Proverbs 3:5+6 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. 6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

Posts tagged ‘Sport’


Just returned home from Douglas IOM yesterday. I had been over watching a Chess Tournament.

Had the providential good fortune of meeting the Development Director for Welsh Chess, he has also been involved in “Chess Boxing.” The picture above is from the Welsh Chess site.

Here is a video clip from the “most intellectually advanced boxing club in the whole world.”  It is the boxing home of World Champion Carl Frampton. His father and Billy McKee are in the video.

Carl and Kiko Martinez.

Psalm 144:1 Blessed be the Lord my strength which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight:


There is a really beautiful scene in this news report, when the dog is handed to Bethany Firth, it is very touching.


Proverbs 18:24 A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.


The MSM are posting lots of pictures featuring Carl Frampton today. Below are the two I like best.



At times like this, there is always a Bible verse which automatically springs to mind.

Mark 8:36 For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?

On the subject of profit, an MSM article has appeared illustrating the dangers of pursuing profit at all costs.


Carl Frampton has posted a great picture of Billy McKee and himself on his Twitter feed.


The video clip below shows Billy McKee and Carl`s father helping to run the most intellectually advanced boxing club in the world.

There is an interesting story behind that video clip.  

The late David Aumonier asked me to get him two tickets for Carl`s last fight at the SSE Arena.

Then David could not go so he wanted to see if the tickets could be resold.

That is the reason why I was in the Midland Boxing Club that particular night. Carl`s father did manage to get the tickets resold and it was a female hairdresser who bought them.

Proverbs 18:24
A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.



Tonight I can reveal who Carl Frampton`s next opponent will be, after he wins his fight on Saturday.

It will be the hardest fight of his career so far!


Tim “DA” McGarry`s Famous Tweet Obviously trying to play mind games with Carl

His opponent and nemesis will be TIM McGARRY aka “DA.”

Once Carl sees McGarry`s tweet, nothing will stop him calling out McGarry for a showdown in Belfast.

Mr Tim  “DA” McGarry has declared, Carl is a champion of the word and currently one of the top 20 fighters in North Belfast!

Ecclesiastes 9:4
For to him that is joined to all the living there is hope: for a living dog is better than a dead lion.



Earlier today a friend and my self were talking about John Healy and The Grass Arena.

The Grass Arena was a highly acclaimed book written by a reformed alcoholic.

The film version of the book is available online.

The description given on the You tube video pretty much sums the whole thing up.

The Grass Arena is the true story of John Healy. Raised in an ultra religious family, with an abusive father, young Johnny soon learns that he has to learn to defend himself. He takes up boxing, but soon falls victim to alcoholism. His boxing career over, John takes to the Grass Arena (the park) where he lives with other alcoholics.

In 2013 a documentary was made bringing John Healy`s story up to date. The documentary was called “Barbaric Genius.”

All in all, it is  a very grim reminder about the danger of alcohol.

Proverbs 20:1  Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.


The Welsh people deserve some praise tonight. Here is a beautiful Welsh hymn.

This is the other version “What though clouds are hovering ore me”

1 What tho’ clouds are hovering o’er me,
And I seem to walk alone,
Longing, ‘mid my cares and crosses,
For the joys that now are flown—
If I’ve Jesus, “Jesus only,”
Then my sky will have a gem;
He’s a Sun of brightest splendor,
And the Star of Bethlehem.

2 What tho’ all my earthly journey
Bringeth naught but weary hours,
And, in grasping for life’s roses,
Thorns I find instead of flowers—
If I’ve Jesus, “Jesus only,”
I possess a cluster rare;
He’s the “Lily of the Valley,”
And the “Rose of Sharon” fair.

3 What tho’ all my heart is yearning
For the loved of long ago,
Bitter lessons sadly learning
From the shadowy page of woe—
If I’ve Jesus, “Jesus only,”
He’ll be with me to the end;
And, unseen by mortal vision,
Angel bands will o’er me bend.

4 When I soar to realms of glory,
And an entrance I await,
If I whisper, “Jesus only!”
Wide will ope the pearly gate;
When I join the heavenly chorus,
And the angel hosts I see,
Precious Jesus, “Jesus only,”
Will my theme of rapture be.

Matthew 17:7 And Jesus came and touched them, and said, Arise, and be not afraid.

8 And when they had lifted up their eyes, they saw no man, save Jesus only.