The Irish Blog Awards – The Aftermath…

It was more fun than I could possibly have imagined and I met some of the loveliest most extraordinary people πŸ™‚ At many points I chatted with Sigla Sinead, that girl, Gavin, the Disillusioned Leftys, most of TCAL, Daragh Metblog (for the first time!), the In Fact, Ah guys,, An T-Imeall, Piaras,, my lot in LT and John and his lovely wife and, of course, I Can’t Believe It’s Not Twenty Major πŸ™‚ To anyone else I forgot I’m so, so sorry but it was a long night and I did, believe it or not, need a little Dutch courage to stand in front of so many really good writers and photographers…

I will graciously not reveal who laughed at me when I said I still had dialup at home… A huge salute to Damien for putting together such an extraordinary event and something that brought so many disparate people together as a single community for one evening at least πŸ™‚

Damien wrote over at the Blog Awards Blog:

“I’d like to thank Rick O’Shea and his soothing voice for making the evening so much fun. Also lots of females and males commented you are much cuter in person and you change the pic on your blog. You brought professionalism to the gig. Well done man. Hope to see you next year where we’ll make sure you get paid.”

That, combined with another blogger who shall remain anonymous suggesting that my existing profile picture looked 20 years older than I actually was, means I’ve asked Rymus can I use his pic πŸ™‚ Now I have a contract for next year too! You’re all witnesses!

Saw the piece in the Times today; thing we’re all hitting the mainstream whether we like it or not. I left fairly early when LT started buying Manhattans by the litre….. πŸ™‚


PS Oh God…. Apparently there’s a video too…… HERE And a podcast HERE!

5 thoughts on “The Irish Blog Awards – The Aftermath…

  1. Hey Rick,

    Yeah, great meeting up with you (at last!). You done a great job on Saturday, looking forward to next year already! Sorry for not being able to partake in any more drinks, it had been a very, very long and boozy day, and I couldn’t fit any more in…such are the joys of a rugby weekend, wouldn’t swap it for the world! πŸ™‚ Hope I didn’t talk too much gibberish!!

  2. Hey Rick congratulations on a great night and what a lovely new photo πŸ˜‰ you look, well, 20 years younger…

  3. Ach well sure now that you’ve outed yourself…. πŸ™‚ As for you Daragh you seemed remarkably lucid for someone on the wrong side of a rugby weekend!


  4. I don’t know if this is ‘damning with faint praise’ but you look much younger than you sound πŸ™‚

    Anyway kudos for doing MC at the event – really pulled it together and gave the whole thing an air of professionalism.


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