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Irish hearts broken by All Blacks’ last gasp

by Michael Mckeown on December 10, 2013

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Never has an Irish defeat felt so devastating. For the home players most of all, there could be no solace, not even from a wonderful performance, and likewise for the home crowd. The Aviva having rocked to its foundations like never before on a Sunday, or Saturday for that matter, the ensuing, quiet solemn march …

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Belief the key to revival in Republic of Ireland’s fortunes

December 10, 2013 Uncategorized

Poland have played Ireland twice over the last few years so they probably think they know what to expect tomorrow night in Poznan: drunk fans, long balls. Are they ready for the onslaught of total Irish football? Comparisons between Ireland and Barcelona are perhaps premature and there’s no doubt that last Friday, Latvia were a …

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It’s time we took care of GAA stars

December 10, 2013 Uncategorized

I was manager of Tranmere in April 1999 when we played a fixture against Graham Taylor’s Watford that lived long in my memory – as much for the tale behind the game as the events that took place on the pitch. We left Vicarage Road that evening wondering how we had lost a game to …

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What’s in store for summer 2014′s music festivals?

December 10, 2013 Uncategorized

For the last few weeks, a blog post entitled “summer 2014, what the hell is going on?” has been sitting in my drafts’ folder waiting to be finished. The lack of any sort of news, announcements or even conjecture in the weeks leading up to the end of the year made me wonder if promoters …

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Ireland never had its food so good

December 10, 2013 Uncategorized

The Good Food Ireland Conference in association with Kerrygold takes place today in the Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin. Organisers say the event is set to be a unique gathering of businesses from the agri-food and tourism industries that are determined to put Ireland on the world stage as a tourism destination for global food lovers. The …

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National Crafts and Design Fair lights up RDS

December 10, 2013 Uncategorized

  “Bitcoins accepted here,” declares the sign at Deborah von Metzradt’s jewellery stall at the RDS National Crafts and Design Fair. Has she had many transactions in bitcoins on the opening day of the fair? “No, and we’re not expecting to,” she confides. “But I put it up because my son told me I needed …

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Sample Food

December 9, 2013 Uncategorized

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Salmon of Knowledge

March 8, 2012 Uncategorized

The legend tells the story of how a boy called Fionn became a wise man by being the first person to eat the Salmon of Knowledge. Fionn would go on to lead a band of hunters and warriors known as the Fiana and become one of the greatest heroes in Celtic Mythology. The story is …

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