I hope they never call a storm after me. We are sick of storms and rain and wind and cold. I did have a calf named in my honour once.
We were on our way home from Ballybunion late at night back in the day.
I was in the company of Denis Keane Stack, a noted full-forward and a cousin of the Dublin Brogans, who were every bit as good as him. I gave Din a hand at pulling the calf. He was a boy and Din named him Billy Óg.
That storm Jorge, the Spanish for George, caused havoc in the sporting world at the weekend.
We watched Munster and Scarlets play in Thomond.
The weather was truly awful. Ducks on the Shannon buried their heads in their own down and the shoot of 'Angela’s Ashes 2' was postponed because the evening was too wet.
But you always sort of knew Munster would fight to the very end. It's what Munster do.
Munster scored the bonus try in the very last play of the game in the 84th minute. Gavin Coombes was the Munster hero. The young lad scored two tries in the second half. Young Jack O’Sullivan also scored. He's a good one who has come back from serious injury.
We took great heart from the Munster heart. There were some violent scenes too when the Scarlets lock Sam Lousi saw red.
Lousi will turn scarlet with embarrassment when he is shown the replay. Not content to punch JJ Hanrahan, who was only trying to make the peace, Lousi landed a serious blow on Fineen Wycherley who was pumping blood as a result.
Wycherley came back on and he had some game. There's a bit of old-style Munster 'Clawness' about him,
Fineen, or little Finn, is 6 feet 6 inches. I played for the Gleann in the Listowel town league and the smallest but most tenacious player on our team was nicknamed Lofty.
Fionn MacCumhaill or Finn McCool would have signed up Fineen.
The Fianna were Finn's private army and to gain entrance to the academy the recruits had to jump up over a branch as high as your head, limbo dance at full speed under a knee-high bar, pick a thorn from your foot while sprinting, gallop through the woods without breaking a twig and fight off nine warriors and you buried up to your bellybutton.
Fineen and the Munster young lads weren't found wanting on a dirty night when even Teresa Mannion wouldn't wander out. There is great hope for Munster.
The pitch, though, was remarkably firm. This wasn't the case in Healy Park in Omagh where there was also a share of fighting and wetness. The pitch was so wet I'm told the Tyrone County Board are thinking of planting rice there this winter as a cash crop.
Most of us have played on a lot worse.
The aforementioned Lofty Kelliher was too speedy his for his marker, the late Vincent Hartnett from Greenville.
Our pitch was very wet at the time and the bottom left-hand corner was wetter than the bog down in the valley oh.
Vincent pushed Lofty's face into the water and was promptly sent off. It was very hard to get sent off in the internecine violence of a town league game.
The only relief for a footballing corner-forward was to send for the priest. Vincent asked the ref, "What are you sending me off for?"
"Attempted drowning," replied the whistler. But after that we laid a sand-based pitch and I would suggest Healy Park should drain the swamp.
I taped the game but after reading Joe Brolly I couldn't face watching the wet blanket. I know it's my job and if I'm docked the wages so be it.
By the way, Joe says Tyrone's Niall Morgan can jump into a wheelie bin from a standing start. Put that one on the Fianna list for Fineen.
The half-time fight took place in the tunnel. There are no CCTV or TV cameras in the tunnel of not so much love. It's a good place to rise a row.
Around a million people will have seen phone footage shot from overhead. There are hardly any Dubs in the phone shots. Were they buried up to their waist?
No one was killed but the Dubs will have unhappy memories of Healy Park. Their subs claimed they had to leave the stands because of intimidation a few years back.
The pitch was narrowed on another occasion and now we had what Flann O’Brien used describe as an outbreak of scuffles.
I haven't a clue who started the scuffles or if anyone was hurt. But here's a suggestion. From now on can we ensure the players go in separately and as quietly as if they were trying to avoid twig breaking.
Dublin will be on the road a lot more from now on. Congress finally understood that Dublin were playing too many home games and now it is possible the Dubs will have to play two of the three Super 8s games at neutral venues.
John Costello, the Dublin supremo and the most erudite of GAA officials, agreed the motion was in the interest of fairness.
Last year Dublin fought for the right to remain as the only county in Ireland to play two Super 8s games at home even though they were the strongest team.
The five-in-a-row is won now. The vote was passed by 90 per cent to 10 per cent, even though the loss of revenue could lead to the withdrawal of tea and biscuits from Congress.
The next battle will be to move Dublin out of Croke Park for All-Ireland semi-finals to a neutral venue. Surely this too is in "the interest of fairness" and I hope Dublin will support the motion when it eventually finds its way to Congress.
Finally, hearty congratulations to the new president of the GAA. Larry McCarthy from New York and Cork will do an excellent job.
How about it Larry? What about another All-Ireland final in New York?