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 Peter Thompson finishes his 44th Marathon in 44 Days in 44 Countries in Dublin on Sunday.

Want to join a great act of personal courage undertaken for the benefit of others?

Free Sunday?

Ultan Mashup writes:

Don’t stay in this Sunday tweeting outrage at #Marian. Get your Dublin running shoes on.

Peter Thompson is finishing his 44th Marathon in 44 Days in 44 Countries in Dublin this Sunday – 14 May 2017 – in aid of mental health charities.

As well as supporting Peter, you can also fly the flag for mental health awareness in your own way closer to home.

START: Sunday at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Golden Lane, Dublin 2 @ 12:30 hours
FINISH: Market Bar, Fade Street, Dublin 2 (about 16:30-17:00)

The route: City Centre / North Strand / Clontarf Seafront/ Dollymount Beach / Howth Lighthouse / Clontarf Seafront / Alfie Byrne/The Point/Docklands / Grand Canal/Portobello / Camden Street / MARKET BAR – FINISH

If you want to run the last 10km only joinb us in at Wind/Sail monument in Clontarf about 15:15-15:45. Or, if you want to just armchair it on and cheer him after the fact, I am sure he would love a pint of Irish hospitality at the Market Bar in Dublin!


Marathons For The Mind



Niall Davis writes:

The Emerald Enduro – 2017 Enduro World Series Round 4 – On  May 28 -Ireland will host the fourth round of the Enduro World Series.

The world’s top riders will line out in the Wicklow mountains for a tough day of mountain bike racing over 50km of technical terrain in a rally style format with testing special stages.

This is the third year that the global series has visited Ireland and is testament to the large crowds of enthusiastic supporters who line the stages roaring on the riders.

2016 marked a turning point for Irish Enduro racing with 4 of the 5 categories won by Irish riders, an unheralded achievement, crowned by hometown hero Greg Callaghan who repeated his 2015 win in front of an ecstatic crowd…

Emerald Enduro 2017

Previously: Defiant Enduro


He likes it!

Maciej Luberacki writes:

I’m a personal trainer from Poland, living in Dublin and working in Lift Training Studios, Smithfield [Dublin 7]. I put together a video of my experience in Ireland so far! Hope you like it. :)

But do we like him?


What Do You Think Of It So Far?  to



Further to today’s press conference at Liberty Hall…

Paddy Cole, at SIPTU, writes:

A video from today’as Members of the Republic of Ireland women’s national football team and their representatives in the Professional Footballers Association of Ireland (PFAI), affiliated to SIPTU, outlined a range of issues that have adversely affected the performance of the squad….

Earlier: Eat My Goal





This morning.

A press conference help by members of the Republic of Ireland senior women’s national team outlining a series of complaints against the Football Association of Ireland.

More as we get it.

Irish Women’s Team Highlight Allege Appalling Treatment By The FAI (

Top pic via SIPTU

Thanks Frilly


Ah yes.

The comforting thwack of sliothar leather upon ash willow.

It must be Summer.

Siobhán Meehan writes:

I’m getting in touch on behalf of the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and Cricket Ireland, who today launch the Royal London ODI  [One Day International] Cricket Series between England and Ireland.

With the two teams playing at The Brightside Ground, Bristol, on May 5 and Lord’s Cricket Ground on the May 7, the series will mark a historical date in the cricket calendar as England and Ireland play their first ever ODI match on English soil.

To launch the series, Dara Ó Briain (above) provides a unique interpretation from the last meeting between England and Ireland back in 2013.

*gouges ball with thumbnail*

Tickets to watch England v Ireland at The Brightside Ground, Bristol May 5) and Lord’s Cricket Ground (7th May 2017) are available to purchase at here and here.


Ahead of tonight’s football friendly with Iceland at the Aviva Lansdowne Road Nua

When Iceland beat England in the last 16 of Euro 2016, it marked one of the most famous days in its footballing history – and one doctor has spotted a clue as to how the country might have celebrated.

Asgeir Petur Thorvaldsson, a doctor in the anaesthesiology department at Landspitali University Hospital, Reykjavik, tweeted that his maternity ward had administered unprecedented levels of pain relief over the weekend – coincidentally nine months exactly since Iceland’s 2-1 victory over England.

Roughly translated, Mr Thorvaldsson said: “Set a record for the number of epidurals in the maternity duty this weekend.”

Iceland’s most glorious moment was the defeat of England in the first knockout round, while their fans provided one of the signature sounds of the tournament – the “Thunderclap” celebration.

In fairness.

Baby boom in Iceland hospital nine months to the day since win over England at Euro 2016 (Telegraph)


For the day that’s in it.

Saturday, 20th February, 1999.

The cusp of the BOD era.

Ireland travelled to England to face a then homeless Wales side. Big heavy handbags ensued.

Keith Duggan writing in the Irish Times said:

AH, the incomparable beauty of a Keith Wood smile. We have seen him in all his guises over the past two weeks, from the bleak figure in the blue mezzotint standing ruined in Lansdowne Road to his grinning, pale, headed colossus, gamley stoking the masses at the end of a sporting hour, which will be undoubtedly be rememberd as Wembley’s finest by everyone except, possibly, Geoff Hurst.


Six Nations International: Wales v Ireland (BBC Sport)