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 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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League Report: Waterford FC 2 - 1 Cobh Ramblers

A late Patrick McClean header from a Derek Daly free kick gave Waterford a hard earned 2-1 victory over Cobh Ramblers in an intense and passionate SSE Airtricity League First Division Munster derby at the RSC.

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League Preview: Waterford -v- Cobh Ramblers

Just goal difference separates Waterford and Cobh Ramblers as the SSE Airtricity League’s top two lock horns in a Munster derby at the RSC on Friday.

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EA Sports Cup Report: Cobh Ramblers 2 - 0 Avondale United

A first strike of the season from Matthew Whelan and a stunning 25-yarder from Shane Lowth gave Cobh Ramblers a 2-0 home win over Avondale United in the EA Sports Cup First Round.

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EA Sports Cup Preview: Cobh Ramblers -v- Avondale United

Cobh Ramblers will seek to continue their impressive start to 2017 as they welcome Avondale United to St. Colman’s Park on Tuesday (kick-off 7.45 p.m.).

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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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