Category Archives: From the desk of Neil

#Maymac round by round, Awkwardness and Business.

So the biggest fight in combat sports history (until the next one) took place on Saturday night. I thought I should wait a while before reviewing it, partly due to sleep deprivation and also the need to rewatch it. Upon … Continue reading

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#MayMac, Money, Fighting and Opinions

So we are in the middle of fight week, the biggest fight in the history of sport (until the next one) is nearly upon us. Much like everyone everywhere, I have my opinions. Here they are, and open to challenge.

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Protests, Murkiness and the Jobstown 7

I had planned on taking the summer off from furiously writing down thoughts on various topics. The plan was to be thought free for a few months as thinking about and reading the news was overloading my already fragile brain. … Continue reading

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Leinster rugby, gate keepers and a Summer off

Sitting here at my desk, a week ago I thought I would be writing a very different post to the one that will appear, as if by magic, below. Leinster came into the business end of the season in fine … Continue reading

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Leinster, Munster, Semi-Finals and Letdowns

It was a weekend that promised so much. There was so much positivity going in that Munster are back to their fighting best and Leinster are silky smooth with an appetite for a scrap and Saracens along with Clermont would … Continue reading

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America from the outside, Ireland from the inside – Episode 4

Welcome to a delayed episode 4 of ‘America from the outside, Ireland from the inside’.  Coming to you from a raining Dublin that is recovering from the weekend. Starting across the pond again this week, there is a lot of … Continue reading

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Ireland, the 6 Nations, success and failure

I have come to a realisation as we say good bye to the 6 Nations championship of 2017. That realisation is, I cannot emotionally handle being an Ireland rugby supporter. It feels better to have said that out loud. Going … Continue reading

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