Eucharistic Congress

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Feardorcha
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Eucharistic Congress

Post by Feardorcha » Thu Jun 07, 2012 1:38 pm

Wusha what a mistake.
The Catholic 'demonstration of strength' (as Diarmuid Martin called it) clashes with Ireland's opening match with Croatia.
We'll just have to cancel the match.
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Re: Eucharistic Congress

Post by Bik » Thu Jun 07, 2012 3:18 pm

The match doesn't kick off until 19:45, I'll be home in plenty of time :D
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Re: Eucharistic Congress

Post by Feardorcha » Thu Jun 07, 2012 6:28 pm

It'll be a miracle if we win.
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Re: Eucharistic Congress

Post by irishmason » Thu Jun 07, 2012 9:45 pm

Can you offer an alternative? Anything constructive?
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Re: Eucharistic Congress

Post by Feardorcha » Thu Jun 07, 2012 9:57 pm

An alternative? Well there's hurling and Gaelic football and rugby.
Would any of these do?
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Re: Eucharistic Congress

Post by ocallaghanbohrdt » Sun Jun 10, 2012 4:27 pm

From the TV shots the place looks pretty empty. My estimate - 17,000 empty seats and 3,000 attendees - or maybe it's 18k:2k. Incredible waffle several times about an iconic (brand new!) portable bell - high-grade comedy for Fr Ted (holy stone) or Life of Brian (the gourd! the gourd!) fans. My mother (90 years old) excitedly wanted me to watch it with her -"there will be *millions* and *millions* of people there from every country in the world!" - 2 hours in and she's reassuring me (herself?) that "this is still the rehearsal"!
I'm astonished myself at how few they's managed to rustle up - any politician will see clearly from this just how far the tide has turned.
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