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General discussion / Re: Oscars
« on: March 13, 2023, 01:36:40 AM »
An Irish goodbye soon best love action short movie

Took me a while, but have deciphered this

'An Irish Goodbye' won the Oscar for Best Live Action Short Film

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GAA Discussion / Re: Liam Kearns - RIP
« on: March 13, 2023, 01:33:45 AM »
Fairly shocking news, he was no age.

Some list of achievements, a true GAA man who gave a lot of his life to the sports

May he rest in peace

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GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 1 2023
« on: March 09, 2023, 04:14:10 AM »
Mayo and Donegal have lost the same number of games at Ballybofey in the last 15 years!

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GAA Discussion / Re: GAA club names.
« on: March 01, 2023, 06:13:30 AM »
Interesting topic and something I've read up on before. I recall there being 12 protestants who have clubs named after them, and that isn't including Douglas Hyde who has Roscommon's stadium named after him. The 12 are Henry Gratten, Wolfe Tone, Charles Stewart Parnell, Roger Casement, Henry Joy McCracken, John Mitchell, Watty Graham, Lord Edward Fitzgerald, Robert Emmett, Thomas Davis, William Smyth O'Brien, and Thomas Russell. Mitchell in there would a contentious one now though.

Closer to home for me, Cavan has some lovely names too. Drung Dalcassians, Drumlane Sons of O'Connell, Mullahoran Dreadnoughts, Maghera MacFinns, Killeshandra Leaguers. A lot of others went by the wayside when you had multiple clubs in a parish and they end up dissolving or amalgamated. Loughduff Millesians, Loughduff Volunteers, Finea Knights of Freedom, Killeshandra Fontenoys, Doogarry Raparees are some who don't exist anymore. Ballyconnell First Ulsters (initially Ballyconnell Joe Biggars) are now called Kildallan too.

Cavan oddly has a few names which are more associated with soccer. Ramor United (which was a uniting of 3 clubs in the same parish), and Laragh United. Lacken Celtic and Cootehill Celtic too. Cootehill also wear green and white hoops, as the club was founded by emigrants returning from Glasgow, and founded the GAA club with a nod to Glasgow Celtic with the name and club colours

and Countess Markievicz. No club (that I am aware of) but Markieivicz Park. She was born into CoI and later converted.

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General discussion / Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« on: February 28, 2023, 11:02:19 PM »
https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/rugby/2023/02/27/six-nations-johnny-sexton-among-those-to-be-back-in-ireland-training-after-injury/

The knee injury sustained by Finlay Bealham in the first half in Rome has ruled him out of the remainder of the tournament. The Connacht prop had started every match in the Six Nations to date in Tadhg Furlongís absence.

Terrible for Bealham. Has been waiting a long time for a chance like this, and was taking his chance very well.

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GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 1 2023
« on: February 28, 2023, 10:59:35 PM »
McGeeney made an interesting suggestion a few weeks ago ref. the league being a great competition, said he'd love to see it in a home and away format with 14 games.  That would be some league in fairness, though the calendar couldn't accommodate it as it currently stands.

If it was a 14 game League ,what type of Championship would it be? Teams are guaranteed to play 5 games in the Championship this year with the new system. Split season won't be changed.

The AFl is played as home and away 22 games March to September. But that is their focus. Gaa players have club games too.

Would love to see an AFL type system with a league and then finals. Every game would mean so much more.
The problem is the AFL has equalisation which (in theory anyways) allows for every team making the finals when it reaches their 'turn' on the cycle. That wouldn't be possible in GAA so you would have counties that never get there.
The teams that are up/down between divisions would spend a lot of years finishing bottom half of the division and no finals games.

So we need to take the pros (more games at similar level, meaningful games leading into finals) and try and plan out the cons (mismatch / equalisation / min number of games)

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GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 1 2023
« on: February 27, 2023, 08:18:12 AM »
Looking at the Division One league table I'd say a repeat of the league final pairing last year is likely.

If there's any chance of Kerry qualifying for the league final in the latter stages of the final game, there'll be instructions coming in from Jack O'Connor to score 5 own goals in a row.
He'd definitely prefer a week of full pelt training than preparing for a league final. Completely different situation to last year where some silverware and a win in Croke Park were badly needed to boost confidence.
Main focus now is dealing with teams having figured out Kerry's defense and/or attack of 2022. Needs a new and improved version 2.0.

You'd think if anyone wouldn't mind an extra game it would be Kerry. Mayo / Roscommon have a meaningful championship game a week later, whereas Kerry can't face a Div 1 or 2 team until 3 weeks later.
You would think a game against a D1 team would be better to iron out these type of issues than another week's training

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General discussion / Re: Lurgan
« on: February 10, 2023, 01:01:04 AM »
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-64548395

This one? It's all over UK news. Seems an odd one.

Thanks - based overseas so it's often hard to follow when ppl are referring to topical stuff like this

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Mayo v Kerry - draw
Galway v Tyrone - Galway
Monaghan v Donegal - Donegal
Roscommon v Armagh - Armagh

Derry v Meath - Derry
Clare v Kildare - draw
Louth v Limerick - Louth
Cork v Dublin - Dublin

Fermanagh v Down - Down
Cavan v Longford - Cavan
Westmeath v Offaly - Offaly
Tipperary v Antrim - draw

Wicklow v London - Wicklow
Sligo v Waterford - Sligo
Carlow v Laois - Laois
Wexford v Leitrim - Leitrim

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General discussion / Re: Lurgan
« on: February 08, 2023, 12:01:55 AM »
I know Iím hijacking this thread but the missing person was England who has apparently fallen into a river is a strange one too

any chance you can reference what you're talking about?

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GAA Discussion / Re: R.I.P. Farrandeelin
« on: February 05, 2023, 11:09:46 PM »
Shocking news to log in and see this morning.

Thoughts with his family and friends
Go easy Farr

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Kerry v Monaghan - Kerry
Galway v Roscommon - Draw
Tyrone v Donegal - Tyrone
Armagh v Mayo - Mayo

Meath v Clare - Draw
Kildare v Cork - Kildare
Louth v Derry - Derry
Limerick v Dublin - Dublin

Down v Antrim - Down
Cavan v Tipperary - Cavan
Offaly v Fermanagh - Fermanagh
Longford v Westmeath - Westmeath

Waterford v Carlow - Carlow
London v Leitrim - London
Wicklow v Sligo - Sligo
Laois v Wexford - Draw

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GAA Discussion / Re: Jack McCarron
« on: January 30, 2023, 11:32:53 PM »
Disgraceful behaviour.

He should have chosen the much more noble and acceptable option of managing Scotstown to the county championship for monetary reward.
Playing is different to managing. Itís extremely difficult to get a club man to manage their own club!
That's very true and I suppose we are just lucky that the stars align in such a way that the clubs who cannot afford to pay an outsider just so happen to be the ones who can find an internal candidate year after year after year.

You are also correct in saying that changing clubs as a player is different to changing clubs as a manager for financial reward.
I mean, a glaringly obvious difference is that one is against the rules of the association and the other one isn't.
Is there many clubs managed by a club man these days? Bar Cross I canít think of too many in Armagh. McConville at  St Pauls last year I think?

We had an outsider once. Never again (if I have my way).

Would ye not take DB after his stint down in Ratoath?

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