Category Archives: Sport

Biter: The GAA’s new Black Card is mighty welcome……

The introduction of the card is an attempt to take the cynicism out of hurling and football and the it will be shown for deliberate fouls, tripping an opponent , body checking a player after the ball has been played, … Continue reading

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We are Japanese if you please……

Luckily Big Phil Hogan had no reason to be on Enda Kenny’s trade mission to Japan. Had big Phil come bursting through the door, his heft might have alarmed the locals into thinking Godzilla had been hired, at a six figure … Continue reading

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Alex Ferguson. His exit from Manchester United has been graceless and ugly.

The old age pensioner, challenging the politicians, stood his ground as he faced the barrage of photographers and journalists. Megaphone in hand, he was not going to be dissuaded by anyone from saying what he had to say. And boy … Continue reading

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The Monarch and the Pontiff looking for a Miracle.

On April 27th, next year, Pope Francis 1 will canonize two past popes, John XX111 and John Paul II, in the biggest Twofer in the history of the church. To achieve that aim, they have to bend the rules ever … Continue reading

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Jose Mourinho…. the special one is back

The Special One is back. More prodigal son than black sheep, Jose Mourinho returned to Chelsea in a welter of exaggerated humility, which touched the fans, the players and his stinking rich patron Roman Abramovich. But what’s that around his … Continue reading

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Wayne Rooney; three pounds of burger in a two-pound bag #mufc

Wayne Rooney looks like three pounds of hamburger meat in a two-pound bag. Unsurprisingly, for the best part of last year, one of the major pressures on Rooney was his fitness. He isn’t noted as a great trainer and there … Continue reading

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The genius of BOD and unfreezing Gatland’s antipodean taciturnity?

When he chose to omit Brian O’Driscoll from the Lions Final test squad in Sydney last Saturday, Warren Gatland alienated a sizeable portion of the Irish supporters, both at home and in Sydney. Its safe to say that a lot … Continue reading

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