One of the blessings, or curses depending on what way you’re looking at it, of being liable to watch nearly any sport on the planet is that there’s very seldom a shortage of something to occupy the mind with. Be that as it may, I would always be a great believer in ‘A place for… Read More Strength in numbers lets the dragons torch the rest
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
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
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
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?
This writer is by no means a fan of Christmas. Even less so of the build up thereto. However, the only thing which makes the Festive Season even slightly more palatable is the abundance of sporting action that punctuates the end of December and early January. With a plethora of Soccer, Rugby, American Football and… Read More Opening jousts in arrows action revealed
Being a writer who primarily works in sport, sometimes you are in the fortunate position of being able to witness happenings at close quarters which can be difficult to put into words. For yours truly, Kevin Foley’s goal for Meath against Dublin, Padraig Beggy coming from the clouds to win the Epsom Derby aboard Wings… Read More Seeing is believing until you can’t believe it!
If you’ve perused content in this space over the past week or so, you’ll know – it’s no secret – that yours truly has been playing against the wind for several reasons. Without doubt the most difficult knock-on effect of the latest stint in sickbay was missing Dunboyne’s historic completion of a three in a… Read More A week for breakthroughs and re-affirmation
Among those most stoic and devoted people, Mayo football supporters, you wonder is there one particular final defeat which rankles most among the many days of suffering endured by the green and red. Before any high horses are mounted, the above pondering was not meant in a derisory sense in the slightest. On the contrary,… Read More If you dance every dance eventually the Waltz will come around
Michael Van Gerwen faces a spell off the oche after the conclusion of the Cazoo Premier League as he will undergo treatment for a long standing ailment in his throwing arm. The ‘Green Machine’ qualified for the league play offs in Germany by coming second in the table after the ‘regulation’ fixtures. Defending champion Jonny… Read More Green Machine needs a date with the mechanics