Cathal Dervanby Cathal Dervan
- Phil Mickelson’s collapse during U.S. Open was heartbreaking for many reasons
- Crazy squirrels and great memories - the 25th anniversary of the greatest day in Irish sporting history
- Despite economic misery of the Irish our sports will always be our pride -- the glow of optimism that comes with athlete's success
- Ireland against England in Wembley - the soccer fixture to beat all soccer fixtures
- Rugby ace Ronan O’Gara makes us proud to be Irish
Roy Keane had to stick his oar into the great Paris debate this week and good luck to him -- as a former Irish captain he’s as entitled to his opinion as anyone, and more so than a lot of people.
Now before you fall off your chair with that opening sentence, let me tell you that I agree with a lot of what Roy had to say about the 1-1 draw in France on Wednesday of last week that will never be forgotten, and for so many reasons.
There I was on Saturday night, in situ for the Star’s annual GAA awards banquet, when the need arose to spend a penny.
The venue was the Brazen Head, the quaint and very old boozer on the side of the Liffey and in close proximity to St. Patrick’s Cathedral.
The occasion was the launch of a charity CD for the Christmas market featuring the singing talents of the former Irish soccer manager Eoin Hand.