IF Percy French’s venerable sparring partners Abdul Abulbul Amir and Ivan Skavinsky Skavar still get together for a Christmas jaw-wag, to talk about old, old times when men were men, “when that son of the desert, in battle aroused, could spit 20 men on his spear”, it’s hard to think that those noble cuirassiers would go anywhere other than a proper, belt-stretching steakhouse.
Sat, 29 Nov, 2014
ALISTAIR CRAGG has made no secret of the fact that he fancies his chances in tomorrow’s SPAR European cross-country championships at Santry Demesne and his arrival yesterday added to the air of excitement that surrounds the Irish camp, situated just a stone’s throw from what is a resplendent course.
Sat, 12 Dec, 2009
THERE was further concern for Irish team manager, Patsy McGonagle, on the eve of the Olympic team’s departure for the pre-Olympic training camp in Matsue when middle distance runner, Alistair Cragg, pulled out of the 3,000m race at the Super Grand Prix in Monte Carlo last night.
Wed, 30 Jul, 2008
Ferdy Murphy and Graham Lee stole the show at Ayr with a 20-1 treble highlighted by Marshall Hall, who completed a hat-trick in impressive fashion in the Guinness Handicap Chase and set himself up for a trip to the Punchestown Festival in the process.
Sat, 10 Mar, 2007