There was something strangely apt about Ireland putting in another abomination of a performance against The Netherlands just hours after Meath’s Rathkenny exited the Leinster Club IFC at the penultimate hurdle via penalty shootout as Scoill Ui Chonaill of Dublin advanced. Now read on… During his 1994 show ‘Live At The Olympia’ the late, great… Read More Brave Rathkenny undone by cruelty of the modern world
It’s most likely the case that at least some viewers in the UK got their first viewing of GAA when Sky Sports had broadcast rights to same. Something which was unfortunately and wrongly discontinued. Now, during the myriad lockdowns foisted on people because of Covid-19 and/or some of its by-products, as they so often do,… Read More Short memories cause unnecessary meddling
When you hear the words ‘Italia ’90’ what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Genoa, the penalty shootout, The Snapper and the open top bus ride through the city streets will be always near the top of any such compilation of recollections for yours truly. Only usurping it would be the memory of the… Read More Life through a different lens
The first one of these I’ve done in a very long time and I will admit its existence is purely down to the fact that I hadn’t the energy to type anything after watching an epic day’s sport in Croke Park. Sit back, enjoy and please like and share if you think it’s decent!
Genoa, Italy, June 1990. An utterly forgettable game of football at that summer’s World Cup is completely overshadowed by an occurance which merits accreditation as surely the most dramatic Irish sporting moment of all time. A nation did indeed hold its breath as David O’Leary of Arsenal blasted Ireland into the last eight of the… Read More Not ideal but it would certainly add to the excitement