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#1
GAA Discussion / Re: Tailteann Cup 2024
Today at 07:46:41 PM
Quote from: thewobbler on Today at 07:12:27 PM
Quote from: Milltown Row2 on Today at 07:05:13 PM
Quote from: thewobbler on Today at 06:49:35 PMI've said it before and I'll say it forever.

When youngsters grow up dreaming about playing in Croke Park, that dream will ALWAYS be based a full house.

The notion peddled around the GAA that playing in Croke in itself is a reward for all the hours put in, is pure and utter romantic drivel.

These games have no business being in Croke. It's a charade.


Do they? Been lucky to be with club in Croke park for club finals with no numbers... best days of my club memories

Romantic drivel? Croke is full house mainly twice a year. So every game bar the finals should be played elsewhere?

I honestly doubt the memories of those days would have been any different had those finals been played in a full house at say Armagh.

Croke Park isn't the occasion. The game is the occasion.

Hogan Cups won in Croke, I guarantee, resonate no more with the winners, than those won on county grounds.

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If demand for a game needs a stadium of +40k then Croke should be an option.

If not, then go somewhere else.
Totally agree wobbler.
#2
GAA Discussion / Re: Tailteann Cup 2024
Today at 03:46:18 PM
Quote from: Blowitupref on Today at 03:34:31 PMTeams for Sunday's semi finals

Antrim

Michael Byrne
Declan Lynch, Eunan Walsh, Kavan Keenan
Niall Burns, Joseph Finnegan, Dermot McAleese
Patrick McAleer, Cathal Hynds
Colm McLarnon, Patrick McBride, Ruairi McCann
Ryan McQuillan, Ruairi McCann, Marc Jordan.

Subs: Luke Mulholland, Calum Higgins, Conhuir Johnston, Conor Hand, Daniel McNichol, Dominic McEnhill, Eoin Hynds, James McDonnell, Liam McLarnon, Pat Shivers, Peter Healy.

Laois

Killian Roche
James Kelly, Kieran Lillis, Mark Timmons
Séamus Lacey, Brian Byrne, Simon Fingleton
Damon Larkin, Conor Heffernan
Mark Barry, Evan O'Carroll, Kevin Swayne
Rioghan Murphy, Niall Dunne, Paul Kingston.

Subs: Conor Brown, Eoin Buggie, Ciarán Burke, Niall Corbet, Brian Daly, Mikie Dempsey, Ben Dempsey, Shaun Fitzpatrick, Jack Lacey, Eoin Lowry, Aaron McEvoy.


Down:

John O'Hare
Peter Fegan, Ryan McEvoy, Pierce Laverty
Miceal Rooney, Daniel Guinness, Shealan Johnston
Jonny Flynn, Odhran Murdock
Danny Magill, James Guinness, Ryan Johnston
Liam Kerr, Pat Havern, Conor McCrickard.

Subs: Kevin Anderson, Finn McElroy, Paddy McCarthy, Ryan Magill, Ceilum Doherty, Caolan Mooney, Oisín Savage, Shane Annett, John McGovern, Gareth McKibben, Eamonn Brown.

Sligo:

Aidan Devaney
Evan Lyons, Eddie McGuinness, Paul McNamara
Brian Cox, Darragh Cummins, Nathan Mullen
Paul Kilcoyne, Canice Mulligan
Cian Lally, Alan McLoughlin, Seán Carrabine
Mikey Gordon, Patrick O'Connor, Niall Murphy.

Subs: Daniel Lyons, David Quin, Donal Conlon, Eoghan Smith, Jack Lavin, Keelan Cawley, Lee Deignan, Luke Casserly, Mark Walsh, Pat Spillane, Peter Laffey.


Expected attendance is 10/12,000
Jeez croke park will be soulless with that crowd
#3
General discussion / Re: Death Notices
Today at 02:16:01 PM
Quote from: J70 on June 20, 2024, 11:28:53 PMHimself and Elliott Gould were some pair in M.A.S.H., although the film itself has aged terribly.
Thought the series was fabulous though .
Loved him in Kelly's heroes and the dirty dozen .

Showing my age here
#4
Quote from: Armagh18 on Today at 02:11:38 PM
Quote from: naka on Today at 01:40:30 PM
Quote from: tbrick18 on Today at 01:06:33 PM
Quote from: imtommygunn on Today at 08:59:28 AMbelfast thursday afternoon

Drug use in Belfast city centre getting a bit more open!

I lived in Belfast during the 90s, it's in worse state now than it was then. The city centre is not a good place to be.

I work in the city centre
Coming down stairs of car park last month at 9am
Saw a young girl say 19/20 shooting  something into her leg with a needle, she looked at me without a care
Belfast has become really bad for drugs.
Tbf the north as a whole is becoming seriously run down .
Was driving  after game from Sligo to Dublin last Sunday to leave cub off in the city and was surprised how  tidy and busy Carrick on Shannon  and Sligo both were,
Then stopped off in Maynooth for tea, place buzzing again tidy and well kept .outdoor pubs flying , called in to 3/4 places for food all busy, guy in Oneills fitted us in.
When I got back to Newry it was like chalk and cheese, then we get a pipe bomb this week.
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Plenty of shitholes in south too. Armagh has its share of druggies too.
I get that but I felt there seemed to be more civic pride in those rural towns .
Drugs are everywhere that's the reality .
#5
Quote from: tbrick18 on Today at 01:06:33 PM
Quote from: imtommygunn on Today at 08:59:28 AMbelfast thursday afternoon

Drug use in Belfast city centre getting a bit more open!

I lived in Belfast during the 90s, it's in worse state now than it was then. The city centre is not a good place to be.

I work in the city centre
Coming down stairs of car park last month at 9am
Saw a young girl say 19/20 shooting  something into her leg with a needle, she looked at me without a care
Belfast has become really bad for drugs.
Tbf the north as a whole is becoming seriously run down .
Was driving  after game from Sligo to Dublin last Sunday to leave cub off in the city and was surprised how  tidy and busy Carrick on Shannon  and Sligo both were,
Then stopped off in Maynooth for tea, place buzzing again tidy and well kept .outdoor pubs flying , called in to 3/4 places for food all busy, guy in Oneills fitted us in.
When I got back to Newry it was like chalk and cheese, then we get a pipe bomb this week.
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#6
Quote from: Mario on June 20, 2024, 08:00:02 PM
Quote from: bennydorano on June 20, 2024, 05:55:37 PM
Quote from: greatpoint on June 20, 2024, 05:12:36 PM
Quote from: JoG2 on June 20, 2024, 05:10:48 PM
Quote from: greatpoint on June 20, 2024, 05:09:14 PMLaoisman11's stats model on Boards predicting a 6 point win for Mayo

My aunt Margaret thinks Mayo by 3..take from that what you will

I'm sorry if it upset you to read that
Some of the Derry contributions on here are on a par with the BBC or ITV commenting on Engerland.
I was actually just watching the England game there thinking about the similarities with Armagh:
  • Constantly talking about how good they can be if they play front foot football
  • Half the fans slaughtering the manager despite him continually overachieving and doing better than most managers in their history.
  • Overreacting (both ways) to every result
  • Failing to get over line in the biggest knock out games
  • Usually losing on a penalty shootout

;D
#7
GAA Discussion / Re: Joe Brolly
June 19, 2024, 11:45:08 AM
Was thinking  re Mickey Harte the abuse he is getting
Derry won a national division 1 league this year .
4years ago Derry were in division 4
Like Armagh fans re geezer ( of which I am one ).
Some sense of entitlement to lambast a manager .


#8
GAA Discussion / Re: Tailteann Cup 2024
June 19, 2024, 09:53:13 AM
will say 15/20k tops at both matches
i get the final at croke park but the semi finals could have been a home or away toss up to get a good crowd
#9
my call
mayo, tyrone, cork and galway.
#10
Quote from: illdecide on June 18, 2024, 12:24:24 PM
Quote from: naka on June 18, 2024, 11:32:01 AMWhen i played the warm up was shots at the goal keeper
 

Did they still have the lace in the ball?
now now
the 1990s were when pure football was played
kick the ball as far as possible, no need for solos
and when losing no matter what substitute the corner forwards
#11
When i played the warm up was shots at the goal keeper
 
#12
Quote from: galwayman on June 17, 2024, 12:05:46 PMThe free to put us one up absolutely wasn't a free 100%.
Neither was the one that put Armagh one up in injury time in Carrick last year either though.
That one was equally soft.
Having to play next week isn't even the main issue for Galway now - it's the fact that we have to play one of Dublin, Kerry or Donegal next up.
They will be sick because they basically threw it away
genuinely would fancy Galway against kerry or Donegal
dublin in croke is a different story
indeed there is merit in the dublin quarterfinal being played in Seple or limerick to get them to travel.
#13
Quote from: Spiderlegs on June 11, 2024, 02:10:08 PMFor Armagh/Galway, any word on injured or returning players?
The likes of Murnin and Burns for Armagh...Comer, Kelly and Finnerty for Galway?
murnin named
kelly and finnerty named
so if all playing neither has any excuses
#14
Quote from: GalwayBayBoy on June 13, 2024, 01:21:31 PMSeems like Galway's injury troubles have returned after a brief clean bill of health. Comer won't play. Finnerty and Kelly might play some part but neither are 100% right. Couple more big players who haven't been able to train this week but they are hopeful they might be able to tog out.
conundrum for joyce if players not 100%
as if they lose they are out a week later
does he rest and get them flying fit
worse position is a home draw and would fancy  galway to take any team at home left in the draw for 3rd
#15
Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
June 13, 2024, 01:50:13 PM
tbf i though price was fair
its €25 to watch armagh on sunday