There was only one winner today… Rory McIlroy put his nightmare final round at Augusta behind him to produce a near flawless display to lift the US Open last night. Twelve months after fellow Northern Irishman Graeme McDowell lifted the title McIlroy posted a monumental 16 under to win by 8 clear strokes from Jason Day. The first of many we hope! Move over Tiger…..
AND THEY’RE OFF… However it’s not the jockeys at the starting line!!! Punters got more than they bargained for during yesterdays racing at Royal Ascot. A mass brawl erupted within a posh champagne bar on the course which left on-lookers running for cover. Our money was firmly on the gentleman weilding the chair leg to come out on top…
On day two of Royal Ascot, a jubilant Frankie Dettori does his famous “flying dismount” after steering Rewilding to victory in the Prince of Wales Stakes. Celebrations were abruptly halted however as he was given a nine-day ban for excessive use of the whip.
Dublin’s All Star attacker Alan McCrabbe stands tall ahead of Sundays clash against the Tribesman. Pictured at Under Armours unveiling as Dublin GAA’s official performance partner, the Donnycarney native is looking forward to locking horns with a Galway team that should include ace marksman Joe Canning.
Something doesn’t sit right in this photo!! Where’s Lebron James, Dwayne Wade & Co… After all the commotion Miami Heat made in the preseason by acquiring the ‘greatest’ team in franchise history (as they say Stateside), it was a highly satisfying to watch the Dallas Mavericks raise the NBA trophy for the first ever time.
Padraic Cribben, Pembroke intern and the best junior footballer south of the Red Cow They may have the ugliest jersey known to man, but what a weekend for Carlow, the home of Richie Kavanagh and birthplace of the great Katherine Thomas! Twelve months ago, a Carlow victory over Peter Fitzpatrick’s Louth wouldn’t have caused too much of a stir within the circles of the GAA. However, a year in the world of the GAA can bring great change and new found expectations among supporters, both of which are true within the Louth football community. With last year’s run to a
Tempers begin to fray between Roscommon’s Cathal Cregg and the Leitrim netminder Cathal McCrann in yesterdays Connacht Senior Football Championship clash in Pairc Sean MacDiarmada. Roscommon easily overcame the challenge of a disappointing Leitrim side that went into the game in confident mood after their opening round victory over Sligo.
The GAA Blog, Mick O’Keeffe There has been much talk this year about marketing and promotion of the GAA and once again critics point out that the Championship starts with a whimper and is as slow as an ageing junior football corner back to get going. The hammerings handed out to the likes of Waterford by Cork last week only further highlight the massive gulf in class that exists between those with an eye on September and those lurking around Division 4. Nobody wants to see teams handed their ass on a plate and the game was no good for
An over exuberant Dallas Maverick fan gets into the spirits of things during Game Four of the NBA Finals… A bit of a ‘Head the Ball’ if you ask us!!!!
The machinery moves in to give the hallowed turf of Croke Park a makeover ahead of the Take That concert on June 18th and 19th. The move has caused criticism among many GAA circles ahead of the Leinster GAA Championship clash between Dublin and Kildare a week later. GAA president Christy Cooney has stressed there will be “no issue” with the playing surface for the fixture, and that both the GAA and the pitch “will be ready”. So in the words of Gary Barlow & Co… ‘Just have a little Patience!!!!’