AT the risk of over-egging a flat pudding, it’s fair to say that a double root canal via meat cleaver, secateurs and kango-hammer would be far more appealing than watching live international football of your own volition these days.
I CANNOT recall a more tragic weekend and, before any discussion on the relative triviality of sporting matters, my heartfelt sympathies are extended to the families and friends of those individuals who died in Carlingford and Cookstown respectively.
AN EMAIL error (the following information was meant to be sent to ‘The (so-called) Independent’) has revealed shocking news which will surely dismay almost all followers of English soccer: The Premier League is to switch all major matches involving Chelsea to Wembley.
THE uniqueness of the GAA family is pretty much summed up in the reaction of people to the extraordinarily heart-breaking story last week that Kieran O’Connor, an ex-Cork inter-county footballer, is undergoing extensive chemotherapy for a rare form of bone cancer, having already had a lower leg amputated earlier this year.
THERE are some abiding images that will never dim with time: PSG’s Angel Di Maria pretending to drink out of a bottle of beer at Old Trafford a couple of weeks ago; the other, the gaunt, ghostly look on his face after Marcus Rashford crashed home the winning penalty - courtesy of VAR – that gave Manchester United one of the most unlikely and dramatic victories in the entire history of the Champions League.