New York June 1994. And how the local accent scared a few of our lads half to death.

It’s twenty six years ago next month. Six years after his goal against England in Stuttgart earned him a place in Irish history (and not just sporting history) Ray Houghton struck again in Giant’s Stadium New Jersey. It was June 18 1994. And just as we had been in Stuttgart, we went into the game … Continue reading New York June 1994. And how the local accent scared a few of our lads half to death.

Once only, 26 years ago in a New York bar, but it was one of the best gigs I was ever at

This is self indulgent! I bet there isn’t a single person in Ireland who remembers, let alone was ever in, Dan Lynch’s Bar in New York. I discovered it one day in 1994 when I was in New York for the World Cup. I was having a pint with some of the other Irish hacks … Continue reading Once only, 26 years ago in a New York bar, but it was one of the best gigs I was ever at

I miss New York – and that includes the shop assistant who thought I was cheap and smelly

My brother and sister have just returned from New York. A good friend has just left for the city. Lousers. You see, New York is my favourite place on earth. But due to my various illnesses – I don’t have the space to list them all – my doctors (there are nine of them) recommend … Continue reading I miss New York – and that includes the shop assistant who thought I was cheap and smelly