In a recent interview, St Peter’s, Dunboyne and Meath star Emma Duggan said it was “very tough” to be preparing for her Leaving Cert without the distraction of GAA matches and/or training. The audaciously talented 18-year-old went on to say … Continue reading Word play at its most devious
This afternoon’s intended fixture at Clonmel has been abandonned after the Co Tipperary venue having failed an early morning inspection. With the River Suir running quite close to the track, it’s not unusual for Powerstow Park to run into weather … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS: Clonmel off but Cheltenham clues possible across the water
What I think was a decade or so ago, Noel Meade used to have a weekly column in the Meath Chronicle. Generally, it was run-of-the-mill fare, reviewing his runners from the previous week and looking forward to whatever representatives he … Continue reading Dear British racing, do you remember Mick Winters?!
Within the last week, a post was encountered on Facebook, where a mother was expressing her joy at her son partnering his first winner as a jockey. Now read on… The first time anybody achieves something is rightly big news. To the person who achieves the breakthrough, it justifies the self belief and effort expended towards arriving at that point. For their family and supporters, the second point is equally as applicable. As a knock on effect, from the perspective of the protagonist, a big deal being made about it should be a good thing. Alexander Thorne might not agree. … Continue reading Things are bad enough without tripping onesself up