Posts Tagged ‘ Inchicore ’

Former WWE Star Set To Debut For Irish Wrestling Promotion

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The Superstars of Main Stage Wrestling make their return to Dublin for a night of action packed entertainment on Sunday September 28th at 7pm live from Good Counsel GAA club, Davitt Road, Drimnagh.

The show will feature a special appearance by none other than former WWE Superstar Carlito.

Carlito,along with his brother Primo became the only tag team to unify the WWE Tag Team Championship and World Tag Team Championship. He is also a former WWE United States Champion and WWE Intercontinental Champion. Now, he has his eyes set on Main Stage Wrestling’s roster and possibly capturing the prestigious MSW Championship. Continue reading

20 Year Old Gunman Jailed For Love/Hate Like Botch

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A Dublin man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for the attempted murder of his lifelong friend in a case a judge labelled as reminiscent of Love/Hate.

20 year old Patrick McCann of Decies Road, Ballyfermot shot Luke Wilson three times in Memorial Park, Inchicore on 13 January last causing him to lose an eye.  Continue reading

The Ballance Sheet #6 : The Training Factor

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On Sunday, November 3rd, Main Stage Wrestling will very kindly be hosting a seminar with myself, in their school in Inchicore, and I’m looking forward to it, I have to say.

I love training. Oftentimes, to be honest, I actually prefer it to doing shows, as mad as that sounds. I just love the simplicity of it; the chance to try stuff out, and the lack of waiting around. The latter is a maddening and frustrating aspect of doing shows, in all honesty. If you’re on first, or early on the card, it’s grand; if, however, you’re working the main event, or second half of the show, the wait, frankly, can grow rather wearisome. Training basically allows you a bit more ring time than you’d be afforded on a show, and in a more relaxed setting. From a creative standpoint, I tend to find it more fulfilling.  Continue reading

Buckley Takes Over Managerial Reins In Inchicore

St. Patrick’s Athletic have announced Liam Buckley as their new manager after the club decided not to renew the contract of Pete Mahon.

Buckley who has signed a two-year deal will be looking to get to work quickly and tie down some of the stars from last season. The Saints have already lost influential striker Danny North to Sligo Rovers while Darryl Kavanagh is currently been watched by numerous English sides.

Mahon took over in 2009 and led the Inchicore side to a fourth place finish last season while the club also enjoyed a European adventure which resulted in wins over IBV and Shakter Karagandy before bowing out to FC Karpaty Lviv. Pat’s also enjoyed a cup run which ended in the semi-finals at the hands of rivals Shelbourne.

Buckley resumes his League of Ireland career having taken a year out following the demise of Sporting Fingal, who he led to promotion and won the FAI Cup in 2009. The club also enjoyed a foray into Europe under his guidance and Pats fans will be hoping the second coming of Buckley will reignite their title ambitions.

The club statement read: The Board of St Patrick’s Athletic Football Club wish to advise that they have decided not to renew the managerial contract with Pete Mahon for the upcoming season. 
The Board would like to acknowledge the hard work done by Mr Mahon since he took over in 2009, and would also like to take this opportunity to wish him every success in the future.
The Board have now appointed former manager and player Liam Buckley as manager of St Patrick’s Athletic Football Club. Liam rejoins St Pat’s having won the league in his last reign as manager, while also having previously managed at Athlone Town, Shamrock Rovers, and Sporting Fingal where he won the FAI Cup in 2009.
When asked about his new appointment, Liam said, “It’s a great honour to be invited back to manage St Patrick’s Athletic FC and I am really looking forward to putting a squad together and challenging for the 2012 season.”
Chairman Garrett Kelleher added “St Patrick’s Athletic are most grateful to Pete Mahon for retaining the Club’s position in the Premier Division when he was appointed manager late in the 2009 season. 
The Club has enjoyed good success under the stewardship of Pete, particularly in Europe, and we wish him every success in the future. Liam Buckley has committed to St Patrick’s Athletic for two years despite the budgetary constraints of these challenging times. 

I am enthused by the energy, creativity and passion that Liam brings to the Club and believe that those attributes are cause for a bright future for St Patrick’s Athletic in the years to come”.

Fallen Champions Return to the Summit

Bohemians sit pretty on top of the League of Ireland table this morning after beating Drogheda United 1-0 at Dalymount Park. An Anto Flood goal was enough to put the 2009 champions on top of the league with two wins from two, yet they Gypsies will need to maintain a fully fit squad if they are to maintain any form of title tilt. United manager Mick Cooke is still searching for his first points and will do well to keep the Boynesiders up this term.  

The story of the night came from Richmond Park where Bray Wanderers came back from the dead to beat St Patricks Athletic 3-2. The Inchicore side roared into a two goal lead with an own goal from Derek Prendergast followed by an effort from Evan McMillan. However the Saints took their eye off the ball and two goals from Conor Murphy in the space of ten minutes put the Seagulls level. New signing Joe Kendrick struck late on to give Pat Devlin`s men their first victory of the season.

A similar scoreline was played out at Oriel Park where Dundalk took the spoils over Galway United. A sublime goal from Mark Quigley put the hosts ahead before Joseph Yoffe equalised from the penalty spot. Jason Byrne put the Lilywhites ahead with only twenty minutes remaining but Ian Foster`s men were pegged back when Sean Kelly found the net for the Tribesmen. A late goal from Shane Guthrie secured the win for the Louth side three minutes from time.

Derry City recorded their first win upon returning to the Premier Division by beating UCD 2-0 at the Belfield Bowl. Gareth McGlynn and Daniel Lafferty bagged the all important goals for the Candystripes.

The final clash of this weekend sees Shamrock Rovers travel to the North West to take on Sligo Rovers in a repeat of last year`s FAI Cup Final. All eyes will be on the Showgrounds as the two main title contenders square off in an early six pointer.