Monthly Archives: April 2017

On The Mat – WWE Payback 2017 Preview

By Evan Coughlan | April 30, 2017 | (No) | 1113
In previous years, the WWE have come out of Wrestlemania with all the momentum in the world, only to somehow manage to blow it before the next pay per view comes around. Thankfully, that’s not to be the case this year as they’ve managed to keep people’s interests going into Payback, this Sunday, and this is in no small part to the momentum that Braun Strowman currently has after his destruction of Roman Reigns. This, combined with the media grabbing stunts the WWE have had Strowman pulling..

Anthony Joshua V Wladimir Klitschko – The Ultimate Preview

By Andy Leech | April 29, 2017 | (No) | 1067
When Anthony Joshua first stepped into the ring at the age of eighteen, it can be assumed that nobody knew exactly what they were watching. When the tall, athletic Briton pulled on the gloves for the first time, surely even he never thought that in less than ten years, he would be a household name and about to take part in one of the highest grossing and well attended fights of all time. On Saturday, the former Olympic gold medallist will step into the ring at the sold-out Wembley arena, to defe..

Cork World Book Fest 2017 – A Scholarly Success

By Alannah Kenny | April 25, 2017 | (No) | 1199
The 13th instalment of the annual Cork World Book Fest took place in the city again this year, starting on Tuesday, April 18th and finishing up on Sunday, April 23rd. The festival is one giant celebration for all ages in appreciation of books and the powerful messages that transition from thoughts to words on a page. This year it was dedicated to celebrating the life and legacy of inspirational Irish novelist and playwright, Molly Keane, who died in 1996. We at The Sharpe liked the concept of th..

The Best Family Friendly Hotels in Ireland

By Annabel Hynes | April 23, 2017 | (No) | 1454
One of the most difficult aspects of travelling is the trial of wrangling the kids, whether the trip is intended as a family holiday getaway or not. Family holidays can often seem to be more trouble than they’re worth, which is why having a family friendly hotel that meets your needs is so important. Not only are the facilities a priority, however, but the amenities that lie outside the hotel, B&B or hostel are key to making it a real family friendly destination for your break. Here is a ..

The 2017 FA Cup Semi-Finals – Preview

By Andy Leech | April 22, 2017 | (No) | 913
There is little doubt that the oldest competition in world football, has become a little stale in recent years. The trend probably began in 1999, when a recent treble-winning Manchester United team withdrew from that year’s edition of the competition, to concentrate on the newly formed Club World Cup in São Paulo. Of course, this is not the only factor which contributed to the demise in popularity of the FA Cup. The glamour of European football, the importance of league standings, and the ..

5 Gigs You Need to See in Kilkenny This Year

By Alannah Kenny | April 21, 2017 | (2 Comments) | 2406
Kilkenny is one of Ireland’s top competitors when it comes to priding itself in Irish craft and heritage. It maintains a historical element throughout, even on the music scene. If there’s a bit of Irish trad and country to be had, even better! Therefore, why not grab a pint if you’re down in the Short Grass County, enjoy the great gigs that will be on offer and fully experience this fantastic pocket of culture. 5) Marah If you are not shy for some classic American Rock ‘n’ Roll jams, t..

8 Products No Grown Man Should Be Using

By Dean Fitzgerald | April 20, 2017 | (No) | 972
Adulthood is hard. There are responsibilities, the safety net of school is gone, and your parents are sick of you spending all day on the PS4 because you don’t have a job and you’ve already decided to wing it for college exams. I mean, how hard could final year exams be? Can’t be that important surely? Along with all of this, there’s the lesser issue of what products you’re using. Certain things you use are considered for those young whipper-snappers two years younger than you. Mostly,..

5 Great Running Apps You Need To Know About

By Annabel Hynes | April 19, 2017 | (One) | 1041
The age of technology in which we are currently thriving offers much in the way of amenities; on our smartphones alone we can access search engines, live streams, video-calling and just about any game or activity conceived in Silicon Valley. Applications are the medium for such privileges, and as the industry behind them develops, more versatile ones pop up that can be used for many different aspects of daily life. Take regular exercise – it can be a gruelling habit to enter into, but it is ma..

Beards…What Does Your Beard Say About You

By Dean Fitzgerald | April 17, 2017 | (One) | 1333
Life isn’t always fair. Sometimes, people have advantages that you wish you had. It’s not their fault, but you hate them anyway out of pure envy. This is the case with myself and people who can grow full, thick, beautiful beards. It’s a case of luck and good genes that a man may or may not be able to grow a full beard. For those who can grow facial hair, it can be an extension of your personality, a potential way to express who you are and what you’re like. Having a dope-ass beard to mak..

Picaderos Restaurant Maynooth – Review

By Dean Fitzgerald | April 16, 2017 | (No) | 1754
A decent lunch can make a good day great, or make a bad day less miserable. That’s why it’s important to find out as much as you can about where you’re going to eat, so you can tell if the menu and food they make suits your own palate. Picaderos is an Argentinian grill and Spanish restaurant that offers a range of flavours, varying between spicy, savoury, sweet, and everything in between. They also have gluten free and vegetarian options for those who are so inclined. So where better to ha..

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Monthly Archives: April 2017

On The Mat – WWE Payback 2017 Preview

By Evan Coughlan | April 30, 2017 | (No) | 1113
In previous years, the WWE have come out of Wrestlemania with all the momentum in the world, only to somehow manage to blow it before the next pay per view comes around. Thankfully, that’s not to be the case this year as they’ve managed to keep people’s interests going into Payback, this Sunday, and this is in no small part to the momentum that Braun Strowman currently has after his destruction of Roman Reigns. This, combined with the media grabbing stunts the WWE have had Strowman pulling..

Anthony Joshua V Wladimir Klitschko – The Ultimate Preview

By Andy Leech | April 29, 2017 | (No) | 1067
When Anthony Joshua first stepped into the ring at the age of eighteen, it can be assumed that nobody knew exactly what they were watching. When the tall, athletic Briton pulled on the gloves for the first time, surely even he never thought that in less than ten years, he would be a household name and about to take part in one of the highest grossing and well attended fights of all time. On Saturday, the former Olympic gold medallist will step into the ring at the sold-out Wembley arena, to defe..

Cork World Book Fest 2017 – A Scholarly Success

By Alannah Kenny | April 25, 2017 | (No) | 1199
The 13th instalment of the annual Cork World Book Fest took place in the city again this year, starting on Tuesday, April 18th and finishing up on Sunday, April 23rd. The festival is one giant celebration for all ages in appreciation of books and the powerful messages that transition from thoughts to words on a page. This year it was dedicated to celebrating the life and legacy of inspirational Irish novelist and playwright, Molly Keane, who died in 1996. We at The Sharpe liked the concept of th..

The Best Family Friendly Hotels in Ireland

By Annabel Hynes | April 23, 2017 | (No) | 1454
One of the most difficult aspects of travelling is the trial of wrangling the kids, whether the trip is intended as a family holiday getaway or not. Family holidays can often seem to be more trouble than they’re worth, which is why having a family friendly hotel that meets your needs is so important. Not only are the facilities a priority, however, but the amenities that lie outside the hotel, B&B or hostel are key to making it a real family friendly destination for your break. Here is a ..

The 2017 FA Cup Semi-Finals – Preview

By Andy Leech | April 22, 2017 | (No) | 913
There is little doubt that the oldest competition in world football, has become a little stale in recent years. The trend probably began in 1999, when a recent treble-winning Manchester United team withdrew from that year’s edition of the competition, to concentrate on the newly formed Club World Cup in São Paulo. Of course, this is not the only factor which contributed to the demise in popularity of the FA Cup. The glamour of European football, the importance of league standings, and the ..

5 Gigs You Need to See in Kilkenny This Year

By Alannah Kenny | April 21, 2017 | (2 Comments) | 2406
Kilkenny is one of Ireland’s top competitors when it comes to priding itself in Irish craft and heritage. It maintains a historical element throughout, even on the music scene. If there’s a bit of Irish trad and country to be had, even better! Therefore, why not grab a pint if you’re down in the Short Grass County, enjoy the great gigs that will be on offer and fully experience this fantastic pocket of culture. 5) Marah If you are not shy for some classic American Rock ‘n’ Roll jams, t..

8 Products No Grown Man Should Be Using

By Dean Fitzgerald | April 20, 2017 | (No) | 972
Adulthood is hard. There are responsibilities, the safety net of school is gone, and your parents are sick of you spending all day on the PS4 because you don’t have a job and you’ve already decided to wing it for college exams. I mean, how hard could final year exams be? Can’t be that important surely? Along with all of this, there’s the lesser issue of what products you’re using. Certain things you use are considered for those young whipper-snappers two years younger than you. Mostly,..

5 Great Running Apps You Need To Know About

By Annabel Hynes | April 19, 2017 | (One) | 1041
The age of technology in which we are currently thriving offers much in the way of amenities; on our smartphones alone we can access search engines, live streams, video-calling and just about any game or activity conceived in Silicon Valley. Applications are the medium for such privileges, and as the industry behind them develops, more versatile ones pop up that can be used for many different aspects of daily life. Take regular exercise – it can be a gruelling habit to enter into, but it is ma..

Beards…What Does Your Beard Say About You

By Dean Fitzgerald | April 17, 2017 | (One) | 1333
Life isn’t always fair. Sometimes, people have advantages that you wish you had. It’s not their fault, but you hate them anyway out of pure envy. This is the case with myself and people who can grow full, thick, beautiful beards. It’s a case of luck and good genes that a man may or may not be able to grow a full beard. For those who can grow facial hair, it can be an extension of your personality, a potential way to express who you are and what you’re like. Having a dope-ass beard to mak..

Picaderos Restaurant Maynooth – Review

By Dean Fitzgerald | April 16, 2017 | (No) | 1754
A decent lunch can make a good day great, or make a bad day less miserable. That’s why it’s important to find out as much as you can about where you’re going to eat, so you can tell if the menu and food they make suits your own palate. Picaderos is an Argentinian grill and Spanish restaurant that offers a range of flavours, varying between spicy, savoury, sweet, and everything in between. They also have gluten free and vegetarian options for those who are so inclined. So where better to ha..

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