Ireland can still exploit London 2012 business

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

Ireland is still in the fight to host training camps for major Olympic squads according to David Conway, head of operations at the National Aquatics Centre (NAC).
The NAC recently confirmed the Hungarian water polo team, winners of the last three Olympic titles, will have a training camp in Ireland ahead of the London 2012 games. [...]

Matching Nicklaus doesn’t matter, McIlroy can make his own legacy

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

Now let’s all calm down. Journalists, golfers, fans. Rory McIlroy has won one major. Yes, it was incredible. Yes, it was one of the finest exhibitions of golf I’ve ever seen. Yes, the manner in which he won bodes for many more to come. But it’s still only one major.
So let’s not talk of Jack [...]

Buying the G4 TV station could cement UFC’s global conquest

Friday, June 24th, 2011

While the action in the cage is the most obviously significant aspect of MMA, it is no secret that what goes on behind the scenes can, in terms of the development of the sport, be far, far more important.
At the end of the day the sport is, like all sports, a business. Hence, decisions made [...]

The Champions League of Lawyers’ Football

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

Between 8 and the 14 June, Dublin played host to the gathering of the top legal football teams in Europe. UCD was the venue for 12 teams from 6 different countries as they battled it out for the 6th European Lawyers Football (ELF) Cup. Alan Crann played in the tournament and gives his personal [...]

WWFO: Kevin Durant with a crazy dunk at the Drew League

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

The NBA season is over and a lockout looms but thanks to the presence of pro-am summer leagues, the Kevin Durant Hits Explosive Dunks season never ends. Behold his latest work of art from the Drew League.

WWFO: Michael Russell hits the play of day 1 at Wimbledon

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

American journeyman Michael Russell was swept aside by Rafael Nadal in straight sets, 6-4 6-2 6-2, but he can take some solace for having this point he won named play of the day by the powers that be at Wimbledon.

Nadal will face Ryan Sweeting of the USA in the second round.

Mixed bag for MMA fans at Strikeforce: Dallas

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

A good rough measure of how significant – or controversial – an MMA event was from the fans’ perspective is the time gap between the main event finishing and Sherdog’s forums crashing due to high traffic. On Saturday, that time lapse could be measured in nanoseconds, as Strikeforce: Dallas veered drunkenly between the sublime and [...]

WWFO: Caroline Wozniacki hijacks Novak Djokovic’s interview

Sunday, June 19th, 2011

World number 1 Caroline Wozniacki already had a reputation for making press conferences fun but she took it to a whole new level on Sunday. The Dane hijacked Novak Djokovic’s press conference ahead of Wimbledon, interviewing him on topics such as his ‘losing streak’ of one match and his favourite women’s players. Needless to say, [...]

WWFO: Scarlets’ tries of the season

Sunday, June 19th, 2011

The Scarlets had a middling year in terms of results. The Llanelli based team finished sixth in the Magners League and failed to progress to the knockout stages in the Heineken Cup or the LV Cup. Despite those failures, the Scarlets succeeded in providing some big-time entertainment as this compilation of their best tries demonstrates.

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Fantasy Baseball: I may not pay for pizza yet

Friday, June 17th, 2011

As we approach the mid-way point in the season, things are looking up for the hapless Belfield Hole-in-Sox in the Fantasy Baseball League of Ireland, although they could hardly have gotten worse.
Injuries are a killer
Sometimes you have a strategy and it’s a good idea. Sometimes you take a risk and put all your eggs in [...]