Coleraine Showgrounds. It had been a long time. Twenty years or more since I’d been to the tight little Bann-side venue. For no other reason than that it held appeal, a place well-suited to helping me embark on the latest in a lengthy chronicle of Glentoran-watching.
Just as well it gripped me. The grey skies necessitating floodlights right from the 3pm kick-off, were less welcoming, but at least it was dry.
The neat County Londonderry town was the destination on my first-ever train ride, back when young families vacationed in Portrush rather than the Costa del whatever.