Sports Centralby Cian Fahey
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In short: no.
Wow, that was a surprisingly easy argument.
There is no doubt who is the main man in New England next season as the first ever unanimous MVP from last season leads his team through offseason workouts. The lockout appears to be close to being lifted across the country and football can soon return to being the focal point of the NFL once again.
There is a quip that many NFL analysts make about the NFL that it is a Not For Longleague. This holds true for many players but that definitely couldn't be said about Brady's career.
Ireland's domination of amateur boxing has once again risen to prominence after two Irish boxers won gold medals at boxing's European Continental Championships in Ankara, Turkey.
Ray Moylette and Joe Ward have both secured gold medals at boxing's European Continental Championships in Ankara, Turkey.
Ray Moylette won light-welterweight gold defeating England's Thomas Stalker. Joe Ward took light-heavyweight gold with a good victory over Russian Nikita Ivanov.
The Dublin Super Cup that is to take place this July is set to be screened on Skysports television. However most notably, it will be featured in 3D.
The best players from Ireland’s Airtricity League will be televised in 3D for the very first time in their careers on Sky Sports 3D. All of the action over the tournament’s two days at the Aviva Stadium will be aired on Sky Sports HD2 and Sky Sports 3D.
This will be huge for the home-grown players who will have never received such exposure before. For the lucky few that Damian Richardson—manager of the Airtricity League XI—selects, each player will have a chance to showcase their abilities against some of the best players in the world while also representing their national league.
The technical aspects of the game of Golf are fascinating.
While it may look easy to swing a driver as hard as you can and drive the ball some distance, you will find that your first attempt will be lucky to even connect with the ball. Even more impressive is the judgment that players use to manage their approach to the green. Fighting their way through sand, and sometimes over water, or beating through weeds so that they can't even see the part of the ball they will connect with.
This all comes before the precision of putting. While this part of the game looks incredibly simple, it is one of the most difficult. Maneuvering the tiny ball through the curves and slopes that lie hidden on the green. Waiting to hear that plink in the hope that the ball lands in the minuscule hole that is the ultimate aim.
Ireland today announced their squad for the warm up matches to this year's world cup in New Zealand. Ireland will face Scotland, France (home and away), Connacht and England ahead f the competition later this year.
The biggest name to miss out is Shane Horgan. Horgan's chances at representing his country one last time in the world cup were dashed by a knee injury that requires surgery. He will miss all of the warm up games and as such won't be selected for the competition itself.
His teammate Rob Kearney has returned to the squad however after missing most of the season for Leinster. This will come as a huge boost for the team as both he and Geordan Murphy return to solve what was somewhat of a problem fullback position in the Six Nations.
Despite his desire to head north and represent Celtic before his career comes to an end, the likelihood is that Shay Given will have little choice in what pair of posts he will stand in next season.
Things haven't exactly gone to plan since Given's transfer from Newcastle United to Manchester City two seasons ago. Given found himself on the City bench last season after the emergence of Joe Hart during his loan spell at Birmingham earned him the starting role.
Given may be 35 years of age but his performances for Ireland prove that he still has a lot to offer a Premiership team while Giovanni Trappatoni has expressed that he believes Given can play well into his forties.
As Mark Sanchez's knee came down to touch the turf of Foxboro on the 16th of January this year, it brought down with it the New England Patriots' hopes of winning the Super Bowl for the fourth time in the past decade.
The Patriots weren't considered major contenders heading into last season. Their young defense was expected to hold them back as it underwent a transition period. However that was not the case during the regular season as the team finished with the best record in the league.
Their notable blow outs of the New York Jets and Chiacgo Bears during the regular season had fans across the nation penciling them in for another Super Bowl run. Alas it wasn't meant to be as the Jets bounced back from their 45-3 drubbing during the regular season to win 28-21 in the playoffs.
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The news that Robbie Keane has suffered an injury in training just hours before the Irish team were set to depart for Macedonia today shouldn't be too big a worry for Irish boss Giovanni Trappatoni.
Keane's status for the european qualifier against Macedonia on Saturday night remains unclear. In recent times the idea of heading into a crucial match like this without the nation's leading goal scorer and his regular strike partner who is arguably the team's best player, Kevin Doyle, would have decimated fan's optimism.
However this is not the case on this occasion.
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