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  • Messi an antidote to Mourinho’s menace

    April 28, 2011 @ 12:21 pm | by Carl O'Malley

    Two down, four to go.

    This evening the third and fourth semi-finals of the week will take place in the Europa League and will go some way to sorting out who will meet in the final at the Aviva Stadium on May 18th. Will it be Benfica or Braga to face Porto or Villarreal? Ireland awaits – with about as much anticipation it affords the prospect of an ECB interest rate hike.   (more…)

  • Na Na, Na Na, Naaa…

    April 15, 2011 @ 5:01 pm | by Carl O'Malley

    We’re pretty sure Rory McIlroy, being the well mannered young man he is, will have taken no pleasure from hearing of a fellow professional’s misfortune yesterday, but he may well be relieved to know the excruciatingly painful sight of his capitulation at Augusta last weekend might have already been surpassed in the ‘oh no, I’can’t look’ stakes. (more…)

  • Time very much on McIlroy’s side

    April 11, 2011 @ 4:35 pm | by Paul Gallagher

    So where exactly does Rory McIlroy go from here? All too often, sport can deal the cruellest of blows and witnessing his final round meltdown was car crash television. Excruciatingly painful for player and supporter alike. (more…)

  • Fire in cockpit no laughing matter

    April 5, 2011 @ 11:56 am | by Paul Gallagher

    Lee Westwood has always been one of the jokers on tour. He’s game for a laugh and possesses one of the driest wits in the locker-room. However, when the cockpit of his private jet went on fire travelling to Augusta, it was no laughing matter. Mind you the world number two almost managed to make a Leslie Nielsen moment out of the situation.  (more…)

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