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Interview with Patrick Coffey Master Carver and Gilder



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Kerry and Dublin Battle for sam

Age-old rivals battle for Sam

Football Final weekend is upon us, and it’s the final pairing that many anticipated at the start of the season. Dublin and Kerry first met in the Final of 1892 with the Dubs coming out on top. The sides have met 12 times in the Final, with Kerry emerging victorious in eight of those meetings. Dublin emerged as winners in their last Final meeting in 2011.

The minor decider is a repeat of this year’s Munster Final where Kerry defeated Tipperary by six points. Kerry are defending champions and will look to claim their thirteenth title, while Tipperary are chasing their third Tom Markham Cup.

And on Sunday at 21:30 (Irish time) Des Cahill and guests will review all the weekend action on The Sunday Game.

**SPECIAL OFFER** With the Electric Ireland Minor Championships reaching their climax we are offering you a 50% discount on all Minor Football and Hurling semi-finals and finals when you use the Promo Code MINOR15 when purchasing.

Mayo and Dublin to Decide who meets Kerry- Sunday Aug 30th

Mayo and Dublin to decide who meets Kerry!

It has the potential to be another classic as Mayo and Dublin face off this weekend for a place in this year’s All-Ireland Football Final, live on GAAGO.

The curtain raiser on Sunday is the Electric Ireland Minor Football Championship semi-final between Kildare and Tipperary. Throw-in is at 13:30 (Irish time).

Following that is the second of this year’s Senior semi-finals as Mayo and Dublin with a place against Kerry awaiting the winners. Throw-in is at 15:30 (Irish time).

And on Sunday at 21:30 (Irish time) Des Cahill and guests will review all the weekend action on The Sunday Game.

**SPECIAL OFFER** With the Electric Ireland Minor Championships reaching their climax we are offering you a 50% discount on all Minor Football and Hurling semi-finals and finals when you use the Promo Code MINOR15 when purchasing.


Conor McGregor crowned UFC interim featherweight Champion

By Joe Callaghan at the MGM Grand Garden Arena "The FIGHT"

Conor McGregor climbed off the canvas for the most stunning win of his career at the MGM Grand, downing Chad Mendes and claiming the interim UFC featherweight championship title. 

Amid the deafening noise of a partisan crowd the Dubliner had come off second-best for much of the nearly two rounds of action. But with mere seconds remaining in the second round, McGregor connected with a devastating left hand that downed Mendes for the first time in his illustrious career. 

The Californian never got up and the Irish masses who had invaded Las Vegas on a record-breaking night went absolutely wild. The heroic victory sends McGregor on a direct collision course with champion Jose Aldo for a unification clash. It also sends McGregor's star to even more soaring heights.

But for much of the fight - almost all of it in fact - it looked as if the 'McGregor show' was about to come to the most crashing of ends. Sinead O'Connor had sung the Notorious one into the ring as the atmosphere at the Grand Garden arena went beyond spine-tingling.

But once the first bell struck, things got very real. McGregor opened with a spinning kick but was quickly on the defensive. He was soon taken down to the canvas for the first time and while he worked his way out of trouble, he wasn't upright for long.

Mendes downed him again and connected with a left elbow to McGregor's right eyelid that cut the 26-year-old open for the first time in his UFC career. The round was certainly Mendes' but McGregor simply beckoned the Californian for more as the second round began.

He got more, plenty more, spending a huge part of the second round on his back but defending stoically as Mendes tried to connect with more elbows. Mendes looked for a submission but McGregor broke free, gathered himself and delivered a stunning deciding blow. 

McGregor sunk to his knees in victory and the roof all but came off the famous arena. After the marathon build-up, the change of opponent and the late switch to Mendes, McGregor had done what he has consistently done since exploding on the scene. He delivered. Delivered the biggest triumph of his lifetime.

Sat 27th June Interview with the Manager of the Galway Racecourse Mr. John Maloney



The Galway Race Committee have announced that John Moloney will retire as General Manager of Galway Racecourse following the 2015 Galway Festival, with Michael Moloney appointed as his successor.

Terry Cunningham, Chairman of Galway Race Committee, said:The Race Committee are very grateful to John for everything he has accomplished at the racecourse. With over 25 years of service, John has overseen a significant period of development at the course, including the Millennium and The Killanin Stands as well as building the annual festival year on year. Under John, the Galway Festival has become a focal point in the Irish Racing Calendar for both racegoer and horsemen alike”.

John Moloney added: “I would like to thank the Galway Race Committee for the support I have always enjoyed in undertaking the role here at Galway. It has been a pleasure to work with such a great team and a huge number of supporters of the racecourse. We are currently looking forward to the build up to the 2015 festival and working with Michael next year to ensure a smooth transition, therefore it is very much business as usual for now”.


Michael Moloney, son of retiring manager, John, will join the team at Galway in April 2015 from his current position as the Chief Executive of Plumpton Racecourse in the UK where he has been since September 2011, originally joining Plumpton as Financial Controller. A member of Chartered Accountants Ireland, Michael has worked with a number of companies based in Galway, and has also been involved operationally with the racecourse at Galway over the last twelve years.

Terry Cunningham, welcoming the appointment, said: “The Committee is delighted to announce Michael’s appointment. Michael brings a wealth of experience, not only in areas such as operations and finance, but also in racecourse management generally. Michael has the skills and experience to build on the legacy that John will leave, and we look forward to working with him in the years ahead”.

Incoming General Manager Michael Moloney said “I am very much looking forward to joining the team at Galway and working for the Galway Race Committee, who have always been very progressive in developing the racecourse and delivering a high standard. My father’s contribution has been fantastic and I feel privileged to be in a position to continue on where he will leave off next year.  I am looking forward to leading such a dedicated team of people at Galway and providing the highest level of service to both racegoers and industry professionals alike”.


For further information;

John Moloney, Manager, Galway Racecourse

091 753870

"O Donovan Rossa" Commemoration- Cork Hall Sunday 28th 1-6pm

"We stand at Rossa's grave not in sadness but rather in exaltation of spirit that it has been given to us to come thus into so close a communion with that brave and splendid Gael.” ~ Pádraig Pearse ~ O’DONOVAN ROSSA CENTENARY COMMEMORATION: The County Cork BP&P Association will commemorate the life and legacy of Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa on Sunday, June 28th, 1:00pm–6:00pm at The Cork Hall. The Commemoration will begin with a Memorial Mass at 1:00pm, with celebration to follow at 2:00pm, including Cocktail hour, Lunch, historical program by National AOH Historian Michael McCormack, and Musical arrangement by Donie Carrol & Gabriel O’Donohue. $40.00/pp. For more information, please contact Chairman Thomas Murphy 718-351-2088 or Reservations: Treasa Goodwin-Smyth: 718-651-7336 or