In the June 29 Irish World

The London- Irish community gets behind its footballers with a fundraising effort as Paul Coggins’ team prepare for a second trip to Ireland to replay their Connacht Championship semi-final.

Tyrone’s Andrea Begley is crowned winner of BBC’s The Voice. 

Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann celebrates 50 years of Fleadh Cheoil na Breataine.

A new report suggests that Ireland has become a “nation of pagans” and could be without priests in 20 years.

The much loved parish priest and founder of St Kiernan’s Gaelic Football Club Fr. Tom Kiernan has died. 

Well known Irish community activist Patrick O’Connell has been awarded an OBE for his charity work that includes supporting St Luke’s Hospice.

The new CEO of Lighthouse construction charity Bill Hill tells us about his plans to shift the charity’s focus to prevention and safety. 

We chat to Armagh actor Michael Colgan about The Fall and Good Vibrations. The Irish World has five copies of The Fall on DVD to give away!

Reviews of The Cripple of Inishmaan, The Night Alive and Tutto Bene, Mamma.

We talk to traditional band Beoga ahead of them playing at City of London Festival.

PJ Gallagher speaks about bringing Jake Stephens back with Channel 4’s Trojan Donkey. 

We talk to Amanda Minihan, the Irish actress from the cast of Merrily We Roll Along. The Irish World has tickets to give away to Merrily We Roll Along.

And in sport…

Full match report of London footballers’ Connacht Championship semi-final with Leitrim.

Full coverage of London hurlers’ Liam McCarthy qualifier against Westmeath, Eamonn Phelan’s last game in charge. 

London’s ladies make a disappointing start to their Leinster Championship campaign with a heavy defeat to Longford.

RTE pundit and former Cork hurler Tomas Mulcahy on all the GAA action over the weekend.

Irish boxer Carl Frampton speaks about his quest for a world title. The Irish World has ringside tickets to watch Frampton in action against Fabian Oscar Orozco at Wembley Arena on July 20. 

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