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Monday 16 January, 2012

Black and blue: Dublin without six for league opener
# Injuries
# Injuries

Black and blue: Dublin without six for league opener

Jan 16th 2012, 5:14 PM 397 Views 0 Comments

Pat Gilroy’s Dublin will be shorn half a dozen players when Kerry come to town while Donegal captain Michael Murphy may require surgery.

WATCH: How to look like Leon Best
# WTF?
# WTF?

WATCH: How to look like Leon Best

Jan 16th 2012, 1:53 PM 449 Views 2 Comments

What? Like you haven’t tried it already.

Life begins: 40-year-old Janet Evans qualifies for US Olympic trial
# Golden Oldie
# Golden Oldie

Life begins: 40-year-old Janet Evans qualifies for US Olympic trial

Jan 16th 2012, 1:08 PM 675 Views 0 Comments

The veteran US swimmer made the grade in both the 400 and 800 meter events

English rugby needs a guy like Gary Neville
# Mr Motivator
# Mr Motivator

English rugby needs a guy like Gary Neville

Jan 16th 2012, 11:42 AM 1,346 Views 5 Comments

The 85 times capped defender has been called up to inspire England’s youthful Six Nations squad

Sunday 15 January, 2012

The sporting tweets of the week
# Twittersphere
# Twittersphere

The sporting tweets of the week

Jan 15th 2012, 8:45 AM 706 Views 0 Comments

One long week, helpfully squeezed into one bag of bite-sized tweets.

Friday 13 January, 2012

Six Pack: our provinces' key Heineken Cup battles
# Gladiators Ready
# Gladiators Ready

Six Pack: our provinces' key Heineken Cup battles

Jan 13th 2012, 5:19 PM 489 Views 0 Comments

It’s Friday, you just want to pull up a couch and enjoy the rugby, right? Here’s some key areas to look out for.

Heineken Cup cheat sheet: your guide to the weekend’s rugby action
# Provincial
# Provincial

Heineken Cup cheat sheet: your guide to the weekend’s rugby action

Jan 13th 2012, 2:24 PM 2,362 Views 2 Comments

Munster, Leinster and Connacht have all named their starting XV’s this afternoon

Follow Friday: The boy (Noel) Hunt
# FF
# FF

Follow Friday: The boy (Noel) Hunt

Jan 13th 2012, 12:25 PM 1,057 Views 0 Comments

Every Friday we’ll point you in the right direction for some of the most entertaining sportsmen and women on the Twitter

Fantasyland: Spurs go marching on
# Conjecture
# Conjecture

Fantasyland: Spurs go marching on

Jan 13th 2012, 10:30 AM 325 Views 0 Comments

It’s tight at the top so lets get right down to business. Here’s who to pick and who to drop this weekend.

Thursday 12 January, 2012

Ulster make one change for Leicester clash
# First XV
# First XV

Ulster make one change for Leicester clash

Jan 12th 2012, 2:22 PM 231 Views 0 Comments

Ian Humphreys, Pedrie Wannenburg and Paddy Wallace all set to start tomorrow while Tigers boost their pack

Shadow Boxing: Pacquiao camp resist Mayweather invite
# Money Money Money
# Money Money Money

Shadow Boxing: Pacquiao camp resist Mayweather invite

Jan 12th 2012, 1:18 PM 534 Views 0 Comments

May date would be ‘foolish from an economic standpoint’ says Pacman adviser.

WATCH: Samir Nasri taunted by Liverpool fans
# Road Rage
# Road Rage

WATCH: Samir Nasri taunted by Liverpool fans

Jan 12th 2012, 11:52 AM 2,001 Views 5 Comments

Can’t a guy drive his sports car home in peace anymore?

Niland's Australian hope dashed at first hurdle
# Down Under And Out
# Down Under And Out

Niland's Australian hope dashed at first hurdle

Jan 12th 2012, 11:18 AM 273 Views 0 Comments

Ireland’s top ranked tennis player has missed out on qualifying for first Grand Slam event of 2012.

Wednesday 11 January, 2012

Who will Ireland turn to if Kidney is given Lions job?
# Movin' On Up
# Movin' On Up

Who will Ireland turn to if Kidney is given Lions job?

Jan 11th 2012, 7:40 PM 1,346 Views 0 Comments

There are some top quality Irish coaches out there, we look at those who could take the hot seat

Watch: Real Sociedad 'keeper has a howler
# He's Behind You
# He's Behind You

Watch: Real Sociedad 'keeper has a howler

Jan 11th 2012, 4:50 PM 888 Views 1 Comment

It happens to the best of them, but that will be little comfort to Enaut Zubikarai

New England: Defending champions shake up Six Nations squad
# In With The New
# In With The New

New England: Defending champions shake up Six Nations squad

Jan 11th 2012, 3:01 PM 274 Views 0 Comments

Stuart Lancaster has named nine uncapped players in his 32 man squad to ‘start a new era’

Safe bet: Tony McCoy set for Cheltenham
# Hard Man
# Hard Man

Safe bet: Tony McCoy set for Cheltenham

Jan 11th 2012, 1:19 PM 206 Views 0 Comments

The champion jockey is confident he’ll be back in the saddle in time for the festival’s trial day.

Replayed Dutch cup tie open to children only
# The Kids Are Alright
# The Kids Are Alright

Replayed Dutch cup tie open to children only

Jan 11th 2012, 12:20 PM 400 Views 1 Comment

Ajax will play in front of Justin Bieber’s demographic because of crowd trouble last time out.

Don't call it a comeback: Murphy vows to answer call
# Not Done Yet
# Not Done Yet

Don't call it a comeback: Murphy vows to answer call

Jan 11th 2012, 11:24 AM 378 Views 0 Comments

Geordan Murphy will postpone his international retirement until after the Six Nations

Tuesday 10 January, 2012

2015 organisers spark talk of £10 tickets
# On The Cheap
# On The Cheap

2015 organisers spark talk of £10 tickets

Jan 10th 2012, 5:01 PM 722 Views 2 Comments

The next Rugby World Cup could be more affordable than we thought.

Burying hatchets: Barry Hearn and Mark Allen resolve differences
# Snookered
# Snookered

Burying hatchets: Barry Hearn and Mark Allen resolve differences

Jan 10th 2012, 3:24 PM 229 Views 0 Comments

Snooker’s big cheese has suggested the Northern Irishman now sees sense after their falling out.

Swanning about: Walsh settles in by Bondi
# Solid
# Solid

Swanning about: Walsh settles in by Bondi

Jan 10th 2012, 3:22 PM 790 Views 1 Comment

Tommy Walsh is adapting to life in Sydney and has been given Tadhg Kennelly’s old jersey.

Room to improve: Sexton looks ahead to Warriors clash
# Focus
# Focus

Room to improve: Sexton looks ahead to Warriors clash

Jan 10th 2012, 12:31 PM 308 Views 0 Comments

The fly-half skived off training for a few minutes yesterday to have a chat about the trip to Glasgow, Joe Schmidt and the winter break.

Monday 9 January, 2012

Comeback trail: O'Driscoll's recovery going 'really well'
# Regenerative
# Regenerative

Comeback trail: O'Driscoll's recovery going 'really well'

Jan 9th 2012, 7:22 PM 793 Views 1 Comment

The Leinster and Ireland centre is recovering from surgery fast and could be back sooner than expected.

Thinning out: Ireland's back row resources are set to be tested
# Opinion
# Opinion

Thinning out: Ireland's back row resources are set to be tested

Jan 9th 2012, 5:39 PM 673 Views 2 Comments

With the Six Nations less than a month away injuries are starting to hit Declan Kidney’s squad hard, who will he ask to step up?

Resolution: Andy Lee lines up 'Chocolate' as he eyes big 2012
# Fightin' Irish
# Fightin' Irish

Resolution: Andy Lee lines up 'Chocolate' as he eyes big 2012

Jan 9th 2012, 2:19 PM 773 Views 0 Comments

The Limerick boxer was in Ireland over Christmas taking a well earned rest. But, as he comes closer to confirming an opponent for his Paddy’s day bout in New York, the middleweight is about to put a plan into action.

Monday 19 December, 2011

Meet the Irishman in the saddle for a gruelling round-the-world charity spin
# Rough Ride
# Rough Ride

Meet the Irishman in the saddle for a gruelling round-the-world charity spin

Dec 19th 2011, 9:30 AM 1,133 Views 0 Comments

Twenty-four year old Simon Hutchinson tells us about his plans to circumnavigate the world on his bike. Alone. No biggie.

Saturday 5 November, 2011

Is John Giles right? Is Rooney the best midfielder in England?
# Have Your Say
# Have Your Say

Is John Giles right? Is Rooney the best midfielder in England?

Nov 5th 2011, 12:02 PM 1,201 Views 3 Comments

The Leeds United legend and pundit extraordinaire reckons Rooney’s already a cut above David Silva, Luca Modric and Scott Parker, but his opinion hasn’t proved a popular one.

Thursday 3 November, 2011

Love game: Five other sporting power couples for 'Wozzilroy' to ponder
# Ching-ching
# Ching-ching

Love game: Five other sporting power couples for 'Wozzilroy' to ponder

Nov 3rd 2011, 12:59 PM 704 Views 1 Comment

The marketing guys reckon McIlroy and Wozniaki are about to strike it (even more) rich… but here are some cautionary tales for the young, fit and in love.

Sunday 23 October, 2011

The Happy Camper: Final thoughts on an incredible tournament
# Reflections
# Reflections

The Happy Camper: Final thoughts on an incredible tournament

Oct 23rd 2011, 5:03 PM 688 Views 0 Comments

The Happy Camper is home in wet and windy Ireland. It didn’t stop him from penning one last diary entry for RWC 2011.

Wednesday 12 October, 2011

The Happy Camper: it's time to go home, Tosh
# Check In
# Check In

The Happy Camper: it's time to go home, Tosh

Oct 12th 2011, 11:01 AM 652 Views 0 Comments

Cian the van is parked up for the last time and the lads file onto the flight home with plenty of other Irish. It’s been a wild ride.

Tuesday 11 October, 2011

The Happy Camper: home thoughts from abroad
# Green Army
# Green Army

The Happy Camper: home thoughts from abroad

Oct 11th 2011, 2:10 PM 1,243 Views 0 Comments

As they point it towards the airport, our man in the van recalls the many Irish friends they’ve made along the road.

Monday 10 October, 2011

The Happy Camper: 'it feels like a one horse town when the horse is out to lunch'
# Garbage Time
# Garbage Time

The Happy Camper: 'it feels like a one horse town when the horse is out to lunch'

Oct 10th 2011, 11:45 AM 585 Views 0 Comments

It’s back behind the wheel for the lads after the weekend’s heartbreak before the flight home this week.

Sunday 9 October, 2011

The Happy Camper: And now the party goes on without us
# End Of The Road
# End Of The Road

The Happy Camper: And now the party goes on without us

Oct 9th 2011, 11:57 AM 684 Views 0 Comments

“Imagine a junior disco in Ireland. Now imagine it without the tipsy teens staggering from one song to another before a big fight breaks out.”

Saturday 8 October, 2011

The (Un)Happy Camper: Bye, bye, bye Delilah
# End Of The Road
# End Of The Road

The (Un)Happy Camper: Bye, bye, bye Delilah

Oct 8th 2011, 10:18 AM 1,672 Views 13 Comments

“Before leaving Dublin we asked only one thing of this Irish team; a whole-hearted performance. And, by God, they delivered that in every second of every game.”

Friday 7 October, 2011

The Happy Camper: watch out Wellington, here comes the cavalry
# Camper's Run
# Camper's Run

The Happy Camper: watch out Wellington, here comes the cavalry

Oct 7th 2011, 10:36 AM 962 Views 0 Comments

The greening of Wellington is almost complete. But half the Irish in town have tickets to the wrong quarter-final.

Thursday 6 October, 2011

The Happy Camper: the joys of living in a van
# On The Road
# On The Road

The Happy Camper: the joys of living in a van

Oct 6th 2011, 10:56 AM 643 Views 0 Comments

“Tosh arrives over to make the deposit in our laundry press. CLICK, FLOP: a pair of boxer shorts lands with unwavering precision in the middle of my bowl, breakfast is over.”

Wednesday 5 October, 2011

The Happy Camper: 'It's like a deserted city scene from 28 Days Later'
# Reality Check
# Reality Check

The Happy Camper: 'It's like a deserted city scene from 28 Days Later'

Oct 5th 2011, 12:27 PM 597 Views 0 Comments

The lads roll into Christchurch, a city still very much recovering from their devastating earthquake.

Tuesday 4 October, 2011

The Happy Camper: new austerity measures on the road
# Penny Pinching
# Penny Pinching

The Happy Camper: new austerity measures on the road

Oct 4th 2011, 12:27 PM 439 Views 2 Comments

“Men like Tom Crean and Roald Amundsen have looked into such tracts of the wild unknown and thought ‘onward.’ For us, this will be the southern limit of our lifetime.”

Monday 3 October, 2011

The Happy Camper: the long and winding road...
# Business End
# Business End

The Happy Camper: the long and winding road...

Oct 3rd 2011, 10:45 AM 652 Views 0 Comments

It’s the morning after the night before and the lads head out for a bit of a bird-watch. Literally.

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