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General discussion / Re: 2021 Masters
« on: April 09, 2021, 04:53:29 PM »
Rose is doing Rory a good turn here by dropping the cut line.

The cut is top 50 and ties. Currently projected at +3 but it could go out. McIlroy will probably need a sub par round to make sure. If he finishes the day at level or +1 he could still be in the mix. Rose struggling on first 9 and back to -4.

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General discussion / Re: 2021 Masters
« on: April 09, 2021, 03:31:30 PM »
Lowry starting with 2 sixes - 2 three putts. Now +2.

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General discussion / Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« on: March 14, 2021, 04:28:24 PM »
Lowe, Keenan, Gibson park couldn't tackle to save their lives. They need dropping for the England game

Spot on. Lowe is a liability.

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General discussion / Re: The Official Golf Thread
« on: March 08, 2021, 03:10:55 PM »
Rory McIlroy is one of the best golfers on the planet. He consistently contends. We're always on here talking about how he didn't win on a Sunday from being in the Top 5 or 10. This is golf. It is so difficult to win any tournament never mind every week. To actually be contending so regularly is incredible. Leaving aside Tiger and maybe Jack, McIlroy is in the top 10 golfers EVER! You lot are talking complete shite about his caddie and inconsistent iron play.

McIlroy is a very good player and I think is in the top 3 in terms of wins over the past 5 or 6 years. And I agree it is difficult to win in golf especially as more and more good players come on the scene. But you can hardly deny that his short iron play is average at best over the past couple of years and reduces his chances of winning. As I said he gave him himself very few bride chances after the first round this weekend mainly due to not taking advantage of his good drives. I like McIlroy and would love to see him win more but he won't unless his iron play becomes more consistent. My opinion for what it's worth - not every opinion you don't like is shiite!

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General discussion / Re: The Official Golf Thread
« on: March 08, 2021, 01:52:54 PM »
Don’t think a caddy is the main problem McIlroy has. Over the past few years he has been very poor with his short irons. - great drive and then from 100-150 yards he misses the green, comes up short and if he does hit the green is 20+ feet from the pin. After is first round on Thursday he birdied one par 4 in the remaining 3 rounds and rarely was inside 15 feet. Same with par 3s and indeed only he scrambled well on Friday and Saturday he would have been totally out of contention by Sunday. His problems with short irons are not down to his caddy it seems he is a poor amd inconsistent iron player and getting worse. If he cant improve this area of his game he will win very little.

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General discussion / Re: Death Notices
« on: February 24, 2021, 05:13:42 PM »
Well known Catholic theologian Fr Enda McDonagh (90). Considered to be on the liberal end of the spectrum.

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/social-affairs/religion-and-beliefs/influential-liberal-theologian-fr-enda-mcdonagh-dies-aged-90-1.4494054

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General discussion / Re: Death Notices
« on: February 21, 2021, 05:55:29 AM »
Traditional musician Joe Burke - one of the greatest accordion players of all time. His renditions of the Bucks of Oranmore are legendary

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Li7iPmc5Rdw


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General discussion / Re: Death Notices
« on: February 10, 2021, 08:09:34 PM »
Former Cork player and Barr's legend Christy Ryan

https://www.irishexaminer.com/sport/gaa/arid-40223921.html

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General discussion / Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« on: February 07, 2021, 05:15:27 PM »
Does Billy get a stipend for his brief appearance or will he be expcted to throw something in to the kitty.

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General discussion / Re: Death Notices
« on: January 14, 2021, 07:57:38 PM »
Cork ladies' football managerial legend Eamonn Ryan has died

He was also the men's senior manager when they famously beat Kerry with the last kick of the game in the 1983 Munster final, and the subsequent two all time classic semi-finals against Dublin

Came across as a lovely man

Yes very nice man who gave a huge amount to the GAA in Cork. Played in the 1967 AI defeat to Meath.


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GAA Discussion / Re: Dublin v Mayo 2020 All-Ireland final
« on: December 21, 2020, 04:04:46 PM »
Tatler One of the reasons Cusack started his Gaelic ATHLETIC Assn was so Ordinary people could take part in sports as official athletics were Unionist and upper class.
The Victorians believed the lower classes should be kept working and leave sports to the well heeled, aristocrats etc .

Still a touch of that in horse racing where an amateur jockey is still called Mr. Paddy Murphy or whatever.

Yes Rosfan I am well versed in the origins of the GAA and indeed of Victorian Britain and its class system. But Cusack established an amateur organization on a basis where everyone could participate. Indeed it could be argued that the current GAA is now closer to the elitism of the Victorian era that you clearly despise. I support the GAA and remain involved because I still try to believe that it is based on some sort of egalitarianism and has some values beyond crass commercialism. No doubt a wise old timer like yourself will find this “naive” and harking back to the “anyone for the last choc ices” days. However I believe we define our values including what we want sport to be.

As regards horse racing yes if you go to Goodwood or Ascot and maybe even the Curragh you find relics of the Victorian era but go to Lenabane, Listowel or Ballinrobe and you will find ordinary fellows like ouselves enjoying their sport and not a “gentleman “ in sight.

Sin m’fhocal scoir ar an t-ábhar seo

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GAA Discussion / Re: Dublin v Mayo 2020 All-Ireland final
« on: December 21, 2020, 03:22:40 PM »
So it's back to the good oul days.......?
Grassy banks, big lump of a leather ball, Mícheál Ó Hehir, warm runny ice cream, sideline 1 shilling extra, tar bilin', .....

No it's not Rosfan and your savvy old man posts are a bit tiresome - on any subject.

We have a problem and we either go professional or we make the game an amateur one in the true sense,

Disagree if you wish but less of being the resident smartass.
Another poster with a humour by pass  ::)

No just your attempts at humour are a bit jaded

Semi Pro is your option as things wont go back to true amateurism at top level. Why not? not inevitable that some form of professionalism is needed
True amateurism would mean no expenses, no collective training etc which of course is an upper class English Victorian concept of sport being for "gentlemen" only. Of course expenses could be paid as they always were. GAA was never a “gentlemen only” sport  or could be considered a Victorian concept. I found this funny 😄
A semi pro contract would have to be with Central GAA and the usual rules for qualification would have to apply.
Would also entail transfer markets etc and even more commercialism and panel experts. No thanks.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Dublin v Mayo 2020 All-Ireland final
« on: December 21, 2020, 12:31:34 PM »
So it's back to the good oul days.......?
Grassy banks, big lump of a leather ball, Mícheál Ó Hehir, warm runny ice cream, sideline 1 shilling extra, tar bilin', .....

No it's not Rosfan and your savvy old man posts are a bit tiresome - on any subject.

We have a problem and we either go professional or we make the game an amateur one in the true sense,

Disagree if you wish but less of being the resident smartass.

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