His name was Daniel

He came third in his family, but always aimed for first in life. Soccer, football, hurling, basketball, golf, all played with passion. All his efforts came from a desire to be the best. He loved to win. On this blog you have known him as, “my friends young boy”, “my young friend”, and affectionately as … More His name was Daniel

“The man who wins is the man who thinks they can”

Have there been times in your life when you achieved the impossible? When others thought you couldn’t, but you did? When you were given the odds against you, but you beat them? I am sitting here watching rugby. Ireland v New Zealand. Normally that would mean watching some of the match with my eyes closed, … More “The man who wins is the man who thinks they can”

Up the Rebels!

We Irish like to believe, that others view Ireland, as a land of hills, mountains, friendly people, pubs, music and craic. However that is not what we Irish see. Living here is similar to life in most countries. There is of course the beauty, music and “craic”, but equally we also have, unemployment, violence, and … More Up the Rebels!

You learn so much about your child when you watch them compete.

Take you marks, Go! It is amazing to note, how differently those words effect different children. Today I was at a swim competition, one of the coaches to over thirty swimmers, most aged between eight and eleven. Many competing for the first time. For some the whole day was magic. Their eyes were shining, their … More You learn so much about your child when you watch them compete.