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19 Feb 19
ANTLER SOUL

A title for this, yes? It would say one thing, but this is a letter of yearning. I am almost certain that in another lifetime I spent my free time composing lovelorn letters to faceless lovers filled with such yearning for a love that we had or a love that we lost that whomever read […]

19 Feb 19
off.the.twig

2018 What is something important that you learned in 2018? What was the single best thing that happened this past year? I will have to say that it was the amazingly strange dinner that Jason and I had in Eugene, where everything that they had left to eat and drink was good and the building […]

18 Feb 19
High Velocity Sport

Declan Rice: Is West Ham midfielder ready for England after Republic of Ireland switch? https://bbc.in/2BHtjkG Rice played in three friendlies for Republic of Ireland against Turkey, France and the United States last year West Ham midfielder Declan Rice pledged his international future to England last week – a controversial move after he had already won […]

18 Feb 19
Raising J

Day one of half term has been a bit of a mixed bag. J woke up beside me about 6:30am and was really happy. I am full of cold and feel rough which isn’t great while J is off school. He got up and was having a sofa cuddle with the dog when I got […]

18 Feb 19
Resonant Exile

Isabell had always set the wants of others above her own. Her wellbeing the likeness of a dust covered oak trunk, laying forgotten beneath the high shelf where she placed the polished needs of the people around her. The type who would cut herself on the shards as she picked up the parts of a […]

18 Feb 19
The Avengers Compound

Can We Keep Her? – A Stucky Fanfic Series MasterlistPREVIOUS // Buy me a ☕ Character Pairing:  Steve Rogers x Bucky Barnes x F!Reader Word Count:  2115 Warnings:   smut (Bi MMF, oral sex, rimming, double penetration, vaginal and anal). Synopsis: After an accident outside the Avengers Tower Bucky and Steve take you in to patch you up. What follows […]

18 Feb 19
The Irish Sun
IT is not uncommon for a team to leave Nowlan Park with their tails between their legs. But rarely is that team Kilkenny. Limerick had nine points to spare against Brian Cody’s side And legendary Cats boss Brian Cody had to bluntly admit: “We were playing the best team in the country.” In the second minute of injury-time, and nine points up, packs of Limerick players were still hunting down Kilkenny men, suffocating and isolating the man in possession. When referee Fergal Horgan awarded a free out for the entrenched Kilkenny defender, the Limerick players and their management team on the sideline reacted incredulously to the decision. If there are fears the Treaty County might lack hunger this season, that injury-time cameo in a game that was long over as a contest indicates otherwise. Shane Dowling celebrates his goal against the Cats Limerick boss John Kiely said: “All credit goes to the players. A lot of them went two or three months without hurls in their hands, which was nice for them. “They’re young of course so the freshness is there. If it wasn’t there after one season it would be a concern. “They’re working hard and enjoying their hurling. But it’s early doors, it’s only February 17th. “It was a very good performance. Conditions were very windy in the second half — it made it very difficult but all told we are happy with the performance. “I was happy with a few lads who hadn’t that much game-time. They came in today and got a good bit of game-time, Robbie Hanley, Paddy O’Loughlin. Another game for Conor Boylan. It’s another step. “Just before half-time was a key phase in the game. “The goals came close to half-time so it was hard for them to respond and our lads took the game by the scruff of the neck early in the second half. “We ran the ball well, with plenty of support runners. It probably suited us playing against the wind. “Overall a good team ethic and a good team effort from everyone.” None more so than Tom Condon, who made a huge statement with a man of the match display at corner-back. The Knockaderry clubman did a fine man-marking job on John Donnelly — holding him to a single point — while he also swept up a huge amount of ball that dropped in around the Limerick full-back line. Players from both sides tussle for possession during the Division 1A clash But it was his surging runs out of defence that really stood out — Condon clipping over a mammoth point from his own 65 metre line midway through the first half. On another venture forward soon after he set up Conor Boylan for a point, immediately turned on his heels to resume his defensive duties and actually caught the resulting puck-out. Kiely said: “Tom really stepped up to the plate. He has an opportunity with Mike Casey injured. “It was nice for him to captain the team today. He’s been injured quite a bit but he always brings huge leadership qualities.” Aaron Gillane displayed all of his attacking qualities, while Shane Dowling was regularly threatening to create goal chances. The same could not be said about the other end of the field, where Kilkenny’s goal threat never really materialised — their closest effort was a 69th-minute free from Richie Leahy that was saved. Kilkenny boss Cody admitted: “We would prefer to have had a few goal chances and that’s something we would like to see improved. “We missed a fair few chances, simple scoring opportunities. “We set a very good tone from the start. I’m not trying to make it sound better for ourselves than it is — I could go away thinking, ‘this is crazy, this is shocking,’ but it’s not. “It’s February. We were playing the best team in the country. There’s plenty to learn from it.” Kilkenny are currently without their Ballyhale contingent — including TJ Reid and Colin Fennelly — while there was no Richie Hogan (back) and Cillian Buckley (knee) yesterday either. But then Limerick started without six of the team that lined out in the All-Ireland final win over Galway. John Kiely is not getting carried after three wins from three The Treaty have won their opening three games but Kiely says that does not mean he will be experimenting heavily in their remaining fixtures before the knockout stages. He said: “We’ll be true to what we’ve been doing. Changes will come but they will be subtle because we have to give every fella a fair chance to fit into the system. “Making too many changes wouldn’t reflect that. “We’ll lose Paddy O’Loughlin and Aaron Gillane for a couple of weeks now — they have the Fitzgibbon Cup final next weekend. It will give others lads an opportunity.” Kilkenny face Tipperary next weekend and Cody feels his men were in touching distance of Limerick yesterday until their two-goal blitz before half-time. He said: “It was very competitive, nothing in it and then the two goals set them up and that was it really. That was the difference. “We fought back again until the end. There was lots of good things about our performance but the scoreboard is the scoreboard, the scoreboard doesn’t lie. “At the same time, there was plenty of positives as well. [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ SPORT” posts_category=”0″ posts_number=”12″ query_type=”popular” /] “Limerick are a very good team. They have developed their game very well. They’re All-Ireland champions and they’ve obviously moved on again from that. “This is their third match of the league, they’ve been impressive and got better in all their matches. “The next day we have Tipperary. Seriously tough matches, that’s what they are. That’s fine. That’s a good thing to be getting.”
18 Feb 19
Sufficient Living

Is The World Ending (Part 2) These last two days…I think days…I can't be sure. The sun hasn't risen, there's no indication whatsoever of the passage of time. So these last two days, give or take, have been painful. I've found myself imagining that this must be what prisoners feel. The boredom is bad, but […]

18 Feb 19

The SHOWDOWN Blood In The Gears Solid State Records 2010 The Showdown’s fourth full-length release takes the freaking heavy METAL of the previous Backbreaker album and continues pummeling everything that gets in their way with a heavy, brutal, melodic and slightly Southern-fried style that, I think keeps ’em sounding unique in an American metal scene […]

18 Feb 19
Scruff & Steph

This potato salad is an easy and delicious side dish. It is fully loaded with bacon, eggs and mayonnaise to create this amazing and crowd pleasing salad. This recipe is great for a weekend BBQ with your mates or with your family when pub food is on the dinner table. Most times when I think […]

17 Feb 19
A Day In The Sim Life

Scott “Liberty have you been out here all night?” Travis asked. “Yeah It’s almost done just a few quick adjustments and it should be ready to go!” Liberty spoke distractedly as she tinkered away “To go where exactly?” Travis looked up and down the structure was huge. “Exploring of course!” Liberty laughed. “Shouldn’t we be […]

17 Feb 19
Krixwell Liveblogs

Source material: Worm, Interlude 11b Originally blogged: March 16, 2018

17 Feb 19
Transmundane Press

“Okay, Mary. Are you comfortable?” Dr. Ruebal asks, a ring of cigarette smoke circling his head, reminding her of one of those ciggy ads in the McClure’s magazine. The doctor’s unkempt appearance is nothing like those dapper gentlemen. His hair is greasy and disheveled from his tar-stained fingers combing through it every few minutes. She […]

17 Feb 19
Future Greyhound

Sunday 17th February With the Golden Jacket, Peter Bussey, Winter Derby & Easter Cup over in Ireland it’s going to be a busy few weeks for the Future Greyhound Antepost Blog with the roadshow moving onto Central Park this evening (Live on RPGTV) for the Springbok. Central Park (or Sittingbourne to the purists) would have […]