It doesn’t always happen but, invariably, the wheel will turn full circle. At the end of the Dr Harty Cup final yesterday, I spotted my clubmate and former St Flannan’s team-mate, Pat Healy, recording footage of the trophy presentation on his phone. Thirty-three years on from when we won our Harty medals together, Pat’s son Darragh got to taste that feeling.
Children’s Health Ireland has been criticised for failing to communicate with the parents of children with severe scoliosis about a particular type of titanium spinal support rod, which may now need to be removed.
When Liam Cahill took over as Waterford manager last autumn, his first act was to take out his axe and get chopping. A host of names were dropped but when that list included team-captain Noel Connors, and another high-profile casualty, Maurice Shanahan, much of the discussion focussed on Cahill’s reasoning behind those decisions.
Two goals in first-half injury time by Jack Fagan and Stephen Bennett, gave Waterford the platform to record their second successive victory in this year’s National Hurling League as they ran out comfortable nine-point winners over a dogged Westmeath in TEG Cusack Park, Mullingar, Sunday afternoon.
St Flannans’ crusade for a first Munster A Colleges title since 2005 stayed firmly on track on Wednesday afternoon as they powered to a ten-point victory in a contest that had hurling pulses racing for three-quarters of an hour.
Young climate activists have been closely scrutinised recently by sceptical adults. You only have to go on Twitter to see (often poorly written) insults and diatribes from older social media users. In Julie Cahill’s letter (September 30), she questions whether these kids are practising what they’re preaching.