Time was that road bowling wasn’t so much a tradition in Cork as a birthright. It’s a sport surviving in changed times and changed lives, but only just. Isn’t there an onus on us all to preserve native tradition and heritage?
It’s nearly a moot point as to who gets best looked after and accommodated at Greybrook, either those humans living in the almost-20 year old home, or the horses on the balance of its lands, with a mix of 30 stables and boxes, indoor and outdoor arena, tackrooms and more.
I was home to Cork for a funeral in recent days. It was a profoundly emotional week and I was prompted to write my first ever blog post on the bus up to Dublin. It seems to have resonated with a lot of Corkonians, both living there and living abroad.