Monday, July 22, 2019

Bullish Bastick keen on more league glory

HAVING already sold a substantial 50,000 tickets, with the promise of a 3,500-participant Easter Rising centenary event and the small matter of two league finals to play out, the finale of this year’s early-season GAA action is arguably the best prospect it has been in years.

Sheriff power into FAI final

SHERIFF YC outclassed Limerick District League champions Janesboro 4-1 at Tolka Rovers’ Frank Cooke Park last Sunday to book a fourth FAI Junior Cup Final appearance in five years.

Arthur’s aim to be king of Rio

ARTHUR Lanigan O’Keeffe is the reigning European champion at the five-sport event of pentathlon and the 24-year-old Dub has every intention of grabbing Olympic glory this summer, too.

Foley looks to Clontarf inspiration

ANDREW Foley is aiming big this season, with the Dublin Under-21 side, telling GazetteSport that the team’s target “has to be an All Ireland, otherwise what is the point?”

McQuillan FAI’s winner

SHELBOURNE Ladies goalkeeper Amanda McQuillan picked up the Under 17 Women’s International Player of the Year at last week’s FAI International Awards in Dublin, while former Crumlin United, Bluebell United and Dundalk midfielder Richie Towell collected the SSE Airtricity League Player of the Year award.

Killester’s Cherry on top

THE first round of the FAI Senior Cup took place this past week with a number of Dublin non-league sides showing a key interest, especially when it comes to the all-Dublin derby of Killester United versus Cherry Orchard.

Padraig’s healthy ambition

WITH THREE majors titles to his name and widely regarded as one of Ireland’s greatest sportsmen, Padraig Harrington has little left to prove.

Optimism abounds at LOI league launch

THE 2016 League of Ireland campaign gets underway this Friday with both divisions offering intricate narratives on top of the thrilling prospects of champions, promotions, European adventures as well as harrowing relegation battles.

McGregor’s Diaz date

CONOR McGregor will once again be forced to fight a hastily put together replacement in UFC 196 on Saturday, March 5 after last Tuesday brought the news that his opponent, Rafael dos Anjos, had broken his foot in training and would no longer be able to compete in the event.

Sheriff line up Kilbarrack

IT IS the draw everyone in the hat would have wanted to happen apart from the two teams involved. When Kilbarrack United were pulled out for a home tie in the FAI Junior Cup quarter-final draw in the Aviva Stadium on Monday evening, there were three possibilities.