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Bits and Pieces

14/11/2008 - WILLIE McBRIDE

Willie McBride Well, how do you do, young Willie McBride, Do you mind if I sit here dawn by your graveside, And rest for a while heath the warm summer sun, I've been worldng all day and I'm nearly done. I see by your gravestone you were only nineteen, When you joined the ...
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03/01/2008 - SOMEONES THOUGHTS

The GAA is the organisation I love to hate. Many times I have been frustrated by the intermittent application of its rules with respect to discipline. Many times I have been perturbed by the presumption of infallibility of many of its over zealous members when refusing a student ...
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18/01/2007 - 1st Night Back Training

After a players meeting held the Saturday night before, where all the talk is about the lads given up the drink for the whole year & lads never missing a training session, your approach this year renewed hope that it would be different than the shambles that was last year. You ...
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19/12/2006 - DID YOU KNOW

The GAA was formed in 1884 in Hayes Hotel Thurles Co Tipperary...... When Cavan defeated Meath in the 1952 all Ireland final Des and Liam Maguire played on the successful Cavan team while their younger brother Brendan was midfield on the losing Meath team........ Up to 18 ...
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19/07/2005 - What the GAA is about.

Fantastic article by Tom Humphries. This is a good reminder what the GAA should be about and is about. Eyeing the cash and losing sight of the ball Tom Humphries LockerRoom: So let's not talk about yesterday. Let's not talk about what went on down on the grass. ...
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09/06/2005 - FUNNY GAA QUOTES

Funny GAA quotes I love Cork so much that if I caught one of their hurlers in bed with my missus, I'd tiptoe downstairs and make him a cup of tea" - Joe Lynch, actor. "We've won one All-Ireland in a row" - Wexford Fan in 1996. "The toughest match I ever heard off was ...
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09/06/2005 - JUNIOR FOOTBALLER

You know you are a Junior Footballer when... You spend all winter on the beer speculating on who will be brought in to manage the team next year. The hardest tackle you will make all year is in an indoor soccer match in January. When you break your brother-in-law's leg. ...
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02/06/2005 - A Camogs Prayer

Give me o Lord a camog’s skill With strength of arm and speed of limb Unerring eye for the flying ball And courage to match them whatever befall May my aim be steady - my stroke be true My actions brave - my misses few And no matter what way the game may go May I part in f ...
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04/04/2005 - Are We Guilty?

A Child often criticised may learn to Condemn If exposed to Hostility may learn to Fight If exposed to Ridicule may grow in Shyness If exposed to Shame may grow in Guilt Let us through Tolerance teach him Patience Through Encouragement teach him Confidence Through Fairness ...
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04/04/2005 - Between You and Me

Pray, do not find fault with the man who limps, Or stumbles on the road: Unless you have worn the shoes he wears, Or struggled beneath his load. There may be tacks in the shoes that hurt, Though hidden away from view: Or the burden he bears placed on your back, Might ca ...
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