Monthly Archives: April 2017

World Super-Lightweight Unification: Ricky Burns v Julius Indongo Preview

By Andy Leech | April 15, 2017 | (No) | 906
In many ways, Glasgow is the perfect city to host what Ricky Burns (45W -5L-1D) calls the biggest fight of his life. In a town with a tough exterior and, well let’s face it, a fairly rough interior, too, Ricky Burns will feel at home. And well, that might be because he pretty much is at home, growing up in Coatbridge, only fifteen kilometres from Glasgow’s city centre. In boxing terms, Burns is the only show in town in Scotland. No matter what is said about the old city and its inhabitants, ..

5 Gigs You Need to See in Galway This Year

By Alannah Kenny | April 13, 2017 | (No) | 10002
The beautiful West coast of our Emerald Isle has so much to offer this year and it’s no surprise that Galway will be named European Capital of Culture in 2020. The Galwegians have been adept in showing the rest of us how it’s done on the music and festival front, attracting those both local and abroad as a result. If you are planning on heading down this year, here are some great gigs you can’t miss along the way. 5) The Staves For a pub-goers night of acoustic folk-rock jams while you dri..

2017 World Snooker Championship – Preview

By Evan Coughlan | April 12, 2017 | (4 Comments) | 1264
This year’s World Snooker Championship marks the 20th anniversary of Ken Doherty lifting the title when he defeated Stephen Hendry 18 – 12. Following that famous win for ‘Crafty Ken’, snooker has experienced a dramatic dip in terms of the popularity of the sport. Long gone are days of the sport’s flashy players with big personalities like Alex ‘Hurricane’ Higgins or Jimmy ‘The Whirlwind’ White. In their place are players who show very little, if any, personality and are ext..

Which Beard Style Should I Pick?

By Dean Fitzgerald | April 11, 2017 | (No) | 1195
If ever there was an article directed towards hipsters, this was it. As much as it pains me to say it, as of right now, I cannot grow a full-on beard. Just enough to show people that there is facial hair there, but not enough for it to look well. The world has become an unusual place. Trends seem to last as long as our attention spans, but the intensity of these trends are unbelievable. Remember the Mannequin challenge? The Running Man challenge? Man buns? All came and went. Beards are the order..

Arsène Wenger – Stick Or Twist?

By Ryan Corry | April 10, 2017 | (No) | 1558
Renowned philosophers, The Pussycat Dolls, once sang “Be careful what you wish for ‘coz you just might get it“, and that has never been truer than in the case of the Arsenal supporters at this moment. If you, like all of us non-Gooners, turn to Arsenal FanTV after every game these days just for entertainment, then you know that supporters are split on whether the club’s greatest ever manager should be let stay in his position or let go. While many are calling for the head of Weng..

Dublin v Kerry National League Division 1 Final – Preview

By Andy Leech | April 8, 2017 | (No) | 1674
Of course, it shouldn’t come as any surprise to us that teams playing other teams that are at a similar level, lends itself to entertaining and exciting viewing. With five minutes left of league action last Sunday, Monaghan and Donegal both had a couple of their respective limbs in the division one showdown. But impressive comebacks from Mayo and Dublin altered the pairing for the head-to-head, completely. Mayo finished in 5th in the league standings, which would have surprised and disappointe..

La Liga 2017…Who’s Taking Top 4

By Andy Leech | April 7, 2017 | (No) | 1020
There are certain things we like to associate with the style of football that we play here on the islands hanging off the edge of Europe. We relish the so-called “blood and thunder” environment that exists here, a place where a big tackle is more appreciated than a cross-field pass. This is particularly true of this side of the world’s most prestigious competition, the Premier League (sorry League of Ireland, maybe someday). Another label that is often attached to England’s first divisio..

Zizzi Dundrum – Review

By Darren Bates | April 4, 2017 | (3 Comments) | 1475
I’m a bit of a snob when it comes to eating out in restaurants, I don’t mind telling you. Unless a restaurant comes highly recommended by a mate (who knows their sh*t) or via a TripAdvisor review, well then I’m probably not going to eat there. It’s not because I was born with a silver spoon in my mouth (far from it); it’s mainly due to the fear of having a bad meal after forking out 60 quid or so,  it’s my ultimate pet peeve. However, due to a lack of options, I do find myself havin..

Upcoming Irish Gigs You Need To Get To

By Annabel Hynes | April 4, 2017 | (No) | 870
This year is a great one for Irish gigs, with many of the world’s biggest stars coming to our little musical isle over the coming months. Bruno Mars, Bob Dylan, Ariana Grande, Hans Zimmer and U2 are just a handful of the artists doing the rounds in 2017, and their concerts are highly anticipated. Check out the profiles of each artist below and all the details on how to score tickets for their shows. 1. Bruno Mars – April 30th at 3Arena Bruno Mars is one of the most well-known contemporary ar..

Every Type of Person You Hate On the Daily Commute

By Andy Leech | April 3, 2017 | (No) | 954
Okay, let’s say it’s all true and when I die, I shall stand at the pearly gates, face to face with my creator. No, I won’t confront him over the horrible diseases that exist. I won’t ask why he allows natural disasters to happen, or why he seems indifferent to the injustices of the world. I also won’t thank him for the wonderful life he gave me. I won’t fall to my knees and beg forgiveness for my sins. No, I’ll stare at his large, bearded, glorious face and tell him one thing: “Y..

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Monthly Archives: April 2017

World Super-Lightweight Unification: Ricky Burns v Julius Indongo Preview

By Andy Leech | April 15, 2017 | (No) | 906
In many ways, Glasgow is the perfect city to host what Ricky Burns (45W -5L-1D) calls the biggest fight of his life. In a town with a tough exterior and, well let’s face it, a fairly rough interior, too, Ricky Burns will feel at home. And well, that might be because he pretty much is at home, growing up in Coatbridge, only fifteen kilometres from Glasgow’s city centre. In boxing terms, Burns is the only show in town in Scotland. No matter what is said about the old city and its inhabitants, ..

5 Gigs You Need to See in Galway This Year

By Alannah Kenny | April 13, 2017 | (No) | 10002
The beautiful West coast of our Emerald Isle has so much to offer this year and it’s no surprise that Galway will be named European Capital of Culture in 2020. The Galwegians have been adept in showing the rest of us how it’s done on the music and festival front, attracting those both local and abroad as a result. If you are planning on heading down this year, here are some great gigs you can’t miss along the way. 5) The Staves For a pub-goers night of acoustic folk-rock jams while you dri..

2017 World Snooker Championship – Preview

By Evan Coughlan | April 12, 2017 | (4 Comments) | 1264
This year’s World Snooker Championship marks the 20th anniversary of Ken Doherty lifting the title when he defeated Stephen Hendry 18 – 12. Following that famous win for ‘Crafty Ken’, snooker has experienced a dramatic dip in terms of the popularity of the sport. Long gone are days of the sport’s flashy players with big personalities like Alex ‘Hurricane’ Higgins or Jimmy ‘The Whirlwind’ White. In their place are players who show very little, if any, personality and are ext..

Which Beard Style Should I Pick?

By Dean Fitzgerald | April 11, 2017 | (No) | 1195
If ever there was an article directed towards hipsters, this was it. As much as it pains me to say it, as of right now, I cannot grow a full-on beard. Just enough to show people that there is facial hair there, but not enough for it to look well. The world has become an unusual place. Trends seem to last as long as our attention spans, but the intensity of these trends are unbelievable. Remember the Mannequin challenge? The Running Man challenge? Man buns? All came and went. Beards are the order..

Arsène Wenger – Stick Or Twist?

By Ryan Corry | April 10, 2017 | (No) | 1558
Renowned philosophers, The Pussycat Dolls, once sang “Be careful what you wish for ‘coz you just might get it“, and that has never been truer than in the case of the Arsenal supporters at this moment. If you, like all of us non-Gooners, turn to Arsenal FanTV after every game these days just for entertainment, then you know that supporters are split on whether the club’s greatest ever manager should be let stay in his position or let go. While many are calling for the head of Weng..

Dublin v Kerry National League Division 1 Final – Preview

By Andy Leech | April 8, 2017 | (No) | 1674
Of course, it shouldn’t come as any surprise to us that teams playing other teams that are at a similar level, lends itself to entertaining and exciting viewing. With five minutes left of league action last Sunday, Monaghan and Donegal both had a couple of their respective limbs in the division one showdown. But impressive comebacks from Mayo and Dublin altered the pairing for the head-to-head, completely. Mayo finished in 5th in the league standings, which would have surprised and disappointe..

La Liga 2017…Who’s Taking Top 4

By Andy Leech | April 7, 2017 | (No) | 1020
There are certain things we like to associate with the style of football that we play here on the islands hanging off the edge of Europe. We relish the so-called “blood and thunder” environment that exists here, a place where a big tackle is more appreciated than a cross-field pass. This is particularly true of this side of the world’s most prestigious competition, the Premier League (sorry League of Ireland, maybe someday). Another label that is often attached to England’s first divisio..

Zizzi Dundrum – Review

By Darren Bates | April 4, 2017 | (3 Comments) | 1475
I’m a bit of a snob when it comes to eating out in restaurants, I don’t mind telling you. Unless a restaurant comes highly recommended by a mate (who knows their sh*t) or via a TripAdvisor review, well then I’m probably not going to eat there. It’s not because I was born with a silver spoon in my mouth (far from it); it’s mainly due to the fear of having a bad meal after forking out 60 quid or so,  it’s my ultimate pet peeve. However, due to a lack of options, I do find myself havin..

Upcoming Irish Gigs You Need To Get To

By Annabel Hynes | April 4, 2017 | (No) | 870
This year is a great one for Irish gigs, with many of the world’s biggest stars coming to our little musical isle over the coming months. Bruno Mars, Bob Dylan, Ariana Grande, Hans Zimmer and U2 are just a handful of the artists doing the rounds in 2017, and their concerts are highly anticipated. Check out the profiles of each artist below and all the details on how to score tickets for their shows. 1. Bruno Mars – April 30th at 3Arena Bruno Mars is one of the most well-known contemporary ar..

Every Type of Person You Hate On the Daily Commute

By Andy Leech | April 3, 2017 | (No) | 954
Okay, let’s say it’s all true and when I die, I shall stand at the pearly gates, face to face with my creator. No, I won’t confront him over the horrible diseases that exist. I won’t ask why he allows natural disasters to happen, or why he seems indifferent to the injustices of the world. I also won’t thank him for the wonderful life he gave me. I won’t fall to my knees and beg forgiveness for my sins. No, I’ll stare at his large, bearded, glorious face and tell him one thing: “Y..

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