Last week I made a quick visit to Dublin for one of the more exciting events in the calendar year. Dublin International Film Festival to be exact. I saw six interesting films while I was there – all of which were foreign releases I caught up on from last year, and each from different countries… Continue reading A few days at DIFF.
(The following article is one I mostly completed last year but haven’t gotten around to posting until now… if there are any discrepancies in the context, that’ll be why. Still, I wanted to publish it here in case anyone finds interest in reading it. One can only hope.) In 2016 we saw what was branded… Continue reading On PED’s in sport.
I remember like it was yesterday; Northern Ireland’s first away win in four years in the first game of their Euro 2016 qualifying group – an unexpected 2-1 win at Hungary. That was fourteen months ago, and even with that (seemingly) one-off result none could have written the script that would play out over the… Continue reading Looking forward to Euro 2016.
Recently I was fortunate enough to attend my first full film festival, in Belfast. It was fun. Armed with my festival pass, I saw upwards of 20 films over the course of ten days, averaging out just over two per day. From a cross dressing father mourning the death of his wife, to a 26… Continue reading Belfast Film Festival: An Overview.
We’ve all endured two long, hard weeks (for some) of World Cup football by now and, as promised, it’s time for me to give you my thoughts on the knockout stage of the competition. Now, we’ve seen a few shocks so far – albeit not quite the main one I was expecting (that being Germany… Continue reading World Cup, phase 2.
With a little under two hours to go until Brazil kick off against Croatia in the first match of this generation’s Brazilian World Cup, I figure it’s a good time to polish off my thoughts on the upcoming tournament. Let’s briefly look at each group and I’ll name the teams I think are going through… Continue reading The 2014 Fifa World Cup.