Following Mayo's footballers

I’m back in the Blog Awards All-Ireland final

TJ kindly sent me an email this morning to let me know that I’ve made it back to the blogging equivalent of Croker on the fourth Sunday in September: I’m now on the shortlist (with four others) in the Sports and Recreation Category for dish ear’s Blog Awards.  I’m already practising in front of the […]

The terrible twos, the Blog Awards and a small slice of fame

I’m in a self-indulgent mood this morning so indulge me for a few moments, will you?  The first reason is that this blog has recently turned two – last Sunday was me birthday, like – and so you can expect me to start kicking and screaming and f-ing and blinding at any minute over the […]

Match-day twitterings

I could end up sounding like Old Mr Brennan extolling the virtues of Facebook here but not to worry, the Lord loves a trier and all that.  A few more tech-savvy friends of mine have been blathering on at me for some time now about Twitter so, in the spirit of constant innovation and all […]

Mikey and Austie top guns for us in the FBD

I still have to find a proper home for the scorers’ lists that I keep (rearranging of those tabs up top is still on the to-do list, along with the post-Christmas recycling and a hundred other things) but, in the meantime, here’s the chart for our short and not very successful FBD campaign.  Top of […]

Seventy thousand and counting

As well as writing stuff, I do like to read what others are scribbling about and one of my favourite blogs at the moment is the economics-related one Turbulence Ahead, which never fails to come up with solid, thought provoking material.  There was a post on that site the other day referencing an academic study […]

The other result from last Saturday night

It’s been a long week with plenty going on, so much so that I’ve forgotten to mention  another result of interest to me from last Saturday night.  While I was down in Portlaoise at the match that evening, the Irish Blog Awards ceremony was on here in Dublin.  You might recall that I was short-listed […]

Irish Blog Awards – the shortlist

This humble blog has, apparently, made it all the way to the Irish Blog Awards shortlist in the Sports and Recreation Blog category. If you’re interested, here’s the suspiciously long shortlist. (How can a list comprising eleven entries be described as “short”, by the way? Five or six is short. Danny DeVito is short. Eleven […]