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 just over a week ago two Carlow racing men created their own bit of history when horse breeder Martin Byrne...

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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 is only one English team left in the competition and the champions Leicester seem to have found their grove since...

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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...

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