Twenty-one years ago Larry O’Gorman was Hurler of the Year. Now, he reflects on a life in the game, how precious his All-Ireland medal is, the second father Liam Griffin became, how hard it was to finally put down his hurley, and his central role in Wexford’s band of brothers
Sat, 15 Apr, 2017
Stephen’s Day, or to give it its proper title Stephenses….es n Day is an underrated day. (The added es is part of a great Irish tradition of adding ‘extreme possessiveness’ to certain nouns to be sure, to be sure. Another example would be Jameseses Street in Dublin.)
Mon, 26 Dec, 2016
Involvement in a major “derby” game on St Stephen’s Day used to be a novelty for Munster’s New Zealand out-half Tyler Bleyendaal. It’s high summer and off-season back home where he would normally be enjoying the beach and sunshine.
Sat, 24 Dec, 2016
Fri, 15 Jan, 2016
St Stephen’s Day derby was always no less an integral part of my own festive ritual than the retelling of my dear old dad’s ancient joke about the kids doing show and tell in class after the Xmas holidays.
Mon, 28 Dec, 2015
The jury in the trial of a Waterford man charged with the murder of Martin Brophy has heard that gardaí were provided with a clip from the film American History X in which one man tells another to bite the kerb before applying bodily force to the head.
Thu, 12 Mar, 2015