LEARNED THIS WEEK
The HSE launches a new advertising campaign to encourage young people to use contraception and the tagline reads 'Johnny's Got You Covered'. Johnny wears a yellow track suit and plays the ukelele...whatever it takes, to get the message across.
Black Caviar, the Australian sprinting superstar mare, wins her 22nd consecutive race at Ascot by a head, on her debut appearance overseas. Ridden by Luke Nolen, she won the Diamond Jubilee Stakes. How we love champions.
England has another penalty shootout nightmare to add to its list as Ashley Cole and Ashley Young join Southgate, Batty, Waddle etc. The moment of the European Championships for me so far was Italian Pirlo's penalty, which he chipped over goalkeeper Joe Hart when the odds were stacked against his side. Thankfully we get to see the midfield wizard perform again in this competition.
Robbie Keane dedicates his LA Galaxy goal to James Nolan, the Blessington student who tragically drowned in Poland last week - a touching tribute from the Irish captain.
Revenge, the show heaped with the responsibility to replace Desperate Housewives begins on Tuesday nights on RTE Two. Imagine Falcon Crest meets Murder She Wrote (minus Jessica) meets Beverly Hills 90210, and you might begin to understand. Complete nonsense, but I'm all in.