Hard work work done during first lockdown paid off for Furey

MARK Furey has been an omnipresence in the half-back line on the Éire Óg team which has won the three-in-a-row...

Pádraig Amond: Future looks bright with Kenny in charge

By Padraig Amond LAST week we saw the official appointment of Stephen Kenny as manager of the Ireland senior soccer...

A crazy horse that had some talent

By Daletta ‘MAY you live in interesting times,’ a Chinese expression, ironically, seeing the times that are in it. Besides...

Thursday, 02/04/20 - 10:24am Read More

Padraig Amond – Another win and we’re in the mix

AFTER a run of nine games in just 28 days – which included three massive FA Cup ties – we...

Wednesday, 06/03/19 - 12:01pm Read More

Padraig Amond: Massive week ahead with City at the end

IT was a dream week for Newport County as we got back to winning ways in the league at home...

Thursday, 14/02/19 - 3:58pm Read More

Padraig Amond: Let’s hope we can catch Boro off guard

WHILE there are no trophies on the line this week it could be one of the biggest weeks in the...

Wednesday, 06/02/19 - 3:01pm Read More

Padraig Amond: Glad to escape the clutches of The Met

THE FA Cup first round is always full of shocks and on Saturday we were determined not to be one...

Thursday, 22/11/18 - 12:04pm Read More

The Forum: O’Brien’s desperate luck continues

By John Foley THERE were probably a couple of hundred moments of contact during the clash between Ireland and Argentina...

Thursday, 22/11/18 - 12:03pm Read More

The Forum: Tough times call for tough men

THE Lions’ first test ended with disappointment in Auckland on Saturday morning as New Zealand strangled the life out of...

Thursday, 06/07/17 - 12:26pm Read More

The Forum: Racing duo living the dream

By Kieran Murphy ALL eyes have been on the battle for the National Hunt trainer’s title in recent days, but...

Friday, 12/05/17 - 2:32pm Read More

The Forum: Aggression and precision at Ireland’s call

AT the end of Saturday’s game at the Aviva Stadium, Johnny Sexton was skipping around with young Luke McGrath like they...

Thursday, 30/03/17 - 3:08pm Read More

The Forum: Ballinkillen puts its best foot forward

By Kieran Murphy IT will probably be talked about for years to come. The day the President didn’t make it....

Thursday, 23/03/17 - 1:44pm Read More

The Forum: ‘GAA trading dollars for democracy’

By Kieran Murphy IT was appropriate to meet Cormac Mullins, Carlow co-ordinator for the nascent Club Players Association (CPA), at...

Friday, 10/03/17 - 10:45am Read More

The Forum: Carlow football’s mood comes crashing down with London defeat

By Kieran Murphy IF a week is a long time in politics then surely those same seven days must seem...

Thursday, 23/02/17 - 12:36pm Read More

The Forum: Irish train derails before it ever leaves the station

AND just like that, Scotland took a pin to the Irish rugby team’s ambitions which had been inflated by those...

Thursday, 16/02/17 - 11:38am Read More

The Forum: GAA would do well to learn lessons of others

By Kieran Murphy AS the O’Byrne Cup moves towards the semi-final stages and with the National Football League just around...

Thursday, 26/01/17 - 12:51pm Read More

The Forum: Sporting hopes and dreams for 2017

OK, so it’s still early January. The slate of despair and crushed dreams should have been wiped clean over the...

Friday, 20/01/17 - 10:22am Read More

The Forum: Lots to gain from World Cup bid

By Kieran Murphy DOES anyone remember when the then Lord Mayor of Dublin Gay Mitchell mooted the possibility of Dublin...

Friday, 16/12/16 - 12:28pm Read More

The Forum: Dogged McGregor demands respect

By Andy Murphy THE recent article in ‘The Forum’ by Kieran Murphy stated that, “we are proud that our country...

Thursday, 08/12/16 - 3:26pm Read More

The Forum: Heffernan is still walking tall

By John Foley ROB Heffernan clearly knows his audience. He visited Carlow Educate Together School last week for a chat...

Thursday, 01/12/16 - 2:51pm Read More