As an arts lover, my first task was to write about... cricket
He comforted me in my darkest hour and was a rock to his colleagues, says Madeleine Keane
Walt Whitman's words came to mind -- 'O Captain! my Captain!' -- as management sombrely informed our newsroom on Tuesday of the death of Aengus Fanning.
The Sunday Independent is perceived as a colossus among Irish newspapers (thanks to Aengus's visionary, energetic stewardship) but we're a small ship and our captain is gone.
I was 24 when I met him first. His inaugural commission for an arts-loving young mother? A piece on cricket.