Author Archives: Aaron McAllorum

Ah heregami.

Stephen Stewart writes:

A gift from a guy I gave a lift to Tipp and back last weekend, I can’t spend it…Nice design, looks like a little Dubs jersey..

The Land Rover Puissance wall where riders compete to clear a 2.20m jump.

This afternoon.

RDS Showgrounds, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

Garden designer Diarmuid Gavin assembles his floral design at the Land Rover Puissance wall for the 2018 Dublin Horse Show.

To wit:

…an “elegant arrangement of shrubs and perennial flowers including pink and white Hydrangeas, Echinacea and topiary box balls in Terracotta pots which enhanced the familiar red and white brick pattern of the Land Rover Puissance Wall”.

Get him.

The Dublin Horse Show runs from August 8-12,

Dublin Horse Show

  Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland


Croke Park, Dublin

Scenes by The People of Croke Park of Limerick fans before and after the GAA Senior Hurling Championship semi-final between Limerick and Cork.

Limerick defeated Cork in extra time and will play in their first All-Ireland Final in 11 years.

The People Of Croke Park (Facebook)

Thanks David Quinn (a different one)

From top Croke Park on Saturday; Half-time video featuring Irish Rangers on manoeuvres


Croke Park, Dublin

Ros writes:

Was at the hurling semi final on Saturday. They had some of the armed forces out holding large flags at the beginning of the match to mark 60 years of Ireland in the UN. Fair enough.

At half time though they showed this video. Not sure what a video of people “locking and loading” rifles has got to do with peacekeeping, it was bizarre to say the least. Seemed overly militaristic.


This morning.

Bannow Bay, County Wexford.

Sea Fishing Ireland tweetz:

Here we go again. More disgraceful angler discarded monofilament, lures, and hooks! Using life ring as a dumping ground. Class Act. Now disposed of….

Tuesday: On The Rocks

He wants to spend more time with his money new podcast audience.

*chucks pencil*

The Stand with Eamon Dunphy

Eamon Dunphy to leave RTÉ after 40 years (RTÉ)

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)