6 Nations 2018 Championship – Friendship, Honour, Respect & A Lot of Fun

Ireland v Wales was an extraordinarily exciting game of rugby

The 2018 6 Nations Rugby was an exciting contest full of  great rugby and wonderful sportsmanship moments. Here’s a few…… Fans Have Fun I am in Dublin for the Ireland v Wales 6 Nations match. It’s a big game. Two exciting teams. Both with a point to prove. As I walk down to Lansdowne Road’s Aviva … Read more

6 Nations 2018 Fixtures & 2017 Results & Bill McLaren Classic Quotes

  Yes folks, it’s here again the wonderful NatWest 6 Nations Rugby feast. Here are your essentials: dates, KO times, location + can you remember who beat whom in every game last year – test yourself and your friends – then enjoy some rugby Commentator Karioki & speak, with passion, the wonderful Bill McLaren colourful … Read more

Lions Touring Stories

Lions Crest

The Lions – When Enemies Become Friends The British & Irish Lions started their first match in New Zealand, a few Saturdays ago. Lions tours are extraordinary, as fierce opponents from four countries come together, train together, play together, party together, tour together – they become friends for life. The Lions is a wonderful tradition. … Read more

Euro 2016 New Friends Amongst The Brotherhood of Football

Irish fans dance with Swedish fans

Euro 2016 Football Fans Make Friends Euro 2016 is great fun.   Despite what the media may portray, there are far more fans that prefer to have fun than fights. Here’s some Irish and Swedish fans having the ‘craic’ (Irish word for fun).       This French Man Wrote The Most Incredible Open Letter … Read more

A Teacher, A Thinker & An Immigrant Change The World & Euro 2016

Thai school children sign Irish songs

Thai School Kids Sing Irish Euro 2016 Song This is Thai Tims singing with gusto the new Irish Euro 2016 song. There is a deep & beautiful & tragic yet inspirational story behind this. How one man made a big difference. Berni Lennon is a half British, half Thai boy who loves football but was refused … Read more

6 Nations Rugby Facts Fixtures & Quiz

Old Friends Become Enemies – Rugby 6 Nations Championship Yes it’s that time of year when old friends become enemies for 6 weeks. The 6 Nations Rugby Championship is back. Some say ‘normal hostilities are resumed’. Whichever way you look at it, the air tingles with excitement if you are lucky enough to get a … Read more

Glasgow Celtic & Rangers Unite To Launch European Culture, Diversity & Sport (& Sportsmanship) Programme

Glasgow was a city divided by two football teams, two beliefs, two religions, two cultures with fierce animosity over the years. However much work has been done by open-minded people from both sides to unite youngsters and rid us of  out-dated bigotry. Rangers, Ally Dawson & Celtic’s David Hay hold the Great Moments Of Sportsmanship … Read more

Nice Guys Comes First – 1st Cap 1st Goal 1st Touch & A Win

Rejected by Liverpool as a schoolboy, 31 year old Rickie Lambert played professional football across all leagues in England and amateur football (while he had to work in a beetroot factory). Then, at the age of 31, and in the space of a week he celebrated the arrival of his third child, his first cap, … Read more

“All men die but not all men live” Ryder Cup Sensation

Ryder Cup Scoreboard

“All men die but not all men live – you made me feel alive again this week,” said an emotional European captain, Jose Maria Olazabal, as he looked across to his team that had just delivered the greatest comeback in the history of the Ryder Cup.  It was indeed, a lovely moment, amongst many lovely … Read more

Great Fans – Wenger Stops TV Commentators so French Can hear Irish Sing

4-0 down and with a few minutes left , the stadium in Gdansk is filled with the sound of 25,000 Irish fans singing ‘The Fields of Athenry’ with the Spanish fans clapping in rhythm. The World Champions  coach, Vincente del Bosque, said afterwards: “I thought (with) that the Irish fans and players showed us what … Read more