ROLLING DOWN MEMORY LANE – EP. 8

“And Brian Dooher is down injured and while he is I’ll tell ye a story. I was in Times Square in New York last week. I stopped at a news stand and asked the Egyptian behind the counter did he … Continue reading ROLLING DOWN MEMORY LANE – EP. 8

ROLLING DOWN MEMORY LANE – EP. 7

DON’T PANIC! WE HAVEN’T REACHED THE LAST OF THE WINE YET… What you are about to read should actually have been included in the last spin down the Lane. However, two factors interjected. Firstly, the preceding perambulation ended up becoming a much bigger and deeper affair than was originally envisioned. And secondly because there’s enough in what follows hereafter to justify a whole reminiscing ramble all to itself. Now read on… If you’ve been reading in these parts for a while, you’ll know the following. If you’re new to the scene you’re very welcome. Thank you for stopping by, and … Continue reading ROLLING DOWN MEMORY LANE – EP. 7

ROLLING DOWN MEMORY LANE – EP. 6

While it could never, ever be said that yours truly now has a love/hate relationship with both sport and farming (God willing it will always be the former in both cases) feelings definitely have changed towards them in most recent times. With sport, while it should be a case of absence making the heart grow fonder, in my mixed-up, upset state, it has been the opposite sort of feelings that have taken hold. Upset, frustration and loneliness mixed with anger and bitterness. Allow me to explain. At the time of typing, I haven’t seen my beloved Susie in 5 weeks. … Continue reading ROLLING DOWN MEMORY LANE – EP. 6

ROLLING DOWN MEMORY LANE – EP. 4

The long and winding road back to the top MEATH – ALL IRELAND SFC WINNERS 1996 The number of times tears have been shed over the result of a football game doesn’t stretch far beyond a handful. The most recent which can be recalled was the occasion upon which Dunboyne sunk against Simonstown Gaels faster than Basil Fawlty hit Manuel in Fawlty Towers! No mistake will ever be made about the early such instances however. The actual very first tiime will never be forgotten. That being the day Meath played Down in the All Ireland SFC final of 1991,to be … Continue reading ROLLING DOWN MEMORY LANE – EP. 4

ROLLING DOWN MEMORY LANE – EP. 3

HORSING AROUND It may come as a shock to some of you – indeed it still does to myself – that there was a time when yours truly absolutely detested horse racing. Mostly because, when it was on television, it generally meant the kids programmes were shelved for the day. However, somewhat ironically, it was while in Temple Street Children’s Hospital having had my tonsils yanked out that the first horse race I can ever properly recall took place. Even though I hadn’t turned five at the time. That being the occasion upon which the majestic Paddy Mullins-trained mare Dawn … Continue reading ROLLING DOWN MEMORY LANE – EP. 3