Abuse survivor Louise O’Keeffe has accused the State of trying to renege on its responsibilities to people who were sexually abused as children in schools after it emerged that a Government compensation scheme set up four years ago has paid nothing to survivors.
Whatever the rest of the country thought of Davy Fitzgerald’s intervention on Sunday, the vast majority of the Wexford following are fully behind their new general. That much was evident by the reaction of their fans in Nowlan Park to the first-half incident.
All-Star Paul Geaney and Cork veteran Rena Buckley have been recognised as Munster’s best senior footballer and ladies footballer in 2016, while Tipperary’s All-Ireland winning manager Michael Ryan has claimed the manager of the year award.
This evening’s meeting of the Limerick County Board is expected to mark the start of the search for a replacement for TJ Ryan, with the Garryspillane clubman all but confirming his departure as Limerick senior hurling manager after Saturday night’s qualifier defeat to Clare.
If Jimmy Barry-Murphy didn’t know he was doing something extraordinary, he must surely have realised it when Dónal Óg Cusack lauded his changing of the script after the qualifier win over Clare last Saturday week.