The borders defining the area known as the Golden Vale in Munster aren’t very precisely defined but it’s fair to say that a 166-acre residential farm near the village of Ballyagran, currently listed with GVM Auctioneers, would count as being within those borders, and right in the heart of it.
That I can say I feel for Richard Keogh this morning is not the same as saying that he was not guilty of an appalling error of judgment, to put it at its mildest, for his involvement in the events which culminated in the car crash on Tuesday night. One that saw two of his Derby County team mates arrested on drink-driving charges and the club captain and Irish international sustaining a serious knee injury.
As plans are being finalised to commemorate the 40th anniversary Fastnet Race disaster, one of the competitors in the race has spoken about how he thought he was going to die in the storm, which claimed the life of 19 yachtsmen.
As the majority of the Irish squad for next month’s Euro 2020 qualifiers begin work at their training camp in Portugal today, Mick McCarthy says he has no fears that the 17-day-long run-up to the game against Denmark on June 7 will see any of his players fall victim to cabin fever.
Gardaí have issued a renewed appeal for information relating to the disappearance of Cork woman, Tina Satchwell, on the second anniversary of her disappearance, and said they have conducted over 330 lines of enquiry during their investigation.
Kayley Woollacott was widowed at 31 when her husband Richard finally lost his long battle with depression last year. She was left with a young daughter, a racing stable and two options. Fight or flight. She chose the former and has dealt the sort of grief that could crush a lesser mortal in a remarkably robust and positive way. She has embraced the legacy of her husband’s death to publicise the need for dialogue on men’s mental health while at the same time raising significant funds for charities working in the field.