Her adoring public’s long wait to see Katie Taylor fight at a home venue rumbles on after the rematch against her closest rival, Amanda Serrano, was postponed. The Puerto Rican pugilist is currently the undisputed Champion in the Featherweight division having beaten mandatory challenger Erika Cruiz. Her withdrawl at this time is another blow to… Read More Katie’s homecoming chaos rumbles on as Serrano showdown shelved
Boxing is all about bravado. Maybe not to the same extent as the organised chaos that is Wrestling. But not far off it either. Eddie Hearne has made a life out of ‘playing the game’. The apple didn’t fall far from the tree either in that regard. The father and son outfit are the Don… Read More Emotional Joshua gets caught in the same trap as those who went before
Mention has often been made in this space previously of the fact that when this writer was growing up, we only had RTE 1 and 2 on the television at home. Now read on… Thus, it was only when going with Anna and her now husband Kieran to the home of his parents, Denis and… Read More Things you don’t expect to see
In the life of a sports writer and/or fan, there are seminal moments which outshine and resonate longer than all others. Like finding a real diamond ring in an already delicious barm brack. For this corner, Kevin Foley’s goal against Dublin on July 6th, 1991 will forever spearhead any such compilation. Closely followed by the… Read More Taylor atop the entire world
Some of you might recall a post I had on my Facebook page towards the end of March last year, shortly before Nally’s SuperValu opened in Dunboyne. Prior to the supermarket commencing business, the Nally family – in a generous and very fitting gesture – unveiled a monument which reads “Tom’s Field” in tribute to… Read More From Sweden with medals!
Visitors to this space, or indeed sports aficionados of a certain vintage, might recall a time when Eurosport was the only such channel available with ‘mainstream’ television broadcasting. That is, if one was lucky enough to have ‘all’ the ‘normal’ television stations. Now read on…
Dealing with the hand which life has bestowed, negotiation of things which to the masses are routine can be anything but. At the forefront of thoughts presently is going on holiday. No, I’m not about to, rather, thinking of one of the last occasions a trip away was taken.
It has probably cropped up here previously, but now merits another spin. For many of my younger years we didn’t have ‘all’ the television stations. That is to say, we only had RTE by two. When that eventually changed, initial greatest glee centred on being able to watch Match Of The Day and Father Ted.… Read More Unending inspiration will be the greatest legacy
#Racing #Boxing While circumstances have, naturally, dictated a large part of life’s path for me, it’s still a source of great pride and satisfaction that many long held dreams and ambitions have been achieved. Some haven’t, and most likely never will be, but that’s a story for a different day.
Comments about the power of tradition have appeared here before. After all, how do any of us become interested in anything – seeing others engaged in same. That applies to sport, business or anything else you wish to nominate. How many youngsters – male or female – have been inspired to take up rugby owing… Read More One Irish sporting loss with an unquantifiable impact