Author Archives: Aaron McAllorum


This afternoon.

From left: Liam Brady, John Giles and Eamon Dunphy at the Church of  Perpetual Succour, Foxrock, Co Dublin for the funeral of their RTÉ Sports Colleague Bill O’Herlihy. Mr Giles and Mr Dunphy acted as pallbearers.



From top: Tom McGurk (left) and Brent Pope; Sean O’Rourke; Marty Morrissey (centre) and former GAA President and MEP Sean Kelly (Right).

The Bill O’Herlihy Interview (Michael McMullan, Today FM)

(Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland)

You made a scene.

Banker turned graphics geek, Aimée Stewart of Infographic Natives puts a visual to the 13000 articles published across 3600 publications in 99 countries.

Aimée writes:

Ireland voted yes and the world was listening. Here’s an infographic visualising the conversation…

Infographic Natives



Gerard McCarthy writes:

You might like to add this. Constituencies scaled to electorate….


Marty Morrissey (left) and Joe Brolly

“I have spoken with Joe Brolly about the comments he made in relation to RTE Sport’s GAA Correspondent and commentator Marty Morrissey on last weekend’s Sunday Game Live broadcast. Joe is acutely aware that his ill-conceived attempt at humour was both inappropriate and extremely hurtful and had no place in any broadcast.

Further, Joe is fully cognisant of the fact that similar comments in any future broadcast cannot and will not be tolerated. Joe Brolly has spoken at length with and offered a heartfelt apology to Marty Morrissey which was graciously accepted. All parties now consider this matter closed…”

Ryle Nugent, head of RTÉ Sports this afternoon.



temple street

Fore the week that’s in it.

Temple Street Children’s Hospital asked their patients about what advice they could give to the players taking part in this year’s Irish Open at The Royal County Down Golf Club.

Arnette Small writes:

This heart-warming video documents personal messages from the children on what it takes to be a great golfer, who Rory McIlroy is and most importantly what they dream of being when they grow up.

The children in Temple Street know a lot about taking on challenges and beating the odds so they can look forward to a long and healthy future. A future, where like their golfing heroes, they get to live their dreams – whatever those dreams may be

Cheeky brave little tykes.


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Anne-Caroline Chausson on stage seven.
Greg Callaghan on stage two.
Greg Callaghan is greeted as he approaches the finish.
Greg Callaghan savours the moment.
Under 21 womens podium.

Scenes from the Chain Reaction Cycles Emerald Enduro last weekend in Glenealy, Co Wicklow.

The Enduro World Series is an eight race World Series for Mountain Bikes that started in New Zealand in March finishes in October in Italy.

Ben Marchant writes:

Enduro is the fastest growing discipline in mountain biking as it reflects what the vast majority of riders do. Think Rally car racing on a mountain bike. 4-7 hours on the bike with timed downhill stages. Riders have to complete the course within a time limit and the fastest finisher on the timed special stages is the winner.

Dubliner Greg Callaghan’s winning time was 27 minutes and 43 seconds but he was out on the trail for 6 hours.

It was an incredible day with thousands of spectators who lined the stages and literally carried him home. A monumental day for Irish mountain biking.

It wasn’t all about him though as Ireland claimed 4 podiums on the day including Leah Maunsell who won the Under 21 female category at the tender age of 16, with a time that would have had her 14th in the elite women. A serious talent for the future.

Emerald Enduro (Facebook)

From top: Race map; Anne-Caroline Chausson on stage seven; ; Greg Callaghan on stage two; coming into finish; savouring his victory; the Under 21 podium with Leah Mansell in gold position.

Pics: Matt Wragg/EWS

Thirty two holes, 32 golf courses, 32 counties. 1836km.

In forty hours.

That’s unpossible!

Amateur golfers (top from left) Michael Sheehan, Eoin Landers and DJ Geaney will race around Ireland chasing little balls for Swing4Cancer, a fundraising intitative  in aid of Breast Cancer Ireland.

The trio set off on June 19 at the Castlisland course, west Cork [link below for more details and how you can donate].

Swing 4 Cancer

Landmark pub, Cuckoo’s Nest on the Greenhills Road, Dublin, closed its doors today.

Read it and mmf!

Thanks Damien



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