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The beat goes on

The last of our missives from the Kingdom sees Emmet Ryan return to Tralee during the run-in to the Irish Super League race as the unexpected league leaders faced a stern test from relegation battlers Neptune Saturday and Sunday see two huge games for the Tralee Warriors but that’s pretty much the norm. Every time this team takes the floor for a home outing, it feels huge. The lights go down, Sirius by the Alan Parsons Project (giving memories of the Jordan era Bulls), and an absolutely packed ...
Tags: Features, National Leagues, Ireland, Neptune, Tralee Warriors

Ireland to host West Indies and Bangladesh for tri-series in May

The tournament will be an opportunity for West Indies and Bangladesh to fine tune their preparations ahead of the World Cup
Tags: Sport, Ireland, Cricket, Bangladesh, West Indies

Ireland tri-series likely to start on May 5, with final on May 17

The tournament will help the visiting teams prepare for the World Cup, but could clash with the final week of the IPL
Tags: Sport, Ireland, Cricket

15 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, March 22-28

LOS ANGELES COUNTY ‘Alice in Wonderland: The Musical’ A modern musical-comedy take on Lewis Carroll’s classic tale about a young girl’s adventures in a strange and magical world. When: March 23-June 15. Where: Glendale Centre Theatre, 324 N. Orange St., Glendale. Tickets: $12. Information: ‘Bar Mitzvah Boy’ West Coast Jewish Theatre presents a new play by Mark Leiren-Young about an older man seeking faith through his bar mitzvah ceremony while his rabbi aims to ret...
Tags: London, New York City, Roald Dahl, Disney, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Ireland, Lewis Carroll, Vietnam, Peter Pan, John Cameron Mitchell, West End, Brian Friel, Tim Minchin, Alice


Muirfield - The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers Gullane, East Lothian, SCOTLAND6728 YARDS (PAR 71)COURSE SSS/SLOPE: 74/NRCOURSE ARCHITECT: Old Tom Morris (1891); Harry S. Colt (1923)ACCESSIBILITY: PrivateCOURSE WEBSITE: ROUNDS PLAYED: 2LAST PLAYED: August 15, 2017.LOW SCORE: 72 (+1) ACCOLADES -- Golf Club Atlas 147 Custodians of the Game: #45- Golf Magazine Top 100 Courses in the World 2017: #10- Golf Digest World's Greatest 100 Courses (Outside USA) 2018: #4-...
Tags: Sport, Britain, Ireland, Golf, Phil Mickelson, Muirfield, Great Britain, Camel, Company, Dan, Matt, Howes, Tom Morris, Gullane, Musselburgh, Hagen

The quiet night amidst the resurgence

Sometimes you just come across a bad game of basketball but that can be a blip. The resurrection of top tier basketball in Killarney is moving along nicely, just for one Saturday there was a reminder of the work that is still ahead. In his second missive from the Kingdom of Kerry, Emmet Ryan watched St Paul’s take on Sligo All Stars To non basketball people in Ireland, KIllarney being back is all that matters. They remember the name of the town with the start of the boom back in the 1970s and 1...
Tags: Nike, Sport, Features, Ireland, New York Times, St Vincent, Kerry, Galway, Louisville, St Paul, Scott, PAUL, MAVS, Fitzgerald, Colgate, Mark Greene

Blow for Republic of Ireland: Southampton’s Shane Long withdraws from squad with injury

The FAI have this evening confirmed that Shane Long has been forced to withdraw from the Republic of Ireland’s squad for their upcoming European Championship qualifiers. Ireland’s road ahead Mick McCarthy’s first competitive outings since retaking his place as Ireland’s manager are set to take place over the coming week, with the former Wolves and Sunderland boss no doubt eager to secure a 6-point haul. The Boys in Green will first travel to Gibraltar for their opening European qualifier on Sa...
Tags: England, Georgia, Sport, Long, Green, Soccer, Ireland, Liverpool, Southampton, Republic Of Ireland, Tottenham, Sunderland, Gibraltar, Man City, FAI, Mccarthy

Zimbabwe to break cricket hiatus with series against UAE

The five-match ODI home series will be followed by visits to Netherlands and Ireland in June and July
Tags: Sport, Ireland, Cricket, Netherlands, Zimbabwe, Uae

Afghanistan defeat Ireland to record first Test victory

Afghanistan earn their first Test win after Rahmat Shah's 76 and Ihsanullah Janat's 65 helps them earn a seven-wicket victory over Ireland.
Tags: Afghanistan, Ireland, Cricket, Rahmat Shah, Ihsanullah Janat

Afghanistan earn first Test win with seven-wicket success over Ireland

Afghanistan earn their first Test win after Rahmat Shah's 76 and Ihsanullah Janat's 65 helps them earn a seven-wicket victory over Ireland.
Tags: Sport, Afghanistan, Ireland, Rahmat Shah, Ihsanullah Janat

'A historic day for Afghanistan' - Asghar Afghan

Captain praises Rashid Khan, Yamin Ahmadzai and Waqar Salamkheil for setting up the victory by bowling Ireland out for 172 in the first innings
Tags: Sport, Afghanistan, Ireland, Cricket, Waqar Salamkheil, Rashid Khan Yamin Ahmadzai

Killorglin go down but can look forward

It wasn’t Killorglin’s day in their penultimate home outing of the season but the village of just 2,199 people can look forward to another season of top flight basketball. Emmet Ryan with the first of his missives from his Kerry adventure visits the town where there’s only one true goat Prior to Killorglin’s ascension to the top flight last season, Galway’s Moycullen was the only true small village team in the top tier of Irish men’s basketball. Having spent all bar one of the last 10 seasons i...
Tags: Sport, Features, Ireland, Croatia, Kerry, Google Maps, Neptune, Super League, Galway, Dubrovnik, Buckley, Freeman, Lambert, O'Sullivan, Paddy, Waterford

Sleepin' In

PATRICK'S DAY Truly American try it irish THE AMERICAN RENDITION -------    .. Everybody is Irish today. Even my neighbor Raul is Irish, and, Antonio. By the way, so too are, Tim, Mike, and Barney... Contemporary America knows just how to celebrate: green rivers, green beers, green underwear, green gills, drunken revelry, fisticuffs, clovers instead of shamrocks, cartoonish elves, etc. SOME IRISH PANCAKES .. In Ireland an American would not even kn...
Tags: Sport, Ireland, Fishing, Raul, Guinness, Yellowstoner, Tim Mike, Barney Contemporary America, Nutella Marmalade

Thought for the Day, March 17, 2019

Binn Ghulbain (Benbulbin), County Sligo, Ireland. (Photo by Jon Sullivan/public domain) John Locke, Irish poet and short story writer “O kindly, generous Irish land/So leal and fair and loving!/No wonder the wandering Celt should think/And dream of you in his roving!…O, Ireland, up from my heart of hearts/I bid you the top o’ the mornin!” (from “The Exile’s Return,” 1877) 1847-Jan. 31. 1889 Related Articles Thought for the day, March 16, 2019 ...
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Ireland, Local News, San Fernando Valley, John Locke, Thought For The Day, Jon Sullivan, Binn Ghulbain, Benbulbin County Sligo Ireland

Afghanistan hold slight edge over Ireland as they need 118 runs to win Test

Afghanistan are marginal favourites to win their Test match against Ireland in Dehradun as they require 118 more runs.
Tags: Afghanistan, Ireland, Cricket, Dehradun

Afghanistan chase historic Test win after Rashid Khan five-for

Ireland's second successive half-century stand for the last wicket keeps them in the fight
Tags: Sport, Afghanistan, Ireland, Cricket, Rashid Khan

Kevin O'Brien, George Dockrell fight after middle order caves in

Rashid and Waqar scythed through the middle order in a four-wicket session but Ireland aren't giving up
Tags: Sport, Ireland, Cricket, Rashid, Waqar, Kevin O Brien George Dockrell

Andy Balbirnie, James McCollum make Afghanistan toil

The pair's unbroken 91-run stand after a dubious lbw call off Paul Stirling helps Ireland close in on Afghanistan's lead
Tags: Sport, Afghanistan, Ireland, Cricket, Paul Stirling, Andy Balbirnie James McCollum

Tim Murtagh happy with Ireland 'repair job' against Afghans

Tailender Tim Murtagh is pleased with his unbeaten 54 which helped Ireland recover from 85-9 to a total of 172 on day one of the Test against Afghanistan in India.
Tags: Afghanistan, Ireland, Cricket, Tim Murtagh

Agony as O'Donovan misses Volvo China Open start by one stroke

Ireland’s Brian O’Donovan narrowly missed out on a place at the Volvo China Open after the two-day International Qualifying event in Guangzhou. Photo: Richard Castka Ireland’s Brian O’Donovan agonisingly missed out on a place in the 2019 Volvo China Open by just one shot.He carded a two-under 68 in the second round to finish in a three-way tie for fourth place on five-under 135 at...
Tags: Sport, Ireland, Golf, European Tour, Volvo, Shenzhen, Cork, Guangzhou, Donovan, O'Donovan, Volvo China Open, Brian O'Donovan, Guangzhou Nansha International Qualifying, Andreas Gronkvist, Mission Hills Shenzhen, Richard Castka

'We hope sense will prevail': Cheltenham festivalgoers ponder no-deal Brexit

UK’s exit from EU is main topic of conversation among trainers and attendees at horse-racing eventIn the end, it wasn’t a bad journey for John McConnell and Hannon. Trainer and horse survived the 10-hour trip by road and wind-whipped ferry from McConnell’s yard in County Meath, Ireland, and were well-rested before Hannon’s start in the 1.30pm at Cheltenham on Friday.“The journey wasn’t too terrible,” said McConnell. “He’s travelled well, he ate and drank on the way, which is great. He’s had a go...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, Sport, European Union, UK News, World news, Ireland, Foreign Policy, Horse racing, Michael O'leary, Cheltenham Festival, Cheltenham, Brexit, McConnell

Afghanistan on top after Ireland fold for 172

Ireland's last-wicket pair of George Dockrell and Tim Murtagh put together 87 to keep them in the contest after Afghan bowlers run riot
Tags: Sport, Afghanistan, Ireland, Cricket, George Dockrell, Tim Murtagh

Ireland struggle against Afghanistan in Test

Ireland recover with a last-wicket stand of 87 between Tim Murtagh and George Dockrell but Afghanistan finish day one in India on top.
Tags: India, Afghanistan, Ireland, Cricket, George Dockrell, Tim Murtagh

Murtagh's half-century from No. 11 lifts Ireland

Murtagh and Dockrell add 87 for the tenth wicket to lift Ireland from the pits of 69 for 8
Tags: Sport, Ireland, Cricket, Murtagh, Dockrell

No joy for Ireland as Rashid, Nabi make merry

Barring Stirling's 26, Ireland's batsmen were victims of their own making on the first morning in Dehradun
Tags: Sport, Ireland, Cricket, Stirling, Rashid Nabi

Ireland bat and name five debutants for their second Test

As expected, Afghanistan were spin heavy with the good news that Rashid Khan was fit and ready to play
Tags: Sport, Afghanistan, Ireland, Cricket, Rashid Khan

Scone Memories

  A Throw Back to 2009... Since I am travelling to Ireland today I thought I would repost something 'Irish'... Scones!   School holidays are happening as I type. French Husband and Sacha went skiing. Chelsea came home with more books, binders, and notepads than laundry. She has finals and nothing else matters more than intense studies right now. My broken rib, lack of skiing skills, a daughter who needs a devoted mother to feed her, and my love of silence allowed me the avenue to stay home. I am...
Tags: Travel, France, Ireland, Chelsea, Sacha, French la Vie, Mary Kate Allison

Stephen Ward: Burnley full-back ends Republic of Ireland career after 50 caps

Republic of Ireland defender Stephen Ward announces his retirement from international football after earning 50 caps.
Tags: Football, Ireland, Republic Of Ireland, Burnley, Stephen Ward

O'Donovan closing in on Volvo China Open spot

Ireland’s Brian O'Donovan in action during the opening round of the Volvo China Open International Qualifying event in Guangzhou. Ireland’s Brian O'Donovan has a spot in May’s Volvo China Open in his sights going into the second and final round of the Guangzhou Nansha International Qualifying after opening with a three-under 67 at Nansha Golf Club. Despite carding two double bogey...
Tags: Usa, Sweden, Sport, Ireland, pga America, Golf, European Tour, Taipei, Volvo, Shenzhen, Cork, China Tour, Guangzhou, Donovan, Brian O Donovan, Volvo China Open

Ireland face Afghanistan in both nations' second-ever Test

Ireland and Afghanistan meet in the two countries' second ever Test which starts in the Indian city of Dehradun on Friday.
Tags: Afghanistan, Ireland, Cricket, Dehradun

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