Feargal MacKay is the resident book reviewer at Podium Cafe and an occasional contributor elsewhere. He can be found on twitter at @fmk_ROI.
Argyle Armada tells the story of a year in the life of pro cycling, as seen through the lens and words of a photographer and writer trailing the ...On April 27, 2012 / By fmk
“Honest people don’t hide their deeds.” ~ Emily Brontë There’s a scene in Mark Johnson’s Argyle Armada that, for me, just about sums up what’s so cool ...On April 25, 2012 / By fmk
“As a human being … Merckx is a human being. He is not a saint. He was treated like one from the age of twenty-one – and after ...On April 23, 2012 / By fmk
“He has robotised himself. There are no aspirations, no sense of destiny, just an awareness that he is set apart, unique. So he has transformed himself into a ...On April 19, 2012 / By fmk
Twenty five years ago this year, Irish cycling was on top of the world. We had a World Champion. We had the winner of the Tour de France. ...On April 2, 2012 / By fmk
With the Giro d’Italia finally having joined the other two Grand Tours in having its past rewritten, it’s time to take a trip down memory lane to the ...On February 9, 2012 / By fmk
Before there was the Foreign Legion there was the era of the Pioneers. Years when individual riders left the comfort and familiarity of their own worlds and tried ...On November 30, 2011 / By fmk
In this sixteenth and concluding part of our series looking at aspects of the revenue-sharing debate, we close where we began, with the Amaurys. And in so doing ...On October 20, 2011 / By fmk
In the penultimate part of our series looking at some of the key aspects of the revenue-sharing debate, we try to address some of the practicalities – and ...On October 17, 2011 / By fmk
As our ongoing series looking at different aspects of the revenue-sharing debate draws toward its conclusion, we finally turn to the figure the AIGCP have attempted to make ...On October 14, 2011 / By fmk
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