Almanac Tributes: Hugh McIlvanney – one of sports writing’s finest

Peter Flynn has been a regular visit to the Antipodes over many years. As a result he has come to appreciate the fine sports writing on offer there – especially the descriptive and insightful prose of Hugh McIlvanney. Sadly McIlvanney died last week. P. Flynn went looking for the Scotsman’s powerful piece on Johnny Owen’s tragic final fight.