Katie Taylor wins Olympic Gold – a real star

Katie Taylor with her father and coach Pete with Olympic Gold Medal

  Katie Taylor, from the seaside town of Bray just outside Dublin, started to box at the age of 11. Her Dad, Peter,  a successful Irish amateur boxer, coached her from the outset at the local boxing club. She worked hard and …

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Volvo Ocean Race Cape Town Stopover

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It is almost three years since we were in Cape Town for the last Volvo Ocean Race in November 2009. How time goes by! We were so lucky to be in Cape Town and to have a real birds eye …

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Agatha Christie Body Boards at Muizenberg – Yes, Really!

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The endless Muizenberg beach is famed for it’s body-boarding. Go there any day of the week and the locals are piling out of their jeeps and their vans, getting into their wet-suits and onto the water. There is room for …

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Richardt Strauss wins Heineken Cup medal at Leinster

Richardt Strauss receives the Heineken Man of the Match award from Pat Maher (National Events & Sponsorship Manager, Heineken Ireland) following Leinster's 17-10 quarter final victory over Leicester Tigers at the Aviva Stadium.

As Conrad Richardt Strauss picked up his Heineken Cup medal with Leinster last week, I could not help but think that it is a long way from the Cheetah’s in the Free State, South Africa to the RDS and the …

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South Africa confirmed as WGC Venue

Charl Schwartzel & Rory McIlroy

Hot on the heels of Charl Schwartzel’s victory in the US Masters as our poor Rory McIlroy collapsed and on the 50th anniversary of Gary Player’s 1st green jacket, South Africa has been announced as the venue for a new …

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Cape Argus Cycle

Cape Argus Cycle Tour

The 2011 Cape Argus Cycle Tour, generally known simply as the Argus, takes place tomorrow, April 13th. It is a huge event and the bike is certainly king in Cape Town for the weekend. Over 35,000 people come from all …

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