Every young guy in a boxing club knows the benefits of being in that environment and when you consider how other sports are promoted in schools, I feel the time has come for my sport to be given the same profile.
The GAA seems to have got itself into an extremely uncomfortable position following its decision to arrange a raft of early-season competitions that, rather than having solved problems, appear to have sparked a fixtures quagmire.
England beat Australia 20-17 in the 2003 World Cup final. There is a common misunderstanding that it was Jonny Wilkinson who won it with a sweetly struck right-footed drop-goal in extra-time. Let me correct you if you believe that England's win that day was down to their out-half.
There are a couple of anecdotes in Paul Fitzpatrick's excellent book, 'The Fairytale in New York', about Cavan's 1947 All-Ireland final win over Kerry in America, that have the capacity to almost erase every long-held prejudice about people from that fair county.
It's that time of year again. The evenings are getting lighter, daffodils and bluebells are raising their pretty little heads, skylarks, robins and blackbirds are chirping away in a pleasant morning chorus.
The legend of Harry Gregg, his Manchester United and Northern Ireland career, and, of course, Munich, have been well documented in the multitude of tributes following his overnight passing, after a period of illness, aged 87.
I have to take my hat off to Tyrone. When it became clear that Healy Park, Omagh was unplayable in the hours leading up to last weekend's Allianz Football League game against Kerry, officials in the Red Hand County did not hang about.
When Kerry full-forward and captain David Clifford incurred a yellow card in the first half of his team's Allianz Football League Division One defeat to Tyrone last weekend, there were those who were of the view that it was a portent of things to come.
I'm honoured to have been given a framed shirt and Irish League title medal by Crusaders legend Declan Caddell. As a life-long Crusaders fan it really means a lot because the medal is obviously something he could have handed down to his family.
There is no one any more guilty than me when it comes to constantly banging on about needless stoppages and senseless rule changes which I feel are being persistently introduced to football, but it now transpires we're not alone.
I have some good and bad news for Carrick Rangers boss Niall Currie. As I left him lapping up an excellent win over Ballymena United at a windswept and interesting Warden Street, I revealed my revolutionary plan to, err, revolutionise the game.
Question: what do Jock Stein, Sir Matt Busby, Bob Paisley, Joe Fagan, Sir Alex Ferguson, Jose Mourinho and Jurgen Klopp have in common? Obvious answer: they have all managed teams to European Cup/Champions League triumphs.
I'm not sure if Warrenpoint's young keeper Mark Byrne had any aspirations of playing professional football across the water - but if he did - then those hopes and dreams may just have been quashed by his moment of madness at Millfield last Saturday.
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