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Start Your Night Off Right With Six Inspirational Sporting Speeches.

Start Your Night Off Right With Six Inspirational Sporting Speeches.
PJ Browne
By PJ Browne
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Good evening Ireland, and that’s an order. Jameson and Balls.ie have teamed up in pursuit of a great night out. So if you have no plans, read on…

The night is young and so are we, to get you in the mood for what has the potential to be a bloody great night, we have the Balls.ie shortlist of the greatest speeches in sport, it will have you raring to go in jig time.

Paídi O Pacino

Everyone knows the Al Pacino 'inches' speech from Any Given Sunday, you might be less aware of the speech which Paidi O Se gave to the Westmeath footballers during the 'Marooned' documentary.

One genius decided the two of these needed to be mashed together, the result is probably better than the original and can surely help inspire you in the pursuit of a the endless possibilities a night like tonight could have.

Ray Lewis to the Stanford basketball team

Former Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis talks to the Stanford basketball team before an NIT game, a classic case where someone else can help you unlock your own potential, after listening to this you are sure to settle for nothing short of the best night of your life.

Wins and losses come a dime a dozen but effort, nobody can judge effort. Cos effort is between you and you. Effort ain't got nothing to do with nobody else.


Yul Brenner - "I see pride, I see power."

From everybody's favourite film about Jamaican bobsledders - Yul Brenner tells Junior Bevil that he sees pride and power in him. The classic storyline of those in pursuit of what they might achieve against all the odds, a great watch with a great lesson.

Matthew McConaughey

Last month, the Texas Longhorns college football team got actor Matthew McConaughey to give a talk. McConaughey asked the players to look within themselves to find out what is their motivation for playing the game. He also said that he found he did his best work when he pushed himself even further than he thought he was capable. We've all borne witness to the McConnaisance over the last two years, from a dude who had 'shirtless' written into each and every film contract to an Oscar-winning star performer that no one saw coming, he clearly saw his own potential was greater than the rest of us, and decided to pursue it as hard as he could.

There's learning for us all there – take it with you as head out on the town tonight.

If everyone's laid their head on their pillow at the end of the night and said I did everything that I could today, it's a lot easier to play for the guy next to you.


Remember the Titans

Coach Bill Yoast (Will Patton) gets his charges psyched during Remember the Titans. You'll find it hard not to be psyched up for tonight's trip out on the town, all about the passion and pursuit of making the night as memorable as possible.

Make sure that they remember forever the night that they played the Titans.

Jim Telfer - "This is your Everest, boys"

Lions coach Jim Telfer gets his forwards up for the game before they play South Africa in the first test in 1997. There's little better than a hardy Scot to get you up and running against the near impossible. Week in week out, we each have our personal Everests, some bigger than others, then comes a night like tonight where the pursuit of a great night out is the biggest task at hand, but unlocking that can bring the greatest reward.



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