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27/06/2024

Aisling O'Reilly did an excellent interview with Micheal a couple of years back for us. We will dig out in coming days...

Glad to have met him multiple times since and always the same helpful and kind.

Rest in Peace from all at Sportstalk.

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WPGA 2024 - Glasson

Photos from SportsTalk's post 21/05/2024

2024 Glasson Golf Course - WPGA Pro Event!

Photos from SportsTalk's post 21/05/2024

The 2024 WPGA Pro Event line up!




10/05/2024

Looking forward to starting our summer season coverage of events with WPGA Pro Am at Glasson Lakehouse, May 20 - 21. Follow us for exclusive behind the scenes coverage

01/01/2024

RUGBY | 15:00 Ulster vs Leinster

Self Published Books 19/12/2023

Great mention for the book and the late great Brother Damien on the Joe Duffy show on RTE today. 24 minutes in if you would like to listen.

Self Published Books A look at self published books. Here are just some of the authors: - Katie McGrath - Edel Tobin - Naomi Lee - Breege O'Brien - Ann Linehan - Christine Ryan - Michael Fortune - Tim Conway - Mary O'Neill - Richard Birchall - Kieran Jordan - Bill Power - Sinead Wilde Allart

20/04/2023

From 2000 to 2015, Kilkenny won 11 All-Ireland senior hurling championship titles. It was an unprecedented period of success for any inter-county GAA team, and across the land, people hailed the players and management as some of the greatest to ever grace the game. But there was another man, working silently in the background, who also played a crucial role.

Brother Damien Brennan was a Christian Brother from Laois who came to Callan, Kilkenny in 1990 to work in the secondary school, Colaiste Eamann Ris, while also assisting with the local hurling teams. After one year in Callan, he worked in Dublin for 6 years, but then returned to Callan in 1997 for his “second coming” in the town. In that season, 1997-98, he guided the school to their first, and to date, only, Leinster Senior Colleges A hurling championship, when the underdogs defeated the accepted overlords, St Kieran’s College by 1-10 to 0-09 in a famous final in Nowlan Park, Kilkenny. From that team, 5 players went onto win senior All-Ireland medals with “The Cats” including multiple winners Noel Hickey, James Ryall, and David Herity.

After guiding local side John Lockes to the Kilkenny intermediate hurling championship in 1999, Brother Damien became a selector of the Kilkenny minor team in 2001, winning 2 Leinsters and an All-Ireland in 2002, under the management of Nicky Cashin. He then took over the reins of the minor team himself, winning an All-Ireland in his first year in 2003 before narrowly being defeated in 2004 by Galway.

After stepping down from inter county management in 2006, Brother Damien took up a new role, acting as an unofficial physio and psychologist to a host of Kilkenny stars. In his autobiography, Henry Shefflin detailed how Brother Damien turned his year around in 2012, from being worried about his inter-county career being over to winning hurler of the year. In Jackie Tyrrell’s autobiography, he speaks of how the brother changed his psychological approach from being agonized and terrified in 2009 to a much stronger and more confident force in the second half of his career. Richie Hogan and JJ Delaney also described the Christian Brother as one of the biggest influences in their career.

As Kilkenny’s success grew word of Brother Damien’s influence spread to other counties with the Cadogans of Cork, Eoin and Alan, being taken under his wing. Indeed, in his retirement statement in 2021, Eoin Cadogan stated Brother Damien’s “support, belief and friendship allowed me to fully maximise my potential and achieve things I thought were impossible”.

To the great distress of all those who were guided by him, Brother Damien was unfortunately taken from this world at the age of just 59 on September 3rd 2019. Now his memory is immortalized in the book “Brother Damien Brennan-The silent man behind the Kilkenny success story”. It features interviews with over 70 of the people who were closest to and most affected by him, including some of the greatest hurlers to ever grace the game and tells how the humble man from Arles, Co. Laois changed their mindset to achieve immortality in the sport.

The book “Brother Damien Brennan-The silent man behind the Kilkenny success story” is available from bookshops across Kilkenny as well as online at www.thebookshop.ie and www.buythebook.ie Featuring a foreword from Jackie Tyrrell. There are also some copies available in The Book Centre in Waterford, All Books in Portlaoise, Made in Carlow in Carlow and The Village Bookshop in Terenure, Dublin. Price is 15 Euro.

26/03/2023
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Winners have been confirmed and announced following yesterday's International Kings Cup Qualifier at Castlewarden Golf Club.

Congratulations to all flight qualifiers who now progress to the National Finals at Glasson Lakehouse.

Next Qualifier March 31st - Donegal Golf Club

Calor Ireland Ireland's Hidden Heartlands Castlewarden Golf Club Medel Healthcare International Kings Cup Bag Boy Glasson Golf Club

24/03/2023

Find a qualifier near you to be in with a chance.
If you and your playing partner qualify you will get to stay at Glasson Lakehouse for 4 nights, receive Bag Boy golf bags, towels & umbrellas/ Attend opening and closing dinner and play 3 tournament rounds against Team USA.
You may enter any of the qualifiers. First up is Castlewarden Golf Club on Friday 24th March.
Full link to 2023 Qualifiers - usgolfchallenge.com or call the clubs direct
Open to ladies & gents - any combination
With Calor Ireland Medel Healthcare Ireland's Hidden Heartlands Mydailychoice SportsTalk
Donegal Golf Club, Murvagh
Castlerock Golf Club
Dundrum House Hotel, Golf & Leisure Resort Glasson Golf Club

Photos from SportsTalk's post 24/03/2023

Over 100+ Participants compete to make 2023 International Kings Cup Irish Team.

The battle to make the Irish Team for the 2023 International Kings Cups got under way at Castlewarden Golf Club today with over 100 participants braving the testing weather conditions.

The early starters at the south Kildare Golf club got their reward as conditions turned very challengeing in the afternoon as wind and rain played havoc with late bloomers scores.

Here are some of the images from the 1st Qualifier. Results and Winners to follow...

Calor Ireland Medel Healthcare Ireland's Hidden Heartlands Glasson Golf Club Castlewarden Golf Club International Kings Cup

15/02/2023

Looking forward to covering these great days!

We are delighted to announce the return of the International King’s Cup to Ireland
Event organisers will be hosting qualifiers around Ireland to recruit the best team to take on Team USA. The International Kings Cup Amateur Pairs Golf Tournament open to Male / Female Golfers - Any Combination. Enter Open Age 18+ or Seniors with both players aged 55+
All you have to do is find a partner within 8 shots of your index and enter one of our qualifiers today.
Playing index limit - Males 24 / Female 36. Players can drop index to be eligible to compete.
Format is Betterball Nett at the Qualifiers & Betterball Gross at the National Final
In association with
Bag Boy
Calor Ireland
Mydailychoice
Medel Healthcare
Ireland's Hidden Heartlands
The final event will be played at Glasson Golf Club and you will get to stay at Glasson Lakehouse from June 25th to June 29th 2023.
We will be recruiting 16 Golfers (8 Teams) and with 4 flights this is an event for every level of golfer. Check out our qualifiers and book today. Each team of 2 will only compete against players within each age division and similar indexes.
2023 Qualifiers
Castlewarden Golf Club - Friday 24th March
Donegal Golf Club, Murvagh - Friday 31st March
Castlerock Golf Club - Wednesday 12th April
Dundrum House Hotel, Golf & Leisure Resort - Monday 24th April
Enter through each clubs website or visit usgolfchallenge.com/Ireland
Winners of each flight will compete in the National Final on Monday 8th May 2023
US Golf Challenge
SportsTalk

10/02/2023

Leinster Post Primary Senior A Final

Full Time -

Moate - David O'Reilly outstanding performance, Ronan Murray, Darragh Lowry all very good. Moate in last 15 of first half will look to where they let this one slip.

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10/02/2023

Leinster Post Primary Senior A Final

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Naas - Excellent performances from Carl Lennox, Callum Barrett, Stephen Kelly and the main man Ryan Sinkey up front, Tom Kelly also very good

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10/02/2023

Leinster Post Primary Senior A Final

Full Time - Naas CBS hold off brave Moate effort in a thrilling game.

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10/02/2023

Leinster Post Primary Senior A Final

59 mins - Daire Gilmartin with a livesaving block for Naas and momentum swings again in favour of Naas

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10/02/2023

Leinster Post Primary Senior A Final

57 mins - Breakaway score from Ryan Sinkey and thats score of the game

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10/02/2023

Leinster Post Primary Senior A Final

54 mins - Moate on top now, defending well for the first time the reigning champs look vunerable.

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10/02/2023

Leinster Post Primary Senior A Final

50 mins - David O'Reilly converts an easy free and we are gonna have an entertaining last 10

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10/02/2023

Leinster Post Primary Senior A Final

49 mins - Aodhan Curran with another point for the Moate corner backs... This aint over folks

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10/02/2023

Leinster Post Primary Senior A Final

43 mins - The excellent David O'Reilly kicks Moates second on the bounce

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10/02/2023

Leinster Post Primary Senior A Final

42 mins - A lovely move started by Eoin Bracken and finished by Ronan Murray

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10/02/2023

Leinster Post Primary Senior A Final

37 mins - Double scores now with Naas playing nice patient football up front. Tom Kelly finishes off a nice move.

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10/02/2023

Leinster Post Primary Senior A Final

34 mins - Stephen Kelly restores half time lead of 4pts

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10/02/2023

Leinster Post Primary Senior A Final

31 mins - David O'Reilly with the opening point of second half

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10/02/2023

Leinster Post Primary Senior A Final

Second half under the way, Moate will need a huge first 15 mins to fend off Naas pulling away any further.

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10/02/2023

Leinster Post Primary Senior A Final

Half time - Moate CS with work to do in second half, Naas appear very composed on ball up from after an even start.

Good second half ahead!

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10/02/2023

Leinster Post Primary Senior A Final

31 min - Carl Lennox with another well taken free to give Naas a nice half time cushion in a tight game.

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10/02/2023

Leinster Post Primary Senior A Final

30 min - Ryan Sinkey manufactures and converts free to leave it a one score game. CBS on top now

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