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Traum und Trauma – The Belo Horizonte Massacre

Our man in Berlin, Daire O’Driscoll, discusses the aftermath of what was a historic German performance in Belo Horizonte. The final scene from the 2007 film La Vie En Rose is something special. Edith Piaf, the subject of the film stands centre stage singing perhaps her most famous song “Je ne regrette rien” ( I regret nothing), as a montage …

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Wave Of Emotion Could Only Ever Carry Brazil So Far

No one saw it coming. After almost four weeks of enthralling action, the hosts were just one step away from a date with destiny; a World Cup final on their home turf in front of their fanatical supporters. Despite missing their two best players, their two leaders, Thiago Silva and Neymar, there was a willing expectation all over Brazil that …

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Rugby: Who’s Hot & Who’s Not?

Matt Cassidy is here for this week’s edition of ‘Who’s Hot & Who’s Not’ in a week where we bid farewell to the legendary Honey Badger. Who’s Hot? Nick Cummins The wacky Wallaby wing will not be representing Australia at next year’s World Cup after signing a lucrative contract with West Red Sparks in Japan. There is nothing new about …

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World Cup Quarter-Finals Best XI

And then there were four. The quarter-finals followed the Round of 16 with the favourites to win coming out on top in each of the matches but after an almighty scrap – limp French exit aside – and with little to spare. The goalfest of the group stages is a distant memory as teams are remembering that it is often …

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World Cup: Germany’s D-Day

The attitude of many German football fans over the past seven days has been depressingly similar to that of Irish fans two years ago in Poland. “Don’t worry, we play better against the big teams.” It was a rather depressing dogma two years ago but it seems to ring true for the German side, who since beating Portugal in their …

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The Club: St. Patrick’s Dromintee GAC

Nestling beneath the shadow of Slieve Gullion St. Patrick’s GAC sits proudly representing the parish of Dromintee and Jonesborough, County Armagh. Founded in 1887, the club holds the honourable title of Armagh’s first club to be affiliated with the GAA. I meet my club guide for the day, Conor Fearon, at the gates. We enter the clubhouse, which was officially …

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The Obscure Irish XI: A Team Of Cult Heroes

The Republic of Ireland senior football team has enjoyed (and endured) a storied past. From the high points of Italia ’90 to the embarrassment of Euro 2012, there have been many ups and downs. Central to this fluctuating past was the ’emergence’ of certain obscurities. Names like Lapira,  Branagan and O’Cearuill left lasting impressions. The PA Team decided to sit down and create a team …

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Ben Forsyth Blog: When The Smoke Has Cleared

Following the crushing blow of his fight being cancelled on the night of the big event, Ben Forsyth gives us an insight into the battles that he has been fighting in and outside of the ring over the last month. It’s been over a month since I have written anything.  Partly because I wasn’t sure what I was going to …

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Top 10 Heineken Cup Winning Teams – No. 5 Munster (2008)

It’s no secret that the Heineken Cup produced some truly vintage years for Munster rugby. Beginning with two final defeats and carrying through to their victory in the 2008 final, the men in red never took the field without their legendary passion and never-say-die attitude. While their most popular team was the one who repeatedly came so close in the …

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