WWFO: Huge Indy 500 crash

Monday, May 31st, 2010

I don’t like only posting crashes as motorsport WWFOs but this one was really spectacular. Mike Conway was making up places in the last few laps of Sunday’s Indy 500 after making a late pitstop and closed quickly on Ryan Hunter-Reay who, desperately trying to save fuel, was much slower. The onboard footage from Hunter-Reay’s [...]

So much Rugby so little time

Saturday, May 29th, 2010

This is the big finals weekend in Rugby with the Magners League, Guinness Premiership, Super 14 and Top 14 all reaching their climax. Given the BBC doesn’t even consider the latter worthy of including in their fixture list we’ve started with that one.

Can something go right for Clermont Auvergne?
After coming second in 10 previous attempts, [...]

The Prawn Sandwich Show – GAA Focus – Episode 3

Friday, May 28th, 2010

Cóilín Duffy presents the third of our spinoff podcast The Prawn Sandwich Show – GAA Focus, which will be available every week in addition to our regular show at weekends.
In this episode, we have an exclusive interview with Tipperary Hurling’s ‘new kid on the block’ Timmy Hammersley. Ronan Curran talks about Cork’s Munster SHC clash [...]

Pro Magners League fan gives his thoughts ahead of Grand Final

Friday, May 28th, 2010

Magners League Professional Fan Conor Galvin gives his take on this weekend’s final, and all things Magners League.
Conor has been bouncing between the Sportsground, Thomond Park and the RDS for the past six months.
Conor was selected from over 200 applicants to become the Magners League Pro Fan.
Controversy has never been far away as he has [...]

WWFO: Basketball shot from a plane

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

Youtube is a haven for crazy basketball shots but Dude Perfect have some of the best. This one, in an ad for GMC, is pretty spectacular. It’s from a plane!

GAA Pickoff: Emmet takes the early lead

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

Last week’s edition of The Prawn Sandwich Show GAA Focus saw the first edition of the Weekend Pickoff challenge between Emmet and Cóilín. Emmet took the early lead as he went a perfect 5 for 5 on Championship predictions while Cóilín could only muster 3 from 5 with Longford and Antrim Footballers letting him down.
One [...]

WWFO: The Power’s double 9 darter

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

A 9 dart finish in Darts is considered perfection, in last night’s Premier League Final Phil Taylor did it twice. The Power, arguably the world’s most dominant sportsman, became the first player to ever score two 9 darters in a single match as he beat James Wade 10-8 at Wembley.
Here’s the first of the two [...]

Little to choose between Rampage and Evans

Monday, May 24th, 2010

Former Light Heavyweight Champions Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson and Rashad Evans meet at UFC this weekend for the dubious honour of getting a chance to lose to current champion Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua.
Don’t let the side show sway you
Rampage is a bad coach, Rampage spent too much time filming The A-Team, Rampage isn’t fully committed to the [...]

The Prawn Sandwich Show – Episode 10

Sunday, May 23rd, 2010

The tenth episode of our podcast The Prawn Sandwich show is now online. This week, we hear from Padraic Moran ahead of the Boccia World Championships, which are the qualifiers for the 2012 Paralympics. We preview the Turkish Grand Prix in Formula 1. Meanwhile Emmet previews UFC 114.
You can subscribe or download The Prawn Sandwich show [...]

Draws for Roland Garros present two different tales

Saturday, May 22nd, 2010

The draw for the French Open was released on Friday and for the first time in a while the women’s championship presents more potential for upsets.
Men’s will still be fascinating even without shocks
If Rafael Nadal wins, which I believe he will, the Spaniard will complete the most dominant clay court season in living memory. Never [...]