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# confirmation

This year
# Club Final Controversy
Kilmacud lodge appeal against All-Ireland club final replay decision
The GAA’s Central Appeals Committee confirmed its receipt of the appeal in a statement this afternoon.
All time
# confirmation
2,400 fans to attend Cork vs Limerick Munster hurling semi-final
The game act as a trial event, with only 200 spectators permitted to attend the other semi-final between Tipperary and Clare/Waterford.
# confirmation
Man City crowned Premier League champions as Leicester beat weakened Man United
An experimental United side lost 2-1 and can no longer mathematically catch Pep Guardiola’s longtime leaders.
# exit door
Stoke City confirm departure of veteran Irish defender Stephen Ward
The Dubliner leaves the Potters after a one-season stay.
# road to england
Women's Euro 2021 officially rescheduled for July 2022
Ireland are on track to qualify for the tournament in England.
# About time
UFC postpones next three events after coronavirus clampdown
President Dana White has confirmed the postponements.
# confirmation
FAI postpone all football activity in Ireland
Everything has been cancelled until at least 29 March.
# confirmation
US Senate poised to confirm Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh later today
If Kavanaugh is confirmed, Trump will have succeeded in having his two picks seated on the court.
# Brett Kavanaugh
Trump stands by Supreme Court nominee after sex assault allegation
Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the lifetime post would see the balance of the Court swing towards conservatism.
# Waterford
Halligan says he was barred from being confirmation sponsor because of Eighth Amendment stance
The Bishop of Waterford said in a statement that a confirmation sponsor must be a “practising Catholic”.
# confirmation
United target Sergio Ramos has made a decision regarding his future
Ramos has been linked with a move to Old Trafford all summer.
Opinion: First Holy Communion etiquette for sensible spenders
Let me warn you now about those who may try to get you spending against your will – and help you to defend yourself.
# evening fix
The Evening Fix... now with added Barack Obama playing Daniel Day-Lewis
Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.
# Money
Government criticised for scrapping Communion and Confirmation grants
The Department of Social Protection confirmed it was scrapping grants which covered the costs of religious sacraments.
# mobility allowance
Final Mobility Allowance installment payment due on 26 June
The HSE has written to all recipients of the allowance informing them of the final date of payment.
# Your Say
Poll: Should preparation for sacraments remain the job of teachers?
Over 70 per cent of primary school teachers have said that they are spending longer than allocated on preparation for First Holy Communion and Confirmation. Should this be changed?
# Education
Fewer teachers now teaching religion 'willingly'
The figures in the current INTO survey were compared to similar research undertaken 10 years ago.