Strength in numbers lets the dragons torch the rest

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

Green Machine or wounded lion he’s still the most dangerous

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

Ferret shows the fluctuating fortunes of rapidly changing picture

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

Green Machine going up through the gears

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

If you dance every dance eventually the Waltz will come around

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

You were alright Michael on the night

He hadn’t gone away you know. Just as one doesn’t become a good sportsperson or team overnight, nor does it dissipate rapidly. Doubtless, those who specialise in reactionism will look at the current landscape in Gaelic football and conclude Dublin have shot their bolt. Likewise Limerick in hurling. Without taking extenuating circumstances into consideration. Mileage… Read More You were alright Michael on the night