Archive for August, 2010

The Hot List

Posted in Dustin Johnson, Golf, Kaymer, Murray, Redknapp, Rip Van Winkle, Scholes on August 17, 2010 by Ronan O'Keeffe

That winning feeling

Getting up for work on Monday morning is never a pleasant experience, but it’s even worse when you’ve stayed up late the night before. This time around though I had no qualms about making the sacrifice, knowing full well the horrors I’d face as my alarm went off to signify the dawn of another week in the office were worth it, just so I could witness the thrilling climax of the year’s final Major in golf. So, Martin Kaymer, you might have been responsible for me being in need of an extra cup of coffee to see me through another manic Monday, but I won’t hold it against you. In fact, you get the privilege of topping this week’s Hot List. Continue reading


Hurling Balls* and Wayward Drives

Posted in Aviva Stadium, Chicarito, Evra, GAA, Harbinger, Hurling, Mahan, Martin O'Neil, Tiger Woods, Vodafone on August 10, 2010 by Ronan O'Keeffe

A stunning stadium

– It’s been one of my busier sporting weeks, I guess anytime you end up at the Aviva Stadium and Croke Park in the space of a few days has to be categorised as such. As it turned out I was fortunate enough to get a ticket from a fellow blogger for the opening soccer match in the Aviva, where an Airtricity XI was no match for a Man United squad going through the motions. To say I learned anything from the encounter would be a stretch, but it did further emphasise the gulf in class between the haves and the have nots – even if the have nots are in the middle of their league season and still proved to be no match for a half baked United side that won 7-1. The highlight for me was marvelling at the scale and beauty of the Aviva itself. It truly is a wonderful stadium, fit for any sporting occasion no matter the scale, and let’s hope it plays host to many memorable matches in both rugby and soccer in the years ahead. Continue reading