Eoin Morgan has a hard act to follow as the Irish captain of the England cricket team


Fascinating slice of sporting, social and political history from today’s Guardian. Timothy Carew 0’Brien, a fierce tempered red haired Irish aristocrat, sometime country squire, Irish Home Ruler, bereaved father of a First World War officer and an eventually one-legged aviator daughter, man who lost his estate in the War of Independence, and rider of Ostriches. Read it here

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