Wednesday 16 August 2017

Visceral reality of a day at the Grand National

Cartoon by Jim Cogan
Cartoon by Jim Cogan
Declan Lynch

Declan Lynch

When I was a boy, I had a dream. I dreamt that one day, I would be able to get into my own car, and drive off to a race meeting.

My father, or the father of a friend of mine, would sometimes bring us to race meetings, and I would find the experience so intoxicating, I would curse the fact that I could not get there unless accompanied by an adult.

Some day, I vowed, I will be able to make my own way to the Curragh, or Leopardstown, or the Phoenix Park.

Please sign in or register with Independent.ie for free access to Opinions.

Sign In

Don't Miss