I've always battled against the ideals and requirements of the G.A.A. I never had a problem with the ideas of friendship, community and togetherness. It was the hidden agendas that I fought. The coaches who played the local lads; the local lads who thought they were kings because their father was a coach; the referees … Continue reading How Cian Got His Groove Back
I can handle not seeing family. I can handle not seeing friends. I relish 'working' from home and not being in the office. The one thing I won't forgive this blasted virus for, however, is robbing the Junior B City League of witnessing my real comeback. After years of putting drink and fast food first, … Continue reading The Last Dance: Junior B
It has been an awkward beginning to the season for Manchester United. A winning, if slightly shaky, start against Leicester gave us three points off the bat which was unpleasantly followed by two losses on the trot; a 3-2 embarrassment against Brighton and a 3-0 hammering by Spurs. The 2-0 victory over Burnley over the … Continue reading An Uncertain Start
We're at that weird part of the summer where transfer rumours are splashed onto every back page but no real football is being played. Those of us who are lucky enough to have a vested interest in the G.A.A. have been spoiled, especially with the hurling. However, for sole fans of the Premier League, watching … Continue reading Transfer Shmansfer
So, that’s it. The World Cup is over. Significant others all around the world who don’t have much interest in international football can rejoice. Television sets can be used by members of the family other than the dads and the older brothers. Ladies, ye can now unleash all of the recorded episodes of Love Island … Continue reading That’s All Folks
Enjoy another peek inside my muddled, United obsessed brain.
There's just under a month to the 2018 Fifa World Cup and my excitement level is rising. The squads have nearly all been announced, bar Japan I believe, who announce their squad on the 31st of May. I think we're all waiting with bated breath to see who Japan name. Lol. JK. The … Continue reading Russia 2018 – Putin my bets on!
It has been a miserable few days in New York. Thunderstorms and lashing rain replaced the scorching weather we had in previous weeks. I missed the first ten minutes of today's F.A. Cup final against Chelsea because two pubs were packed due to the rain. After the final whistle went I wished that I had … Continue reading Thank God that’s over!
Today marked Michael Carrick's last game for Manchester United. It is fitting that he played his final appearance in the Premier League at Old Trafford, the home of the club where the supreme passer won a fantastic haul of silverware. In his twelve years at the Theatre of Dreams, Michael Carrick won five Premier Leagues, … Continue reading Carrick: A Tribute