Finally, I get a chance to get some words down after an amazing, confounding, exciting, hectic two weeks. Firstly, thanks to everyone who supported me through the Your Country, Your Call process - from those who voted at the start to the plethora of people who gave me advice and support. Can I thank in particular Jam Media - John, Mark, Alan and Niall - who contributed so much advice and help and worked with me on a stonking audio-visual presentation to wow the judges with. Much appreciated, lads! You're a Jammy Global Media hub all by yourselves!
Can I also thank Martin McAlesse for such a visionary idea and all the people in the background of Your Country, Your Call who made the process so much easier - Austin Hogan & Mairead Conway in particular. I hope and intend to do you proud by implementing this idea and exceeding expectations.
I will keep you posted on the blog as to my progress with this ambitious but very doable aim of Making Ireland a Global Media Hub. There has been some skeptics on Twitter and various blogs - but I hope our progress over the next few months will silence the nay-sayers and more importantly show people that good, innovative ideas can be made real in this country with some help, focus and positivity.
Here is a short video of the awards night for those who missed it: