Author Archive | Paul Smith

Sport Saved My Life

Here is one of life’s truly inspirational heroes. This is Tim Wotton’s story of how he uses sport every day to cheat death. Without sport he could not survive medically. And you know what? He treasures every moment. Thank you Tim, you put everything into perspective. Tim has got his own blog.

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I had a dream

I have often wondered whether I would live to see Ireland beat the All Blacks. The famous team from New Zealand are the best in the world(despite only winning one World Cup). Something unreal happened……. Although Munster, a province of Ireland, beat them way back in 1978, Ireland never managed to beat the Kiwis in […]

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Kiwis coming to play or to ……?

So here’s the question I put to the 2005 twin spear tackling duo, Tana Umaga and Kevin Mealamu, and to the infamous 1978 diver,  former World Rugby Cup ambassador, Andy Haden (he dived out of a line-out to win a penalty which beat Wales 13-12 and still has ‘no regrets’),  – would you want your child […]

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Saracen Applauds Leinster after Heineken Cup clash

England captain, Steve Borthwick, and his band of defeated Saracens walked dejectedly around Wembley Stadium applauding their 45,000 fans last Saturday. When they came to Leinster’s 1500 fans, Borthwick looked up and applauded them too. A nice moment, from a nice club. Their fans wear those funny Fez hats and their mascot rode a chariot […]

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