National Forum

Gay Byrne Show

(Oldest Posts First)

gay byrne interviewed someone on his show sometime in late 70s who gave a list of reasons why the gaa was finished as an organisation and would be extent by the year 2000, i was a chap and got very upset and worried, wonder who it was? i know gay had no interest in gaa

Stmunnsriver (Wexford) - Posts: 2149 - 24/04/2021 10:36:33    2338608

Link

Replying To Stmunnsriver:  "gay byrne interviewed someone on his show sometime in late 70s who gave a list of reasons why the gaa was finished as an organisation and would be extent by the year 2000, i was a chap and got very upset and worried, wonder who it was? i know gay had no interest in gaa"
Probably the same prophet of doom that predicted the world would end of fail to function digitally on New Year 's Eve 1999 on the stroke of 00.00

supersub15 (Carlow) - Posts: 2467 - 24/04/2021 13:09:34    2338619

Link

Wasn't a massive Gay Byrne fan but some guests were mad or just insightful and laughed at.

Not Gaa related. But I remember a man on the LLS one Friday night, early 90's and he advocating the mobile phone market, he made a statement that everyone would own a mobile phone, he said people would have two or three phones, one personal and one for work.. he was laughed at by everyone there, including Gay.

The mad though that someone would even possess a 'mobile telephone'...

I often think of that man and how he must have felt that night, and how much he must have laughted at their expense after,,,, I take it he is a rich man now...

Horsebox77 (Kerry) - Posts: 5490 - 24/04/2021 13:45:19    2338621

Link

Replying To Stmunnsriver:  "gay byrne interviewed someone on his show sometime in late 70s who gave a list of reasons why the gaa was finished as an organisation and would be extent by the year 2000, i was a chap and got very upset and worried, wonder who it was? i know gay had no interest in gaa"
African Gael ?

PoolSturgeon (Galway) - Posts: 1614 - 24/04/2021 13:55:44    2338622

Link

I remember another man who was considered equally mad for suggesting that he was going to start bottling and selling water.
Sometimes the simplest ideas are the best.

Dubh_linn (Dublin) - Posts: 2312 - 24/04/2021 14:07:20    2338624

Link

Replying To Horsebox77:  "Wasn't a massive Gay Byrne fan but some guests were mad or just insightful and laughed at.

Not Gaa related. But I remember a man on the LLS one Friday night, early 90's and he advocating the mobile phone market, he made a statement that everyone would own a mobile phone, he said people would have two or three phones, one personal and one for work.. he was laughed at by everyone there, including Gay.

The mad though that someone would even possess a 'mobile telephone'...

I often think of that man and how he must have felt that night, and how much he must have laughted at their expense after,,,, I take it he is a rich man now..."
Plenty more examples thoroughly history. I think the Ballygowan man was on the show and laughed off too was he not? Who the hell would pay for a bottle of water?

More recently Bitcoin was laughed at and anyone who bought it were described as burning money. Well they are laughing now. It has made multi millionaires of people.

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts: 10819 - 24/04/2021 14:19:50    2338625

Link

Replying To Horsebox77:  "Wasn't a massive Gay Byrne fan but some guests were mad or just insightful and laughed at.

Not Gaa related. But I remember a man on the LLS one Friday night, early 90's and he advocating the mobile phone market, he made a statement that everyone would own a mobile phone, he said people would have two or three phones, one personal and one for work.. he was laughed at by everyone there, including Gay.

The mad though that someone would even possess a 'mobile telephone'...

I often think of that man and how he must have felt that night, and how much he must have laughted at their expense after,,,, I take it he is a rich man now..."
Back in 2012, some dude prophesied that the World would end on a certain Sunday in late May. Limerick and Tipp were playing the same day and I hoped we could beat them and have a few pints after - just to kick off the celebrations- and that whoever Joker was ending the whole damn show would wait till about 20.00 hours to get the business done

Oldtourman (Limerick) - Posts: 3263 - 24/04/2021 16:03:15    2338635

Link

A well known business man in North Galway was laughed off the Late Late over 30 yrs ago with his feeding equipment for livestock. Went on to become a millionaire and hugely supportive of community and sporting initiatives as well doing great work for the likes of Pieta House.

kiloughter (Galway) - Posts: 1781 - 24/04/2021 18:24:27    2338644

Link

Think that was the Ian Paisley interview :D

realdub (Dublin) - Posts: 8277 - 24/04/2021 18:36:43    2338646

Link

Replying To Horsebox77:  "Wasn't a massive Gay Byrne fan but some guests were mad or just insightful and laughed at.

Not Gaa related. But I remember a man on the LLS one Friday night, early 90's and he advocating the mobile phone market, he made a statement that everyone would own a mobile phone, he said people would have two or three phones, one personal and one for work.. he was laughed at by everyone there, including Gay.

The mad though that someone would even possess a 'mobile telephone'...

I often think of that man and how he must have felt that night, and how much he must have laughted at their expense after,,,, I take it he is a rich man now..."
Apparently, the bloke that invented the original telephone in the 1800s, when asked what was the point of this new device, said the he could foresee a time when every country would have a phone.

One phone per country, and people thought he was losing the run of himself lol

essmac (Tyrone) - Posts: 1069 - 24/04/2021 20:01:12    2338655

Link

Replying To kiloughter:  "A well known business man in North Galway was laughed off the Late Late over 30 yrs ago with his feeding equipment for livestock. Went on to become a millionaire and hugely supportive of community and sporting initiatives as well doing great work for the likes of Pieta House."
Wasn't he on the secret millionaire? A gentleman.

Rebel2020 (Cork) - Posts: 55 - 24/04/2021 21:50:49    2338670

Link

Replying To yew_tree:  "Plenty more examples thoroughly history. I think the Ballygowan man was on the show and laughed off too was he not? Who the hell would pay for a bottle of water?

More recently Bitcoin was laughed at and anyone who bought it were described as burning money. Well they are laughing now. It has made multi millionaires of people."
interesting to mention the Ballygowan story..I remember it must be 1997 or 8..we were on our way back from a weekend in Killarney and it was melting hot..stopped off in Newcastle West (the home of Ballygowan)at a filling station, and I went to the fridge..not a bottle of water in sight!!..I said to the girl behind the counter, and she said they had some on the floor covered up (which I seen) but there was some issue with its quality and they were not allowed sell it..I had to settle for a lucozade or other..It was funny, you cannot buy Ballygowan in the town it hailed from with a pallet of it on the floor of the shop!!:)

Fairplayalways (Offaly) - Posts: 866 - 24/04/2021 23:26:09    2338681

Link

Replying To PoolSturgeon:  "African Gael ?"
: )..........

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 3318 - 25/04/2021 08:41:40    2338690

Link

Replying To Fairplayalways:  "interesting to mention the Ballygowan story..I remember it must be 1997 or 8..we were on our way back from a weekend in Killarney and it was melting hot..stopped off in Newcastle West (the home of Ballygowan)at a filling station, and I went to the fridge..not a bottle of water in sight!!..I said to the girl behind the counter, and she said they had some on the floor covered up (which I seen) but there was some issue with its quality and they were not allowed sell it..I had to settle for a lucozade or other..It was funny, you cannot buy Ballygowan in the town it hailed from with a pallet of it on the floor of the shop!!:)"
Ballygowan water has come a long way from then FairPlay. I presume you bought one since that day.

MicktheMiller (Offaly) - Posts: 401 - 25/04/2021 11:50:57    2338702

Link

Replying To MicktheMiller:  "Ballygowan water has come a long way from then FairPlay. I presume you bought one since that day."
I rarely buy bottled water, of all things going with loads of plastic bottles or all sorts its way handier fill one twice the size and bring it with you..no, I woldnt live on the clippings of tin as the saying goes..I would buy other stuff such a wrap or baguette and have it with my own water:)

Fairplayalways (Offaly) - Posts: 866 - 26/04/2021 00:04:26    2338757

Link

I have worked in the food industry most of my life and know how much it is regulated with at least one different audit weekly. Water filling operations were given a free pass. When the concept first started I know of one well know supplier who was filling the bottles behind his house with a hose from the mains water.

Canuck (Waterford) - Posts: 1644 - 28/04/2021 22:32:01    2339225

Link

Replying To Canuck:  "I have worked in the food industry most of my life and know how much it is regulated with at least one different audit weekly. Water filling operations were given a free pass. When the concept first started I know of one well know supplier who was filling the bottles behind his house with a hose from the mains water."
a Peckam Spring job like "Only Fools & Horses":)

Fairplayalways (Offaly) - Posts: 866 - 29/04/2021 08:56:16    2339256

Link