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ROYAL THIEF MAKES WINNING RETURN

ROYAL THIEF MAKES WINNING RETURN

ROYAL THIEF MAKES WINNING RETURN

It’s not very often that Henry de Bromhead can call on the services of Patrick Mullins but the pair teamed up at Punchestown on Sunday to win the Qualified Riders Handicap Chase over 2m 6f with Royal Thief. Running in the colours of Gigginstown House Stud, Royal Thief, who was making his first appearance on the track...
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Ballygunner v Ballyea

Ballygunner v Ballyea

Ballygunner v Ballyea

(Semple Stadium, Thurles, Saturday, 3.15pm) Thomas Keane Clare champions Ballyea are without doubt the most consistent Munster club west of the Shannon in recent years, winning four of the last seven county championships. This statistic makes for impressive reading but it pales into significance in comparison with...
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Munster Club Finals and Ballygunner

Munster Club Finals and Ballygunner

Munster Club Finals and Ballygunner

Brian Flannery Since it’s inauguration in 1964 the Waterford champions have been successful on seven different occasions. Ballygunner has was won three titles; in 2001 and 2018 and 2021. Ballygunner annexed a hat-trick of county senior titles from 1966 to 1968 and also contested the Munster club finals in ’66 and...
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Munster Hurling Senior Club Final

Munster Hurling Senior Club Final

Munster Hurling Senior Club Final

  Gunners odds on to retain Munster crown Brian Flannery Having arrived early at the Gaelic Grounds last week I was able to watch the other semi-final on TG4 in the comfort of the press box. Clare champions Ballyea enjoyed home advantage at Cusack Park, Ennis and from the ninth minute also had a numerical...
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FAI Cup Semi-Final

FAI Cup Semi-Final

FAI Cup Semi-Final

Matt Keane Waterford manager Danny Searle, although disappointed to lose the cup semi-final to Shelbourne, insisted his team would bounce back and be ready for the play-offs. “It’s hard to take because obviously we backed ourselves to win the game, and we set up wanting to win the game, but you just have to give...
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County Senior Camogie Final

County Senior Camogie Final

County Senior Camogie Final

Thomas Keane De La Salle won a first ever county senior camogie championship at the SETU Arena on Saturday afternoon last, proving too strong for a Gailltír side that were looking to win five titles in a row. Gailltír went into this game without Ciara Jackman, Margo Heffernan, Maeve Sheridan, Holly Flynn and Aoife...
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