Random Sporting Thoughts

Five main talking points this weekend: England shocked by Wales at Twickenham. The incrimination has started in the English press. The chariot has stalled and covered in red after an exhilarating Welsh second half performance. I will put up my hand, wrote Wales off when Halfpenny and Webb succumbed to tournament ending injuries. Wales’ hero last … More Random Sporting Thoughts

All Ireland Senior Football Final: Dublin 0-12 Kerry 0-9

There will be celebrations a plenty around the nation’s capital tonight after Dublin triumphed to win their second All Ireland Senior football title in two years with a hard fought three point victory over Kerry at Croke Park. Hawkeye Sidekick reviews the game and pick out five key talking points from the game. Talking Point 1: … More All Ireland Senior Football Final: Dublin 0-12 Kerry 0-9

September 13th – Random Sporting Thoughts

Bord Gais U21 All Ireland Hurling Final September 12th, 2015. Is this the day that new hope and a new era emerges in Limerick intecounty hurling? The sixteen point victory over Wexford (0-26 to 1-07) at the glorious Semple Stadium surroundings potentially indicates good times are not far away for the Shannonsiders. This victory was built … More September 13th – Random Sporting Thoughts

September 9th – Random Sporting Thoughts

Wales Rugby Injury Blows The news that every Welsh rugby fan dreaded. Leigh Halfpenny is out of the Rugby World Cup. The injury sustained against Italy looked serious and the prognosis today confirmed the grim news – out of the tournament and with it Wales’ chances of realistically advancing from the pool of death. Add … More September 9th – Random Sporting Thoughts

All Ireland Senior Hurling Final: Kilkenny 1-22 – 1-18 Galway

The fly is an interesting insect, lurks around places and eavesdrops on all sorts. Oh to be one of those flies in the Kilkenny hurling dressing room at around 4.10pm today when the reigning champions who were second best in the first thirty-five minutes against a determined Galway challenge three points up and flying (excuse … More All Ireland Senior Hurling Final: Kilkenny 1-22 – 1-18 Galway

All Ireland Senior Football Semi-Final Replay: Dublin 3-15 – 1-14 Mayo

Seventeen minutes left and Castlebar Mitchell’s wing back Patrick Durcan strikes a sensational score to put Mayo four points up. The score was superbly taken. Each Mayo player who received the ball taking the right decision, protecting the ball and probing Dublin defensively before Durcan created the space to dispatch over the bar. Dublin are looking … More All Ireland Senior Football Semi-Final Replay: Dublin 3-15 – 1-14 Mayo