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 excellent performances at the back end of 2016. In a shade over 80 minutes, aided by a disjointed effort by...

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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

Pádraig Amond: Rovers managed to deny us late on

IT was a disappointing weekend for us as we conceded an injury time goal to lose 2-1 away to one...

Thursday, 01/12/16 - 2:55pm Read More

The Forum: Heffernan is still walking tall

By John Foley ROB Heffernan clearly knows his audience. He visited Carlow Educate Together School last week for a chat...

Thursday, 01/12/16 - 2:51pm Read More

The Forum: McGregor’s achievements ring hallow

By Kieran Murphy IRELAND’S rugby victory over New Zealand in Chicago, the World Cup qualifier win away in Austria and...

Thursday, 24/11/16 - 10:39am Read More

Pádraig Amond: We move on to next round of the FA cup

HARTLEPOOL safely negotiated a very tricky FA Cup tie on Saturday as we beat Stamford 3-0 at home to put...

Thursday, 17/11/16 - 12:16pm Read More

The Forum: Moral compass goes badly askew

By John Foley FROM time to time you see stuff in this sporting world that just makes you throw your...

Thursday, 17/11/16 - 12:11pm Read More

Pádraig Amond: Crazy decision from referee proved costly

YOU often hear the cliché a game of two halves, and last Saturday was probably the most appropriate occasion for...

Thursday, 10/11/16 - 12:08pm Read More

The Forum: Sporting joy in its purest form

By Kieran Murphy IT was probably the best attended sporting event in Carlow this year. Some of those who were...

Thursday, 10/11/16 - 12:02pm Read More

Pádraig Amond: Mourinho finds the going tough

We continued our poor home form at the weekend as we threw away a half-time lead to concede three second-half...

Thursday, 03/11/16 - 11:58am Read More

The Forum: The Gods are still frowning on Mayo

By Kieran Murphy THE intercounty season is over. The spotlight has turned towards club activity and by extension the provincial...

Thursday, 03/11/16 - 11:56am Read More

Pádraig Amond: We need to end patchy home form

HARTLEPOOL’S six-game unbeaten run came to an end on Saturday with a 3-2 loss away to Carlisle United. Carlisle are...

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