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Ireland’s Wars: The Battle Of Kinsale

A note on dates: The English actually kept a slightly different calendar to the Spanish and Catholic Irish, for largely religious reasons. As such, I beg a little leeway if some dates seem a bit off kilter. The Battle of … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Campaigns And Winter March Of 1601

The Nine Years War had been a vicious conflict. But now, entering the final vortex, it would become even more devastating to Ireland, as massive armies from both sides came together and swept across the land. 1601 had dawned and … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: John Devereux’s Irish Legion

The 19th century was one of Irishmen fighting in armies outside of Ireland, most often in the service of Britain, as far afield as India and New Zealand, but also in other armies. We will spend more time than we … Continue reading

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World Cup 2014: Matchday Twelve (Group B, A)

I couldn’t watch all four games of course. Guess which ones I only caught the highlights of! Netherlands 2 – 0 Chile Chile got off to the better start in this top of the table clash, their unique brand of … Continue reading

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World Cup 2014: Matchday Seven (Group B, A)

Australia 2 – 3 Netherlands I expected a Dutch walkover, but the Aussies put in a heroic performance in trying to keep their slim World Cup hopes alive. They needed to attack right from the off and did so, putting … Continue reading

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World Cup 2014: Matchday Two (Group A, B)

Mexico 1 – 0 Cameroon Played in difficult conditions, another frustrating game for the spectator. It was Mexico’s first half. With the exception  of Eto’o’s effort that glanced off the post (one of his few contributions), it was Mexico that … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Battle Of Kinsale

A note on dates: The English actually kept a slightly different calendar to the Spanish and Catholic Irish, for largely religious reasons. As such, I beg a little leeway if some dates seem a bit off kilter. The Battle of … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Four Fronts From 1595 To 1597

As 1595 wound down and 1596 began, the Nine Years War continued in its haphazard manner, still yet to evolve into the all or nothing struggle it was later to be defined as. In truth, around this period, the Nine … Continue reading

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Euro 2012: Rankings, Awards And The Last Word

As with the last World Cup, I’d like to offer a final review of Euro 2012, rankings the teams via my own system, before giving out my own awards and final thoughts. My ranking system see’s places 16-9 sorted by … Continue reading

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Referreeing Reviews For Debatable Decisions – Spain Vs Italy

Like most of the tournament, it was not a game that was chock full of controversial incidents or dirty play, meaning Pedro Proenca of Portugal had an easy enough time of it. There were just a handful of things to … Continue reading

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