Monday 24 July 2017

Plaudits for back page

Sir -- Many times I have been tempted to write in praise of your back page sports writers who have been consistently brilliant over a long period of time. A few weeks ago Eamon Sweeney wrote beautifully about darts, a game usually ignored by the sports media.

Then along came Tommy Conlon with his tribute to Bill McLaren. It's not the first time Tommy has scaled the journalistic heights. I fondly recall articles about Cormac McAnallen, another about a basketball play-off game that was turned around with only fractions of a second remaining; and to illustrate his versatility, a lovely tribute to John McGahern. Thanks, Tommy.

John Devlin,

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