Cause for celebration…

An cuis nach raibh me anseo ar feadh culpa lae – rugadh inion deas do mo bhean ceile Fay – agus Eve Mary an t-ainm ata aici.

The reason I’ve not been around for the last few days is that my wife Fay gave birth to a beautiful baby daughter – Eve Mary. For those of you sufficiently motivated, please feel free to wet the babies head!

  • JD

    Congrats! Nice Christmas present!

  • Davros

    Wonderful news Mick and a lovely choice of name.
    Health and Happiness.

  • Young Irelander

    Great news Mick!I’m delighted for you.

    What’s more,your experience of Slugger will stand you in great stead for all those sleepless nights ahead;)

  • David Christopher

    Congratulations Mick! That’s wonderful! And just before Christmas too…

    good health to you and yours!

  • Robert Keogh

    Congratulatons Mick, my best wishes to mom, baby and dad. You must be over the moon!

  • Donnie

    Congrats Mick and best wishes to all the family. I’ve a 7 month old son in the house and I can assure you there will be plenty of sleepless nights ahead! You’ll do all your best work on Slugger 1-4am!

  • Alan

    Congratulations to both of you, particularly to Fay who did all the work!

    Slugger will be the last thing you’ll think about with the wean in your arms – even at 4 am!

  • Gerry O’Sullivan

    Congratulations, Mick and Fay.

  • peteb

    Best wishes to Fay, Eve Mary and yourself, Mick..
    Let the celebrations begin!

  • StrayToaster

    Never knew you had it in you 😉

    Congrats, and I hope mother and child are both well.

    No mention of the weight, though?

  • Donnie

    Mick’s or the baby’s?

  • aquifer

    Congratulations. Take the rest of the year off.

  • Mick Fealty

    She was on the small side at 5.11. My own weight is classified information!

  • Davros

    As long as all are keeping well Mick, that’s all that matters 🙂 Were you present ? It’s the most amazing thing. I was present at the birth of my third, Thomas. I Regret missing the birth of the first two.

  • Nathan

    Congrats Mick, you must be chuffed to bits with the little one

  • Mick Fealty

    I was Dav. Not for the faint hearted, but a wholly miraculous process. I can, however, see the alternative attraction of the bar.

    Amazing to think how we all arrive in more or less the same manner – the commonest miracle.

  • Carrier

    Congratulations! The best Christmas present you’ll ever get.

  • maca

    Well done Mick!

    “Not for the faint hearted, but a wholly miraculous process” Amazing process isn’t it? There´s nothing else like it.

  • David Vance

    Sincere congratulations to you and your wife! The late nights to come will help you blog more!

  • Christopher Stalford

    Congratulations Mick!

  • mickhall

    Congratulations Mick, well done Fay and welcome to the world little one, it really is not as bad as some of us make it appear.

    Happy Christmas

  • James

    I have but two pieces of advice but heed them well:

    First, never raise your hands to your kids. It leaves your groin unprotected.
    Next, money isn’t everything but it sure keeps the kids in touch.

    Party on.

  • Mark

    Congratulations Mick

  • ShayPaul

    Caed mille failte Eve Mary.

  • Mario

    Felicidades Mick. Truly a great miracle, now if I can only convince my girlfriend.

  • Mick Fealty

    This came this evening from an old friend, and possibly one of the best and certainly more original thinkers you’ve never heard of…

    birth in a dark time

    at a time when lies and death
    have been our daily fodder
    a girl is born – a dove (again)
    with the future in its beak
    praising the positive – releasing
    a newsprung hope against
    the bleak beliefs of power
    into simple forms – the essence
    of every good wish to be alive

    there is such a need now
    for innocence – and the virtues
    that thrive in the hearts of people
    about their ordinary pursuits
    this birth seeks its echo
    where the moon is bright
    and earth (with its sweet hum)
    dares offer its fruits to all
    in a dark time this twig of light
    a girl is born – lullay lullay

    Thanks Greg!

  • Weapons Of Crass Instruction

    Comhghairdeas a Mhic. Tá suill agam go tá ach aon duine ‘s rud maith leat. Maith sibh!

  • Oilbhéar Chromaill

    Comhghairdeas leat agus do bhean, a Mhick.
    Guím gach rath agus aoibhneas ar d’iníon Eve Mary/Éabha Máire.

  • Mick Fealty

    GRMA a hOilbhéar, agus do cach eile! Thug me gealltanas do Fay chun Gaeilge amhainn a bheath a labhairt leis an cailin beag as an t-am seo amach.. ni bheidh rud easca e sin a dheanaidh sa ceantair seo! Ach, mar a dearfa, here goes!