Author Archives: Aaron McAllorum

Needs more free birds flyin’.

Meanwhile: FAI accused of manhandling fans protesting about ticketing controversy (Guardian)

Update: The Edge: John Delaney and Emma English heating up Marbella (


The Bray woman secured the gold with a victory over Azerbaijan’s Yana Allekseevana [left] in the 60kg final early this morning. The judges scored the fight 40-36, 39-37, 39-37 in Taylor’s favour. The 2012 Olympic champion is now level with Indian great Mary Kom on five world crowns.

Katie Taylor wins fifth consecutive world title (RTÉ)


For the day that’s in it.

RTÉ’s promo ahead of Ireand versus Australia, the final game of the popular and often overpriced black stout series at Lansdowne Road Nua.

The rarest of creatures.

Tom McGurk’s inner monologue is unleashed:

Michael Cheika meets Joe Schmidt. It’s rugby’s rumble in the jungle, it’s fire against ice, it’s Cavaliers versus the Roundheads. Who will be Socrates and who will be Plato?

Needs more Honey Badger in fairness.


Nobody wants a Raleigh anymore.

They want your Giant Defying Treks.

Dublin Cycling writes:

Bike theft is a big and growing problem in Dublin. While only 4,500 bikes were reported stolen in Dublin in 2013 we know there is a big under-reporting problem and we estimate that the real figure was around 20,000. The information you will provide in this survey [link below] will be invaluable in helping us design a plan, in conjunction with the Gardai, City Council, City Planners& Bike trade, to tackle the problem

Dublin Cycling Survey


As part of the Irish Sports Council’s anti doping campaign ‘#blackmark’, sports creative Atomic Sports produced a literally slick awareness video.

Hugh Curran writes:

The discipline, talent and sheer effort that elite athletes put into their work is mind-blowing. That’s why it’s so crushing to fellow athletes, the sporting industry and the public when a doping scandal is uncovered. If the playing field isn’t fair, what’s the point in playing or even being a spectator? The Irish Sports Council work tirelessly to ensure Irish sport is clean.

True or anabolics?

Only you can decide.

Atomic Sport


For the night that’s in it.


It’s nearly time for the big game and we can’t stay calm any longer.  So we thought we’d post this montage from the end of our video about trying to win the World Cup with Ireland on FIFA. If you haven’t watched that yet then make sure to check it out also. It will also help the Dembélé reference in the monologue above make a lot more sense…

Get Pumped For Tonight With The Irish Football Monologue (


TWELVE months of Wexford GAA greats.

From Tom at

He writes:

I’m selling A3 Calendars for the Wexican in your life. A year of Wexford Hurling, Football, Camogie and Ladies football legends that I have illustrated in the last few years. Featuring illustrations of the likes of Tony Doran, Nickey Rackard, Matty Forde, Kate Kelly and more….Might make a good stocking filler! Only €15 inc postage

Purchase here 

Irish-made stocking fillers to marked ‘Irish Made Stocking Fillers. No fee just nuzzles.