This is not my favourite time of year. But, like everything in life, that’s a bit of a contradiction. Some of the favourite sporting events of the entire year take place around now. An avalanche of horse racing and the World Darts Championship. The former of the two disciplines mentioned above will be dealt with… Read More Things you love to see
My first podcast in a ridiculous length of time, simply as one was possessed of neither the physical or emotional strength to get in behind the microphone. Here, I air my take on the recent Quinn Country documentary and why I feel Sean Quinn was blamed for more than he was to blame for and… Read More Boylan Talks Podcast – Dec. 9th 2022
“Sam’s for the Hills” were the immortal words uttered by Anthony Molloy and now etched into Irish sporting folklore after he lifted Sam Maguire on behalf of Donegal for the first time in 1992. It also went on to be the title of a book co-written by Damien Dowds thereafter. The victory, sensationally fashioned by… Read More There’s loyalty in them there hills
Italia ’90 – even now, mention of the words together conjures so many memories. Pat Bonner’s grimace before that booming kickout against the Dutch, Genoa, Penalties, Bonner again, David O’Leary, the pub scene from The Snapper. Now read on… Another recollection from that glorious summer prompted what you are about to intake. A proclamation by… Read More It’s a fairly safe bet he didn’t watch Italia ’90!
Anybody who questions the GAA’s willingness to and alacrity at the accepting and implementation of change should use the the example of the coalition between Fianna Fail, Fine Gael and the GanGreen Party as a reference point. Now read on… Nobody really wanted it, nobody is sure how it came about but it’s holding steadily… Read More Tailteann Cup opening pairings revealed
Willie Borland – remember the name. You’re not likely to forget it. On the night 67-year-old Paul Lim – the first man to ever hit a nine dart finish at the World Championships – bowed out of this year’s version, 32 years after that historic occasion, after a typically brave effort, the young Scot joined… Read More Flowers of Scotland steal the show as Barry flies Royal flag
Blaming Dublin for all of what ails Gaelic football became something of a hobby horse for a while. Which propagated the hideous notion that dividing those who represent the capital would somehow diminish the ferocity of the marauding force. Bull. A two-headed monster would be far more difficult to slay than a lone wolf. Apart… Read More Competitive imbalance doing the game a disservice
Welcome to our first episode of the new year. Wherein we have mention of eras ending, new ones beginning and, in one corner of the Horse Racing, things being the same as they ever were while pondering whether opportunities may arise from certain directions going forward.
Stop the presses. The Americans are good to go. Nobody does ‘Big’ like the US. They’re annoyingly obsessed with big. Whoever wins the NBA are World Champions in basketball, even though the 30-team league comprises only teams from the stars and stripes and one from their neighbouring clover leaf. It has been admitted here umpteen… Read More Danny bags the Jackpot as Lewis’s struggles continue
In a very strange way, there was a buzz of excitement here in the office today watching the results filter in from around the grounds today as the Allianz National Football League continued in resumption mode. Naturally, the grounds looked eerily strange devoid of spectators – though as one media colleague pointed out, a lot… Read More A look around the football leagues