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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

JD Sports and Peter Mark in Dublin City centre

This afternoon.

Via RTÉ:

All sporting activity is set to get the green light to resume from 29 June under plans going to Cabinet this afternoon, RTÉ understands.

However, individual sporting organisations will decide how best to proceed after that date.

It is possible, according to Government sources, that most organisations might decide not to return to competitive action for some time.


It is expected that the reopening of hairdressers and barbers will also be brought forward.

It is also understood that gatherings of up to 50 will be allowed indoors from 29 June under the proposals set to be tabled at Cabinet today.

This would rise to 100 from 20 July. Outdoor events will see crowds of 200 permitted from 29 June and this would increase to 500 from 20 July….

Right so.

Sporting activity set to resume from 29 June (RTÉ)



Aldi and the IRFU announced the latest  winners of the  Aldi Play Rugby sticker competition for primary schools to win one of two €50,000 sports facility makeovers.

St. Peter & Paul’s National School, Drumconrath, Navan, Co Meath, St. Joseph’s National School, Leitrim Village, Co Leitrim will have 50,000 big ones to spend at their ‘leisure’

Ian Collins writes:

Due to the phenomenal success of the last two competitions, Aldi also announced  that it will return for 2020, and stickers will be available in stores from TODAY

The competition is easy to enter and works by primary schools collecting 300 of Aldi’s exclusive Irish rugby men’s and women’s stickers for their primary school.

Available in Aldi’s 140 Irish stores, shoppers collect one sticker for every €30 they spend in store between 31st January & 24th April…

Register here

How big?

The Camden Bar, Camden Street Lower, Dublin 2.

Sarah Halpin writes:

Owned by the Murry Pub Group and powered by Samsung, The Camden Bar takes the Irish pub to the next level with its new multipurpose entertainment venue.

It features a massive 303″ Samsung LED video display, which is the largest pub screen in the UK and Ireland.

If the Samsung Wall wasn’t enough, the venue also features sixty-five Samsung 75″ displays and five 65″ Samsung displays dotted throughout the bar.

No matter where you’re situated within the venue, you’ll be sure to catch every goal, try and basket from multiple angles.

Three hundred and three inches.

Pics: Samsung Ireland

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A rare, curvaceous 1957 Jaguar XKSS .

In 1957, a fire at Jaguar’s Browns Lane plant in Coventry destroyed every unfinished XKSS chassis. This car was one of only sixteen to have been shipped before the fire.

Having won a series of races in Canada between 1957 and 1961, it was fully restored to Concours quality by its current owner, who acquired it in 1997.

Yours right now for a mere $16,000,000 (€15,000,000)


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This afternoon.

The Aviva Lansdowne Road Nua, Dublin 4

Sports Ministrer Shane Ross launches a public consultation process on the development of a new National Sports Policy Framework with Republlc of Ireland football manager Martin O’Neill (top and pic 3) and Paralympic Paralympic Bronze medalist Ellen Keane (pic 2).

The aim of the consultation process is to give all stakeholders the opportunity to feed into the development of the new National Sports Policy which “provide a framework for sport in Ireland over the next ten years and will set the agenda for Sport Ireland”.


Full document here

The closing date for submissions is January 6, 2017.

Stakeholders to have their say in National Sports Policy Framework (MerrionStreet)



Rugby with weapons.


Seamus Cassells writes:

“I play a sport called Jugger, its sort of like a 5-aside game of rugby, where four players on the team are armed. So it looks like like a cross between rugby and fencing. It’s a very fun sport, and is actually quite big in some places internationally even though its very small here. We’re holding a an international tournament on the 7th and 8th of June where German, Spanish, American and Irish teams will be competing, and want to spread the word so people can come see what its like and enjoy the spectacle. We’ve been representing Ireland in quite a few Jugger tournaments abroad, and we’re looking forward to doing it on our home ground again. The girl in the air is Marion, one of our players btw.”


There’s no one on earth he’s afraid of.

His father’s paternal grandfather was Irish.

Matthew Fitzpatrick, 18, said in his post victory interview with Jessica Marksbury following the victory at the 2013 U.S. Amateur Championship:

“I’ve not had a chance to check my Twitter, other than the followers have gone through the roof, which is strange and nice at the same time I guess. It could be a hectic next few days I think..”


Watch out Rory.

The Boston Globe