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GAA Discussion / Re: Dermot Connolly joins up with Dublin hurlers
« on: April 01, 2018, 11:37:34 PM »
What is wrong with him at the moment, is he injured or where is he?

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GAA Discussion / Re: "GAA is losing ground big time" - McGeeney
« on: March 29, 2018, 01:06:31 AM »
Johne Murphy (Ellistown) and Fionn Carr (Straffan) are currently playing intermediate football in Kildare having finished up playing pro-rugby. I think Carr is still lining out for Naas in the AIL.

Murphy hasn't played for Ellistown since 2015 I'm almost sure, he was very poor in his comeback. He would definitely have made it for Kildare before bulking up for Rugby. He destroyed Clane as an 18/19 year old in the senior championship when Clane were a good team and Ellistown were producing a good batch.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Derry are now in Division 4
« on: March 25, 2018, 09:44:16 PM »
25 years since they won the AI, sad to see such a decline and I would have thought division 3 would be there floor.

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GAA Discussion / Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
« on: March 25, 2018, 09:42:16 PM »
Aaron O'Neill, only minor last year. Serious potential but no fear we will soon knock that out of him .

I've yet to see evidence of his shot stopping ability but every other aspect of his game matches or exceeds Donnellan.

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GAA Discussion / Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
« on: March 25, 2018, 09:40:27 PM »
A raft of changes on both the Kildare and Galway teams today so I don't know how much you could really take from the match, the level of pace was off what you'd usually expect in Division One.
I felt Galway were comfortable enough and possibly had another gear to go to if required but it wasn't needed. Of the regular league first 15, Kerin and Conroy weren't in the squad at all, O'Ceallaigh was suspended, Heaney, Comer, McHugh and Cathal Sweeney didn't feature at any stage.

Galway have injury concerns over Sean Kelly and Armstrong by the looks of it, both were very good today, Kelly in particular was Galway's best player in the half that he played, only a very clear goal chance miss that he should have scored to blot his copybook, in fairness it was only a chance off of his own play out the field taking on the Kildare backs. He didn't return after ht and was replaced by Shane Walsh, who kicked a great assist pass for a fine Armstrong point within a minute of coming on, kicked a beautiful free off his left and then had his usual issues with taking on either the wrong shot or the wrong option at times.
Armstrong played very well and I hope it was just a precaution taking him off and not something that will keep him out of next week.
Daly made his return to playing time in the second half, good to see him back. Cunningham had a decent run out but unfortunately for him, some of the good off the ball runs he made in the first half didn't get rewarded with any ball being sent into him, kicked two nice points. D'Arcy had a couple of super fetches when introduced. Probably Duggan's best outing in a Galway jersey as well today. I see Duane got the GBFM man of the match award, not sure about that myself but he played fairly well.

Kildare weren't at full strength but some of the wides they had were very poor, a good few real "hit and hope" pot shots that had no business being kicked, some of the others were just bad execution, Dublin players in similar positions next week won't miss. The Kildare sub goalie started and he has some boot on him. The length he was getting on his kick outs in the warm up was outrageous.

Galway's second string looked good in the 1st half and were efficient enough attacking wise in the second but gave Kildare far too many chances. It was challenge match intensity however so nothing can be read into it. Clearly well coached though.

A poor championship for Kildare will spell the end for Dr Cian, it has been a huge disappointment of a league campaign and he has lost the dressing room completely by the looks of it. He deserves very little sympathy however as his decision making in selection for the panel, 1st 15 and positionally has become diabolical and weaknesses have not been tackled. A good majority of our players have regressed in the last 12 months too, confidence probably playing a part.
Aaron O'Neill had a good debut today, seemed sharp enough with his kickouts and would have been better if we had someone capable of jumping and catching a ball on the team. He hasn't played a senior club championship game yet though and will miss the u20 championship is selected for the seniors against Louth/Carlow.

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GAA Discussion / Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
« on: March 06, 2018, 11:25:51 PM »
The second highest point of Jason Ryan's tenure in his first competitive game.

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General discussion / Re: The ulster rugby trial
« on: March 04, 2018, 07:47:25 PM »
I came to the opposite conclusion myself.
The victim's behaviour is completely that of a victim and while there isn't a whole lot of insight into the Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding's thought process in the aftermath there does seem to be a clean up centred around Harrison. McIlroy shows himself to be a clown and a sc**bag whether guilty or not.
I was thinking the same. Immature and no respect for women. Arrogant as well.
The deleted texts.  They contradict each other in places.  A poor cover-up.

Surely only a cover up if found guilty? Or have you Judge it already?

The evidence he destroyed could well get the others off the hook but it could still be construed as him withholding evidence.

Another interesting point to note is that she did not know Stuart Olding's name the following morning when her friend asked her who did it. Generally speaking consenting adults know who they are sleeping with.

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General discussion / Re: The ulster rugby trial
« on: March 04, 2018, 06:59:16 PM »
I came to the opposite conclusion myself.
The victim's behaviour is completely that of a victim and while there isn't a whole lot of insight into the Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding's thought process in the aftermath there does seem to be a clean up centred around Harrison. McIlroy shows himself to be a clown and a sc**bag whether guilty or not.

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GAA Discussion / Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
« on: February 27, 2018, 12:06:03 AM »

Jasus that's primitive for the second richest County in the Country.
Wicklow, Kildare, Louth and Meath the 4 worst County grounds and they having a population of around 750K between them, and the 2nd highest incomes after Dublin..

I might be going off topic but was just looking at the results of the local minor league here and to be honest was a little shocked at the lack of teams competing compared to my minor days which were still this century. Loads of amalgamations and not many second teams from the big clubs. It is the same at adult level, 10 to 15 years ago most intermediate level clubs would field 3 teams no bother, these days it is a struggle for plenty to get a second team out.
That coupled with the shocking drop in attendances would indicate football is in a serious decline in a county with one of the biggest young populations in the country.

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GAA Discussion / Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
« on: February 26, 2018, 10:39:48 PM »
Question for the Kildare lads - is Newbridge standing only? Have only been there once and was standing but not sure if there's seats on the far side. Will be bringing my 3 year old if the weather is okay but she'd hardly stand for the whole thing. Also, what kind of home crowd would be expected?

There are about 150-200 roughly seats in the middle of the stand but you would want to be there very early to get there. They are not that comfortable either. There will be a small home crowd but Mayo have the best support in the country so I'd expect around the 6000 mark which would be decent for Newbridge. Weather permitting of course, there will be no issues with the playing surface but if it is not safe for people to travel the game won't go ahead.
We have upped our game in hospitality too with decent coffee and fast food available at 3 corners of the ground and a pipe band providing a welcome alternative to the rubbish pop music that some more modern stadiums like to deafen you with.

Where's the best place to park near the stadium? I'll be coming from the Dublin side.

I don't use it myself but the Whitewater shopping centre multi story is a reliable enough spot to park. It might take a few minutes to get out after but not bad.

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GAA Discussion / Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
« on: February 26, 2018, 08:32:48 PM »
Question for the Kildare lads - is Newbridge standing only? Have only been there once and was standing but not sure if there's seats on the far side. Will be bringing my 3 year old if the weather is okay but she'd hardly stand for the whole thing. Also, what kind of home crowd would be expected?

There are about 150-200 roughly seats in the middle of the stand but you would want to be there very early to get there. They are not that comfortable either. There will be a small home crowd but Mayo have the best support in the country so I'd expect around the 6000 mark which would be decent for Newbridge. Weather permitting of course, there will be no issues with the playing surface but if it is not safe for people to travel the game won't go ahead.
We have upped our game in hospitality too with decent coffee and fast food available at 3 corners of the ground and a pipe band providing a welcome alternative to the rubbish pop music that some more modern stadiums like to deafen you with.

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GAA Discussion / Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
« on: February 26, 2018, 05:30:10 PM »
If Galway beat Monaghan two big beatings from Dublin may cap the league campaign for Galway which will present its own problems alongside burnout.

They have Kildare in between to help maintain confidence.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Ryle Nugent steps down as RTE Head of Sport
« on: February 26, 2018, 05:28:02 PM »
From a GAA perspective he's no loss at all, we'll see what the next person in will bring.

LOI soccer, boxing, motorsport and basketball all suffered under him too.

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Anytime Mayo tried to break quickly they were fouled, it was definite tactic and barely a name taken, D O'Connor was targeted too; Thought he was fouled a lot.

I was watching it in a pub without volume but it looked like James McCarthy caught him with a very dirty slap in the face in the first half. No doubting the intentionality of it.

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