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Bray Wanderers’ Gary McCabe (number 3) embraces John Sullivan (11) last season

After failing to meet an agreed deadline of paying wages owed to players, the FAI announced that sanctions will be imposed on Bray Wanderers, sanctions that don’t go far enough according to Stuart Byrne [who said:]

Shame on the people at Bray Wanderers on the way they have treated the football club over the last three years.

‘You can’t treat it like a Mickey Mouse league’ (RTÈ)

Gerry Mulvey?

Bray Wanderers hit with FAI sanctions over unpaid wages (RTÈ)

Pic: RTÉ

Former Ireland rugby captain with Orange man Ivor Whitten (top) and with Lambeg drum (above) in Loughgal, County Armagh which hosted the flagship event for the Orange Order’s annual July 12 commemoration this year.



Louyghhall, County Armagh.

This is why we had to invent the bodhrán.

WATCH: Brian O’Driscoll tries his hand on Lambeg drum during Orange parade visit (

Top pic: Ivan Whitten

From top (left to right) Sophie O’Sullivan, daughter of Sonia O’Sullivan; Sarah Healy and Rhasidat Adeleke with their medals from the European U18 Athletics Championships

Athletics Ireland reports:

Sarah Healy (Blackrock) [aged 17] affirmed her status as the middle distance queen of the European U18 Athletics Championships with a dominant win in the girls’ 1500m final in a new championship record of 4:18.71 in Gyor, Hungary [yesterday evening].

Healy blitzed the field on Friday to win the girls’ 3,000m final in 9:18.05 which was also a championship record. So that made it two golds and two championship records on the bounce leaving no one in any doubt of the star quality on show.

…The Irish team won four medals in total to finish an excellent 7th on the medals table with Rhasidat Adeleke (Tallaght) [aged 15] winning 200m gold in 23.5 and Sophie O’Sullivan (Ballymore Cobh) [aged 16] winning silver in the girls’ 800m in 2:06.05.

…The Irish team will arrive [at Dublin Airport today] at 18:40 from Vienna to terminal 2 on Aer Lingus flight 665.

Healy hammers field to win double gold (Athletics Ireland)

Pics: Athletics Ireland


Brendan writes

Monaghan Artist Gerard McCarey is on a mission to get his drawing of Conor McGregor Signed. Who can help him?


Gerard McCarey (Facebook)

This afternoon.

Comics Frank Skinner and David Baddiel of ‘Three Lions (Footballs’s Coming Home)‘ infamy celebrate England’s victory over Sweden in the quarter-final of the World Cup.

England will play for a place in the final against either Russia or Croatia, who meet in the last quarter-final tonight.

Coming or going home?

Only you can decide.

Previously: Should I Wear My Three Lions Shirt in Dublin?

Flag of St George outside an unnamed Dublin pub during the 2014 World Cup

Further to England’s World Cup advancement…

Ireland-based, England-born Malcolm D writes:

Having had a miniature St George flag ripped off my car during the last World Cup I am preparing to openly support England again and intend wearing my [Three Lions] replica shirt this weekend in Dublin. Is this a wise move or still too soon? Perhaps your readers could help?


Pic via Patrick Comerford


England play Colombia tonight for a place in the World Cup Quarter Final  at 7pm.

They’re It’s going coming home.


We’ll never hear the end of this.

Stop that!

Last night (9pm).

Robswalls, Portmarnock, County Dublin.

Katherine writes:

Despite the shortage of water countrywide, Portmarnock Football Club power hosing their entire pitch before the hose ban comes into effect…

Irish Water warns hosepipe ban could be extended (RTÉ)

This evening.

Ultan Mashup writes:

Easily confused? Or very handy? Ireland vs India cricket @ Malahide
India declares 208 for 5. Glad our friends brought the weather…


GAA football fans, including RTÉ’s Marty Morrissey, outside Croke Park during after the Leinster final between Dublin and Laois.

All photos by Matthew Spalding and David Quinn (a different one), who  plan to photograph  fans on their way into the stadium for every match this Summer.

The People Of Croke Park