Unity at the Euros

2 mates spotted by the BBC at the Euros: one from the area described in my last post (sporting a Cliftonville top) and one from east belfast (sporting a Glentoran top).  Huge day for them both tomorrow as wee Norn Iron play world champions Germany to get a point to get through to the last 16.


Not sure whether there’ll be such unity as Cork City FC have just been drawn against Linfield in the Europa League qualifiers!



On running…

This one, a gem found in a Roman ruin in Budapest.  Martial, a first century Roman poet writes:

To trifle in the various sports to which every open space is devoted, when one can run, is sloth.
(Martial, XXXII 5-15)

By the sounds of it, Martial quite enjoyed sloth, and until the fair weather shines, so do I!  But having taken a season or two off playing hockey to run long distance, I think it may be time to change the running pattern to build up to next hockey season!  Looking forward to training runs on the Welsh border, in Scottish Highlands, south Spain, Morocco and along the banks of the Lee, over the next few weeks, thanks to kind people giving me free places to stay.  Thanks all!