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Think we need a bit of a distraction.

So, let's have it...
Just a bit of craic leading up to the big day.

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General discussion / Fungi, The Dingle Dolphin
November 02, 2020, 02:19:36 PM
Any word on Fungi? Have they found him yet?
Been listening to lots of stories of Jack the man, and of the many stories of his time over the Irish team.

You have to admit he had a massive impact in Ireland during his time in charge.

Anyone got any good stories or memories of following the team, or the man himself?
Slightly different thread to the sniggering placenames.

Always liked the sound of Skibbereen, Dingle, Kinvara,

Dingle and Kinvara I've been to, and they're nice spots. Not got to Skibbereen yet, sounds a lovely spot. Could be wrong though.
GAA Discussion / The most bonkers moments in GAA
April 27, 2020, 01:10:11 PM
Watched MOTD's most bonkers Premier League moments. Most were fairly non-events. Cantona's Kung fu kick, Di Canio shoving the ref and Bent's beachball goal v Liverpool about the most memorable.

Anyway, it got me thinking about a GAA one.

Meath v Louth 2010 obviously is a big one.
Offaly fans sit down protest on the pitch in 1998 another.
Charlie Redmond getting sent off twice in 1995.

Any others you would include?
Not enough football talk on here, so let's get talking about it again.

What was the best goal scored in an All Ireland final?

I don't mean in terms of timing, importance, history etc.... I just mean, as a thing of beauty.

For me, it's hard to decide between Michael Murphy v Mayo in 2012, and John O'Driscoll v Derry in 1993.
General discussion / Postage question
April 06, 2020, 01:05:12 PM
Was selling a few things on eBay there. Have to send a couple of these, but to be honest, I'd prefer not to have to go to the post office to do so.

Is there a way of doing it online and throwing it into the local postbox instead, or give it to the postman?
Apologies if it's been covered in the main thread, but I've been avoiding that for my own sanity.

What's the procedure regarding wakes and funerals during the pandemic?

We have a family member who isn't too well (not virus related), and with other vulnerable people in the extended family, we want to be prepared for what might happen.

As hard as it would be for a vulnerable family member not to be able to attend a relatives wake/funeral, we have to be sensible too. And some people might go anyway even if it jeopardises their health or life.

Any help or advice welcome.
GAA Discussion / Cork’s Commemorative Jersey
February 28, 2020, 06:58:40 PM
Good idea? Or no place in the GAA?

What do you think?
General discussion / What are you doing for Lent?
February 26, 2020, 04:17:17 PM
So, now that we are in Lent, what is everyone abstaining from?
GAA Discussion / The Greatest Gaelic Football Manager?
December 03, 2019, 05:52:07 PM
Since Jim Gavin stepped down, there's talk of him being the greatest Gaelic football manager ever.

Do you agree? Or would you vote for someone else?
General discussion / Ireland’s drugs epidemic
October 09, 2019, 12:27:25 AM
Yer man Carvill wrote a piece this week, and it got me thinking.

We live in a time where there has never been more awareness programs in schools, sports clubs, on TV etc. People are more educated about the dangers of drugs, yet there seems to be more and more people gripped by drugs problems.

I'd say most towns and villages in the country are touched in some way. It's frightening.

What can be done? And why are drugs so prevalent all around the country?
Apparently Jonny Cooper was the 21st player sent off in an AI football final.

I'm trying to figure out the other 20.

And who was the first sent off? It wasn't Kevin Moran again, was it?  ;D

I can only think of:

Donal Vaughan
John Small
Liam McHale
Colm Coyle
Charlie Redmond (eventually)
Diarmuid Marsden (unfairly, of course)
Tony Davis
Meath 2001, Nigel Nestor, was it?
Cork 1988, Colm O'Neill? (Punched Mick Lyons. Brave man!)

3 Dubs in 1983. Mullins?
1 Galway in 83?

OK, I'm done.
Oisin 2-7, Stevie McDonnell 3-4, Canavan 0-11, McGuigan 0-11...

How about this:

Down's Niamh Mallon scored 3-18 v Wexford in the Intermediate Camogie championship last weekend.

Can anyone beat that?
GAA Discussion / Retain the Super 8’s series?
August 06, 2019, 02:44:32 PM
Two years into a three year experiment (apparently). There was a tweak after year one, and talk of more tweaks after year two.

So, are you in favour of retaining the Super 8 series, or would you prefer to go back to knockout quarter finals?

Just wondered what the feeling on it was.
It's a bit hard to miss.

Where you around to see it on TV?

Are you mad interested in it or couldn't give a shite?

Did they even go to the moon at all?

What's your thoughts on it?
Narrowed down to these 10.

I thought maybe The Irish Rover, Fields Of Athenry, Only Our Rivers Run Free, Roddy McCorley, Whisky In The Jar and a few others might have been there.

And what about Joxer Goes To Stuttgart?

Feel free to add your favourite if it's not there.
General discussion / Kerbsy, Kerby or Cribby?
March 28, 2019, 06:38:11 PM

Just seen this on the news. Never heard it called Cribby. It was always Kerbsy around our way.

What do you call it?

Also, what were the rules round your place? We had a rule if you hit both kerbs, you won the game.
General discussion / Peppa Pig accused of sexism
March 19, 2019, 05:40:18 PM
Peppa has been accused of being a sexist, er... pig.