The Scoreby Declan O'Kelly
- Andy Lee KO’s James Cook in round five in Oklahoma
- John Duddy ready for Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. challenge
- Giovanni Trapattoni spurns Inter Milan interest to stay with Ireland
- Irish boxer Andy Lee wins in Limerick after Thiam retires with back injury after two rounds
- Rory McIlroy has Tiger Woods in his Ryder Cup sights
Bernard Dunne lost his WBA world super bantamweight title to Poonsawat Kratingdaenggym last Saturday night after the Thai challenger knocked the 29-year-old down three times in the third round.
Dunne was reportedly in the best shape of his life, and admitted afterwards that it was his own "stupid fault for getting lured into a fight."
FIFA's decision to seed the European section of World Cup qualifying playoffs will have a major impact on Ireland's chances of making the World Cup finals in South Africa next year.
FIFA President Sepp Blatter was quoted in The Guardian newspaper as saying that they two-leg playoff would be seeded.
Richard Dunne showed his class during the Aston Villa V Manchester City Premier League game at Villa Park on Monday night.
Dunne played for Manchester City for nine years before moving to Aston Villa this summer after City manager Mark Hughes deemed him surplus to requirements.
For every John Delaney (Chief Executive of the FAI) there is a Shay Given or a Kevin Kilbane). And that is some comfort.
Last week FIFA decided to seed the European section of World Cup qualifying playoffs, thus giving the big teams with the large TV markets (France and Germany to name but two) as easy a ride as possible to the World Cup, and ensuring that these ‘money” teams had every chance of making the finals in South Africa.
10/10/2009 7:57 PM
The Republic of Ireland almost beat the World Champions at Croke Park on Saturday night but for a crucial lapse in concentration.
The Irish players weren’t jumping for joy at the final whistle. There weren’t delighted at winning a hard fought point, they were utterly dejected because they knew they left this one behind.
10/23/2009 10:45 AM
For Tadhg Kennelly, the fairytale was complete. Came home from Australia after a successful Aussie Rules career, won an All-Ireland Football medal and honored his father and upheld a proud family tradition in the annals of Kerry football history.Mission accomplished, as George W. Bush might say.
Irish captain Robbie Keane’s winter of discontent might end should he decide to up sticks from London and head north of the border to play on loan with Glasgow Celtic.
The Times of London reported that a deal might be done if Irish financier Dermot Desmond, who owns 37 per cent of the Scottish club, will loosen the purse strings to facilitate Keane’s hefty wage demands.