Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Never meet your heroes

Poet and Indie Legend
Cyprus Avenue last Saturday night was a fantastic gig.
I promised Gedge that i'd mail him a copy of my book.
Every song made the hair stand up on the back of my neck.
Here's one.

Monday, 29 November 2010

Ain't that a kick in the head.

Sometimes this cruel game of ours
Lulls you for a small few hours
Your players become superstars

Everything is going your way
One nil up at Spurs away
Lets all cheer, Hip Hip hooray

Few more chances then appear
Gripped by that away day fear
“Maxis miss will cost us dear”

Atkinson, dastardly fellow
Each red tackle colours yellow
No violin, where’s my cello?

Penalised, handball outside
Justice as the ball goes wide
Game was Jekyll, now turns Hyde

Defensive self harm, then I’m
A victim of a heinous crime
Pint size strike in injury time.

You know the feeling, playing the opposition off the park, score then have 2 or 3 gilt edge chances to put the game to bed and fail to take them.
You just know you're going to pay later on and even when they miss a penalty, you know the drama is far from over. When the equaliser goes in its just a matter of time.
Dean Martin may have had a different meaning but it works here.
And all this before the cup draw. ;-)

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

This week I'll be mostly listening to

Jenny and Johnny - Big Wave

and a little bit of nostalgia
Housemartins - Think for a minute.

Friday, 19 November 2010

Harry & Paul

The most recent series of Harry and Paul has been poor to say the least but these two lads make me laugh every week.

and they topped it off with this.

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

The cost of ownership

FORAS - Our supporters trust is the lifeblood of our club
It's memberships fund our club and is run by the fans for the fans.

The cost of ownership

“I own my own club” a man whispered to me
It’s not Barcelona, Cork City F.C.
Smaller in size but the structures the same
Proud, fervent people and the beautiful game
Gone the bad days of Arkaga and Coughlan
Doom and despair with the drama queens bawlin’
I was quite glad, holding company went
It gave us a chance to regroup, re-invent
Not for the debtors or those owed the wages
To take the club forward in sensible stages

Rebuilt from ruins in a short space of time
Opinions may differ, there’s mountains to climb
As owners there’s responsibility too
Otherwise the workload it rests with the few
FORAS means development, well worthy of trust
For your children and grandkids you know it’s a must
One season down but there’s lifetimes to go
Build a solid foundation on which it can grow
Onwards and upwards, ownerships not a mystery
Come be a part of Corks footballing history.

We need new members, so if you'd like own your own club, that is uniquely Cork, and is safeguarding Cork football for generations to come.
It's something special, be a part of it.

Join here

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Miller Time

Miller  Time

St Patricks church a text relayed
Our first delay with Joe Delea
Nothing after that went wrong
It was Miller time the whole day long

Two hours thirty, there at last
A bonus was Blaahland bypassed
The grub at Whitford House sublime
As well as some more Miller time.

What could ruin this carefree day
The match, oh yeah, a vile display
Missed pen started our decline
Culminating in Killers crime

Not fit to wear the shirt you see
Why can’t the players care like me?
Desire and passion aren’t a crime
Two cents delivered? more a dime

But who would local offies roam?
To fill the bus for journey home
Our best man Ken, we did assign
Two more boxes of Miller time.

Post match anger, sheer frustration
Didn’t ruin our closing celebration           
Season finished off in style
Did I mention it was Miller time?

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Cummins Wins PFAI First Division Player of the Year

Graham receiving his award from another Graeme
Congratulations to Graham Cummins on winning the PFAI First Division Player of the Year award. Graham was presented with the award at the 2010 PFAI Awards Night at the Burlington Hotel in Dublin on Saturday night.
Graham’s superb form this season saw him attract attention from a number of clubs, as he netted 18 league goals in 32 appearances, as well as a goal in each of the cup competitions.

Monday, 8 November 2010

This week i'll be mostly liking - The Vaccines

Saw these lads on Jools last Friday night
The played 2 tracks
This is called If You Wanna

Their 2nd track was called Blow it Up, top class.