Photos from 2011 Dublin Marathon

Monday, October 31st, 2011

Instead of running this year’s Dublin Marathon, I headed out and took photos of some of the participants in the city’s biggest race of the year. Most of the shots were taken during the heavy downpour on Nutley Lane.
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Tactics not Passion: St Patrick’s run Newtown Blues ragged to win 1-12 to 0-9 in Louth Final replay

Sunday, October 30th, 2011

It was a battle of strength versus speed in Dowdallshill St Patrick’s up tempo attack ensured they emerged victorious over Newtown Blues in the Louth Senior Football Final replay. Emmet Ryan looks back on an interesting battle.
Shape a huge factor
In the first meeting two weeks ago, the Blues ability to crowd the middle gave [...]

Live: Scotland vs Ireland – Shinty/Hurling International

Saturday, October 29th, 2011

Cóilín Duffy provides full audio commentary of the Shinty/Hurling internationals from Inverness as Ireland take on their hosts Scotland. Throw in for the Under 21 game is at 12 noon with the senior game starting at 2pm. Press play below (sorry for the ads) to listen live!

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Don’t Panic: The unfit runner’s guide to surviving the 2011 Dublin City Marathon

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

The Dublin City Marathon takes place this Monday and 8-time marathon veteran Emmet Ryan has some tales and advice for runners of all levels hitting the road on Hallowe’en.
The fundamentals
I’m going to tell you a few things before we get philosophical. Some of these are obvious, some aren’t, and some might seem downright odd. All [...]

Live: UCD vs Shamrock Rovers

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

Shamrock Rovers come to the UCD Bowl knowing a win tonight would secure a second consecutive Airtricity League of Ireland title. In their way stand UCD, winners of five home league games in a row but a team that has yet to claim a point off the defending champions in 2011. Press play below to [...]

Tactics not Passion: Garrycastle adapt to beat Mullingar Shamrocks 1-9 to 0-9

Sunday, October 23rd, 2011

Having been outplayed in the first half of Sunday’s replay, Garrycastle held Mullingar Shamrocks scoreless after the break to secure their third consecutive Westmeath Senior Football title. Emmet Ryan was in Mullingar to analyse the encounter.
Subtle formations
The way both sides lined out was staggeringly close to the 3-3-2-3-3 from which traditional GAA positions derive their [...]

Predictability breeds apathy

Saturday, October 22nd, 2011

Our man in Bulgaria is struggling to stay motivated while watching the UEFA Champions League in his local. Henry Bridge looks at the problems with the current structure of the competition and offers an alternative to increase entertainment value.
Jonathan Wilson wrote a very good article during the week, about the predictable nature of the Premier [...]

Wexford camogie players want you to dress like them…well like them as Santa

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

A nonsensical headline? A novelty photo? Why yes, we’re once again telling you about a charity event but this one might get you fit in the process.
Rathwood, a shopping and activity centre placed on the border between Wexford, Carlow, and Wicklow, is looking for 300 of you to dress like Santa Claus and run 3km [...]

Tactics not Passion: Examining Newtown Blues 1-7 St Patrick’s 0-10

Monday, October 17th, 2011

Sunday’s Louth Senior Football final ended all square after an unbalanced affair. Emmet Ryan examines the factors that led to the Blues and the Pats being forced to meet another day.
Blues own the middle
Newtown Blues dominated kick outs all day, giving them a natural possession edge in the middle of the park. It was however [...]

The day I took flight or why Frankie Sheahan is dangerously wrong

Saturday, October 15th, 2011

The red card issued by Alain Rolland to Wales’ Rugby captain Sam Warburton caused plenty of debate on Saturday but few remarks proved quite as bizarre as those uttered by Frankie Sheahan on RTE at half-time.
Look up
The image at the top of the page, the nearest thing we have to a logo, covers three different [...]