Something About Mary

Mary McPherson defending David Skinner (he has no chance, right?) 

Mary McPherson defending David Skinner (he has no chance, right?) 

When most people come out to play with us, they usually never leave. But Mary McPherson did. 

Her reason was solid: She has spent the past year teaching in India. (OK, we'll accept this excuse.)

Anyway, last week we got to hang with Mary again during her summer respite. She arrived toting Gaelic football trading cards (who knew?), and once she stepped onto the pitch at Van Dyck Park, it was clear she hasn't lost the edge in her game. She's been playing for a long time (most recently for Baltimore GAA), and it shows. 

But more than anything, it was great to have Mary's smile and laugh back in our lives. 

Here's to the prodigal daughters among us, and here's to Mary. 

(It was another great summer-weeknight turnout! Thanks to GARY DIZE for these tremendous images. We've said it before, but it's worth mentioning again: You da man, Gary.) 

Michael McCarthy