Browsing All posts tagged under »Hurling«

The Summer Is Finally Here

June 13, 2011

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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 […]

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

October 12, 2010

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. 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

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. 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 […]

The GAA Has Kinda Annoyed Me This Week…

July 18, 2010

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Belittling The Organisation When Christy Cooney finally decided to speak about the Leinster Football Final farce during the week I had a feeling, in fact I just knew that he was going to make the situation worse. Or at least anyone that read between the lines of his words would see it that way. . […]

Where Are The So-Called Professionals?

April 22, 2010

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The GAA has long been recognised as “an amateur organisation run by professionals” but this status is in sore and dire danger following the powers that be’s decisions regarding this year’s league hurling finals. . Picture, if you will, Thurles. Grand oul’ spot, to be fair. But now think about the four teams involved in […]

On The Fitzy: A Dedication to Wexford’s Finest Shot Stopper

February 15, 2010

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. Today marks the end of a sporting era. Not only is the game of hurling losing a man, who I believe to be the finest goalkeeper in the country (and perhaps one of the best ever), but we, in Wexford are also saying goodbye to the last remaining member of the 1996 All Ireland […]

When A Jersey Is More Than Just A Jersey

February 4, 2010

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. So I’m writing a one act play at the moment and there is a point in it where a jersey is very instrumental to the characters. And it got me thinking about jerseys in general and the purpose of them, and why we spend obscene amounts of money on, maybe a new one every […]