Category Archives: Sport
Katie Taylor is undoubtedly Ireland’s greatest sports person ever. She is one of the greatest female boxers in the world.Her father, and coach, Peter Taylor has already expressed his dismay at the lack of coverage her achievements receive. The way she is treated by the State’s national broadcaster is a disgrace.Sort it the fuck out, RTÉ. via RTÉ Sports PersonRead more
Ireland scrumhalf Peter Stringer has agreed a short-term contract with English Premiership side Saracens, Munster announced today. via RTÉ Sport: Stringer signs for Saracens. Holy crap! Stringer not with Munster anymore… I suppose it was on the cards though.Read more
I was cheering for France in the final, but still, Congrats to New Zealand. They were the better team over the tournament, over the match, and over the past 20 odd years that they haven’t won the RWC. Although I really do wish people would stop going on about the Northern Hemisphere way of playing rugby, because that is exactlyRead more
Yes, once more it is that time of the year. Rugby has returned with a vengeance. The Magners League has been on for a few weeks, and now it is the second week of the Heinekin Cup. Course what with not having Sky Sports I don’t get to watch the actual games. But I have just watched RTE’s highlights package.Read more
Rated PG for fantasy action/violence involving scary images and situations, and for a smoking caterpillar.
I have a dilemma. See I find it very hard to support Wales in rugby. But this weekend they are playing France. And I really want France to lose… I’m just so conflicted! Obviously we are going to win in Twickenham. I mean, that does without saying. Doesn’t it? As for Italy v Scotland. Again I’m of the conflicted persuasion,Read more
My weekend; terrible rugby. No Grand Slam this year for us. But the telly watching was good, Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace, you need to watch it.Read more
So weekend one of this year’s Six Nations is over and done with, verdicts all in? For the most part I think that the winning teams don’t have too much to write home about. We didn’t put in a huge performance, but we won, so it’ll do. And to be fair, we never seem to pile on the points against Italy. So all those “doom and gloom” commentators can hang on til next weekend. Then they turn those frowns upside down as we beat France.Read more
I know you are all trés excited about this weekend. And any number of future weekends. Yes, that’s right by fellow rugby fans, the Six Nations is almost here. And already the meeja is hyped beyond belief. Will we win the Grand Slam for the second year in a row.
Or will we do the unthinkable and lose to Italy?Read more
Its been a busy weekend. Sat was all about the rugby. Obviously enough We headed to the pub for one o’clock. France V Italy went as expected, to France. Then it was England v Scotland, and again the team I didn’t want to win won. Booo! And finally at half five it was time for our game. And we all knew Wale’d be tough but still I knew we were going to win. No doubts. It’d be close, I knew that, but I was just so certain we’d win.Read more
I’ve just upgraded my wordpress installation. Have to say I’m not too sure about this new layout thingy; but I’m sure I’ll get used to it. It is the first weekend of this year’s Six Nations! Yay! Ireland played France in our opener in Croke Park. I was there two years ago when we lost to that last-gasp try. SoRead more
Well now, it really has been a while, hasn’t it. I promise, one day I’ll stop starting all my posts in this manner. But that day it not today. Not today… I’ve made an August resolution that I’ll post more regularly. I’m hoping for at least twice a week. My fingers are crossed but god only knows what reality willRead more