One we learned at school
Anois teacht an earraigh beidh an ' dul chun síneadh
Is t'réis na Féile Bríde, ardóidh mé mo sheol……
Well, spring is here and today is Lá le Bríde so tá mo sheol ardaithe agam. For those of you who don't get a word of that, it just means that I'm back.
Here let me take a minute to thank all of the well-wishers who enquired for me in various ways during my absence from here. I was galavanting. You'll hear more about that later.
Well deserved recognition for Junior
Junior Griffin of Listowel is one of those people who are the salt of the earth in small communities up and down the country. In December 2014 Junior was honoured by the Kerry County Board of Badminton for all his service to the sport as an administrator and player.
Junior is not just a badminton administrator. He is a poet and journalist. He has contributed enormously to handball, pitch and putt and the GAA in town. He is a great repository of local history and lore. Junior is an artist and photographer. As well as that he is an all round good guy and I am honoured to count him among my friends.
The late Lizzie Hannafin serving chips from her van with PJ Shanahan and Paddy Hannafin. Probably outside the Brandon.
Great start to 2015
Great win for a young man who is surely Ireland's best golfer ever. Rory McIlroy won the Dubai Desert Classic 2015 in style.