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Monday 16 January, 2012

Black and blue: Dublin without six for league opener

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? This post contains videos

WATCH: How to look like Leon Best

What? Like you haven’t tried it already.

Life begins: 40-year-old Janet Evans qualifies for US Olympic trial Golden Oldie This post contains videos

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

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

English rugby needs a guy like Gary Neville

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 This post contains images

The sporting tweets of the week

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

Friday 13 January, 2012

Six Pack: our provinces' key Heineken Cup battles

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

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

Follow Friday: The boy (Noel) Hunt FF This post contains images

Follow Friday: The boy (Noel) Hunt

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

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

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

Shadow Boxing: Pacquiao camp resist Mayweather invite

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

WATCH: Samir Nasri taunted by Liverpool fans Road Rage This post contains videos

WATCH: Samir Nasri taunted by Liverpool fans

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

Niland's Australian hope dashed at first hurdle

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?

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 This post contains videos

Watch: Real Sociedad 'keeper has a howler

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

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

Safe bet: Tony McCoy set for Cheltenham

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 This post contains videos

Replayed Dutch cup tie open to children only

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

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

Tuesday 10 January, 2012

2015 organisers spark talk of £10 tickets

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

Burying hatchets: Barry Hearn and Mark Allen resolve differences

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

Swanning about: Walsh settles in by Bondi

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

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'

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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

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 This post contains a poll

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

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 This post contains images

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

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

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

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

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'

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 This post contains videos

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

“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 This post contains videos

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

“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

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

“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'

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

“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...

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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