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Jack Kyle

As a young boy my two earliest sporting heroes were Christy Ring and Jack Kyle.  For my handful of readers from outside of Cork, Christy Ring was one of the greatest Cork hurlers ever. Our family home was situated in Tivoli on a hill overlooking the River Lee and Cork’s hurling pitch Pairc ui Chaoimh, and

By |2018-08-21T11:15:19+00:00October 29th, 2014|Categories: History|0 Comments

Ted the blogger!

I look at the heading of this week’s edition and cringe slightly as I really don’t consider myself a blogger as I am much too old and set in my ways and yet I have now been blogging every week now for the last 12 months. It was just over a year ago when I

By |2018-08-21T11:16:26+00:00October 21st, 2014|Categories: Business|0 Comments

The Swan’s Family Business…update

I did a little blog earlier in the year about the time I was fortunate enough to be on the beach in Derrynane last year when I experienced a few magical moments when I saw a pair of swans teaching their nearly grown cygnets how to fly. It was a fascinating few moments with the

By |2018-08-21T11:16:54+00:00October 15th, 2014|Categories: Family|0 Comments

Cork Boat Club

It was a lovely September evening, a continuation of the splendid weather we have enjoyed in Ireland this year. I was out for a cycle along the banks of the River Lee when I stopped on the pier in Blackrock Village and looked across at Cork Boat Club.  As you can see it was a

By |2018-08-21T11:17:05+00:00October 8th, 2014|Categories: Sport|0 Comments

1, 2, 3, 4…………..

When my son Eamon decided that he needed to follow his passion for writing songs and wanted to put together an album of his own songs I have to admit to having a few anxious moments as I just wasn’t sure if he could combine his work as M.D. at City Life and also follow

By |2018-08-21T11:17:17+00:00October 2nd, 2014|Categories: Family|0 Comments