1. Ireland Hopes to Bring Home Gold in Boxing

    The Beijing Workers' Indoor Arena was built in 1961 to host the world table tennis championships, and after a two-year renovation for Olympic boxing it can cope with earthquakes registering up to eight on the Richter scale...

    Andrew Barry Written by Andrew Barry about 6 years ago 299 reads 0 comments

  2. Padraig Harrington Is Ireland's Greatest Sportsman

    We gave our football team an open top bus parade after USA 94, we celebrated Michelle Smith after four golds in Atlanta (all of which were stripped) but Padraig Harrington is unlikely to appear in Dublin City upon a bus any time soon...

    Andrew Barry Written by Andrew Barry about 6 years ago 404 reads 3 comments

  3. Drogheda United Come So Close To Toppling Dynamo Kiev

    SHANE ROBINSON came within the width of a post of putting Drogheda United into the third qualifying round of the Champions League in Kiev last night in what would have been the biggest victory by a League of Ireland side in their 51 years in Europe...

    Andrew Barry Written by Andrew Barry about 6 years ago 363 reads 1 comments

  4. Billionaire With TWICE Roman Abramovich's Fortune Linked To Newcastle United

    The name of Anil Ambani had many Toon fans including myself reaching for the computer to search google and wikipedia about the man. Either would have told you he is the sixth richest man in the world with a fortune of 21 billion...

    Andrew Barry Written by Andrew Barry about 6 years ago 927 reads 4 comments

  5. Joey Barton Needs Help Not Punishment After Release From Prison

    Joey Barton’s story is tragic—a promising and talented footballer who has made bad decisions, decisions that have now brought him to a crossroads in his life...

    Andrew Barry Written by Andrew Barry about 6 years ago 311 reads 6 comments

  6. Jaded Roger Federer Slams Down to Earth, Possibly to No. 2

    When Roger Federer's five-year Wimbledon reign was ended by Rafael Nadal last month, tennis pundits began speculating whether his No. 1 ranking would be next to go. Some said Federer would hang on until the end of the year...

    Andrew Barry Written by Andrew Barry about 6 years ago 804 reads 3 comments

  7. Did I Miss Something, Since When Are Spurs Attractive?

    David Bentley and Andrei Arshavin are set to join Luka Modric at White Hart Lane and I have to wonder, since when are Spurs big? Don't get me wrong I like Spurs and love their style ...

    Andrew Barry Written by Andrew Barry about 6 years ago 389 reads 2 comments

  8. In the Premier League Who Holds The Best Hand?

    Think of football as a game of cards, you need a great pair most of the time to achieve your goal. Now think of pairs as strikers and these are the rare breed many clubs strive to team up and gun for glory...

    Andrew Barry Written by Andrew Barry about 6 years ago 703 reads 21 comments

  9. Padraig Harrington Wins Back-to-Back Opens, Thanks To Sergio Garcia

    Padraig Harrington has two British Open titles, and it all started with a miss. But it wasn't his. The morning after he defended his title at Royal Birkdale, the Irishman already was looking ahead...

    Andrew Barry Written by Andrew Barry about 6 years ago 1,371 reads 2 comments

  10. Andy Roddick Must Seize His Chance at the U.S. Open

    A-Rod has an unbelievable chance to claim the second Grand Slam of his career. The 2008 US Open is, in my opinion, there for the taking. Roddick already has a key advantage over Federer, Nadal, Djokovic and Co...

    Andrew Barry Written by Andrew Barry about 6 years ago 500 reads 6 comments

  11. Shay Given is the EPL's Best Goalkeeper

    Call me biased because I'm a Newcastle United fan, but the fact that I'm a Geordie and proud might actually help me in my clarity of this statement. I believe Shay Given is the best keeper in the Premier League...

    Andrew Barry Written by Andrew Barry about 6 years ago 1,335 reads 7 comments

  12. Newcastle Thump Hartlepool 4-1 As Damien Duff Grabs A Hat-Trick

    Newcastle United began their pre-season with a resounding 4-1 victory over neighbours Hartlepool. The match was marked by the return to form by Irish winger Damien Duff...

    Andrew Barry Written by Andrew Barry about 6 years ago 336 reads 0 comments

  13. Sam Allardyce Had to Go

    Sam Allardyce was sacked from Newcastle on January 9, yet many observers don't actually seem to know why "Big" Sam was given the boot. These are the reasons why...

    Andrew Barry Written by Andrew Barry about 6 years ago 390 reads 9 comments

  14. Are Newcastle United A Big Club?

    If you listen to opposition fans and the British tabloids, the answer is no. However I'm going to underline reasons as to why Newcastle are not a big club at all. Forget whatever you thought about Newcastle being one of the Premier League's big clubs...

    Andrew Barry Written by Andrew Barry about 6 years ago 1,944 reads 28 comments

  15. Transfer Saga's of 2008

    There are a sick amount of transfer saga's going on this summer. From Ronaldo to Ronaldinho, from Adebayor to Arshavin and from Barry to Lampard...

    Andrew Barry Written by Andrew Barry about 6 years ago 696 reads 6 comments

  16. What Does The Season Hold For... Liverpool?

    Liverpool have been nearly men in the Premier League under Rafa Benitez failing to seriously challenge for the title Reds fans are desperate to win above any other one...

    Andrew Barry Written by Andrew Barry about 6 years ago 720 reads 9 comments

  17. Marseille Fans Launch Sensational Bid For Drogba

    Didier Drogba's ex-club Olympique Marseille's fans have launched a sensational bid for their old hitman. Chelsea's asking price is set at about £22 million and the fans have a long way to go to raise the funds...

    Andrew Barry Written by Andrew Barry about 6 years ago 202 reads 4 comments

  18. Barcelona Revolution Points The Way To A New Era

    If you have had the time to look at this summers many high profile transfer deals, you will notice one thing. Most either involve arrivals or departures at the Nou Camp as Barca gear up for the new season...

    Andrew Barry Written by Andrew Barry about 6 years ago 677 reads 10 comments

  19. Andrei Arshavin: Over rated and Over Priced?

    Zenit St. Petersburg starlet Andrei Arshavin has been told the only way out of Russia is a massive £24 million offer. However, Barcelona's recent bid stands at £12 million...

    Andrew Barry Written by Andrew Barry about 6 years ago 586 reads 17 comments

  20. The Passion Of The Game Personified In Underage Football

    Football is a game where passion prevails—skill is only a supplement. Without wearing your heart on your sleeve and going the distance for a mate, it's worthless. That is the truth...

    Andrew Barry Written by Andrew Barry about 6 years ago 602 reads 6 comments

  21. France and L'Equipe Stunned at Raymond Domenech's Survival

    I'm just back from my holiday in Toulouse, and while there, I became a regular buyer of the newspaper L'Equipe. For those who don't know, L'Equipe is a 24-page sport newspaper published every day...

    Andrew Barry Written by Andrew Barry about 6 years ago 400 reads 0 comments

  22. The Premiership Or La Liga?

    So the debate initially sparked by Ronaldo's desire to leave United, returns. Man Utd or Real Madrid but essentially this is the Premier League v La Liga...

    Andrew Barry Written by Andrew Barry about 6 years ago 1,232 reads 15 comments

  23. Euro 2008 via My PS3: Round 7

    The Group of Death returns for the virtual second round of group fixtures with France and Italy in the driving seat after victories over Romania and Holland respectively...

    Andrew Barry Written by Andrew Barry about 6 years ago 344 reads 3 comments

  24. Transfer News: Cristiano Ronaldo Is a Coward

    One of the longest running transfer sagas of 2008 is set to end in the next fortnight with Cristiano Ronaldo set to demand a transfer. This will set up a world record bid from Spanish giants Real Madrid...

    Andrew Barry Written by Andrew Barry about 6 years ago 1,991 reads 17 comments

  25. Euro 2008 via My PS3: Round 6

    After yesterday's Euro snooze fest, today see's the return of Group B. After this series drew some criticism yesterday for a lack of realism, the author would like to point out he is attempting ...

    Andrew Barry Written by Andrew Barry about 6 years ago 610 reads 5 comments