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DR Crokes, and Colm Cooper in particular, seem to be leaving no stone unturned in their bid to capture the All-Ireland Senior Football Club Championship. On a weekend which saw Garrycastle, the reigning Leinster champions, lose out 0-12 to 1-8 to Mullingar Shamrocks in the Westmeath final replay, Dr Crokes were...

Megan Frazer scored two goals – her seventh and eighth of the season – to lead sixth-ranked Maryland past Rutgers, 3-1, in College Park, Md. on Friday. Frazer is a senior from Derry. Maryland is now 14-4. Richmond’s Rebecca Barry is on a two-goal diet. The Limerick sophomore knocked in a pair in both Friday’s 3-2 win...

David Rooney of McNeese State set a meet record to win the Southland Conference Men’s Cross Country Championship in Beaumont, Tex. on Friday. A senior from Portmarnock, Co. Dublin, Rooney ran 8,000 meters in 23:33.5, with his nearest pursuer nearly a half-minute behind him. McNeese, coached by Brendon Gilroy (formerly...

There is an old saying that everything comes to those who wait. Well, supporters of St Patrick’s Athletic must be wondering if that is really true. It’s now 51 years since the Saints lifted the FAI Cup. I know of a few Saints supporters who were at Dalymount Park in April 1961 to see Pat’s beat the now defunct...

Leitrim are still on track for their three-peat as a blitz of goals in the second half, despite being a man down, put paid to Cork’s chances. Now it is the Kingdom against Leitrim in the senior final next Sunday. Leitrim started in style as Dan Doona showed his unquestioned class with a superb point which was quickly...

Donegal captured the intermediate title with a superb second half display as a three goal blitz rocked the Rangers. Once again their weapons of destruction were principally Justin Burke who hit for 1-6 and James Moynagh who had a tally of 2-3. However the overall firepower and superior fitness of the Donegal team were...

DUBLIN have been made favorites to retain their All-Ireland Senior Football Championship crown after a weekend which saw Kerry, Down, Kildare and Laois qualify for the quarter-finals. It was the quarter-final draw made following Saturday’s round four qualifiers which saw the Dubs overtake Cork as the favorites. Dublin...

After a dismal performance at Euro 2012 Republic of Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni said changes would be made for the World Cup campaign. And the Italian has lived up to his promise, “resting” four of his senior players for the friendly against Serbia in Belgrade on Aug. 15. Shay Given (125 caps), Richard Dunne...

NOTHING too spectacular but Tipperary continue to look real contenders for the All-Ireland Senior Hurling crown following their 2-17 to 0-16 Munster final victory over Waterford at Pairc Ui Chaoimh on Sunday. Predictably, Waterford provided much tougher opposition than in last year’s final. They were right in the mix...

Good enough for FIFA, but not for the GAA. That’s the situation with the Hawk-Eye goal line technology. The GAA has been trialing Hawk-Eye this year, but there were problems with the wind shaking the goalpost at Croke Park. No such problems in soccer and FIFA will introduce Hawk-Eye and another system called GoalfRef...