News and Sport stories of the Day
Thursday 18th March 2004
Dunloy at a low ebb
After last year’s heart breaking final, Dunloy found the same outcome again. They were second best again and went down to Newtonshandrum with a 0-17 to 1-6 score
Dominic McKinley has quit as the manager of the Derry senior hurling team-and this time it is for good. McKinley walked out in disgust at the start of the year when only 10 players attended the first training session. He was persuaded to return shortly after but it has appeared that the players have not kept their word and so he has left…this time for good.
Dungannon take it as red for MacRory glory
Only two points separated these teams coming into the last few minutes, but the St Patrick’s fans were on the sidelines waiting to join in the celebrations and their confidence was justified as they beat St McCartan’s, Monaghan 0-8 to 0-6.
Right Royal Occasion!
Kenny hooks last night paid tribute to the ‘mature leadership’ of captain John McCall after Armagh Royal lifted the Schools Cup for the first time in 27 years.
Glens Reward Young
Glentoran’s ailing midfielder Scott Young has agreed an extended four years contract that will be the classy Caledonian to the ten year stint at the Oval.
Lord Sebastian Coe, the former Olympic athlete who now advises the Football Association on doping issues, believes Rio Ferdinand escaped lightly with his eight-month ban for missing a drugs test. His two-day appeal hearing against his suspension begins today.
Caltra defeated An Ghaeltacht in yesterday’s All Ireland Club Football Final at Croke Park in a tightly fought contest.
In the All Ireland Club Senior Hurling Championship Final a small parish in the north of Cork, had their big day out in Croker and defeated Dunloy with a 0-17 to 1-6 score
Michael Owen scored two goals in last night’s defeat of Portsmouth to secure their position of fifth in the table still searching for a definite Champion’s League place.