UNFANCIED NICE AND Mario Balotelli currently top France’s Ligue 1 table, and Robert Duggan White says it makes a nice change to the tragic stories coming out of the city after the Bastille Day attack earlier this year.
I was in Nice on holidays this year. Any sport shop I went into was all Marseilles and PSGg shirts. Couldn’t find a nice jersey at all. Love to see them win the league. A little lift after the shite the city went through recently.”
We did a (slightly belated) player ratings from the All-Priests Over 75s Challenge match this week, which gave Irishoversea the perfect opportunity to recall a Fr Ted classic.
Dick Clerkin, the longest-serving inter-county Gaelic footballer in the country, announced his retirement the other day. I think Jimmy Murphy spoke for a lot of us when he said:
Incredible servant to the game in all fairness. Best of luck with the retirement.”
Stephen McPhail was named Shamrock Rovers’ new sporting director on Tuesday, prompting Dave O’Hanlon to joke about his days Elland Road during Peter Risdale’s calamitous reign.
Well having been at Leeds at least he knows how not to run a football club.”
Dundalk pair Daryl Horgan and Andy Boyle received their first call-ups to the Ireland squad this week after countless wonderful displays for the Lilywhites. Smithers says:
That’s amazing news they deserve it. Harder to find any other player who’s playing as well as they are. Although they probably won’t play it should be a good experience for them. Fair play.”
The Chicago Cubs have ended a 108-year wait to win the World Series. Ted Logan points out how close Back to the Future was when it revealed they’d end the drought in 2015:
Back to the Future 2 was only one year out with their prediction. Be on the look out for flying DeLorens guys!”
Four years on from London 2012, Rob Heffernan was presented with his bronze medal for the 50k walk at Cork City Hall on Thursday — a sight Ardmore02 is glad to see.
Great stuff, delighted for him. Hope he defends his title in London next year too.”
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