Paul Geaney's Bar Dingle Sport Blog
August 2019 SPORT LINE UP
August LIVE sport
THE DINGLE RACES 2019
The Dingle Races will take place in Ballintaggart racecourse on Friday 9th, Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th of August.
The annual event is the summit of the Irish Horse & Pony circuit. Known as “flapper racing”, it is racing that operates outside the rules of the Turf Club, which is the sanctioned Irish HorseRacing Association who strongly disapprove of flapping, so much so that they penalise trainers, jockeys and horses found to be taking part in flapping!
They have been running for over 100 years and certainly play their part in Irish racing. Numerous young jockeys have earned their stripes in meetings like Dingle and none more so than Dingle man Jack Kennedy.
Jack Kennedy winning at The Dingle Races at the tender age of 11!
Photo credit: Ted Creedon.
The magic of The Races will see our friends from all over Ireland and abroad return again, as they do every year like a pilgrimage. They first came because of their love of horses, but now they return because of their love of Dingle!!
Jack Kennedy Cheltenham winning gear displayed in the bar.
GAA FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
.... and so the business end of the Championship has arrived with Kerry still in contention! Two semi-finals on the 10th & 11th with the respective winners having 3 weeks to prepare for the final on September 1st....
Up the Kingdom!
GAA Hurling Final
After two cracking semi-finals, the familiar colours of Kilkenny & Tipperary return to Croke Park on Sunday 18th in the hurling final showdown..... another epic in store?
PREMIER LEAGUE 2019-2020
The Premier League 2019-2020 kicks off shortly.... with Liverpool looking to go one place better than last season..... Man City picked up the season's first piece of silverware in the Community Shield.... Will Liverpool get theirs in the UEFA Super Cup against Chelsea?
The Southern hemisphere will be continuing its build-up to the World Cup with the The Rugby Championship. ......while the Guinness Internationsl Summer Series gets underway next weekend with Ireland and the other home nations looking to get their preparations finalised ahead of Japan 2019.
GAA Football Championship
- Dublin v Mayo Saturday, 10th August, 5pm
- Kerry v Tyrone Sunday, 11th August, 3.30pm
- Dublin v Kerry Sunday, 1st September, 3.30pm
GAA Hurling Final
- Kilkenny v Tipperary Sunday, 18th August, 3.30pm
Premier League 2019
- Arsenal v Burnley Saturday 17th, August, 12pm
- Man City v Spurs Saturday, 17th August, 5.30pm
- Sheffield UTD v Crystal Palace Sunday, 18th August, 2pm
- Chelsea v Leicester City Sunday, 18th August, 4.30pm
- Wolves v Man UTD Monday, 19th August, 8pm
- Aston Villa v Everton Friday, 23th August, 8pm
- Norwich City v Chelsea Saturday, 24th August, 12pm
- Liverpool v Arsenal Saturday, 24th August, 5.30pm
- Bournemouth v Man City Sunday, 25th August, 2pm
- Spurs v Newcastle Sunday, 25th August, 4.30pm
- Southampton v Man UTD Saturday, 31st August, 12pm
- Everton v Wolves Sunday, 1st September, 2pm
- Arsenal v Spurs Sunday, 1st September, 4.30pm
Summer Rugby Series 2019
- Ireland v Italy Saturday 10th, August, 2pm
- England v Wales Sunday, 11th August, 2pm
- Wales v England Saturday, 17th August, 2.15pm
- France v Scotland Saturday, 17th August, 8pm
- Scotland v France Sunday, 24th August, 1.10pm
- England v Ireland Sunday, 24th August, 3pm
- France v Italy Friday, 30th August, 8.10pm
- Wales v Ireland Saturday, 31st August, 2.30pm
- Georgia v Scotland Saturday, 31st August, 5pm
The Rugby Championship
- Argentina v South Africa Saturday, 10th August, 8.40pm
Push yourself again and again. Don’t give an inch until the final buzzer sounds. - Larry Bird