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By Damian Dolan Robert Emmetts boss Kevin McMullan says the London hurling manager’s job is one he “would consider”, but trying to win a senior title with Emmetts this year is his “number one priority” Under McMullan’s tutelage, Emmetts won back-to-back championships in 2014 and 2015, but they’ve lost in the last two finals, and […]

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By Phil Rice After a break of 68 years the British Open returns to Irish shores at the much-vaunted fairways of Royal Portrush, this week. Four Irish players have won major championships in the past 12 years and their success, in addition to the phenomenal success of the Irish Open at Portrush in 2012, encouraged […]

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By Damian Dolan Whatever happens at McGovern Park on Saturday (12.15pm), Round Towers’ focus this year is unashamedly on going at least one step further in the All-Britain. Semi-final place assured, by reaching London’s intermediate final, the south London club’s learning curve since its formation in 2017 has been a steep one. Soundly beaten in […]

The post London’s ladies best set for final showdown appeared first on The Irish World.

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Dulwich Harps On Saturday the ladies travelled to the south coast to take part in the St Jude’s 7 aside tournament in Bournemouth. The girls done extremely well in reaching the final of the tournament only to lose out to a strong side from Oxford. There are no games for the ladies for the next […]

The post GAA Club Notices for the week commencing Mon 15th July appeared first on The Irish World.

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By Damian Dolan Former Warwickshire manager Tony Joyce says London hurling is in need a “boost” right now, and he could just be the man to provide it. The Antrim-native, who steered the midlanders to Lory Meagher success in 2017 and to a Nicky Rackard final last year, has emerged as a contender for the […]

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Writing for the Irish World, the Chief Executive of Irish in Britain Brian Dalton says the current growth of civil activism and social organisation is helping to counter the divisive effects of Brexit. We need it to continue, he says. The events of recent years have created an environment of uncertainty and challenges for many […]

The post Brexit shows ‘we need to stick together as a community’ appeared first on The Irish World.

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Both a personal and professional project for historian Dr Jennifer Redmond, having lived in the UK as a child, her Moving Histories book is the only dedicated – and most exhaustive – account of Irish women emigrating to the UK. “Everybody knows someone who emigrated to the UK in the past seventy or one hundred […]

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      President Michael D Higgins and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar have led tributes to the late Brendan Grace, who died earlier today of lung cancer. He was 68. President Higgins said: “As a comedian Brendan’s spontaneous wit and his sense of timing, his obvious delighting in interaction with his audiences, meant that Brendan’s sense […]

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By Damian Dolan Jamie Clarke says he’s up for the challenge of delivering a first London senior title for Neasden Gaels since 2010. The Armagh star made an impressive debut for his new club at the weekend, scoring 0-9 (4f) to help Neasden to victory over Thomas McCurtains at McGovern Park, Ruislip. The win keeps […]

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2019 All-Britain Competition poised to be biggest yet By Damian Dolan This year’s All-Britain Competition (ABC) is poised to be the biggest yet with up to 2,800 boys and girls expected to take part from schools and clubs across Britain from 11-14th July 2019. Primary and secondary schools and ladies Gaelic football numbers are all […]

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