Given he has still yet to don the green jacket that seemed as tailor-made for him as the Augusta course itself, the eve of another US Masters invariably prompts the memory of Rory McIlroy’s implosion there eight years ago.
Wed, 10 Apr, 2019
I like a good barometer. No, not the scientific instrument used in meteorology to measure atmospheric pressure. More the ones that allude to ‘What’s hot’ and ‘What’s not’. Or, ‘Heating Up’ and ‘Cooling down’, writes
Sat, 09 Jun, 2018
A trip to the Deep South got the intricate machinations of the mind of Pat McNamee working overtime in the early 1990s — today the Cork native is a man whose ingenious clothes washing invention is sold in millions of supermarkets throughout 60 countries.
Mon, 26 Mar, 2018
Put the first and second fingers of your right hand together. Firmly together. As if they’re stuck together. See that? That’s how me and Joe Arpaio used to be: Closerthanthis, as they say in the best supermarket tabloid magazines.
Mon, 28 Aug, 2017
A superb amphitheatre, a terrific buzz and plenty of football action — no, not the Stade de France, The Courtyard off Sober Lane where hundreds gathered for a night of “oohs” and “aahs” and a result any of us would have taken yesterday morning.
Tue, 14 Jun, 2016
Sat, 19 Mar, 2016
Rick Santorum won crucial primaries in Alabama and Mississippi in the race for the Republican presidential nomination, dealing a devastating blow to Newt Gingrich and securing his position as the chief conservative alternative to front-runner Mitt Romney.
Wed, 14 Mar, 2012
A FACEBOOK friend messaged last week to ask: “Have you not read The Spirit Level?” Did he mean Seamus Heaney’s poetry collection or the acclaimed book published last year arguing that income inequality is the cause of most social problems?
Wed, 14 Jul, 2010