AFL Round 14: St Kilda v Geelong – the game of choice in Dublin

By Peter Lenaghan The first game of the new AFL season was played while Emily and I waited at Tullamarine for our flight to London. Ben Cousins was the talk of the town and the Tigers were, once again, considered a genuine finals prospect. By the time we landed in the UK, the recovering drug [Read more]

Irish correspondent: Flat-beer season needs a few bubbles

By Peter Lenaghan Thank God for Antrim. The romance the northern county is generating this summer in Ireland seems desperately needed. On Saturday afternoon I hopped in the car and went for a drive into the Midlands. The motorway takes me out of Dublin and through the green countryside of County Kildare and County Laois, [Read more]

Irish Correspondent: Dublin cricket looks bright amid the mizzle

By Peter Lenaghan It is summer in Dublin and a light mizzle is falling on the city. A thick blanket of cloud hangs above, trapping warm and muggy air. It is a minor miracle that cricket is played here at all. The players emerge from the rooms, each one wearing a cream, sleeveless sweater. “I’ve [Read more]

Irish Correspondent: Hill 16 and other lessons

By Peter Lenaghan Croke Park in Dublin gleams when the weak, early summer sunshine peeps through the cloud. It is the first big day of the Leinster football championship. Nearby, betting shops and pubs are overflowing and the Dubs’ fans, decked out in sky blue kits, are lubricating their voice boxes; the old rivals are [Read more]