Pilgrims yearn to visit isolated peninsula where Catholic saints cared for Hawaii’s leprosy patients

Kalaupapa beckoned to Kyong Son Toyofuku. She had long prayed to visit the hard-to-reach Hawaiian peninsula, trapped by its deep-green, sheer sea cliffs and rugged, black rock shores that glisten under the Pacific’s pristine waters. As a daily Mass-going Catholic devoted to Saint Damien of Molokai, she wanted to walk […]

Meath defender bags vital three points for Stoke; Shane Duffy ends up on both sides of scoresheet

FORMER ST PATRICK’S Athletic defender Luke McNally was Stoke City’s hero with the winner against Sunderland, giving the struggling Potters their first home win since August. Stoke took an early lead when the returning Ryan Mmaee opened his account following a summer switch from Ferencvaros. The hosts’ celebrations were cut […]

Leeds confirm Javi Gracia as new manager before crunch game with Southampton

Leeds United have appointed former Watford boss Javi Gracia as their new manager. Gracia replaces Jesse Marsch after a turbulent search that saw the Premier League club miss out on several of their top targets, and will be in charge for the key meeting with fellow strugglers Southampton this weekend. […]