The 20-year old Down native who will compete on the pommel horse at the Olympics, an event for which he is the current European champion, is relieved that the uncertainty which hung over the Games in recent weeks has been put to bed once and for all.
Canada and Australia have already pulled out of this summer's Olympic Games in Tokyo but their Irish counterparts, while all but accepting that a postponement is inevitable, have refrained from the nuclear option for now.
Some of the brains behind Ireland’s Olympic assault on Japan next summer are confident that Rory McIlroy and others competing in green can actually profit from the soaring temperatures and high humidity expected throughout the Games.
The Olympic Federation of Ireland (OFI) is hopeful that the International Olympic Council's (IOC) investigation into Pat Hickey and the Rio 2016 ticketing scandal will be completed before the Tokyo Games in 2020.
The eventing nations cup hosted by Millstreet at the weekend gave us a glimpse — and a somewhat sobering one — of the future of equestrian sport at the Olympics. The Cork venue was staging the latest round of the FEI Eventing Nations Cup series which on this occasion was trialling the new Olympic format of three riders per team.
eing in Ireland for July, I got to see some hurling and follow Limerick as they marched into the All-Ireland. Reading the programme for the Limerick v Kilkenny All-Ireland, one page stood out. It was a full page on a GAA campaign called “Reduce the Odds”.