Rugby Thoughts

Luke Fitzgerald shock retirement It was with great surprise this morning that Luke Fitzgerald announced his retirement from the game with immediate effect. The talented Blackrock College player who oozed class with ball in hand and ability to find a gap from absolutely nothing. Fitzgerald has had many highs with province, country and representational honors … More Rugby Thoughts

UEFA Euro 2016: Republic of Ireland 1 – 1 Sweden

International football is an utterly unforgiving place, the minute mistake or miscalculation is pounced upon and Aston Villa defender Ciaran Clark will testify to that after his own goal gave Sweden a lifeline in this tournament and a share of the spoils. Prior to the own goal, Clark along O’Shea had being in commanding form … More UEFA Euro 2016: Republic of Ireland 1 – 1 Sweden

Leinster SHC: Kilkenny 1-25 0-16 Dublin

Rampant Kilkenny half-back line sets platform for victory The pregame notes ahead of the opening championship appearance of reigning All Ireland Senior Hurling Champions Kilkenny was a theme of vulnerability stemming  from that shock loss to Clare in the NHL semi-final, a performance which saw the Cats second best in physicality, pace and being punished for exposing … More Leinster SHC: Kilkenny 1-25 0-16 Dublin

Hurling Thoughts

Christy Ring Cup Final Fiasco A game which should have being remembered as one of the intercounty hurling games of the year was reduced to embarrassment due to errors a plenty from several officials on duty during the final. Tipperary match official John O’Brien will unfortunately will receive plenty of criticism for his inability to … More Hurling Thoughts