Archive for March, 2010

Vodafone Ireland World of Difference

Posted in Alan Brogan, Alan Kerins, Football, GAA, Hurling, Vodafone on March 25, 2010 by Ronan O'Keeffe

Giving something back

Those lucky enough to play top level GAA for their counties often assume privileged positions. Their skillful exploits in the marquee games that highlight an Irish summer leave them feted by their county supporters, idolized by youngsters wishing one day to emulate their achievements. What they put into the game they get back in return by measure of the esteem they are held in by all their fans, but it is important they never lose sight of the bigger picture. In that regard it is heartening to see two of the biggest names in the GAA coming to the fore with the recent launch of the Vodafone Ireland World of Difference  programme. Check out the launch video here. Continue reading


Three a day for the next four days

Posted in Cheltenham, Dunguib, Garde Champetre, Go Native, Khyber Kim, National Hunt, Sizing Europe, Uncategorized, Voler La Vedette on March 15, 2010 by Ronan O'Keeffe

Get ready for the biggest week in racing

The title sounds like a prescription you’d get from your GP when he starts you on a course of antibiotics, but the only fever racing fans will be suffering from over the next four days is that of the Festival variety. The Cheltenham National Hunt Festival to be precise. The equine Olympics have come around again and it’s time for all the talking to stop, for punters everywhere to put their money where their mouths are. I’m going into detail on the opening day’s action with a breakdown of each race and make sure to check back on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday for Festival tweets and a range of selections.  Continue reading

The Curious Case of Dimitar Berbatov

Posted in Dimitar Berbatov on March 2, 2010 by Ronan O'Keeffe

Proving his worth

While sitting watching the Carling Cup final at Wembley last Sunday I was struck by just how good a game Dimitar Berbatov was having. Settling on the point for a few moments longer than perhaps I should have, missing any of the live action from a very entertaining game was not overly clever, I decided on an issue I’d been deliberating on for quite some time now – this was a great performance from a player who is having a fine season. And yet the list of those willing to criticise Berbatov grows longer with each passing week, his Old Trafford obituary having already been written by scribes and supporters alike. It really is a curious case.

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