As he opened his canvas fold-up seat, and squatted down for duty, it struck Vinny Fitzpatrick the fine folk of Clontarf Harriers were not as far-sight(...)

They were deployed in four pairs, all roughly half a mile apart, and posted at major junctions in Clontarf. The eight men wore dark cloth(...)

For a one-hour cycle on Sunday morning, it was taking Vinny Fitzpatrick what seemed like two hours to get ready.Skull cap. Check. Helmet. Check. Under(...)

Stepping over a pool of vomit in Frenchman’s Lane, Vinny Fitzpatrick pulled his hoodie over his baldy bonce, dug his flabby paws deep inside his jean (...)

As he steered Angie’s shiny Volkswagen Passat up the meandering drive of Carrickbrack Golf Club on Monday morning, Vinny felt his fingers and toes tin(...)

At Howth Summit, Vinny Fitzpatrick pulled in at the car park, where they all admired the grandeur of Dublin harbour and mountain.  Photograph: Bord Fáilte

THE coastal tour to Howth Head and back had been arranged at short notice. It explained the dozen or so middle-aged men assembled in the forecourt of (...)