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The Irish and Lions rugby legend Paul Wallace chats this week on The Travel Tales with Fergal podcast about the mystique of Lions rugby tours, whether this year’s tour to South Africa should go ahead, and his favourite countries to tour including Japan, Australia, New Zealand, and that famous 1997 Lions tour to South Africa. Listen to the podcast below or continue reading.
Pressure is mounting on Connacht this weekend, and it is all about a PRO14 win to arrest their current slump at home this season.
Good news, and bad for Connacht representation on this year's Six Nations rugby squad.
Nothing beats New Year cheer, and Connacht delivered a bucket load in one 80 minute performance on Saturday. That it came in the RDS against Leinster is all the more special.
I hope that no other girl who goes on to play football or camogie or soccer or whatever sport for her club, her parish, her county, her country is ever made feel the way that the Galway ladies team felt when they made their way down from Dublin last Sunday evening. On Sunday morning last when I heard that this talented Galway team, the second best in Ireland last year, top top athletes, were being asked to make a mad dash from one place to another to play a game of such importance at a time earlier than they expected, I felt it was utter madness and would end in frustration.
With the Premier League season more that 25 per cent complete, the runners and riders for this year's title are starting to pull away from the chasing pack. Spurs and Chelsea underlined their credentials as champions Liverpool's biggest challengers with comfortable victories over Arsenal and Leeds respectively. Leicester kept in touch with a last gasp winner against bottom side Leicester City and the much maligned Man United moved within five points of the summit with a come from behind win at West Ham.
Galway hockey clubs are up in arms over the proposed loss of a playing pitch in Oranmore, which is used by players throughout the county.
Athlone Town Mayor has afforded special tribute to former Republic of Ireland international football manager and much revered sporting icon, Jack Charlton who died on Friday last.
Jack Charlton made his England debut in 1965 at the age of 30 and the following year he won the World Cup with England at Wembley.
By Linley MacKenzie