Eoin Butler: writer, journalist and Mayoman of the Year

Tripping Along The Ledge


St. Patrick’s Day, 2011

According to press reports last week Tottenham are set to introduce new space-age football jerseys, which will alert coaching staff when a player is suffering from fatigue. If I’d be wearing one climbing Croagh Patrick Thursday morning, I suspect my number would have been called before we’d even left the car park.

This was my first time climbing The Reek in almost four years and, man, it was tough going. If it wasn’t for the presence on the mountain of climbers thirty and forty years my senior, I’d have been tempted to throw in the towel. But those pints in Galway that night tasted all the sweeter. Made it Ma, top of the world!

March 21st, 2011.

5 Responses to “St. Patrick’s Day, 2011”

  1. massey Says:

    I see you didn’t do it in bare feet. Very disapointed Butler.

    Did you make it along to see Mayo in Croke Park?

  2. Eoin Says:

    A few people said that to me on Twitter too Massey. I did make make it to see Mayo in Croke Park on Sunday and I watched that match in my bare feet. So… for what that’s worth.

  3. Dermot Says:

    The Spurs jersey story is rather interesting. They’d want to up the processor speeds for ol’ Gareth Bale though.

  4. Eoin Says:

    The article also suggests these stats would be bundled with the TV rights, so Sky Sports viewer could look on there and go Right, Ledley King is knackered again.

    Obviously, it would only work if all teams agreed to do it though. And it would be hard to see why any of the weaker teams would.

  5. Dermot Says:

    Definitely, and the whole FIFA approval might also be a crippler. They’d probably suggest throwing on an extra 17 line judges instead, charged with reporting back to the respective dugouts telling managers “Jaysus, Andy Reid’s pissing sweat lads, time for a substitution”.

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