It was entirely in keeping with John O’Shea’s self-effacing character and career-long commitment to the concept of the ‘team player’, that the elegant defender’s farewell address to the Irish supporters seemed to be about everyone but himself, writes
Ciara Neville’s life in the fast lane seemed to be running on fumes long before the Castletroy teenager had even gotten into top gear but a hard edge and support now sees her on the cusp of her first senior international championship.
They cheered when he arrived on the track; they cheered when he was introduced to the stadium; they cheered when he took his position on the blocks; they screamed as he mounted a late, late challenge for a medal; they had their hands on their heads as he crossed the line; and they cheered when he ended up agonisingly close, the dip of a head away from that coveted place on the Olympic podium.
Almost €4 million was transacted in a Cork-based property auction, with 15 of 25 lots selling under the hammer, at an inaugural DTZ/Sherry FitzGerald southern auction with a further DTZ commercial property auction due with 15 more lots, on July 27 in Dublin.
The stage is set for a top class evening of athletics at the Morton Games in Morton Stadium, Santry this evening headlined by the second fastest man in history, Yohan Blake, and World Universities 400m hurdles champion Thomas Barr.
Thomas Barr beat world champion Jehue Gordon in the 400m hurdles in a new stadium record of 48.94 at a pulsating Morton Games in Dublin last night while the mile record for Morton was also shattered by American Will Leer in 3:51.82 as 10 men went under four minutes.