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Shocking Footage shows asylum seeker threatening to kill female staff at Dublin Office

Shocking Footage shows asylum seeker threatening to kill female staff at Dublin Office

Shocking Footage has emerged showing an asylum seeker threatening to kill female staff at a Dublin Office after he was told there was no money to give him. The Man of African Origin has a Travel Case with him and appears to have recently arrived in Dublin. The
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Final Thoughts - Wilson's Hospital School - Enoch Burke

Final Thoughts - Wilson's Hospital School - Enoch Burke

The issue of transgenderism , raised by teacher Burke at Wilson's Hospital School was an important one for the school and society in general because if School Management now believe that pupils can identity as - whatever - what does this mean : Can male pupils at Wilsons
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Rory McIlroy Winning Highlights | 2023 Hero Dubai Desert Classic

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Calry/St Joseph's hoping to perform on national stage

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Calry/St Joseph's hoping to perform on national stage
Calry/St Joseph's hoping to perform on national stage

By Cian O'Connell

Henry Cox and Joe Keane kept the faith, always firmly believing in Calry/St Joseph's hurling potential.

Since they started to field teams at adult level in 2002 Calry/St Joseph's have won 10 Sligo Senior Hurling Championships. It is a remarkable rise which also includes four Connacht Junior titles.

Now another AIB All Ireland Junior Semi-Final against Corks Mayfield beckons at OConnor Park on Sunday afternoon.

Panelist Darragh Cox, Head of Sport at Ocean FM, has been involved throughout the past decades as a player. "Craobh Ruadh had been a dominant hurling team in Sligo town, they essentially became Calry because a great underage system had been started by my father, Henry, and Joe Keane, who was originally from Galway, Darragh Cox explains to GAA.ie. They brought up underage teams from Calry when I was growing up.

Henry would have played all his hurling with Craobh Ruadh, a team Joe Keane was managing. It just made more sense in the end because of the feeder players coming from Calry to become Calry club. Craobh Ruadh were a stand alone hurling club in Sligo town.

That Henry Cox, Stephen Whelan, Ronan Watters, and Ian McHugh - Calrys current selectors all hurled together with Craobh Ruadh decorates the story further.

Success has followed for Calry, but Cox can recall some demanding days too. "We have won the last six in a row, before that we won a three in a row. We lost in a Semi-Final in 2010 and we had won three before that. Calry Hurling Club only came into existence in 2002 and we won our first Senior County in 2005.

In 2011, I remember the County Semi-Final, we went in there with just 15 players. We won a game that we weren't expected to. Four teams were left in the Championship and even though we had won Connacht a couple of years before we were probably the fourth favourites to win the County title.

We beat Tubbercurry in the Final and since then we have built the team up again. We were coming from a place where we only had 15 players that day to a stage now where we can cope like when we went to Birmingham before Christmas. We were missing five players in total, four that would have been starters.

We've never had as strong a squad as we have this year. Everyone has bought into it. Lads like Mickey Gilmartin and David Callery, lads who played for Sligo numerous times, they were living away from home, they have both returned to Ireland. They are a massive, massive boost to the squad, we have just managed to get people available again this year.

Keith Raymond is a key player for Calry/St Josephs.Keith Raymond is a key player for Calry/St Josephs.

Hope has been a constant companion for Calry, who planted their flag on the summit of the Sligo game in 2005. When we came on the scene Tubbercurry were by far the kingpins, they had won 10 or 11 in a row, Cox remembers.

Paul Seevers was their man man, I lost five finals to Tubbercurry before Calry won our first one, I started playing with Craobh Ruadh before Calry became a senior team. We were very much the coming team for a few years, but we couldn't get over Tubbercurry. We finally got over them in 2005, they came back in 2006, but then our dominance started from 2007 on. We put a three in a row together and in 2009 we won our first Connacht Junior against Skehana down in Kiltoom in Roscommon.

We went on to the Semi-Final, but lost to a team from Tyrone, Naomh Colmcille. In Ballyconnell in County Cavan you couldn't see in front of you with the fog, but we lost by a point or two. It was a massive regret, we still would refer back to it. We felt we left that one behind us, but we lost our county title in 2010, we lost to Western Gaels in the Semi-Final that year.

That knocked us back, them two blows, but we regrouped then. In 2011, led as much by the players as by Henry and Stephen Whelan, who were the management, but the players took more of a hands on role in terms of pushing ourselves on.

How Calry dealt with the Fullen Gaels challenge before Christmas offers encouragement. We were over in Birmingham for an All Ireland Quarter-Final before Christmas, this was our first win outside Connacht.

We lost a few years ago in 2013 to Ballysaggart from Waterford, who had the Bennett brothers, Shane and Stephen. They were an outstanding team. It was in Tullamore too, funnily enough, they absolutely blitzed us.

Winning against Fullen Gaels was of major significance to us: just to win a game outside of Connacht.

While the landscape has changed in Sligo hurling since Calry arrived on the senior stage Cox is hopeful about the future of the game in the north west. Five clubs are taking part, Tubbercurry have fallen away recently, but they are building it up again at underage level, Cox says about the Sligo Championship.

You have five senior clubs currently and you probably have another three or four that are building up underage teams which augurs well for the future. It means you could have up to nine teams competing in senior, which isn't a lot obviously, but in that respect it still augurs well in terms that hurling is having a little bit of resurgence.

The county team has reached two Lory Meagher Finals in a row and there would be a fair involvement of Calry players in both those teams as well, but it certainly wouldn't have been dominated by Calry players. It shows other clubs in the county are also producing players of a decent standard which drives the whole thing on.

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O’Byrne Cup – Round 2

O’Byrne Cup – Round 2

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Home OByrne Cup Round 2 January 7th, 2023Results Westmeath 1-16 Wexford 0-6Louth 0-14 Kildare 1-10Meath 2-10 Laois 0-16Longford 0-15 Carlow 0-4Offaly 1-9 Wicklow 0-7Longford continue to be the form team in Leinster at the moment as they followed up their big midweek win over Laois with another
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The Allianz Leagues return at the weekend

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After a six-month hiatus, inter-county action returns with the first round of the Allianz Football League, this weekend. Allianz Insurance, today, teamed up with players from last years Allianz Leagues Division 1/1A finals, Mayo footballer Padraig OHora, Kerry footballer Paul Geaney, Cork hurler Patrick Horgan and Waterford hurler Stephen Bennett,
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Jack Glynn in awe of 'two best players' David Clifford and Shane Walsh

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By John Harrington If you want to become the best defender you possibly can be, then testing yourself on a regular basis against the best forwards out there is surely the quickest way to make gains.Perhaps thats why Jack Glynn burst onto the scene so impressively last year when he
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O’Byrne Cup Statement

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Home OByrne Cup Statement January 13th, 2023It is with regret that Comhairle Laighean has accepted the decision of Offaly County Committee not to fulfil this weekends OByrne Cup Semi Final fixture against Louth.On the back of three similar walkovers, and despite counties having been informed of the
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National School competition launches as part of ‘Learn Our Anthem’ awareness initiative

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A centenary initiative to raise awareness and get families learning and singing Amhrn na bhFiann launches today Monday, 30th January 2023 officially at Croke Park. This initiative by Abair Linn Publishing starts with a competition for school children, supported by the GAA and Schoolbooks.ie The competition invites all
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Joyce eager to strengthen panel for busy 2023 campaign

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By Cian OConnell Galway manager Pdraic Joyce is delighted that emerging and returning players will get another opportunity to shine in the Connacht FBD League against Mayo on Saturday.Last Fridays convincing 3-21 to 1-13 win over Leitrim featured an impressive cameo from Ian Burke, who enjoyed a productive outing in
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2023 All-Ireland SFC format explained

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With a new All-Ireland SFC format being adopted in 2023 the upcoming Allianz Football League carries added significance.Ultimately the 16 counties that will compete in Round One the All-Ireland series are to be seeded in the following way:First seeds: The four provincial champions Second seeds: The four provincial runners-up Third
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Allianz FL D2: Second half goals help Meath defeat Cork

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Allianz Football League Division 2MEATH 3-14 CORK 0-19By Stephen Barry at Pirc U Chaoimh Colm ORourkes young Meath side got off to a winning start in the Allianz Football League, a two-goal burst midway through the second half enough to take the scalp of Cork.Cork scored 7-40 in three pre-season
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Allianz FL D1: Armagh earn victory

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Allianz Football League Division One Armagh 1-14 Monaghan 1-12By Colm Shalvey at Castleblayney Armagh made a winning start to the Allianz NFL for the third time in a row since their return to Division One when they held off a late charge from Monaghan in a topsy-turvy derby in front
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Allianz FL D4: Draws in both opening round games

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ALLIANZ FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIVISION FOUR RESULTS Wexford 1-9 London 1-9Carlow 2-10 Wicklow 2-10Matthew Walsh was Londons hero as his goal in the 76th minute salvaged a draw for the Exiles in their league opener against Wexford at Chadwicks Wexford Park tonight.A good crowd of almost 3,500 people turned out for
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St Kieran’s Reach Corn Uí Dhúill Final

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Home St Kierans Reach Corn U Dhill Final January 28th, 2023Leinster GAA Corn U Dhill Semi-Final St Kierans College 3-18Coliste Eoin 2-10Robert Cribbin at Ardclough St Kierans College are into the Leinster PP Senior
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Round-up: Thursday's Electric Ireland Fitzgibbon Cup action

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Electric Ireland Fitzgibbon Cup Group C UCD 1-23 Maynooth University 0-22Group D UL 2-23 TUS Midwest 1-13Holders UL advanced to the quarter-final stage of the Electric Ireland Fitzgibbon Cup following a convincing 2-23 to 1-13 win over TUS Midwest.Tight early on, UL enjoyed a productive burst before half-time to earn
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Allianz FL D2: Late Clare surge stuns Louth

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Allianz Football League Division 2 Round 1CLARE 0-13 LOUTH 1-9By Eoin Brennan at Cusack Park An opening weekend feat of escapology from Clare who kicked four injury-time points to snatch victory at the death over Division 2 newcomers Louth in Cusack Park, Ennis.In a rare clash between two of the
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Allianz FL D2: Derry defeat Limerick

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Allianz Football League Division Two Derry 0-16 Limerick 0-4 By Steven Doherty at Owenbeg Derry led from gun to tape, defeating Limerick by 12 points at Owenbeg on Saturday afternoon.The reigning Ulster champions rarely got out of second gear, but were too good for a Limerick side that never threatened
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Allianz FL D3: Fermanagh and Down get off the mark

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ALLIANZ LEAGUE DIVISION THREE RESULTS Fermanagh 0-15 Longford 0-8Down 2-11 Tipperary 1-11Down and Fermanagh are the early leaders in Division Three of the Allianz Football league, after they picked up victories in contrasting styles against Tipperary and Longford respectively today.The first game of the 2023 Allianz Football League took place
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