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Episode 3 is out. I wouldn't recommend this episode to Galway posters :-X

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Ahhh Redhand you're far too nice for this forum.
You have to be moaning and running down things at all costs.
Seŕnie  you're right about ye're bucks heading to Ruislip and the Laythrums going to NY.
The London CB might lose out on bar takings this year as their Bank Holiday weekend will be gone unless of course it's on 6th May.

I doubt that will effect things much. People willing to travel to London already will just take the Monday off if they don't want to come home that evening, or will just get lathered Saturday night.

People criticising the timing of the Aussie Rules really are comical.

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General discussion / Re: Lions Tour
« on: Today at 04:34:00 PM »
Unbeaten as Lions coach, he was a cert for South Africa gig - I'd have that down as quit.

But he was appointed for the Australia tour. That gig was over then he got the New Zealand tour. As of now there is no management team in place for the South Africa. He has simply ruled himself out of the running for that job.

It was a running of one person.

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I do think that if there was a Nuremberg type-trial on the Modern Ills of Gaelic Football then in the dock would certainly be Mickey Harte and Jim McGuinness.

However, before we hang and draw them, may I remind ye some of the football played in the 70s and 80s from my memory was God awful.

Catch, fumble, pick off the ground, root it as far as you can, hit your opponent a belt.....

The difference is fitness and perepation is on an entirely different level at IC now. If these teams wanted to play football it would be far better as a spectacle than the 70s.

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General discussion / Re: Boxing Thread
« on: Today at 02:02:47 PM »
Depends what Haye is back for? If it's money....probably not.

Haye's been out of the game a long time but in fairness he fought as far as he could with that injury the last time out - just find it surprising the bookies have him down as favorite

I’m sorry, but anyone who thinks barring another freak injury that Haye doesn’t pummel Bellew can’t have watched the first one very closely. Bellew hits with the power of a child at this level.

The bookies’ choice is neither surprising nor incorrect.

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Speak for yerselves.

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Some utter nonsense there. It's Mayo's own fault they couldn't finish their championship in a more professional manner, and to suggest the other four counties in Connacht should put the provincial championships on hold is so cross-eyed in its thinking I'm a little staggered it was published in the Times by what I can only assume is a professional journalist. With the ultimate goal of being able to run off both the provincial and All-Ireland club championships in the same calendar year, the suggestion the provincial championship be pushed back because one county has shat the bed is retrograde thinking in the extreme. The only solution is Mayo re-organising their championship so more rounds are played in the lull after the league, or rounds are played in the middle of the championship. The solution offered is, simply put, not a tenable one. He even seriously suggests a provincial club match be decided via a free kick competition..!

This makes the worst excesses of Martin Breheny pale, to be honest.

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General discussion / Re: Orange Order Museum in Belfast and Loughgall
« on: October 18, 2017, 11:26:43 PM »
Does anyone know if there is an native Irish equivalent (equal and opposite) to the Orange Order museum?

http://www.orangeheritage.co.uk/museum-schomberg-house/

Point of order: Why should one person's culture have an "opposite" somewhere else? What's the opposite of Chinese culture? What's the opposite of Egyptian culture?

The north of Ireland is in a parallel universe from common sense.

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Is ladies AFL any different to the mens?

It will be interesting to see how she adapts at 34 years old its a tough task but the Aussies are obviously happy to go with her.

With the sport so nascent and the season so short (seven league games, one more if you make the final) I doubt age matters too much. Cora’s sheer power and ability to score from distance would be a huge asset in a sport like Aussie rules if she adapts to the oval ball well.

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« on: October 18, 2017, 08:34:34 PM »
Only realised today denmark beat poland 4 nil. Didn't like the sound of that result :o

They lost to Montenegro at home as well.

They're only a few places above us in the rankings - 19 vs, 26. A few results swinging the other way would have had us be the seeded them in this match-up. There's no reason to fear them.

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General discussion / Re: Lions Tour
« on: October 18, 2017, 07:22:43 PM »
Warren Gatland has not "quit" as coach of the British Lions.

The British Lions appoint a coach in advance of each tour, and once all official duties in relation to that tour have concluded, they are no longer the coach of the British Lions.

Warren Gatland has not been the coach of the British Lions since all official duties in relation to the 2017 tour concluded in July.

There has been no coach of the British Lions since then, and there will not be until the announcement of the coach for the 2021 tour of South Africa is made, most likely in 2020.

Weird tact to take. He quit.

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« on: October 18, 2017, 07:21:38 PM »
Denmark no where near the ability of the belgiums
The original reference was to the strength of the Belgian team in that 1997 WC play off.

These play offs are naturally stiffer than the Euro 2016 play offs which were contested by 3rd place teams, Our opponents B&H were the top seeds then.
 I think we did well to get Denmark, they'll be favourites but not by much and naturally O'Neill will be out to reduce the technical ability deficit. O'Neill's record against the odds in the crunch games, is very good, however this current team is about the weakest play-off team since 1997.

Weakest or not they’ve made three of the last four playoffs and have made two tournaments in the last five years. Better than almost any single period in Irish history bar Big Jack’s team. Denmark aren’t a world away from Bosnia, if we’re being honest.

As individuals we’re nothing special but our defensive organisation and spirit have been first class. Generally those things count for a lot at international level.
I think tournament numbers in recent years have been expanded to.insane levels , Syf . Eg 1988 Euros had 8 teams while most recent had 24 iirc.

Until last year Euros hadn't expanded in quite some time. We qualified under the 16 team system for 2012 in case you forgot, and this WC is still the usual 32 so you've picked a wrong time to bring up that chestnut.

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Interesting that she’s still not ready to call it off at IC either. Carnacon beat Kilbride in Connacht at the weekend and she’ll be around until their championship is over too.

It speaks to how highly she’s rated that at 34 she’s drafted in a sport she’s never played.

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To be officially announced next weekend or during the coming week.
Enda had to talk to his new Employers (AIB) to see if they'd let him off.
They will so he's going.
I presume Joe K is going through lads these days to see who can or can't go.

It would have been a poor show if the lads sponsoring the football championships and producing documentaries on the sport wouldn’t let their own employee play for their country.

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General discussion / Re: Lions Tour
« on: October 18, 2017, 03:06:02 PM »
Garland has quit. Not too impressed with Sean O'Brien either.

Was surprised O'Brien had the balls to dare to criticise the lad who has had it in for Irish players for the last 17 years or so. Went up in my estimation. I don't think many in Ireland will be sad to see the back of Gatland.

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