Dubai World Cup 2015 – highlights

Hokko Tarumae,last year’s champion African Story, and perhaps pick of the bunch California Chrome were the three horses poised for victory in Dubai. African Story looked to become the first horse to defend the title and red hot favourite California Chrome was raring to go. However it was underdog, Prince Bishop ridden by William Buick that won the Dubai World Cup at the glittering Meydan Racehorse on March 28th. Prince Bishop wasn’t one of the favourites and at 8 years old it was now or never for him, all in or…

Ronaldo on the scoresheet but Suarez seals El Clasico

El Clásico is on everyone’s sporting calender, neutrals and fans alike. Their last encounter at the Santiago Bernabeau saw Real Madrid victorious in a 3 – 1 home win. This one was held at the Camp Nou and Barcelona edged it 2 – 1 courtesy of a sublime finish by Luis Suarez. El Clásico’s are too close to call a near 50/50, which is why playing at home is one of the only advantages both teams can utilise. With the La Liga race heating up Barcelona pulled…

Road to the Champions League Final… Berlin Awaits!

Olympiastadion: Host 2015 Champions League Final With the quarter finals less than a month away the road to the final is starting to take shape, Berlin awaits… Atletico Madrid face Real Madrid in a repeat of last year’s final . This is perhaps the hardest match of the round to predict, as a Madrid derby with so much at stake and Atletico looking to atone for last year’s loss, anything can happen. Juventus come up against Monaco as favourites however they should be weary. Monaco have been…

Ireland retain title in dramatic finale to 6 Nations

  Wales, England, and Ireland were neck and neck on points going into the final round of the 6 Nations. 221 points were scored in the three matches they played, in what was one of the most dramatic days since its inception in 1883. Wales demolished Italy 61 – 20 in Rome putting all the pressure on Ireland, however they responded with a massive 40 -10 victory over Scotland. This left Wales out of contention for the title with England needing to beat France by 26 points to…

Formula 1 season off to a flying start !

Hamilton finished top with Rosberg second as Mercedes are hungry for dominance in 2015. Vettel’s first race for Ferrari saw him finish third just 30 seconds off the pace behind the front two. This is set to be a great Formula 1 season after an exciting start at the Australian Grand Prix. Recently news broke out that the German GP was cut from the F1 schedule due to financial reasons. This is the first time that Germany hasn’t hosted a F1 race since 1960 and will be sorely missed for…

Half-time for the Six Nations – how it’s going so far…

Round 1: England started off their campaign with a solid performance away from home beating Wales 21–16; while it was a great job done for Ireland as they blew away Italy 26–3 in Rome. France hosted Scotland at the Stade de France earning a hard fought 15–8 win. Round 2: It was make or break for Scotland and Wales if they had any hopes of winning the championship this year. Wales sealed a 26–23 win kick starting their campaign and all but ending Scotland’s. Ford’s consistent…

Finally caught up on sleep.. our review of Superbowl 49

Superbowl 49 was to prove a historic one. It was defending champions the Seattle Seahawks versus three time winning New England Patriots. The Seahawks were looking to make it back to back Superbowl crowns after their first title in 2014. The Patriots have lifted the trophy three times but haven’t in over a decade and were looking to make amends. The stage was set in Glendale Arizona where nearly 115 million viewers in America tuned in to witness what would turn out to be an unforgettable…

Ireland host England at the Aviva

The Republic of Ireland are set to take on England in a friendly at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. The teams met at Wembley in May 2013, and there was an agreement for a return game in Dublin. The friendly will be England’s first visit to the Aviva Stadium. Last year’s fixture in London ended in a 1-1 stalemate, Shane Long headed in an early goal but was cancelled out by Frank Lampard later on. Ireland’s previous result at Wembley was positive and they will look…

Three Lions take on the Swiss at Wembley

England sit first in Group E and are looking to continue their promising EURO 2016 qualifying campaign after four wins in four. Their next opponent are the Swiss in what is set to be a tightly contested tie. Switzerland are 12th in the FIFA world rankings and England 13th highlighting the smallest of differences between the two teams. The reverse fixture in Switzerland last year saw England seal an impressive 2–0 win away from home. Playing at Wembley in front of a home crowd should…

El Clásico — In a league of its own

It’s Real Madrid CF versus FC Barcelona, it’s where time stands still and the world watches the spectacle that is ‘El Clásico’. A showcase of the worlds best players at the biggest stage sets this rivalry apart. Featuring arguably the two greatest players of this generation — 4 time Ballon d’Or winner and genius that is Lionel Messi, as well as 3 time Ballon d’Or winner and the phenomenon that is Cristiano Ronaldo are set to battle it out. The last decade has seen Spain conquer European…