Stand Up for the Ulsterman

Graeme McDowell keeps his nerve….and here’s what he has to say. Super stuff.


  • pippakin

    Well done the boys, they are entitled to their joy and their pride and, dare I say it, even the flag they are clearly so proud of.

    Perhaps it’s time for Ireland to consider two flags, after all the Brits have four, and anything they can do…

    Well Done!

  • Pete Baker

    Better off paying attention to what Colin Montgomerie had to say.

  • Dewi

    It’s strange how often the Ryder Cup comes down to the last few games- and with Molinari bottling it hole by hole on the scoreboard McDowell pretty heroic IMHO.

  • Pete Baker

    And without Sunday’s 5.5 to 0.5 tally the heroics wouldn’t have meant anything.

  • Itwas SammyMcNally whatdoneit

    So spake Mrs Doubtfire

  • Itwas SammyMcNally whatdoneit

    Irrespective of creed or ideology 3 Irish players (plus 2 vice captains) is some achievement and by the next one, hopefully, Rory will have a major as well – and great to see 2 Italians in the team.

    … thought the boy Graeme was fecking brilliant.

  • pippakin

    twas SammyMcNally whatdoneit

    A great win for the Irish, all of them…

  • Dewi

    “And without Sunday’s 5.5 to 0.5 tally the heroics wouldn’t have meant anything”

    Maybe, maybe not – it’s a wonderful contest where the last day usually tightens – probably a pressure thing but if Europe had won less on Sunday then they would have won more singles..

  • redhugh78

    Well done the three Irish men indeed!!

  • Itwas SammyMcNally whatdoneit


    about time some of your boys learned how to play.

    .. on the positive side Celtic Manor hopefuly will be in line for the Open – though not sure how long in advance it is already planned out.

  • joeCanuck

    The BBC bastwiches tell me that that clip of McDowell’s is not available in my area. Even though I can see Monty’s comments and Mahan’s. It pisses me off.

  • pippakin


    Can you not catch it on Sky? they are bragging as well.

  • Johnkingii

    No MOPE comments yet I am pleasantly surprised also congratulations to Coleraine GAA on a great victory

  • HeinzGuderian

    You do Ricky Fowler a great disservice !!!

  • JOHN

    Joe I told you before you can switch ip adress with google chrome so you can watch bbc iplayer – golf highlights, hearts and minds etc. Its easy and takes only 2 mins.
    Google search bbc iplayer abroad and you will find step by step instructions

  • Glencoppagagh

    It’s refreshing to see a couple of professional sportsmen (if you can so describe golfers) ignoring their managers/agents on matters of image.

  • GoldenFleece

    loving padraig in that photo, he looks like he is doing a michael flatly thang lol

  • sammymehaffey

    Well done McDole but as for Harrington, why was he there and young Rory very nearly blew it twice – once in the foursomes and in the singles. But he did hold his nerve in the end.
    But wasn’t the SKY coverage pitiful?

  • sammymehaffey

    Molinari did nothing wrong. Fowler was sensational. I look forward to him bringing little Mc down to earth.

  • sammymehaffey

    Ho looked wide eyed and gormless most of the time.

  • Sam

    Nonsense, Celtic Manor is not an ‘Open’ course. Given the huge selection of world class links courses on these islands it would be a travesty of justice to award the open to this soggy Welsh field.

  • joeCanuck

    Yes, John, you did.
    I followed up with the google search and although there are free services, comments seemed to indicate that they all had problems. Paid service was about 10 ponds a month. I’m cheap so didn’t do it.

  • joeCanuck

    That was pounds, of course. We have lots of ponds here 😉

  • dodrade

    McDowell must surely get BBC Sports Personality of the year now. Perhaps by then they’ll learn how to pronounce his name properly.

  • sammymehaffey

    They will never learn to pronounce his name. they manage to research the proper pronounciation of the spaniards and Swedes but not our McDole.
    And by the way are there any real irish speakers on here who can tell me how to pronounce Harrington’s first name.
    I always thought it was pronounced Porrig

  • Itwas SammyMcNally whatdoneit


  • joeCanuck

    Yep, it’s Porrig. At least that’s how we pronounced it in Strabane.

  • sammymehaffey

    Can you both be correct? I suppose you can.

  • Munsterview

    A bit late to be coming in, a great victory and congratulations to all .
    And yes the boy did well !

  • Tochais Siorai

    Always Pau Rig (or Pau Ric) around our way and there are loads of them. Never heard Pawdrig until Harrington came along although his folks are from Cork so maybe it’s from there.

    As for Porrig the less said the better.

  • joeCanuck

    The mothers of the two I knew called them something that sounded a lot like Porrig (not sure how Pau Rig pronounciation differs.)
    Harrington was asked about it on TV over here a couple of years ago and he said that he couldn’t care less how people said it but that his mother called him something that sounded a lot like Porrig.