Allianz Hurling Leagues Weekend Review - March 24th 2014

March 24th, 2014, by  Richard  .

By Nick of Setanta SportsKilkenny beat Waterford 4-22 to 0-14 in their Allianz Hurling League Division 1A clash at Nowlan Park to set up a AHL quarter-final against Wexford.The holders led 1-7 to 0-8 at half-time but stepped up the pace in the second-half to record a 20-point victory.Mark Kelly netted twice in the second-half and Jonjo Farrell and Eoin Larkin also scored goals, while Henry Shefflin struck seven points.Waterford will take on Dublin in the Division 1A relegation play-off.Tipperary preserved their Division 1A status with a 1-19 to 0-19 victory over Dublin.Tipp hadn’t won a game since their opening round Read More


Allianz Leagues Weekend Preview

March 14th, 2014, by  Richard  .

By Michelle of Setanta SportsColm O’Neill returns to the Cork starting line-up for Sunday’s Allianz Football League clash with Mayo in Castlebar.Manager Brian Cuthbert has made eight changes to the side that defeated Derry last weekend, with O’Neill coming in at right corner-back in place of Daniel Goulding for his first start since returning from a third cruciate ligament injury.Dual stars Eoin Cadogan and Aidan Walsh return to the football panel, while U21s Conor Dorman and Kevin Crowley are named in defence.Tom Clancy has recovered from injury as Donncha O’Connor returns to the full forward line. Colm O’Driscoll is Read More


Australian Grand Prix 2014 - Allianz Ireland Preview

March 14th, 2014, by  Richard  .

By Michelle of Setanta SportsIt has been over four months since the 2013 Formula 1 season drew to a close with Sebastian Vettel’s victory in Brazil and teams have made their way to the other side of the world for the traditional opening round of the campaign in Melbourne.The Albert Park track presents teams with a unique set of challenges as it is a temporary circuit which means it takes some time for the track to ‘rubber in’ over the course of the weekend.The lack of grip at the start of the week means performances during practice on Friday are unlikely to have any bearing on how the rest of the weekend pans out.The Read More


Allianz Leagues Weekend Review

March 10th, 2014, by  Richard  .

By Kieran O'Daly of Setanta SportsThere were wins for Kilkenny, Clare and Waterford in the Allianz Hurling League Division 1A on Sunday.Kilkenny made it two wins from three matches in the AHL as they defeated Galway by 2-16 to 1-16 at Nowlan Park.The margin of victory looked as though it would be far greater as the home side, boosted by Mark Kelly’s second minute goal, raced into a 1-06 to 0-02 lead early on.Galway hit back with a succession of points, but a Richie Hogan goal just before the break left Brian Cody’s charges comfortably ahead at 2-11 to 0-08 at half-time.Conor Cooney found the net for the visitors in th Read More


Allianz Football Leagues Preview

March 4th, 2014, by  Richard  .

ONLY FOUR COUNTIES ON FULL POINTSThe extremely competitive nature of the Allianz Football League is underlined by the fact that only four counties – Cork, Donegal, Roscommon and Cavan – have full points after the first three rounds.Cork lead Division 1 while Donegal’s three wins take them to the top of Division 2; Roscommon and Cavan head Division 3. Westmeath, Kerry, Galway, Offaly, London and Carlow have yet to take a point as the League swings into Round 4 next weekend.ALLIANZ FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIVISION 1: TOP TWO CLASH IN PAIRC UI RINNSaturday (7.0): Dublin v Kildare, Croke ParkSunday: Cork v Derry, Pairc Ui Rinn (1 Read More


Hurling Back With A Bang – The Monday Morning Corner Back Column

February 17th, 2014, by  Richard  .

By Ger McCarthy (Follow Ger on Twitter @GerMcCarthy74)The new Allianz Hurling League season began with a bang this past weekend with some ferocious encounters and plenty of talking points so what exactly did we learn from Sunday’s Division 1A and 1B encounters?Setanta Sports viewers were treated to two rip-roaring games on Saturday night with 14-man Limerick fighting back to earn a deserved draw at the expense of Cork and Tipperary finding another gear to see off a dogged Waterford.There was plenty positives for manager Derek McGrath at Semple Stadium on Saturday evening even though Waterford came out the wrong side o Read More

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