Five things learned this week
Martin McGuinness is the latest name pencilled into the race to be President. It has been the most entertaining Aras campaign I can remember. Eight days left. Will we see Bob Geldof enter the fray? You know we want to.
Dublin wins its first All-Ireland Football Final since 1995. I caught the action on radio, as we drove back from a family outing last Sunday evening. The drama and excitement surrounding Cluxton's gamewinning kick will live long in the mind. A fresh name on the Sam Maguire makes for a most intriguing Championship in 2012.
The Smurfs have taken over the world. Italian toy shops are full of Smurfs gear, and this Christmas your house will be turned blue, should you have kids under five.
The world loses Red Rum trainer Ginger McCain. Goodbye great man, and thanks for the memories.
One Direction land their first UK number one, just what you might expect from the winners of last year's X Factor. Hang on a minute, that's wrong. There was this other bloke...