Thursday, October 27, 2005

Nothing much happening these days, all very quiet. But if you're out and about tonight give this a try, and it's all for a good cause. See yiz there.

Thursday, October 13, 2005

The World Cup campaign is over and now we've got to move on. It's time for new blood. Personally I never considered Kenny Cunningham to be a good captain, and I was less than impressed by his lukewarm defence of Ireland manager Brian Kerr at a press conference last week. I won't be bemoaning his retirement.

Time to bring up the younger players, Richard Dunne, Willo Flood, Stephen Elliott, Steven Reid. There's an awful lot of potential there, but first of all we've got to get rid of the dead wood (Matt Holland, Kevin Kilbane, Gary Doherty).

Ok we wont be in Germany next summer and at the moment things look tar black. But from here on in the situation can only improve.


Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Great goal?

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Two new free newspapers Herald AM and Metro have hit Dublin’s streets this week. Herald AM is an early morning version of the Evening Herald, Dublin’s only evening newspaper. In other words it’s photos and poorly written opinion pieces, in short bad journalism that has the audacity to pass for news. Just where this leaves the Irish Independent remains to be seen. The Metro is very much the same. You’re missing nothing by giving both a miss.

Friday, October 07, 2005

We haven’t had a poem in a while so here goes. This one is entitled “The Dream Keeper” by Langston Hughes. Have a good weekend everyone.

The Dream Keeper

Bring me all of your dreams,
You dreamer,
Bring me all your
Heart melodies
That I may wrap them
In a blue cloud-cloth
Away from the too-rough fingers
Of the world.

Why all the negativity about the Republic of Ireland against Cyprus. Of course it’s going to be an uphill struggle but for crying out loud keep the faith. Keep the despondency for another day. We are going to do very very well over the next two games. Will the nay sayers please get lost. Come on you boys in green.

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Ladies and Gentlemen, you may not know it but there’s an election on at the moment. I was walking down Georges Street this morning when I saw one of the posters for the Christian Democratic sellotaped to a post box. Here’s their website. Did I mention the election is taking place in Poland?

Mixed fortunes for Saint Patrick’s Athletic these days. A 1-1 draw against Bohemians in Dalymount Park last Monday. Last night the lost 4-3 on penalties in the Enda McGuill Under-21 Final. Next up it’s Shelbourne in Tolka Park.

Come to think of it, the last match St. Pats won in the league was in July. To say that things are looking bad right now is an understatement.

Monday, October 03, 2005

Yesterday we ended up in Dublin city centre, a place I normally avoid on a Sunday. I couldn’t believe the amount of people in Henry Street. I went into one or two shops and promptly walked out again. I found the crowds to be astounding.

Has consumerism become the new religion? I asked myself. Is Sunday shopping a new form of religious observance? Has traditional Catholic worship in church replaced by trips to Liffey Valley, Dundrum etc? Where do we go from here?

I fear that yes consumerism has become the new religion and that we are now obliged to bow down before the almighty market.

On another note we noticed that the Staggs Head public house which under its previous ownership seldom opened on a Sunday was doing a roaring trade yesterday. New brooms and all that.

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