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GAA Discussion / Re: Yawn
July 01, 2024, 12:42:52 PM
Quote from: sligoman2 on July 01, 2024, 12:35:39 PMHow about starting with all kickouts from the 21 and must cross the 45 before being touched? This short kickout is terrible and has robbed the game of one of the greatest spectacles i.e high fielding.

Anothe item of note was that 2 matches had no goals at all..

Time to wake up before it's too late

They tried that and in one of the trial games there was a gale force wind and the keepers struggled to get the ball out. I'd look at the new 40m line as a zone for kick outs to go out past as a starter. The short kick out and slow build up is a pollution.
General discussion / Re: Holidays
June 21, 2024, 07:05:06 PM
Quote from: Rois on June 21, 2024, 06:09:57 PMOur flight wasn't cancelled, but supposed to leave at 1.15pm.

Hopefully it all goes ok for you. Kids in the airport are hard enough work without any worrying about whether the flights going or not.
General discussion / Re: Holidays
June 21, 2024, 02:38:26 PM
Quote from: WeeDonns on June 21, 2024, 01:56:16 PM
Quote from: clonian on June 21, 2024, 12:36:41 PM
Quote from: Rois on June 21, 2024, 10:14:39 AMAnyone anxious and worrying about Aer Lingus action next week? 
Waiting to hear today if our flight is being cancelled, and even if it isn't, I'll spend all next week worrying about it.
When is your Flight? We are down to fly with them on the 8th July. Wife is already panicking

It's between 26th June & 2nd July though, so you should be fine?
It's shit timing, I'd say there are plenty of people taking the kids out of the last week of school to get a reasonable priced holiday and now they're landed with this!

I had just read that. The first report was early July so I wasn't sure how it work out.

Bad timing for people alright - I suppose that's why they're doing it now so they can put pressure on the company
General discussion / Re: Great smells
June 21, 2024, 12:43:56 PM
Cut grass

Cattle feed - just reminds me of helping my da as a kid

Deep heat brings back good memories of changing rooms

Did anyone ever see the clip of David James sniffing the football in the tunnel?? ;D
General discussion / Re: Holidays
June 21, 2024, 12:36:41 PM
Quote from: Rois on June 21, 2024, 10:14:39 AMAnyone anxious and worrying about Aer Lingus action next week? 

Waiting to hear today if our flight is being cancelled, and even if it isn't, I'll spend all next week worrying about it.

When is your Flight? We are down to fly with them on the 8th July. Wife is already panicking
Quote from: Brendan on June 18, 2024, 12:09:13 PM
Quote from: naka on June 18, 2024, 11:32:01 AMWhen i played the warm up was shots at the goal keeper

Most reserve teams still take that approach

As a reserve keeper until lately I thought that was too much warming up for me towards the end of my career
Quote from: illdecide on June 18, 2024, 11:03:56 AMRight, I've been thinking about this for a long time and would like your honest opinions. I know there is quite a few soccer men on here too so the topic is "Warm-ups".
GAA warm-up are so long and intense, I've been part of them and you're bollixed after the warm-up. I get the theory that as soon as that size 5 is thrown in you're ready to do battle and you have your 2nd wind etc etc.
Soccer warm-ups are a lot less frantic and seem to be half and three quarter pace with stretching and basically limbering up.
I know there is so much data out there for both sides so why the two complete different warm-ups?. I know they're different sports and different types of running and more impact etc etc but do we GAA players do too excessive warm-ups?. I think we do

There was a twitter thread on this a while ago. There's no science behind the GAA warm up as far as anyone could find. Most likely a coach started it with a good team and because they were going well it was copied.
There was a few coaches on it that had reduced the warm up time drastically and they said the results were just the same. Some teams are knocking the shite out of each other in the warm up too.

I'm pretty sure there's an article on it but I can't remember what outlet it was on. Could've been in Gaelic Life
General discussion / Re: Funeral plan/insurance
June 11, 2024, 03:13:16 PM
Quote from: Truth hurts on June 11, 2024, 02:51:02 PMDoes anyone have one? What is the best time to get one?

You get one (or some cover) when you open a credit union account - can't remember the detail of it now
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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
May 24, 2024, 04:46:45 PM
Quote from: Nanderson on May 24, 2024, 04:19:24 PM
Quote from: Cunny Funt on May 24, 2024, 01:54:08 PM
Quote from: AustinPowers on May 24, 2024, 11:00:33 AMIN all honesty, can  anyone see Ten Hag  being still there next season?

I don't think  there's a hope in hell he'll be there come August, fa cup win or not. I would imagine his replacement  has been sorted out weeks ago

Having watched his FA Cup final press conference he doesn't sound like a manager that's departing.  Looking at those touted in the media to replace him none would be much of a upgrade and few would be down grades. 

On McKenna did a decent job as coach when Ole was United manager and has done well with ipswich he'll have plenty of interest from lots of clubs now but might stick with Ipswich for another year and avoiding relegation with them would be another successfully season
There were leaks when he was a coach that his trainings weren't very good. Has maybe improved but he was already thrown under the bus before to help sack Ole by the players

Others said his and Carrick's training was very good but the message wasn't getting through to the clampits that were playing. Or the few that weren't playing were happy to leak out stuff to undermine the coaches too.
Quote from: naka on May 24, 2024, 01:53:18 PMwonder would sdlp look at south down and think we have a chance
weren`t too far away last time

I'd say the gap has grown since the last time. Who's going to stand that would make a difference?
General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
May 24, 2024, 11:39:01 AM
Quote from: trueblue1234 on May 24, 2024, 11:17:57 AM
Quote from: Ethan Tremblay on May 24, 2024, 11:13:40 AMWould McKenna risk his reputation going to United or Chelsea at the moment with the state they are both in? Both are a poisoned chalice. 

He has done a brilliant job getting Ipswich successive promotions, and there would be little expectations of Ipswich in the PL next year, survival probably the height of it. 

If he had any sense, he should bide his time before going for the bigger job.  United are still going to be in some sort of disarray next season, and Ten Heg going is a matter 'when' rather than 'if' at this point. 

If he had sense he should let Ten Heg absorb and resolve some of the issues over the next few months (clear out players etc) rather than jump into a mess he has not created, and get trashed for it. 
If he doesn't take a big job now, and Ipswich struggle next year, which is likely, He may never get an option of a big job again. Expectations are prob low for both United and Chelsea now so you'd like to think he'll get 2 years without much aggro given the starting point.
He could go to either and regardless of how they do, he will be financially in a different place. Even if they ditch him before the end of the contract.

And Brighton are meant to be keen on him too. That could be a better move in the long run.

In Chelsea you're guaranteed to get sacked and even if United have some plan to change the whole set up the media and scale of the job could just be too much for him.
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GAA Discussion / Re: Joe Brolly
May 23, 2024, 11:32:37 AM
Joe says Roy Keane is boring and his ego means he wasn't one of the great captains. The irony in that coming from him.
Quote from: Dunsilly King on May 20, 2024, 03:40:05 PMThink it comes down to age. Younger folk won't be as familiar with he older theme and as children growing up listening to it, it will be the one you will prefer as it lives rent free in your subconscious.  Old one for me

That's definitely it. The first one brings back more memories, sitting watching the matches with my Da who's no longer with us. Down being good helped too!