Come on Ireland

If you haven’t entered the gates
as one of forty five thousand!!
If you haven’t climbed the terraces
with huge excitement and expectation
If you haven’t swayed as one with the crowd
each time Ireland, again, win the ball
or roared in utter jubilation
as they score once more!
If you haven’t shouted “Come on Ireland”
when your team could actually hear you
If you haven’t filed down the steps
again brimming over with pride
at your country’s finest performance
whether win or draw or even loose!
If you haven’t
Then you can’t imagine what it feels like
to be a part of a crowd – like this!!

550mm x 450mm – Large – Limited Edition 1/500 – 2004
Limited Edition Print 1/500
Signed and numbered
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Watching the match

It does not matter if it is Gaelic, Hurling, Rugby, Soccer,
or Tiddlywinks
It is you against us and winning
is the greatest feeling in the world!

Jubilation is unbridled
Spontaneous leaps to punch the air accompanied by loud whistles
Cries of “Yes!” fill the air
Spirits soar and loud cheering and excited clapping
screams of the passion
with which supporters respond to
“Their” teams positive performance!
Dejection and disbelief
plummet true supporters
to the depths of despair
as their team falls behind
A son tries in vain to comfort his dad
with words of “It’s not that bad…….there is still the next match”
but one fan can’t take any more…………
he leaves before the match is even over

There is nothing like a match
It can carry emotions
to the highest pitch of elation one instant
then crash them to rock bottom the next

©
Limited Edition Print
1/500
1998
Signed & Numbered by the artist
The words are also written on the back of the picture

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The Maze

The walls of the maze represent
the restrictions we as a society put on ourselves
You could pick up a knife and kill the next person you meet
– there is no actual barrier – yet you do not
The centre of the maze represents “happiness”
as we move through life we strive for happiness
Our requirements are different and
can be as simple as not to be hungry tomorrow
or as complex as the need to own
one more conglomerate
The four entrances to the maze:-
only one of which leads to the centre
represent the different opportunities
and choices available to us
Some people are born to happiness –
They start at the correct entrance and proceed with ease to the centre
Some work for it
They start at one of the dead ends
and have to work their way through one or all
of the dead ends before finally arriving at the centre
Some have it and loose it – They reach the centre
but turn back and end up in a dead end
Some never attain happiness but spend their lives
going from one dead end to the next
So strive to realise your dreams
whatever they may be
and always remember Life is for living
and the real secret is
to know when you are happy

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Limited Edition Print
1/500
2002 
Signed & Numbered by the artist
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Golf the front 9

The Bridges Golf Club exists only in my imagination
but you might just recognise a few characters:-
A Frenchman with one foot in the water
a young Spaniard hitting at a tree trunk
a Welshman with an extra club
a tall easy-going South African
waiting for the fairway to clear
All on the 9th
While on the 8th a would be Cup Captain putts and
a great Dane waits
while his partner escapes the sand
You should be able to spot
a Swede chipping in on the 5th
A blonde Australian in the “Drop Zone”
beside sharks on the 4th
Perhaps a large cigar smoking Irishman
contemplating going for the green over the lake
while a German up a tree has to lay up short!
The charismatic American sinking another huge put
clenched fist aloft
and for old timers a Golden Bear
in the fairway bunker on the 1st
Outside the practice range an Argentinian Carlos
says he never needs to practice either
while another Irishman tries body building
Any one of the rest could be you!
Am I seeing things?
In the rough on the 6th – is
that………

©
Limited Edition Print
1/500
2002 
Signed & Numbered by the artist
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Trusting

When you find yourself
in a difficult situation
it is nice to have
someone you can depend on

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Limited Edition Print
1/500
2001
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Gone fishing

When the work load is unending
When the years race by
When queues for everything are growing
When the noise is deafening
When the traffic isn’t moving…………….
I think of Reginald Perrin
Maybe he had the right idea
He just carried it a little too far
When it all gets too much
Do leave all the hassles behind on the shore
and go fishing!
Just remember to leave a note!

©
Limite Edition Print
1/500
2000
Signed & Numbered by the artist
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The Match

Going to The Match is the greatest!
Win, loose or draw – they did their best
Supporting the Team is what matters
Next week “We’ll show them!”
Going to The Match
is the greatest! 

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Limited Edition Print
1/750
2003
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Team Spirit

To fight for personal victory
and to win
is always great
but
when your efforts
affect the outcome for everyone
when your failures
affect the result for everyone
Then the desire to fight
for your team
and to win for your team
Is what gives ‘team spirit’
its greatest power

©
Limited Edition Print
1/750
2005
Signed & Numbered by the artist
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Outer Space

The light of day
with the heat of the sun
The dark of night
with the brightness of the stars
The colour of a rainbow
with the touch of raindrops
when you are outside………
Living life is all around you
– all the time

©
Limited Edition Print
1/500
2005
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Just one more

When today has been one of those days……
that live on in your memory
forever
When you really are having
the very best fun
…..
but it’s time to go home
When you would give anything
for time to stand still
……………..When all you want
is 
just one more……….

 

 

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Limited Edition Print
1/750
2005
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Anything is possible

If you believe in yourself
if you believe in your team
Anything is possible

 

©
Limited Edition Print
1/750
2013
Signed & Numbered by the artist
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