Just months after a riveting 2001 football championship had captured the public imagination with the advent and novelty of the backdoor, Ger Loughnane proclaimed in his book,: “The biggest problem with hurling is that it is in danger of being swamped by football.
Enda Varley had his nose broken off the ball in the 2012 semi-final meeting of Mayo and Dublin and also played in the 2013 final. Gone from the county scene, he has since slipped behind enemy lines, playing his club football with St Vincent’s.discovers how he’s grown to appreciate his new surroundings and respect teammates like Diarmuid Connolly, but also sees a rivalry between his two homes slipping out of control
Last year, when I met Bill O’Herlihy for the first and only time just days before his last broadcast anchoring the RTÉ football panel, he made one of those characteristic self-depreciating comments as we were finishing up.
FA Cup Fifth Round: Bradford 2 Sunderland 0: Bradford, a city whose last meaningful flirtation with the FA Cup came some 104 years ago, now stand one victory from a Wembley semi-final after a stunning 2-0 upset of Premier League Sunderland at Valley Parade.
Chelsea 2 Bradford 4: FA Cup Fourth Round: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has lost faith in a number of his squad players ahead of the club’s League Cup semi-final second-leg with Liverpool tomorrow, after his second-string was humiliated by League One minnows Bradford on Saturday.
THE Late Late Show is upon us again. On Friday, it will begin its 52nd season. Surely, the show is on its last legs. It is dispiriting. It lost its fire as a forum for national debate long ago, but what really irks are its inane celebrity interviews.