Friday, 27 August 2010

Romancing the Tome

Butterfly belly
Legs of jelly
Rico off the telly
Percy Bysshe Shelley

Crowd inspirin’
My speech aspirin’
Darren perspirin’
George Gordon Byron

No empty seats
Verbal treats
Meets and greets
John Keats

Books did flow
My heart aglow
Sore hand though
Edgar Allan Poe

Thanks to Sonya O'Neill, Declan Daly, Pat Healy and Damien Richardson for their words of wisdom and to everyone who turned up last Friday night, I was overwhelmed by the support.

This will appear in tonights match programme, Monaghan United in the Cup.

Thursday, 26 August 2010


A call came out for someone to make some sandwiches for our clubs long distance away fixture at runaway leaders Derry City.

Its still not clear what was in them but it worked, we won 1-0.

Some like them plain
Just cheese or just ham
With butter or not
Sandwich spread or spam

There’s pickle and onion,
Or mayo and relish
Whatever will best
your sandwich embellish

Pork and onion with mayo
On Granny Pan Bread
Grand Auntie Madgie
At lunch time me fed

Taytos or sugar
Boring or thrilling
You really can have
Just about any filling

What ever was in
them for the Derry game
Inspired the victory
Please more of the same.

Published in the Cork  City FC match programme for the game against Waterford United on August 20th 2010

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Reflections from the Shed Book Launch

Many thanks to everyone who came last Friday night.
It was a huge success

It is now for sale online at

For those who couldn't make it, my good friend Pat Healy recorded the event

Here are a few videos.

Declan Daly and Damien Richardson speaking at the launch.

Yours truly

Below are some photos taken on the night

Myself and Citys legendary captain Declan Daly.

Myself and Damien Richardson

Signing Gerry Desmonds book.

Signing Ronáns book.

Myself and my wife Cynthia

Alan, Myself, Rico, Damien and Paul