Author Archives: Aaron McAllorum

MO, from The Art of Sport, has been combining his love of fine art and sports photography, since lockdown started.

he has now amassed a collection of 100 such artworks (at link below), including his latest (above).

Can you name the painting and the sporting moment?

The Art of Sport

Previously: When Sports And Arts Collide

This afternoon

A nationwide campaign is launched to “resuscitate the Irish yoga industry” ahead of World Yoga Day this Sunday.

It is estimated that more than 300,000 people practice yoga regularly in Ireland.

Colm Walsh, of Yoga Dublin, writes:

The Association of Irish Yoga Studios was recently formed to get Ireland’s yoga studios back open, and to keep an industry that was thriving just a few months ago, viable in the future.

They are highlighting that the higher VAT rate for individual service providers has been erroneously applied to yoga studios which are businesses which have fixed overheads, running purpose designed facilities with associated costs, rates, insurance and staff wages.

Unlike yoga studios, gyms had their incorrect classification rectified in 2012.

Several yoga studios have closed permanently since April, and the Minister of Finance must act now to save the rest of the yoga industry in Ireland.

Yoga studios have never been properly VAT classified and this incorrect VAT rate is crippling them as facility providers.

Illustration by Andrew Kavanagh

Former England football international Ian Wright

This morning.

Nat King Coleslaw writes:

Yet another little spotty Instagram fupphead – with a Union Jack in his bio and ‘Up the ra ‘in his feed – is about to get famous for all the wrong reasons…

Ian Wright?

Jessica O’Callaghan and her partner Stephen Flanagan pictured outside No. 90 Carton Wood

This morning,

Maynooth, County Kildare.

Jessica O’Callaghan and Stephen Flanagan – the winners of a house raffled in a fundraiser by the Wexford-based Faythe Harriers GAA Club  – pick up the keys to their ‘€405,00 luxury home’.

The 3-bedroom, semi-detached is in Carton Wood, a development on the Dublin Road mid-way between Maynooth and Carton House Estate. Before their win, the pair had been saving for a house while both living with their parents.


Faythe Harriers GAA Club

Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

[Kick Click to enlarge]

Literally beating them at their own game.

Name those 9 players (left to right), anyone?

Yesterday: All Decked Up

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.