Suas and Sios

Suas (pronounced sue-as), the irish word for up and Sios (pronounced she-os), the irish word for down describe this weekend. On Friday I went to football with the lads but caught my finger in the railings while running along the side of the pitch. It dislocated and I got Clive to pull it back into place. It was really sore afterwards and swelled up but I was glad it hadn’t broken. Was pleased with my goal-scoring performance afterwards though.

Saturday I lazed about the house for the majority of the day and then headed into town to meet Anne-Marie and her mates for her birthday do. We went to 4 Dame Lane, a nice pub (bit hot and the music was a tad too loud) in the centre of the city. I only knew Anne-Marie and there were loads of people there so I eventually got chatting to Maria (Anne-Marie’s mate) who by all accounts was very friendly and particularly good looking. ๐Ÿ™‚ After 4 Dame Lane we headed around the corner to a club called Ri-Ra where we stayed until about 3 and then headed off home. They got a taxi home and I went for the nitelink which I just about caught. Unfortuneatly when I got on the bus there was a running fight going on upstairs. They wouldn’t calm down at all so the gardai were called and took them off the bus and arrested one punter. Have never seen that much trouble on the bus before but it lead to a 25 minute delay in getting home.

Today I was up relatively early for an away game with the team. The game was against Baldoyle United but it was on out in Malahide for some reason. ๐Ÿ˜ Anyway, the conditions were absolutley atrocious with heavy rain on an already wet pitch leading to a really scrappy game. Baldoyle went on to win 4-1 due to some bad defending and a lack of concentration. ๐Ÿ™

Thank God for the Weekend

As the title suggests, I’m really looking forward to this weekend. ๐Ÿ™‚ Haven’t had a really hard week but I feel a bit tired in general lately so any time off is welcome. I’m going to football now in a few minutes (hoping the rain holds off :neutral:) and then I may go down to the pub in the morning for the Man United vs Liverpool game. Tomorrow night is the forum meetup in the International which I’m looking forward to. Sunday, the football returns as the team are playing St Mochtas in a cup game at home. Then later on Sunday I’ll probably go to see “Million Dollar Baby” which is Clint Eastwood’s latest film. Will post on how the weekend went first thing on Monday. ๐Ÿ™‚

First Training Session of 05

Had the first training session with the team last night. Gerry and Jimmy couldn’t make it so it was just myself and the twelve who turned up. To be honest, I need to get the FAI training under my belt. We did a few laps of the all weather and then some stretching but Gerry knows fitness routines which are a hell of a lot more beneficial. After that we just played a pratice game with six a side. My cousin Irvine who plays on the team seemed to handle his defensive position quite well so it may be beneficial to try him out in defense at the weekend. We’re playing St Mochtas on Sunday in the cup so hopefully we’ll be able to get a result. I say hopefully. ๐Ÿ™‚

All round update

Been a couple of weeks since I last posted so heres a general update. Jimmy couldnt make the last game against…… I’m ashamed to say I don’t remember…..oh there it is, McKelvey Celtic. It was an away game in Finglas and the pitch had changed from last year so we had to go and find it. Luckily we had no trouble finding it and had 12 players (compared to 9 for the last away game). The performance wasn’t great though, we went 1-0 down after about 6 minutes after a break down the wing and a good finish. We then levelled things up after 20 mins with an in-swinging corner from Mohammad which was met by Colm Darcy. ๐Ÿ™‚ After that we started to lose the plot somewhat with the midfield pushing forward too much and leaving massive gaps in behind. ๐Ÿ™ That was compounded by the lack of pace in our defense at the moment and inevitably led to two more goals before the end.

At training last week Jerry mooted the idea of having a training session on the Monday evenings but I personally can’t make two nights during the week plus the games on Sunday. Hopefully we’ll be able to juggle the responsibility for training amongst us. Also met Dale, who is joining the management team, for the annual managers meeting in Slevins last week. Seems like a nice bloke but he works shift so we’ll have to see how much time he can devote. Good news anyway. We didn’t have a game last weekend so we’ll probably be in action this weekend.

Dunboyne Update

Can’t believe its so long since I posted. ๐Ÿ˜ Anyway, the Sunday before last (12th) we played Huntstown Villa FC at home and got a decent 2-2 draw out of the game. We were playing against the wind in the first half and did well to go in at half time 0-0 after a couple of close calls and a great save from Darren Jordan standing in for James in goal. After the break they did much better and were battling hard. The first goal for us came about 15 mins into the second half with good work down the right from Padraig and a deep cross which was met by Paul Booth. Christian then extended our lead five minutes later with a good finish after being one on one with the keeper. What happened then was a bit disappointing though as we let in two sloppy goals in the space of five minutes. Two defensive mix-ups cost us and we came out with a draw. Looking back we could have easily lost the game as they had a number of other chances. Overall a fair result.

There was no game last weekend as we could only muster 9 players. Ridiculous considering that we had 14 for the game before that. It shouldn’t be a hardship for the players to make the games so I’m gonna have a word with them now on Wednesday. This weekend we’re playing Artane/Beaumount at home.

Got a text from Jimmy about a club trophy and medal presentation on the 30th with guest of honour, Packie Bonner. Looking forward to that. ๐Ÿ™‚