I’M becoming a bit of a Boris Johnson. You know the way he drops in obscure ancient Greek and Latin references as a sign that he has more money than you? Well, I’m at it now. (The references, not the money, in case you work for the Revenue.)
Not a great weekend for Tipperary forwards, then. Gortnahoe- Glengoole attacker Shane Long might have been manhandled around Bordeaux (might? - absolutely everybody), but John ‘Bubbles’ O’Dwyer of PTT Killenaule could have no complaints about his early red card yesterday in Thurles.
HERE it is. The Big One. Or, as the French say, Le Gros Wan. Ireland’s opening bow at the Euros. Our recent economic turnaround, as a country, can be traced to our progress at major footballing events.
Irish Examiner racing correspondent Pat Keane joined Channel 4 experts Jim McGrath, Graham Cunningham, Tanya Stevenson and Mick Fitzgerald, along with Racing UK presenters Rishi Persad, Oli Bell and Gordon Brown and former jockey Kirsty Milczarek, to offer some guidance and insight into who and what to look out for in the year ahead.
Ante-post favourite Rizeena features in a field of 19 declared for the Qipco 1000 Guineas at Newmarket on Sunday, with Clive Brittain bullish about her chances of giving him a third triumph in the race after Pebbles in 1984 and Sayyedati in 1993.
Sunshine, stewards in high-vis pink, Diana Ross belting out about coming out — some confused tourists could be forgiven for wondering if they were in Cork or South Beach, Florida, as thousands took to the streets yesterday to celebrate being gay.