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

Bohemians will hope to build on an outstanding performance in Drogheda last week when they welcome St. Patrick’s Athletic to Dalymount Park on Friday night (kick-off 7.45pm).

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League Report: Shelbourne 1 - 1 UCD

Any lingering hopes that UCD had of claiming promotion to the Premier Division are all but extinguished after this entertaining 1-1 draw between fifth and to third in the SSE Airtricity League First Division at Tolka Park.

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League Preview: Bray Wanderers -v- Dundalk

The Seagulls ran out surprising 3-1 winners when the sides met at Oriel Park earlier this season.

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Europa League Report: Levadia Tallinn 0 - 2 Cork City

Cork City took a giant leap towards the next round of the Europa League with an impressive 2-0 away victory over Levadia Tallinn at the Rannastaadion in Parnu.

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League Report: Bohemians 2 - 0 Sligo Rovers

Bohemians jumped up into sixth place after a goal in each half gave the Phibsboro men a comfortable 2-0 victory over Sligo Rovers in the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division at Dalymount Park.

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League Preview: Cobh Ramblers -v- Shelbourne

Cobh Ramblers will be hoping to bounce back from a surprise defeat to Longford last week when they welcome Shelbourne to St. Colman’s Park on Saturday night.

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Midseason Report Card - Cobh Ramblers

John Manning runs the rule over another outstanding few months for Stephen Henderson's side.

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EA Sports Cup dates and times confirmed

The scheduling for the 2017 EA Sports Cup semi-finals has just been confirmed.

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Wes Hoolahan is bringing his Norwich City side to face Cobh in July

First Division promotion chasing Cobh Ramblers have lined up an exciting mid-season friendly match against English Championship outfit Norwich City.

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Midseason Report Card - Cabinteely

Cabinteely's mid-season report card has just landed, and they've done better than expected!

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League Report: Shelbourne 0 - 0 Longford Town

Nine man Shelbourne battled bravely to a scoreless draw with Longford Town in an incident-packed SSE Airtricity League First Division clash at Tolka Park.

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Shamrock Rovers set to face Celtic in Tallaght on July 8th

The Hoops will face The Bhoys in an exciting friendly match, which is scheduled for the Tallaght Stadium on Saturday July 8th.

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League Report: Shelbourne 1 - 4 Cabinteely FC

A brace of goals in either half gave fourth placed Cabinteely an impressive 4-1 victory over Shelbourne in the SSE Airtricity League Division One Dublin derby on a beautiful evening at Tolka Park.

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League Report: Sligo Rovers 1 - 2 Cork City

A first half penalty conversion by Kieran Sadlier gave Cork City plenty to think about but second half strikes from substitute Achille Campion and Kevin O’Connor earned the league leaders their 14th win of the season at a rocking Showgrounds.

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League Report: Shelbourne 2-1 Athlone Town

Goals from Derek Prendergast and Aaron Ashe gave Shels the win despite a late Athlone rally.

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EA Sports Cup Preview: Cork City - v - St. Patrick's Athletic

Cork City face St. Patrick’s Athletic for the second time in 11 days on May Bank Holiday Monday (kick-off 4.00pm).

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League Preview: Bohemians -v- Finn Harps

Injury-ravaged Finn Harps travel to Dalymount Park to face a Bohemians side with fitness concerns of their own.

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League Preview: Shelbourne -v- UCD

The last meeting between the sides saw the Students emerge with a 4-0 win at the UCD Bowl.

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League Preview: Wexford -v- Cobh Ramblers

Wexford seek their first win of the season as they welcome a Cobh side battling to regain top spot.

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