You know the way sometimes life is so mundane at times… well mine is anything but at the moment. Not only am I beavering away writing my memoir, due to be published next year, but I do have other significant news. Last year I was asked if I would take part in a podcast series … More Writing update and more news
Today was a great day. One of those when I feel lucky to live the life I do. I didn’t win the lotto, or achieve anything spectacular. What I did do was spend the day at a swimming pool in the company of forty young swimmers. They were aged seven to eleven and the vast … More What a day!
It’s close to four years since Daniel last played football, a game he loved dearly, and almost three years since he passed away. In our memories he will forever be thirteen, but as we look at those who were his good friends we can imagine the boy he might be and what he would be … More The Extra Man.
I wondered today whether to post this, as Ireland is reeling in shock at the choice made by Britain to leave the EU. It seemed wrong to post something trivial when so many are fearful what may lie ahead. However Britain’s choice only makes me feel more protective and proud of my own country. We … More Come on you boys in green.
Imagine walking 50km? Fast? Like in the Olympics fast? Well that is what Rob Heffernan, an athlete from my adopted home in Cork, Ireland did in the London Olympics in 2012. He raced magnificently, crossing the line in fourth. Ireland is a very small nation, if there’s any hint of a chance at a medal … More Better late than never?
Today if you were to see me, sprawled on the couch, feet up, laptop where it was built to be… on my lap, you might be tempted to think, ‘lazy cow’. However I assure you I am in fact in training. As I sit here in glorious silence I am mentally preparing for the madness … More The calm before the storm
As parents we invest a lot of time and energy into rearing our children and most of them, over time, will thankfully grow up into fully functioning, ‘normal’, human beings. Each of our children are different not only in looks and stature but also in personality, but do we really know them? Did our own … More Do we really know our children?
Today I’d a moral dilemma, well maybe more of a ‘feck what will I do’ moment? So for a bit of fun I thought I’d test you to see how well do you know me? You may remember that yer man I’m married to is mad into Gaelic football and that the team he is … More How well do you know me?
I live in a relatively small village in Ireland. A far cry from busy Dublin, where I was born. We have countryside aplenty, and the sea on our doorstep. It’s a place I’ve lost my heart to, a community I’ve become a real part of. Often it is only in hard times we see community … More What a day.
Many of you will perhaps have no idea that here in Ireland we have two national sports, Gaelic football and Hurling, affectionately known as G.A.A or gaah. These are part of every parish in Ireland with children playing them from an early age. While other sports threaten to take away some of their popularity, they … More Real men play sport in Ireland