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Signs of Hope – A continuing series – 25th of August August 25, 2016

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Gewerkschaftler suggested this recently:

I suggest this blog should have a regular (weekly) slot where people can post happenings at the personal or political level that gives them hope that we’re perhaps not going to hell in a handbasket as quickly as we thought. Or as the phlegmatic Germans put it “hope dies last”.

Any contributions this week?

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1. Joe - August 25, 2016

Robbie Keane’s international football career for Ireland. That the great Robbie is retiring is not a sign of hope per se. But that a boy from Tallaght can achieve what Robbie has achieved most definitely is. I will be in Lansdowne next Wednesday to salute the great man. He scored the most important goal in the history of Irish international football – against Germany in the 2002 WC finals. A goal that ensured that as the great poem said ‘the wrong did cease, and the right prevail’.
Robbie is our one and only Keano. His namesake (whose name, like that of Jesse James’s assassin on Jesse’s tombstone, is not fit to appear in this post)will hopefully skulk shamefaced in the dugout next Wednesday. And not spoil my evening by showing his face. Never forget, never forgive.
As the Saw Doctors will sing in their new single, a riff on the great Tommy K, (I’ve just emailed them with the instruction):
“Call out the name, Robbie Keane, Robbie Keane; Robbie Keane from Tallaght, Robbie Keane, Robbie Keane;
He wears number nine, Robbie Keane, Robbie Keane;
He scores all the time, Robbie Keane, Robbie Keane.”

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