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Volkswagen drives on with IRFU partnership

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Volkswagen, Ireland’s top car brant and official car supplier to the IRFU this week handed over a brand new fleet of Volkswagen vehicles to the IRFU as part of their sponsorship.

VW sponsors Ray D’Arcy Show on RTÉ Radio 1

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Volkswagen is sponsoring The Ray D’Arcy Show on RTÉ Radio 1’s brand new afternoon show (between 3pm - 4.30pm), which went live last Monday.

Free cholesterol testing coming to a town near you

Are you concerned about high cholesterol? Do you know your number? Next week the Flora pro.activ Cholesterol Challenge is travelling to Mayo to offer free cholesterol checks and expert advice on diet and lifestyle.

Time to get back to the nitty gritty of the club championship

The club championship kicks off this weekend. It is a fact that the majority of teams that play this weekend believe they will be good enough to win their respective matches. However 2011 will undoubtedly cough up its fair share of surprising results. We also have sufficient proof that, on any given Sunday, the majority of teams in the county are capable of beating each other. Form in the league counts for nothing when championship comes around. We have several teams sprinkled around the county that excel in beating more fancied opponents. Our Crossmolina boys are off to Garrymore this Saturday evening to play against a team that rarely suffers in the confidence department! I am very aware of how formidable they can be in their own back yard.

Time to get back to the nitty gritty of the club championship

The club championship kicks off this weekend. It is a fact that the majority of teams that play this weekend believe they will be good enough to win their respective matches. However 2011 will undoubtedly cough up its fair share of surprising results. We also have sufficient proof that, on any given Sunday, the majority of teams in the county are capable of beating each other. Form in the league counts for nothing when championship comes around. We have several teams sprinkled around the county that excel in beating more fancied opponents. Our Crossmolina boys are off to Garrymore this Saturday evening to play against a team that rarely suffers in the confidence department! I am very aware of how formidable they can be in their own back yard.

Saw Doctors and Smyths raise €10,000 for charity

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The Top Five chart success of The Saw Doctors’ ‘Red Cortina A cappella’, has led to Smyths Toys, which sponsored the charity single, donating €10,000 to the St Vincent de Paul.

Squeak Squeak

Irish sport was dealt a severe blow this week when Micheál O Muircheartaigh retired from his vocation of enriching the Sunday afternoons of the nation. For over half a century his insightful, energetic and witty commentary on radio set the bar for GAA commentary at an impossibly high level. The alternative commentators on RTE TV simply could not compete with a man of such eloquent genius. Hence an entire generation turned down the sound on the TV and tuned into RTE Radio 1. It was a pleasure and an honour to listen to a man such as this, poetic, cultured with an innate sense of history and humanity. He became the sound of Sunday.

George Lee returns to business broadcasting

The very popular RTE radio show The Business presented by John Murray is to be taken over by newly returned RTE reporter George Lee for the Summer.

Chinese and Irish businessmen to address Midlands Conference

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Business leaders will converge on Athlone this month for a conference exploring business opportunities in China. The conference will be addressed by leading figures from business in Ireland and China.

Cork high on confidence

On the weekend of a championship match Jury’s Hotel, Croke Park is normally buzzing with animated followers of all the participating teams and last weekend was no exception. I was there early as I had overnighted in the capital and I made my way to the hotel to soak up the atmosphere hours before the game. I mingled with a number of Cork supporters chatting about the match and, to a man, they were hugely confident of their chances against Tyrone. They talked about the maturity of the team this year, the options off the bench and the aerial dominance they had at midfield. A number of them suggested that, not alone would they beat Tyrone, but that they had availed of the 7/2 on offer from most bookmakers on Cork to win the All-Ireland. After engaging them in conversation and having the crack with several of them I must admit that they had me convinced, too, that they were the team to beat this year. Jack O’Connor and Ger O’Keeffe arrived at the hotel. There was a rush of eager youngsters to Jack looking for autographs and he was as courteous as one would expect from a GAA manager, spending time chatting and encouraging all of them. Jack’s son was playing on the Kerry minor team later and he was anxious to have some food before heading across to Croker. We chatted for a while with the ever attentive hotel manager, who incidentally is a Kerryman, and had food organised for the boys. They had played golf somewhere between Kerry and Dublin on the Saturday afternoon and O’Connor was as excited as a young lad with a new toy as he described how he hammered O’Keeffe in a game of ‘skins’ (golfers will understand what I am talking about here). I suggested that a Cork victory over Tyrone wouldn’t necessarily be the result that Jack would prefer. It was widely acknowledged that the Kerry lads would have loved a crack at Tyrone in an All-Ireland this year, bearing in mind their record against the current champions. He didn’t disagree and acknowledged that if Kerry got to a final against Tyrone, his job from a motivational perspective would’ve been a lot easier.

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