Looking forward to the next few days.


There are a few good things on the cards.

Saturday is going to be a busy one for us.

First time back in Croke park since 2018 for the all-ireland semi-final match.


REF: Kilkenny GAA

And anybody who has followed me over the past few years will know how much I love the hurling and how amazing it is heading to Croke park for a big game. It's one of my favorite things in the world to do.

That's at half five. Luckily or unluckily a friend of our had already booked their engagement party in Dublin for that night at 8pm so it actually works out quite well for us with going up for the night and babysitters and the whole lot. It would have been hard to make two trips up for both.

It will be a long day though since we'll have to get into the city early and get up for the match with a few drinks in the traditional match day pubs.

One of the main pubs "The big Tree", has closed down since that last match so we will have to try and find the crowd somewhere else.

Straight from the match for a bit of food and try to straighten ourselves before the fancier evening arrangements. Hopefully we will be in decent shape by that time since we're definitely going to be a bit late because of the match.

Tat's Saturday. Then back home Sunday before heading to Limerick for two days to watch the JP mc Manus golf tournament. Myself and two of my oldest mates.

We bought tickets two years ago before the pandemic and it's only getting the go ahead now. The line up is crazy for the Pro-Am with the majority of the worlds top golfers turning up for it.

Scottie Scheffler
Rory McIlroy
Jon Rahm
Collin Morikawa
Justin Thomas
Patrick Cantlay
Cameron Smith
Sam Burns
Matt Fitzpatrick
Jordan Spieth
Xander Schauffele
Dustin Johnson
Leona Maguire
Brooks Koepka
Shane Lowry
Tyrrell Hatton
Paul Casey
Bryson DeChambeau
Jason Kokrak
Seamus Power
Adam Scott

With Padraig Harrington and Tiger Woods thrown in for good measure. Then a few celebrities to play with them as well for a serious mix of talent.

Mark Wahlberg
Bill Murray
Jamie Dornan
Kenny Dalglish
Matt Dawson
Shane Filan
Alan Hansen
Niall Horan
Harry Redknapp
Jamie Redknapp

That's Monday + Tuesday covered before heading for home on the Wednesday for some pure carnage as our long lasting traditional music festival comes back in real life for all of that week.

This would be about 1 in the day and it only goes downhill from there as the night carries on with music, crowds, live bands, street sessions, late bars and every sort of a musician, local, hippie that you could think of turning up over the course of the week.

It's the strangest place that i have ever spend a week and we are very lucky to call it home.

I won't be able to go down for the full week this time around like i usually do but should still get a couple of nights out of it.

Like I said. Looking forward to the next few days.


Carlsberg don't do weekends......

Man, that's some line up... You'll be in a hape after all that but it'll be worth it! Kilkenny will be dangerous but I fancy ye to beat them in extra time.

Gills is a good spot before the game usually and there's obviously Quinns as well which is pretty close to where the Big Tree was.

Then you've the golf and an absolute array of talent, that'll be pure class.. its something else watching them in real life, they make the game look so effortless with their swings that don't look super fast, but are because everything is in check and the core is wound up like a spring....

Then finish off with the music festival... Some buachaill! Are you from Lisdoonvarna or is if a different festival?


It's going to be some tough weekend for the body.
I'm not used t these days anymore.

Never was a huge fan of quinns with all the dubs around but ill keep an eye out for gills.

Looking forward to the golf and seeing the best in the world. I did stewarding for the irish open in lahinch the last time around so it was class to be on the teeboxes with the golfers and watch them in action.

Really want to see tiger and rory though as this could be the last time tiger ever plays in ireland the way he is going.

Going to the willie clancy week in miltown. That's the home place. 10 days of drink, trad and total carnage.

Are you heading to any of these yourself? Golf or hurling.


10 days of drink, trad and total carnage.

Sounds mighty!!

I know what you mean about the body! I've a stag in Munich in September ans I'm excited, yet afraid! Not able for the multiple nights. I can go hell for leather for one night no bother, but the next night I'll be in bits! 🤣

Fair point about Quinns, it's a kip, but can be ok on match day. They do a nice pint of Guinness in Bertie's local Fagans too, but you're getting a bit further from Croke park..

I'm not travelling up as I've a good friend's wedding in Galway and it'll be a two day affair, day one will be epic and day two I'll be goosed.

Hopefully ye do a job on the Cats, they'll be tough to beat, but ye will have a bit too much for them I feel.