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 - 0 Sligo Rovers

Ten-man Shelbourne moved up into sixth place in the Premier Division table with an impressive 1-0 victory over Sligo Rovers at Tolka Park.

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League Preview: Shelbourne - v - Sligo Rovers

Shels have struggled for wins at Tolka Park all season. The Reds have scored just six times at home in the league this term and have to go all the way back to 28th February for their last home league ...

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League Report: Bohemians 3 - 0 Cork City

Bohemians guaranteed European football at Dalymount Park for next season with a comfortable 3-0 win against Premier Division strugglers Cork City.

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FAI Development Officers to offer delivery service for Boots Ireland

The Football Association of Ireland has linked with Boots Ireland to further reinforce links with local communities by facilitating delivery of medicines to vulnerable patients.

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FAI to seek clarification from Department of Sport on mass gatherings ruling

The FAI will seek meetings with Government and Department of Sport officials on new proposals to ban mass gatherings of more than 5,000 people until August 31st.

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Online League of Ireland Charity Quiz launched by Cork City fan

Devoted Cork City F.C. fan Damien Sreenan has devised an online League of Ireland quiz, to be staged this Saturday 25th April, in support of a very worthwhile charity.

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FAI Medical Staff to change as Stephen Kenny era begins

The FAI have announced that a number of members of their long serving Medical Team have departed their roles as new Ireland manager Stephen Kenny prepares to bring in his own staff.

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Shamrock Rovers' famous win in Belgrade part of Eir Sport's latest classic match series

The channel plans to air Shamrock Rovers' unforgettable win over Partizan Belgrade in the 2011 UEFA Europa League as well as a number of classic EA Sports Cup finals.

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Denmark coach Age Hareide names full strength squad for crucial November qualifiers

The away section at Dublin’s Aviva Stadium is completely sold out for the November 18th encounter with Mick McCarthy’s men, which will be the final Euro 2020 qualifier for both sides

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Joe Gamble appointed Cork City assistant boss

Gamble will link up with Cork City boss Neale Fenn, with whom he soldiered at Turner’s Cross during the pair’s playing days in the mid-noughties

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Unite the Union all-island tie set to have all-female officiating team

Linfield and Dundalk will face each other next month in the two-legged play-off for the new Unite the Union Champions Cup with an all-female officiating team in charge of the second leg.

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

The Inchicore side trail Bohs by eight points with three games left (Pat’s have a game in hand against Derry City) so a win tonight against their north City rivals is imperative if there is to be any hope of ...

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Michael Duffy named SSE Airtricity/Soccer Writers' Association Player of the Month for September

The Lilywhites’ winger played a prominent role as Dundalk wrapped-up two of the three top domestic prizes during the month – clinching the league title and claiming the EA Sports Cup in an exciting decider against Derry City

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League Preview: St Patrick's Athletic -v- Finn Harps

The mid-season break looms but there’s still a little bit of business to be attended to. St. Patrick’s Athletic play host to Finn Harps this Friday in the SSE Airticity League Premier Division (kick-off 7.45 p.m.).

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Three Premier Division games rescheduled

Three of the six SSE Airtricity League Premier Division matches that were postponed because of the Toulon tournament have been rescheduled

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League Preview: Sligo Rovers -v- St Patrick's Athletic

A true mid-table clash sees sixth-placed Sligo Rovers entertain St Patrick’s Athletic at the Showgrounds on Matchday 20 (kick-off 7.45pm).

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

Inchicore will see a battle between fifth and eighth as St. Patrick’s Athletic play Cork City at Richmond Park (kick-off 7.45 p.m.) in the latest round of SSE Airtricity League Premier Division fixtures.

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Roy Carroll to depart Linfield

Veteran goalkeeper Roy Carroll will leave Linfield when his current contract expires at the end of the month

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Neil Farrugia ruled out of Toulon Tournament

UCD winger Neil Farrugia has been forced to withdraw through injury from the Republic of Ireland Under 21 squad for the forthcoming Toulon tournament.

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Madrid's European Cup finals -- a look back

As part of our build up to Saturday's Final, which will be covering from the stadium, John Manning looks back on the previous finals played out in the Spanish capital.

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Mark Travers withdraws from Ireland camp with hand injury

AFC Bournemouth netminder Mark Travers has been forced to leave the Republic of Ireland training camp in Portugal.

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League Preview: Derry City -v- Finn Harps

Derry City play Finn Harps at the Ryan McBride Brandywell Stadium (kick-off 7.45 p.m.) in the first of two North West derbies at the venue within the space of four days.

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Inchicore set for live TV coverage on May 31st

With a number of fixtures having to be rearranged because of Under-21 international call-ups, the St. Patrick’s Athletic v. Cork City SSE Airtricity League Premier Division meeting on May 31st has been selected for live television coverage.

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UCD and Waterford have three games each postponed due to U21 call ups

A number of upcoming SSE Airtricity League Premier Division matches will need to be rearranged.

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Steve Clarke appointed new Scotland head coach

Former Kilmarnock manager Steve Clarke has signed a three-year contract as Scotland National Team Head Coach.

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