Professor Michael Farrell, sad supporter of Connacht Rugby, examines a brain biopsy at Beaumont Hospital. A brilliant performer for years – an example of the silent excellence at Beaumont hospital. I am not a grade inflater – excellent is truly excellent in my lexicon. If you want to read up on his cv look at PUBMED and search Farrell MA. He trained in Canada and the US after graduating at RCSI. He is an amazingly clear analyst and frequently collaborates with collegaues in the University of California at LA. Usually slagged by Tormey for looking for high fences!! His contribution to patient diagnosis has been substantial.