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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League Preview: Cabinteely -v- Cobh Ramblers

Cabinteely will be seeking a third successive victory when they welcome league leaders Cobh Ramblers to Stradbrook on SSE Airtricity League First Division Gameday 5.

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Colin Bell names WNT squad for Slovakia friendly

Following on from their success in the recent Cyprus Cup, the Republic of Ireland Women’s National Team face Slovakia in a friendly at the Tallaght Stadium on April 10th.

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Conor Kane, Michael O'Connor, Trevor Clarke all named in Irish U19 squad for Euro Qualifiers

Republic of Ireland Under 19s Head Coach Tom Mohan has named an 18-man squad for the forthcoming matches in Belgium.

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Brady scoops trio of prizes at FAI International Awards

Robbie Brady was the star attraction at the 2016 Three FAI International Football Awards picking up a triple of prizes.

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League Report: Cobh Ramblers 5 - 1 Athlone Town

Cobh Ramblers have gone top of the table having maintained their unbeaten start to the 2017 SSE Airtricity League First Division campaign with a comfortable 5-1 victory over Athlone Town at St. Colman’s Park on Saturay.

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League Preview: Shelbourne -v- Waterford FC

Shelbourne will be hoping to pick up their first league win of the 2017 campaign as they welcome Waterford to Tolka Park on Friday (kick-off 7.45 p.m.).

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League Preview: Cork City -v- Sligo Rovers

Cork City will hope to make it four from four as they welcome bogey side Sligo Rovers to Turner's Cross.

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League Report: Cabinteely 2 - 0 Wexford Youths

The home faithful were celebrating at Stradbrook as Cabinteely picked-up their first league points of the season. Cabo dominated and ran out comfortable 2-0 winners, courtesy of a first half Joe Doyle brace.

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Reshuffle at Athlone Town as Ricardo Monsanto confirmed first team manager

Colin Fortune has been named in the newly-created head coach position.

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Dylan Hayes re-signs with Bohemians

The full-back spent time on trial at Bray Wanderers in pre-season.

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League Preview: Cabinteely -v- Wexford

Both sides will look to put a disappointing opening two weeks behind them.

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League Preview: Wexford -v- Athlone Town

Surprise table-toppers Athlone Town look for their second win over a south-east side in the space of a week.

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Ethan McCarthy switches Cobh for US coaching job

Cobh Ramblers F.C, have announced that the club’s Under 19 coach Ethan McCarthy has been appointed to a coaching role in the US. McCarthy will be coaching at The Football Factory (TFF), an indoor soccer turf facility located in Bergen ...

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Akinade misses opening league game and ruled out pending surgery

Ismahil Akinade did not feature for Bohemians in the February 24th SSE Airtricity League season opener against Derry City. In a statement released the club revealed that on medical advice, the Dalymount Park club have decided not to risk the ...

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Season Preview 2017 - Cabinteely

John Manning previews Cabinteely's prospects of improving on their seventh-place finish in last season's First Division

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League Preview: Cabinteely FC -v- UCD

Cabinteely play host to UCD at Stradbrook in the opening round of the 2017 First Division. Although the South County Dublin men finished 2016 towards the foot of the SSE Airtricity First Division table, an air of optimism pervales around ...

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Sky Sports sign six season deal with NIFL

Sky Sports will screen five Danske Bank Premiership fixtures and the Northern Ireland Football League Cup Final this season and in each of the next six seasons.

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Colin Bell named Republic of Ireland Women's Head Coach

Colin Bell announced as new Republic of Ireland Women's International Senior Team Head Coach

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Waterford change crest and club name

Change continues apace in Waterford as the Suirside club prepare for their assault on the 2017 SSE Airtricity League First Division title. This week the club has changed its name back to Waterford FC.

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Dundalk to replace maligned Oriel Park pitch with new synthetic surface for season opener

Dundalk’s announcement means that the league champions will forfeit home advantage for the 2017 President’s Cup final against FAI Cup winners Cork City.

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Garry Comerford joins Waterford

Former Shamrock Rovers and Cobh Ramblers midfielder Garry Comerford is the latest player to join the set-up at Waterford F.C. in advance of the 2017 season.

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Gleeson resigns as UCD Waves boss

The three-year reign of Eileen Gleeson as Team Manager and Head Coach of UCD Waves is over. The former Ballymun United player announced her resignation today. Gleeson leaves the Women’s National League club that she managed to a runners-up position ...

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Cabinteely appoint Eddie Wallace as head of recruitment

Wallace began the 2015 season as head coach of Athlone.

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Jason Donohue names Irish under 15 squad for Dutch friendlies

The Republic of Ireland under 15 team will be in the Netherlands in a few weeks to face the Dutch in a couple of friendly internationals. Head Coach Jason Donohoe has selected an 18-strong panel for the trip.

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Cobh Ramblers announce friendly schedule

Cobh Ramblers have announced details of some pre-season friendlies. In all, the SSE Airtricity First Division outfit plan to play five matches in preparation for the forthcoming 2017 campaign.

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