Thursday, 27 December 2012
Monday, 3 December 2012
Sunday, 11 November 2012
|Victor Wanyama head's the opening goal for Celtic against Barcelona|
Back in 2005 the year before my leaving certificate I had quite a time comsuming obsession, basically qualifying Irish clubs like Bohemian's or Cork City FC to the Champions League Group Stages on to the knock out stages and ultimately towards winning the tournament via the famous Football Manager portal.
Wednesday, 7 November 2012
Wednesday, 24 October 2012
Sunday, 14 October 2012
Martin Kaymer's nerveless putt to retain the Ryder Cup may have quietened forty odd thousand rowdy American golf fans as well as lifting the spirits of his European teammates and inspirational captain Jose Maria Olazabal but another Ryder cup victory for Europe looks unlikely to improve the lot of professional golf in Europe.
Wednesday, 26 September 2012
|Boyd Rankin bowling at the recent T20 qualifiers in March|
Monday, 3 September 2012
With the release of both Andy Carroll and Nathan Ecclestone and the most disappointing start to a season in fifty years it has become apparent that Liverpool will need at least one extra forward primarily as a bench player who can offer some impact from the bench.
Wednesday, 29 August 2012
|Paul Kerrigan concedes a free against Donegal|
Saturday, 25 August 2012
Friday, 17 August 2012
|Conor Ridge and Ross Fisher|
Thursday, 9 August 2012
Saturday, 28 July 2012
|The Argentinean team celebrate victory in Beijing|
Thursday, 26 July 2012
|Irish gymnast Kieran Behan|
Sunday, 15 July 2012
Football is a game built on emotions at the best of times. Understandably the view of the majority of Arsenal fans is that the club should have done more and still should do more to keep hold of Robin Van Persie.
Wednesday, 11 July 2012
|David Fitzgerald and John Conlon embrace after the final whistle|
It frequently crosses my mind in April and May that the English Premiership is heading for the off season and that I'll be missing my regular dose of live sport for about three months. It s not something I'm proud of but for all the other sporting pursuits I enjoy the premiership still tends to be my stable diet when it comes to watching live sport.
Sunday, 1 July 2012
|Will Porterfield and Michael Clarke 'You can stand under my Umbrella'|
Being a fan of the Irish cricket team can be a tough gig at times. In saying this I'm not referring to the teams performances. As much as they suffer highs and lows like most teams its the weather in Ireland thats grinding my gear.
Monday, 25 June 2012
|Thierry Henry taking on the Dub's|
The GAA while a much loved organisation in Ireland is often seen as having a very limited potential beyond these shores. With over a million members worldwide and a stadium as modern as Croke Park available they are already doing many things excellently.
Wednesday, 20 June 2012
|Barry Maguire of VVV Venlo|
A consistent criticism of the Irish football team despite the relative recent success of qualifying for the European championships has been the standard and style of play of the team. The deficiencies in the style of play in the team can largely be traced back to the technical ability of some of the players and the coaching these players have received during their lives. Perhaps the league the majority of the squad play in on a weekly basis has also played a part.
Friday, 15 June 2012
Last night wasn't pleasant for any Irish supporters apart perhaps from that guy at work who always knew Ireland would lose 4-0 to Spain. Over the last few months the country has been taken away in a wave of optimism that believed our shortcomings going forward would be more than compensated for by an efficient defensive system which had managed to keep clean sheets when it mattered most during the qualifying campaign.
Wednesday, 13 June 2012
|Hamish Marshall 2nd from left in Dublin in 2010 for a coaching session|
Monday, 11 June 2012
|Irelands George Dockrell after taking the wicket of Sachin Tendulkar|
Tuesday, 5 June 2012
|Irelands Kevin Foley|
In my first year in secondary school I was due to be a part of a quintet singing group at the end of year concert. I'd told my parents about it and I'd taken plenty of time off class, then the night before the concert I was pulled from the group. The teacher in his wisdom realized I couldn't sing and that he'd had a bit of a brain fart when he picked me. Realizing what a sensitive young fellow I was he offered to take me back into the group if I'd mime. I wasn't prepared to do that and I didn't take part in the concert so I fully appreciate Kevin Foleys position on not staying with the squad.
Sunday, 3 June 2012
|Ireland coach Phil Simmons|
Ireland's cricket teams summer will kick off in earnest in a little under 3 weeks in Belfast. In previous years a fixture against a full member has been seen as a once off chance to prove that Ireland deserve more regular opportunities against the top sides.
Monday, 28 May 2012
|Former Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish|