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Quick Hits – 3

Posted in Afridi, Federer, Keane, Mickelson, Nani, Schumacher, Sexton on February 1, 2010 by Ronan O'Keeffe
  1. Just incredible

    Watching Roger Federer win his 16th Grand Slam title at the Australian Open yesterday I was struck by a singular thought; do sports fans truly appreciate the genius of the Swiss master? What I mean by this is have we come to the stage now that we just take his achievements for granted, expecting him to sweep up all the big prizes in sight? I personally feel that it is only when his record is viewed through the prism of time will we then realise how great he really is. For now we can admire his play and marvel at his stunning levels of consistency. But it will only be when we’re all old and grey, and no tennis player in the intervening years has come close to matching Federer’s marks of greatness, will we truly understand how unique he was. Continue reading

Do we need the luck of the Irish?

Posted in Arshavin, Domenech, Gekas, Henry, Karagounis, Nani, Pavlyuchenko, Ribery, Ronaldo, Trappatoni, Uncategorized on October 15, 2009 by Ronan O'Keeffe
Will his luck hold?

Will his luck hold?

Second place it is then. After a long and winding qualifying campaign Giovanni Trappatoni and his Irish team did what was expected of them and finished as runners up in Group Eight behind Italy. Suddenly the dark days of the Staunton era seem like a lifetime ago. Although certain notables are still absent from the international setup our wily Italian boss has done what was asked of him by his paymasters at the FAI. So now we wait for Monday’s draw to determine which of the four seeded sides we will face for a spot at next summers World Cup in South Africa. Time to take a look at how France, Russia, Portugal and Greece are shaping up. Continue reading

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