Monday 11 December 2017

John Greene: How sport can beat bullies and build public spirit

Richard Johnson is now the curator for the New England Sports Museum in Boston
Richard Johnson is now the curator for the New England Sports Museum in Boston
John Greene

John Greene

Richard Johnson's only visit to Ireland was in 1977. One day, with his Irish-American girlfriend Mary Hamilton, he was hitching a lift outside Galway, hoping to make it to Cork. Thinking about that now it seems a tall order, but eventually they were picked up by a man who was heading some, but not all, of their way. He was a doctor who trained in Massachusetts, and so he was immediately drawn to his two passengers' accents.

Where in Massachusetts did you train? asked Richard.

St Vincent's Hospital, in Worcester.

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