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Monday 18 June, 2012

Fancy adding this to your memorabilia collection?
# Patriotism
# Patriotism

Fancy adding this to your memorabilia collection?

Jun 18th 2012, 4:41 PM 1,320 Views 1 Comment

The flag that launched a thousand headlines has been signed by the Irish team and will be auctioned for charity this coming Thursday.

FAI and PFAI criticise handling of Mons announcement *UPDATE*
# Etiquette
# Etiquette

FAI and PFAI criticise handling of Mons announcement *UPDATE*

Jun 18th 2012, 2:45 PM 5,183 Views 11 Comments

The Professional Footballers’ Association of Ireland has expressed disbelief at Monaghan United’s failure to consult players prior to its League of Ireland withdrawal.

Audi clinches Le Mans 24-Hour title
# Endurance
# Endurance

Audi clinches Le Mans 24-Hour title

Jun 18th 2012, 12:17 PM 216 Views 0 Comments

The victory marks the first occasion in the event’s 79-year history that a team using a hybrid car has claimed the top prize.

Monaghan United withdraws from Airtricity League
# Sad
# Sad

Monaghan United withdraws from Airtricity League

Jun 18th 2012, 12:07 PM 5,626 Views 43 Comments

Chairman Jim McGlone confirmed the club’s decision to end its 27-year affiliation with the League of Ireland in a statement released this morning.

Sunday 17 June, 2012

O'Driscoll expects heroism in Hamilton
# Optimism
# Optimism

O'Driscoll expects heroism in Hamilton

Jun 17th 2012, 10:15 AM 2,994 Views 16 Comments

The Ireland captain is determined to put the painful lessons of Christchurch to good use during his side’s final encounter with the All Blacks.

Saturday 16 June, 2012

As it happened: Group A finale, Euro 2012
# Euro 2012
# Euro 2012

As it happened: Group A finale, Euro 2012

Jun 16th 2012, 7:29 PM 6,432 Views 23 Comments

It was all to play for as the Czech Republic took on tournament hosts Poland and lowly Greece clashed with Advocat’s mercurial Russia.

Alpen attack carries Albasini to victory
# Tour De Suisse
# Tour De Suisse

Alpen attack carries Albasini to victory

Jun 16th 2012, 6:42 PM 468 Views 0 Comments

Home favourite Michael Albasini shattered the peloton en route to claiming his third World Tour stage of the season.

Hansen: "What a difference a week makes, eh?"
# Patronising
# Patronising

Hansen: "What a difference a week makes, eh?"

Jun 16th 2012, 5:26 PM 1,838 Views 3 Comments

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen believes Ireland were at their absolute best during his side’s narrow victory in Christchurch.

VIDEO: How tough is the US Open?
# Penal
# Penal

VIDEO: How tough is the US Open?

Jun 16th 2012, 11:25 AM 510 Views 1 Comment

Greens like this are one of several very good reasons the US Open is considered golf’s most gruelling challenge.

Friday 15 June, 2012

LIVE: Sweden v England, Euro 2012
# Minute-by-Minute
# Minute-by-Minute

LIVE: Sweden v England, Euro 2012

Jun 15th 2012, 7:49 PM 6,687 Views 38 Comments

Could Roy Hodgson’s men secure three points in Kyiv? Not if one Zlatan Ibramhimovic had anything to say about it.

Time trial sees Roche slip from contention
# Blood Sweat And Gears
# Blood Sweat And Gears

Time trial sees Roche slip from contention

Jun 15th 2012, 7:04 PM 424 Views 2 Comments

The AG2R leader requires a strong performance in the mountains if he’s to achieve his goal of a top-10 finish in the Tour de Suisse.

Monday 11 June, 2012

As it happened: France v England, Euro 2012
# Euro 2012
# Euro 2012

As it happened: France v England, Euro 2012

Jun 11th 2012, 4:37 PM 6,925 Views 30 Comments

England’s Group B curtain-raiser pitted Roy’s men (and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain) against a resurgent France. Could they take the old(er) enemy?

Friday 8 June, 2012

As it happened: Russia v Czech Republic, Euro 2012
# Euro 2012
# Euro 2012

As it happened: Russia v Czech Republic, Euro 2012

Jun 8th 2012, 7:08 PM 4,072 Views 7 Comments

A grudge match between former Eastern Bloc “allies”, the second encounter of the opening night had the potential to get messy. Good thing Howard Webb was on hand…

Westwood on cruise control in Sweden
# Nordea Masters
# Nordea Masters

Westwood on cruise control in Sweden

Jun 8th 2012, 6:14 PM 184 Views 0 Comments

The world No.3 continued to put his new irons to good use at the Nordea Masters on Friday. He’ll begin tomorrow’s final round with at a three-shot lead over compatriot Ross Fisher.

Monday 14 May, 2012

Williams thanks rivals, begins preparation for Monaco GP
# Moving On
# Moving On

Williams thanks rivals, begins preparation for Monaco GP

May 14th 2012, 8:00 PM 282 Views 0 Comments

24 hours after a fire destroyed equipment and injured seven team members, one seriously, Williams has stated its intention to contest next week’s Monaco Grand Prix.

Barton charged with two counts of violent conduct
# Shenanigans
# Shenanigans

Barton charged with two counts of violent conduct

May 14th 2012, 6:46 PM 512 Views 0 Comments

Queens Park Rangers midfielder Joey Barton faces an FA ban of up to 10 weeks for charges relating to his sending off at the Etihad Stadium.

Cheika won't be staying on at Stade Francais
# Au Revoir
# Au Revoir

Cheika won't be staying on at Stade Francais

May 14th 2012, 5:25 PM 522 Views 0 Comments

After failing to reach the playoffs for a second season in succession, Top 14 giants Stade Francais have opted not to renew Michael Cheika’s coaching contract.

15% 'unaware' of the European Championships
# Survey
# Survey

15% 'unaware' of the European Championships

May 14th 2012, 4:42 PM 4,359 Views 42 Comments

A survey of the Irish public’s Euro 2012 knowledge has turned up a couple of surprises, not least of which being the refusal of a significant minority to acknowledge the tournament’s existence. Who are these people?

Rheinisch paddles home with Olympic dream intact
# Olé
# Olé

Rheinisch paddles home with Olympic dream intact

May 14th 2012, 3:29 PM 194 Views 0 Comments

Slalom canoeist Eoin Rheinisch booked his place at a third consecutive Olympic Games on Saturday. We caught up with the Kildare-based athlete as he drove – yes, drove – home from Augsburg, Germany.

Saturday 12 May, 2012

Tiralongo wins trek the top in stage 7
# Giro 2012
# Giro 2012

Tiralongo wins trek the top in stage 7

May 12th 2012, 6:49 PM 144 Views 0 Comments

Astana’s Paolo Tiralongo emerged from a group of GC contenders to take the first hilltop finish of this year’s race.

Hamilton dominates Spanish GP qualifying
# F1
# F1

Hamilton dominates Spanish GP qualifying

May 12th 2012, 5:30 PM 139 Views 0 Comments

The Briton banished memories of McLaren’s inconsistent practice session to take pole ahead of Pastor Maldonaldo.

Rookie MLB star needs 10 stitches after hitting self in face
# Fail
# Fail

Rookie MLB star needs 10 stitches after hitting self in face

May 12th 2012, 3:13 PM 499 Views 0 Comments

Nationals rookie Bryce Harper learned an important lesson at Cincinnati on Friday: sometimes, even hard things bounce.

Gatlin returns to Olympic reckoning with fastest 100m since ban
# Controversy
# Controversy

Gatlin returns to Olympic reckoning with fastest 100m since ban

May 12th 2012, 2:21 PM 352 Views 1 Comment

Former Olympic gold medalist Justin Gatlin, banned for four years in 2006, outpaced Asafa Powell at Friday’s Diamond League meeting in Doha.

Saturday 5 May, 2012

Hague brands Falklands ad a 'sad stunt'
# Controversy
# Controversy

Hague brands Falklands ad a 'sad stunt'

May 5th 2012, 4:55 PM 5,329 Views 44 Comments

The British Foreign Secretary, William Hague, has condemned Argentina’s provocative decision to film an Olympic promotional video on the Falkland Islands.

In pictures: Leinster Rugby hits Stephen's Green
# Awwww
# Awwww

In pictures: Leinster Rugby hits Stephen's Green

May 5th 2012, 3:35 PM 4,886 Views 1 Comment

Isaac Boss, Richardt Strauss and Fergus McFadden were among the stars in attendance at this afternoon’s open training session.

Monday 30 April, 2012

Got questions? Tiger Woods readies fan Q&A
# PR Savvy
# PR Savvy

Got questions? Tiger Woods readies fan Q&A

Apr 30th 2012, 5:08 PM 394 Views 0 Comments

Billed as “a chance to have him interact more with fans,” Tiger Woods will bypass his tournament press conference this week in favour of posting a video Q&A session.

Jermaine Pennant charged with drink-driving
# Mischief
# Mischief

Jermaine Pennant charged with drink-driving

Apr 30th 2012, 4:07 PM 442 Views 2 Comments

The Stoke City winger will appear in court on 9 May to face charges of driving while drunk, legally disqualified and without insurance.

WATCH: 'When you get into the battle, it just completely changes'
# Wisdom
# Wisdom

WATCH: 'When you get into the battle, it just completely changes'

Apr 30th 2012, 12:54 PM 486 Views 1 Comment

Three-time major winner Padraig Harrington explains the key to his recent turnaround in form on this week’s iTalkSport.

WATCH: Proof Messi is still quite good at football
# Classy
# Classy

WATCH: Proof Messi is still quite good at football

Apr 30th 2012, 10:56 AM 1,025 Views 1 Comment

The pint-sized Barca striker looked back to something approaching his best form during yesterday’s encounter with La Liga strugglers Real Vallecano.

Nadal nudges closer to Djokovic
# Ch-Ch-Changes
# Ch-Ch-Changes

Nadal nudges closer to Djokovic

Apr 30th 2012, 10:30 AM 534 Views 0 Comments

The Spaniard captured his seventh Barcelona Open title to move within 3,000 ranking points of the world No1, while Maria Sharapova thumped Victoria Azarenka to move within sight of the top spot.

Sunday 29 April, 2012

The Sunday Papers: Some of the week's best sportwriting
# Well Read
# Well Read

The Sunday Papers: Some of the week's best sportwriting

Apr 29th 2012, 8:30 AM 1,602 Views 1 Comment

Bidding farewell to football’s greatest manager, the mathematical possibilities of MMA and the gut-wrenching fall of sport’s first superagent.

Friday 27 April, 2012

Tour of Romandie: Sánchez seizes the day
# Blood Sweat And Gears
From TheJournal.ie
# Blood Sweat And Gears

Tour of Romandie: Sánchez seizes the day

Apr 27th 2012, 6:07 PM 1,445 Views 6 Comments

Rabobank all-rounder Luis Léon Sánchez sprinted clear to take stage three and pull within a second of general classification leader Bradley Wiggins.

Would-be bombers jailed for Celtic campaign
# Terrorism
From TheJournal.ie
# Terrorism

Would-be bombers jailed for Celtic campaign

Apr 27th 2012, 2:05 PM 2,615 Views 12 Comments

Two men in their forties have received prison terms for sending parcel bombs to public figures and groups associated with Celtic FC, including manager Neil Lennon.

Baptism of fire: Jackson to start Heineken Cup semi-final
# Snub
# Snub

Baptism of fire: Jackson to start Heineken Cup semi-final

Apr 27th 2012, 1:09 PM 380 Views 0 Comments

The province will begin the biggest match of its recent history with Irish U-20 captain Paddy Jackson at fly-half.

Bielsa: 'We are an extraordinary team'
# Europa League
# Europa League

Bielsa: 'We are an extraordinary team'

Apr 27th 2012, 11:47 AM 248 Views 0 Comments

The Athletic Bilbao coach hailed his side’s performance following their dramatic victory over Sporting Lisbon in the Europa League semi-final.

Guardiola to leave Barcelona
# End Of An Era
# End Of An Era

Guardiola to leave Barcelona

Apr 27th 2012, 10:57 AM 2,631 Views 36 Comments

After suffering at hat-trick of public disappointments in quick succession, Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola has declared his intention to leave the club at season’s end.

G-Mac in touch at Zurich Classic
# Rollercoaster
# Rollercoaster

G-Mac in touch at Zurich Classic

Apr 27th 2012, 10:12 AM 134 Views 0 Comments

The Portrush native endured a turbulent afternoon in New Orleans, failing to record a single par in the final 13 holes of his opening round.

Thursday 26 April, 2012

43 days to Euro 2012: 'We're in This Together'
# Awkward
# Awkward

43 days to Euro 2012: 'We're in This Together'

Apr 26th 2012, 2:30 PM 498 Views 0 Comments

Mick Hucknall took to the hallowed turf of Wembley in a bid to win over a hostile audience at Euro 96. His efforts proved in vain.

Wednesday 25 April, 2012

44 days to Euro 2012: Panini porn
# Retro
# Retro

44 days to Euro 2012: Panini porn

Apr 25th 2012, 2:30 PM 1,323 Views 0 Comments

Is there a sight more satisfying than that of a completed sticker album?

Tuesday 24 April, 2012

Thomas tops Romandie prologue
# Washout
# Washout

Thomas tops Romandie prologue

Apr 24th 2012, 6:32 PM 160 Views 0 Comments

Heavy rainfall scuppered the chances of late starters Bradley Wiggins and Cadel Evans.

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