Monthly Archives: May 2018

Your Guide To Irish Running Events 2018

By Amy Meegan | May 29, 2018 | (No) | 1029
Did you enjoy our recent feature where we detailed some of the best fitness classes that Dublin has to offer? From the wonderful to the wacky, we proved that there’s definitely something out there to get the capital moving, no matter what you’re into. You don’t like fitness classes? You prefer the freedom of an outdoor run? Not to worry. I’ve hit the road (literally) to compile a list of nationwide runs to get you off the couch and get your heart rate elevated. There’s something ..

The Minifootball Association of Ireland & The 2018 European Championships: Where It All Began – Part 1

By Emmet Switzer | May 27, 2018 | (No) | 1176
It was 9 years ago when Emmet Switzer entered the board room of the FAI, in Abbotstown, to meet Packie Bonner of the Football Association of Ireland and Peter Doyle of the Leinster Football Association. They met that day to discuss potential opportunities between minifootball, known then as 5 a side, and the FAI. During the meeting, Peter slid a thick document across the table to Emmet, which turned out to be the general association rules. The Development Challenge Emmet was asked to review its ..

A Summer of Irish Sport – The Ultimate Competition Guide

By Evan Coughlan | May 23, 2018 | (No) | 1679
So with the World Cup a damp squib for Irish fans, what events can we support our country in this summer? Well, we at The Sharpe are here to take you through all the events and competitions that you can see Ireland take part in this summer. Irish Rugby Tour of Australia (9th – 21st June) After the success of the Grand Slam winning Six Nations Irish rugby will be looking to continue this winning run of form with a series victory over Australia in the land down under this June. Ireland wil..

Injury Avoidance in Rugby: Part 3 – Upper Body Injuries & Solutions

By Aidan Raftery | May 20, 2018 | (No) | 1799
Another weekend and another unbelievable game of rugby, this time between two old adversaries in Leinster and Munster. Congratulations to the blues and commiserations to the red army on what was a nail-biting battle. It seems like every week now Leinster are cleaning house, but they still have one more big weekend in store against the Scarlets before the season fully wraps up. Again, yesterday’s game seen a few big casualties picked up with Jack O’Donoghue sustaining a nasty looking leg ..

Why Are So Many Irish People Switching To A Vegan Diet?

By Zuzanna Piasek | May 16, 2018 | (No) | 1561
Lately nearly everyone and their dog has been turning vegan and you may be wondering why? Is this just something that’s on trend or are there actual reasons why people are changing their eating habits? Today we are going to look at why the Vegan diet has become so popular in recent times and speak about all of the different benefits of vegan eating. What is Veganism? The vegan diet is an extension of being a vegetarian. Vegans do not consume any animal products; this includes dairy, meat a..

Injury Avoidance in Rugby: Part 2 – Lower Body Injuries & Solutions

By Aidan Raftery | May 13, 2018 | (No) | 1400
Well, that was some weekend of rugby! Leinster and Racing 92 put on a technical clinic and left absolutely nothing on the table with the boys in blue clinching the Champions Cup trophy after a late dramatic win over the French in Bilbao! As always though, there were injuries before and during the game. Maxime Machenaud picked up ligament injury in April, legendary All Black Dan Carter was ruled out of the squad after triggering a hamstring problem and then, first-choice out-half Pat Lambie went ..

Fun Family Friendly Activities to do in Kilkenny

By Tahlia Peppard | May 10, 2018 | (No) | 2163
As most of you know, Kilkenny is a province of Leinster in our little modest country. Kilkenny is sometimes known as The Marble City. It’s a well preserved medieval town and grew from a monastic settlement to a thriving Norman merchant town in the Middle Ages. However, I’m not here to discuss Kilkenny’s ancient history, in today’s article, I will be talking about the fun family activities you can get up to in the beautiful town of Kilkenny. Castlecomer Discovery Park Castlecomer Disc..

10 of The Tastiest Vegan Sources of Protein

By Zuzanna Piasek | May 9, 2018 | (No) | 2293
As a vegan myself I often want to make sure that I am getting enough protein every day. Eating protein on a vegan diet however, is not as hard as people make it out to be. In fact, protein can be found in plenty of the food that vegans eat every single day. With that, we’ve found some super tasty vegan sources of protein and a few of the best vegan suppliers on the market. 1. Alpro Products All Alpro products contain protein and you can choose from a whole combination of flavours in yogurt..

Everything You Need To Know About Vitamin D – The Sunshine Vitamin

By Amy Meegan | May 5, 2018 | (No) | 1280
Often referred to as “the sunshine vitamin”, vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin that we can get from certain foods and sunlight. Vitamin D is required to help the body absorb calcium and phosphorus from the digestive system. Calcium and phosphorus are important minerals for the maintenance of normal bones and teeth. Why’s It Called The Sunshine Vitamin? Vitamin D is known as “the sunshine vitamin” because is synthesised by the body when the skin is exposed to the sun’s ultraviole..

6 Gigs You Need to See in Dublin This May

By Alannah Kenny | May 4, 2018 | (No) | 1640
With the summer just around the corner and the evenings getting brighter, it’s time to start enjoying the longer days. Dublin has some top class gigs lined up this month that will leave you feeling exhilarated without breaking the bank. So forget the Ed Sheerans and Demi Lovatos that usually tour around this time because you can still listen to some great music for a fraction of the cost and support home-grown talent along the way! 6) Philip Dunne As we have said before, The Sharpe is not shy ..

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Monthly Archives: May 2018

Your Guide To Irish Running Events 2018

By Amy Meegan | May 29, 2018 | (No) | 1029
Did you enjoy our recent feature where we detailed some of the best fitness classes that Dublin has to offer? From the wonderful to the wacky, we proved that there’s definitely something out there to get the capital moving, no matter what you’re into. You don’t like fitness classes? You prefer the freedom of an outdoor run? Not to worry. I’ve hit the road (literally) to compile a list of nationwide runs to get you off the couch and get your heart rate elevated. There’s something ..

The Minifootball Association of Ireland & The 2018 European Championships: Where It All Began – Part 1

By Emmet Switzer | May 27, 2018 | (No) | 1176
It was 9 years ago when Emmet Switzer entered the board room of the FAI, in Abbotstown, to meet Packie Bonner of the Football Association of Ireland and Peter Doyle of the Leinster Football Association. They met that day to discuss potential opportunities between minifootball, known then as 5 a side, and the FAI. During the meeting, Peter slid a thick document across the table to Emmet, which turned out to be the general association rules. The Development Challenge Emmet was asked to review its ..

A Summer of Irish Sport – The Ultimate Competition Guide

By Evan Coughlan | May 23, 2018 | (No) | 1679
So with the World Cup a damp squib for Irish fans, what events can we support our country in this summer? Well, we at The Sharpe are here to take you through all the events and competitions that you can see Ireland take part in this summer. Irish Rugby Tour of Australia (9th – 21st June) After the success of the Grand Slam winning Six Nations Irish rugby will be looking to continue this winning run of form with a series victory over Australia in the land down under this June. Ireland wil..

Injury Avoidance in Rugby: Part 3 – Upper Body Injuries & Solutions

By Aidan Raftery | May 20, 2018 | (No) | 1799
Another weekend and another unbelievable game of rugby, this time between two old adversaries in Leinster and Munster. Congratulations to the blues and commiserations to the red army on what was a nail-biting battle. It seems like every week now Leinster are cleaning house, but they still have one more big weekend in store against the Scarlets before the season fully wraps up. Again, yesterday’s game seen a few big casualties picked up with Jack O’Donoghue sustaining a nasty looking leg ..

Why Are So Many Irish People Switching To A Vegan Diet?

By Zuzanna Piasek | May 16, 2018 | (No) | 1561
Lately nearly everyone and their dog has been turning vegan and you may be wondering why? Is this just something that’s on trend or are there actual reasons why people are changing their eating habits? Today we are going to look at why the Vegan diet has become so popular in recent times and speak about all of the different benefits of vegan eating. What is Veganism? The vegan diet is an extension of being a vegetarian. Vegans do not consume any animal products; this includes dairy, meat a..

Injury Avoidance in Rugby: Part 2 – Lower Body Injuries & Solutions

By Aidan Raftery | May 13, 2018 | (No) | 1400
Well, that was some weekend of rugby! Leinster and Racing 92 put on a technical clinic and left absolutely nothing on the table with the boys in blue clinching the Champions Cup trophy after a late dramatic win over the French in Bilbao! As always though, there were injuries before and during the game. Maxime Machenaud picked up ligament injury in April, legendary All Black Dan Carter was ruled out of the squad after triggering a hamstring problem and then, first-choice out-half Pat Lambie went ..

Fun Family Friendly Activities to do in Kilkenny

By Tahlia Peppard | May 10, 2018 | (No) | 2163
As most of you know, Kilkenny is a province of Leinster in our little modest country. Kilkenny is sometimes known as The Marble City. It’s a well preserved medieval town and grew from a monastic settlement to a thriving Norman merchant town in the Middle Ages. However, I’m not here to discuss Kilkenny’s ancient history, in today’s article, I will be talking about the fun family activities you can get up to in the beautiful town of Kilkenny. Castlecomer Discovery Park Castlecomer Disc..

10 of The Tastiest Vegan Sources of Protein

By Zuzanna Piasek | May 9, 2018 | (No) | 2293
As a vegan myself I often want to make sure that I am getting enough protein every day. Eating protein on a vegan diet however, is not as hard as people make it out to be. In fact, protein can be found in plenty of the food that vegans eat every single day. With that, we’ve found some super tasty vegan sources of protein and a few of the best vegan suppliers on the market. 1. Alpro Products All Alpro products contain protein and you can choose from a whole combination of flavours in yogurt..

Everything You Need To Know About Vitamin D – The Sunshine Vitamin

By Amy Meegan | May 5, 2018 | (No) | 1280
Often referred to as “the sunshine vitamin”, vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin that we can get from certain foods and sunlight. Vitamin D is required to help the body absorb calcium and phosphorus from the digestive system. Calcium and phosphorus are important minerals for the maintenance of normal bones and teeth. Why’s It Called The Sunshine Vitamin? Vitamin D is known as “the sunshine vitamin” because is synthesised by the body when the skin is exposed to the sun’s ultraviole..

6 Gigs You Need to See in Dublin This May

By Alannah Kenny | May 4, 2018 | (No) | 1640
With the summer just around the corner and the evenings getting brighter, it’s time to start enjoying the longer days. Dublin has some top class gigs lined up this month that will leave you feeling exhilarated without breaking the bank. So forget the Ed Sheerans and Demi Lovatos that usually tour around this time because you can still listen to some great music for a fraction of the cost and support home-grown talent along the way! 6) Philip Dunne As we have said before, The Sharpe is not shy ..

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