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Stamp Out The Tout

September 13, 2011


An article in this morning’s Irish Independent gave me a sense of joy. The fact that the GAA are looking to stamp out the activities of ticket touts is both admirable and right. A day out in Croke Park is expensive enough without having to pay an extortionate (or at least more extortionate than usual) […]

The Sign of a Great Team

September 13, 2011


                        It was a different Sunday to the previous week. Shifting from a crowd of 82,000 to just less than 15,000, Camogie All Ireland Final is an altogether different beast to its male counterpart. A largely family tuned day, the sounds of children filled […]

The Summer Is Finally Here

June 13, 2011


Yes, yes, I know that it’s been raining on and off for the last week. And yes, I know that technically the summer started on the 1st of May and woe-betide anyone who tries to rearrange the calendar to suit their own whims but if I’m to go by my own internal clock then the […]

Wexford Women Show The Way

November 13, 2010


This post is very out of date but it’s something I came across on the computer and decided to throw up here. It might awaken some good memories for anyone in Croke Park this year. . . Trips to Croke Park have been scarce for Wexford fans of late; in fact, this year’s Dublin football […]

Hurling Standard Sinks So Low We’ve Taken To Belittling Each Other

October 12, 2010


. If there was ever a sign that Wexford hurling was in serious trouble, it came in the form of Sunday’s County Final between bitter rivals Oulart-the-Ballagh and St Martins. Oulart ran out convincing winners but the standard, particularly in the first half was absolutely dreadful. The second half did not improve much but Oulart’s […]

The Voice of GAA Hangs Up The Mic

September 20, 2010


. Thursday 16th September 2010: . I am driving to Dublin with my mother. Although I am a CD and MP3 person, my mother insists we listen to the radio on the trip northwards so Today FM is displayed across the LCD screen. . Ray D’Arcy is reading out texts, one of which grabs my […]

Wishful Thinking Christy (And Co.)

August 7, 2010


. As I pottered my way around the kitchen this afternoon, finding titbits of my lunch left in random places like an Easter Egg hunt I heard something interesting on the Saturday Sport programme on RTE Radio 1. . You have to understand, the radio is pretty much always on in our house during the […]