There are certain things in life about which yours truly would be very sporadic. Reading absolutely sitting atop any such ensemble. But there are other occupants. Some of which may well be familiar to regular callers in this space. Watching tennis during Wimbledon, Cricket if The Ashes are on at Christmas, snooker at Crucible time.… Read More Green Machine or wounded lion he’s still the most dangerous
1.10: LUMINOUS LIGHT – EW – (SEAN FLANAGAN/ANTHONY MCCANN) 1.45: ALL ABOUT LUCY – EW – (RICHIE DEEGAN/EOIN MCCARTHY) 2.20: SOLE PRETENDER (MICHAEL O’CONNOR (5)/NORMAN LEE) 2.55: LARGY DEBUT (DONAGH MEYLER/HENRY DE BROMHEAD) 3.30: FERONILY (DONAGH MEYLER/EMMET MULLINS) 4.05: FLYING SCOTSMAN – EW – (JODY MCGARVEY/JOSEPH O’BRIEN) 4.40: ATLANTIAN – EW – (PETER CARBERRY/TONY MARTIN)… Read More Selections for Cork – Apr. 9th 2023
How in the name of who or whatever runs the world is it April already? It only seems like last week one was brimming with giddy optimism for Colm O’Rourke’s stewardship of the Meath team, the upturn in Manchester United’s fortunes under Erik ten Hag and the, as it was then, forthcoming Cheltenham Festival. Now… Read More Ferret shows the fluctuating fortunes of rapidly changing picture
In sports where combatants compete on an individual basis, it logically follows that opponents will cross paths with each other fairly regularly. For example, Tennis and Snooker and Darts. The latter being the focus of attention hereafter. Between the ordinary ‘Floor’ tournaments and the bigger televised events, even Stephen Hawking would get hard to keep… Read More Green Machine going up through the gears
The prospect of Eamon Dunphy, John Giles and even, Lord help us, the most boring man alive, Liam Brady, in conversation is always worth a listen. Though it will never be quite the same without Bill in the chair. Now read on… Recently, the latest edition of Dunphy’s excellent podcast, The Stand was happened upon… Read More He’ll make sure we keep talking about him
The above heading could quite easily be in reference to Rory McIlroy. The world’s most talent-endowed golfer literally is from Hollywood. The Co Down incarnation that is, not the one with the famous paving slabs. It would be quite the document too, given all the highs and lows the soon-to-be 34 year old has gone… Read More Move over Spielberg, this Hollywood star writes his own script
https://youtube.com/shorts/kvBN3jJ8T8E?feature=share I have long contemplated getting a Dart Board or, at the very least, dropped enough hints about same. So, most recently, the leading lady surprised me with one. As you’ll see within, spasms have played havoc with my initial attempts. So much that I haven’t managed to get a dart to stick to the… Read More Watch “When Spasms Spoil Your Darting Dreams!” on YouTube
Regardless of what sporting activity one choses to focus on, the reality is that the form of participants therein can and does fluctuate from time to time. The thing is, with a team sport, if one player has an off day, there will be others to pick up the slack, in an individual pursuit, your… Read More It can’t be that easy, can it?
No matter where one looks, online or in other media outlets, there will be reference to the oddity that is the period between Christmas and the New Year. You’ve no clue what day it is, you’re just about sick of eating turkey but cake/pudding/sweets are still fair game. For someone like myself with whom mental… Read More Changing of the guard?