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 finally had a full week’s rest before a game and it showed as we enjoyed a fantastic 2-0 home win...

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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 to second placed Mansfield Town on Saturday, but more importantly, financially for the club, we beat Middlesbrough in the FA...

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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

The Forum: McGregor’s achievements ring hallow

By Kieran Murphy IRELAND’S rugby victory over New Zealand in Chicago, the World Cup qualifier win away in Austria and...

Thursday, 24/11/16 - 10:39am Read More

The Forum: Moral compass goes badly askew

By John Foley FROM time to time you see stuff in this sporting world that just makes you throw your...

Thursday, 17/11/16 - 12:11pm Read More

The Forum: Sporting joy in its purest form

By Kieran Murphy IT was probably the best attended sporting event in Carlow this year. Some of those who were...

Thursday, 10/11/16 - 12:02pm Read More