Author Archives: Aaron McAllorum

Last night.

Chesterfield, England.

Ireland cruelly eliminated from the final eight of the U17 Euros.

Tom Dillon writes:

Unreal shenanigans…absolute bull crap.

RTÉ Soccer

Meanwhile…

Ah here.

Yesterday.

Perth, Scotland

Brian Quinn writes:

Lara Serviolle (above right), a member of the Irish Medieval Armoured Combat team, has won the IMCF Female Longsword World Championship!!

Lara is an amazing woman, living in Sligo and has stormed the medival Combat world winning the competition for the second time after her win in 2017.

She is an inspiration and deserves as much recognition as she can get!

10 fighters and supporters travelled over from Ireland for the event and over 500 fighters from all over the world fought in the 4 day event

Medival Armoured Combat is a full contact sport, fighters compete in full armour with swords, shields, axes, maces etc. We are trying to build the profile to the sport in Ireland and Lara is an amazing advocate!!

Watch Lara’s winning fight here

Irish Medieval Armoured Combat team

 

The nets at St Paul’s GAA Club in Lurgan, Craigavon, Northern Ireland

UUP MLA Doug Beattie had hit out at St Paul’s Gaelic Football Club for changing their netting to “depict the Irish Tricolour” and in doing so “marking out territory”.

The club has now defended their new nets, re-iterating that they – along with the club’s new stand – are in keeping with the club’s colours.

Club responds to Tricolour criticism (Lurgan Mail)

Colm Dore writes:

Awkward own-goal, re: allowing parity of esteem in the north east of Ireland. This, from the “moderate” and “middle-ground” UUP…

Fight!

Pic via Lurgan Mail

Last night.

Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy.

After securing a Champions League final place with a 7-6 aggregate defeat of Roma, Liverpool players unfurled a banner paying tribute to Dubliner Sean Cox, who remains critical following an alleged assault at the home leg ln Anfield.

Sean, a 53-year-old Liverpool supporter, was left in a critical condition following the incident that saw two Italian men charged and remanded in custody by Merseyside Police .

Reds show support for Sean Cox at the Olimpico (Liverpool FC)

Arsene Wenger

Don’t let the door hit your Arsene on the way out, Professor.

Arsenal confirm Wenger to leave in the summer (RTÉ)


Yesterday.

Ireland and Arsenal defender Louise Quinn heads home a late winner against Everton in the semi Final of the women’s FA Cup in the Marine Travel Arena, Liverpool.

Arsenal and Chelsea will contest the 2018 Women’s FA Cup final at Wembley on Saturday, May 5.

Gooner writes:

Most emotional goal reaction you’ll see this season….

Willie John McBride

This morning.

On RTÉ Radio One’s Today with Sean O’Rourke.

Twitter reaction as Former Lions player Willie John McBride discusses the Ulster Rugby rape trial.

Seemed to go well.

Final score at Tallaght Stadium last night

Birdie writes:

The Irish Women’s Team had a world cup qualifier game against The Netherlands (Euro Champs) last night. We lost 2-0 but are still in the running for qualification.

I’ve been very impressed with the growth of the women’s game in Ireland, albeit a decade behind other countries, this particular team are exciting to watch especially Denise O’Sullivan [player of the match].

Despite this exciting time for the sport, I’m left wondering why our national broadcaster is not showing their games?

This competition is a big deal or do RTÉ just pick and choose when they want to play the equality game (I know terrible word play).

Anyone?