Eoin Butler: writer, journalist and Mayoman of the Year

Tripping Along The Ledge



family-foreverYeah, right. If he was my son, I’d give him to the tinkers… Tomorrow sees Mayo take on Meath in the last of the football quarter finals in Croke Park. The tickets are purchased, the jersey is washed and, in time honoured tradition, the expectations are set to “boundlessly optimistic”. As Kevin Keegan would say, I’d love it if we beat them. And, with Stephen Bray missing, I fully expect that we will. If we do win, however, Kerry are waiting for us in the semi-finals; which, as that other mullet-headed philosopher Nigel Tufnel would say, certainly puts things in perspective. A bit too much fucking perspective, in fact.

On a side note, does anyone have any idea why the iPhone camera is so unbelievably shit? Same thing happened here and it’s just incredibly fucking annoying.

August 8th, 2009.

13 Responses to “FAMILY FOREVER…?”

  1. massey Says:

    They’re just notoriously shit cameras i think

  2. Eoin Says:

    Not entirely sure that answers my question, massey, but thanks!

  3. massey Says:

    I stand by my analasis!

  4. Eoin Says:

    No doubt you stand by your spelling of analysis too, Massey, but that is neither here nor there.

  5. kev Says:

    Its yer settings Eoin.

  6. Eoin Says:

    Well “kev”, you might take a look at them tomorrow when we’re at the match!

  7. Michael J Says:


  8. Eoin Says:

    Too disgusted to comment.

    I’m in Crossmaglen today talking to former Traveler bareknuckle boxing champion Dan Rooney.

    Tomorrow night I may post a full and comprehensive list of excuses why Mayo did not beat Meath today.

    In brief – shit pitch, shit ref, three woeful refereeing decisions in particular and, er, shit Mayo team.

  9. albinicus Says:

    we didn’t even show up..fucking waste of time going..why do i convince myself every year that it’ll be different..why!

  10. Eoin Says:

    @ Albinicus – well, look at it this way. At least we’re not Dublin…

  11. Conal Says:

    I donno Eoin, I think being hated by the other 31 counties might be the edge we need.

  12. Albinicus Says:

    Indeed. Come to think of it beating them in the semi-final two years made up for the disapointments

  13. Eoin Says:

    That was one of the few truly glorious days we’ve ever had.

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