Carlow Sport

Your weekend sports highlights

By Aaron Doyle THE Carlow hurlers will play their first home game of the national hurling league campaign while the fifth round of the FA Cup also takes place. Here are some of the highlights of this sporting weekend. 1...

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CBS seal South Leinster title with solid win

South Leinster Schools SF B Final Carlow CBS 1-10 FCJ Bunclody 1-7 By Kieran Murphy FOR the second time in...

Thursday, 16/02/17 - 12:19pm Read More

Pres De La Salle unlucky to lose out in Leinster semi-final

Boyne CS 1-11 Pres De La Salle, Bagenalstown 1-10 By Kieran Murphy THE De La Salle, Bagenalstown boys will probably...

Thursday, 16/02/17 - 12:16pm Read More

Broderick: ‘You always have to believe’

By Kieran Murphy PRAISE indeed from the master himself. He doesn’t have the medals that Shane O’Neill has, but if...

Thursday, 16/02/17 - 12:15pm Read More

O’Neill goal earns a deserved draw

Westmeath 2-10 Carlow 2-10 By Kieran Murphy THREE times in this National Football League Division 4 first round game in...

Thursday, 16/02/17 - 12:14pm Read More

Carlow success needs building, one block at a time

By Kieran Murphy BRIAN Tracey is 23 years old. Unlike many other young men he is quite content to stay...

Thursday, 16/02/17 - 12:12pm Read More

Bonnar keen for players to make a mark

By Kieran Murphy CARLOW senior hurling manager Colm Bonnar knows he and his selectors, Adrian Corcoran and John McDonald, have...

Thursday, 16/02/17 - 12:12pm Read More

Carlow still on course in Fitzgibbon

IT Carlow 0-18 Mary Immaculate 0-18 By Kieran Murphy IT Carlow remain on course for the Fitzgibbon Cup quarter-final after...

Thursday, 16/02/17 - 12:10pm Read More

Coláiste Eoin never give up and claim South Leinster title

South Leinster Schools SF D Final Coláiste Eoin, Hacketstown 3-10 Coláiste Lorcain, Castledermot 1-12 CATS. Nine lives. Phew. Words which...

Thursday, 16/02/17 - 12:08pm Read More

Mighty effort by Borris falls short as St Kieran’s move into next round

Leinster Schools SH A quarter-final St Kieran’s 0-14 Borris VS 1-9 By Kieran Murphy FOR the second year in a...

Thursday, 16/02/17 - 12:06pm Read More

National Sport

Arsenal streak past spirited Sutton in FA Cup

Sutton 0 Arsenal 2 Arsenal eased past a spirited Sutton side at a packed Gander Green Lane on Monday night to advance to sixth round of the FA Cup. Having been thrashed at Bayern Munich in the Champions League last...

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Eoin Larkin critical of Kilkenny’s work-rate and attitude

Kilkenny legend Eoin Larkin has been critical of his county’s recent form, especially in the game against Clare. The Cats...

Monday, 20/02/17 - 8:16pm Read More

All the talking points ahead of next weekend’s League Cup final

Manchester United meet Southampton in the EFL Cup final on Sunday with the first major silverware of the English football...

Monday, 20/02/17 - 7:49pm Read More

Man United legend Ryan Giggs praises form of ‘unbelievable’ Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Manchester United great Ryan Giggs has been blown away by “unbelievable” Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s form and longevity. The 35-year-old has made...

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Gloucester apologise after fan makes obscene gesture toward Billy Vunipola on TV

Gloucester have apologised after a supporter was spotted making an obscene gesture to England number eight Billy Vunipola during television...

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FAI ‘saddened’ by passing of former underage international Paul McCarthy

Former Republic of Ireland underage international Paul McCarty passed away suddenly over the weekend, aged 45. The Cork native lined...

Monday, 20/02/17 - 7:09pm Read More

A Fijian rugby star has fallen in love with one of our national sports

Nemani Nadolo is one of the biggest wingers in world rugby and the 20-stone star is currently lining out for...

Monday, 20/02/17 - 6:51pm Read More

Donegal’s Neil Gallagher calls time on inter-county career

Donegal GAA has confirmed that midfielder Neil Gallagher has retired from inter-county football. Manager Rory Gallagher confirmed the news that...

Monday, 20/02/17 - 5:58pm Read More

Aguero V Falcao and four other talking points from Man City’s Champions League tie with Monaco

Manchester City host Monaco in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie on Tuesday. Here are some of...

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Bizarre scenes as Clare star Tony Kelly refused entry to stand at Cusack Park

There was a peculiar incident involving star Clare hurler Tony Kelly before his side’s Allianz National League tie with Kilkenny...

Monday, 20/02/17 - 7:21pm Read More

Sport Columnists

Pádraig Amond: Pleased to get my 11th goal of the season

WE bounced back from the extremely disappointing loss away at Newport County with a 1-1 draw on Saturday at home to Yeovil Town. We should have won the game after going ahead in the second half but we didn’t finish...

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The Forum: Irish train derails before it ever leaves the station

AND just like that, Scotland took a pin to the Irish rugby team’s ambitions which had been inflated by those...

Thursday, 16/02/17 - 11:38am Read More

Pádraig Amond: You’d have to be crazy to turn down Chinese cash

THE January transfer market is in full swing and over the weekend two major transfer stories started to develop. Both...

Thursday, 26/01/17 - 12:54pm Read More

The Forum: GAA would do well to learn lessons of others

By Kieran Murphy AS the O’Byrne Cup moves towards the semi-final stages and with the National Football League just around...

Thursday, 26/01/17 - 12:51pm Read More

Pádraig Amond: Mixed results over festive period

I’d like to start by wishing all the readers of The Nationalist a very happy New Year and I hope...

Friday, 20/01/17 - 10:27am Read More

The Forum: Sporting hopes and dreams for 2017

OK, so it’s still early January. The slate of despair and crushed dreams should have been wiped clean over the...

Friday, 20/01/17 - 10:22am Read More

Pádraig Amond: Dream of a cup run goes out the window

OUR dream of a cup run became a disaster on Sunday as we put in a shocking display to lose...

Friday, 16/12/16 - 12:33pm Read More

The Forum: Lots to gain from World Cup bid

By Kieran Murphy DOES anyone remember when the then Lord Mayor of Dublin Gay Mitchell mooted the possibility of Dublin...

Friday, 16/12/16 - 12:28pm Read More

Pádraig Amond: Dreaming of third round FA Cup draw

IT was a disappointing weekend for us beaten 2-0 away to Wycombe Wanderers. As I said last week, Wycombe has...

Thursday, 08/12/16 - 3:30pm Read More

The Forum: Dogged McGregor demands respect

By Andy Murphy THE recent article in ‘The Forum’ by Kieran Murphy stated that, “we are proud that our country...

Thursday, 08/12/16 - 3:26pm Read More