Ireland… 13 South Africa… 8 One of the strange curiosities of the four match saga between Meath and Dublin in the Leinster SFC of 1991 was, after all the hype and coverage had subsided, it was only a first round encounter. The victors still had several hurdles to cross before they could even contemplate silverware.… Read More A game for the ages but ‘only’ an ordinary win
Google had to be consulted when Jonathan Hill’s name was seen trending on X. Even though he’s the head honcho of the Football Association of Ireland, his is not a name you’d see popping up too often. Certainly not an accusation you could level at the individual who held the position before him. With plenty… Read More Could it be, the FAI actually doing something right?
One of the blessings, or curses depending on what way you’re looking at it, of being liable to watch nearly any sport on the planet is that there’s very seldom a shortage of something to occupy the mind with. Be that as it may, I would always be a great believer in ‘A place for… Read More Strength in numbers lets the dragons torch the rest
Rep. Of Ireland…3 Latvia…2 Anyone of an agricultural persuasion is no doubt retorting to the above headline that Harry Ferguson’s ground breaking invention of the most famous piece of agricultural machinery ever made was in fact powered by the equally iconic Perkins engine. On the football landscape at the moment, both in the Premier League… Read More Fergusons were always a good engine for getting things done
Ireland… 32 France… 19 There are few more satisfying things in sport than earning a statement victory with the cordite of controversy left wafting in the air. Now read on… That’s exactly where Ireland found themselves on Saturday evening following their second win from as many outings in this season’s Guinness Six Nations Championship. With… Read More J. Lowe calls the tune as Ireland make big statement
Blazing Saddles is quite possibly this writer’s favourite film. That revelation is usually met with sneery laughter. But not a toss is given here. More of the Mel Brooks classic is relatable to everyday life than it ever gets credit for. For those of you that might not have seen it (do yourselves a favour)… Read More The Waco Kid outguns Hedley Le Mar once again
At the outset here, an admission – while a very high percentage of the World Cup action has been consumed in this seat, an equally large quantity thereof has been viewed without sound. Simply as ITV is too damn awkward to find on the Sky box and the RTE commentators – with a few notable… Read More Fantastic Friday proves nobody’s home and dry
As much as many of us ‘lean’ on Sky to keep us abreast of what’s going on in the world of sports, news and politics, there’s no escaping the reality that the organisation is quite thrashy. Witness how they almost glamourised the encitement of the Capitol Riots by Donald Trump or threaded on egg shells… Read More A lot done in nine days – much more to do
Ireland…29 Wales…7 A very short time into his Championship debut against Dublin, Ollie Murphy palmed the ball into an empty net in front a packed Canal End. For any Meath player it can’t get much better than that. Well, at the Aviva Stadium this afternoon, shy of scoring a try, if there is such a… Read More Mack puts the knife into Wales on impressive debut
At various times over the years, the fact there’s a fairly extensive video library in Boylan Talks Sport HQ has surely got a mention. That and match programmes. The latter are actually quite the big deal. As was discovered when attempts were made at re-arranging storage of same. People so set in their ways they… Read More Superman will have to go shopping again!