Cathal Dervanby Cathal Dervan
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Hands up all those who knew that Christopher Columbus would one day be linked with a story related to the decline in the fortunes of Donegal’s Gaelic football team.
Can’t see too many hands going up out there in the Bronx or Brooklyn, and it’s hardly surprising seeing as how Columbus, as far as I know, didn’t stop off in Killybegs on his way to the New World.
A story of a lawnmower, one that has nothing to do with the Leinster football final win for Dublin over Meath but one that was told at Croke Park on Sunday.
My first Sunday off in weeks resulted in not one but two invitations to visit the GAA’s headquarters for the Leinster football final. Both were accepted.
Andy Murray sat down in front of the television cameras on Monday morning and made the sort of admission that every sportsman or woman is entitled to make at least once in their life, no matter how good or bad they are.
Speaking just hours after a sensational win over Novak Djokovic quenched a Wimbledon men’s singles thirst for the British nation, Murray had a confession to make to the world.
One of the few benefits of advancing age is perspective. Another is a memory more advanced than younger colleagues and the ability to recall great sporting achievements of the past.
But even that failed me on Saturday night as the Dublin hurlers pulled off the shock result of the summer and finally beat All-Ireland kingpins Kilkenny in the championship.