A big thanks to Connacht Rugby Club who gave me a Press Pass for the last Rabo Direct Pro 12 league of the season. Connacht lost to Glasgow Warrior 20-3 on a wet night at The Sportsground in Galway.
Players in the photograph are (left to right) Eoin McKeon, Ronan Loughney, Brett Wilkinson, Kieran Marmion and Michael Swift
Men At Work is the title of an Australian band, who had ‘that’ hit song ‘Down Under. They are the only Australian artist to have a simultaneous No. 1 album and No. 1 single in the United States
Connacht rugby club played their last game of the Rabo Direct Pro 12 season at The Sportsground in Galway against The Glasgow Warriors. Glasgow Warriors won the rugby match 20-3. DTH van der Merwe and Sean Mullins scored the tries for Glasgow Warriors
It was Eric Elwood’s last game as manager and over 6,000 spectators turned up on a wet evening.
Standing On The Shoulders Of Giants is an album title from Oasis.
Brussels Skateboarding Park
During my recent holiday in Brussels I came across a skateboarding park and snapped some photos of the kids hanging out there.
I returned two days later with my sports lens and some dedicated time to capture the skateboarders in action. But, unfortunately there was only a few very young kids there and they weren’t throwing any great shapes. Still, I like the vibe in these photos and think I caught the ‘too cool for school’ attitude of the kids.
Heaven Is A Halfpipe is a song by OPM
Photographs of An Carnmore, a Galway hurling club, goalkeeper C Fahy during a quiet period a game against Craughwell.
They Might Be Giants is the name of the happy, happy band, most famous for ‘Birdhouse In Your Soul.
I spent a weekend in Kilkenny recently and on Sunday morning was wandering around Kilkenny Castle grounds. There was a small marque set up and a hurley (camán in Irish) maker inside showing how a hurley is made. Tom O’ Donoghue was his name, a very friendly guy who showed us the process of making a hurley- from the block of wood, the tools used to cut and finish it off. A very interesting process.
Hurling is an outdoor team game of ancient Gaelic origin, administered by the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA). The game has prehistoric origins, has been played for at least 3,000 years, and is thought to be the world’s fastest field team game in terms of game play.
Hurleys are made from ash wood, the base of the tree near the root is the only part used.
Post title taken from a song “Wicked Games” by Chris Isaac, which featured in David Lynch’s dark film Wild At Heart