Dave O'Connell

Time for sport to cultivate the sound of silence on the sideline

A Different View There are few more unedifying sights than that of a large red-faced father shouting abuse at the referee in a schoolboy soccer match – and I say that as someone who would...

When it comes to being lucky sometimes it’s all in the name

Unfortunately the secret to gambling success comes too late for those who are now shirtless after a barren week in Ballybrit – but now it turns out that they probably failed, not because they...
Dave O'Connell

When semi-flexible is as good as it’s going to get

A Different View with Dave O’Connell emi-flexible adult – that's how my train ticket described me. Not as good as completely flexible obviously – but still a lot better than utterly intransigent. Semi-flexible in this case...
Dave O'Connell

Family Fun Day – is that the ultimate contradiction?

A Different View with Dave O’Connell here are few phrases in life more guaranteed to bring you out in a cold sweat than the threat of a 'Family Fun Day'. In case you don't get the...
Dave O'Connell

Actual friends meet face to face – not on Facebook

A Different View with Dave O’Connell here was a great cartoon once that encapsulated the conundrum of the social media age; a widow talking to her friend in a funeral parlour with no one else...
Dave O'Connell

Being out of touch could be great for your health

A Different View with Dave O’Connell It can be difficult not to in a world of technology that means you’re always at the end of a phone – but you should be warned; taking your...


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