From a sad loss in the GAA to a victory against the odds in Irish Rugby, and Texas running to Oscars dreaming, our round up of the sporting weekend on social media.


We have to start with the desperately sad news that Liam Kearns has died at the age of only 61.  Offaly’s senior football manager and the man who brought Tipperary to the bring of an All Ireland Final.  May he rest in peace.



Ireland’s Guinness Six Nations win over Scotland was achieved against all odds with both hookers exiting the field through injury it was left to Josh Van Der Flier to take on lineout duties, the equivalent of asking David Clifford to take a spell in goals.

Irish Gymnast Rhys McClenaghan was back on the World Cup Podium in Baku.

She belongs to Texas but she is also very much belonging to Ireland and Rhasidat Adeleke performed brilliantly throughout this college season.

The World Cup and the Olympics might do it with cars but not with a Dublin Bus as was the case bringing the match ball onto the pitch for the Bohemians home game against Shelbourne in the League of Ireland Women’s Premier Division on Saturday.

The biggest story of the weekend was about Gary Lineker and the rest of the BBC staff standing up for the right to free speech.  We write elsewhere on Sport for Business today about the story and it’s impact or relevance to Ireland but this was an interesting take from Germany about language, politics and meaning.



The big event of last night was the Oscars and we learned that sport was a central part in the formative lives of two of those nominated for Best Actor

Irish Basketball is in a very good place at the moment and while the Irish movies did brilliant to get there but couldn’t grab the silverware in Hollywood, it was a different story at the March Madness NCAA Tournament.