Tom Humphries, writing in the Irish Times, lauds the achievement of Darren Sutherland, the latest to join the fraternity of pugilistic podium perchers.
My favourite lines from the article:
"Only by an act of God, or a miracle of pharmacy, could an Irish athlete outshine the boxers this time."
"I don't want to get emotional," he said, emotionally. "But four years . . . of hard, hard work has paid off. To come back from that injury and to be standing before you . . . an Olympic medallist, it's amazing." [emphasis mine]
Sutherland joins team mates Paddy Barnes (Belfast) and Kenny Egan (Dublin) in the winners' circle, establishing Ireland's best showing since Melbourne in 1956.