By Kieran ShannonPaul Rouse is an accidental academic, but a fascination with history deepened into a passion when it merged with his love of sport. His new book, ‘The Hurlers’, charts the birth of the modern game in that first All-Ireland final 131 years ago. He marvels at what a few visionary hurling men gave the country, but can’t help think that hurling has since failed at least half that countryOh, a storm is threat’ningMy very life todayIf I don’t get some shelterOh yeah, I’m gonna fade awayWar, children, it’s just a shot awayIt’s just a shot awayThe Rolling Stones, Gimme ShelterOF all the modules in all the courses in all the colleges in Ireland, Paul Rouse probably offers and teaches the most fascinating of the lot.Every Monday at four o’clock, 20 first-year students will convene with him in a small room on the fifth floor of the library in UCD and take a class on the History of Muhammad Ali.It’s all in there. … [Read more...] about The big interview with Paul Rouse: Why is the greatest game played by so few?
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Exclusive PUBLISHED: 12:17 31 July 2018 | UPDATED: 12:17 31 July 2018 Stuart Watson Paul Hurst is only the 16th permanent manager in Ipswich Town's 82-year professional history. Photo: Sarah Lucy Brown Archant Paul Hurst takes charge of his first competitive Ipswich Town game on Saturday. STUART WATSON sat down with the new Blues boss to talk about his route to this point. Paul Hurst gives some directions to his players at MK Dons. Photo: PagepixThere’s little more than a week to go until the start of the new season. The team is due to face West Ham in the final warm-up friendly in little more than 24 hours. There’s plenty of transfer business to deal with.“Thanks for agreeing to this,” I say to Paul Hurst. “I’m not sure how much time you’ve got...” “I was told you’d need about 15 minutes or so,” he replies.Almost an hour later and we’re done. Not bad for someone who started … [Read more...] about Big interview: ‘I know I am good enough’ – Paul Hurst discusses his upbringing, football journey and why being blunt is best
0 Have your say It is that time of year. Start of Wimbledon, start of the school holidays, and many a parent perhaps wishes they could have their own step-laddered high chair from which to look down disdainfully on the latest face-flushed, spittle-spatting strop and eyeroll wearily. Despite the painfully obvious ready-made title, the recent fad for funky tennis documentaries has, thus far, not ventured into the mysterious inner world of the tennis umpire, those blazered bastions of order who are as part of the fabric of British summertime as Sue Barker’s jug of Pimm’s.Which is the documentary world’s loss, as a fascinating hour in the company of John Frame, Scottish veteran of 25 Wimbledons and chair umpire in seven finals, reveals. He did strike back, though with polite good humour, as one Australian player was to discover, but first we must go back to a beginning which can’t help but, with your indulgence, prompt the response: … [Read more...] about Interview: John Frame’s 25p bus ride from Craiglockhart to Wimbledon
Picture: AFP Lexington: The speech? Marco Rubio: Yeah, I’m kind of giving a framework on our, I say domestic policy, but really it’s the challenges that every, advanced, industrialised Western country, and maybe some in Asia are, are facing. You see it manifest politically, but you see it manifest socially and culturally, so… You’re planning a speech in the Senate on this? I don’t know when it is, I’m trying to write a bunch of my thoughts together. But this is the new conservative agenda? Well, I mean the conservative part is about what the broader conservative response to the issues should be. I’m, I’m an incredibly optimistic person; like I believe human beings are creatures of, by nature, problem solvers. Not...we wouldn’t be on earth still if we hadn’t solved problems, but that doesn’t mean solving them is easy. But I still believe that some point in the future, a hundred years from now, fifty years from … [Read more...] about Transcript: An interview with Marco Rubio
Kiwis rugby league legend Benji Marshall has hinted he will consider retirement sooner, rather than later, but won't contemplate that decision until later this season. The veteran half is experiencing a career resurgence with his old Wests Tigers club, where he began his NRL career as a teenager, spent 10 years and played 200 games, before an unsuccessful switch to rugby union, and then stints with St George Illawarra and Brisbane. Under coach Ivan Cleary, the Tigers have been among of the surprise performers of the 2018 season so far, winning six of 10 games and sitting in the top four. Among their victims have been reigning premiers Melbourne Storm twice and runners-up North Queensland Cowboys. Benji Marshall rewinds clock for rampant Tigers Frank Endacott believes Benji Marshall deserves Kiwis recall Marshall, 33, has been a big part of that revival, which may provide a fitting swansong - if he decides this season is his last. "Where we are now, I don't want to say I'll be playing … [Read more...] about NRL: Benji Marshall deflects retirement questions