The mother of a three-year-old Cork boy who drowned while on holiday in Spain last August has told of her anguish at the toddler’s death, and is now campaigning for government-funded swimming lessons for preschool children.
It says a lot about Connacht under Andy Friend that they were disappointed not to claim a bonus-point win over Top 14 outfit Bordeaux-Bègles as both teams tested the extent of their squads. But the coach left his players in no doubt that they have to improve their discipline or risk being dropped.
Robin Dawson might be the world No 98 and a recent star performer in the Bonallack Trophy but he admits he’d love to add an amateur “major” to his trophy cabinet should he eventually make the move into the professional ranks.
Team Éamon Bowen (Éamon Bowen, Michael Barry and Denis Murphy) won the first big prize of 2018 when they beat Team Joseph Murphy (Joseph Murphy, Denis Connolly, Celly Spillane) in the John O’Donovan Cup final at Bottlehill on New Year’s Day.
How do Santa’s reindeer fly? And what does Mrs Claus do on Christmas Eve, while Santa’s flying around the world? These and other mysteries are kindly explained toby the junior infants of Kilgarriffe National School in Clonakilty, Co Cork.