Monthly Archives: June 2013

A case of the obsessed

Despite the rumour and innuendo, it is the love of football which drives Mick O’Dwyer on, says Ewan MacKenna The story went as follows; back in his days as Laois boss, Mick O’Dwyer was presented with a card by the county board that allowed him to top up for free at selected petrol stations. On […]

Fighting his corner

Olympic glory, suicidal thoughts, Buddhism and now working behind bars: it’s been a strange life for Nicholas Cruz Hernandez since defecting from Cuba but he’s still managed to keep on smiling Some days the gym was filled with the swish of leather on leather. Others, when¬†Nicholas Cruz¬†Hernandez would invite some Cuban acquaintances over to waste […]