[dropcap]E[/dropcap]mlyn Mulligan’s abdication from the Leitrim setup, and indeed club football, is the cause of much sadness. That might seem a curious statement coming from these quarters, but, you see, there was a time when at least one Gaelic footballer on every team in Ireland – and London – could be reeled off the top… Read More Opinion must not betray respect
There’s long been a curiously undocumented school of thought in the GAA which decrees that, if a team is taking a serious pounding, the obvious solution is to withdraw a corner forward. It matters not that they might be getting absolutely pummelled at centre field, nor that the half backs are thus under siege. Amidst… Read More Amidst a crisis? Sacrifice the obvious fall guy
A few months back, while lending a hand compiling information on the history of the local GAA club, the story of a bit of land close to home cropped up. An unlikely segment thereof was that among the sports played therein, many years ago, was cricket. There was a time when having blood drawn from… Read More An unlikely adventure back in focus
Local radio presenter Brendan Cummins opined recently – in paying tribute to the great Brian Smyth – that the 1949 All Ireland winning captain would be a great subject for a biography or an autobiography even. In franking his view, the Dunsany man said that Brian would be far more worthy and deserving of such… Read More Ashes leftovers are a step too far.