Contrariety within the worlds of sports

Every kid growing up would have at some point in time acquainted themselves with the ‘make-believe’ world that is professional wrestling. Whether it be through the medium of television, conversation or performing the newest finishing maneuver accompanied by subliminal thoughts of the “please do not try this at home” advertisement. It goes without saying that…

Cead Cainte sna Cluichí Gaelacha

Nuair a thagann sé chomh fada le cursaí spóirt in Eirinn, bíonn lucht leanúna an-bhrodúil a bheith ag caint faoin cluiche a bhí sa tsiúl aréir nó an t-imreoir a chuaigh I bhfeidhm air/uirthi. Sa tslí sin, is léir go dtugann spóirt faoiseamh do dhaoine ó saol na hoibre. Gan amhras, baineann daoine taitnimh agus…

Sport: the gift that keeps on giving

A conventional definition from our neighbors across the pond describes sport as “an activity involving physical exertion in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment.” On paper, it seems quite a facile concept, however, reality often casts a stark contrast on what seems to be too good to be true….

The West is Awake

On the 15th October Connacht and Toulouse battled for the right of supremacy in the Champions Cup at the Galway Sportsgrounds. After a gruelling, passionate eighty minutes of what could be more adequately described as “a street fight with a rugby ball,” Connacht were able to claw back a ten point deficit and triumph over…

The Black card: A pure detriment to our game.

“Here we go again. The black card debate”. My immediate, intrinsic reaction to the conflicting voices which converge every Sunday night. This widely-discussed topic seems to be at the epicentre of all Gaelic football enthusiast’s agenda at the moment. So much so that even a laborious five minutes attention devoted to Mr. Joe Brolly technically…