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December 9, 2015 (No Comments) by theSharpeUser
February 13, 2017 (No Comments) by Andy Leech

Last month, when Ronnie O’Sullivan made the bold claim that he can be “the Messi of snooker”, most of the sporting world collectively sniggered and said, “You play snooker mate, pipe down”. But to the astonishment of many, just a short time later, five time Ballon d’Or winner, Lionel Messi, declared to the masses that he one day wished to be “The Ronnie O’Sullivan of Football” (this may be an alternative fact). Despite the rather arrogant, and at times, quite strange utterings of O’Sullivan, there can be no doubting his genius. The Englishman’s record speaks for itself, but can his ability and achievements truly be compared with the greatest footballer […]

February 4, 2017 (No Comments) by Andy Leech

Memories of beating all that the southern hemisphere had to offer in 2016 will mean that we Irish fans go into this Six Nations tournament with high expectations. Over the top of my pint cup, I watched in amusement as Ireland trounced Australia in the first half of their meeting last November in the Aviva. While the Wallabies came back strongly in the second half, they simply had no answer to the Irish for the first forty minutes of action. Looking around as men and women roared on the home team, I attempted to appreciate just how far we had come to not even be that surprised that we were […]

January 4, 2017 (No Comments) by Andy Leech

With no World Cup, Euros or Olympics, you might be fooled into thinking that this could be a forgettable sporting year. But that couldn’t be further from the truth. To get your juices well and truly flowing, we have put together a list of five events that shouldn’t be missed this year. Just like your gluten-free, vegan, craft beer drinking mate (you know, the one with the shit beard, you kind of hate him), we’re not going to go too mainstream on this one. Champions League, Six Nations, Munster final, blah, blah, blah. Here are 5 of the biggest sporting events of 2017. They might even distract you from the […]

November 16, 2016 (No Comments) by theSharpeUser
The O’Donovan Brothers

It truly has been an exceptional week for Irish sport. The Irish rugby team produced a heroic effort and tamed the mighty All Blacks for the first time in 111 years, the national soccer team conquered Austria for the first time since 1963 to move top of their World Cup qualification group and our very own Conor McGregor became the first man in UFC history to be crowned a dual-weight world champion. With all of that it would be quite easy to forget about the rest of the stars that helped put Irish sport on the map in 2016. Worry not, as we at thesharpe.com have put together our top […]

August 28, 2016 (No Comments) by theSharpeUser
Is Darts Really A Sport

It’s hard not to love the carnival atmosphere that surrounds the big Darts competitions but in this era, there is nothing that goes unscrutinised by the neigh-sayers. A lot would tell you that Darts isn’t a ‘real sport’ just because you might have a few larger sized gentlemen on stage throwing a little dart at a board over and over. Collins’ English Dictionary defines sport as ‘an individual or group activity pursued for exercise or pleasure, often involving the testing of physical capabilities and taking the form of a competitive game such as football, tennis… etc’. The key elements of that definition being the first eleven words, in particular the […]

July 23, 2016 (No Comments) by theSharpeUser

“Rugby is a thug’s game played by gentleman while soccer is a gentleman’s game played by thugs.” A common phrase uttered when comparing the two sports, mostly by the pro-rugby troupe when you consider the ideology being expressed. But aside from the on field matters, let’s take a look and what many consider to be the heart and soul of any sport. It’s not the multi-millionaire stars, it’s not the sponsors and it’s certainly not the owners and bigwig board members. The fans.. Soccer fans in Ireland, even without the absence of a major league (that’s an issue for another day), will follow teams religiously from August to May every […]

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