Get fit in Dublin this spring

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For those interested in testing out their fitness for the summer there is certainly plenty going on to keep them active in Dublin next month. From the Dublin Duathlon to the Dublin Mountain Challenge – and a chance to watch the The Giro d’Italia in-between times for inspiration, there is every chance to give your… Read more »

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Just Who Is ‘Gentleman’ Joe Schmidt?

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He’s known as Gentleman Joe, but don’t be fooled by the soft-sounding nickname, Ireland’s new rugby coach is anything but a pushover: quite the opposite, in fact. This popular and esteemed New Zealander, with his excellent coaching reputation, is definitely a force to be feared by opposition teams in the Six Nations. Image via www.rte.ie -… Read more »

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Sporting Splendour in Ireland this March

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Keeping with our fitness theme for 2014, here at the Sandymount Hotel we’re pleased to announce that there are plenty of sporting events going on in Dublin in March. Some of these you can watch from the comfort of your armchair at home, propped up with mates at the pub or soaking up the atmosphere… Read more »

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A Sporting Start to 2014

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Calling all sports fans… you may well have chosen getting fit as one of your New Year resolutions, but if you love sport anyway, Dublin has plenty of sporting events going on in 2014 which are bound to attract large crowds of those who love to cheer on their team. Rugby Six Nations Of course,… Read more »

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The History of Lansdowne Road and The Aviva Stadium

To celebrate the upcoming rugby internationals against Australia and New Zealand as well as the appointment of Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane as the new Irish soccer management team, we at the Sandymount Hotel have put together an infographic that covers some of the more interesting facts about the sporting home of Irish rugby and… Read more »

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World’s Top 10 Major Rugby Sculptures

In celebration of the start of this year’s Heineken Cup, here at the rubgy-loving Sandymount Hotel we’ve decided to give you all a quick run-down – or maybe it’s just a reminder – of the 10 famous sculptures dotted around the world to commemorate the wonderful game – one of which just happens to be… Read more »

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The Most Memorable GAA Matches

Since the inception of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) in 1884, Gaelic Football (along with camogie and handball) has been a staple of Irish sporting culture. Despite not reaching the financial or global cultural level of international sports such as football and rugby, GAA games provide a remarkable example of thriving amateur sports; existing through… Read more »

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Hardy Souls Prepare for Dun Laoghaire Harbour Swim

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The bold and brave amongst us will no doubt have spent most of the summer getting into practice for the celebrated annual swim extravaganza in Dun Laoghaire Harbour. This year’s race is set to take place on Sunday, September 8 starting from the east pier. And, as usual there’ll be more spectators than there are swimmers… Read more »

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History of the Dublin Horse Show

Few countries on Earth are as famed for their love of all things equestrian as Ireland; a country boasting a rich culture and heritage of rearing and riding horses. Perhaps this is why Ireland boasts some of best jockeys in the world, as well as some of the most prestigious stud farms. It should come… Read more »

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