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‘GAA Local Legend: A Life Well Spent’

A short comedy animation from Just The Tipp, who write:

Local man and GAA enthusiast, Joe Nelligan has dedicated over 30 years of his life to training the youth of the parish in the ways of the GAA. When his under 12s team emerges victorious in the little league county final, Joe’s lifetime of dedication has paid off, or so it would seem. The lads in Ryan’s discuss!

Just The Tipp

Thanks Steveo

Last night.

Aerial view of Tallaght Stadium, home of Shamrock Rovers and host of AC Milan in the Europa league.

Meanwhile…

Liquid football (and commentary), in fairness.

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Context:

The Iroquois Nationals are headed to the men’s lacrosse competition at The World Games 2022 following a remarkable gesture from Ireland.

Despite qualifying for the tournament, Ireland Lacrosse pulled out of the competition after hearing the Iroquois Nationals were denied a spot in the field by the International World Games Association.

The World Games, a multi-sport competition played every four years, was initially scheduled for this summer in Birmingham, Ala., but was pushed back due to the coronavirus pandemic. Only eight lacrosse teams were selected for the tournament based on finishing places at the 2018 World Championships, where the Iroquois came in third and Ireland took 12th.

However, the Iroquois Nationals were initially excluded from the International World Games since they are not a sovereign nation and don’t have an Olympic Committee. But lacrosse’s roots trace back to the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, which consists of the Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca and Tuscarora Nations. The Nations invented the sport and participate in international competitions as an independent team, the Iroquois Nationals.

Ireland Lacrosse Withdraws from World Games, Gives Spot to Iroquois Nationals (Sports Illustrated)

RIP.

Paul McGrath heartbroken following death of his mother and ‘best friend’ Betty (irish Mirror)

Tony Broughan dressed as Molly Malone prepares for the GAA Championship game between Dublin and Donegal, August 17, 2002

RIP.

Rollingnews

This afternoon.

Former Ireland football under-21 player Jack Grealish (top) will earn his first ever England cap after a surprise call up.

It extinguishes any lingering hope he might return to the Coybig fold.

FIGHT!

Grea Lions On His Shirt (The Sun)

Meanwhile…

Simon McEvoy

This Sunday.

Simon McEvoy embarks on a nationwide cross country challenge (collecting signed GAA club jerseys and local rugby tops along the way).

Simon writes:

I am asking unashamedly and unapologetically if you want to share my challenge to run 32 x 5ks in 7 days visiting all accessible counties all in aid of the Aware (mental health)  charities (North & South)?

Happy to.

Donate here.

Simon to run 5k in all 32 counties in seven days for mental health groups (belfast Telegraph)