March 26, 2020

A little look back in time from one of my books. This time its from 50/50 and two Waterford bands of the Eighties...

            TASC (1984-88) (reunion gig 2008)

Ah the eighties...big hair, shoulder pads and hairspray, lipstick and make-up. And...

February 14, 2020


Song; Ben

Who to blame; Michael Jackson

Song;  BEN . Who to Blame; Michael Jackson

Chart Position US Number 1  UK Number 7 

Heartbreak Rating 0/10. It's hard to get distraught over a piece of vermin.


Only the late Michael...

December 26, 2019

“Age is not about how old you are but how old you feel” Johnny Matthews (1946-2019)

There are many characters in the history of League of Ireland football. Some famous. Some infamous. Mick O’Brien would court danger by breaking the crossbar of his goalposts when Athlone...

November 2, 2019

Last night officially brought down the curtain on the League of Ireland First Division with Drogheda United narrowly losing out 2-1 after extra time in their two-legged Promotion/Relegation Play-off against Finn Harps.

It was a game that many outsides of both clubs woul...

September 12, 2019

Don’t pretend you don’t know them. There’s always one within earshot of you tell the truth. You know the type. Whether it be once a season “gosh they have seats here, do they serve prawn sandwiches at half-time” free-loaders, to  the rose tinted glasses individual who...

May 26, 2019

I think most will agree there has been an improvement in facilities at League of Ireland grounds over, say, the last 

10-15 years. Summer soccer has helped and an improvement in crowds. However, like our English counterparts, there was a time when , well our stands...

March 22, 2019

So another chapter in the Republic's book begins tomorrow with what should be a routine win over the minnows of Gibraltar (if you seriously think their pitch will sway the result their way you really are clutching at the very last straw in the box) and a welcome return...

February 15, 2019

Hi folks. A little bit of history that might help us win the title this year (yes I’ve been on the Jack Daniels) but here are the opening fixtures of every year we’ve won the Premier Division title in hope it spurs the lads on tonight.

The first game of our victorious 1...

October 10, 2018

 Mascots are a very special breed. They hop around like lunatics at every home game in an outrageously oversized suit, try to put the visiting team off (standing behind the goal when there's a penalty for the visiting team is a must) while trying to whip the home suppo...

September 22, 2018

It's 0-0 in your local derby. You've been through 90 pulsating minutes but not yet secured the win that gives you bragging rights on a Monday morning in the office or factory floor for at least a couple of months. The fourth official shines a neon sign into the night w...

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