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Seanie Johnston, who has been dropped by Cavan, wants to play for Kildare. There was a piece in the Spanish newspaper “El Pais” the other week praising the retired Belgian footballer Jean-Marc Bosman. The thrust of the article was that in taking his case for freedom of movement to the European Courts back in 1995,...

Kevin Doyle. Arsenal were the top scorers in the English Premier League at the weekend, beating second from bottom Blackburn Rovers 7-1 at the Emirates. Robin Van Persie got a hat-trick for The Gunners on a weekend when good football was difficult as several games were played in snowy conditions. Also in London Irish...

Republic of Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni has said that barring injury he will stand by the players who played in the Euro qualifying campaign when he sits down next May to name his squad for the Euro 2012 finals.  But I feel that Sunderland’s new sensation James McClean will be named by Trapp in the Irish squad...

The New York GAA Minor Board kicks of its season by hosting the Annual Awards Banquet on Feb. 18, at the Polish Center, 92 Waverly Place in Yonkers. This year the guests of honor are Sean McEvoy (St. Barnabas), Collie Mathers (Shannon Gaels) and the James O’Sullivan Award goes to Pat Guerin (Rockland). In addition,...

Olympic silver medalist Ken Egan, of Neilstown in blue comes under pressure from Joe Ward of Moate during their light-heavyweight bout at the National Stadium in Dublin. KENNY EGAN, the Olympic silver medalist from Beijing, will not be going to the 2012 event in London this summer after losing to teenager Joe Ward in...

Kerry's Tomás Ó Sé was man of the match. IT hasn’t taken Dublin long to realize that they are going to have to work incredibly hard to repeat last season’s All-Ireland winning achievements. Watched by a crowd of 45, 836 in their opening National League encounter against Kerry at Croke Park on Saturday night, they went...

Ireland’s Sean O’Brien is tackled by Huw Bennett of Wales at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. IRELAND could so easily have blamed some highly controversial decisions on the part of the English match officials for their 23-21 opening Six Nations Championship defeat by Wales at the Aviva Stadium on Sunday. Without doubt,...

Dublin’s Diarmuid Connolly tackling Paul Galvin of Kerry during the All Ireland final in Croke Park in September. The GAA come in for criticism every summer when the football championship gets under way without any high profile game to capture the public’s imagination. No such problems in the National League in recent...

David McCarthy. Providence College senior David McCarthy exceeded his own personal best in the indoor mile by two seconds in winning that event at the Terrier Invitational in Boston on Saturday. McCarthy, who hails from Waterford, broke the tape in 3:55.75. That mark also betters the NCAA qualifying standard by two...

Kiaran McLaughlin had a big day at Aqueduct on Saturday, winning three races, including one of the two stakes races on the card. The Evening Attire Stakes was run as the third race on the program and Fitriani Hay’s Redding Colliery led all the way to post a 2-length victory over I Want Revenge, the odds-on favorite....