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GAA Discussion / Re: Retirements
« on: November 29, 2020, 01:05:59 AM »
Tommy Moolick of Kildare .
Young enough I think probably doesn't see any point being from a Leinster County.
Moolick is around 27/28

Lads are entitled to use their time however they wish and more power to him but it's demonstrative of why Kildare get nowhere - inter-county level is too difficult, so they quit

Of all the Kildare players who could accused of being soft or lacking resolve, Moolick is the probably among the least likely to be in that category.

He has been playing senior football since 2010. Recovered from an ACL midway through his career. Won a Leinster u21 as captain and had a far more productive senior career than many of his teammates from that group despite not being blessed with their natural athleticism or talent. He never sulked when more mobile players were picked ahead of him and always played his way back into the fold. If we had a few more who had the same character and commitment, we would be in a better place.
More power to Moolick, I have zero problem with him, it's an amateur game and neither he nor anybody else is under any obligation to give up his time

However I note that you say that "if we had a few more who had the same character and commitment, we would be in a better place"

That would strongly imply that a lot of Kildare players aren't trying hard enough for the team to be successful - and I thought you hated when people say that

There are two narratives here and only one can be true:

i) Kildare are trying hard enough, they are doing all they can, the narrative they aren't trying hard enough is a grievous insult - how dare anybody say Kildare are not trying hard enough

ii) Kildare are not trying hard enough

Which is it?

You asserted that Tommy Moolick's retirement from inter-county football is "demonstrative of why Kildare get nowhere".

That is well wide of the mark in this instance.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Retirements
« on: November 28, 2020, 10:32:53 PM »
Tommy Moolick of Kildare .
Young enough I think probably doesn't see any point being from a Leinster County.
Moolick is around 27/28

Lads are entitled to use their time however they wish and more power to him but it's demonstrative of why Kildare get nowhere - inter-county level is too difficult, so they quit

Of all the Kildare players who could accused of being soft or lacking resolve, Moolick is the probably among the least likely to be in that category.

He has been playing senior football since 2010. Recovered from an ACL midway through his career. Won a Leinster u21 as captain and had a far more productive senior career than many of his teammates from that group despite not being blessed with their natural athleticism or talent. He never sulked when more mobile players were picked ahead of him and always played his way back into the fold. If we had a few more who had the same character and commitment, we would be in a better place.

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General discussion / Re: Iconic sporting photos - non-GAA
« on: June 03, 2020, 04:12:50 PM »


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General discussion / Re: Iconic sporting photos - non-GAA
« on: June 02, 2020, 12:45:54 PM »


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General discussion / Re: Iconic sporting photos - non-GAA
« on: June 02, 2020, 12:26:38 PM »


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General discussion / Re: Iconic sporting photos - non-GAA
« on: June 01, 2020, 08:56:20 PM »





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GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 2 - 2020
« on: January 26, 2020, 06:32:27 PM »
Only 1 game in but already its looking like the two favourites Kildare, Armagh will be promoted. Going to be some battle for relegation and with their poor results this weekend both Cavan and Roscommon could be dragged into that battle.

Kildare far from convincing today but probably just about shaded it. Fermanagh will make life difficult for most teams in the division and should eek out enough points to stay up.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Next Decade of GAA Predictions
« on: December 31, 2019, 10:54:14 PM »
Dublin to win only 9 Leinster titles!

Dun Laoghaire/Rathdown to win the 10th defeating Fingal in the 2029 final.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Kerry Championship
« on: November 12, 2019, 09:29:10 PM »

Also helps their county junior team a lot

There are only 5 counties who take part in the Junior All-Ireland who are restricted to intermediate and junior players (Kerry, Cork, Mayo, Galway and Meath)
Every other county can pick players from senior teams.

+ Kildare

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GAA Discussion / Re: Leinster Club Championships
« on: October 01, 2019, 08:17:40 PM »
Leixlip were relegated to Senior last year. Confey are indeed senior.

It does however have large immigrant population from Dublin who don't integrate with the locals, keeping themselves largely to their middle calls ghettos.

Leixlip in the other sports department has Leixlip Utd (30+ teams) Barnhall Rugby (20+teams), Leixlip Celtics Basketball(20+teams) and one of the largest athletic clubs in the country La Cheile.  Plus of the best canoeing clubs, MMA, boxing etc all within a 5 mile radius.

Big town but culturally and sportingly diverse. Large West of Ireland population traditionally drove GAA in the town but they are all getting old now...
I forgot about Confey a club started by mainly Connacht men.

I wonder could ye persuade GAA Top brass that the GAA needs a strong Leixlip? ::)

Confey is also Michael Fitzsimons original club. He owes his successful career to the hard work of dedicated Kildare volunteers.

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GAA Discussion / Re: County Manager Merry go round
« on: July 16, 2019, 02:07:08 PM »
Sorry to see him go although the time is probably right for a change. It seemed to go stale this year after some decent progress since 2016.

Frustrating that we never seemed to be able to find much consistency and get over the line in tight matches during 2017-18; apart from the Newbridge or Nowhere saga. Div 2 league final in 2017, Armagh R4 qualifier after a decent Leinster campaign, Tyrone, Monaghan and Donegal Div 1 league games and the Galway and Monaghan games in the Super 8 last year.

I would be very surprised if his replacement is an outside appointment.

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We were outclassed and it's probably an accurate reflection of where we have been all year. Tyrone just an all round superior outfit.

Bit of a rebuilding job to be done now - try to persuade a few players to commit and blood a few more of the underage lads.

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If we go into this one on anything less than full tilt, it will be curtains, though I'm confident this Tír Eoghain team won't on Saturday evening.

Have Cill Dara ever beaten us in Newbridge (fluky last minute C Cav goals notwithstanding), in any competition?

Hammered you in 1996 in Newbridge 1-9 to 1-7.

Knuckles McCormack's finest hour.

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Lads while the result wasn't the best for us Mayo folk I had a great time in the sun in Newbridge last year and it was a great place to go for a match. The Kildare lads are sound as a pound and the pints were great before and after down the town. It was a great atmosphere at the game compared to an empty Croke Park with the seagulls flying about the place!! Really old school provincial grounds are perfect for qualifier games like this.
Any good recommendations?

I liked the Bru House and Johnson's ( The Liffey Arms). There is Coffeys which was grand and O'Rourkes which is across the road from the ground but the great thing about Newbridge is the ground is in the middle of the town so every pub is walking distance from the game!! I am sure Dinny and the boys will have some more recommendations.

Bru has closed and Swifts is up for sale again.

Coffeys, Johnsons or Neesons are all grand and within a stones throw of the ground.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Ros v Galway Connacht Final 2019
« on: June 16, 2019, 07:31:01 PM »
In fairness that a great kildare side. Brian Lacey, Karl O'Dwyer, Brian Murphy and Cathal Sheridan were great additions along with greatest manager of all time. If Declan Browne had gone would have won more Leinsters and possibly an All Ireland.

Was that a possibility at one stage?

Would have been a nice backup for Padraig Graven.

Well done Roscommon.

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