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ON THIS DATE (23RD MAY) 264 YEARS AGO : BIRTH OF A ‘UNITED IRISHMEN’ FOUNDING FATHER. “Nor one feeling of vengeance presume to defileThe cause, or the men, of the Emerald Isle.” – the words of William Drennan, physician, poet, … Continue reading

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ON THIS DATE (18TH OCTOBER) 226 YEARS AGO – ‘REFORM DEMANDED FOR ALL’. On the 18th October 1791 – 226 years ago on this date – a group of socially-minded Protestants, Anglicans and Presbyterians held their first public meeting in … Continue reading

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A NAKED ‘EMPEROR’ .

WE WERE ALMOST RIGHT – IT DID END WITH A TWO-GOAL DIFFERENCE ! The forecast we went with , 3-1 against this Free State team , was not entirely accurate but , in our own defence (….could make a pun … Continue reading

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‘PITCH SWITCH’ TO OBTAIN SAME RESULT…..

‘WHAT’S ANOTHER TROPHY’ , MR. LOGAN ? Whatever about the 4-0 defeat to Spain suffered by the soccer team representing this State , the Irish fans that were in the stadium for that match have received high praise for the … Continue reading

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WE WOULD HAVE WON……

…..ONLY FOR THEY SCORED FOUR TIMES 😉 ! (My first non-political , ‘sporting’ post : tongue-in-cheek , as you’ll notice but , if we can’t slag ourselves then we’re in worse condition that we thought we were !) The two … Continue reading

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