The lads and lasses in the modern media industry use Freedom Of Information requests to obtain those rationed-out facts and figures which our politicians and civil servants above in Leinster House know well will do them no harm at all in the eyes of the electorate.
It was an historic day in Austin Stack Park on Saturday as Kerry condemned four-time Liam McCarthy Cup winners Offaly to Christy Ring Cup hurling in 2020 when they won this dogfight to maintain their own Joe McDonagh status.
No unadorned surface has been left untouched, no bare space undecorated, as walls, animals, bales of hay, and cars have been given the blue and white treatment as Waterford fans prepare for their first All-Ireland final in nine years, with their heroes attempting to bridge a winning gap stretching to 1959.
With the sun blazing down on a splendid looking Turner’s Cross for yesterday evening’s international between the Republic of Ireland and Belarus, one couldn’t help but feel not only pride in being Irish, but pride in being from Cork.
Westmeath and Carlow, the only two Liam McCarthy Cup counties operating outside the top flight of the Allianz hurling league, will contest the Division 2A final next weekend after Carlow’s two point victory over the Lake County at Netwatch Cullen Park yesterday.
The wait is nearly over and as Ireland’s World Cup campaign begins this afternoon, the green hordes spread from Bristol and across the Severn River will gather in Cardiff hoping for a win against Canada. For some, it’s been a journey more than a year in the making.
CABINETS jammed with trophies and plaques greet visitors to the school, displaying the talents of the pupils. Just like in any other school across the country, the shelves feature bronze statues of golfers, ribboned medals for basketball, and honours for GAA. There are also Young Enterprise awards and even a framed picture of a student receiving his Meitheal prize from then-President Mary McAleese.
Just five days after their epic All-Ireland SHC Final replay, a potential re-match between newly-crowned champions Clare and Jimmy Barry Murphy’s Cork was made possible when the draw for the 2014 Senior Hurling Championship was made in Croke Park this evening.