host GMIT under lights in what will be a test run for the county ground ahead of their National League division one opener with Down on February 5 in the same venue. No Mayo starting team has been announced for the game at the time of going to print, but it would be expected to be along the same lines as the one picked for the Leitrim game. However there was one planned change before the game was called off last Sunday, with Castlebar Mitchels’ defender Richie Feeney out of the side after he picked up a foot injury the day before the game. GMIT will have Mayo representation with former Mayo midfielder Pat Fallon in charge of the team and a number of players from Mayo clubs battling for inclusion in his side. Mayo’s game against Leitrim has been refixed by the Connacht Council for January 30 in the original venue in Ballinanmore. The re-fixed game will give Mayo manager James Horan one last chance to run the rule over his side before the opening of their National League opener with Down the next Saturday.

Moycullen clinch National Cup

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The bonfires were blazing in Moycullen on Saturday night after An Cearnog Nua, Moycullen were crowned this year’s National Basketball Cup winners.

Claregalway claim All Ireland Club crown

Claregalway claimed this year’s All Ireland u-16 girls’ basketball crown with a merited 20-point victory over Glanmire of Cork at the weekend.

The Cats top off memorable season by claiming ‘South East Sports Personality of the Year’ award

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Kilkenny's all conquering senior hurlers were “Top Cats” in the Beat 102-103/Talbot Hotel Carlow South East Sports Personality of the Year awards.

 

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