Euro 2016: Group F Preview

Next up, it’s Group F, also known as the ‘Dark Horse Hipster Group’ of Portugal, Iceland, Austria and Hungary.   Portugal Portugal have been called the weakest of the top seeds but they are not a team to be easily discounted when it comes to the European Championships. Sometimes flattering to deceive at World Cups,…

U.S. Open Preview – Who will conquer the toughest test in golf?

The Irish contingent will face one of the hardest courses in tournament golf if they want to capture the U.S. Open Trophy After the chaotic quirkiness of Chambers Bay last year, the U.S. Open returns to Oakmont Country Club, Pennsylvania for the 116th staging of the major championship. It will be the ninth time that…

Euro 2016: Group E Preview

Belgium In the last few years Belgium have managed to shed their ‘dark horse’ label. This is because many of their previously fledgling talents have emerged as world stars, playing talismanic roles in their respective clubs. In fact, there hasn’t been that many talismans in one place since Jackie Chan and the lads went hunting…

Euro 2016 Preview: Group C

Germany It’s somewhat of a tradition for Germany to breeze through the qualification stages, struggle through a few pre-tournament friendlies and reach the semi-final stage of the competition. This time around, Die Mannschaft endured a turbulent qualifying campaign and lost more than a couple of friendlies suggesting that the road won’t be too easy for…

Revisiting The 2010 Leinster Final

Al Pacino famously declared that life, like football, is a game of inches. Meath face Louth in the Leinster Championship this weekend, six years on from the infamous 2010 Leinster final, which Meath won in controversial fashion. David Smith (Meath) and Ronan Mullen (Louth) were both at that game, and today they reflect on their contrasting emotions.