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Golfgate 2: Electric Boogaloo.


Name that course (top), anyone?



Ouch, seriously.

The beautiful game.

Sports Pics by Ciara (Facebook)

Danger here.

Sunday Times journalists Paul Rowan (top left) and Mark Tighe (top right), authors of the best-selling Champagne Football: John Delaney and the Betrayal of Irish Football: The Inside Story (Penguin), took to the piping hot stool(s) of doom to answer YOUR Questions.

But would Irish football’s Woodward and Bernstein tackle your challenges fairly?

Or theatrically dive on the pitch like freebie-seeking, Oman-bound ‘blazers’.

Watch, then decide.

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From top Champagne Football and its authors Paul Rowan (left) and Mark Tighe


Paul Rowan and Mark Tighe, authors of the best-selling  Champagne Football: John Delaney and the Betrayal of Irish Football: The Inside Story (Penguin) will take to the piping hot stool(s) of doom to answer YOUR Questions.

Champagne Football devastatingly chronicles the fall of John Delaney and the FAI, taking in a time from before Genesis to the squalid revelations exposed in The Sunday Times last year.

Please leave any questions or queries below for Paul and Mark on the book, Delaney, FAI, League of Ireland or any other matter and we will ASK them, via the medium of ‘telly’.

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Last night.

Bratislava, Slovakia.

The Republic of Ireland football team has missed out on a place in the European Championship finals….

Elimination was all the more agonising for Ireland because in the preceding 120 minutes they performed with a style that justified Kenny’s belief in their creative potential

Agony for Republic of Ireland as they lose penalty shootout in Slovakia (Guardian)


In fairness.

A moment of sporting brilliance.

Tanya O’Neill, of KCS Sports, writes:

Check out my new t-shirt design celebrating [Cork Hurler] John Fenton‘s 1987 ‘”goal for the purists”…only 19.95

Fenton tee (KCS Sports)

Irish-made stuff to marked ‘Irish-Made Stuff’. No fee.

Celebrations in Blackrock, Cork yesterday following Blackrock GAA Club’s victory over Glen Rovers in the Cork Hurling Final

This lunchtime.

Marty Morrissey told RTÉ’s News At One that all GAA club games at all levels have been suspended with immediate effect and until further notice.

Reading from a statement, Mr Morrissey said:

“The decision has been taken in the interest of public safety. A number of incidents have been brought to our attention in recent days, in particular, post-match celebrations and a lack of social distancing at certain events have proved disappointing and problematic.”

“This directive applies to all ages, all grades across the island. Club, social centres, bars are also to close. Training will continue to be permitted as per the guidelines, outlined for the relevant levels and the Government’s National Framework for Living With Covid-19…”

GAA suspend all club activity with immediate effect (RTÉ)

This morning.

Dawson Street, Dublin 2.

Dublin Lord Mayor Hazel Chu shot the gun on the 2020 VHI Women’s Virtual Mini-Marathon assisted by ‘Cara’, a running statue representing all the participants (even the very few who might prefer walking).

Over the next 10 days, until October 10, more than 17,000 women will do 10KM ‘their own way’ to raise funds for charities across Ireland.

Registration is still open here.

Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

Last night.


Any excuse.

European Masters: Ronnie O’Sullivan beaten by teenage rookie Aaron Hill (BBC)