Hero That lady of 2017? on the bike who gave the Trump motorcade the finger – she didn’t have to think about it, what a hero!
Villain of 2017?
Dean Rock – put paid to Mayo’s All Ireland dream.
Best Personal Moment?
Watching my little lad learn to swim with his water wings on... so cool.
Blade Runner 2049.
Best Record? I am a year out with this, but I only listened to it this week – Alcest’s
Kodama. Good to see Neige back on form.
Best TV Programme?
Nobel – a Scandinavian series about a soldier who returns home from peacekeeping duties, only to find himself caught up in political and corporate badness – great stuff.
Best Book - Best work of fiction was Tim Parks’s In Extremis. On the non-fiction front it was was Mark O’Connell’ To Be A Machine. Both brilliantly written and both in their different ways shedding light on the human condition. Best thing about the year?
Having a family holiday for the first time in years.
Your hope for next year?
Same hope as every year – Mayo for Sam.
What tickled your funnybone? The moaning and whining and crying which followed Ireland’s failed bid for the Rugby World Cup… Jaysus…