Andorra 1 versus Republic of Ireland 4. Match Report

The Republic of Ireland have won their first soccer match in the 2020s with a 4-1 win against Andorra yesterday. The first half was a bit of a non-event with a very slow and lethargic performance from Ireland, with the ultimate indicator of this fact was no-one had a shot of target. Ireland, however createdContinue reading “Andorra 1 versus Republic of Ireland 4. Match Report”

Andorra versus Republic of Ireland.

Ireland are playing away to Andorra on 3rd June 2021 at 5:00 pm. The 2020s has so far has being an awful decade for Irish soccer, with a winless running stretching nearly two years, as well as off the pitch scandals involving the Football Association of Ireland. Ireland are still about 47th according to FIFA’sContinue reading “Andorra versus Republic of Ireland.”

Europa League Final 2021.

Villarreal 1 Manchester United 1 (11-10 on penalties). Villarreal have won their first European trophy and major honour last night in the Europa League final 2021 after a penalty shootout win against Manchester United in Gdansk. The first half was mostly controlled by United, but no clear cut chances were created in the first half.Continue reading “Europa League Final 2021.”

Europa League Final Preview. Manchester United versus Villarreal.

Manchester United Route to final. Manchester were knocked out of the Champions League in a disappointing fashion, this season, putting themselves in a great position, after winning their opening three group matches. Manchester United subsequently lost their last three matches, against Istanbul, PSG and RB Leipzig. Whilst having a difficult group, this was a poorContinue reading “Europa League Final Preview. Manchester United versus Villarreal.”

Ringmahon Castle

Ringmahon Castle is located on the grounds of the Ringmahon House. Richard Henchion in his book East to Mahon (Dahadore publications 2005) stated that this structure has appeared on a map of Mahon in the 1660’s. While the tower is attributed to the old Gaelic clan of the O’Mahonys’, Henchion suggests that it was probably constructed by the Coppinger familyContinue reading “Ringmahon Castle”

Jimmy Bruen, Castlemahon’s golfing legend.

8th May 2020 was the 100th anniversary of the birth of Jimmy Bruen. Jimmy, who was born in Belfast, lived at Castlemahon House, off the Castle Road, Blackrock after his marriage to Eleanor (Nell) Cremin in 1943 (he died aged just 51 on 3rd May 1972). The Bruens had six children and Nell is nowContinue reading “Jimmy Bruen, Castlemahon’s golfing legend.”

Joe McHugh Park

Joe McHugh Park is located on the northern rim of the Mahon Peninsula, alongside the Douglas Estuary.  The park is on land, that once formed part of the great Crawford Lakelands Estate. The Crawford’s were a very wealthy family in Cork in the late 18th and 19th century. (The Crawford family name today can be foundContinue reading “Joe McHugh Park”

Cork Hurling Legend Says to Pull Together During This Crisis.

Blackrock and Cork Hurling Legend, says we have to all pull together, during this crisis. Blackrock and Cork Hurling Legend, Jimmy Brohan is glad his cocooning is nearly over and he hopes to get out again for some exercise along Lough Mahon. As a regular walker on the nearby shoreline, he can’t wait to resumeContinue reading “Cork Hurling Legend Says to Pull Together During This Crisis.”

A trip back in time to Mahon in 1982.

The beginnings of the development of the present Mahon community are looked at in this RTE documentary by Pat Butler.  The RTE programme was originally screened on 24th March 1982, all of 38 years ago. The documentary is mainly based on construction work in the Ferney area in Ringmahon.  The documentary, includes rare footage of theContinue reading “A trip back in time to Mahon in 1982.”

The Atlantic Pond: a Nearby Oasis of Wildlife.

The Atlantic Pond is an artificially made, lake alongside the Marina.  The pond is reached by a short walk from Blackock village or from the old railway line and also from Ballintemple village, and it is always worth a stroll around. The pond has fantastic biodiversity; including mallard ducks, swans, herons, moor hens, and egrets.Continue reading “The Atlantic Pond: a Nearby Oasis of Wildlife.”