The very first Snooker related piece produced in this space, back in 2012, was headlined ‘Sedate Pace But Not Much Grace’. At the time it was in reference to the tempestuous Mark Allen having a petulant spat with somebody or other. Probably all of the sport knowing him. Other than that, we know Ronnie O’Sullivan… Read More At the snooker, really lads?
There are large chunks of last year of which this corner has absolutely no recollection. That it was down to delayed reaction to da’s death in June of 2021 is beyond question. There are sporting events which I cannot even remember taking place, never mind who won them. Ask me what horse won the Irish… Read More The last thing this Rocket needed was fuel
In this strangest of strange years, it has been a matter of drawing comfort from wherever it crops up. thus, darts being on at what would be a very unusual time of year for the said discipline was a very welcome distraction amid the chaos. That was fairly extensively covered on a previous outing in… Read More Familiar comforts in unusual circumstances
#Snooker #Soccer 1985 was a particularly trying year in some ways. Both my maternal grandparents passed away, I underwent major surgery – just some of plenty in those years – and, as far as can be deciphered, there were other significant hurdles to be negotiated. All of which made it a year to forget.
Elite participants in any given sport carry a veneer of familiarity. Everybody knows them. Even those who sporadically at best tune in. Those for whom Wimbledon represents the entirety of their tennis intake will know Rafa Nadal and Andy Murray. Anyone who knows what a dart board looks like will have heard of Phil Taylor.… Read More The annual appeal of seldom seen brilliance
By Brendan Boylan,As well as an extensive reading library of mostly sports biographies, yours truly also keeps a fairly large library of videos and DVDS of sporting action. Contained therein is a variety from GAA, soccer, rugby, racing, basketball and boxing, and maybe more. Also there is a collection of Jimmy Magee’s favourite sporting memories… Read More Sedate pace, but no room to age with grace!