Based on the book by F.X.O’Toole, Million Dollar Baby has been nominated in most of the major categories for the 2005 Oscars. Directed by Clint Eastwood, and starring Clint Eastwood, Hilary Swank, and Morgan Freeman.
The Lovely Bones is American writer Alice Sebold’s second book, following her memoir Lucky. It is the story of a fourteen-year-old rape victim, narrated from Heaven.
Rather than spend three weeks lounging around Sydney, I decided that my recent visit to Australia should include something a bit more adventurous. Canvassing opinions from friends who had been to Australia recently, the overwhelming consensus was that the highlight of any trip down under was a cruise on the Great Barrier Reef. The world [...]
Planning a recent trip to Australia, I narrowed down my stopover options to Tokyo or Kuala Lumpur. I had heard a lot about Tokyo from friends who were there for the 2002 World Cup, and it sounded intriguing. On the other hand, travelling via Kuala Lumpur meant less overall flight time. My annual leave was [...]
The travelling carnival that is the Formula One Grand Prix season has kicked off in Melbourne. There have been a number of rule changes, and also some significant alterations in personnel, since last year. The podium has also had a somewhat strange look about it – you might say it was lacking a certain Teutonic [...]
The 2005 Six Nations opened with the clash between Scotland and France. France were generally expected to pummel a troubled Scottish side, but the Scots fought bravely. However, despite what Matt Williams would have you believe, they did not deserve to win. With the prominence of the kicking expert in the modern game, discipline is [...]
Rugby is not a popular sport in Ireland. It ranks well below soccer, Gaelic football, and hurling both in terms of support and participation. At club level, it is confined to Limerick city, certain areas of Dublin around the fee-paying schools, and the occasional pocket around the country. Yet at this time of year, the [...]
Some broadcasters become synonymous with their sport. Murray Walker will always be associated with Formula One. Peter O'Sullivan is the voice of horse racing, while Sid Waddell's unique style means that a darts tournament is not the same without him. For the many GAA followers in Ireland and abroad, Micháel O'Muircheartaigh fills a similar role. [...]
Ok, it's that time again. We have another two games under our national belt so it's appropriate that we check if the results live up to our expectations, and also if September's article was some insightful football analysis, or just the ramblings of another alcohol-fuelled imbecile. The Group 4 table makes relatively pleasant reading. Ireland [...]
Autobiography of Ireland’s favourite sports commentator, the voice of Gaelic Games, Micheál Ó’Muircheartaigh.