ComÃ³rtas ceannteideal an Aoine #54
ComÃ³rtas ceannteideal an Aoine #54
BhÃ lÃ¡ mÃ³r amugh i Bodenstown DÃ© Domhnaigh seo caite. Suas le cupla cead duine, ceol, mÃ¡irseÃ¡il, caint agus speech-aling!
Is feidir leat an Ã³rÃ¡id a thug Gerry Adams le hais uaigh Wolf Tone a ÃoslÃ³dÃ¡il Anseo. (.wav 18MB)
You can download the graveside oration given by Gerry Adams at this years commemoration Here. (.wav 18MB)
I for one am glad the GAA decided to ban Sean Og for four weeks. I mean what kind of an example is he setting for the youth of today! Kids should be looking up to true sportsmen like Graham Geraghty and John Mullane, whose sportsmanship is only surpassed by their humility and good nature.
If you want to know more about this Cork scoundrel, have a read of this Forbes article.
Ben Cramer 04.23.07
Ireland’s most beloved hurling champion hails from County Cork–by way of Fiji.
Sean Og O’Hailpin and his two-time defending national champion Cork County hurling team have just taken the field. In distinct swaths of red and blue, 53,286 screaming fans erupt as a marching band parades the Cork and Tipperary squads. Today, the population of the tiny town of Thurles in Tipperary County–Ireland’s traditional “Home of Hurling”–has multiplied by 700 percent for the Munster Senior Final, the match that crowns the champs of Ireland’s most dominant hurling province. Another half a million have tuned in nationwide. That’s the rough equivalent of 30 million Americans watching a regional lacrosse game.
And Sean Og–Irish for Young Sean or Sean Jr.–is the most recognizable hurler in all of Ireland, and probably the best athlete in the sport. In 2004, O’Hailpin was voted by hurling’s players’ union as the national “Hurler of the Year.” In 2005, he won Ireland’s “Sports Personality of the Year,” bestowed by national public broadcaster RTE.
He’s easy to spot, just back of the marching band, seventh in the line of Cork players, the one with the dark, curly hair, the rugged jaw, the one that doesn’t look…Irish. Sean Og’s the one with, well, the dark skin, and is the only non-Irish-born hurler at this top level of play.
I was very sorry to read in my RSS inbox this morning that the lads over at In Fact, Ah have decided to call it a day! I had to read the post twice and check the date to make sure it wasn’t some kind of hoax, but unfortunately it looks to be genuine.
The In Fact, Ah lads pictured this year at their annual ‘back to nature’ day.
I only know a few of the IFA lads but it was PMC himself who introduced me to blogging well over a year ago now and id like to take this opportunity to thank him and all the IFA lads for their posts, links, support, referrals, videos (Who could forget the Dunphy video) etc.
They had a good innings (2005 to 2007) and hopefully this is only a short hiatus from the blogsphere. I don’t know if it’s Blogger fatigue or global warming or what but more and more of the older more established blogs seem to be wrapping up, I myself had to re-examine things when i hit the year mark. But, we can take hope in the return of Gavin’s blog, in so much that if Gavin can come back anyone can come back….right?
The FCC is back after a short hiatus. Have a Garry off this one let ye….post captions using the comment link below.
This guy has to be one of the most unfunny people on television at the moment, second only to that gimp off naked camera. Oh and is it just me or is this guys fat fucking face expanding at an exponential rate!
I’ve got to credit popbitch for this link but with this new site you can search through thousands of criminal trials held at London’s central criminal court between 1674 an 1834. It makes for some interesting reading. I’ve been looking for the more famous cases that would have taken place between these dates but no luck yet. I have however found a few crazy and weird cases, the case of “Francis Buckley, breaking the peace : vagabonding, 28th August, 1695″ for example.
“Francis Buckley of the Parish of St. Mary Islington, was likewise Indicted for Felony, for that he being above the Age of 14 years, was seen to wander up and down from the 10th of June to the 12th following, calling and counterfeiting himself to be an Egyptian . The Evidence for the King was very positive, that they did hear him say he was an Egyptian, and king of the Egyptians. He was taken in a Barn, at Hampstead, covered over with Straw, and two Egyptian Women sitting upon him; and they being made to rise, they discovered his Legs, and so pulled him out of the Straw. There was found upon him a Pistol, with a Scinsteer, and Rich…… He had a Mare likewise hard by that was worth 20l. The Prisoner had little to say, but that he never declared he was an Egyptian. The Evidence fully proving it against him, he was found guilty of Felony.”
The verdict Guilty and sentence, death!!
…how much would it fetch do you reckon?
I guess phone skills / public relations are not included in the rigorous 2 year training programme up in Templemore these days.