Monthly Archives: August 2016

The Leinster Blues, expectations and certainties.

It feels like a very long time since I even thought about rugby. For the first time in what feels like forever, we got a small break from the game. A game to refresh, recharge and re-evaluate. Hopefully Leinster took … Continue reading

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Star making, Eras and WWE arrogance

The internet is a great place. Anything you want to know, or anything you want to see can be found. But the biggest problem with the internet is that it gives people self-importance in their opinion that is sometimes quite … Continue reading

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Guts, Glory,Vindication and UFC 202

So, it is Monday morning after the weekend that was. A fight that had promised so much, and actually delivered more than even the experts dared to imagine. Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz went to war. They put everything (and … Continue reading

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Rematches,Mystique and UFC 202

In the words of our favourite ring announcer…..HERE WE GO! The countdown is more than on. We are just over 72 hours away from a night of revenge. Or another night of heartbreak. For Irish combat sports, this can be … Continue reading

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Armchair experts, Olympics and Bad Management

And so here we are. Everyone (including myself) has become an amateur boxing expert in the aftermath of our most decorated team in history underperforming on the biggest stage. I am coming at this from a slightly different angle so … Continue reading

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MMA, Porn and acronyms

This week it is a strange one. I got a phone call from Newstalk (an Irish radio station) asking to come on and talk about the Irish Martial Arts Council (IMMC) comparing MMA to pornography and being sadistic. I of … Continue reading

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