Now this might seem strange given all which preceded it, but, the above was actually the sport which prompted production of this piece but delivery thereof was delayed by a certain other writing project. And we are not getting into the whole ‘Is it a sport?’ debate. All I’ll say is that Sky Sports broadcast it where they do not show chess or poker – as some of the other sports channels do.
With the exception of one article from July 2018 to which this corner was vehemently opposed for very personal reasons, Eamonn Sweeney of the Sunday Independent is one of my favourite writers. Recently, the Sligo man domiciled in Skibereen began the new year with a sporting wish-list for the year ahead. Now read on…