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![…]

Northern Irish Footballers Who Played For Australia

Northern Irish Footballers Who Played For Australia

“I come from a land down under” – Men At Work. I have been to Australia in 4 different calendar years, in three of those I lived there, mostly in Poatina or Parramatta. In two of those, I watched Northern Irish footballer Terry McFlynn ply his trade for Sydney FC, where he became a fans Read more about Northern Irish Footballers Who Played For Australia[…]

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 idiots. 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 but were born outside Northern Ireland. B internationals, under 21s 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[…]

Backpacking in Northern Ireland: Guided Tour of George Best’s Childhood Home in Burren Way, The Cregagh, Belfast

“Maradona good. Pele better. George Best” – A Northern Ireland flag’s message at George Best’s funeral. Local heroes are real. George Best is a superhero to me. To many of my friends. To many Northern Irish people. To many AFC Bournemouth fans. Even Manchester United fans like him. Hold on – even Leeds United fans Read more about Backpacking in Northern Ireland: Guided Tour of George Best’s Childhood Home in Burren Way, The Cregagh, Belfast[…]

Visiting The Home of the Penalty Kick: Milford, County Armagh, Northern Ireland and William McCrums Legacy

Visiting The Home of the Penalty Kick: Milford, County Armagh, Northern Ireland – William McCrum’s Legacy

“Pelanty, ref!”- football players and supporters. I grew up in Northern Ireland and am a football geek. My Dad played football, I played football, my friends played football and my brothers played football. That quadruple also watch football week in, week out. A few years back I cracked the 501 not out for attendance at Read more about Visiting The Home of the Penalty Kick: Milford, County Armagh, Northern Ireland – William McCrum’s Legacy[…]

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