Monthly Archives: April 2018

Injury Avoidance in Rugby: Part 1 – Preparation for Players, Clubs & Coaches

By Aidan Raftery | April 29, 2018 | (No) | 1916
There is a misconception that Rugby is a dangerous game. It is of course a physical game, but when the right skills are used properly, it is safe. With that in mind, like any other sport most players are at different stages, be it Underage, Junior, Professional, Club or International level. However, one common factor is that the vast majority will get injured at some point in their career. As a Sports Injuries Therapist, I worked with a local Rugby team in Bristol and treated various injuries wh..

Oxfords Not Brogues – An Essential Guide to Men’s Shoes

By theSharpeUser | April 27, 2018 | (No) | 2014
“Dressing well is a form of good manners” states fashion legend Tom Ford, and nowhere are your “good manners” more evident than in your choice of shoe. Men today are rediscovering the sartorial arts. Most of us sadly, simply haven’t got the foggiest when it comes to the confusing jargon of the fashion world. We may parrot the famous “Oxfords not Brogues” line from Kingsmen but how many of us actually understand what this is telling us? Walsh Brothers Shoes – Tralee, C..

7 of The Tastiest Vegan Restaurants in Cork

By Zuzanna Piasek | April 20, 2018 | (No) | 3234
Heading down to check out the Blarney Castle anytime soon? Or perhaps you want to get around Cork for the fabulous atmosphere that it’s famous for. Either way, Cork is a beautiful city to explore and if you are looking for some food options but are worried that it may be lacking it vegan options fear not. There’s simply no need to worry, as we have seven of the tastiest vegan restaurants in Cork. Paradiso This restaurant has attracted attention internationally throughout the years wi..

10 Things Students Should Do When Going to Open Days

By Zuzanna Piasek | April 16, 2018 | (No) | 1646
College is a time when you get to experience so many new things and have some of the best years of your life. Choosing what one you want to put down on your CAO however, isn’t quite a walk in the park. Constant ads are constantly put in your face about which college is truly the best. Today, we’re going to make it a little easier for you to choose what suits you and help you to look out for what is important. There are hundreds of open days due to take place around Ireland over the next ..

Unique Irish Record Stores That Are Making a Difference

By Alannah Kenny | April 12, 2018 | (2 Comments) | 11215
One of the most disheartening announcements that we hear more and more frequently these days are the closures of once popular record stores as a result of the digital age taking over. When you can stream everything online, the desire for buying a physical copy of music just isn’t as strong as it used to be. However, there are some Irish record stores that are defying all odds and are succeeding. So what’s their secret? Well to mark the upcoming Record Store Day on April 21st, we have compile..

The Best Vegan-Friendly Alternatives To Cow’s Milk

By Amy Meegan | April 11, 2018 | (No) | 1661
From 2013 to 2016, the global plant-based milk market grew by 35%. By 2024, this market’s expected to be worth approximately $6.4 billion. Are you contributing to the growth of this market? I sure am! I love almond milk cappuccinos and coconut milk hot chocolates. Nonetheless, the global dairy market is still worth 156 times the milk alternatives market. No fear of the cows being put out of work just yet. Of course most of you know that plant-based milks are vegan-friendly and are suitable..

6 Gigs You Need To See In Dublin This April

By Zuzanna Piasek | April 4, 2018 | (No) | 2074
Looking to head out this April and listen to some amazing tunes in Dublin? Well, don’t you worry we’ve got six gigs that you definitely don’t want to miss out on this month. As always, there’s a boatload of top draw Irish artists that will have you bopping to some serious beats. Not just one for finding great gigs at The Sharpe, we’ve also found artists that are releasing some of the best new music in Ireland, so that’s your next Spotify playlist sorted. Let’s g..

Cool Watches to Wear in 2018

By Dean Fitzgerald | April 3, 2018 | (No) | 3955
As time already begins to gather speed throughout 2018, let’s take a minute to look at some of the coolest watches to have this year. Watches have become such a vital part of fashion over centuries incorporating a ‘cool, slick look’. They are now easily usable for any activity whether it be in a sport or at a social event or just for casual wear , the options are limitless. Let’s break them down and take a look at some of the newcomer watches , the classic watches, and of course, the sma..

Irish Rugby – Back to the Future

By Evan Coughlan | April 2, 2018 | (No) | 1912
Phew, well that was an exciting few weeks wasn’t it! Ever since Johnny Sexton kicked that drop goal against France back in early February, we were all looking towards March 17th as D-Day for this current crop of Irish rugby players. Could they become only the third Irish team to secure a Grand Slam in the 135 year history of the Six Nations? The answer as we all know was a resounding yes! With expectations now sky high due to the current success and relative youth of this Irish team, people ar..

Fun Family Friendly Activities to do in Carlow

By Dean Fitzgerald | April 2, 2018 | (No) | 881
Often an underestimated and forgotten county, Carlow has ground away year after year in the south east of Ireland. It’s a place that fights to be known for more than the colourful GAA jerseys that The Barrowsiders wear. Not many people know about what Carlow holds, and the kinds of activities available to take part in around the county. Luckily for those of you interested (which since you’re reading you must be), Carlow has a few hidden gems for everyone to take in, especially for famili..

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Monthly Archives: April 2018

Injury Avoidance in Rugby: Part 1 – Preparation for Players, Clubs & Coaches

By Aidan Raftery | April 29, 2018 | (No) | 1916
There is a misconception that Rugby is a dangerous game. It is of course a physical game, but when the right skills are used properly, it is safe. With that in mind, like any other sport most players are at different stages, be it Underage, Junior, Professional, Club or International level. However, one common factor is that the vast majority will get injured at some point in their career. As a Sports Injuries Therapist, I worked with a local Rugby team in Bristol and treated various injuries wh..

Oxfords Not Brogues – An Essential Guide to Men’s Shoes

By theSharpeUser | April 27, 2018 | (No) | 2014
“Dressing well is a form of good manners” states fashion legend Tom Ford, and nowhere are your “good manners” more evident than in your choice of shoe. Men today are rediscovering the sartorial arts. Most of us sadly, simply haven’t got the foggiest when it comes to the confusing jargon of the fashion world. We may parrot the famous “Oxfords not Brogues” line from Kingsmen but how many of us actually understand what this is telling us? Walsh Brothers Shoes – Tralee, C..

7 of The Tastiest Vegan Restaurants in Cork

By Zuzanna Piasek | April 20, 2018 | (No) | 3234
Heading down to check out the Blarney Castle anytime soon? Or perhaps you want to get around Cork for the fabulous atmosphere that it’s famous for. Either way, Cork is a beautiful city to explore and if you are looking for some food options but are worried that it may be lacking it vegan options fear not. There’s simply no need to worry, as we have seven of the tastiest vegan restaurants in Cork. Paradiso This restaurant has attracted attention internationally throughout the years wi..

10 Things Students Should Do When Going to Open Days

By Zuzanna Piasek | April 16, 2018 | (No) | 1646
College is a time when you get to experience so many new things and have some of the best years of your life. Choosing what one you want to put down on your CAO however, isn’t quite a walk in the park. Constant ads are constantly put in your face about which college is truly the best. Today, we’re going to make it a little easier for you to choose what suits you and help you to look out for what is important. There are hundreds of open days due to take place around Ireland over the next ..

Unique Irish Record Stores That Are Making a Difference

By Alannah Kenny | April 12, 2018 | (2 Comments) | 11215
One of the most disheartening announcements that we hear more and more frequently these days are the closures of once popular record stores as a result of the digital age taking over. When you can stream everything online, the desire for buying a physical copy of music just isn’t as strong as it used to be. However, there are some Irish record stores that are defying all odds and are succeeding. So what’s their secret? Well to mark the upcoming Record Store Day on April 21st, we have compile..

The Best Vegan-Friendly Alternatives To Cow’s Milk

By Amy Meegan | April 11, 2018 | (No) | 1661
From 2013 to 2016, the global plant-based milk market grew by 35%. By 2024, this market’s expected to be worth approximately $6.4 billion. Are you contributing to the growth of this market? I sure am! I love almond milk cappuccinos and coconut milk hot chocolates. Nonetheless, the global dairy market is still worth 156 times the milk alternatives market. No fear of the cows being put out of work just yet. Of course most of you know that plant-based milks are vegan-friendly and are suitable..

6 Gigs You Need To See In Dublin This April

By Zuzanna Piasek | April 4, 2018 | (No) | 2074
Looking to head out this April and listen to some amazing tunes in Dublin? Well, don’t you worry we’ve got six gigs that you definitely don’t want to miss out on this month. As always, there’s a boatload of top draw Irish artists that will have you bopping to some serious beats. Not just one for finding great gigs at The Sharpe, we’ve also found artists that are releasing some of the best new music in Ireland, so that’s your next Spotify playlist sorted. Let’s g..

Cool Watches to Wear in 2018

By Dean Fitzgerald | April 3, 2018 | (No) | 3955
As time already begins to gather speed throughout 2018, let’s take a minute to look at some of the coolest watches to have this year. Watches have become such a vital part of fashion over centuries incorporating a ‘cool, slick look’. They are now easily usable for any activity whether it be in a sport or at a social event or just for casual wear , the options are limitless. Let’s break them down and take a look at some of the newcomer watches , the classic watches, and of course, the sma..

Irish Rugby – Back to the Future

By Evan Coughlan | April 2, 2018 | (No) | 1912
Phew, well that was an exciting few weeks wasn’t it! Ever since Johnny Sexton kicked that drop goal against France back in early February, we were all looking towards March 17th as D-Day for this current crop of Irish rugby players. Could they become only the third Irish team to secure a Grand Slam in the 135 year history of the Six Nations? The answer as we all know was a resounding yes! With expectations now sky high due to the current success and relative youth of this Irish team, people ar..

Fun Family Friendly Activities to do in Carlow

By Dean Fitzgerald | April 2, 2018 | (No) | 881
Often an underestimated and forgotten county, Carlow has ground away year after year in the south east of Ireland. It’s a place that fights to be known for more than the colourful GAA jerseys that The Barrowsiders wear. Not many people know about what Carlow holds, and the kinds of activities available to take part in around the county. Luckily for those of you interested (which since you’re reading you must be), Carlow has a few hidden gems for everyone to take in, especially for famili..

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