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North County Prepares Athletes For 2011 Special Olympics

As Special Olympics Ireland gears up for its fundraising day on April 24, the County Leader spoke to Stephen Brady, an athlete from Malahide who is practising hard to get through the bowling regional qualifyers for the 2011 Special Olympics. Brady told us that he has continued practising during the…


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Lusk Football Club Celebrates 40th

Lusk United Football Club is 40 years in existence this year. To celebrate this the club is having a very special football match on St Patrick’s Day. This is a football match with a difference, players from the 70s , 80s and 90s will be on the pitch showing off…


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Rob’s Driven To Win

Portmarnock driver Robert Cregan is emerging as a rising star of the Irish racing scene after a series of impressive performances in the Porsche Cup this season. The 20 year old architecture student, who is combining driving with his studies, says racing is all he ever wanted to do. “From…


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Race Night For Sporting

To launch the 2009 season Sporting Fingal FC will be hosting a race night in Gibney’s of Malahide on Thursday February 26th at 8.00pm. A draw will also take place on the night to match players up with sponsors for the season. Season tickets, jerseys and club merchandise are also…


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Sporting Fingal Set The Trend!

There was great excitement in the North County last week as Sporting Fingal F.Cbecame the first League of Ireland club in the country to launch a Special Olympics team. The newly founded team will wear the Sporting Fingal strip and play in the National Special Olympics Football League. Conan Byrne,…


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Victory Again For Bracken

Balbriggan based Bracken Boxing Club recently took on a Scottish selection at an event that saw over 320 locals come to support the sporting heroes. “The place was overflowing” said a delighted coach Kieran O’Neill, and with a fantastic display of boxing a great night was had by everyone.” The…


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Big Splash In Balbriggan

In a stroke of good news for the Balbriggan area, as well as the whole of the North County, Balbriggan Rugby Club looks set to be the recipient of E3.4m in funding for their proposed sports campus. The funds were originally intended for the development of a swimming pool in…


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Kempis Cup Christmas Cracker!

Swords Celtic FC held an under 9’s eight-a-side tournament just after Christmas. The ‘Kempis Cup’ tournament was held at the club’s all weather facility in Balheary on December 27th and 28th and the players were blessed with ideal weather! Eight teams took part in the thrilling tournament which created a…