Author Archives: Aaron McAllorum

This morning.

Along the North Quay, Dublin.


In Dublin, Jimmy Stagg of Stagg Cycles in Lucan, has seen it all; from the Kelly-Roche boom to the recession and the cycling boom during that period. But he says the current surge in business is more hectic than anything he has ever witnessed.

Asked what it had been like, he said: “Absolutely unbelievable. I’m 45 years in the business and never, ever would I have dreamed anything ike this could happen in our industry.”

Ireland’s new cycling boom: “It’s like nothing I’ve seen in 40 years in business” (Sticky Bottle)





Last night.

Seapoint, County Dublin.

This morning.

A timely intervention?

Or overly cautious?

Only YOU can decide.


Course you are.

Packie Bonner (top) recalls that penalty shootout for Spórt TG4 ahead of tonight’s World Cup Gold on TG4.

Deirdre Ní Choistín writes:

A gem from the Sports Archives, the second round of the Italia 1990 FIFA World Cup. There was never been a moment in the history of Irish Football like this. The date was the 25th June 1990 and the venue was the Stadio Luigi Farraris in Genoa. The golden age of Irish soccer provides the basis for this archive-based international soccer series. Jack Charltons Irish team included such players as Packie Bonner, Ray Houghton, Mick McCarthy, John Aldridge, David O’Leary, Paul McGrath and Kevin Moran.

World Cup Gold on TG4  at 7:30pm.

The Hornet (British comic) , early 1970s

Brown ale football.

Straight from the tap.

Brian ‘Doug’ McMahon of Brand New Retro writes:

Jack Charlton 85 today!

Brand New Retro


Danger here.

This morning/afternoon.

Sunday Times journalist Mark Tighe tweetz:

We’ve been digging deep into the John Delaney regime at the FAI and are excited to announce our book Champagne Football is now available for pre-order from Easons [at link below]. Will hit book shops in Sept – barring any last-minute injunction attempts!

Champagne Football by Mark Tighe and Paul Rowan (Eason)