Tales of sporting glory and why we love them

Tales of sporting glory and why we love them
Brian O’Driscoll will be back in Croke Park next week this time as a guest speaker Pic: Getty

Sport is a universal language, providing a single point around which we can gather

Once upon a time, sport was for the weekend. It was escapism and began and ended with a whistle or a flag.

Once upon a time, it was played by dashing amateurs who were living the dream we all had as kids to score the winning goal and lift the treasured cup.

It was played by ESB linesmen who ran out for their clubs on a Wednesday and their county on a Sunday, dashing back...

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