The Throwing Stones podcast may only be six episodes old, at time of writing, but host Jeremy Roberts has already been dubbed 'The Podfather' by Greystones RFC: the club around whose legends and revered characters - past and present - the pod is designed. Since hosting the very first instalment, released on February 25, he has spent a total of five hours and 15 minutes shooting the breeze with a variety of guests, ranging from Andy Kealy in that premiere episode, to Alex Naud in the most recent.
A Co. Wicklow woman is set to compete at the highest level of competition in ladies polo when she takes part in the Ladies Polo Open in Buenos Aires in Argentina later this year and she is seeking a sponsor to help make her sporting dream come true.
Former Greystones man Sean O'Brien will remember a Friday night in March 2021 in the Italian city of Parma for all the right reasons after he came off the bench to make his Leinster senior debut as Leo Cullen's men drove hard to a 48-31 victory over Zebre.
2012 was the biggest year for the sport of archery in Ireland. It was the same year The Hunger Games, Brave, and The Avengers were released. Legolas popped up in The Hobbit, Game of Thrones was on its second season, Arrow was on its first, and it was an Olympic year to boot.
Jay Taylor has been a fighter for most of his life. Whether that was snapping into tackles on the soccer or GAA pitch, arguing with referees when those tackles inevitably went awry, or slapping a guillotine choke on whatever hapless individual dared stand opposite him in the octagon, that warrior-like mentality is ingrained in his DNA.
There were two fine wins for Co. Wicklow trainers in recent days with Philip Rothwell celebrating after Weihnachts (9/2) won the Cavalor Equine Nutrition Handicap Steeplechase in Fairyhouse on Monday while Francis Flood was delighted to see It's Only A Number win the two-and-a-half-mile handicap chase on Thursday (4th) last in Down Royal.
In the history of cricket, three men have gone from playing for Ireland to England, or vice versa. In 2018, having previously played for England in Test cricket, Boyd Rankin swapped white for green. The Derry-native had done similarly in One Day Internationals (ODI) and Twenty20 (T20). Then there is Eoin Morgan, who started playing ODI for Ireland in 2006, before switching over to England, whom he would eventually captain, in 2009.
Much like the game of rugby, life can throw you all sorts of passes as the years go by. You can get those sweet pops you take in your stride that send you galloping into the beautiful open country of the future or you can get those wayward spills that put you in a world of trouble and bring the weight of a gnarling forward or two down on top of you and leave you wondering where it all went wrong.
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