Category Archives: Sports

My first AEG

I received my first airsoft electric gun today. I went cheap for the first one to test it out so I got a Jing Gong (a Chinese good quality clone) Heckler & Koch G36C. I also got a reflect red dot sight and a USMC type single point bunch sling. First pictures below: I’ve only [...]

The second airsoft post

Just thought i’d give you a bit more information to coax you FCÁ/RDF’ers and weekend warrior wannabees into trying out airsoft. Where to play airsoft There’s literally millions, well maybe 20, places around Ireland where you can do it. The best way to find sites/clubs to contact the Irish Airsoft Association for sites down south [...]

Toy Soldiers, Weekend Warriors, Sandbags – titles no longer reserved for the RDF

I just started a new hobby … airsoft. It’s a bit like paintballing but without paintballs and paintball guns. So actually it’s nothing like paintball. In airsoft you shoot 6mm hard plastic balls with guns that look and feel like the real thing. The only similarity to paintball is the type of games you play [...]

Fifa to discuss Irish player row

The football folks north of the border still aren’t accepting the FIFA ruling that players born in Northern Ireland can turn out for the Republic. The Unionists even wanted to pass a motion in Stormont condemming FIFA’s proposal! *yawn* Why can’t an Irish citizen born in the North play for their national team? Was Maik [...]

No to El Tel!

Somehow I doubt John Delaney or anyone in the FAI reads this blog but if, by some odd stroke of luck, they chance upon my wee corner of the blog o’sphere I want my message to be clear… Do not hire Terry Venables as ROI manager! We’re sick of chancers and second rate managers! The [...]

Football? Sure wtf do we know about football in this part of the world!?!

So with England’s miserable defeat to Croatia and NI’s expected exit last night and the poor aul Scots losing to the iTalians last week it obviously means none of the “home” nations, as some call ‘em, will be taking part in Euro 2008. It’s a sad state of affairs really. What has happened to soccer [...]

National anthems and walloping the English.

I’m really looking forward to this weekend’s game in Croker … who isn’t?? I’d love to be there, the atmosphere is going to be amazing!! It’ll be even better if Ireland finally turn on the style after two disappointing performances against the Welsh and the French. There are two things I am really hoping for [...]

San Marino 1 – Ireland 2

Pathetic. Abysmal. Sickening. Miserable. Wretched. Deplorable. Shameful. Awful. Terrible. We thought it couldn’t get any worse than Cyprus, it just did. I refuse to watch another Republic of Ireland match until Steve Staunton is replaced as manager and our players learn something about the pride of playing for one’s country!

International Rules Shite

Time to call it quits on the International Rules series do you think? I have been a fan of the series since the start, I always thought there was great potential to create a wonderful spectacle of mixed rules football; the best of the Irish against the best of the Aussies; a chance to show [...]

Slip sliding away (FIFA rankings)

Just noticed this morning that Ireland (i.e. Rep.Ireland) have slid further down the FIFA rankings to #49 with N.Ireland leap frogging us to bring them to #45. We have been sliding for a while now but recent results have really let us down. Hopefully our decent is over (as of last weeks draw) and we [...]