Jorge Sebastian Heiland made a mockery of the bookies’ odds which ranked Matthew Macklin as a 1/20 favourite ahead of their WBC world middleweight title eliminator on Saturday night, but, in hindsight, Father Time was the most difficult opponent for the home fighter.
Cathal Pendred was 11 when his younger brother Padraig was knocked down and broke his femur. As broken bones go that was up there with the worst of them. Two months in traction in a bed at Temple Street Children’s Hospital — and during the summer holidays too.
The Examiner’s football correspondent Liam Mackey likes a good argument when he hears it, and he’s got strong views of his own. Today, and every Tuesday, he will be acting as referee on your opinions on the Premiership. Let him know what you think and he’ll argue the toss with you. We’ll be offering a free sports prize to the star contribution each week. This week there’s debate about the real quality of Kevin Doyle, Beckham heading Stateside, the Italian Stallion at Everton (no, we don’t mean Arteta), Stephen Hunt’s comments about Cech, the soap opera that is Chelsea, Chimbonda’s slap at Nicky Butt, and Rooney’s dry spell.