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Michael Recalls Being There When James Scored THAT Goal

Michael Recalls Being There When James Scored THAT Goal

January 12, 2015 at 10:15 pm Comments are Disabled

WHILE there was disappointment all around Ireland that Stephanie Roche didn’t win the FIFA Goal Of The Year earlier this evening, one Tralee man consoled himself by recalling being there when the winning goal was scored. Michael Griffin tweeted a photo of himself at the game, behind the goals, when Colombia’s […]

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Video: Mike To Auction World Cup Jersey For ‘CRY’

Video: Mike To Auction World Cup Jersey For ‘CRY’

August 11, 2014 at 3:57 pm Comments are Disabled

ONE of the stories of the World Cup in Brazil this summer locally was the adventures of Oakpark native Michael Griffin. Mike got a stellar line-up of professional footballers past and present to sign a Na Gaeil GAA shirt with the plan to auction it off  for charity at a […]

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Micheal Griffin with the signed Na Gaeil jersey he brought back from the World Cup in Brazil. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Interview: The Story Of How Mike Griffin Got That Star-Studded Jersey

July 21, 2014 at 6:01 pm Comments are Disabled

Gavin O’Connor catches up with the Mike Griffin who is home after his incredible experience at the World Cup in Rio ONE of the most memorable Irish stories of the World Cup was the adventures of Oakpark native, teacher and Na Gaeil player Michael Griffin who made football fans green with […]

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Wow! Mike Gets World Cup Winner Ozil To Sign His Na Gaeil Shirt

Wow! Mike Gets World Cup Winner Ozil To Sign His Na Gaeil Shirt

July 14, 2014 at 10:49 am 1 comment

Click on above ad for more SO Mike Griffin had a good time in Rio last night. The Na Gaeil man had a ticket for the World Cup final and saw Mario Götze – who played in Listowel in an U16 international for Germany against Ireland back in April 2008 […]

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World Cup Betting Tips: Goals Galore In A Pointless Match

World Cup Betting Tips: Goals Galore In A Pointless Match

July 12, 2014 at 12:23 pm Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad for more TODAY we have what is pretty much an embarrassment of a match; no one likes coming second in football never mind third, but FIFA must squeeze every last coin out of the World Cup so here we are. Brazil v Netherlands It’s probably not too hyperbolic […]

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World Cup Betting Tips: Argentina To Sink The Netherlands

World Cup Betting Tips: Argentina To Sink The Netherlands

July 9, 2014 at 9:31 am Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad for more WELL who saw that coming last night? We did tip Muller to score the first goal at 7/1 but not the humiliation that followed. In the second semi-final of the World Cup, the Netherlands will face Argentina for a chance to play Germany for the […]

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World Cup Betting Tips: Double Dutch And Argentina After Penalties

World Cup Betting Tips: Double Dutch And Argentina After Penalties

July 5, 2014 at 10:53 am Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad for more THE last two teams in the semi finals will be decided today. First up it’s Argentina v Belgium which will be followed by the Netherlands v Costa Rica Argentina v Belgium  It’s fairly safe to say that without the influence of Messi the Argies […]

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World Cup Betting Tips: French To Fry Germans And Hosts To Scrape Through

World Cup Betting Tips: French To Fry Germans And Hosts To Scrape Through

July 4, 2014 at 9:32 am Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad for more NO doubt with your car washed, shed cleaned and any other loose ends tied up over the last two days (TWO DAYS!) of no football, we’ve finally reached the business end of one of the most hotly contested World Cups in living memory. Six or […]

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Micheal Griffin rocking the Green and Gold with Spanish fans in Rio.

Griffinwatch: Mike’s World Cup Adventure Continues in Brazil

July 2, 2014 at 12:50 pm Comments are Disabled

AS you’re all probably aware, Na Gaeil player Micheal Griffin has spent the last month at the World Cup in Rio mixing with football royalty. Micheal’s aim is to get enough autographs of football stars as possible on a Na Gaeil GAA jersey he brought over especially so he can auction the shirt […]

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World Cup Tips: Europe To Win Battle Of The Continents

World Cup Tips: Europe To Win Battle Of The Continents

June 30, 2014 at 1:06 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Netherlands and Costa Rica booked their places in the quarter finals last night. The two games today, on the outset, may look like foregone conclusions, but as this World Cup has shown, anything is possible. France v Nigeria 5pm France began the competition in rather low key circumstances, but […]

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World Cup Betting Tips: Dutch Courage To Come Through

World Cup Betting Tips: Dutch Courage To Come Through

June 29, 2014 at 11:02 am Comments are Disabled

Click above ad for more WELL last night worked out well! David Luiz  and James Rodriguez both scored at 12/1 and 2/1 respectively, so you would have pocketed a nice few bob if you followed our tips. Anyway, after last night’s South American dramafest, it’s time for Europe to do battle […]

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World Cup Betting Tips: Columbia To Sour Uruguayans Even More

World Cup Betting Tips: Columbia To Sour Uruguayans Even More

June 28, 2014 at 8:37 am Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad for more NO doubt many a soccer-lover follower wandered the streets yesterday feeling dazed and confused wondering what to do with themselves during the first football-less day in two weeks. Now we’re back up and running and as Celine Dion once said “things are getting see-ree-us”. First up […]

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World Cup Tips: Swiss And Nigerians To Go Through

World Cup Tips: Swiss And Nigerians To Go Through

June 25, 2014 at 9:22 am Comments are Disabled

ALL spots have yet to be decided in today’s games but only Argentina are guaranteed of a place in the next round. Mind you, it would take a massive swing in goal difference to oust France. Nigeria v Argentina 5pm The west Africans were dire in their opening round match against Iran, […]

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World Cup Tips: Will Suarez Continue His Blitz?

World Cup Tips: Will Suarez Continue His Blitz?

June 24, 2014 at 11:02 am 1 comment

It’s the final round of matches in Groups B and C with only two more spots available to make it through to the knockout stages. The game of the day is Italy v Uruguay while England play Costa Rica. It’s Greece v Ivory coast later and Japan v Columbia.  Italy […]

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World Cup Tips: Aussies Good Value And Croatia To Advance

World Cup Tips: Aussies Good Value And Croatia To Advance

June 23, 2014 at 4:01 pm Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad for more WHAT an incredible weekend of shocks we had – which put paid to all of our predictions! Portugal scuppered the only shock we actually predicted in the dying seconds against the US. We just can’t catch a break. Today it’s the beginning of the end of […]

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World Cup tips: Team USA To Topple Portuguese

World Cup tips: Team USA To Topple Portuguese

June 22, 2014 at 10:15 am Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad for more FIRST up today it’s Belgium v Russia, followed by South Korea v Algeria and finally the USA v Portugal. Belgium v Russia Belgium were put to the test by Algeria in the opening round match, but eventually they showed their class and pulled through. Russia […]

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World Cup Tips: The Argies To Messi Iran

World Cup Tips: The Argies To Messi Iran

June 21, 2014 at 10:09 am Comments are Disabled

FIRST up today it’s Argentina v Iran, followed by Germany who take on Ghana, then rounding off another football-filled day its Nigeria v Bosnia Herzegovina. Argentina v Iran For those of us who sat through the Iran v Nigeria game, there palpable feeling that both sides must pay for their crimes […]

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World Cup Tips: No Sweat For Azzurri And The Swiss To Frustrate

World Cup Tips: No Sweat For Azzurri And The Swiss To Frustrate

June 20, 2014 at 9:38 am Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad for more ALMOST half way through the group stage and a few countries have already bit the dust. Today Italy will look to cement their position in Group D against Costa Rica, then it will be a derby (of sorts) between France and the Swiss, followed by […]

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World Cup Tips: Enlightened England To March On

World Cup Tips: Enlightened England To March On

June 19, 2014 at 9:33 am Comments are Disabled

WE’RE exactly a week into the World Cup and we’re in danger of taking this constant football lark for granted. We predict a serious comedown as soon as the group stage finishes. Today it’s Columbia v Ivory Coast, followed by those ‘brave lions’ England v Uruguay, then Japan v Greece. Columbia v […]

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World Cup Tips: Dutch Gold Again And Spain To Bounce Back

World Cup Tips: Dutch Gold Again And Spain To Bounce Back

June 18, 2014 at 9:29 am Comments are Disabled

Click on ad for more DID you follow our tips yesterday and catch Belgium winning 2-1 at 7/1? Oh well. Today sees a do or die game for Spain, Australia face the rampant Dutch and Croatia will hope to bounce back against a Cameroon side who failed to impress against Mexico. […]

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World Cup Tips: Will The Belgians Choke On The Big Stage?

World Cup Tips: Will The Belgians Choke On The Big Stage?

June 17, 2014 at 10:17 am Comments are Disabled

  TODAY we’ll see how well the warmly fancied Belgians handle the hype for the first time in the competition. This is followed by Brazil v Mexico who will be the first sides to play their second games. In the late kick off Russia and South Korea will be the […]

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World Cup Tips: Will Ronaldo Be Ready? And The ‘Black Stars’ To Shine

World Cup Tips: Will Ronaldo Be Ready? And The ‘Black Stars’ To Shine

June 16, 2014 at 2:49 pm Comments are Disabled

IT’s day 6 of the World Cup and now with the competition really in full swing the games are coming thick and fast. We’ve got one of the ties of the group stages to look forward to with Germany facing Portugal, that’s followed by Iran v Nigeria in Curitiba and then […]

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World Cup Tips: French Fancy And An Argentinian Walkover On The Cards

World Cup Tips: French Fancy And An Argentinian Walkover On The Cards

June 15, 2014 at 11:52 am Comments are Disabled

Not a good day for our tips on Saturday. We were right about Colombia beating Greece – though not about the score – but Uruguay’s shock defeat and England succumbing to Italian guile left us with a beaten docket. We’ll have better luck today though… hopefully. Switzerland V Ecuador 5pm Ottmar Hitzfeld’s […]

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Micheal Griffin, from Oakpark was having the time of his life in Rio at the World Cup.

VIDEO: Michael’s In Soccer Legend Heaven In Rio

June 14, 2014 at 10:21 am Comments are Disabled

ON Monday we featured a video of Tralee man and Na Gaeil player Micheal Griffin speaking with former Liverpool FC striker Dirk Kuyt on a Brazilian beach. Well he has upped his game spectacularly since then! Michael has been bumping shoulders and snapping pictures with the stars of football, one of […]

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World Cup Tips: Don’t Expect A Goalfest This Saturday

World Cup Tips: Don’t Expect A Goalfest This Saturday

June 14, 2014 at 10:16 am Comments are Disabled

  WELL yesterday went alright for our tips as two out of three of them came good, especially Perelta for Mexico whom we tipped as 9/1 for first goalscorer. Chile also came up trumps for us but we didn’t foresee the Dutch thrashing  the Spanish. Who did? Anyway, today is the day when […]

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World Cup: Our Friday World Cup Betting Tips

World Cup: Our Friday World Cup Betting Tips

June 13, 2014 at 5:02 pm Comments are Disabled

THREE games today kicking it all off will be Mexico v Cameroon in Group A, followed by the big one in Group A, a rematch of the 2010 final between Spain v Holland and rounding off a decent night of football will be Chile v Australia Mexico v Cameroon 5pm […]

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Ten ‘Expert’ Betting Tips For The World Cup

Ten ‘Expert’ Betting Tips For The World Cup

June 12, 2014 at 5:44 pm Comments are Disabled

THE World Cup is here and no doubt many of you have been stroking your chins wondering how can you make a bit of money out of it. Never fear because the ‘expert’ tipsters at Traleetoday.ie have the bets of the competition. 1. England not to qualify out of their group 6/4. Our nearest […]

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Brendan Culloty of Hugh Culloty Expert, The Mall with a Panasonic 50'' Smart TV. Photo by Dermot Crean

TV Dealers Fail To Score Big For World Cup

June 12, 2014 at 9:43 am Comments are Disabled

  Click on above ad for more WHILE most sports fans are salivating at the prospect of a month of football on the box, the explosion of TV sales never materialised this year according to local and national retailers. The World Cup normally signals a rush to get the biggest, flattest and […]

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