Pádraig Amond: Pre-season kicks off with lots of new faces

  THE summer break has been a busy one for me as I had been doing my coaching badges for nearly half of it but it is already over for me as I have headed back to pre-season training with...

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The Forum: Tough times call for tough men

THE Lions’ first test ended with disappointment in Auckland on Saturday morning as New Zealand strangled the life out of the tourists in the second half, continuing an unbeaten run at Eden Park which stretches back 23 years. On Saturday’s...

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Pádraig Amond: Ronaldo rumours set to rule the summer

EVERY transfer window there are a couple of major rumours that dominate the headlines and this summer window will be...

Thursday, 06/07/17 - 12:02pm Read More

The Forum: Racing duo living the dream

By Kieran Murphy ALL eyes have been on the battle for the National Hunt trainer’s title in recent days, but...

Friday, 12/05/17 - 2:32pm Read More

Pádraig Amond: A tasty week of action on the horizon

THE quarter-finals of the Champions League are on the horizon and we have some treats in store this week. There...

Thursday, 27/04/17 - 12:38pm Read More

The Forum: Aggression and precision at Ireland’s call

AT the end of Saturday’s game at the Aviva Stadium, Johnny Sexton was skipping around with young Luke McGrath like they...

Thursday, 30/03/17 - 3:08pm Read More

Pádraig Amond: You wouldn’t bet against Barca now

  LAST Wednesday night I was chatting to my brother John about the Champions League games that night and about...

Thursday, 23/03/17 - 1:52pm Read More

The Forum: Ballinkillen puts its best foot forward

By Kieran Murphy IT will probably be talked about for years to come. The day the President didn’t make it....

Thursday, 23/03/17 - 1:44pm Read More

Pádraig Amond: Two more goals as we get back on track

It was a massive week for us at Hartlepool as we ended a bad run of results to grab victories...

Thursday, 23/03/17 - 12:45pm Read More

Pádraig Amond: Sickening decision to sack Ranieri

It takes a lot to overshadow Jose Mourinho becoming the first Manchester United manager to win a trophy in his...

Friday, 10/03/17 - 10:51am Read More

The Forum: ‘GAA trading dollars for democracy’

By Kieran Murphy IT was appropriate to meet Cormac Mullins, Carlow co-ordinator for the nascent Club Players Association (CPA), at...

Friday, 10/03/17 - 10:45am Read More

Pádraig Amond: Lincoln fairytale is well deserved

I’VE written before about how in the last few years the FA Cup may have lost a little bit of...

Thursday, 02/03/17 - 10:30am Read More

Pádraig Amond: Leicester can still save their season

IT is amazing the difference a couple of months can make. Last May, Leicester City shocked the world by doing...

Thursday, 23/02/17 - 12:42pm Read More

The Forum: Carlow football’s mood comes crashing down with London defeat

By Kieran Murphy IF a week is a long time in politics then surely those same seven days must seem...

Thursday, 23/02/17 - 12:36pm Read More

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...

Thursday, 16/02/17 - 11:55am Read More

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...

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