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Ireland’s Wars: The Pushback In Kildare

We must return now to the situation in Kildare. The rebellion had started in earnest there, with the cross-county uprisings that had seen the United Irishmen take numerous towns and important centres, largely with the acquiescence’s of local commander, General … Continue reading

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No Plan B: Ireland Against Spain And What Comes After

It’s pretty pointless talking about Spain – everyone knows how good they are and how good they play – so I’ll just focus on Ireland, back to front. Shay Given isn’t fit. He’s older, a bit slower than he was, … Continue reading

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Football 10/11: vs Wales (Nations Cup)

See, I think this could be a great idea. Rugby Union’s Six Nations is one of the biggest sporting tournaments in the British Isles and Ireland, perhaps the biggest. Footballs Home Nations tournament, the Soccer equivalent, died a fairly slow … Continue reading

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Football 10/11: vs Norway

A pretty meaningless friendly so I don’t have much to say. Another early lead lost and another display that I can only bring myself to describe as “pedestrian”. Some good enough performances from the kids but the final ball into … Continue reading

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