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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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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: Today at 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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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: Today at 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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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.

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General discussion / Re: American Sports Thread
« on: Today at 02:10:47 AM »
Gordon Hayward suffered a horrific ankle break in the season opener tonight. That's the Celtics' season sunk in less than a quarter of basketball.

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If the Republic doesn't qualify at least we will be spared Facebook entries of gobshites serenading babies or helping some **** of a Russian fix a puncture

You're a sad man if that really bothers you.

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General discussion / Re: Ophelia
« on: Today at 12:43:12 AM »
"What are you in for?"

"I went swimming on a rotten aul day."

I guess the lives of emergency service personnel doesn't matter a jot to you if you're making quips.

There should be a punishment for willfully ignoring a red alert and potentially putting others in danger. At minimum a fine with the proceeds going to the services tasked with dealing with the eejits when it all goes wrong.

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« on: October 17, 2017, 07:25:10 PM »
It’s hard to compare Denmark to the likes of Belgium/Italy/Spain/France (did we lose that one?), much closer to us on the rung than any of those sides.

I’d be looking at each team’s strengths and weaknesses rather than an arbitrary grouping of a country with their regional neighbours. That’s a bit like worrying about Wicklow being near Dublin in football.

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GAA Discussion / Re: County Manager Merry go round
« on: October 17, 2017, 06:45:56 PM »
Any body hear Rochford's intentions yet? Or was he giving himself until the 31st of October to decide? I assume he will stay on anyway.

If he isn't staying on he's going to leave Mayo high and dry for 2018 at this stage.

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Episode 1 is out now.

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General discussion / Re: Ophelia
« on: October 17, 2017, 04:27:10 PM »
The whole question of insensitivity is exemplified by this story on an Ann Frank costume:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-41651066

Was it insensitive or not?

Can I still wear a Nazi uniform ato a fancy dress party?

You've manged to find a connection where there is none here.

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