apologize to all you avid followers of the Irish Connection for
not updating the web page. I will try to not let it happen again. I have
chosen a few pictures that will fill in what the McNamara Clan has been
up to the last couple of months.
am sure you all are emotionally drained from the events of September 11th,
so I will only throw in a couple of quick observations and comments that
I have had over the last couple of weeks. First of all everybody that I
personally know that works in Downtown New York is safe. (Thank God).
Secondly, it is a very strange feeling living overseas while your
country is going through a national crisis. Times like this you really
want to be around friends and family. I look forward to coming back in
October for Gregs wedding. Finally the support of the British has
been unbelievable. Listening to Tony Blair, UK Prime Minister, speak
about the unique friendship the British have with America is inspiring.
I watched the memorial service at St. Pauls Cathedral on television
and was overwhelmed. To hear the National Anthem being played in another
country by non- Americans sends a chill up your spine.
for a few predictions:
- Bin Laden captured (dead or alive) by year-end.
- Iraq is next. Follow the money and it leads to
- Europe (non-UK) will bail on us if civilians
are accidentally killed. France first, then Germany.
- Giants will go 11-5 and win the division. Big
year for Kerry (K-gun) Collins.
back to the ordinary. The girls have settled in for their second year at
Castle Park School. Bridget is making big strides with her reading. She
is working hard and her teachers have noticed the difference. Emily has
joined the senior choir at school. She really loves to perform as if
nobody could notice. Grace is enjoying her second year of Montessori.
She is really a focused little kid. She is desperately trying to read. I
think by Christmas she will have it down cold. Maeve is Maeve. There
isnt a day that goes by where she doesnt make Becky or myself
laugh. It must be that curly hair. She has grown very fond of the Argos
shopping catalog, which is similar to the Sears catalogue, so much so
that she has to sleep with big book every night. Speaking of
Becky, she is very excited to spend another year in Ireland away from
her brand new addition in Morris Plains. She is marking the days to
Christmas when we plan on returning for a couple of weeks. I am kidding
of course. She is great. Words cant do justice what she means to me.
Who else would relocate with four kids to a foreign country because her
husband wants to trade sports? You gotta love that!!!
intrade, which is the reason the clan is in Ireland, has launched. The
website went live on August 2nd. The website address is
www.intrade.com (shameless promotion) I cant believe the idea that I had so many
years ago has finally come to fruition. It is a great feeling of
accomplishment, which could have only been achieved with the help of
many great people. I wish I
could say only in America, but that is a topic for another
conversation. Needless to say, we may have launched, but we still have a
business to grow, so thats the end of the back patting for me.
long for now. I will keep the updates coming. I promise. Remember to
live your life to the fullest and not in fear otherwise the terrorists
will truly have succeeded.
Weve been kicking
butt for 200 hundred years
were 10 and 1