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Daily Archives: January 28, 2018

Retirement brings a huge mental challenge

Former Dublin footballer Ciaran Whelan said that the mental challenge facing GAA players who retire can’t be underestimated. Whelan was discussing the issue after All-Ireland-winning Clare hurler Conor Ryan revealed today that health problems had forced him to give up all sports at the age of 26.

Burke and Canning ‘a few weeks off’ Galway return

Galway manager Micheál Donoghue says that All-Ireland winning captain David Burke, and star forward Joe Canning, are ‘still a few weeks off’ making their return to the panel for the 2018 season. Donoghue told the Irish Examiner last November that Canning had undergone minor keyhole surgery,

Springtime bloom can strengthen Kerry’s hand

Tomás Ó Sé warned Kerry’s young guns need time and space to grow into senior football, but hopes a springtime bloom will ripen Eamonn Fitzmaurice’s options come the summer. Huge hype surrounded the appearance of David Clifford in Killarney for the Allianz Football League Division

Fernando Alonso finishes 38th on Daytona 24 Hours debut

Filipe Albuquerque, Christian Fittipaldi and Joao Barbosa celebrate their new total lap record Action Express Racing won the Daytona 24 Hours on Sunday as Formula 1 driver Fernando Alonso came 38th on his sportscar debut. The winning team of Filipe Albuquerque, Christian Fittipaldi and Joao

Cork get league title defence off to winning start

Goals from Bríd and Áine O’Sullivan eased champions Cork to an opening day Lidl Ladies National Football League Division 1 victory over Munster rivals Kerry in Knocknagoshel. The Rebelettes, who are chasing a tenth top-flight crown in 11 seasons, also had a five-point haul from

Six Nations 2018: Maro Itoje targets England return in Rome

Itoje was an integral part of the Lions’ squad on tour in New Zealand last summer Maro Itoje says he is desperate to be involved in England’s Six Nations opener in Rome next weekend as his side struggle with a mounting injury list. Head coach

Kerry see off Donegal in dramatic League opener

Kerry 2-18 Donegal 3-14 Kerry’s Allianz Football League Division 1 title defence got off to a winning start – but only just – in a full-blooded contest that wouldn’t have looked out of place in Croke Park in August. In an absorbing match that see-sawed

Hurling divisions 2 and 3 round-up

There were victories for Joe McDonagh Cup contenders Westmeath, Meath and Kerry in Division 2A of the Allianz Hurling League today. Westmeath edged out Carlow 0-19 to 0-15 at Newatch Cullen Park. Despite having a man sent off, The Lake County were level at half-time, 0-8