By all means hail the King but do it with a bit of class

At some stage during last year’s hurling Championship, Pat Horgan of Cork overtook Joe Canning as the leading all time scorer in the sport. The Galway ace having himself usurped none other than Christy Ring (I think). But here’s the thing. ‘Hoggie’ just trotted back to his position. No fanfare, no whooping or hollering. He… Read More By all means hail the King but do it with a bit of class

Ireland squad announced for FIBA U-20 European Championships

Ireland’s U-20 Basketball coach Paudie Fleming has announced his 12-man squad for the forthcoming European U-20 Championships. The event takes place in Tiblisi, Georgia, between July 15th and 24th. There are five uncapped players in the intended travelling party – Samuel Alajiki, Robert Graham, Sean McCarthy, Jamie Muldowney and Jake Verschoyle. Jake is a former… Read More Ireland squad announced for FIBA U-20 European Championships

Wounded Warriors as Thompson injury jinx strikes again

BASKETBALL: NBA 2020/’21 One of the few morsels of positivity brought about by the global scourge that is COVID-19 has been the spectacle of certain sports taking place in slots that would not usually normally be there. Soccer and rugby going well into the summer months. The G. A. A. Championships and the US Masters… Read More Wounded Warriors as Thompson injury jinx strikes again

A fondness for collating information bordering on hoarding

Becoming more directly involved in farming was the best decision I ever made. Equally the most frustrating however. Now, it would be easy to pin the aforementioned reservations on price volatility and changing markets. These are ongoing concerns. Greatest angst, though, is generated out of not being able to do more. Part of life’s menu… Read More A fondness for collating information bordering on hoarding

Rose gives Bulls an encouraging scent

The above headline encapsulates three of the most important facets of this writer’s life. Mention of roses and bulls alludes to the outdoors and farming, though in this case it’s the Chicago Bulls that are being referred to. Just to give the ensemble a sporting element and thus ensure that all the bases are covered!