For someone who has taken so many unorthodox turns to fulfil his dream of representing Ireland in international sport, it seems fitting that Patrick McMillan now wears the Irish colours while travelling from A to B as fast as possible.
There was no blood spilt on the fine carpets of the luxurious Conrad Hotel last Thursday night. In the end, the Olympic Council of Ireland's egm was a bloodless coup. A new president, two new vice-presidents, a new general secretary and a new executive committee in a night of change for Irish sport.
Maria McCambridge saw the door close on her Olympic aspirations at the Riga Marathon yesterday morning. The 40-year-old passed halfway in 78 minutes - well on course to surpass the 2:37:29 mark of Belfast's Breege Connolly's which she was targeting - but McCambridge slowed considerably in the second half, eventually finishing seventh in 2:52:22.
Kieran Behan followed up Ellis O'Reilly's historic achievement in becoming the first female Irish gymnast to qualify for the Olympics by claiming silver for his performance on the Floor in the Apparatus Final at the Aquece Rio Test Event in the HSBC Barra Olympic Arena in Rio.
When Katie Taylor ducked under the ropes and into the ring for her final at the 2012 Olympic Games, there was only one voice she could tune into amid the thunderous noise and support in the ExCel Arena. That voice was her dad's.
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