Sunday 24 September 2017

Silver lining from Rio lifts foggy gloom after flat week

The Skibbereen boys show off their silver medals at the Lagoa Stadium, Copacabana. Photo: Sportsfile.
The Skibbereen boys show off their silver medals at the Lagoa Stadium, Copacabana. Photo: Sportsfile.
Eoghan Harris

Eoghan Harris

Friday three o'clock. From the window of Field's coffee shop in Skibbereen, I see a town totally out of its mind with pride. Lisheen is levitating, too. A lovely townland, home of the O'Donovan boys, where Jack Lynch spent his summers.

Cicero would call Paul and Gary paragons of pietas, the virtue which admonishes us to do our duty to our country and our parents. Which they did. 

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