Killian Down gives an account of his gruelling experience in Berlin, a brief stop on a summer backpacking tour of Europe. I warned them. I did, I warned them. Taking a nine-hour night bus from Krakow to Berlin would be a mistake; a sleepless, neck-cricking error that we would pay for the next day. Yet, there I found myself, a victim of the frankly overrated … Continue reading Achtung Baby!
Killian Down predicts Gennady Golovkin to be the prophet of a new era of boxing It is not often that professional boxing breaches the back page of the newspaper, nor indeed graces the leaves of Motley. As a sport firmly in the ‘minority sport’ category, it takes a fight or fighter of momentous importance to break into the mainstream media consciousness; at least in any … Continue reading The Golovkin Takeover
Words: Killian Down During the summer of 1994, an unruly mob of whiskey-slicked Irish soccer fans were unloaded onto American soil to bear witness to one of Ireland’s rare forays into the World Cup. Joining them was a member of the O’Connor clan of Glenageary, Dublin, a family best-known for producing the enigmatic Sinéad. It was not however Sinéad who was sent to chronicle the … Continue reading Rugby World Cup Diary: Part One