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Europe’s Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinely has chosen Ian Poulter, Lee Westwood and Stephen Gallacher as his wild-card picks for this years Ryder Cup in Gleneagels, Scotland.

Any excuse.



Members of the Penn State University (yes that Penn State) ‘Lionettes’, assorted marching band members, jocks and a bear lion mascot indulge in some Ivy League messing at the docklands, Dublin this afternoon ahead of the weekend’s Croke Park Classic between Penn State and the University of Central Florida.

Give me a ‘P’!


(Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland)

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Orla writes:

“The Electric Picnic…GAA with guitars.”


Electric Picnic

Photocall Ireland

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Dublin Airport yesterday.

Medal-laden Team Transplant Ireland.

Gwen O’Donoghue, of the Irish Kidney Association, writes:

“Tired yet victorious, 34 inspirational athletes returned home from Poland this weekend after their outstanding performance at the 8th European Transplant & Dialysis Sports Championships in Krakow [Poland]. With its tally of 18 Gold, 18 Silver and 31 Bronze medals, Transplant Team Ireland was ranked in the top three position on the medals table, just behind Hungary which took first place and the host country Poland in second….”

From top: Transport Team Ireland;  Paul Prendergast with his children and grandchildren; Oldest member of Transplant Team Ireland and oldest participant at the European Transplant & Dialysis Championships John McAleer with his son John (Jnr) and daughter-in-law Maxine and grandchildren Eoin  and Louis.  John won a Silver medal in his Golf event at the Games;  James Nolan and baby son Andrew James and his two bronze and silver medals; Bridie Nicholson, a kidney and pancreas transplant recipient  with 2 Bronze and 2 Silver; Andrew Duncan with his aunt Joy Gordon from Rathfarnham. Andrew (16), from Clonmel the youngest member of Transplant Team Ireland won 4 medals at the European Games including 2 Silver and 2 Bronze in Badminton and Tennis; Chloe Murray waiting to greet her father Kieran Murray who returned home with 3 Golds and 1 Bronze medal.

Team Transplant Ireland (Facebook)