Fri, 03 Jul, 2020
Before I led the Clarecastle team out at half-time of yesterday’s Clare county final, to collect our 25-year anniversary plaques, somebody handed me the 1994 county final programme. We beat a young St Joseph’s Doora-Barefield team that afternoon and, as I scanned the teams, Ger Hoey’s name jumped out at me.
Mon, 14 Oct, 2019
As the second eldest in a family of seven the new Bishop of Cork and Ross, Most Rev Fintan Gavin, is well versed in team work so it was a natural fit for him to heavily feature the Church of Ireland Bishop the Right Rev Dr John Colton and Bishop Emeritus Most Reverend John Buckley in his ordination ceremony.
Sun, 30 Jun, 2019
A bachelor farmer had the legal and mental ability and was not subject to undue influence when he made a will leaving his entire holding to one of his nephews, the High Court ruled.
Fri, 03 May, 2019
A chef who loses his memory for six hours, a swimmer who can’t stop hiccupping, a mum who refuses to accept her disability may be psychosomatic, these just are some of the intriguing case histories in a new book by consultant neurologist.
Thu, 11 Apr, 2019
It’s hard to recall a more open Cheltenham Gold Cup than the one that will unfold before our eyes at 3.30pm this afternoon. Of the 16 set to go to post in the Magners-sponsored Cheltenham Festival highlight, only four can be dismissed with real confidence – it really is that open.
Fri, 15 Mar, 2019
Not 26 years old yet and Joseph O’Brien already enjoys the ultimate badge of acceptance within the racing community. He is known simply as ‘Joseph.’ Of course, as the eldest son of Aidan and Anne-Marie O’Brien, he has had his advantages in the sport, certainly during his riding career, but as a trainer he is very much his own man.
Fri, 15 Mar, 2019
In the midst of the Six Nations hype, the provincial coaches beaver away with reduced playing resources, trying to keep the ship afloat and a season’s work on track over a series of Guinness PRO14 games which, by and large, pass unnoticed.
Wed, 13 Mar, 2019
Equine Flu is the talk of racing at the moment. I don’t know what’s going to happen or what the repercussions might be. The BHA are obviously trying to contain it. But one of the horses that ran in Ayr the other day has it now, so I don’t know how long racing in the UK will be off, writes
Sat, 09 Feb, 2019
It must take a galling amount of ignorant hatred to find it justifiable to set fire to a hotel earmarked for a group of people who have risked their lives, left behind their worldly possessions and their families to flee violence, war, or persecution, writes
Sat, 12 Jan, 2019