Tag Archives | GAA
Well now, it really has been a while, hasn’t it. I promise, one day I’ll stop starting all my posts […]
Posted on 3 August 2008 | By Fence | 1 response
As you can see I’ve changed the header because the 2007 RWC kicks off today. I’ve also finally gotten around to adding a link to The Fear of God that’ll stay over there on the right for the duration of the competition.
I was talking to one of the students about Ireland’s chances, and over the course of our conversation we got on to the subject of Croke Park and the IRFU and FAI using the GAA ground. And do you know what he said? That he would never go near Croke Park, that the GAA “shower” would never get any money off him, weren’t they all bigots. That he had no time at all for the GAA. Can you tell where he was from?
But of course, a southside Dubliner:”(yes yes, there are normal southsiders too, but this is such a cliche)”:.
Posted on 7 September 2007 | By Fence | 3 responses
Via Damien: Also a bit of a telly round up: Prison Break is back on RTE 2. Course I’ve been […]
Posted on 19 June 2007 | By Fence | 9 responses
Today is a bank holiday. Yay! Day off. Four day week, and all that malarky. And what have I decided […]
Posted on 4 June 2007 | By Fence | 3 responses
I have nothing to say, but on account of not blogging yesterday I sorta feel like I should just stick […]
Posted on 15 May 2007 | By Fence | 4 responses
I finally got around to watching Tall, Dark, and Ó hAilpÃín last night. It was an observational documentary looking at […]
Posted on 26 January 2007 | By Fence | 5 responses
So, sport is fun isn’t it? It is the taking part that matters, right? Or maybe not. The game on […]
Posted on 6 November 2006 | By Fence | 6 responses
If you see this what do you think of? The reason I ask is because this flag was the subject […]
Posted on 5 September 2006 | By Fence | 28 responses
Although the word ‘sport’ was used commonly in Ireland long before the period that is covered by any of the essays in this collection, it normally referred to hunting, fishing and other such activities enjoyed by the Irish gentleman. In addition were the games played by ‘ordinary’ people and rumoured to have their origins in Ireland’s historic and mythic past.
Another book that I picked up at work, although this is much more readable than the last. That was on the film industry in Ireland, and I didn’t finish it because of its overly academic wordiness. Despite being a sociological look at sport in Ireland, this book, Sport and the Irish doesn’t suffer from that problem.
Posted on 13 July 2006 | By Fence | 5 responses
You know what the worst thing about having four days off in a row is? Yup, that’s right, it is […]
Posted on 5 July 2006 | By Fence | 5 responses
Gaelic Sport in Ireland ISBN: 0297835661 The waves are hissing the secrets of winter. They arrive here bearing a wind […]
Posted on 24 May 2006 | By Fence
Sean Óg Ó hAilpín…. His father’s from Fermanagh, his mother’s from Fiji – neither a hurling stronghold
Seems that the kerfuffle over the New York hurling win is growing. See they were supposed to lose, like they […]