Tipperary marked the centenary of Bloody Sunday with a historic win over Cork to win the Munster Final for the first time since 1935. By Deaglán de Bréadún In one of the most dramatic days in Irish sporting history, the Gaelic football team from County Tipperary won the Munster provincial championship last Sunday when they beat the favourites Cork. The historic drama had … [Read more...] about Tipperary Football Team Win Munster Final after 85-Year Wait
An inside look at the stadium that has been at the heart of Irish sporting events for over 100 years. I can’t keep up with Leonard Fearon. He walks as fast as he talks and he’s got a few thousand mouths to feed. So while young hurlers from Waterford and Kilkenny chase each other around Croke Park six floors below, I’m on the corporate level running after the chef. Fans may … [Read more...] about Behind the Scenes at Dublin’s Croke Park
It’s not football season without the Croke Park Classic in Dublin. This year’s match-up saw the University of Central Florida pitted against Pennsylvania State in both teams’ season opener, drawing a crowd of 53,304 to Ol’ Croker on August 30.
Penn State won with a last-minute field goal 26-24, but the game, at least for Dublin, wasn’t really about the score (UCF might argue … [Read more...] about Croke Park Classic Puts
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The Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) made an historic decision at the organization's annual congress this year by opening up its Croke Park headquarters to non-GAA sporting events such as international soccer and rugby. The decision marked the end of a highly contentious debate that has caused bitter division within the Association in recent years. Under the GAA's Rule 42, … [Read more...] about GAA Opens Up Croke Park
Lynn Tierney reports on the Games in Ireland. ℘℘℘ "Let me win but if I cannot win let me be brave in the attempt." The Special Olympics Oath goes to the heart of the matter: In the effort lies the victory, in the challenge lies the glory. It's all about the striving to do your best, not besting your competitor. This philosophy is at the center of Special Olympics, an … [Read more...] about A Very Special Olympics