Rugby comes home and it’s well worth the wait

Saturday, July 31st, 2010

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Today saw the first rugby game in the new Lansdowne Road stadium (I’ll start calling it by its sponsored name when that particular insurance company pays me some money or offers me a job!) and I was lucky enough to pick up a premium level ticket.
The event was a match between Leinster & Ulster [...]

Live: UCD vs Galway United

Friday, July 30th, 2010

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Welcome to our LIVE coverage of tonight’s match between UCD and Galway United in the Airtricity League. This is an important game for both sides as Galway look to close the gap on the hosts in their bid to avoid the relegation play offs and UCD will see this as a chance to move away [...]

Real life and risky moves make Fantasy Baseball hard work

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

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In March Action81.com’s Emmet Ryan took part in the first ever fully live Fantasy Baseball draft to take place in Ireland. This is the latest of a series of regular updates on the form of the Belfield Hole-in-Sox in 2010.
After rising to fifth place in the Fantasy Baseball League of Ireland, the Belfield Hole-In-Sox endured [...]

WWFO: Fisherman’s Goal celebration

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

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Seeing as we showed you two insane goals last night, it’s only right that we celebrate them appropriately. Luckily Iceland’s top league known as the Pepsi Division, or Úrvalsdeild, is here with this effort by Halidorr Ori and his team mates, most notably Johann Laxdal who really gets in on the part.

The goal gave Starjman [...]

WWFO: Spain Under 19s score two cracking goals

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

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The Spanish Under 19 Football team has taken the internet by storm with these two remarkable efforts. The first is a penalty where the kicker, Calvente, essentially hits it with his stride.

Not happy with just one wonder goal dominating the web, Spain followed it up with this audacious set-piece against England.

WWFO: Violent Formula Truck Racing collision in Brazil

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

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The name pretty much says it all. Here’s footage from an insane accident from Formula Truck Racing in Brazil at the Interlagos track.

Both drivers somehow walked away unhurt.

WWFO: Phenomenal Ultimate Frisbee catch

Monday, July 26th, 2010

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Okay technically the sport is just called Ultimate but many of our readers probably best know it as Ultimate Frisbee. Here’s a catch which requires pretty much unthinkable athleticism to pull off. It’s from the World Ultimate Club Championships (WUCC) which were held in Prague.

The two teams involved, Sockeye and Ironside, finished 2nd and 5th [...]

Tactics not Passion: Breaking down Dublin vs Louth

Sunday, July 25th, 2010

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Louth’s participation in the All-Ireland Football Championship ended in a whimper but there are still lingering doubts around their conquerors.
Louth give Dublin space, Dublin fail to capitalise
From the off it looked like Louth would be in for a long day as Dublin had little trouble winning possession in midfield and the half-forward line. Once again [...]

Weekend Edition: The Hurricane, the Hoops, and some stuff not beginning with H

Sunday, July 25th, 2010

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In case you’re wondering what made Alex Higgins so good
Much of the focus in the mourning of Alex Higgins, who passed away on Saturday aged 61 after a long battle with throat cancer, will be on his two World Snooker Championship victories. Plenty of column inches this morning are dedicated to telling you how great [...]

WWFO: Thierry Henry scores on his debut for New York Red Bulls

Saturday, July 24th, 2010

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A few days ago we showed you footage of a cringe-inducing interview with Thierry Henry. Well the French striker didn’t let that stop him from making a good first impression for the New York Red Bulls as he scored in his debut against Spurs.

Henry’s goal in the friendly wasn’t enough for New York to upset [...]