News and Sport stories of the Day
Tuesday 12th October 2004
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dermot Donnelly had a new role at the weekend. The multi-talented Annadale Strider, now officially retired, is turning his attentions to coaching.
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.