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How Long Will José Last At United

By Ryan Corry | January 22, 2018 | (No) | 412
A short-term answer. That was the phrase used wide and large by pundits, writers and fans alike when ‘The manager formerly known as the Special One’ was announced as the successor to Louis Van Gaal at Manchester United. Sir Alex Ferguson had departed. David Moyes had been pushed out while Louis Van Gaal was simply nudged off the winner’s podium in Wembley following his 2016 FA Cup win. José Mourinho’s arrival was another one of football’s very poorly kept secrets, a lot of which seem ..

The Future Premier League Stars Who Are Shining Already

By Ryan Corry | December 13, 2017 | (No) | 595
It’s coming up to Christmas time meaning that there is going to be all sorts of comparisons made with years gone by and how Man City are doing compared to Chelsea last year and who got better Christmas presents and all manner of other useless statistics. Here at The Sharpe, we prefer to stay in the now and keep emphasis on the talent. So, we’ve decided to compile the best team of players u23(ish) so far in this Premier League season. Yes, I did say u23(ish) and that is with good reason. No r..

How Would An All Irish Team Do In The Premiership – Part 3

By Ryan Corry | October 3, 2017 | (No) | 516
Following our calculation in Part 2 of this series that our Ireland selection would finish the Premier League season with a final total of 49 points, it’s safe to say that they would not be in danger of relegation. If you’re just joining the party, then you might want to take a look at Part 1 of the series which looked at our all Irish team, tactics and rules for the season. The Stats Taking the points totals from all of the 22 full 20-team Premier League seasons so far completed, the av..

How Would An All Irish Team Do In The Premiership – Part 2

By Ryan Corry | September 7, 2017 | (No) | 577
Before I go any further, if you haven’t read part one of this series where I picked my Irish selection and outlined my tactics and rules for the season, you can read that here. Huddersfield are the team we’ve sacrificed in place of Ireland so from this point forward, we’ll look at their fixtures month by month and where we think the Irish team would finish in the Premier League 17/18. So let’s forget the drab results and understand we have a squad of many Premiership players who shou..

How Would An All Irish Team Do In The Premiership – Part 1

By Ryan Corry | July 20, 2017 | (No) | 639
There are great arguments in life and sport that make for some great debate. From the simple yet effective ‘my da would beat your da in a fight’ all the way to ‘Celtic would challenge for the Premier League title’. There are just some things that we are never going to know the answer to so I’ve decided to apply my thought process on one question that I can’t help but wonder about… How would an all Irish selection get on in the Premier League? Now I know it would be easier to sa..

Four Provincial Championship Finals – One Massive Preview

By Ryan Corry | June 29, 2017 | (No) | 1439
After last weekends semi-finals were decided, the wheels were in motion for all of the 2017 GAA Senior Football Championship provincial finals. It’s been a hectic few months for players, battling in and out of the AIB Club Championship and fighting through the Allianz Football League. But of all the matches that have been played, none share the significance of the games ahead. A win for each county will take the pride of the province and secure a place at the All-Ireland Senior Football Ch..

4 Simple Ways To Meet Women

By Ryan Corry | June 26, 2017 | (No) | 1305
We all know how hard it can be to go out on the pull with no groundwork done. Some of us prefer to have a bit of contact through social media and maybe try and act on it, here’s some of the best ways to meet girls in Ireland. Tinder It might sound like a last resort option however it doesn’t have to be used as a dating site to meet random girls and hook up, but don’t knock that idea either. You can try using it with a low distance setting so you’re getting a lot of girls you may know alr..

The Best Beer Gardens In Ireland

By Ryan Corry | June 17, 2017 | (No) | 1524
We all love Summer and we love it even more when we can get a few days off to enjoy ourselves for that brief little stint of sunshine that we get, if we’re lucky. And what better way to do it than spending the evening kicked back in a nice beer garden with some friends. If that’s your idea of a good evening, then here are some of the best beer gardens around. Dicey’s (Dublin) A very popular spot among students and young office workers for their cheap drink offers, Diceys Garden is one of t..

What Do I Need For Festival Season – The Festival Basics

By Ryan Corry | June 5, 2017 | (No) | 704
If like me, you watched a lot of American made young adult TV shows when you were growing up, which every now and again portrayed how fun and simple festivals are then I’m sorry to burst your bubble. While they were honest about the fun side they are by no means honest with the simple portrayal. We’ve come up with a few things you’re going to need to bring with you to each festival to make sure you have a blast and create memories you want! A TENT Remember that show you watched, there..

The Best Beaches To Visit In Ireland

By Ryan Corry | May 18, 2017 | (No) | 2284
We all love those rare days that the sun pokes its head out and gives the people of Ireland reason to walk around topless, eat 99s and drink cans in public places in such large numbers that the guards have no answer for it. And where better to do it than on one of the best beaches in Ireland. We decided to dig into it and get a list of the best beaches around the country that you should consider visiting. Unlikely you’ll see them all considering we only get 8 sunny says each summer and we&..

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How Long Will José Last At United

By Ryan Corry | January 22, 2018 | (No) | 412
A short-term answer. That was the phrase used wide and large by pundits, writers and fans alike when ‘The manager formerly known as the Special One’ was announced as the successor to Louis Van Gaal at Manchester United. Sir Alex Ferguson had departed. David Moyes had been pushed out while Louis Van Gaal was simply nudged off the winner’s podium in Wembley following his 2016 FA Cup win. José Mourinho’s arrival was another one of football’s very poorly kept secrets, a lot of which seem ..

The Future Premier League Stars Who Are Shining Already

By Ryan Corry | December 13, 2017 | (No) | 595
It’s coming up to Christmas time meaning that there is going to be all sorts of comparisons made with years gone by and how Man City are doing compared to Chelsea last year and who got better Christmas presents and all manner of other useless statistics. Here at The Sharpe, we prefer to stay in the now and keep emphasis on the talent. So, we’ve decided to compile the best team of players u23(ish) so far in this Premier League season. Yes, I did say u23(ish) and that is with good reason. No r..

How Would An All Irish Team Do In The Premiership – Part 3

By Ryan Corry | October 3, 2017 | (No) | 516
Following our calculation in Part 2 of this series that our Ireland selection would finish the Premier League season with a final total of 49 points, it’s safe to say that they would not be in danger of relegation. If you’re just joining the party, then you might want to take a look at Part 1 of the series which looked at our all Irish team, tactics and rules for the season. The Stats Taking the points totals from all of the 22 full 20-team Premier League seasons so far completed, the av..

How Would An All Irish Team Do In The Premiership – Part 2

By Ryan Corry | September 7, 2017 | (No) | 577
Before I go any further, if you haven’t read part one of this series where I picked my Irish selection and outlined my tactics and rules for the season, you can read that here. Huddersfield are the team we’ve sacrificed in place of Ireland so from this point forward, we’ll look at their fixtures month by month and where we think the Irish team would finish in the Premier League 17/18. So let’s forget the drab results and understand we have a squad of many Premiership players who shou..

How Would An All Irish Team Do In The Premiership – Part 1

By Ryan Corry | July 20, 2017 | (No) | 639
There are great arguments in life and sport that make for some great debate. From the simple yet effective ‘my da would beat your da in a fight’ all the way to ‘Celtic would challenge for the Premier League title’. There are just some things that we are never going to know the answer to so I’ve decided to apply my thought process on one question that I can’t help but wonder about… How would an all Irish selection get on in the Premier League? Now I know it would be easier to sa..

Four Provincial Championship Finals – One Massive Preview

By Ryan Corry | June 29, 2017 | (No) | 1439
After last weekends semi-finals were decided, the wheels were in motion for all of the 2017 GAA Senior Football Championship provincial finals. It’s been a hectic few months for players, battling in and out of the AIB Club Championship and fighting through the Allianz Football League. But of all the matches that have been played, none share the significance of the games ahead. A win for each county will take the pride of the province and secure a place at the All-Ireland Senior Football Ch..

4 Simple Ways To Meet Women

By Ryan Corry | June 26, 2017 | (No) | 1305
We all know how hard it can be to go out on the pull with no groundwork done. Some of us prefer to have a bit of contact through social media and maybe try and act on it, here’s some of the best ways to meet girls in Ireland. Tinder It might sound like a last resort option however it doesn’t have to be used as a dating site to meet random girls and hook up, but don’t knock that idea either. You can try using it with a low distance setting so you’re getting a lot of girls you may know alr..

The Best Beer Gardens In Ireland

By Ryan Corry | June 17, 2017 | (No) | 1524
We all love Summer and we love it even more when we can get a few days off to enjoy ourselves for that brief little stint of sunshine that we get, if we’re lucky. And what better way to do it than spending the evening kicked back in a nice beer garden with some friends. If that’s your idea of a good evening, then here are some of the best beer gardens around. Dicey’s (Dublin) A very popular spot among students and young office workers for their cheap drink offers, Diceys Garden is one of t..

What Do I Need For Festival Season – The Festival Basics

By Ryan Corry | June 5, 2017 | (No) | 704
If like me, you watched a lot of American made young adult TV shows when you were growing up, which every now and again portrayed how fun and simple festivals are then I’m sorry to burst your bubble. While they were honest about the fun side they are by no means honest with the simple portrayal. We’ve come up with a few things you’re going to need to bring with you to each festival to make sure you have a blast and create memories you want! A TENT Remember that show you watched, there..

The Best Beaches To Visit In Ireland

By Ryan Corry | May 18, 2017 | (No) | 2284
We all love those rare days that the sun pokes its head out and gives the people of Ireland reason to walk around topless, eat 99s and drink cans in public places in such large numbers that the guards have no answer for it. And where better to do it than on one of the best beaches in Ireland. We decided to dig into it and get a list of the best beaches around the country that you should consider visiting. Unlikely you’ll see them all considering we only get 8 sunny says each summer and we&..

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