The Stablemaster Speaks...
IS STABLEMATE, DAMIAN KENNEALLY, IRELAND’S DH LAWRENCE?
This week, rather than blether about all last week’s fantastic PBs and podiums, we’ll let them speak for themselves.
Instead, this week, I want to chit-chat about the beautiful softness of Corkman, Damian Kenneally, and how he resembles the great Nottinghamshire writer, D H Lawrence…
Lawrence famously said, “How beautiful maleness
Kenneally recently said, while threatening to sue The Stable News: “Maleness manifests and expresses itself in the beauty of baking bread.”
As a child, young Damo would join his gang of rapscallions and roll around in the wet grass, wrestling and playing Gaelic football. For little Damo, the physicality of wrestling and playing sport gave expression to his burgeoning manliness. And yet, a close family member told me recently, “He would often hang around the kitchen, watching his great,
The relative went on to say: “One day, I saw him caressing the rolling pin and sniffing the flour on the table. I vividly remember his little fat fingers playing with a small ball of dough. He made it into a runner and pretended to have his little bread
Like Lawrence, Damo The Bread Man, has struggled with the quotidian vicissitudes of life: one minute he’s a ruffty-tuffty GAA player, scantily clad, sweating and panting and grappling men on the football pitch, as though he were a character from Lawrence’s, Women in Love—wrestling, naked, with other men, around the fireplace, and next, he’s a puny runner, who loves to bake bread.
But Damo The Bread Man embraces the dichotomy of his new
Damo went on: “Like a well made sliced pan, Lawrence rose from the coal face of grit and grime to artistic magnificence. He never forgot his roots. I too haven’t forgotten the dank smell of wet grass. The years of grappling made my portly fingers strong and great for kneading
For Lawrence, l