Long before the ethos of the GAA club became a marketing stick to gently beat us over the head with, one man from a small parish in West Mayo had a vision of how he could best combine his passion for a sport he loved and improve the lives of those in his local community.
The ongoing Mayo ladies football row, which saw eight members of the Carnacon club withdraw from the Mayo panel, has brought claim and counter-claim from the players, manager Peter Leahy and the Mayo LGFA, which has backed the manager at all times.
The 2017 Lidl National League was launched today at the Lidl Headquarters in Tallaght with players and managers attending, but the main topic of conversation concerned arguably one of the greatest ever Ladies Footballers, Cora Staunton
WITH an excerpt in the New York Times, a place in Oprah Winfrey’s Book Club and with it now being named Amazon’s book of 2016, Colson Whitehead’s latest novel The Underground Railroad arrives with a silo of hype and a bar set particularly high. Thankfully, the New York writer more than manages to meet these high expectations with a powerful, relentless novel that is tightly wrapped around a gripping story.