John Manning


John Manning Info

Role: Reporter

Start Date: June 1, 2016, 7:15 p.m.


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John Manning began writing for this year after retiring from the insurance industry. He has been a regular attendee at League of Ireland football matches since the 1970s. He has particularly supported Cork Hibs, Cork Celtic, Cork United, Cork City but has attended many other matches also.

He was formerly Webmaster of the Pitch and Putt Union of Ireland website ( to which he still contributes. He is currently Webmaster of the International Pitch and Putt Association website (

John broadcast Pitch and Putt on the airwaves from 1994 to 2005 – on CKR, KFM, KCLR FM, Midlands Radio 3, Radio Kerry and Cork 103 FM.

John held many administrative posts within the sport of Pitch and Putt
· Treasurer Pitch and Putt Union of Ireland 1992-93
· Public Relations Officer Pitch and Putt Union of Ireland 1994 – 2005
· General Secretary European Pitch and Putt Association 2000 - 2010

John Manning was the Editor of ‘Backspin’ – official monthly magazine of the Pitch and Putt Union of Ireland – between 1989 and 2005. He still currently contributes to ‘Backspin’.

He is a fervent supporter of the Republic of Ireland football team – home and sometimes away.

John Manning's Articles

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End of season report card 2018 - Shelbourne

It was the number of draws (11 in total) that cost the Drumcondra men a higher spot in the table.

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League Preview: St Patrick's Athletic -v- Derry City

St Patrick’s Athletic bid for a top-half finish in the Premier Division as they welcome Derry City to Richmond Park on Friday (kick-off 7.45 pm) in the final fixture of the season.

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League Preview: Shamrock Rovers -v- Waterford

Third-placed Shamrock Rovers welcome Waterford to the Tallaght Stadium on Friday in the penultimate fixture of their Premier Division season (kick-off 8pm).

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League Preview: St. Patrick's Athletic -v- Waterford

The topsy-turvy season for the Saints continues on Friday (kick-off 7.45 p.m.) when the Inchicore side play host to third placed Waterford in the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division.

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FAI Cup Preview: Drogheda United -v- Waterford

Drogheda will be hoping to continue their good run against Premier Division opposition in the Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup as Tim Clancy’s squad welcome Waterford to United Park in Friday’s second round.

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League Preview: Wexford -v- Shelbourne

Ninth plays third in the SSE Airtricity League First Division as Wexford welcome Shelbourne to Ferrycarrig Park on Friday (kick-off 8pm).

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Republic of Ireland defender Harriet Scott signs for Birmingham City

A graduate of Reading’s Academy, Harriet Scott helped the Royals to promotion to the WSL in 2015 and to maintain their status since then.

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Derry City sign goalkeeper Nathan Gartside from Premier League Watford

Illness restricted the 20-year-old’s opportunities during his stint cross-channel and he is looking forward to a fresh start with the Candystripes.

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FAI Cup Report: Inchicore Athletic 0 - 5 St. Patrick's Athletic

The Inchicore derby was claimed by the senior contestant but St. Patrick's Atheltic were made to work hard for their eventual 5-0 win over Leinster Senior League neighbours Inchicore Athletic.

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WNL League Cup Final to take place in Ferrycarrig Park

Wexford Youths will have home advantage in the Continental Tyres WNL Cup final after the draw was made this week.

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Gary Cronin confirmed as new manager at the Carlisle Grounds

Hot on the heels of Niall O’Driscoll’s appointment as Bray Wanderers Chairman comes the news that Gary Cronin is to be the club's new first team manager.

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League Report: Shelbourne 3 - 1 Cobh Ramblers

On a warm night on the banks of the Tolka River, Shelbourne kept their promotion play-off hopes bang on track with a deserved, albeit sometimes nervy, 3-1 win over a battling Cobh Ramblers side.

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League Preview: Shelbourne -v- Cobh Ramblers

Shelbourne hope to maintain their promotion push as they seek back-to-back home wins over Cobh Ramblers (kick-off 7.45pm).

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World Cup 2018 Preview - Senegal

See our full preview of Senegal's chances at this month's World Cup.

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League Preview: St Patrick's Athletic -v- Bohemians

St. Patrick’s Athletic will be looking to extend their unbeaten run to three league matches when welcome Bohemians to the Stadium of Light in Inchicore on Friday April 27th.

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League Preview: Shamrock Rovers -v- Limerick

Fifth in the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division’s plays ninth as Shamrock Rovers welcome Limerick to the Tallaght Stadium.

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League Preview: Bohemians -v- Sligo Rovers

Bohemians will be hoping to move up the table as they welcome Sligo Rovers, the side nearest to them in the current standings, to Dalymount Park on Friday night (kick off 7.45pm).

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League Preview: St Patrick's Athletic - V - Dundalk

Sixth in the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division’s plays third as St. Patrick’s Athletic welcome Dundalk to the Stadium of Light on Monday night.

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League Preview: Shamrock Rovers -v- Derry City

Fourth in the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division plays seventh as Shamrock Rovers welcome Derry City to Tallaght Stadium on Friday night (kick-off 8pm).

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2018 Season Preview - Cobh Ramblers

John Manning previews Cobh Ramblers' prospects for the First Division.

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League Preview: St Patrick's Athletic -v- Cork City

John Manning previews the clash between new league champions Cork City and relegation threatened St Patrick's Athletic at Inchicore.

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World Cup Qualifier Report: Slovenia 2 - 2 Scotland

Slovenia dealt a fatal blow to Scotland’s World Cup hopes as the sides played out an entertaining 2-2 draw at the Sportni Park Stozice in Ljubljana on Sunday evening.

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Gareth Bale ruled out of crunch internationals

Wales star man Gareth Bale will play no part in his country's final two World Cup group stage qualifying matches.

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Gareth Bale joins up with Coleman's Wales squad

Wales boss Chris Coleman took his squad for their first training session of the week today, with star man Gareth Bale joining up with the squad ahead of the crucial double header of qualifiers set for the next week

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Dublin set to host Euro 2020 Qualifying Draw

Media representatives from all over the world will converge on Dublin’s Convention Centre in December next year to attend the draw for the for the 2020 European Championships.

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