For a greener and socially fair World Cup – #CheerForPeace working with all of Brazil

June 21, 2014

(Originally posted on June 11 here and here)

The eyes of the world focus on Brazil

Tomorrow the 2014 FIFA World Cup will begin in Brazil, who knows how it will go. Will it be a success, or not? Will they have the stadiums finished in time, or not? Will it be interrupted by violent protests, or not? Will it be a positive thing for the country, or not?

We already have, what has quick become, an iconic image of where much of the feelings in Brazil rest at present. Brazilian artist Paulo Ito posted this mural on the doors of a schoolhouse in São Paulo’s Pompeia a few weeks ago.

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Paulo Ito’s mural in São Paulo

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Brian O’Driscoll, Irish Legend, thanks for a great few years

March 16, 2014

Hope YE all enjoyed the match yesterday…. A Perfect ending, this morning watching d vid clips from RTE, seeing BOD v emotional… A great n truly deserved send off to not just a sporting legend, but someone who comes across as just a really great guy.. Fair play to him, and on this weekend, feels great to be Irish…

C’MON IRELAND

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Ireland are 2014 6 nations rugby champtions after beating France in a thrilling bloody battle in Paris yesterday.

Brian O’Driscoll, or BOD, or Drico, played his last game in the green jersey after 14 great years, the highest capped player in rugby history, 141 test matches – 133 for Ireland (83 as captain), and 8 for the British and Irish Lions.

– Its Paddys weekend, the days around the world when Irish, and anyone who is on for a good time, celebrate their existence and have a right old party, the win yesterday just added to it all.

– Last week Brian O’Driscoll played his last game in Ireland, he won man of the match due to setting up 3 tries, and he got a phenomenal send off… Something very special in Lansdowne / Aviva

– Apart from his game playing he has done lots to help charities and help out young Irish children, to offer support, to be a role model. Heres the HUGE thank you he got from the kids in Temple street hospital

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Bring Che back to Kilkee #HonTheBanner

September 5, 2013

Bring Che back to Kilkee #HonTheBanner #AnClárAbú #BackTheBanner #CLARE https://www.change.org/petitions/clare-county-council-re-instate-the-iconic-che-guevara-mural Re-instate the mural pic.twitter.com/3VVFqmroKQ

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via Annual ‘Che Do Bheatha’ Festival, Kilke  Website here

#Che #AmericanTourists #Clare #kilkee #BackTheBanner

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Barcelona Gaels – Irish football champions

May 14, 2013

2013: Barcelona mens Iberian champions, unbeaten. Womens champions too. On de Gaels

2 cracking videos from our legendry filmmaker Tess:

click to view bigger size, c/o Gerry Kelly

Related:

Gaelic Games thriving across Europe (GAA Scores)

What do you think of when you hear the words El Clasico? Messi, Ronaldo, 90,000 fans in the Nou Camp with an electric atmosphere witnessing the two giants of European soccer going head to head? Guess again.

It wasn’t the super Spanish soccer derby after all, it was the final of the third tournament in the Iberian GAA championship. Barcelona Gaels and Madrid Harps played out an exciting encounter last Saturday in the Catalonian capital that saw the hosts crowned overall champions for the region with a round to spare.

A Silver Lining (Radio documentary)

As GAA clubs around Ireland are being devastated by emigration, over in Malmö, Sweden, the Stockholm Gaels are attempting to defend their Scandinavian GAA Championship title.

http://www.rte.ie/podcasts/2012/pc/pod-v-docononesilverlining-pid0-2198424_audio.mp3 (podcast)

Ladies Gaelic Football:

Founded in 1974, Ladies Gaelic Football is still recognised as one of the fastest growing female sports in Europe. With over 1000 clubs in Ireland and membership growing by the day, Ladies Gaelic is reaching women and girls from all over the country. Not stopping there however, the Ladies Gaelic Football Association has many overseas clubs, one of the latest additions coming from Cape Town in South Africa.

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Saying NO to fascism in football

April 2, 2013

New Sunderland manager Paulo Di Canio: “I am a fascist, not a racist.”

In 2005 he told the Italian news agency Ansa: “I am a fascist, not a racist.” He has been pictured giving a straight-arm salute in front of fans of the Rome club Lazio, which has a strong following among the far right. Many are outraged at this signing and think it is a worrying situation which futher ligitimizes the creep of fascist thinking into everyday life.

Di Canio: Fascist is as fascist does
Di Canio: Fascist is as fascist does

Groups: Hope Not Hate: Di Canio | Sunderland Against Fascist Di Canio | No fascists at RFC – No to Di Canio | Football Fans United Against The Fascist Di Canio Articles: David Miliband quits Sunderland FC in Di Canio protest | Poll: Should Sunderland fans care about Di Canio’s views? | THE SUN: Why war veterans boycot Di Canio? | A statement concerning the appointment of Paolo Di Canio | Di Canio: a new study complete with fascist dictator Mussolini

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