Author Archives: Aaron McAllorum


This morning.

Connacht Rugby captain John Muldoon bumps into Katie Taylor at Dublin Airport.

Katie is on her way to a possible fifth in a row world boxing title at the WQBA championships in the Jeju Islands, South Korea which gets underway on November 14.

Warning: dodgy refs.

Via Connacht Rugby/Braypicks


18, Highfield Road, Rathgar, Dublin 6

The flip.

It’s back.

Aidan Murphy writing in today’s Irish Times

Among these flips is 18 Highfield Road, Rathgar, which was bought in August 2012 for €835,000 – it was in need of a complete overhaul. With this renovation complete, the house sold again last month for an astounding €3,300,000 – 10 per cent above its €3 million asking price

*flips bird*

Backing the market: the art of flipping (Irish Times)


Diarmuid Connolly

After pleading guilty to serious assault charges, Dubs player Diarmuid Connolly saw his case struck out yesterday.

District Court judge Patrick Clyne made the ruling as he said Mr Connolly had “done all that had been asked of him through a serious of restorative justice measures”.

Independent Legal editor Dearbhail McDonald asks:

Will the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) challenge Judge Patrick Clyne’s generous strike out given the fact that judges have huge discretionary power, in particular where there are extenuating circumstances “of a special character”?


Lucky Bounce Of The Ball For All Star Attacker (Dearbhail McDonald,

The sports pages of are changing.

They need a more internationally distinctive dynamic.

Tell us about it.

Look at them there, with their desks/central heating/kettle, etc., but are they happy? What are we doing wrong? Mumble mumble Doritos

Rule 42?


Grand Canal Dock, Dublin at the weekend.

Halloween wake boarding, you say?

Professor De Selby [at Wake Dock] writes:

A very different Halloween affair altogether happens in Grand Canal Dock every October now.. Ghost and ghouls and vikings and… zebras, and convicts… and monkeys… and penguins, took part in this, the  second Halloween fancy dress wake-jam session…

Wake Dock

Ghana Penalty-2

They’ve gone Chile Ghana barmy.

Ireland’s Thomas McDonagh [above] slots home the winning penalty against Ghana at the Homeless World Cup yesterday at Plaza de la Ciudadania, Santiago, Chile.

Match report via the Homeless World Cup

The match for the 5th and 6th place of the World Homeless Cup was the last for the day at pitch number 2 Lombardia at Arena Civica.
The afternoon sun had no mercy as the two teams went out in very good spirits: Ghana singing and Ireland relaxed and focused.
Ghana was the first to have the chance to score, but missed the opportunity and there followed two quick goals by Ireland. Ireland was standing better on the pitch in these first minutes, but Ghana managed to fight back to 2:2. By the end of the first half Ireland had slightly more possession of the ball, both teams missed a lot of opportunities, yet Ireland was able to take the lead with 2 goals before halftime.
The second half was extremely dynamic as Ghana used every opportunity to reduce the goal difference and Ireland was eager to show more and only the great intervention of both goalkeepers prevented the result from being much more than 8:4.
An examplary game for fair-play, Irealand and Ghana summerized the spirit of the World Homeless Cup under the passionate cheering of the Scottish street team [cheering in the stands].”


It’s not good..

Tonight’s must win match V Poland has ended in a 6-4 defeat.


Green machine squad: Clayton Kelly, Craig Haslam, Darragh McNamara, James Traynor, Dylan Sheridan, Lee Geoghegan, Thomas O’Dwyer and Thomas McDonagh.

G’wan the lads.