In a parallel universe yesterday’s All-Ireland U21 hurling final topped off an unforgettable season with a dazzling flourish, with Tipperary and Cork swapping sixty-odd scores on a baking summer’s day, maybe, as happened a couple of times in this year’s senior championship.
Mon, 27 Aug, 2018
Having scored four points in a row, Tipp were given a great opportunity to forge further clear as Robert Byrne’s clearance broke for Mark Kehoe, who did well to claim possession despite being outnumbered by Cork defenders.
Mon, 27 Aug, 2018
As the first gay marriages were taking place in the Republic yesterday morning, in the North a man was outlining on radio how he was actively considering suicide because of his sexuality — and that man is a Catholic priest.
Wed, 18 Nov, 2015
The Bibby Financial Services Ireland Gold Cup yesterday developed into the closely contested race the market suggested and, from the feature, the Gordon Elliott-trained Don Cossack emerged a genuine contender for next season’s Cheltenham Gold Cup.
Thu, 30 Apr, 2015
Cillian’s Return, bought out of Bill Farrell’s by J P McManus after taking a bumper at Fairyhouse on New Year’s Day, made a winning start for his new connections when easily taking the Michael Maher Building And Construction Services Maiden Hurdle at Tipperary last night.
Fri, 16 May, 2014
KILKENNY champions, O’Loughlin-Gaels saved themselves from the grave with only seconds remaining in normal time and then made Ballyboden St Enda’s (Dublin) pay the ultimate price when they scored a daring win in this thrilling Leinster Club SFC semi-final in Nowlan Park yesterday.
Mon, 15 Nov, 2010
THE neglected, rabbit-eared television set flickers high on the wall in the corner of the bar. Though ignored, Galway’s Joe Canning nervelessly taps over another free on a night in Semple Stadium that would ultimately see Cork slip quietly from the All-Ireland hurling championship.
Wed, 29 Jul, 2009
IT wasn’t meant to be like this! Colm Bonnar came to the Wexford hurling job with high hopes of bringing his considerable experience as player and coach to bear on a team which needed to be revitalised and strengthened, only to be stymied by a worrying sequence of injuries.
Sat, 11 Jul, 2009