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Sportsmanship Is Never far Away

A guy walks up to me and says “I really like your Great Sportsmanship Programme – you should talk to my brother I’m sure he can give you a story.” “Why’s that?’ I ask. “Oh,” he says, “he’s a fantastic sportsman himself. He plays Gaelic and Hurling for Limerick.” “Really”  I said “That’s interesting – […]

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How Sportsmanship Can Change The World

Can a man throwing a spear stop a war? Can a woman reading a poem stop a war? Can sworn enemies become friends just for two weeks every four years? The answer is ‘Yes, Yes and Yes!’ And it’s been going on for some time ….in fact over a thousand years…….. How Sportsmanship Can Change […]

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2011 Top 10 Sportsmanship Moments

Top 10 Sportsmanship Moments of 2011 Romanian captain, Cristian Petre, who after suffering a 67-3 loss to England,  was asked by a reporter about the game and replied “I play rugby for happiness.”  More The French rugby team won the toss to choose who wears their own home jerseys in the Rugby World Cup Final […]

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A Virtual Tour of the Newest Stadium in the Oldest Venue

The oldest international rugby venue in the world, Lansdowne Road, and its brand new 51,700 all-seater Aviva Stadium opened its doors to the world on Saturday 31 July 2010. Here is my virtual tour as I sat in awe of this wonderful new stadium. One wonders what historic moments in rugby and football (soccer) will […]

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