Cork flies the rebel flag

Red and white flags flew all over Cork City today and for the past week in anticipation of the All Ireland Football Final between Cork and Kerry.

Unfortunately Kerry won and decisively so too as I heard from my father-in-law Frank who filled me in on all the gory details!

San Francisco Streets

A cyclist races across across an almost empty junction in San Francisco.

I just love the sign on top of the building. Totally out of place amid the beautiful architecture and detail of it’s resting place.

Crossing the Finish Line

Three girls run past the “Finish” line after the Blarney half marathon on Sunday.

It was a funny place to put that sign as it was well behind the actual finish line. Guess they didn’t have any poles to stick it up on ..

Running in the Blarney Half Marathon

Running in the scorching heat on Waterloo Road near the end of the Blarney half marathon.

Directing traffic on Waterloo Road.

Finishing the race in that searing heat is quite an accomplishment. Everyone received a medal at the finish.

Well done to everyone who took part!

People of the Blarney Half Marathon

This couple posed for me as they walked along the Waterloo Road. I’d venture to say he probably ran the half marathon in less than 90 minutes.

We chatted for a few minutes near the finish line while runners streamed past. He finished in 1hr 26mins. Next time I’m bringing a notepad and a pen to get names!

Two lads well on the way to recovery after the half marathon in Blarney. Under the scorching sun I don’t know how they managed to run it in 1hr 35mins!

The annual Blarney Half Marathon was held yesterday under a blistering sun. Ireland enjoyed a week of superb weather and yesterday could have been the hottest. The race started at 11am and runners followed a course around Blarney, finishing on Waterloo Road sometime after noon. I have nothing but admiration for those guys. All I wanted to do was sit in the shade an enjoy a cool drink! More photos to come tomorrow.