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Match of the day… Hillary brings great news of a Kildare team winning and beating Kerry,in the small ball game, the hurlers are flying ………. The oval ball tomorrow will bring more viewing, glad that Rule 27 (1905 to 1971 that banned members of the GAA from playing or watching other sports such as rugby, soccer or hockey) is gone
Good man John….I’ve transferred all GAA allegiance to the small ball…our game has deteriorated to a degree that makes it ,for me, unwatchable….I think back to the Lilywhites of our youth….Larry McCormack, Seamie Harrison, Paddy Gibson, Paddy Moore,Ray Swan, Jimmy Cummins, Miko Doyle,Harry Fay,Toss McCarthy,Danny Flood,…..I think of The Boiler White…I was a small boy when I saw him run out on the field for the last time….I think it was in Carlow…..cant recall anything of the actual game…just the buzz of excitement when he came on as a sub….prob 1954 or 5
We’re about to kick off our AFL (Australian Rules Football national competition) here next weekend.
Quite a few Irish boys & girls having a crack.
Their grounding in what we call Gaelic Football keeps them in good stead.
I’m sure there’s a song in there somewhere but I lack the wherewithal to cobble it together…any takers?
(An occasional reference to bloody decent whack on the field & bloody decent crack off the field would be acceptable…)
get writin there Hazzo
And in other news Cill Dara beat An Riocht 2.20 to 0.21 in Division 2 of the Hurling League inniu in Newbridge Cilll Dara Abu ! H
lets all face the puck out and pull first time
Hi Christy/ all
Well, the Beeb has certainly got caught up in double standards over top brass Tories vs Lineker and MOTD…Great to see solidarity amongst pundit presenters.Saturday s half arsed programme sounds farcical in format.
Meanwhile, tucked away on Friday night BBC4, there was a superb doc about Ottilie Patterson…in my ignorance, I assumed she was American…so, my first revelation was that she was born and lived for many years in Northern Ireland.
It’s clever when a doc unwraps layers about the subject, and so many facts are masterfully told in this film…I now like Ottilie s mighty jazz/ blues singing even more. Well worth a watch…maybe on I player whilst MOTD is on?!
we caught the Ottilie first time round a few weeks back…great doc…I’m gonna have a second look at the Dan Carter tonight on Sky Docs….
I think there may well be a positive outcome to the BBC/Linacre debacle…the vast majority of people might now realise that the BBC is far from what it paints itself to be…in blind subordination to their Tory Cronies they have let the cat out of they bag…may they be seen for what they really are..may they pay the proper price….
It tickled me when you started singing “I love politicians…”. But can we change it back now please.
I read the comments here about Match of the day. You guys aren’t really selling it to me….. It was probably raining too. I’ll be listening to Joxer…
Here’s something beautiful to soothe troubled brows before the rugby takes our minds off the madness.
theres enough hatred kickin about without me adding to it
Gets complicated John.
Keep it Simple Ed
Ed, hopefully without any viewers as well.
I’ve cancelled my subscription to Aunty BeeB and signed up for Topless Male Camogie on TG4
BBC 1 MotD will go on tomorrow night without presenters or analysts.
not in this house ..luckily I have an endless cache of unwatched Judge Judys to ponder….
On Gary L, there’s been developments this evening.
Bear in mind also, the BBC chairman himself involved in a controversy. He was among a group who helped fund Bruce’s campaign to become PM. That immediately would implicate him where any controversy arose over the then PM. He hasnt stepped down, has he?
and Walker’s Crisps are brutal….worst crisp I ever crunched…bring back the Perris…feckin Taytos are gone to the dogs
Im in too John! Will be interesting to hear who pisses in Linekers soup by presenting it though, if anybody!
but theres a good side to it too
we’ll get to bed 90 minutes earlier and probably sleep better without them diamond-in-the-ear galoots rollin around in moriya agony lookin to get some innocent red carded for a non tackle that would’nt but a dint in a fried egg…as for the antics of their goal celebrations when all they’re thinkin about is how to hike their wages …and then the endless diagrams and pundit observations that would drive any normal person to bed but instead we hang on to the bitter end to see another episode of Accrington Stanley versus Preston North End
Christy, I love my football as much as anyone (and more than most) but win lose or draw I will definatly be giving M.O.T.D. a miss tomorrow night. Hopefully a massive ratings drop will send a meassage to the BBC of what the ‘Ordinary Man’ thinks of Gary Linekers comments & freedom of speech, anyone care to join me?
I’ve never missed MOTD,
that changes tomorrow
This looks fun, and a lot of pressure to whip up a song so quickly.
they say there’s no such thing as bad publicity…I have my doubts…
I really enjoyed watching you on the two Norris’s podcast. Very touching and emotional in parts. I’ve not heard lemon 7s before and diverted onto YouTube for a ramble round with Lazarus but found my way back onto the podcast. Looking forward to Derry gigs.
“Remember when we used to walk
down by the old Oak tree
Winter nights are colder now
its been so many years
and now you say to me
there must be a way
to find a home for you
a place for you to stay”…( from “Gasún” by Tom Tuohy)
There’s a cold blow and hail outside, but spirits are high after watching the superb TG4 programme about Dennis Cahill…once again, that class network puts out a doc that gives such wonderful insights.
I never saw Dennis play, but now I feel I know him. Brilliant contributions by family and friends…
Good to see John Doyle paying tribute to Dennis..I’ve met him a time or two and he’s a top player. Soon to be on the road with John McCusker and Mike McGoldrick (of this parish) more great gigs, I’m sure…very much in keeping with the Cahill ethos.
Where would we be without the music? In yours and Dennis s cases – banking!
Donal O’Connor’s tribute to Dennis Cahill is an outstanding documentary….being repeated again tonight on TG4
You’ve been on stages, in studios and
on sessions with some of the best.
One of them, maybe the best of them
celebrates a birthday today.
Happy Birthday – Donal Lunny
Enjoy the cabarets in the capital.
Young Lunny certainly lit up the pathway for many of us
Hi C. Mile, mile buiochas for the powerful gig last night in Naas on IWD, such evocative songs creating such powerful emotions, with the various dedications. The Middle of the Island may only have 18 lines but it sure packs some punch when you sing it like that, it certainly stilled the night. Best of luck for the NCH to you and the crew. beir bua agus beannacht. H
Let us Remember
Hi Christy, you were brilliant in Kilashee last night! We were blessed with almost front row seats. My 22 year old son Eoin is a big fan. We first took him to see you in Vicar Street last January but last night, in our home town was special!
Thank God you have no plans to retire!!
Coill na Sídhe…
a place of early dreams and nightmares
I love playing there
Limbering up here for the big sunday showdown….despite tonight’s snow.
Local hero Hoggy earning his 100th cap, Finn blowing the bagpipe jig to make Johnny dance to his tune.
I think back to Mike Gibson, slattery, grace, moss keane and willie john, great names.
I loved your reference to pecker dunne, he could have held up a whole front row, with jacko as a wee scrum half, margaret barry as a livewire centre and luke kelly in the 2nd row.
Music and rugby, is there a better mix?
I shall be singing for the flower of scotland from my murrayfield seat but accepting second best if the shamrock smothers it.
Meanwhile, music, so i shall slope off to bed shortly to the sounds of the wee Roscommon half back and Old Caravee or Rozzin Box…have you sung either?
Tensions building here in the camp…
I was called in today for scrum practice
they needed a seasoned prob to challenge the current loose head
I ground his snodger into the turf as we took four against the head
he thanked me profusely having absorbed my experience, strength and hope
What a show last night in Nás na Riogh – thanks for doing St Brendan- the energy last night was something else I think you enjoyed it too!!!
The chandeliers were rattlin last night in Nás na Rí….the Lilywhites turned out in fine style plus songsters from Chicago, Fujian in China, Ventry, Cutbush, Chapel Lane, Tralee and Londing…I was flyin high by the time twas over..straight into the oxygen tent and then I got the curlers taken out..I needed two duck eggs to get myself goin this morning
Hi Christy, it was interesting to hear your thoughts on busking. I know with so many gigs you have to take care of the voice but I was wondering, when you’r out and about you must on occasions pass buskers singing one of your songs,so do you ever get the urg to jump in and give them a dig out with the chorus or turn up uannounced at a local open mic night and give them a couple of songs? I was thinking what a fantastic experience (if you pardon the pun) it must have been 20 or 30 years ago if you were a music fan who just popped into De Barras on a Friday night for a quick one only to find Noel Redding and the Clonakilty Cowboys playing away in the corner, (did you ever catch them there)?
De Barras in Clon….black pudding, hangin baskets and the best ballad lounge in ireland..I was there the night Bob Dylan turned up…he was in mufty …i was the only on that spotted him..he’s been trying for years to learn the Bodhran but he just cant get the hang of it..I think his right arm may be worn out from (contd p94)
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