Monthly Archives: October 2019
Life grinds to a halt when the championship comes around, and all conversation inevitably leads to one subject. Championship. A trip to the supermarket can end up in an hour-long discussion on team selection, but we wouldn’t have it any other way.
The local GAA club is often the centre of a community and plays host to a wide array of characters with some very different traits. From the players to supporters, and the backroom staff, every individual plays an important role in the club.
What’s better than two GAA matches on a Sunday? Twenty! Sunday was all about the club finals, with twenty being decided around the country. We saw gasping last-minute equalisers, early goals, unlikely comebacks, and resounding wins. One thing is for sure when a player pulls on their club jersey in a county final, they aim to pull out all stops to lift the silverware after the final whistle. Heartbreak, passion, prayers and powering to glory, this weekend had it all.
Play it again
Ballybofey played host to a tense affair between Naomh Conaill and reigning Ulster champions, Gaoth Dobhair. Points from Niall MacAoidh and Gavin MacGiolla Bhride gave the reigning Ulster champions Gaoth Dobhair a two-point lead coming down the home straight, but the Glenties men weren’t giving up that easy. A free from Eoghan McGettigan and an almighty kick from a 45 by Thompson sent the match to a replay next Sunday.
Posted: October 22, 2019|
The nib Newcastle Knights will break new ground next NRL season, with Irish sportswear giant O’Neills coming on board as the Club’s new Official Apparel Partner for 2020 and beyond.
Founded in 1918, O’Neills is a globally renowned manufacturer of team and leisurewear with an extensive history in Gaelic sports.
In recent decades, O’Neills has expanded its operations into other sports including Rugby League, and is currently the official provider to Super League outfits St Helens, Warrington and the Catalan Dragons, as well as linking with Super Rugby’s ACT Brumbies following their launch into the Australia and New Zealand markets in 2015.
Knights CEO Philip Gardner says O’Neills professional approach, manufacturing expertise and customer focus has set the partnership up for success.
“We are delighted to welcome O’Neills to the Newcastle Knights family,” Mr. Gardner said.“From the
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Move it with Montana
Posted: October 16, 2019|Wearing the club jersey in a county final, it’s what every player dreams of, why they train so hard and sacrifice so much. At this time of the year, it’s all about the GAA club finals.
The cheers of the Irish fans are sure to be heard around the world this week as the Ireland teams, both soccer and rugby, are in action on the world stage.
Euro 2020 within touching distance
A cloud of green will fall upon the Stade de Geneve tonight as the Republic of Ireland take on Switzerland in the Euro 2020 qualifiers. The action will kick off at 7:45 pm and it’s sure to be a nail-biting 90 minutes.
Posted: October 11, 2019|
St Helens head to the Theatre of Dreams this weekend, Old Trafford, for the Betfred Super League Grand Final against Salford Red Devils. They will be chasing their first Grand Final victory since 2014, and their fourteenth in total. It is sure to be a proud day for their loyal fans to see the famous Red Vee jersey grace the hallowed turf on Grand Final day.
Runaway Shield Winners
Saints were crowned League Leaders Shield winners 2019, running away with the competition after finishing the season 16 points ahead of runners up Wigan Warriors. After winning the previous three matches against their derby rivals Wigan Warriors, the Saints battled it out to make it four, bagging themselves a place in the Super League Grand Final at Old Trafford. The St Helens side has rampaged their way through the season to the first Super League Grand Final since 2014 when they championed over Wigan Warriors. After beating Wigan Warriors with a final
Posted: October 09, 2019|
With over 2,600 GAA clubs around the world, it’s not surprising to see GAA jerseys everywhere you go. The Irish are in every corner of the world, and they never forget their roots. Pulling on their beloved O’Neills GAA jersey to proudly represent their country, county, and club, you can be sure to spot the Irish. With GOAL jersey day approaching on Friday 11th October, we are calling for everyone to pull on their GAA jersey in order to raise much needed funds and help the charity carry out life-saving work across the developing world.
Need some ideas? We thought we’d take a walk through some of the most unexpected places we have seen the O’Neills GAA jerseys. But it’s not just GAA county fans who have been snapped in their O’Neills jersey, the celebrities are getting in on the action too!
Ed Sheeran and his multicoloured jerseys
Over 62,000 fans descended on Wembley Stadium on Saturday 24th August to witness the showdown between the Warrington Wolves and St Helens in the 118th Coral Challenge Cup Final. Neighbouring rivals ensured for an exciting derby, with St Helens named as strong favourites after championing over the Wolves in all three league matches this year. But were the Wolves just going to lie down in defeat for a fourth time? You bet they didn’t! Both teams battled it out for the silverware in their O’Neills kits. With a blank scoreboard for St Helens at half time, the Warrington Wolves were up by 0-12. They continued to add the pressure to the opposition, with a glimmer of hope emerging for St Helens in the 56th minute, getting their first score on the board. Man of the match, Daryl Clark scored the finisher bringing the final score to 4-18. The Warrington Wolves lifted the trophy to the echoing cheers around Wembley. A thrilling watch for all supporters.