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#1
GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 1 2024
March 02, 2024, 08:12:09 PM
Quote from: tyrone08 on March 02, 2024, 07:46:01 PMMickey continuing his excellent record against Dublin,Kerry and Mayo

What's his record against Mayo? Not that great from my memory.
#2
GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 1 2024
March 02, 2024, 06:14:23 PM
Quote from: Milltown Row2 on March 02, 2024, 06:10:40 PMThat shot was going wide from McGuigan

Should have went on in

Yep, had open road in front of him. O'Hanlon would have got back in goal but still should have ended up with a one on one with the goalie rather than the pot luck shot he took on.
#3
General discussion / Re: The Late Late show
February 16, 2024, 10:31:59 PM
When will it be renamed "The Ulster Late Late Show So It Is"?
#4
Quote from: trueblue1234 on February 16, 2024, 10:26:48 PM
Quote from: mrdeeds on February 16, 2024, 10:21:42 PM
Quote from: Duine Inteacht Eile on February 16, 2024, 10:18:54 PM
Quote from: mrdeeds on February 16, 2024, 10:11:00 PM
Quote from: Sportacus on February 16, 2024, 10:04:28 PMMichelle on the Late Late.  When Adams and McGuinness picked her as the heir, they saw the potential. Very impressive and self assured tonight.

I like Michelle but a lot of soundbites and cliches. And usual Sinn Fein thing of sitting on fence on issues.
If ever a post described itself, it is this.

Could you put a bit more meat on the bones of what you mean?

The housing for immigrants issue for one. Went way of on a tangent. Then said we'll hear what people say and decide. They're meant to put up a position and face the electorate based on that.
Quote from: mrdeeds on February 16, 2024, 10:21:42 PM
Quote from: Duine Inteacht Eile on February 16, 2024, 10:18:54 PM
Quote from: mrdeeds on February 16, 2024, 10:11:00 PM
Quote from: Sportacus on February 16, 2024, 10:04:28 PMMichelle on the Late Late.  When Adams and McGuinness picked her as the heir, they saw the potential. Very impressive and self assured tonight.

I like Michelle but a lot of soundbites and cliches. And usual Sinn Fein thing of sitting on fence on issues.
If ever a post described itself, it is this.

Could you put a bit more meat on the bones of what you mean?

The housing for immigrants issue for one. Went way of on a tangent. Then said we'll hear what people say and decide. They're meant to put up a position and face the electorate based on that.

What party doesn't take on board public opinion to some extent?

Surely to God the party has a position on the matter though? And surely Michelle O'Neill knows what that position is?
Kielty let her off very easily on that.
#5
GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 1 2024
February 05, 2024, 03:11:41 PM
Quote from: 5times5times on February 05, 2024, 12:56:52 PM
Quote from: yellowcard on February 05, 2024, 12:37:24 PM
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Quote from: yellowcard on February 05, 2024, 09:51:41 AMMayo and Derry both like greyhounds out of the traps in this years League campaign. However it's a long season and Mayo ultimately flattered to deceive during last years League.



Derry have approached every league campaign like this for the past 3 years and have managed to keep it going deep into the championship. The GAA media seem obsessed about timing your run, usually as an excuse for the big counties losing.  This team has been unbelievably consistent for 3 years now, so the only criticism left is to say we are trying to hard to win every game.

McFaul's best position is definitely at 6, it's a pity for him that McKinless is also so good at it and probably more dangerous as an attacking threat. McFaul very good at linking the play though.

I agree with you Estimator, some pressure on Scullion coming in to that game against a gale force wind with a packed Celtic park and very little experience in county football. He did very well in the circumstances and got most of his kick-outs off.



The big difference being that Derry needed to keep winning Leagu games to get promotion. I'm not saying it's a bad thing at all to be winning League matches but it doesn't guarantee success later in the summer either. In fact I'd probably put a division one League title above a provincial title now that they have become diluted. It depends where a team is at in its development and a League title for Derry would be another staging post marked off enroute to trying to win Sam Maguire.

There is no way a Div 1 league title is above an Ulster championship. It's not even near it in terms of fan interest, media interest and what it means to the players. Look at Clones last year for Armagh Derry vs the Mayo Galway league final.


It doesn't generate the level of fan or media interest but it's arguable which is the greater achievement. Beating the top teams in the country and lifting a national title at HQ or winning 3 games in a knockout regional competition. I think the Ulster championship is unique and can understand how it might be considered more valued but it has still been greatly diminished by it no longer being linked to the AI series.

Certainly for the likes of Kerry or Dublin, winning a national league title is a far greater achievement than hoovering up easy provincial wins.

That's because the other teams in Leinster + Munster are an embarrassment, and roll over to both Kerry & Dub.

Ask McGuinness, McGeeney, Harte, Laverty etc if they'd rather win Ulster than their respective divisions.

Maybe one of the worst takes ever on this board. Look at Mayo, homecoming for both recent titles, only to do what Mayo do later in the year.

Why are you making things up?
#6
GAA Discussion / Re: Division 2 2024
February 04, 2024, 10:10:45 AM
Quote from: Itchy on February 04, 2024, 09:25:02 AMAre u16s free into the matches? I can't seem to find any reference to them on Ticketmaster. Student/oap = 15, adult = 20 is all they say.

No ticket required for u16s
#7
GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 1 2024
January 28, 2024, 10:49:31 PM
Quote from: Rossfan on January 28, 2024, 10:22:58 PMSeeing on TV there looked like the Officials got it wrong.
The red card was a reckless dangerous tackle on the Man so 2 wrongs there.
We got what we deserved from a poor performance, especially from 30 minutes onwards.
Tyrone looked like they had the extra man in the 2nd half and we gave them so much time and space.
Then despite our extra man Morgan picked out a free man on the terrace side about 7 times in a row with kick outs.
Loss of 2 coaches from last year telling I wonder?

If it is the changeover in backroom team, there's plenty of time for them to rectify it.
#8
Quote from: clarshack on January 21, 2024, 04:53:34 PMThe Southern lads just don't have the same mental strength.

Knob
#9
Very hard on Brigids, the better team for most of that match.
#10
General discussion / Re: The Official Golf Thread
January 21, 2024, 12:59:56 PM
Quote from: thewobbler on January 21, 2024, 12:55:55 PMKind of noticing there's a common denominator for when this thread goes quiet.



Fell over the line in that one, but a big win nonetheless
#11
General discussion / Re: The Official Daddies Club
January 21, 2024, 11:56:56 AM
Quote from: tbrick18 on January 19, 2024, 01:10:27 PM
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Quote from: Taylor on January 19, 2024, 10:06:13 AMEnjoy the first 10 years lads and lassies.

Because after that the fun period stops in my opinion. The real world starts to appear on their horizon and the innocence of life for them slowly starts to disappear

There is definitely a real magic period between 3 and 7 where they say and do the most amazing things.


Dropped our youngest off at primary school a few weeks ago, she is 7.  When crossing the road I grabbed her hand and she pulled it a away as in her head no doubt she is too cool now to be seen holding her Father's hand......I was devastated.

Yeah I'm in the same position there.
Our 7 year old is also the last one who'll be waiting on Santa and it'll break my heart when that part of christmas is gone!

My 7 year old still holds my hand on walk down to school and it doesn't enter his head what anyone might think.
Sometimes, for a moment, I think maybe it's time he stopped holding my hand, but then I realise that it might never happen again 😞
And he's such a happy lad, I'm going to enjoy it for as long as it lasts.
#12
Quote from: onefineday on January 21, 2024, 08:40:52 AMI'm surprised these games are still on. Weather in Dublin is pretty awful at the minute, rain is coming in sideways and it's going to get worse with warnings around travel to issue both north and south shortly after game times. I'm not sure how this isn't postponed on public safety grounds for spectators apart from any considerations re the spectacle we'll have to endure.

Was thinking the same myself. If they were going to postpone they'd want to do it ASAP or they'd be pissing off an awful lot of people who'd already be on the road.
#13
General discussion / Re: The Official Golf Thread
January 14, 2024, 11:59:41 AM
Quote from: screenexile on January 14, 2024, 11:57:57 AMNot helping his choker narrative with this display!!

Has to be in his head at this stage
#14
General discussion / Re: The Official Golf Thread
January 14, 2024, 11:55:30 AM
Few great shots from McIlroy now, and he's one up with 1 to play.
#15
General discussion / Re: The Official Golf Thread
January 14, 2024, 11:44:40 AM
Quote from: Ghost on January 14, 2024, 11:24:35 AMJust happened to turn over to the golf there with McIlroy on the 14th green. Some stinker from him. 3 putted from about 2 feet.

Same - turned it on just as he was taking that putt. I'd have got that one myself.
Great birdie on following hole though