Hello, world. I’m MacDara Conroy, and this is my blog.


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I’m a big fan of WWE doing the #RoyalRumble in baseball parks, with the smaller dugout entrance set. Hope it’s more than just a two-year thing > @MacDara #tweet


Enjoyed the Freud/Yeats show at IMMA today before it closed, fourth time lucky! It reinforced how much I love Jack B Yeats’ work, and why I don’t particularly care for Lucian Freud > @MacDara #tweet


There’s so much that deadens the soul about the chain of events on Wilton Terrace yesterday, but the one that really gets me is, why wouldn’t you check the tent first? What brings someone to that place? > @MacDara #tweet


It was all downhill from when Gordon Brown apologised to that bigoted woman > @MacDara #tweet


The surge of the pound isn’t about ideology, it’s about stability: the result brings perceived certainty re Brexit, and the markets love certainty. (The sheer amorality of that is related, sure, but distinct) > @MacDara #tweet


If the George’s Dock rafting story does anything, I hope it encourages all of us to actively engage in what our councils do, or are supposed to do. And I mean their entire remit, not just the one or two issues that manage to capture attention > @MacDara #tweet


Typical that the Graves ‘apology’ is a non-apology as he takes no real ownership over what he tweeted, or why he tweeted it > @MacDara #tweet


Someone please point me to any news story over the last few days that explains why Leinster House has ever needed its own printing press? > @MacDara #tweet


Lost my bike lights between Dublin and Dundalk so had to walk my bike home. I’m not in a good mood tonight > @MacDara #tweet


Thread about cycling in Ireland for the motorists we’re supposed to ‘share the road’ with > @conndonovan9 #tweet


I want to love #NWAPowerrr but then Bram shows up and I have to wonder why they choose to book him. Being carny mofos isn’t an excuse > @MacDara #tweet


Watching the 1993 Survivor Series and there’s Ricky Morton doing a tope suicida so it makes perfect sense he’s busting out Canadian destroyers in 2019 > @MacDara #tweet


It’s easy to pooh-pooh early ‘90s WWF but it’s mind-boggling how much the landscape changed between the 1991 and 1992 Survivor Series > @MacDara #tweet


So I just tried to buy a 10-journey Matthews Bus ticket at the @LeapCard site but it no longer gives the option to load the card on the bus > @MacDara #tweet


Watching Full Gear and I have to ask: why does Excalibur say ‘medulla oblongata’ when he means ‘external occipital protuberance’? > @MacDara #tweet


I assume that awkward ending to PAC/Trent on Dynamite this week was a miscommunication with Bryce? Like they changed the finish and it never got to him? > @MacDara #tweet


RTÉ has a perception issue: the outright bad/hamfisted stuff it does, whether on broadcast or institutionally, always outweighs the positives > @MacDara #tweet


This year’s World Tag League has the most boring lineup. Half the field are old-timers, which is great for a nostalgia kick but come on > @MacDara #tweet


You know why Ireland doesn’t have safe cycling infrastructure? Why our roads are so often pedestrian hostile? It’s because our elected representatives believe motorists’ votes count for more > @MacDara #tweet


The woman in front of me on this bus just put her seat back. You’ve got to be fucking kidding me > @MacDara #tweet


This Daughters gig tonight better be worth me trudging two hours to the city in the rain > @MacDara #tweet


Have any of the wrestlers stuck in Saudi Arabia tweeted about why they’re stuck there, besides Andrade? (And even his was cryptic) > @MacDara #tweet


Feel like I’m going against the grain here, but I wouldn’t mind being able to watch a lot of stuff on Netflix at 1.33x > @MacDara #tweet


If Boris gets ‘his’ deal and it’s passed through parliament, then you’ll know for sure it was never, ever about the deal itself > @MacDara #tweet


I won’t see SmackDown till tonight at least, but is WWE being racist again? > @MacDara #tweet


AEW on TNT review: good for a start; moved at a quick pace; matches too long; can we not rehab a Tr*mp supporter even if he’s supposed to be a heel, please? > @MacDara #tweet


No, you just got yourself up in the middle of the night to avoid getting sniped on a Jushin Thunder Liger action figure on eBay > @MacDara #tweet


I missed half of the Monday Night Wars because we didn’t have a satellite dish to watch Nitro on TNT Europe (or live in Maywood/Bettyglen which had their own community MMDS TV thing going on) > @MacDara #tweet


So I held on till the end and finished the fantasy baseball season in sixth place. One ahead of the commish! > @MacDara #tweet


I am watching Wing Commander and five minutes in there are already two Star Trek connections > @MacDara #tweet


Another cow! It’s a bad week on Ireland’s railways. Also a metaphor for something, probably > @MacDara #tweet


My gig history: First concert - Avail/Bouncing Souls / Last concert - Catherine Sikora & Brian Chase / Next concert - DEAFKIDS / Best concert - Rush / Worst concert - GY!BE* / Seen the most - Mike Watt / Haven’t seen but want to - Dead Neanderthals > @MacDara #tweet


No luck finding the new WrestleTalk mag at my local Tesco Extra. Will try Eason’s tomorrow but not holding out hope > @MacDara #tweet


The new Futureheads album is alright. I mean, they’re never gonna make another ‘First Day’, I’m resigned to that, but it’s no News and Tributes either > etc @MacDara #tweet


Random thoughts on #AEWAllOut: Kenny Omega looks tired; JR needs to go; poor Pharaoh and pyro don’t mix; the ladder match was bad TV; so many production kinks! > etc @MacDara #tweet


Yesterday at the shops, I saw a 5,000-yen note dropped at the trolley bay. Not beyond the realms of possibility; there are Japanese students here. But that's a lot of money (around €42). Except... > etc @MacDara #tweet


In hindsight, a better headline for last night’s Brexit news might’ve been ‘Johnson takes 30-day deadline from Merkel’ since it’s what he (and pol-eds) took from it, not what she offered (which was nothing, just a generalised comment) > etc @MacDara #tweet