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Ex-Monaghan United manager Roddy Collins

On why it’s more than a game.

Cormac Hargaden writes:

I know sport is rarely your bag but we have a football series with a difference running on Setanta Ireland at the moment called Return Of The Rod Squad.
Next Monday night at 10pm the fourth and final episode airs – and among other things, it gearshifts from comedy to tragedy as one of Ireland’s most colourful and toughest men sees his club go bust and his players left without a job.

.Some lighter clips from the programme and full episodes of the original IFTA winning prequel The Rod Squad here.

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Lorna writes:

On my cycle to work this morning, I passed a set of car keys on the ground at Leesons St Upper [Dublin]. Figuring a fellow cyclist has lost them, I went back to pick them up. I’m now trying to see if I can locate the owner! They’re for a Peugeot and have the owner’s bike lock key & house key on it! Can you ask your broadsheet viewers if they’ve lost their keys this morning?

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Turkey9_68128758_12junecopyScenes from the last 12 hours. After two weeks of protest in Taksim Square, Istanbul, Turkey, riot police used tear gas and water cannons to move thousands of anti-government protesters from the square.  The BBC report an uneasy calm in the city today

Previously: Meanwhile, In Ballsbridge

Saturday Night In The Suburbs 

9 shocking photos from Istanbul’s escalating protests (The Week)

(BBC)

Pics: (From top) Reuters/Osman Orsal; Reuters/Yannis Behrakis; AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis; Reuters/Murad Sezer; Reuters/Yannis Behrakis; Reuters/Yannis Behrakis; Reuters/Murad Sezer; Reuters/Osman Orsal; Reuters/Yannis Behrakis.