Ireland this week


Another week, another list of Irish “news”

Eircom to change ownership………again

Kilkenny lose 2 All-Ireland finals on same day

Get Green Energy Advice at the National Ploughing Championships

10 Reasons for Cork to beat Kerry

Ireland gets a mortgage

Micko’Dwyer & Billy Morgan agree on who is the country’s best referee

GAA abandon on-field cup presentations in favour of Hogan Stand tradition

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No mistaking who Glanbia support with new Avonmore Kilkenny Pack


Avonmore "SuperCats" Kilkenny packFood Multi-National Group, Glanbia have firmly nailed their colours to Kilkenny for the upcoming All Ireland Senior Hurling Championship final this weekend.

The special 2L packs of the Avonmore “SuperMilk” product, which are being sold in Kilkenny stores only, will celebrate a decade of hurling success for Kilkenny who have already won 6 All Ireland Titles since 2000 and are hoping to make it 7 on Sunday.

Kilkenny are striving for a historic fourth All Ireland Title in a row this Sunday, a level only ever achieved in the past by arch rivals Cork.

Hurling is a uniquely Irish game and is one that is only fully appreciated when seen live. Our Guests on Ireland Vacations who have had the privelege of attending a high profile game have never been disappointed. If you are planning a trip to Ireland on vacation, then why not plan around the hurling championship season which runs during the months from May to early September.

Denis Walsh named new Cork Hurling manager


Former dual star Denis Walsh has been named manager of Cork‘s senior hurling team.

44 year old Walsh, a member of the St Catherine’s club from Castlelyons in East Cork, holds two Hurling and two Football All-Ireland medals.
He was a double Munster winner in 1990, winning both Hurling and Football medals in the province but saw his name omitted from the Hurling team later in the year to miss out on the previously un-achieved dream of winning two All-Ireland’s medals in the same year.

Walsh managed the Waterford footballers from 2001 to 2003 and has coached successfully with his St. Catherines.

The decision to name Walsh was made by the committee chosen to make the appointment by GAA Central Council. It comprised Denis Coughlan (chairman), Jimmy Barry Murphy and John Fenton.

Walsh will be officially appointed in Cork on Monday 30 March.

Anthony Daly appointed Dublin hurling manager


County Clare man, Anthony Daly was officially confirmed as Dublin‘s new senior hurling manager at a meeting of the Dublin County Board last night for a two year term.

Daly was captain of Clare in 1995 and 1997 when they won the All Ireland Senior Hurling Championship and was Continue reading

Guaranteed winner in All Ireland Final


While the rivalry and banter between fans on both sides of the county boundary between Kilkenny and Waterford reaches fever pitch in the coming hours, one team is guaranteed to be victorious in the 2008 All Ireland hurling final. If you are currently on your Ireland vacation, then you must see this epic encounter.

Colin Gordon and his team at Continue reading