Deirdre O’Shaughnessy, a co-presenter of Cork’s 96FM programme The Opinion Line, recently interviewed a woman named Sharon whose daughter has been hospitalised with severe anorexia.
An All Star in 2007, dropped in 2009, recalled in 2011 and then quitting inter-county scene at the age of 26, Andrew O’Shaughnessy is one of Limerick hurling’s greatest enigmas. He pulls no punches as he discusses his battle with multiple sclerosis and the vicious circle that surrounds the county team
Nine points from Young Footballer of the Year, Cillian O’Connor, proved to be the difference as Galway surrendered their provincial and All-Ireland U21 FC crowns in last night’s Connacht preliminary round clash in Castlebar.
IRELAND Under-19 manager Paul Doolin believes there’s no reason why his side should fear Spain after they earned the point required last night from host nation Romania to set up a European Championship semi-final meeting with the aristocrats of World football on Friday.
KEVIN DOWNES confesses it was weird. When he entered the dressing rooms of the Staker Wallace club in Martinstown near Kilmallock last January, he was unsure. On a black winter’s night, he was introduced to the world of senior inter-county hurling, just over four months since he’d torn open the envelope and digested his Leaving Cert results.
ANDREW O’SHAUGHNESSY isn’t too keen on dwelling on the latter end of 2009. And who could blame him. Twelve months ago he was one of the 12 Limerick hurlers sensationally dropped from the county panel with manager Justin McCarthy citing commitment and discipline issues as the chief reasons behind the axing.
IN his letter headlined ‘Partners bill fraught with anomalies’ (March 22), Noel O’Shaughnessy refers to the Oxford Dictionary of English and the “natural law” of Christian belief to support his definition of the family unit as being a male and female and their children.