September 2022 Newsletter – Long Nights, and Big Bills!
Inappropriate clothing, Leaving cert, the Queen, and more - it's a bumper one, so grab a coffee and enjoy!
There’s an old saying – “there’s no such thing as bad weather, just inappropriate clothing”. Well, with Met Eireann predicting that the summer is well and truly over, it’s fingers crossed that our winter isn’t too cold as we face into months of sky high bills and people sitting watching TV in layers of jumpers and blankets!!
No matter your nationality, the British Queen’s funeral was the global event of the month and whatever your opinion of the monarchy, they do pomp and ceremony very well. Global TV and streaming numbers were in the billions. Liz Truss couldn’t have hoped for a more high-profile start to her premiership and the follow-up mini budget caught the eye. However her problems have already begun as investors are leaving Sterling for the US$ in droves. Italy is following the EU trend of leaning (if not lurching) to the right - let’s hope everyone can keep their heads.
Closer to home was perhaps Ireland’s biggest ever budget package! Also at home, we had the annual wringing-of-the-hands as the Leaving Cert results were issued. Unfortunately at present, the biggest question is not “did you get your course?” but rather “could you get accommodation?”.
Some interesting reads for September
In the world of entertainment
The autumn schedules have well and truly kicked in and soon we’ll all be baking, dancing, losing weight, being a fit family and surviving SAS training, all by proxy of course! The Late Late will be offering the best in home grown talent and we’ll all be busy watching people watching TV (Gogglebox, of course).
Our movie suggestions for this month couldn’t be more different: first check out Saoirse Ronan proving she can do comedy in See How They Run (with the added bonus of the always-brilliant Sam Rockwell) and then (unless you’re on the wrong side of the Marmite debate if you know what I mean) bring a cushion and a flask for the almost 3 hour epic that is Avatar.
So Electric Picnic was back with a vengeance. Were you there? What was your highlight? Reports reaching the ears of us here at PeopleSource were very positive. But here’s another question – what happened to your sleeping bag? Was it this? It’s hard to know whether to be proud that great volunteers like this exist or ashamed that so much ‘stuff’ gets left behind!
Watch RTE for Ireland’s answer to David Attenborough, Liz Bonnin and her new series The Island.
Sports – beware the sleeping giant
Let’s start with golf where we had three great stories during September – big wins for Rory McIlroy (he really doesn’t like the LIV tour, does he?), Shane Lowry (he really does love Guinness, doesn't he?) and just this weekend Leona Maguire who came up just one shot short of winning the Irish Open. Great to see the support as fans poured in Dromoland creating a ‘Major’ atmosphere that was acknowledged by all the combatants.
In soccer, both the Ireland ladies' and men’s teams have been putting in showing some form but September belongs to the ladies as the results definitely went their way.
In rugby, a topsy-turvy Rugby Championship saw the All Blacks finally emerge as champions but there were some very interesting results along the way. The World Cup could be the most open ever! However we will reserve this month’s big shout out to Ireland’s 7’s team who picked up a world cup bronze in South Africa this month, following up a big win against the hosts in the quarter final with a close defeat to the All Blacks in the semis before edging out Australia to pick up the bronze – Bravo Ireland!
In GAA, sadly the big news in September has been the number of serious assaults on our referees, something will have to be done about this soon before we reach a situation where the men and women in black refuse to take to the pitch altogether.
Does the name Paul O’Donovan mean anything to you? Well shame on you if it doesn’t as Ireland’s most successful ever athlete has just added a fifth world championship gold to his TWO Olympic gold medals. Credit of course to his partner of recent times Fintan McCarthy.
Let’s finish with tennis, with two people who have finished with tennis! A big thank-you from this tennis fan to Roger Federer and Serena Williams who were both multiple major winners and supreme role models for their sport and sportspeople everywhere.
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