Devlin rocks

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This colum­nist has been a long-time fan of Martin

Devlin — since 1977 when we crossed paths at St Pa­trick’s Col­lege Sil­ver­stream. A fleet-footed Devlin was an at­tack­ing for­ward in our much-ma­ligned foot­ball team for which this colum­nist was a goal­keeper. Foot­ball was not big at a Catholic board­ing school in the late 1970s — in fact, there were no ac­tual foot­ball fields at the school, only rugby fields. The young Devlin back then was a cheeky, high­en­ergy, quick-wit­ted string bean . . . so noth­ing has changed in 40 years. Ex­cept Devlin has taken his knowl­edge, pas­sion and skill to the pin­na­cle of ra­dio sports broad­cast­ing in this coun­try, host­ing the af­ter­noon slot on New­stalk ZB, start­ing to­day at noon. I wish him ev­ery suc­cess — on top of Thurs­day night’s suc­cess when he was named sports broad­caster of the year at the an­nual Ra­dio Awards.

● Chris Rattue talks to Martin Devlin / B5

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