CAHAL CARVILL: The cost of winning

MATT Damon and Ben Affleck’s film ‘Air’ recounts the story of how Nike, then a bottom of the line sports brand signed Michael Jordan to a sneaker deal which turned out to be possibly one of the greatest ever sports/business collaboration ever, with the Air Jordan division of Nike now worth over $4 billion dollars. The film […]

Cahal Carvill: HAMILTON

LAST week I was fortunate to attend a production of Hamilton at the Victoria Palace Theatre in London. An avid fan of the theatre, I was extremely excited for the show and it did not disappoint. Engaging from the outset and superbly performed, it received three standing ovations when the curtain came down. Anyone who […]

Cahal Carvill: Nice guys can finish first

THE MacRory Cup final took place at the weekend to limited fanfare, I am still a strong advocate for this particular competition retaining its St Patrick’s Day status within the GAA calendar. There is no reason to my mind why this had to be changed. At the final whistle on Sunday there was the usual outpouring […]

CAHAL CARVILL: Seize the day

FIRST coined by the Roman poet Horace more than 2,000 years ago, carpe diem is one of the oldest philosophical mottos in Western history. Krznaric, the author of a recent book called, Carpe Diem Regained: The Vanishing Art of Seizing the Day, commented that, “The concept has great resonance in today’s popular culture, inspiring songs […]

CAHAL CARVILL: Sky’s the limit

IN the iconic scene from the hit HBO drama ‘Succession’, the Roy family patriarch and series protagonist Logan Roy sits atop his New York Office while chaos ensues all around him. Waystar RoyCo’s chief counsel, Gerry Kellman, enters the glass office announcing that the FBI are here with a warrant. Logan answers with his usual […]

CAHAL CARVILL: Heading for disaster, the dangers of concussion

DURING my university days back in the noughties, we had our own triumvirate. Forget Caesar, Pompey and Crassus, Thursday nights out involved our very own pilgrimage to the Egg, the Bot and then Rain nightclub. Without fail during term time, you would meet one of our group in one or all three of these famous watering […]


I USED to frequent a certain no frills barbers in the heart of the city during my time as a trainee solicitor in Belfast. There is nothing regal about that particular part of the city, but a fiver a time for a cut was appealing to a tight-fisted Armagh man in the big smoke. All […]