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In the aftermath of sorry debacle known locally as ‘the Gates’ dividing lines have been drawn here. Whether or not you went to see the gates has become the most current litmus test for whether or not you are a real New Yorker. These tests come up frequently in the Big Apple. A few months [...]
I had been hearing the same advice for several weeks while backpacking in India. “If you haven't been on a camel safari, then you haven't done Rajasthan”. Despite my hatred for this type of backpacker snobbery, my mindset had already been formed by the movie Lawrence of Arabia. I always loved the image of Peter [...]
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 [...]
[A Laos travelogue, from a journey taken in 2002] In the words of former Taoiseach of Ireland, Charles Haughey, the situation is “grotesque, unprecedented, bizarre and unbelievable”. It's 10.30 at night in a bar on the outskirts of Muang Sing, a town itself on the outskirts of the rest of Laos, a country on the [...]
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 [...]
This article was translated from the Italian orginal, available here It's the dawn of an August morning, the fresh morning breeze and the sky dotted with grey clouds announce the coming monsoon. We find ourselves travelling, leaving the capital, normally chaotic and congested, but at this hour still sleeping. The suburbs of Delhi are the [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
At 5.00pm on Monday 20 September, large crowds have already gathered around Old Trafford for the 8.00pm kick-off between Manchester United and Liverpool. In the Bishop Blaize pub on Chester Road, United supporters are belting out their favourite anthem: 'Build a bonfire, build a bonfire, put the scousers on the top, put the city in [...]