Robbie’s gone, now what?

We all knew the day would come eventually. Some of us, myself included, would have thought it would have been sooner than now. I’m sure many thought the announcement would have been made at the end of the qualifying campaign the national team is about to embark on. However now we know for definite; August…

HOTD Podcast Episode 7

This week’s podcast sees the Hurlers on the Ditch pay tribute to Robbie Keane’s Ireland career  (kind of) before discussing Conor McGregor’s options, inside  and outside of UFC, following his latest win. The lads talk Mayo and that dreaded ‘chokers’ tag and hand out the prestigious HOTD Rio 2016 Awards. They finish up with this…

HOTD Podcast Episode 6

This week on the Hurlers on the Ditch podcast Phil, Graham, Kev and Dara are joined by friend of the show Kevin Dooley. The lads talk about underage success in GAA and how it translates to success at senior level, the changes seen in punditry over the last few years, and finish off with Premier…

HOTD Podcast Episode 5

The lads are back in action to discuss the upcoming Olympics, their favourite events to watch and the various doping scandals which have dogged the lead up to the Games. They also chat about the losing battle boxing is fighting to retain popularity over MMA in Ireland and most importantly; Mark Clattenburg’s new tatoos.

Irish football: The next step

What a journey it was. Whether you were over in France or jammed into a packed pub back home, it has been impossible not to be carried away by the ups and downs of the Irish team at Euro 2016. From the kick off in that first game against Sweden to the ultimately futile scramble…

“I’m the boss, I’m the gaffer”: Iceland

With Euro 2016 upon us, we have given each of our Hurlers on the Ditch team the choice of managing any of the countries who will play in France this summer. Here, we offer them the chance to explain their picks and to outline how they might lead their new team to glory in Paris.…