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The fear of success

Then one day, I decided to see what would happen if I stopped.
As I approached the gate the dog appeared and got into the ready position. Once I was passed the gate it took off after me, barking and snapping as usual. I led it on for 30 metres. Then I stopped the car and turned off the engine.

The dog stopped running. It stopped barking too. Continue reading

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The game is never over until it’s over…but it’s not always easy to get a result

One of the last big games to be decided by the flip of a coin was a second round European Cup tie between Glasgow Celtic and Benfica in 1969…
Americans do not like replays, so the general rule is keep playing until someone wins. Continue reading

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Tennis: My Game of Gladiators and Daydreams

I very much doubt that I was the only boy who ever dreamed of scoring the winning goals in All-Ireland finals, F.A. Cup finals and for good measure, the winning try in a triple crown decider. Of course I never … Continue reading

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Winning Streaks

Have you ever noticed how different years, or different sports seasons, can be defined by a series of similar feats or incidents? Take the Premiership season just finished in Britain; it will be remembered – if it is remembered at … Continue reading

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With the arrival of spring comes the urge to get back out on the field

There was an air of spring about last weekend. The lawnmower brigade was out last Saturday and the smell of cut grass filled the air with expectations of championship hurling and football. For the first time this year the thought … Continue reading

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The Left Handed Sportsman

There was one thing certain about yesterday’s United States presidential election long before the citizens cast their votes. That was that the next president of the USA would be left handed. In fact three of the last four presidents of … Continue reading

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