My New Football Book: ChampIAN STEWARTnova - Following the Northern Ireland Football Team 1980 - 2009

My book ChampIAN STEWARTnova Was Stolen

November 2022 was the scheduled release of a 42 year in making book, my epic ChampIAN STEWARTnova. Following the Northern Ireland football team 1980-2009. In true irony, the only parts of that book that remain in full are the only TWO parts NOT done by me. 1.The cover art and design. I have them on Read more about My book ChampIAN STEWARTnova Was Stolen[…]

Backpacking in Northern Ireland: Touring Islandhill, Near Newtownards

Backpacking in Northern Ireland: Touring Islandhill, Near Newtownards

In 1980 I was born in the Northern Irish town of Newtownards. It’s a place with a lot of important links in my life. I was born there. I passed my driving test there. I studied there. I got into university by doing a course there. Despite all of that, I grew up in the Read more about Backpacking in Northern Ireland: Touring Islandhill, Near Newtownards[…]

My New Football Book: ChampIAN STEWARTnova – Following the Northern Ireland Football Team 1980 – 2009

My New Football Book: ChampIAN STEWARTnova – Following the Northern Ireland Football Team 1980 – 2009 is currently in its final edits. This took a lot longer than I anticipated – the writing was basically completed by October 2010, but one thing after another led to delays. Many chapters had to be skipped, cut, replaced, Read more about My New Football Book: ChampIAN STEWARTnova – Following the Northern Ireland Football Team 1980 – 2009[…]

HAPPY 100TH BIRTHDAY NORTHERN IRELAND

HAPPY 100th BIRTHDAY NORTHERN IRELAND!

HAPPY 100th BIRTHDAY NORTHERN IRELAND. “Century is what it meant to me”. “Reality reflection”. 3rd May 1921 – 3rd May 2021. #norniron #northernireland NORTHERN IRELAND is almost 100. As the clock strikes midnight tonight in Belfast City, (my breath thefter capital) this country becomes 100 years old. I know from my travels that, not everyone Read more about HAPPY 100th BIRTHDAY NORTHERN IRELAND![…]

15 Bars With Interesting Quirky Records I Was In

“Spend your nightlife table hopping, trying to keep your bag of bones in trim” – Noel Gallagher. When travel used to be a thing, I loved the thrill of it all. I loved the crazy stuff, I needed even the sorrow amidst all that. The unrecognised countries, the secrets, the wacaday museums, the sadness at Read more about 15 Bars With Interesting Quirky Records I Was In[…]

Northern Ireland Football Internationals Born Abroad

Northern Ireland Football Internationals Born Abroad

I tried to add this one to Wikipedia but it was rejected as they didn’t believe me. Wikipedia are stuck up in their own ego thinking they know better than everyone else. So I’ll post it here instead. This is a list of Northern Ireland international footballers who have represented Northern Ireland/Ireland (the 1880 original Ireland) at full level Read more about Northern Ireland Football Internationals Born Abroad[…]

Morgan Day: How an Oklahoma Lady Became The Queen of East Belfast in Northern Ireland

Morgan Day: How an Oklahoma Lady Became The Queen of East Belfast in Northern Ireland

“Morgan Day” – Glentoran FC fans. “Precious time is slipping away; but you’re only king for a day” – (East Belfast child) Van Morrison. The last two weeks have been a little manic for an Oklahoma based Marketing and Social Media lady by the name of Morgan Day. You see, as a Glentoran fan, on Read more about Morgan Day: How an Oklahoma Lady Became The Queen of East Belfast in Northern Ireland[…]

The Holy Grail Of Football Stadiums: Taking A Guided Tour of The Oval, Glentoran Football Club, East Belfast, Northern Ireland

The Holy Grail Of Football Stadiums: Taking A Guided Tour of The Oval, Glentoran Football Club, East Belfast, Northern Ireland

“Le Jeu Avant Tout” – Glentoran FC Motto (“Football comes first before everything else / the game above all”). Firstly, I am a Glentoran FC supporter and have been to this stadium well over one hundred times in my life. I am a football groundhopping veteran now with around 700 matches and 200 stadiums under Read more about The Holy Grail Of Football Stadiums: Taking A Guided Tour of The Oval, Glentoran Football Club, East Belfast, Northern Ireland[…]