Over the course of a lifetime, it is a sad reality that dreams very seldom do come true. Best laid plans come unstuck. If it looks too good to be true, it generally is. But then, there are those who don’t read the script. Or peruse it and choose to ignore it. How else to… Read More Strokes of artists on a river laden with Gold
In a sporting context, Colm O’Rourke’s final salvo against Dublin is easily recalled. Indeed, his entire farewell season was outstanding – as were most of the 19 which preceded it! I can still remember feeling totally dismayed when Sean Boylan left him out for the opening joust of that 1995 campaign against Offaly.
#OLYMPICS Trying to maintain one’s personal dignity whilst dealing with life’s ‘natural needs’ is one of the most debilitating and often distressing aspects of travelling life’s journey with a disability. Put simply, not being able to go where and do what you want, out of fear of being caught in an upsetting and undignified situation.For… Read More Any situation is what you make of it for yourself
#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.
By Brendan Boylan, Pugilism is defined in the dictionary as ‘The art or practice of fighting with the fists; Boxing.’ The term was first encountered reading a Con Houlihan column. This corner would have to conclude, though, having read the dictionary definition, that it’s slightly wide of the mark.The former double Olympian and now top… Read More Crowning of Queen Katie tops unforgettable fortnight
By Brendan Boylan, In some places, Olympic scepticism is as trendy as the latest new fangled mobile phone. Granted, in some sports, it’s hard to feel that things aren’t quite as natural as was intended when Hercules got the ball rolling. Tarring everything with the same suspicion bristled brush isn’t right though. Even allowing for… Read More Tradition by all means – but not at the cost of dignity