Our recent review of 2010 included vanishing penguins, trucks at the Dail, famous Italians in Tallaght, Mary Byrne and spraypainted Ballymun towers. Since writing it, it’s dawned on me I forgot a couple of things.
1: Culchies of the year:
Crystal Swing, to the credit, were actually lovely people and did a lot for charity. It was great to see them get their five minutes, and feck the begrudgers.
Still, we won’t be forgiving these t-shirts in a hurry.
2: Odd man of the year:
No comment on that one….
3: Fianna Failer of the year:
This deserving winner did very well here, interviewing Mary O’ Rourke.
4: Difficult to watch moment of the year:
“We are out for Ireland for the Irish. But who are the Irish? Not the rack-renting, slum-owning landlord; not the sweating, profit-grinding capitalist; not the sleek and oily lawyer; not the prostitute pressman — the hired liars of the enemy. Not these are the Irish upon whom the future depends. Not these, but the Irish working class, the only secure foundation upon which a free nation can be reared.”
Joe Duffy became a socialist again for a few weeks, promoting James Connolly as ‘Ireland’s Greatest’.
5:Biggest waste of 90 minutes:
It was hard not to smile when Dave Mulcahy got this goal in the glory friendly at Lansdowne Road.