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…
He’ll make sure we keep talking about him
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…
Move over Spielberg, this Hollywood star writes his own script
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…
You were right there Michael on the night
Few, if any, however, could’ve predicted the manic majesty of what was to transpire when the two combatants returned to the oche after the first stanza. Put in this way, there was more than Wayne Mardle lost for words.
Watch “When Spasms Spoil Your Darting Dreams!” on YouTube
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…
It can’t be that easy, can it?
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…
Changing of the guard?
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…
Things you love to see
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…
It rains maximums as The Asp avoids Monster Mash!
It’s hardly any secret to anybody who has visited this space for any length of time that the last two weeks of every year are endured rather than enjoyed by yours truly. This was the case long before the boss checked out for the fireside above. But as I’m sure you’ll understand, everything is now…
Rocky sets up a Riot with dominant display
Earlier this week, in relation to players turning up to the Alexandra Palace laden down with expectations, the point was made that, regardless of any possibilities, producing on the greatest stage in the sport is another matter entirely. Or for most players it is. Evidently, nobody sent the memo to Josh Rock. The 21-year-old Antrim…