I LEARNED THAT Dublin’s Hueston Station at 5pm on the Friday of a Bank Holiday weekend is essentially the closest we’ll get to law of the jungle, this side of the apocalypse.
But in the world of sport, there are plenty of lessons on which to recap.
1. Mullane’s still the man
Star Waterford forward led his club De La Salle to a second county title in three years by dethroning champions Ballygunner in a comfortable 3-13 to 1-11 scoreline at Walsh Park on Sunday. Mullane contributed nine points. What a guy.
2. They’re not particularly good at running the country, but marathons…
Children’s minister Barry Andrews was first home of the 10 members of the Oireachtas taking part in yesterday’s Dublin city marathon, notching an impressive time of 3:43:11.
3. Don’t compare sporting defeats to natural disasters
2. Sometimes less is more
After Real Sociedad’s winger Antoine Griezmann nodded in his side’s second goal in a 3-0 win over Deportivo La Coruna last night – he was booked for this celebration. Sometimes, I must admit, I long for the days of the dignified fist pump or firm handshake.
5 Bernard Brogan can hit a ball
If Ireland are to reel in Australia’s seven-point lead after the first test in Limerick on Saturday, the Footballer of the Year will need to strike a few more like this goal (two mins 10 sec in).