Sky Sports News yesterday were very down; no more domestic football to enthrall the viewers but hold on the next best thing was today. Yes, you guessed right – it was the day that England, Wales and Republic of Ireland decided to put the fringe players out of their misery and name their Euro 2016 … More UEFA European Championship
There is a saying in sport ‘that you have to lose one, to win one’. Connacht obviously paid little heed to this analogy as they comfortably defeated Leinster 20-10 in an exciting Pro 12 final encounter at Murrayfield with a performance which oozed class, skill and has raised the bar set by Glasgow Warriors … More Hail Hail Connacht!
The biggest secret in world football is out. Louis Van Gaal has being given the door by Ed Woodward and the Glazers and leaves the rest of the board facing up to the prospect of dealing with a certain Portuguese translator as new head coach. If Louis had his way, this is what he is really … More Louis Van Gaal – The Real Statement
End of May. Thurles. Munster Senior Hurling Championship. Dreams should be made of this but thanks to horrendous weather conditions and a timid Cork challenge, Tipperary eased to victory by nine points, equaling their largest winning margin over the Rebel county. Tipperary came into this encounter with plenty to prove. Several key player retirements and … More Munster SHC: Tipperary 0-22 – 0-13 Cork
Introduction The football proverb ‘a game of two halves’ would be so apt for this UEFA Europa League final in Basel tonight. Liverpool were in cruise control at the interval but the game was turned on its head when the reigning champions decided to run at the heart of the Liverpool midfield and back four. … More UEFA Europa League Final Thoughts
Saracens are European Rugby Cup Champions After steady progress in recent seasons, once unfashionable London Rugby club Saracens are now at the European Rugby summit. Saracens have learned from their mistakes in recent seasons and they handled the final occasion in an efficient manner compared to Racing Metro who were disjointed throughout, not helped by … More Rugby Thoughts
The reaction of Big Sam Allardyce at the final whistle tonight at the Stadium of Light spoke volumes. Sunderland had survived for another season in the top flight, a turbulent season where the club courted controversy with the shameful events leading up to the Adam Johnson’s prosecution, accusations from the Sunderland fans that Ellis Short … More How to get relegated from the EPL?
A weekend where the regular Guinness Pro 12 season came to a conclusion. A season for some which could not end quick enough (Treviso, Zebre, Dragons, Blues), a season for some to forget (Munster, Ospreys and Edinburgh) while it was a season to savor for the men of Connacht. Hawkeye Sidekick reflects on the action in … More Guinness Pro 12 – Round 22 Review
Introduction The dust has not even settled on the NHL season. Hold on, the league season has not even finished with a replay scheduled for this weekend but the GAA have decided to launch into the championship with as much fanfare as a Kilkenny Minor Football outing. It was a weekend where puck hurling was … More GAA Reflections
Introduction What an evening to be in Leicester tonight? Not one but two sporting triumphs to bask in the glory as both Leicester City and snooker player Mark Selby are triumphant tonight. Both successes at the start of each respective competition was remote at best. Selby came into the Crucible with little form and given … More Hail Hail Leicester City