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It’s a dangerous game, I learnt the hard way I sit here with a back support Popping pain killers every 4 hours It looks so mundane, so safe To the young person so damn boring But it’s not, definitely not Lying in bed the night before Thinking of tactics, of tricks, of bids Of high… Read more »

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Dear God There is something wrong with me and I need you to sort it quickly You see I like this guy but don’t know how to get his attention He is mysterious, very quiet, but hot and drives me crazy with well you know what I mean Anyhow I will surrender this to you… Read more »

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The following are some of the thoughts that came to me while reflecting in the darkness of a metal 10×20ft container recently, where I had 24 hours to think about life and some of the lessons that it has taught me so far. Inside the Container of My Head Life can be so unfair and… Read more »

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It hardly seems possible but it’s already October, and appropriately enough this week I was out in the veg patch harvesting our pumpkins and squashes. The commercial food chain hasn’t really caught on to the stunning diversity of pumpkins and squashes that can be grown and savoured. Supermarkets have a depressing reliance on the ubiquitous… Read more »

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September is one of the best gardening months of the year. Don’t be discouraged that the summer is over—your garden can still remain full of colour and life through the next season. Jobs in the garden in September September is an ideal time to reseed or to sow a new lawn using lawn seed. Kill the… Read more »

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Have a firm handshake. Look people in the eye. Sing in the shower. Own a great stereo system. If in a fight, hit first and hit hard. Keep secrets. Never give up on anybody. Miracles happen everyday. Always accept an outstretched hand. Be brave. Even if you’re not, pretend to be. No one can tell… Read more »

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Sometimes people come into our lives and we know right away that they were meant to be there, to serve some purpose, whether it is to teach us a lesson or to help us figure out who we are or who we want to become. Sometimes things happen us that seem horrible, painful or unfair,… Read more »

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Laura got an amazing response when she read the following letter live on the Keith Finnegan show this morning. My Nana is 80 today. She doesn’t know that because she has Alzheimer’s. She has not recognised us since the age of 72. She has not been able to speak since the age of 76. She has… Read more »

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Toddlers and young children are always on the move, never wanting to stop. They go through each day with more enthusiasm than a grown up can ever imagine and they never tire. They coast hopefully through their early years with no real trouble, and usually with a smile on their faces. Children seem to have… Read more »

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Independent Galway Senator Fidelma Healy Eames has written to Galway County Council asking them to revise Enurement clauses for families facing repossession and in difficulties with Banks. ‘I have sight of a letter from the Bank telling a Conamara-based family that their home will be repossessed in November unless the family can come up with… Read more »

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The Galway minor hurling team won the 2016 GAA hurling minor championship, beating Tipperary 4–13 to 1–16 in Croke Park in the final. The Galway minor team arrived back in Galway with the Irish Press cup and visited some clubs around Galway county to large crowds of fans. Manager Geoff Lynskey of Liam Mellows, captain Seán Loftus and… Read more »