The horror out-ran the pain; a cold, instant recognition of her leg being trapped at an angle it could never withstand. Niamh Briggs heard the crack and screamed. Then she made the mistake of looking down.
Through the soak of euphoria accompanying another county title for what he declared as Sixmilebridge's "greatest ever team", manager Tim Crowe appealed for a rethink on the cancellation of this year's Munster Club Championship.
Peter McNeeley doesn't sound like the man I remember. What I hear instead is the voice of a ghost, the gearing of his speech grasping and heavily slurred. His memories are dug up from behind the thick curtain of damage left by drug and alcohol abuse.
Betty Lowth, who passed away last night after a short, non-Covid related illness, came to form an incredibly strong bond with the boy she had to give up to foster care within weeks of his birth on December 4, 1959.
He went blind in his left eye and began losing power down his left side. Was it a severe migraine? Worse still, maybe a stroke? As the symptoms accelerated, their thoughts inevitably darkened. Kevin Hennessy couldn't dress himself; eventually couldn't even grip a spoon in his weakened hand.
For months, Dr Con Murphy had warned against the mental toll of isolation through Covid, only for a realisation to dawn that he was falling victim to that predicament himself.
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