I organise the county schools’ swimming gala. This year we had an entry for the first time from St Brendan’s, a school down on the coast, although they took part in only one event.
After the gala, an irate parent accosted me: ‘I’m complaining about the boys’ 50 metres freestyle. My son came in fourth.’
‘Ah yes, all three places went to the same school. That’s never happened before.’
‘Yes, they were all from St Brendan’s.’ He shoved a piece of paper into my hand.
I read the names: Luke Salmon, Tom Pike, Mickey Haddock.
‘What’s the problem?’ I asked.