As Dublin star Diarmuid Connolly looks set to head out to the US for the summer in the coming days, the allure of Gaelic football in Boston is proving extremely attractive, with a host of inter-county and elite club talent basing themselves there this summer.
Diarmuid Connolly made a return to competitive action when coming on as a second-half substitute for St Vincent’s in their Dublin Adult Hurling League Division 1 encounter against Craobh Chiaráin at Páirc Naomh Uinsionn last night.
Gerald Kennedy played high school hoops with Michael Jordan, he played Division One college ball in the States, he showed a young Steph Curry a few tricks. But he came to Ireland and never left. In the week of a remarkable Super League denouement, he is remembered for Ireland’s greatest basketball climax — the 74-foot buzzer-beater that won Neptune the title in 1988. But he’d like if you remembered him for a little bit more.
As David Burke’s acceptance speech extended on Sunday, Peter Canavan’s victorious address 14 years previous came to mind. “I’m not finished yet,” the Tyrone great told the masses in front of him. “It took me a long time to get here.”
The board of St Vincent’s Healthcare Group has reiterated its backing for the relocation of the National Maternity Hospital to its grounds and insisted it “will continue to serve the people of Ireland by providing world class medical facilities and standards of care”.