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Fiche bliain ag feitheamh!

After twenty years in Siberia, Cork and Cork football have come in from the cold to again hold the auspicious title of GAA All Ireland Football Champions. It was a long twenty years and by all accounts “if this team didn’t do it this year, they might as well forget about it!” So let’s take a minute to remember ‘93, remember ‘99, remember ’07 and remember ’09. Now remember the final whistle yesterday, the presentation and the lap of honour…..glory….sweet glory.

I was especially delighted for the guys that have been around since 99 and the likes of Nollaig Ó Laoire and Anthony Lynch whose honesty in their endeavours with Cork football over the years has only been match by their effort and resilience. Through hardship, injury, media criticisms, sending’s off, dips in form, All-Star selections, changes in management, victories over Kerry and of course defeats to Kerry. Noel has his All Ireland medal and I hope that Anthony, while he didn’t factor on Sunday, has his firmly in his back pocket set to make an appearance in Scannell’s Pub Baile Bhúirne in the very near future.

I don’t think the in the cardiac wards across Dublin will thank the teams or the GAA for the game finishing as it did with the tightest of margins but the tension and excitement may have also been a positive thing.  Where I was seated in the lower Davin stand, right at the back row, also had reserved areas for people in wheelchairs etc. At one point late in the second half, no word of a lie, one of the wheelchair bound auld fellas behind us got so excited that he suddenly regained the use of his legs and was jumping up and down shouting etc, the wheelchair went flying back and was surplus to requirements from then to the final whistle!

“GAA All Ireland Final…where miracles do happen!”

Top Tweeted Links of 2010…so far

I tend to bash out a massive amount of links and pics via Twitter but neglect to share them anywhere else so in something i hope will be a regular feature here are My Top 10 Most Popular Tweets* in 2010 so far.

1. Picture of the Naas Road after snow storm earlier > http://ow.ly/TjIP Very dangerous driving conditions folks...Bi cúramach!

2. Exclusive first pics of Sean FitzPatrick being arested at his home this morning http://ow.ly/1nLvq

3. RT @eoinos: The GAA have relaunched their site http://ow.ly/1gXTG the guys at @ebowdublin are behind the new site, not an easy job id guess?

4. Someone was very quick off the blocks in updating Sean FitzPatrick's Wikipedia page http://ow.ly/1nKKL

5. 'I'm Yours (ukulele)' http://ow.ly/Vhn2 im prob a bit behind on this but this is one seriously talented Kid6. Google facts and figures (massive infographic) http://ow.ly/1bdoD << super cool

7. Took a load of pics of the merriment in snowy Phoenix Park today, lots of sledging, snowboarding, kite skiing etc http://ow.ly/UBgG

8. WTF!!!!! http://ow.ly/ZGi09. Now that's a serious disco ball!!! http://ow.ly/XWlL

10.Biggest Augmented Reality stunt in the world http://ow.ly/1dUKc*by most popular i mean most clicked on and not most RT'ed etc

2. http://ow.ly/1nLvq    Exclusive first pics of Sean FitzPatrick being arested at his home this morning http://ow.ly/1nLvq    85 Clicks



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