Monthly Archives: October 2013

Pride and prejudice

For a fleeting moment he helped a nation to see past tags, but all these years later, Francis Barrett tells Ewan MacKenna that life is still a fight for acceptance.  You can be sure he’d no longer make light-middleweight. His white t-shirt is sullied from a day’s work. The stubble on his face is congregating […]

Bullseye for Jack the lad

Being Ireland’s finest thrower allowed Jack McKenna to witness close up the boozy, bizarre, brilliant and best days of darts Grab a chair, sit back and relax. Jack McKenna has a head packed full of stories you could lose yourself in. No problem if you don’t remember him, he doesn’t expect you to. That may […]