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Diarmuid ‘Gizzy’ Lyng

Staying in Thursday?

Laochra Gael [Heroes of the Gaels) on TG4.

Linda Ní Ghríofa writes:

Diarmuid “Gizzy” Lyng was captain and leader of a Wexford team that performed heroics in their efforts to overcome Kilkenny, the greatest team of all time.

Then, at the height of his powers, he was struck down by a mysterious illness. He was forced to give up hurling and it seemed that life was falling apart.

Diarmuid travelled the world in search of physical and mental recovery. And it was in West Kerry, a place close to his heart that he finally found release.

Laochra Gael: Gizzy  at 9.30pm on TG4.

Pic: TG4

Shay Connolly – The Five In A Row Is What We’re After

‘Cluxton gets the ball and taps on his toe,
Gives out to Cooper and away he’s goes,
Gives it on to Fenton right on the nose,
Fenton gets fouled but the ref doesn’t blow
He sees Johnny Small sneaking up on the right
Johnny sticks it o’er the bar to every Dubs delight’

Shay Connolly writes:

How ya doing folks, above is song I wrote (re: Dublin football team). Don’t know if you do this type of thing but just thought I’d send on for the craic in the hope that it might peak an interest among your readers for Saturday’s All Ireland Football replay…



Via RTÉ:

RTÉ Sport will have full live coverage of the All Ireland Senior Football Final replay from Croke Park this Saturday (September 14) on RTÉ2, RTÉ Player, RTÉ Radio 1 and RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta.

On the Saturday Game Live on RTÉ2 and RTÉ Player (5.00pm) Joanne Cantwell will be joined by Pat Spillane, Ciaran Whelan and Stephen Rochford with Ger Canning and Kevin McStay on commentary.

Jacqui Hurley and Darren Frehill on Saturday Sport on RTÉ Radio 1 will be alongside Alan Brogan, Conor McManus and Colm Cooper with Darragh Maloney joined by Oisín McConville on commentary.

RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta will also have full live commentary on Saturday.

On Saturday evening (10.00pm) the Saturday Game will see Des Cahill and guests Colm O’Rourke, Sean Cavanagh and Tomás Ó Sé look back at the afternoon’s action while Marty Morrissey will be at the winners’ hotel. The programme will also feature the football team of the year announcement.

Thanks Fergus McCormack

This afternoon.

Semple Stadium, Thurles, County Tipperary.

What time’s Cactus World News on?


Tipperary prepare for homecoming in Semple Stadium (RTÉ)

Earlier: A Limerick A Day

Panoramic view from the Davin Stand of Croke Park on All Ireland Final Day in 2014

The GAA has been made aware of fake emails in circulation claiming to have All-Ireland hospitality on suite level available.

The association is advising members and supporters to disregard these communications as the offering is completely false.

Croke Park does not use any third party providers for hospitality offerings and all suites are in long term contracts. All hospitality for Sunday is fully booked.

The GAA also reminds members and supporters to purchase match tickets from official sources only.

The limited number of terrace tickets that went on sale this week for Sunday’s finals have been sold out.

GAA supporters warned about fake All-Ireland ticket scam (GAA.ie)

Related: ‘This is a new one on us… hopefully nobody has been sucked in’ – GAA warns against email scam for All-Ireland final tickets (Independent.ie)

Pic: Hugh

Previously: The Hill Has Eyes

Coached by two lads.



In October 2001, the GAA threatened legal action with the makers of GI (Gay Ireland) accusing the magazine of ‘bringing the association into disrepute’ over the use of county jerseys [Kerry, Dublin, Cork, Galway, Kilkenny and Mayo] in chap-on-chap billboard snogs.

18 years later…


The GAA licences official Gay Pride county jerseys.

Good times.

Hon Mayo.

GAA’s involvement in Dublin Pride ‘isn’t just a token gesture’ (Sky News)