18 Mar 2014

Con Houlihan’s artistic view on staying in sport and life

The next Jumping the Gun podcast will be recorded tomorrow. I wrote this impromptu piece below when my friend was thinking about giving up running altogether this evening. I referred to my long lost friend Con Houlihan for a sense of perspective. by Feidhlim Kelly 18 March 2014 I rang

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29 May 2013

A tribute to Con Houlihan

I still think about Con Houlihan every morning when I wake up. It is morning – well, mid-morning – as I start to write this column. This used to be the customary start of our daily ritual of tea and toast and Sky Sports News on mute. Frank Greally introduced

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29 May 2013

Reflections on Con Houlihan

“The pony express always comes through,” Con Houlihan would often say with a wry smile after we finished a newspaper column. I unwittingly joined the pony express in Martin Street in the Winter of 2007. I was 24 when I walked through the door of Con’s house for the first

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