Thursday 29 September 2016
Ryder Cup fans
We’re a fairly tribal people in general. Sport is a great and normally safe way of expressing that tribal alliance, unless you’re from Glasgow or Buenos Aires. Even if you have no interest in sport, occasions such as a World Cup, the Olympics or Six Nations can make us patriotic about our nation and give that feel good factor. Then we have the more localised scenario. Folk from Sligo, Leitrim, Mayo, Galway or Roscommon can all feel attached to...read more...
Galway United pay for lapses in concentration
Galway United’s poor record against Shamrock Rovers continued at a windswept Tallaght Stadium on Friday night. Despite Ryan Connolly grabbing a well taken brace at the Dublin venue, United paid dearly for lapses in concentration in both halves. Armin Aganovic rose highest in the Shamrock Rovers box but the Swede nodded Ryan Connolly’s free-kick narrowly wide of Barry Murphy’s post. A long ball out of defence from Shamrock Rovers caught United...read more...
Connacht fall to Scarlets
Connacht suffered their third successive defeat in the Guinness Pro 12 on Saturday, leaving the team bottom of the table. Despite the defeat, Pat Lam was pleased with the improved performance that saw the team lead 8 – 7 at the break at Parc y Scarlets thanks to a Niyi Adeolokun try and three points from the boot of Jack Carty. With 15 minutes remaining however, the Welsh side got over the whitewash from a five metre scrum, the ball fed to wing Liam...read more...
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