Best Bond girl & baddie?
Never a big Bond fan since the age of about 12 really. Action movies not my forte. For baddy I remember only Jaws, and They Were All Lovely Girls!
Jason Bourne flicks or Mission Impossible flicks?
Bourne but MI is funny.
When the final whistle went last September, did doing the 3 in a row, feel like you thought it would?
Yes. Pure relief and great joy, and pride. And being over here as I was, it was 4am here, cold and wet in winter, and in an Irish pub in the city centre(Auckland) full of people up for Mayo(had to walk about 4 miles into there because only taxis left at the time I went in and had no spare money at that stage). There were 3 of us in Dubs jerseys and one of them was an Aussie. There was a mad yoke from Finglas just arrived in the country after 3 months travelling Aus with yer man, off her head. And a guy from Longford at least pretending to be neutral til the final free awarded and he legged it out the door!
Only place left open after was a casino bar which the three of “us” went to there, and took photos, which only she had, and never sent to me.
Memories of “that” Kerry game in 2013? (Should I put the kettle on?)
Nah, it’s all been said. The horror when it looked like we were being put back in our box early on, the loss of faith, the hope of Mannions goal. And that incredible second half. From where I stood on the Hill I was right in line for Kevin’s run and goal. Best ever goalling moment/any match-defining moment along with Barney in 83.
Do you get homesick? What do you do when it hits?
All the time. Do Watsapp and emails home, watch videos, don’t admit it to any Kiwis. And then head out into the sunshine to a beach or some mountains 10 mins to half an hour away and remind myself what a great privilege to have the chance to do this for a couple of years. And sure I might even bump into ROC if he’s still here!
Most annoying Irish accent?
Southside drawl and some flat Midlands accents.
Langers…obnoxious twats, mad but harmless, or decent skins?
All of that. Love the sense of humour and madness.
Are you a swimmer & do you prefer pools, or the sea? Favourite beach, here & in NZ? Have you ever skinny dipped?
Gave up on swimming after a bad experience during lessons as a child. Herself is a mad water fan so we go to some spa pools for her sake and I like the seaside anyway. There’s loads of places with natural hot water pools. There’s a million beaches here, our favourites are two or three about half an hour west of the city, stunning places, and mostly quiet. Bondi beach me hole.
Haven’t skinnied since very young.
Best beaches in Ireland are some big strands in Wexico, some in Cork and Kerry and Clare, some in the west and Donegal. And in Dublin its Skerries and places near there. Portmarnock is lovely but too many people. Bull Island a million times better since clean up and cars not allowed. Favourite Irish beach is Garristown in West Cork, near Kinsale, and also one in the far west of the Beara Peninsula, Allies. Beara is an incredible place.
Do they have sharks, poisonous snakes & spiders in NZ, that Oz is famous for?
Sharks come, less often than Aus I’m told, and rarely the really big buggers, and there’s less people on beaches here for the most part. Alot of drowning though, the currents etc are really treacherous in the west.
No snakes, one tiny spider that people tried to scare us about.
Resser, who doesn’t post any more, that you can admit now, you never liked.
Honestly, never anyone. Not even the ‘hooded claw’!
What’s the NZ grub like?
Like back home, same sort of revolution happened here, not alot of Maori or Polynesian influence. A hell of alot of Asian places, and a big enough Indian influence(Indians and Chinese seem to own all the newsagents).
Speciality Euro restaurants are very trendy here. There’s even a few Belgian places!
**b) Celine **
d) None of them. If I want to hear bitches shrieking, I’ll go down to the local kennels
Whitners by a mile. Shame she didn’t have more top quality material to work with. The other two can be gone and I wouldn’t ever think about them.
Favourite Fr Ted scene, quote & character?
The milk float with the bomb, the lads pulling alongside in the flatbed truck to say mass.
And Dougal to Ted when Ted wanted to go to San Franciscco, and the others couldn’t come but he hadn’t told them, then it all falls through, Ted says “I might as well be going to the f*ckn moon!” and Dougal says, “Jeez Ted, first SF, now the moon. Where next?”
Character would be Fr Damo.
Worst/best airport to have a long layover in?
US and London airports the worst.
Frankfurt is OK, beautiful airport in Siem Reap in Cambodia. I like small airports as long as they have a few shops etc. The one in Memmingem in Sth Germany is really nice and Queenstown here.
When you were 16, did you buy your choons in Pat Egan’s (because it was cool) Dolphin Discs or Golden Discs?
Dolphin and Golden. Where was Egans? Also went to some place in Temple Bar a bit later on, can’t remember name.
Army, navy or air force if we had compulsory military service duty here?
I’d leave the country for sure. Army, can’t do boats or planes.
Are you in NZ for good, or just a few years?