Ramblings From The Seat

Another mixed bag for you all this evening. Finally dealing with the crop losses and prepping compost for our forthcoming round of sowing. There’s also a hint to forthcoming infrastructural expansion, so please stay tuned and don’t forget to ‘Like’ the video and click the Subscribe button on YouTube. AN SB PARTNERSHIP PRODUCTION FILMING AND PRODUCTION BY: SUSAN M. KIERNAN Continue reading Ramblings From The Seat

Sometimes it doesn’t matter how you make the journey if you reach your destination

There’s a framed photo staring down at me on the wall of the office. May 17th, 2002. Fr McManus Park, Skryne. David Gallagher and Niall Kelly entangled in an epic battle which encapsulated not only that particular clash between ourselves and our neighbours Dunshaughlin but virtually any encounter between the two throughout my lifetime. That is to say, not a kick of a ball between the sides and no quarter asked or given by either participant. If there was one differentiation between the joust in question and others, it was that, at the time, Eamonn Barry’s terrific team were in … Continue reading Sometimes it doesn’t matter how you make the journey if you reach your destination

Patience and perspective required to give fair judgement

It is probably beyond dispute that, certainly at the top level, Meath’s fortunes have or at the very least had gone into decline since the county last appeared in an All Ireland SFC Final in 2001. However, last Spring’s promotion to Div. 1 of the National League proves the malaise was or is not terminal. Also, it’s worth recalling that even with all the glorious times enjoyed during Sean Boylan’s tenure, when he stepped down in 2005, they were in the same sector of the NFL as where he had found them – Div. 2. That is not to say … Continue reading Patience and perspective required to give fair judgement

Sport and songs and stories

“Nothing is so good it last eternally. Perfect situations must go wrong.” So say the opening lines of the Elaine Paige/Barbara Streisand hit I Know Him So Well. Or, to borrow a few lyrics from Baz Luhrmann “Prices will rise, politicians will philander and you, too, will get old”. In other words, things change. Now read on… In many ways, Meath GAA followers have been spoiled for a very long time. Allow me to explain. I’ve written a fair bit in recent years about the progress made with hurling in the county during the last two decades or so. When … Continue reading Sport and songs and stories

Mrs Madge McEntee (Nobber) RIP

It was with very deep sadness that I yesterday morning learned of the passing of Mrs Madge McEntee. The matriarch of one of Co Meath’s most prominent families, I had the pleasure of being in her company on quite a number of occasions and the esteem in which she was rightly held was easy to both see and understand. Her sons and grandchildren have been central figures in some of the happiest occasions of my life and hopefully that will continue in her honour. May she rest in peace. Continue reading Mrs Madge McEntee (Nobber) RIP

My first book hits the shelves

“HEROICS AND HEARTACHE – AN ARMCHAIR VIEW OF AN UNFORGETTABLE YEAR” The book charts the journey through the 2018 season – the most successful in the history of St Peter’s GAA Club – as well as shedding light on some of the author’s personal battles and how one night in Liverpool brought a community together to help one of our own. It went on sale yesterday in Dunboyne Sports And Leisure, Mackens Butchers and Brady’s Pub in the town and will be on sale in St Peter’s GAA Club from the weekend. Orders can also be placed by emailing boylanbrendan@hotmail.comCopies … Continue reading My first book hits the shelves

Disappointment must not be mistaken for bitterness

Around midsummer, this machine produced a piece relating to the retirement of Willie Lyons as Principal of the local primary school. It was a post which stirred a vast array of emotions. Sadness at the end of an era in our area, yet, recollections of what were undoubtedly my happiest days in education. Even more telling perhaps was the fact that since this website was re-launched on June 10th no single article has attracted more views – 1,100 at the time of typing. Which is evidence in itself of the amount of people’s lives the man from Ballyhaunis, Co Mayo … Continue reading Disappointment must not be mistaken for bitterness