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’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
Maurice Fitzgerald and Peter Canavan gave two of the best individual displays the one seeing eye here ever witnessed in All Ireland football finals. Maurice practically steered Kerry past Mayo, Peter and his colleagues were robbed of at least a second chance by an utterly attrocious decision from a referee who considered himself the greatest… Read More No one man is a team
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
So, here we are. Back where we started. Just when a veneer of what used to pass for normality was at least partially re-appearing on the horizon. All because some genius decided to re-open the schools even though it was as obvious as the nose on your face that things were going to spiral out… Read More When you need a map back to your comfort zone
At precisely this time three years ago – that is to say, Senior Football Championship Final day in Meath – yours truly keyboarded a piece stating that Pairc Tailteann would be the last place on earth I’d want to be on the day in question. Out of a sense of profound regret that our own… Read More Surviving on winter sports!
There are many draining drawbacks to dealing with mental health issues. Personally speaking, one of the worst is the sense that life almost passes you by sometimes. At some point during the year, the point was made that, wholly unintentionally, this corner had drifted away from watching golf. If memory serves me correctly, it was… Read More Stamina and adaptability are a must
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
No, somewhat regrettably, one is not taking flight. Even if such an opportunity did present itself, a sheep or tillage farm in Australia would be the preferred destination. This despite a yearning to see dear friends who’ve long decamped Stateside. Now read on… Certain times of year afford particular thoughts enhanced prominence. This might sometimes… Read More Going to America in search of salvation
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!