Sunday, July 23, 2006
At a party to celebrate promotion to the A League, we were fortunate in two respects.
Firstly, Dave Gilmour was kind enough to turn up and sing a few songs.
And secondly our regular reporter was on hand to record events:
"NICK KNOCKS NEXT YEARS A-LEAGUERS WITH FAB FEAST OF FUN, FROLICS AND FRIPPERY.
The aspiring A League champions of next year were entertained by Nick and Marion in a super afternoon and evening of food, music and hilarity, when so much drink was imparted that Steve began to look like George Clooney (sorry, Rosemary Clooney). The talent on show was fenom....phernomer.....really good. Among Nick's many gifts is a culinary skill to match any canteen manageress, and many famous people were there for the happy occasion. The food was blissful. There was sardines and grapefruit for starters followed by braised armadillo in onion sauce. Steve accompanied himself on guitar on his own song - "I Used To Kiss Her On The Lips But It's All Over Now"; Tommo sang " If I Had To Do It All Over Again I'd Do It All Over You", and Bob gave a heart-rending rendition of "Don't Go Down In The Mine Daddy, There's Plenty of Slack In Your Pants". Wendy gave us a demonstration of Cumberland Wrestling holds and a medley of Liverpool songs. Wendy is from Liverpool, a city which is based on Iron and Steel. The women iron.....
World Cup Woes were forgotten when Nick organised his own Irish Olympics. Tracy won the "Catch The Javelin" competition and Ann conquered all in heading the shot putt.
Here's to conquering the top league (he said, with a wry smile). "
And this is Brian whose fine ales inspire us through the season