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Ireland’s Wars: The Gaelic Revival And The IRB

In this series, I make it a point to prioritize military affairs when it comes to Irish history, but battles and armies and generals don’t exist in a vacuum. They are a product of their cultural, social and political environments, and … Continue reading

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On That Limerick Minor/Hawk-Eye Controversy…

While initially I was content to indulge my sorrows and simply ignore all news coverage of last week’s GAA action, the last few days of furore and comment over the first minute incident of the minor match leads me to … Continue reading

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Sports – Weekend Hurling And The Confederations Cup

Watching Cork batter Clare in the second half of their Munster semi-final, I came to the conclusion that the rebels were being made to look better than they really are. A strong breeze in their favour would account for a … Continue reading

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All-Ireland Changes

So, another year of the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship had come to an end. It’s time for some reflection. I really love hurling and the senior county variety, but the whole set up has problems that are really starting to … Continue reading

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The Club (Christy O’Connor)

A very interesting look at GAA life on the local level, notable for the darker aspects of the game that it presents. This is going to be a very focused review, so I’ll get some of the basics out of … Continue reading

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The Stupidest Thing I’ve Read This Week (31/3/12)

When I read around the internet or newspapers, I very often find myself thinking to myself “That is the stupidest thing I have ever read”. I mean, we’ve all done that. We see some commenter, some news story, some statement, … Continue reading

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Moments In Irish Presidential History: Archive

I was delighted by the amount of hits and response that my series on Irish Presidential moments of note got. I wrote them to talk about Presidential power, failures, successes and history. I wrote them to inform, educate and entertain. … Continue reading

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