Two tries on a spring afternoon, nearly 40 years ago, put Moss Finn in the Irish sports pantheon, but recently he’s been in the news for a different reason. After over 140 years in business, the family sports shop on Finn’s Corner closed down last week. He spoke toabout the modern game, the older game, and everything in between
Shamrock Rovers have struck up a sponsorship agreement with the Clondalkin Towers Direct Provision Centre to bring residents to home games at Tallaght Stadium.boarded the bus with the newest fans of domestic football and got a taste of their restricted experience of Irish life.
It wasn’t as exhilarating as many of this season’s remarkable last 16 ties and it certainly didn’t have the quality of football that’s been on show over the last fortnight; but Liverpool’s wonderful victory in Munich, inspired by two-goal Sadio Mane, has nevertheless put down a marker that is hugely significant.
Ever feel that you need to be in two places at once? As we sat high up in the Camp Nou, watching Barcelona and Tottenham play out a 1-1 draw, eyes were stuck fast on updates from the San Siro. It was like watching Tony Blair’s nervous smile in Sedgefield in May 1997 while Michael Portillo grimaced in Enfield. All you needed was to splice yourself in half. Was that really too much to ask?