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Clash of the Titans

Shane Completes World’s Coldest Marathon


To Africa by Lawnmower

Paramotoring is very weather dependent- too warm, too windy, or too wet and you just can’t fly.

The Battle for Sam rumbles on!

The US Masters 2016

The 80th Masters begins on Thursday April 7 and promises to produce four days of skill and absorbing action.

Cora Continues

Mayo legend Cora Staunton has decided to continue her inter-county career.

Sport To Look Forward To In January 2016

The National Football League starts in style with the meeting of last year’s All-Ireland finalists under lights at Croke Park.

Sport Not To Be Missed In January 2016

The first tennis major of 2016 takes place in Melbourne...


When 6th class pupil Sean Clifford, from S.N. Realt na Mara in Co. Sligo, emailed us with the idea of having a TPP Sports Star of the Year Award, we thought- ‘Now that’s a good idea’. So, we did just that. Thanks Sean! All you guys have to do now is vote!

PLANET REMEMBERS- Jonah Lomu- All Blacks Legend

The world of rugby is in mourning following the death of former New Zealand international Jonah Lomu at the age of 40.

Storm Barney-GOAL!

This is the moment a defender tried to clear the ball upfield but managed to score an own goal thanks to Storm Barney.

International Rules- Brogan to Lead Ireland

Dublin star Bernard Brogan will captain Ireland in their International Rules game against Australia at Croke Park on November 21.

Injury Ends O' Connell's Career

The legendary Paul O’ Connell has played his last game for Ireland.

Ireland Topple World Champions

It was one of the greatest results in the history of Irish soccer. The World Cup holders were in town and the Boys in Green were not one bit fazed. Martin O’ Neill’s depleted team was ready to slay giants.

Verstappen Passes Driving Test

He is Formula 1's youngest ever driver and in charge of a car that can reach over 320km/h. But Belgian-born Dutchman Max Verstappen was unable to drive a car legally on his own in either country.

Paddy’s Transfer Winners and Losers

As well as signing quality players such as Ramiro Funes Mori, Gerard Deulofeu and Tom Cleverley, the Toffees held onto John Stones, rejecting a £38m bid from Chelsea for the defender.

Paddy's September Premier Predictions

You know the score… or at least I do, I think! Come join me again this year as I gaze into my crystal ball and predict all the right scores. Well, some I hope. Remember, if you do better than me, keep it to yourself. I’ve got a reputation to keep :)

Super Shane Batters Bridgestone

Offaly golfer Shane Lowry enjoyed the biggest victory of his career in August 2015, when he claimed the WGC Bridgestone Invitational.

All-Ireland Football Final

After an action-packed summer of football, two familiar foes will do battle for the Sam Maguire Cup on September 20. Kerry and Dublin share 61 All-Ireland titles between them and the counties have enjoyed some great battles down through the years.

Planet Sport- Rugby World Cup CROUCH, BIND, SET.

These are three words many of us will gladly listen to over and over again in the coming weeks. Yes, World Cup fever is here again, only this time it is with the oval ball...

The Cats get the cream

For many GAA fans west of the Shannon, 2015 looked like it could be the year that Liam McCarthy would cross the waters...

Usain- The Greatest and the Fastest

Usain St Leo Bolt was born in Trelawny, Jamaica on August 21, 1986. In primary school he was very good at cricket, a game he still loves, but it wasn’t long before his talent as a runner began to shine through...

Paul Dunne far from amateur

If you had never heard of Paul Dunne before this summer, you’d certainly be forgiven.  Although an up and coming young amateur golfer, the Greystones native has until now kept a relatively low profile – until the British Open at St Andrews  that is...

More medals for Irish boxers

Michael Conlan, Joe Ward and Dean Walsh all claimed medals at the European Elite Championships in Bulgaria last month. Conlan, who won silver two years ago, captured the gold on this occasion by beating Britain’s Oais Ashfaq...

The Spirit of Sport- Eric the Eel

Swimming is an extremely difficult sport and it takes years of training to perfect your skills to compete at major competitions like the Olympic Games. Eric Moussambani took up swimming just eight months before the 2000 Olympics, and he hadn’t even seen a 50 metre swimming pool before he arrived...

Tag Rugby Fun

On the 29th of April, Blennerville N.S had a very enjoyable but tiring day playing tag rugby at Tralee Rugby Club. We trained for the games for a couple of weeks and had fun training with our coach Ed Barnes.

Biathlon Champions

Hi all fellow readers of The Primary Planet, you might remember us from our article in the April 2015 issue of TPP. Back then we were Sligo-Leitrim Champions and now we are the SSE Airtricity / Pentathlon Ireland National Schools Modern Biathlon All-Ireland Champions 2015.

Paul O Connell-Legend

Paul O’Connell will don an Ireland shirt for the final time this autumn after announcing he will retire from international rugby after the World Cup. The legendary lock, who has captained Ireland to back-to-back Six Nations titles, was widely expected to step down from the international scene.

Worm Charming

Worm charming is one of the most unusual sports in the world. It is the art of trying to attract worms to the earth’s surface. Charming is usually used to gather worms to use as bait in fishing, but it is also a competitive sport in countries like England and Canada.

The Ashes 2015

Now we know what you’re thinking – cricket, really? It’s certainly an acquired taste, but the pinnacle of five-day Test cricket is The Ashes, which takes place between England and Australia...

Man V Horse

Do you think you could outrun a horse? Do you think you could do it over 35 kilometres? For people that answer ‘yes’ to these questions, the ‘Man vs. Horse’ marathon is the sporting event for you.

Why Not Try Cycling

Cycling has become really popular in Ireland over the last few years, with people using their bikes for transport, recreation and sport.  Cycling is a fun physical activity which not only builds your fitness and endurance, but also gets you outdoors. 

Spiderman Celebration

When Hertha Berlin footballer, Anis Ben Haitra, scored in a Bundesliga clash with Schalke 04, fans were confused to see him celebrate by donning a Spiderman mask.

Sepak Takraw

This month we bring you an amazing sport all the way from Southeast Asia. Sepak Takraw is played on an indoor court similar to one used in volleyball. Sepak Takraw’s rules are almost the same as volleyball too, but there is one major difference – players cannot use their hands! Sepak is an old Thai word for ‘kick’ and Takraw is translated as ‘ball’ in English.

Tyrone Elect Woman Chairperson

Tyrone made history by electing the GAA’s first ever woman county chairperson. Roisín Jordan, who is a member of the Eglish club, was elected unopposed at the Red Hands’ county convention.

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