End of the Korean Dream

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

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Our man in Seoul, Henry Bridge, reports on the local reaction to Korea’s exit from the World Cup.
With all the fuss over England, you could be forgiven for thinking they were the only team to be knocked out of the World Cup last weekend. But sadly they weren’t. Korea, amongst others, took their leave of [...]

GAA pick-off: Week 5

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

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The pick-off is back after missing last week’s games but the break hasn’t improved the accuracy of Emmet’s or Cóilín’s predictions. They each managed 7 out of 14 in week 5, albeit they were thrown off by 2 draws.
One point is awarded for every correct prediction. The challenge runs until the end of the [...]

WWFO: UL Vikings claim EFAF Atlantic Cup title

Monday, June 28th, 2010

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The University of Limerick Vikings claimed the EFAF Atlantic Cup on Sunday, becoming the champions of American Football in Western Europe. After beating Dudelange Dragons of Luxembourg 58-14 in the semi-final, the Vikings did Ireland proud by beating Lelystad Commanders of the Netherlands 19-18 to win Sunday’s final. Watch UL become champions of Western Europe [...]

Tactics not Passion: Breaking down Dublin vs. Meath

Sunday, June 27th, 2010

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Dublin’s capitulation to Meath was anything but inspiring. A radical, and uncalled for, tactical realignment by the defending Leinster champions presented the Royals with the kind of holes to attack that no strategy can justify. While the final score was 5-9 to 0-13, the game was over as contest long before the final whistle.
Full backs [...]

WWFO: Spectacular College World Series catch

Friday, June 25th, 2010

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College baseball doesn’t get the same coverage in the US as College football or basketball but there’s still plenty of good play to admire. Florida met UCLA in the first round of this year’s College World Series. With UCLA leading 4-2 in the 4th inning, Florida’s Matt Den Dekker, sprinting towards centre-field, pulled off an [...]

John Isner and Nicolas Mahut deserve to have their full names in this headline

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

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Rather than take you through the records set by John Isner and Nicolas Mahut, bar two, as Ciaran did that yesterday or try to describe what this match means to Tennis I’m going to look through a few of the talking points surrounding this match.
How this happened
It’s important to address this as the easy answer [...]

A day-long, record setting, marathon match (and it’s still not over)

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

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How many people can say they were alerted to an amazing sporting event by formula 1 driver Mark Webber? But that’s what happened me today. After watching the less than captivating England v Slovenia World Cup game, I logged onto twitter at about 5:30 to see a tweet from Webber about a match at Wimbledon [...]

Mexicans interest varies wildly during World Cup

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

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Living in Mexico is dangerous, my friends advised. My mind might have drifted back to that one afternoon when, out running an errand, I heard a sudden cry as people started running urgently past me. But I know that cry. Every football fan knows it – dozens of people had just seen their team score. [...]

The Prawn Sandwich Show – Episode 13

Friday, June 18th, 2010

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It’s American Football but not as you know it this week on the Prawn Sandwich Show as we look ahead to the EFAF Atlantic Cup where the University of Limerick Vikings represent Ireland in a bid to add international honours to their domestic dominance. Ireland’s Rugby summer tour isn’t helping according to Emmet Ryan and [...]

WWFO: Mark Cavendish’s much talked about crash

Friday, June 18th, 2010

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You may have heard a few things about cyclist Mark Cavendish being involved in a large bike crash in the Tour de Suisse (or Tour of Switzerland if you prefer) and it was quite the big one.