Category Archives: Sports

Winter Olympics Commentary: Career Changes

A message for Rory Morrish who represented Ireland today in the Men’s 15 km Classical Cross Country Skiing… • The best skiers start last … so when you start among the first of 100 skiers take it as a bad sign. • When almost every Tom, Dick and Henrik from Argentina to Ethiopia (Ethiopia for [...]

Tyrone & Dublin players charged

As reported yesterday, four players from Tyrone and five from Dublin have been charged by the GAA’s Central Disciplinary Committee over the brawls at the two sides’ league game in Omagh almost 2 weeks ago. The players could face lengthy bans for their actions and I hope they do. I hope examples are made of [...]

Ken victorious!

I was delighted to see that Ken Doherty won the Malta Cup last night. It’s been 5 years since he won any ranking tournament, his last victory being the 2001 Thailand Masters. I was watching the game yesterday but had to take a break from the t.v. when Higgins won 6 frames in a row [...]

Alex Bruce declares for ROI

Alex Bruce, son of Steve Bruce, who was selected by Northern Ireland last week for an under-21 match against Israel has now declared for the Rep.Ireland. Alex is entitled to play for either the Republic or Northern Ireland through his grandparents but chose Rep.Ireland purely because they are a better team. If that’s the only [...]

Euro 2008 Qualifiers

The draw for the Euro 2008 qualifiers has taken place. In Rep.Ireland’s (24, FIFA ranking) group (D) … Wales (71), Cyprus (96), San Marino (155), Slovakia (44), Germany (16) and the Czech Republic (2). Not as bad as I expected, it’s almost manageable … apart from the Czechs. UEFA Euro 2008 FIFA Rankings

United’s year

United absolutely hammered the scousers yesterday … eh, 1-nil. Further south Chelski’s slide began with a 1-1 draw with Charlton, ending their 100% home league record, dropping two valuable points and allowing United to close the gap to a mere 14 points. This surely must be the beginning of the end for Chelski as United [...]

Staunton for Ireland job

Oh no, are they serious? Steve Staunton to be new manager of the Irish soccer team? Prepare for a few more years of shite results in Lansdowne Road.

Michael Collins Trophy/Stadium

The GAA may name a trophy or stadium after Michael Collins, at least that’s the wish of GAA Prez Sean Kelly. Personally I’m quite surprised we don’t already have a trophy/stadium named after the Big Fellow who was surely one of the most charismatic and inspiring Irish leaders of the last century.

Ireland slide again in FIFA rankings

The ROI soccer team slid further down the FIFA rankings following our failure to quality for the world cup. We’re now lying in 23rd behind great soccer nations like Iran, Costa Rica, Greece and Japan! Sad! The Scots have managed to climb one place to 61st, Wales have also moved up one to 72nd, the [...]

Review: Gaelic Games Football

I’ve finally gotten my copy of GGF and had a chance to review it (1 night). Before I start I think it’s important to note that there’s no point comparing the game to the best of the best football games (Pro Evolution Soccer 5 or FIFA 2006) after all GGF is produced by a tiny [...]