Ireland 27 – 24 Australia Postgame Thoughts

Ireland conclude their international calendar fixtures with a compelling 27-24 win over an Australian side who were their own worse enemy. Hawkeye Sidekick reflects on the test match. Ireland Squad Depth  A key failure of Joe Schmidt and Ireland management during last year’s Rugby World Cup was that management did not have the squad to … More Ireland 27 – 24 Australia Postgame Thoughts

EPL Review: Part 3

The final installment of this season so far. Hawkeye Sidekick looks at the teams at the lower reaches of the league and wonders if some clubs are already condemned. Stoke:  The Good:  The resurgence in form in the last five games has being admirable given their horrendous start. Joe Allen has being sublime in recent … More EPL Review: Part 3

EPL Review: Part 2

In this review of the first eleven games of the EPL season, Hawkeye Sidekick reflects on teams ranked between sixth to thirteenth. It is a mixed bag with teams who have excelled while others who frankly have being extremely poor. Manchester United The Good:  Struggling to find one, perhaps Zlatan’s good early form and goals … More EPL Review: Part 2

All Stars Award Review

The Opel All Stars Awards are upon us; this year has gone fast. A gala where the top intercounty footballers and hurlers gather to reflect on the year and earn further recognition. In these award ceremonies, there will be debate on some nominations. Hawkeye Sidekick ponders these questions. Gaelic Football Stephen Rochford’s thoughts this morning … More All Stars Award Review