I was aware of the 1966 world cup because it was in England but paid litlle attention to the games. The opening game was very boring but 1970 was different, we were collecting coins of the players when you got petrol. I had been going to occasional Arsenal games for a few years, however it was the Leeds Chelsea cup final that go me and many others really excited about soccer. Then we went home for the summer holidays and if you had been in any doubt the world cup and Brazil convinced everybody to have a team and many collected the stickers of players.
April 1970 Paul MaCartney announces Beatles break up Hendrix dies Janis Joplin, Jagger gets done for pot and Isle of White Festiva l and Rory Galagher and Taste began to form music preferences
Every week I think I was in a fight, I had a temper in the
early years, remember even going for Blacksod, which I was always going to come out second best. He held me upside down and banged my head on the floor, Martin Harvey who I knew from Ring came to my rescue. Everyone would form a circle and if there was not enough action push you together
The fifth years were dorm prefects and the worst was a guy called Rasher
Start of an era of football sucess that would in in 75 Gormanston St Finians 3-9 to 8 points
Lost to Chriost Ri 22 of March in Thurles
Sunday night Films. Still remember the excitement generated when Ghengis Khan entered the baths and all the naked women with bits of railing covering the interesting bits. The Diary says it was October 9th. When did they stop the films, I always know when I saw a fil in the hall. Von Ryans Express, The Rise of the Phoenix