Anyone that has visited this outlet over a period of time – and specifically the horse racing content therein – might be aware that the occasion of Bobbyjo’s conquest of the Aintree Grand National was the first time your columnist placed a bet by himself. Admittedly, the transaction only came about after being tipped off as to the gelding’s chances by the late Bert Gill and the rest of the Blanchardstown Renault crew. Thus began a fondness for wagering on Carberry steered winners.
At the time St Peter’s Dunboyne defeated Moynalvey in their first outing in the county’s premier football competition since the 1950s (1993), the vanquished had been in the top rank for the majority of my lifetime. In the intervening years, though, the club’s form has oscillated quite a bit. Continue reading “Meath’s Golden Mile – Part 2”