Eoin Butler: writer, journalist and Mayoman of the Year

Tripping Along The Ledge

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Are you there God? It’s me, Kaka

Look I’ve got to be honest here, folks. I’ve got football fever. I’ve got World Cup mania. Seriously, I’m laid up with a bad case of soccer conjunctivitis here. Whatever way you spin it, the fact is I’m writing this week’s column with my laptop perched on my knees, the television blaring and I’m not even going to pretend otherwi… THAT WAS A MILE OFFSIDE, REF. ARE YOU BLIND!? Read the rest of this entry »


cantona1Fans of all ages gathered for the Irish premiere of Ken Loach’s Looking For Eric at the Light House Cinema in Smithfield, reports The Star newspaper. Most were hoping to catch a glimpse of leading man, and footballing deity, Eric Cantona.

“It’s a surprise for me”, Cantona is quoted as saying of the reception he received. “Because some of those here today – especially the young – were not even born when I retired.” Not to be a stickler or anything, but Cantona retired in May 1997. Crazy fool.