Wednesday 18 January 2017

Silver lining from Rio lifts foggy gloom after flat week

Published 14/08/2016 | 02:30

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.

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.

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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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