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  • 13:19
    So the second Sunday in the GAA calendar is upon us and there’s no doubt that things are heating up. Yes, that word play about the weather and the on-field action may have been lazy but it also happens to be true. Defeated All-Ireland finalists and all-round footballing supremos Kerry take on Tipperary at Semple Stadium in their first Championship game this year.

    The second-half of the double-header at Thurles will see another of last year’s runners-up, Tipperary try to make a positive start against Limerick in the Munster hurling championship. Surely Tipp won’t trip against Lim-er-ick? Yes, that was my attempt at hip-hop and yes, I promise I won’t do that again. 

    Elsewhere, (if elsewhere is Carlow) Seamus McEnaney will be trying to avoid defeat at the hands of Wicklow which is the only way possible he could become less popular in Meath. It may not be Micko’s Wicklow anymore but after winning the Division Four league final Harry Murphy may just fancy his side’s chances of adding to Banty’s woes. This game has ‘upset’ potential and it’s fair to say that Meath fans might be more than upset if it comes to pass.

    In Ulster, McEnaney’s former team, Monaghan should have enough to overcome Antrim on home turf. There are few better venues on a warm day in Ireland than Clones. So, sit back, relax and bask in the warm glow of GAA action all afternoon. I’m Ciaran Daly and the only confident prediction I am willing to make today is this –sunburn.

    Munster Senior Hurling Championship
    Tipperary v Limerick (4.00pm)
    Munster Senior Football Championship
    Tipperary v Kerry (2.00pm)
    Leinster Senior Football Championship
    Meath v Wicklow (3.30pm)
    Ulster Senior Football Championship
    Monaghan v Antrim (3.30pm)
  • 13:24
    CiaranJDaly via Twitter Hear ye, Hear ye, I'm doing a live blog of all the GAA action for The Irish Times this afternoon. Come say hello here http://www.irishtimes.com/sports/gaa/liveblog/cf2088b215
  • 13:29
    Something interesting this week – it used to be that most people could only dream of hitting the heights at Croke Park but now that can be a reality for everyone. Yes, you can now take rooftop tours of the famous stadium on Jones Road. It offers more than just spectacular views of Dublin – it gives a chance for those from less fortunate counties to finally look down on others in Croke Park.
  • 13:30
  • 13:34
    Let’s hear your predictions for this week and for the entire Championship season. No money will change hands but imagine how smug you can feel by the end of the afternoon or even the season if you get things right. Now imagine, how much derision there will be when you get things wrong.
  • 13:35
    Joe Brolly – the eternal optimist.
  • 13:36
    What was Kieron Donaghy doing to the minor team? He’s not playing due to ‘minor misdemeanours’ according to Colm O’Rourke.
  • 13:37
    Factor 50 sun-cream for the Gooch today surely.
  • 13:40
    We need to talk about Cavan – the inevitable Seanie Johnston discussion.  What say you all?
  • 13:41
    Brolly sat on the fence there didn’t he? I think Seanie Johnston won’t be sending any Christmas cards to Joe this year.
  • 13:43
    Seriously though, does the Seanie Johnston saga (which is a word usually only associated with big money soccer transfers) not set an unwelcome precedent? Is county loyalty under threat?
  • 13:47
    Tipperary manager Peter Creedon - realist.
  • 13:49
    Jack O’Connor didn’t want to give away too much about Donaghy’s absence from the Kerry team. Thankfully, Joe Brolly had no such reservations. According to Joe, Donaghy went to watch the Champions League final instead of attending a training session.
  • 13:50
    'Northern Orthodoxy' – a more eloquent name for puke football?
  • 13:53
    Let’s get real – how much are Kerry going to win by?
  • 13:56
    Tipperary: P Fitzgerald; A Morrissey, P Codd, C McDonald; B Fox, R Costigan, A Campbell; G Hannigan, H Coghlan; L Egan, P Acheson, S Scully; A Maloney, M Quinlavan, P Austin.
  • 13:57
    Kerry : B Kealy; S Enright, D Bohan, K Young; T Ó Sé, E Brosnan, P Crowley; A Maher, B Sheehan; P Galvin, Darran O’Sullivan, K O’Leary; C Cooper, Declan O’Sullivan, P Curtin.
  • 13:59
    CiaranJDaly via Twitter RT @Coulter12Benny: Kerry by 10 today.hopefully the gooch and Sheehan have a field day as they are on my team #gaa
  • 14:01
    Quiet, unassuming and deferential – all words that cannot be associated with Joe Brolly.
  • 14:02
    And we’re off!
  • 14:03
    Not even a minute gone and Kerry are one point up thanks to Bryan Sheehan
  • 14:05
    2 min – Quinlavan draws it level with a well-taken free
  • 14:07
    Three great blocks from the Tipp defence there. They're going to fight any onslaught anyway
  • 14:08
    5 mins - Alan Maloney just about puts that free over Tipp 0-2 Kerry 0-1
  • 14:09
    6 mins – Acheson scores from play – I love these early moments when you can still allow yourself to believe in one of the greatest upsets of all time. Tipp 0-3  Kerry 0-1
  • 14:11
    Brosnan kept his ‘Goldeneye’ on that ball as he plucked it out of the air
  • 14:13
    Kerry are being very wasteful here.
  • 14:15
    12 mins - And normal service has resumed with that O’Se point. 0-3 to 0-2 in Tipp’s favour
  • 14:17
    15 mins - Colm Cooper scores from play. We’re level. That reality check took 15 minutes to arrive.
  • 14:19
    MalachyClerkin via Twitter You know you're in hurling country when the PA announcer welcomes "Kerry manager, Ger O'Connor"
  • 14:19
    Marty Morrissey really loves saying Acheson’s name doesn’t he?  It really rattles off his tongue
  • 14:20
    Donaghy and his soccer-loving ways on the sideline there
  • 14:22
    19 mins– Sheehan puts Kerry in front. The only surprise is that it’s taken until 19 minutes for Kerry to get back on top. Kerry 0-4 Tipp 0-3
  • 14:24
    This game is being played at a pedestrian pace. Anyone would think it’s unseasonably hot in Thurles. What's that? Oh it is. Well then. Fine.
  • 14:24
    22 mins – Tipp score. It’s level 0-4 apiece.
  • 14:25
    22 mins – Kerry rally immediately. Darran O’Sullivan with an incisive run and point. The boy can play, there’s no doubt about that. Kerry 0-5 Tipp 0-4
  • 14:25
    Kerryman Kerry have been woeful so far
  • 14:27
    Well Kerryman, you've been spoiled for the last 15 years so I think you can suffer 20 minutes of average football at the start of the year
  • 14:28
    23 mins – Anthony Maher extends Kerry’s lead. They’re now three points up. 0-7 to 0-4
  • 14:29
    26 mins – Gooch adds another. I’ll be writing that a few times over the course of the season I’d imagine. Kerry 0-8 Tipp 0-4
  • 14:29
    sunbather hope all the players have their sunscreen on!!!
  • 14:31
    Let’s hope the factor 50 is on. I nominate you, Sunbather as our resident dermatologist. Sunstroke looks like the only way Kerry will be stopped this afternoon.
  • 14:32
    30 mins – Cooper puts five between the sides. Kerry 0-9 Tipperary 0-4. Half-time can’t come quickly enough for Tipp.
  • 14:36
    32 mins - Philip Austin went to the ground there when there had been a hint of a score. No foul but the game needed a goal.  The resulting 45 sails wide. The Tipp bubble has been burst.
  • 14:37
    34 mins – Quinlavan points an easy free. It’s Kerry 0-9 Tipperary 0-5. Did I speak too soon? Of course not
  • 14:39
    The game has become scrappy which predictably enough has favoured Tipp
  • 14:40
    37 mins – Alan Maloney with a superb point. It’s Kerry 0-9 Tipperary 0-6.
  • 14:41
    Half-time – Kerry 0-9 Tipperary 0-6
  • 14:44
    Well that was one underwhelming half of football. Kerry playing within themselves but Tipperary rallied a bit at the end there. It’s not going to be enough. Oh the inevitability of it all. Let’s hear your predictions for the second half. The more outlandish the better.
  • 14:46
    The Sunday Game panel really hate handpassing don't they?
  • 14:47
    Have the words ‘hurling’ and ‘nazis’ ever been uttered in the same sentence before? Joe Brolly is an innovator of language if nothing else. ‘Hurling Nazis’ – Joe Brolly, 2012
  • 14:55
    Don’t forget you can read the very best analysis of today’s games in tomorrow’s Irish Times.
  • 14:56
    No changes at half-time for either team..
  • 14:57
    35 mins – Alan Maloney scores early in the second half. Nice left foot. Kerry 0-9 Tipp 0-7.
  • 14:58
    Maybe if we all wish for it hard enough, Tipperary can get a goal. Wish. Wish with all your might.
  • 15:00
    38 mins – Sheehan converts a free. Kerry 0-10 Tipperary 0-7
  • 15:00
    Gervis Colm o rourke looks like duty manager from quinnworth
  • 15:03
    41 mins - Maloney with a fine free Tipp within two points of Kerry again.
  • 15:05
    43 mins – Wow! Hugh Coghlan with a great shot that was brilliantly tipped over by Kealy. Kerry 0-10 Tipp 0-9
  • 15:07
    Donaghy’s coming on, indiscipline or not
  • 15:08
    45 mins – Sheehan scores an easy free but this isn’t easy for Kerry.
  • 15:08
    Young Quinlavan can’t really afford to miss easy opportunities like that if Tipp are to pull off a miraculous result.
  • 15:10
    Subs -Maguire for Kerry on for Young.
    Ryan on for Scully for Tipperary.
    Galvin made way for Donaghy by the by.
  • 15:12
    Sheehan keeps knocking frees over when you think ‘If Tipp just score next then maybe something could happen.’ Kerry 0-12 Tipp 0-9
  • 15:13
    51 mins – Cooper converts free. Cruise control time now surely for Kerry. 0-13 to 0-9
  • 15:15
    Maloney has an ‘educated’ left foot. Why is the term ‘educated’ reserved solely for left-footers?
  • 15:17
    55 mins – Declan O’Sullivan point from play. Kerry 0-14 Tipp 0-9.
  • 15:18
    “There’s a bit of a shemozzle going on around the square!” – Marty Morrissey with his new word of the day
  • 15:20
    57 mins – Great score from Acheson. Tipp reduce the arrears but you little chance of Kerry fans being reduced to tears by the end of this. Kerry 0-14 Tipp 0-10
  • 15:20
    58 mins – Donaghy and McDonald both given yellow cards for that ‘shemozzle’ around the square.
  • 15:21
    59 mins – Quinlavan blasts wide and shows a bit of inexperience by not passing really. Oh to be young.
  • 15:22
    60 mins – Another wet blanket point for Kerry. They lead 0-15 to 0-10
  • 15:23
    61 mins – O’Mahoney on for Brosnan
  • 15:26
    63 mins - Bernard O’Brien on for Quinlavan. The youngster has talent. He just needs composure
  • 15:27
    According to reports it’s 26 degrees in Clones. Scorchio!
  • 15:29
    He tried to be sly as a Fox there by taking the side-line ball from beyond the white line there. I will not apologise for my bad puns.
  • 15:30
    68 mins – Score update. Kerry 0-15 Tipperary 0-10
  • 15:32
    70 mins – Bryan Sheehan scores a free in injury time. Kerry lead by six.
  • 15:33
    71 mins – Aldo Matassa on for Tipperary. That’s right. Aldo Matassa. What a great name.
  • 15:34
    FT – Kerry 0-16 Tipperary 0-10
  • 15:36
    Kerry being slated by the Sunday Game pundits for copying northern teams. Jack O’Connor has been singled out for Brolly’s own special brand of criticism. Apparently, the team led O’Connor to All-Ireland victories. Not the other way. Incendiary words from Brolly.
  • 15:37
    Are Kerry as bad as Joe Brolly is making out?
  • 15:39
    Not long gone in Carlow and Wicklow have raced out of the blocks. They’re three points up on Meath.
  • 15:40
    7 mins – Make that four points. Wicklow 0-4 Meath 0-0.
  • 15:41
    CiaranJDaly via Twitter RT @officialgaa: Ulster Football Championship Q-F@5': Monaghan 1-0 Antrim 0-0. Karl O'Connell with a goal in the opening seconds for Mon ...
  • 15:45
    Ger Loughnane makes a welcome return to the Sunday Game.
  • 15:46
    14 mins -Meath fans look away now. It’s Wicklow 0-5 Meath 0-0
  • 15:46
    Liam theo Hows Wicklow doin now ?
  • 15:47
    Wicklow are five up on Meath Liam. Is this shaping up to be the first shock of the football championship?
  • 15:48
    Meath have got two points back. Wicklow still lead by three.
  • 15:49
    TIPPERARY: B Cummins; D Maher, P Curran, M Cahill; T Stapleton, C O’Mahony, Pádraic Maher; J Woodlock, B Maher; G Ryan, N McGrath, P Bourke; E Kelly, B O’Meara, J O’Brien.
  • 15:50
    In Ulster Monaghan’s goal is still keeping them in front. It’s Monaghan 1-1 Antrim 0-2
  • 15:50
    CiaranJDaly via Twitter RT @bbcchampionship: This is worrying. Monaghan's captain & free-taker Paul Finlay is down with a shoulder injury. Play held up...
  • 15:52
    LIMERICK: N Quaid; S Walsh, R McCarthy, T Condon; W McNamara, D O’Grady, G O’Mahony; P Browne, J Ryan; D Breen, C Allis, S Dowling; G Mulcahy, K Downes, S Tobin.
  • 15:53
    20 mins – Wicklow 0-7 Meath 0-2. Oh Banty, a penny for your thoughts.
  • 15:54
    Finlay is off for Monaghan with that injury. Kieran Hughes is his replacement.
  • 15:58
    Just the goal between Antrim and Monaghan in Clones. Monaghan 1-2 Antrim 0-2.
  • 15:59
    Does anyone actually like the sound of pipes?
  • 16:00
    The Meath comeback is gaining momentum 0-7 to 0-4 in favour of Wicklow
  • 16:02
    27 mins – Monaghan 1-2 Antrim 0-3. This is doing nothing for Ulster’s reputation for being a low-scoring bore-fest.
  • 16:03
    Tipperary and Limerick are off. Tipperary are a hurling county. The atmosphere at Semple stadium demonstrates that loud and clear.
  • 16:05
    2 mins Shane Dowling points for Limerick. They lead 0-1 to no score
  • 16:05
    31 mins – Wicklow 0-8 Meath 0-6. Joe Sheridan is coming into his own.
  • 16:06
    Tipp are level. Stapleton scores his first ever Championship point
  • 16:07
    "If you can't hurl in Thurles you can't hurl anywhere." Poetic almost.
  • 16:08
    Brendan Cummins – the man who defies time
  • 16:09
    6 mins - Shane Dowling puts Limerick back in front again. 0-2 to 0-1
  • 16:11

    Like the Tipperary footballers before them, Limerick have started well against the favourites. I can’t take this much false hope of an upset in one day

  • 16:12
    It’s half-time in Carlow and after a disastrous start Meath are only one point behind Wicklow. It’s Wicklow 0-8 Meath 0-7
  • 16:13
    10 mins - Limerick are now 0-4 to 0-1 up on Tipp. Dowling has scored all of Limerick’s points. Impressive
  • 16:13
    HT  in Ulster – Monaghan 1-4 Antrim 0-5
  • 16:15
    12 mins - Who’s the daddy? Pa Burke with a point. Now it's 0-4 to 0-2 in Limerick’s favour
  • 16:17
    14 mins -Yellow for Cahill. Shane Dowling gets his and Limerick’s fifth point of the game. Limerick 0-5 Tipperary 0-2
  • 16:19
    16 mins - O’Meara with a great score but Mulcahy replies immediately for Limerick. 0-6 to 0-3
  • 16:20
    17 mins -GOAL -Burke was lurking and shot low and hard. It’s level. Tipp 1-3 Limerick 0-6
  • 16:21
    Anyone else refuse to believe that Noel McGrath is only 21? He’s been a fantastic hurler for years already
  • 16:23
    20 mins - Allis, Allis, who the….is Allis. Why, it’s Limerick’s Conor Allis - the latest scorer. Limerick 0-7, Tipp 1-3
  • 16:23
    Level again in Thurles
  • 16:26
    23 mins -Downes with the kids – 20 year old Kevin Downes puts Limerick in front again
  • 16:26
    Eoin Kelly misses a routine free. Who in Semple Stadium has the kryptonite?
  • 16:28
    25 mins – GOAL – Graham Mulcahy scores at the second time of asking. Brendan Cummins with a wonder save before Mulcahy made sure the second time round. Limerick 1-8 Tipperary 1-4
  • 16:30
    In his 18th year of Championship hurling Brendan Cummins is playing with the enthusiasm of a youngster
  • 16:30
    28 mins - Shane McGrath is on. James Woodlock is off. Tipp must be worried.
  • 16:32
    Meath are level early in the second half.
  • 16:35
    This match is brilliant. Three great blocks in the Limerick defence in quick succession.
  • 16:36
    An unorthodox but effective ass-block there from the Limerick player
  • 16:36
    34 mins - Easy free for Tipp. It’s Limerick 1-8 Tipp 1-7
  • 16:37
    34 mins - Noel McGrath draws the sides level for the fourth time.
  • 16:39
    35 mins – Tobin points from an acute angle. Acute is a funny word. Immaturely, I always think of the word cute. I suppose it was a cute point.
  • 16:41
    Who ever doubted Meath? Not I? Well, not for long. They’re leading now. Meath 0-11 Wicklow 0-8
  • 16:42
    GOAL –Things have just got interesting in Ulster. Loughrey has netted for perennial underdogs Antrim. Can this dog have its day?
  • 16:44
    Oh-oh Antrim – You’ve made them angry! Monaghan introduce Tommy Freeman.
  • 16:45
    Two Antrim points in quick succession. They’re leading Monaghan 1-8 to 1-5. No one saw this coming, did they?
  • 16:47
    In direct contrast to the first half – Wicklow fans look away now. Meath are in control. It’s 0-12 to 0-9. Graham Reilly has scored five of Meath’s 12 points.
  • 16:49
    Limerick to win in Munster. There, I believe that’s what is known on the internet as trolling. Tell us what's going to happen in the second half. Hopefully it lives up to the standards set in the first.
  • 16:50
    Freeman is a slave to football. He’s brought Monaghan to within a point of Antrim. It’s Antrim 1-8 Monaghan 1-7
  • 16:52
    22,068 people in Thurles today. Sales of after-sun lotion in Munster get a boost to the tune of 22,068.
  • 16:55
    “Dick!” - Antrim fans and Monaghan fans think the same thing as Dick Clerkin scores an equaliser for Monaghan
  • 16:57
    Freeman has put Monaghan in front now. Who’d be an Antrim fan?...Maybe Seanie Johnston if you can be persuasive enough
  • 16:58
    37 mins - Limerick 1-10 Tipperary 1-8
  • 16:59
    39 mins – Dowling hits his sixth point of the day. Limerick 1-11 Tipperary 1-8
  • 17:00
    Limerick – it’s official. You can dare to dream. 1-12 to 1-8
  • 17:02
    James Stafford has been sent off for a second yellow card in Carlow. It’s not happening for Wicklow after their early promise.
  • 17:03
    41 mins- Eoin Kelly goes off. Maher comes on. Squeaky bum time already for Tipp?
  • 17:04
    That decision not to put Lar Corbett on the bench is beginning to look like the wrong one.
  • 17:05
    Limerick 1-13 Tipperary 1-8. It’s on.
  • 17:06
    45 mins – Scratch that Limerick now lead 1-14 to 1-8. Tobin with the score that time.
  • 17:07
    71 mins – Wicklow 0-10 Meath 0-14
  • 17:08
    Monaghan are two clear heading into injury time. They lead Antrim 1-11 to 1-9
  • 17:09
    Limerick are playing some amazing stuff. They lead 1-15 to 1-8. And yet all I can think of is that I didn’t put that 6/1 bet on for them to win. C’est la vie
  • 17:09
    48 mins – Pa Burke claws one back. 1-15 to 1-9
  • 17:12
    FT –Monaghan 1-12 Antrim 1-9.
  • 17:12
    FT- Meath 0-16 Wicklow 0-11
  • 17:13
    Right, it’s all about Limerick and Tipp now. Can Limerick hold on? Can Tipp come back? Can I ask any more pointless questions?
  • 17:14
    53 mins - How very dare you score a point like that Shane Dowling? Superb! Limerick 1-16 Tipperary 1-9
  • 17:15
    Pa Burke reduces the arrears to six. A goal would make this very very interesting.
  • 17:17
    I hold my hands up and admit it – I seriously thought Tipperary were being underestimated by people. I thought they’d have blown Limerick away. It goes to show that you cannot teach an Ulsterman anything about hurling.
  • 17:17
    56 mins – Noel McGrath point. 1-16 to 1-11
  • 17:19
    Cynical foul alert. McCarthy sees yellow accordingly.  it's now 1-16 to 1-12 after Pa Burke converts the resulting free.
  • 17:20
    You can sense it, can’t you? You know it, I know it and worse for Limerick fans, they know it. The comeback is coming.
  • 17:21
    59 mins – Shane McGrath points to make it Limerick 1-16 Tipperary 1-13
  • 17:22
    61 mins – Just two points between the sides now.
  • 17:23
    Tobin gets the point Limerick so desperately needed. Respite. Temporary respite no doubt. I do not support Limerick. I do not support Tipperary. Why are my nerves in tatters?
  • 17:25
    64 mins –GOAL – Brian O’Meara is quickest to react to a loose ball. It’s Limerick 1-17 Tipperary 2-15. Tipp lead
  • 17:26
    So, hands up who has noticed that I’ve been spelling Pa Bourke’s surname wrong all afternoon? Well, he's scored another - Tipperary 2-16 Limerick 1-17
  • 17:27

    66 mins – Declan Hannon has made it a one-point game by which I mean that’s the difference between the sides, not that only one point has been scored.

  • 17:28
    66 mins – O’Brien scores. Tipperary 2-17 Limerick 1-18
  • 17:29
    69 mins – Three between the sides now. Come on Limerick, give us a goal.
  • 17:30
    69 mins – Floats like a Hannonball. Hannon fires wide
  • 17:31

    70 mins – Shane Bourke gets the insurance point. Tipp lead by four.

  • 17:34
    FT- Tipperary 2-20 Limerick 1-19. Limerick didn’t deserve to lose but Tipperary were so impressive in the second half of the second half.
  • 17:36
    Well, that was exhausting and I was just watching it. Imagine playing out there in that heat. What a great spectacle. In a way, hurling was the winner but in a more accurate way, Tipperary were the winners. A big congratulations to both teams.
  • 17:41
    The manner of their victory is bound to galvanise Tipperary as they prepare to take on Cork. Once again the Munster hurling championship has produced a memorable match and there’s an even more enticing game to look forward to now.
  • 17:46
    John Allen’s Limerick will head for the qualifiers with plenty of confidence after that performance and if Hannon returns to fitness they could make steady progress.  That’s some borderline serious commentary right there which just goes to show that the match must’ve been compelling if it distracted me from making my usual smart-arsed observations.
  • 17:47

    FT

     

    Munster Senior Football Championship

    Kerry 0-16 Tipperary 0-10

    Munster Senior Hurling Championship

    Tipperary 2-20 Limerick 1-19

    Leinster Senior Football Championship

    Meath 0-16 Wicklow 0-11

    Ulster Senior Football Championship

    Monaghan 1-12 Antrim 1-9

  • 18:03
    So concludes the second week of Championship action this summer and what a Super Sunday it proved to be (Some broadcasting company should use that ‘Super Sunday’ for their sports coverage – just an original thought there).
    Tipperary played with their fans’ emotions by presenting themselves as a poor side for two thirds of the game before showing their true championship credentials in the latter stages. Limerick fans, you have permission to cry
    Kerry fans may feel like they need a good sob too such was the underwhelming nature of their victory over Tipperary. As it was there were no surprises which is just as well for Seamus McEnaney because he was down by five points at one stage before Meath were able to rally.
    Monaghan too were able to overcome spirited underdogs Antrim in the dying stages.
    Hope reared its head for smaller teams before the reality of the big boys came home to roost. On a day of thrilling championship action that seems like an inappropriately maudlin reflection to end on. Cheer yourself up by dropping by next week for more GAA action. In the meantime remember to apply the after-sun liberally and remember to pick up your copy of the Irish Times tomorrow for all the best analysis of today's games.
  • 00:28
    CiaranJDaly via Twitter @MiguelDelaney Maldini - Italy
  • 12:07
    MalachyClerkin via Twitter @MiguelDelaney I was thinking yesterday - isn't saga an exclusively journalistic word with no meaning?
  • 12:12
    MalachyClerkin via Twitter @MiguelDelaney I mean in real life. When have you ever used it in casual conversation?
  • 12:13
    MalachyClerkin via Twitter @RossOCK @MiguelDelaney Everyday Rosser. I'm deep, me
  • 12:13
    MalachyClerkin via Twitter @FachtnaK @MiguelDelaney Fact
  • 17:12
    CiaranJDaly via Twitter @carlomalley My God, I couldn't sleep last night with worry. At least I now know those five quid headphones are safe. Enjoy Polska!
  • 18:59
    MalachyClerkin via Twitter @dickclerkin8 @cooper_m If wishing made it so, Dick. You know they won't let me go north for anything less than an Ulster final. #incentive
  • 22:03
    CiaranJDaly via Twitter @MarloweCanning I'm sure if anyone at the Irish Times actually read it I'd be fired. I think I'm on safe ground. I demand a night out soon
  • 22:11
    CiaranJDaly via Twitter @OllieHoltMirror If UEFA's record on racism is anything to go by then they'd probably kick England out
  • 00:02
    CiaranJDaly via Twitter I think we can all agree that after Hazard's ego-maniacal pre-transfer posturing that he and Chelsea are the perfect fit for one another
  • 09:07
    MalachyClerkin via Twitter My friend Kryssi is in the middle of a 12-week course in Ballymaloe. She blogs about it every night. Curdle with envy. http://url.ie/fc3k
  • 09:45
    MalachyClerkin via Twitter @kpnuts134 @RossOCK Even better - she's Mrs Patrick Horan
  • 11:45
    MalachyClerkin via Twitter Paul McShane getting a lot of flak on here for his inclusion in the 23. As if he was taking Denis Irwin's place in the squad
  • 13:20
    MalachyClerkin via Twitter @MiguelDelaney Never hurts to put in a younger, thinner photograph either
  • 13:22
    MalachyClerkin via Twitter @miketuama Who would you have instead? Coleman isn't a right back, hasn't played there for a couple of years
  • 13:22
    MalachyClerkin via Twitter @MiguelDelaney Ah, book weight. You'd know well to look at me that I have three on the shelf
  • 13:26
    MalachyClerkin via Twitter @MiguelDelaney @EwanMacKenna Let's not count any chickens - the hairline woes will get us all in the end. MacKenna's just a self-starter
  • 14:12
    MalachyClerkin via Twitter @miketuama Name them
  • 14:22
    MalachyClerkin via Twitter @UPC_HelpsYou_IE Hi there. Just wondering is there any reason The Sunday Game and other sports programs aren't on the new RTE Player service
  • 15:20
    MalachyClerkin via Twitter @paulmcphillips Does he have any footballing bona fides or is it just the usual politico-posturing?
  • 16:43
    CiaranJDaly via Twitter @PhilipNByrne Is a word that demands to be remember. Certainly irrelephant never forgets.
  • 21:27
    MalachyClerkin via Twitter @miketuama He was fit all along. Nobody said he wasn't
  • 21:43
    CiaranJDaly via Twitter @RosemaryMacCabe I've seen them all. So good. Now they can't hear the commentary as they play. How disconcerting that'd be
  • 21:56
    CiaranJDaly via Twitter @RosemaryMacCabe I think it's a concept I'd like to introduce at major sporting events. I wouldn't stop until there were tears. Enjoy fnl
  • 22:46
    MalachyClerkin via Twitter @miketuama So who are these six defenders you're talking about?
  • 08:11
    sineadgleeson via Twitter Great piece about this week's Mad Men episode about Joan. Spoiler alert if you're not there yet. http://m.newyorker.com/online/blogs/culture/2012/05/mad-men-season-five-episode-eleven.html