Football, Sports

When El Clasico Means Something

Every football fan watches hundreds, thousands, maybe even tens of thousands of football matches in their lifetime, and for most of them, they’re shit, unmemorable, decent but meh, nothing to tell your friends about, or exhibit moments that hook boys and girls/men and women of all ages into this drug we call football. And every football junkie, constantly looking for …


Football, Sports, UEFA Champions League

UEFA Champions League: English Double Gives Chelsea Advantage

Chelsea last night banished the demons of their embarrassing defeat to West Brom at the weekend with a competent victory over Porto in the Champions League.  The 2-0-win leaves Chelsea in a great position of progressing to the semi-finals for the first time in seven years.  The Blues came into the game in full force without any injuries, while the …


League of Ireland Recap: Treaty Win At Home As Three Go Top of Premier Division

The latest rounds of the League of Ireland saw the Premier Division get even tighter and a goal-fest in the First Division. Local side Treaty United got their first win of the season in their first home game with a slender victory over Wexford Youths. Anthony O’Donnell netted for the home side at Markets Field but a second-yellow for Clyde …

Republic of Ireland Draw with Qatar in Debrecen

The Republic of Ireland earned a draw against Asian Cup holders and 2022 World Cup hosts Qatar in Hungary tonight. Stephen Kenny’s side started strong with a goal from James McClean coming in the fourth minute but a decision almost went against them moments later when Qatari full-back Ró-Ró was fouled outside the box. The challenge could have earned the …

League of Ireland Recap: Treaty United Kick-Off While Finn Harps Go Top Of The Premier Division

The League of Ireland First Division kicked off the 2021 season this weekend while the Premier Division had its second round of games. Limerick’s new League of Ireland side Treaty United began life with a 0-0 draw in Bray on Saturday. The side earned the valuable point after midfielder Sean McSweeney was given his marching orders in the 65th minute …

UFC 260 Recap and Reaction: Francis Ngannou crowned Heavyweight Champion

It took more time than usual but newly-crowned Heavyweight Champion Francis Ngannou emphatically put any demons from his first-ever career loss to Stipe Miocic at UFC 220 to bed. Ngannou finally realised his dream of capturing UFC gold with a calm, composed and patient performance which saw the Cameroonian knock out Miocic in devastating fashion. Ngannou, before this fight, was …

2022 Fifa World Cup Qualifiers: Republic of Ireland Lose To Luxembourg on Lansdowne Road

The Republic of Ireland lost 1-0 to Luxembourg yesterday evening after a torrid display that summed up Stephen Kenny’s reign thus far. Ireland suffered a sixth defeat in 10 under Stephen Kenny with Gerson Rodrigues’ 85th-minute strike proving to be the thorn in the team’s side. Kenny’s men were wasteful in front of the goal, failing to convert several chances …

Guinness Pro14 Final: Leinster Win 4-In-A-Row After Dominant Second Half In Dublin

Leinster 16-6 Munster Leinster took home the Pro14 title for the fourth season in a row and eighth time overall after a commanding second-half display at the RDS. The record champions started off the stronger side pushing Conor Murray into touch. Their opening drive led to their first points when Ross Byrne opted to go for the posts. Leinster prop …

Six Nations 2021: Wales Win Championship As France Fall To Scotland In Paris

France 23-27 Scotland Wales won the 2021 Six Nations Championship after France failed to overturn a large final day point deficit for the second year in a row. Scotland won a third Six Nations game for the second year in a row as they returned the favour from 1999 to give Wales the championship. France started the stronger side, getting …

Munster Rugby and the Joey Carbery Dilemma

When Carbery announced that he was making the move from Leinster to Munster, it was common knowledge that the youngster was making the move to get more game time at out-half rather than coming off the bench for Johnny Sexton and only getting the starting job with Leinster if Sexton was injured.  This reasoning was seen as accurate and sensible to …