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
I like Andy. I always have done, back even in the days when he was bursting out of our television screen in the gold shirt of Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Our paths have crossed many times since, first back at a time when I worked in London covering the launch of the Premier League and Andy was the main man on the fledgling Sky Sports satellite TV station.
It started with the Sky Sports coverage of the match in the Mediterranean port of Toulon.
More than once, the Sky cameras highlighted the sun setting on the harbor and the commentator stressed the significance of the image.
Not for the first time Robbie Keane is dominating the soccer headlines back home as the transfer window merry-go-round begins to gain momentum.
The Ireland captain is in the news simply because he can’t get into the first team picture at Tottenham Hotspur and has been told he can leave the club by his manager Harry Redknapp.
Ireland’s top amateur boxers took five medals home from the European Championships last summer and will look to match that achievement at the world finals in Baku this year when Olympic qualification will also be the carrot for Beijing veterans Kenny Egan and Paddy Barnes and their teammates.
B IS FOR PAUL BROGAN