Author Archives: Aaron McAllorum

Kildare Street, Dublin 2

Images outside and inside Leinster House as refurbishment continues on the Georgian listed building estimated to cost up to €8 million expected to take a further six months to complete.

Nice fixer upper, in fairness.


Conservation and Reservation at Leinsteir House (

Previously: Restoring the Unrestorable

Pics via

Top two pics: Aaron

This Sunday.

Michael Lyster will present RTÉ’s The Sunday Game Live for the final time when Dublin and Tyrone play in the All Ireland Senior Football Championship final, after which Joanne Cantwell will take over as anchor.

Mr Lyster first presented the show in 1984.

Watch his first time presenting the show here

Pics: RTE Archives

‘Dundalk FCThe Next Chapter

Following their first League of Ireland defeat in 13 matches last night….

…Ashley Hall writes;

The story of Dundalk FC and its achievements in domestic and European competitions continues to be told on film with the release of another production, funded by the Club’s main sponsor, Fyffes.

The storyline of this latest video (above) deals with the Club’s response to the challenge being set by rivals and its disappointment at having missed out on winning their fourth league title in a row last year.


Dundalk FC



Croke Park, Dublin

Scenes by The People of Croke Park of Limerick supporters before and after their ALL-Ireland Final hurling victory over Galway.

The People Of Croke Park (Facebook)

Earlier: A Limerick A Day

Thanks David Quinn (a different David Quinn)

IBF World Super Bantamweight champion TJ ‘The Power’ Doheny, 

Tokyo, Japan.

TJ Doheny is the new IBF World Super Bantamweight champion after outpointing Japan’s Ryosuke Iwasa in a unanimous decision at the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo.

Ryosuke was making his second defence of a belt once held by Carl Frampton and started well in the face of intense pressure, inflicting a deep cut under Doheny’s eye by the end of the second round.

…The Portlaoise southpaw took control from midway through the 12-round contest, however, repeatedly landing his jab and a succession of body shots.

In fairness.

TJ Doheny becomes world champion in Tokyo (RTÉ)


Ah here.

Minister for Sport Shane Ross at the Irish women’s hockey homecoming

Minister for Sport Shane Ross has announced Hockey Ireland will receive €500,000 of the €1.5m high performance funding he announced at the homecoming of the women’s hockey team.

To wit:

Hockey Ireland €500,000
Horse Sport Ireland €175,000
Olympic Council of Ireland €175,000
Paralympics Ireland €100,000
Gymnastics Ireland €75,000
Swim Ireland €75,000
Athletics Ireland €50,000
Irish Athletic Boxing Association €50,000
Confederation of Golf in Ireland €40,000
Cricket Ireland €40,000
Cycling Ireland €40,000
Irish Sailing Association €40,000
Rowing Ireland €40,000
Triathlon Ireland €30,000
Badminton Ireland €25,000
Irish Judo Association €25,000
Irish Taekwondo Association €20,000
Bog snorkelling €60
Competitive eating €0


Hockey teams to receive a third of promised fund (RTÉ)



Croke Park.

Scenes from The People of Croke Park of Tyrone GAA senior football fans before and after their semi final victory over Monaghan.

Tyrone will play Dublin in the final on Sunday, September 2.

Where’s Shayna?

The People Of Croke Park

Thanks David Quinn (a different one)

Ah here.

White socks!?

Thanks Odockatee

Anyone?/Duine ar bith?

WATCH: Christina Aguilera dances to her hit Dirty in Dublin nightclub (irish Examiner)

The list of footballers who’ll play in the Liam Miller Memorial Game at Pairc Uí Chaoimh in Cork on Tuesday, September 25.

Tickets for the event go on sale on Monday.

The full line-up for the Liam Miller tribute match has been announced (Irish Examiner)

Pic: Red FM

Thanks John Gallagher