Well, I’m back. Bit later than I thought, but I stayed an extra day because I got a bit of a cold and didn’t want to be on the train with a runny nose and watery eyes.
You may remember that I was cheering for Galway when they played against Kilkenny, well, Sunday was the All-Ireland Hurling Final, and Galway were playing Cork. I said I was still cheering for Galway, but I’ll admit to being a little conflicted.
I do like Sean Ã“g O hAlipin, and Diarmuid O’Sullivan is also a favourite of mine, and both play for Cork. Still, Cork won last year so I would have preferred if Galway were crowned champions this time round. It wasn’t to be, Cork were, quite simply, the better team. Any time it seemed that Galway might gain the upper hand Cork simply lifted their game, and never looked like losing.
I suppose Galwegians can take some comfort from their victory in the minor final.
And yesterday, when I should have been off shopping, I was instead at home watching the final Battlestar Galactica dvds. It is quite good, no Firefly but entertaining and well-written.
Also went for a driving lesson when I was home. Drove over to Coney Island and back, then the brother (#3) had a bit of practice, and finally the sister, although because she is only 9 she didn’t have to work the pedals. Went okay, I only conked it out once when I forgot to put my foot on the clutch when starting off. Need a bit of practice at changing gear though.