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Ireland the Six Nations Champions

Ireland the Six Nations Champions 21nd March 2015 by/Tony Gorman Anthems sounding to a singing chorus All decked out in their team’s attire Awaiting for the referee’s whistle With” A Soldier’s Song” setting the air on fire As our valiant boys done us proud As all the fans cried out aloud Ireland,... 

Cheltenham Festival 10th March 2015

Cheltenham Festival 10th March 2015 Colours so bright like a kaleidoscope light Mingling in everyone’s brain Good is the going of the turf under hooves As sunshine replaces the rain Horses well groomed from head to tail Head lad’s feeling as proud as punch Hoping a prize will come their way As the... 

Through The Barricades 2015 – Spandau Ballet Gig Review

Through The Barricades 2015   – Spandau Ballet Gig Review On Tuesday, the 3rd of March, I went along to the 3 Arena to see Spandau Ballet on their “Lost Souls” tour. This band, originally from London, really smashed it on the night and were just wonderful to see live. The group came on to... 

Wales v Ireland/Six Nation’s Clash on the 14th of March

Wales v Ireland/Six Nation’s Clash on the 14th of March The leek against the shamrock The dragon against the slayer All warriors in an arena A battle so tough but so fair The supporters all dressed for the occasion In their colours of red and of green And that walk to the Millennium stadium Will... 

Ireland, Ireland, Together Standing Tall

Ireland, Ireland, Together Standing Tall  Irish eyes were smiling with the English in despair And the sounds around the Aviva was ringing in the air Shoulder to shoulder we’ll answer Irelands call And it was with true Irish courage that they made the English fall With Saxton as our leader kicking... 

And God Created Spring

And God Created Spring It was a cold January day and the frost it glistened all around The cows were in the barn with the straw strewn on the ground And outside a cheerful chirp of a robin in a tree To tell all that winters here for everyone to see Then February came and the rain it came as well A deluge... 

Cupid’s Entrapment/Endless Love

Cupid’s Entrapment/Endless Love  What beauty can a life behold? That can suppress a ladies shape Those curves of softened flesh unfold As luscious as a seedless grape Those lips of red like ageless wine To grace a mouth so kissable When parted show a radiant smile Pray a kiss may be permissible Voluptuous... 

Harry Redknapp’s Abba Song

(Image Credit The Sun) Harry Redknapp’s Abba Song  Can you hear the news Fernandes Harry Redknapp’s jumping ship once more Did you see it coming? Fernandes Like he did at Tottenham And all his other clubs before Or did you think that he’d stay here for evermore? There was something in the air... 

Dublin Statues 3rd January 2015

                              Dublin Statues 3rd January 2015   The Floozy in the Jacuzzi Was a breath of air to see? And dear old Molly Malone Is in the place where she should be Old Parnell has stood his ground Through... 

Towering Performances at Tower Records

Towering Performances at Tower Records – Alan Finn talks about a promotional gig at Tower Records, 3 great new Irish acts It’s an unusual thing being invited to record store to review a gig, maybe I’m old fashioned but when I was invited to see Conor Hamilton’s set in Tower Records on Dawson... 

A Future Script

A Future Script 12th January 2015  Freedom of speech be it oral or pen Has been a law instigated since the creation of men And those who oppose must have something to hide Afraid of exposure on their slippery slide For the power of the pen will defeat in the end Be it written in scripts, or in emails... 

Within My Skin

Within My Skin The only housing worth worrying about Is the skin that protects my bones As it houses all I have in life From all outsides undertones And inside my head there’s a brain To guide me through the day To tell me all that I should do And help me safely along my way And deep within the motor... 

This Christmas Day

This Christmas Day  In a mixed up world full of violence and pain When just one day of peace on this earth is our gain And the worries we have are shelved for one day And bless those that’s sick is a prayer that we say And compassion is shown for all those that’s in need And to help those that’s... 

A Christmas Tale 27/12/13

A Christmas Tale 27/12/13 Once on a lonely winters night The snow blew all around The silent night was very still As the flakes piled on the ground An old man he lay motionless In an archway wet and damp With a blanket wrapped around him A silhouette beneath a lamp He huddled there to keep warm In his... 

Clannad – In a Life time

Clannad – In a Life time  – Gary Kelly meets with the famous Celtic Artistes before their performance last Sunday in the Olympia Theatre Last Sunday night was as nights go a pretty good one. I was treated to one of the best live performances I’ve ever experienced and not only that... 

The Pumpkin

The Pumpkin – Keeping with the Halloween Spirit, Tony Gorman writes a poem about when the pumpkin army comes to life! Now we need recipes! The Pumpkin  The orange glow of pumpkin fruit Spread far across the land Just like a field of soldiers Awaiting their command With Halloween almost here The... 

Fear and Reality

Fear and Reality On darkened nights when trees are bare And branch like arms hold owls that stare That hoots an eerie woodland sound An echoing shrill to all around And foxes screech in brambles deep To wake up all from slumber sleep And bring a fear within a mind Of ghostly images of a kind And... 

Ghosts, Spirits and things that go bump in the night

Ghosts, Spirits and things that go bump in the night   Rising like mist from the grave, gliding noiselessly through solid walls and doors, Ghosts have been woven into our consciousness for centuries.  Tales of the disembodied spirits of the dead appear in folk lore around the world and Ghost stories... 

Autumn in the Phoenix Park

Autumn in the Phoenix Park The autumn time has come once more And trees are changing their attire Some leaves they show a vibrant splay Of greens and yellows and red that glows like fire And when the dawn awakes And the sun it dances in the sky And its rays reflects the colours there A dappled reflection... 

Tito’s Dead and Going Through The Roof

Kieth Duffy’s Wife, Lisa, a fashion stylist, holding up a copy of the book Tito’s Dead and Going Through The Roof Last night I went to the official launch of “Tito’s Dead” by Dermott Hayes in Bruxelles on Harry Street.    I interviewed Dermott originally when the book... 
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