Roy Keane has had many famous utterances throughout his playing, management and subsequent media career. “Fail to prepare, prepare to fail” may be the most famous thereof, but, for me, his correct excoriation of the “Prawn Sandwich Brigade”. Those corrosive … Continue reading Trump used sport for his own benefit
Former Meath Gaelic football manager Sean Boylan always maintained that you needed to pull a rabbit from the hat to beat Dublin. In a similar situation, Augusta National is notorious for throwing curve balls at those chasing the Green Jacket … Continue reading Augusta always pulls a rabbit out of a hat
Another attempt at producing fresh and varied content in striving to appeal to as wide and diverse an audience as is possible. Fur this maiden round, focus is on the ongoing U. S. Masters in Golf at the Augusta National G. C. in Georgia Continue reading BOYLAN’S LOADED BULLETINS
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, … Continue reading Stamina and adaptability are a must
Many will be aware that the avid interest in farming here has prospered for as long as the wheels have turned. Long before matters reached levels a few years back that would once have only been dreamt of. Back in the day, such was the familiarity with tractors, one could be heard approaching – and the make and in some cases model thereof identified – long before it came into view.Continue reading “The good and not so good eventually comes to an end”
Around this time last year, a piece which would have been considered unusual to emanate from these quarters was produced. It pertained to the then impending sale of a piece of property with which there was an especial family connection.
On a map pertaining to strategic military positions relating to the #1916 Rising, General Sean #Boylan was highlighted as a figure of considerable importance in this locality. At this point, let it be made abundantly clear that – and this is a cause of considerable regret which will in the near future be rectified – not that much is known about his history with the army, so therefore I wouldn’t attempt to comment thereon. Continue reading “Plenty of patents for Day’s patience paying off”
There’s something about seeing a loved one growing older. Mindsets change. More acutely so if ill health is part of the equation. Certain things become susceptible to being shut off. A cupboard is kept locked. Books remain unopened, shelves undisturbed. It’s as if it’s going on but there’s an inability or unwillingness – or both – to see it. Yet the reality of the inevitability in escapable.
At what would rightly be construed as more mundane levels of life, similar feelings often take hold equally. Obviously, no matter what angle they are viewed from, few will be as impactful as the scenarios outlined above, but, for those for whom sport is an intrinsic part of the fabric of life, any dramatic shifting of the sands therein can be immeasurably profound in its aftermath. Continue reading “Momentum delivered in the short and long term”
That Con Houlihan will forever stand as the greatest influence on my own writing hardly requires further elaboration. Thus, the Waiting For Houlihan documentary broadcast shortly after the king of Castle Island had filed into the press room in the sky and only recently tracked down again now ranks among the most treasured items in the video library. Now read on…
Whether this is exclusively an Irish custom or otherwise cannot be vouched for, but, weddings and funerals tend to be settings for people whose acquaintance may have drifted to bridge the gaps in their respective stories since their last encounter. Continue reading “Not all talk of destiny is folly”