We had dreams and songs to sing

The countdown has begun.

And I can honestly say I’m more nervous about this match than any other match/sporting event I’ve ever watched. Maybe because Irish teams don’t tend to get to finals.

I know Irish teams get to the All-Ireland finals, but in that case I’d be cheering for Sligo, and they never get there. Although I do cheer on Limerick in the hurling and Galway in the football, but it just isn’t the same thing.

I suppose watching Cian O’Connor in the Olympics was similar, although there was no hype, because show-jumping aint exactly a sport that gets huge coverage on the telly. The switch on when there is a chance we’ll win. But switch off again as soon as that gold medal has slipped away. Although the whole drugs thing did make Cian a recognisable name throughout the country. But raising a sport’s profile through the illegal use of drugs is hardly a good thing.

Anyways, only a few hours to go now

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10 Responses

  1. anne says:

    I’m nervous too, but more in a “I’ll probably end up shot down in public for cheering Munster on” kind of way.

  2. Fence says:

    You can always say that Biarritz aren’t really French. They’re Basque. WIll that help?

  3. NineMoons says:

    Good luck baby-girl. I won’t be watching, since I’m doing !actual!study!gasp! but will check the scores periodically.

    xxx

  4. Fence says:

    You aren’t watching! I’m shocked ;)

    Biarritz are the better team, on paper. but I’m still hoping.

  5. NineMoons says:

    I support the Irons. I know all about the hoping!

    I did vaguely consider coming doon to Dublin to watch with you, but I HAVE to study today. Take the plunge while Gar isn’t here to annoy or distract me. It’s going OK. But now I have to get dressed. Sigh.

  6. NineMoons says:

    Well done. Reallyreallyreally.

    Did you have a bet on? :-)

  7. Ann says:

    Are you well-thrilled then? Didn’t watch it ourselve – the father-in-law is a Kerryman and it’s painful to watch the rugby with him. We’re always afraid he’s going to have a serious heart attack.

  8. NineMoons says:

    Some fella (Hammers fan) had a heart attack (or maybe it was a stroke) and died during the FA Cup final this year. I believe the poor man died BEFORE Gerrard scored. So manybe he died happy? My first aid instructor told us about sitting next to a fella who had FOUR angina attacks during a big Gaelic match. He just kept inhaling his medicine and yelling at the players!

  9. Fence says:

    You've left quite a few comments for someone supposed to be studying NM :)
    No I didn't have a bet on I woulda jinxed them like. I was wearing a red t-shirt though.

    Ann my mother is just the same. She's from Limerick and gets so involved. You don't want to be sitting next to her when anything dramatic is happening.

  10. NineMoons says:

    With your hair? Shocker (or maybe boy-scouts…)

    Yeah, in retrospect, it was probably a mistake to switch the internettage to the room in which I was studying. Still. Got all the way through Saloman v Saloman without dying of boredom. Company Law is bleccccch.