There’s always a Twitter wag who can cut to the quick of what a lot of us are thinking: Imagine a competition where men line up in their finery to be interviewed by Gráinne Seoige and to dance a jig while their dads weep in the audience and say how much they love their Irish granny. No? Too much to imagine?
The Ladbrokes Irish Grand National is one of the most precious jewels in Ireland’s racing crown, and it was Lion Na Bearnai who came up trumps, returning at odds of 33/1, with the crowds happy to cheer him into the winners’ enclosure with his popular local trainer Tom Gibney.
THE victory of 14/1 shot Radharcnafarraige in the featured Group 3 Ballyogan Stakes proved the highlight of a double for Jim Bolger and Kevin Manning at Leopardstown last night, when the arrival of heavy showers turned ground conditions to ‘good to yielding’.
WHEN the news broke yesterday morning that one of Ireland’s best loved TV presenters Gráinne Seoige had split from husband and partner of 11 years, Stephen Cullinane, it came as no surprise that the friends, colleagues and family of the pair were staying tight lipped about the break up.