News and Sport stories of the Day

Tuesday 12th October 2004



Irish News

McGrath waiting on Kingdom star O’Se

Ireland manager Pete McGrath certainly showed no personal provincial bias in picking his 26-strong Coca-Cola International Rules squad, selecting only six Ulstermen.

Scoring Points is for Boxers not Officials

In his address to last month’s Ulster Annual Congress provincial vice-president Jim Noonan was upbeat about the prospect of a period of harmony within the sport.

Antrim pays tribute to Hugh McPoland

Antrim GAA has lost one of its most dedicated and long-serving members with the death of Hugh McPoland late on Sunday night.


Full Focus on Faroes - Kerr

That Saturday evening in Paris will live long in the memory for every Irish fan – but the players can’t afford to rest on their laurels with another World Cup qualifier to prepare for tomorrow night.


Drimnagh defeat gallant Antrim boys

County Antrim fielded a strong side against a Drimnagh ABC select at the National Stadium at the weekend but lost out narrowly to their Dublin hosts.


News Letter

Football – Cash Boost

Northern Ireland International players are set for a pay rise as a thank you for all their hard work and dedication to the shirt.


Athletics – Donnelly To Concentrate on Coaching

Dermot Donnelly had a new role at the weekend. The multi-talented Annadale Strider, now officially retired, is turning his attentions to coaching.

Motorcycling – Cash Windfall for Bike Events

Ten diverse motorcycle events have been subsidised by the Northern Ireland Events Company to the tune of at least £350,000 during a 12-month period ending in April.


Rugby – Provinces in Line for Euro Clash

All the arguments over how Ireland will seed their representatives for the Heineken European Cup were finally put to bed yesterday when European Rugby Cup Ltd announced only six teams - all from different countries - would be seeded.