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Keeping Trap is a positive step

clock September 28, 2009 17:03 by author Darren Norris
Andy Reid and a handful of pundits may not agree but Giovanni Trapattoni’s decision to sign a two-year extension to his Republic of Ireland contract is a massive boost for soccer in this country. Ireland may not have played the most expansive or exhilarating soccer under the Italian but it has... [More]

No 2 becomes Number One

clock September 12, 2009 14:46 by author John Riordan
Talk of 9/11 is dangerous territory for non-New Yorkers (non-Americans in general) but it would be petty in the extreme to avoid the canny timing of the New York Yankees’ famed captain and second-baser Derek Jeter breaking the franchise’s record for most career hits. Yankees legend Lou ... [More]

Are Fifa and UEFA making up the rules as they go along?

clock September 3, 2009 22:34 by author Darren Norris
While Chelsea’s previous in the way they conduct their business in the transfer market makes it difficult to feel sympathy for them the decision to ban the club from signing any new players until January 2011 seems spectacularly harsh. Many will recall the arrogant manner of their public purs... [More]

Game, set and product placement, Ms Williams

clock September 1, 2009 19:59 by author Simon Lewis
We all know that when it comes to athletes, movie stars, celebrities, and even Big Brother evictees, most would cut off your right hand for a chance to plug their latest book, perfume and CD, or endorse a nine iron, gherkin or athlete's foot ointment. They'll, for the most part, sell their soul f... [More]

Things to be keeping Jack and Conor busy

clock September 1, 2009 11:12 by author Tony
What Cork and Kerry will be working on ahead of the All-Ireland final [More]


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