Munster Fighting Championships
Dec17

Munster Fighting Championships

On Saturday Dec 3rd the Munster Fighting Championships got underway at Maximus nightclub on Kenyon Street in Nenagh. The event was broken up between three different disciplines with ADCC rules fights taking place first followed by the K1 fight and then the MMA bouts.   Having only recently covered local fighter Adrian Elbert in The Finest a few issues back we were in the fortunate position right beside the cage to witness his...

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Successful debut tournament for Nenagh Basketball Club
Nov27

Successful debut tournament for Nenagh Basketball Club

 Nenagh Basketball Club held an U12 basketball tournament in Nenagh College on Saturday last. There were three teams involved, Nenagh, Tipp Talons and Newport. This was a friendly event and was seen as a fantastic opportunity to give players a chance to get game time and also experience a tournament atmosphere.   Nenagh played Tipp Talons from Thurles in the opening match. The starting five for Nenagh were Kayla O`Gorman, James...

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The Ballingarry Boxing Boy
Nov06

The Ballingarry Boxing Boy

Conor Ivors hails from Ballingarry just outside Thurles, he is eighteen years old, attended Scoil Ruane in Killenaule and like many other young men of his age grew up playing soccer, Gaelic football and of course hurling, playing at county level at one point. In 2007 Conor’s father John Ivors introduced his son to boxing as it was felt that he was too small for hurling but just right for boxing.   The Finest met with Conor Ivors...

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Local MMA Fighter Adrian Elbert wins CRC Middleweight Belt
Nov05

Local MMA Fighter Adrian Elbert wins CRC Middleweight Belt

Back in 2008 life seemed to be heading down the mean streets for Roscrea native Adrian Elbert after his father John Elbert passed away  from cancer. Adrian was 23 years old at the time, he found himself unemployed with little in terms of prospects on the horizon. It can be easy to slip into the vicious circle which has gotten the better of many a young man in the Ireland of the Millennium. But not for those who still have a fight...

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Offaly County Darts Invitational at Dooley’s hotel Birr
Oct31

Offaly County Darts Invitational at Dooley’s hotel Birr

Offaly County Darts Invitational in Dooley’s Hotel Birr. Singles competition Saturday November 5th & 13 man team event Sunday November 6th. Singles event sat registration at 6pm €10 entry and team event Sunday games away at 12pm sharp. Local businesses can sponsor a dart board for €20 (will get their name displayed on the board) Contact leanne for more info 085...

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AN OBSERVATION ON THE FOOTBALL FINAL
Sep21

AN OBSERVATION ON THE FOOTBALL FINAL

The All-Ireland football final turned out to being an intriguing affair with Mayo stepping up to the all conquering Dubs from the start. Many felt that the skill was low but hats off to the two teams the result was in doubt to the very end. Sometimes when skill appears to go missing a different complexion arouses the interest of the football enthusiast. This time the thong that caught the eye was the enormous work-rate of two sets of...

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Tipperary GAA Scene
Sep20

Tipperary GAA Scene

Tipperary GAA Scene by PRO Joe Bracken. ALL-IRELAND HURLING ROUNDUP Two weeks on from Tipperary’s double All-Ireland success, a quick look back on the history of hurling’s greatest honours shows that at senior grade the top four All-Ireland titles rank as follows; Kilkenny 36 (last 2015), Cork 30 (2005), Tipperary 27 (2016) and Limerick 7 (1973). At Minor grade it is a lot closer with Kilkenny 21 (last 2014), Tipperary 20...

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Check out Munster Rugby’s New High Performance Centre
Sep20

Check out Munster Rugby’s New High Performance Centre

Check out Munster’s new purpose built High Performance Centre at the University of Limerick is open for business with the centre marking a new era for the province as the squad look to reap the rewards from their first ever single training base. In its third week of operation the new facility also houses the Greencore Munster Rugby Academy and part of the Domestic Game, with Munster players, coaches and staff all operating from one...

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