Cathal Dervanby Cathal Dervan
- Rugby ace Ronan O’Gara makes us proud to be Irish
- We won't see the likes of Manchester United manager Alex Ferguon again
- Irish defender Paul McShane - A good guy finally finishes first
- Munster’s defeat in the Heineken Cup proves Celtic Tiger didn’t take our soul
- Alex Ferguson and Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez - the good and the bad of Premier League action
The lovely Manuela, in case you don’t know her, normally features on these sort of pages as interpreter for a man by the name of Giovanni Trapattoni.
Trap wasn’t at Manuela’s side this time around, however. Instead she was working for someone happy to speak Italian and let Manuela do her job.
Tiger Woods doesn’t play soccer. Some could argue right now that he doesn’t play much quality golf these days either.
He has been to football matches, however. I’ve seen him at Stamford Bridge, enjoying the hospitality of Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich who is no longer one of the three richest men in Russia just in case you are interested in such things.
It’s a good thing by the way, but it can stifle your viewing options when you have to stay in on a Saturday night and find yourself surrounded by kids almost old enough to vote in the upcoming Irish election.
The problem in such circumstances is remote. Or a remote control to be precise. The teenagers may be younger in years, but they are more ambitious in their choice of TV viewing come prime time on your Sky satellite.
As visitors, they get first call on the telly in what my mother has always referred to as the good room. Incidentally, she has still to tell me where the bad room is and I’m no longer sure I want to know!
Not 24 hours after Fernando Torres left Liverpool for Chelsea and Andy Carroll left Newcastle for Liverpool, the man with a title once referred to as the “Tea Shop” by Tony Cascarino made a move all of his own.
Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Brian Cowen and his government went on the transfer list on Tuesday afternoon, and a nation celebrated as Team Fianna Fail fell apart in spectacular fashion.