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General discussion / Re: Online dating advice
« on: June 29, 2022, 06:13:33 PM »
Someone I know matched with a girl on tinder recently who we all knew was too perfect. Not going to say any names incase she actually is real but she claimed to be from the south Derry area. Her story was that she was a dentist and that her friends had her on tinder "to get bucked". She had arranged to meet him one night in a forest park then went cold.

A few of us done some research and found nobody with her name on the dentist register. Reverse Google image of her photos showed nothing either.
So the moral of the story is don't get too excited if you match with a worldie.  ;D

General discussion / Re: Online dating advice
« on: June 29, 2022, 01:45:33 PM »
Gloria Hunniford?

GAA Discussion / Re: Armagh v Galway AIQF
« on: June 29, 2022, 10:28:56 AM »
Letís get back to the game
Galwayís first goal a definite throw ball
And the second free kick against Mackin a clear pull down from comet
Some mistakes through out game which seem to be lost in the furore
Some game though
Think hall should have gone for goal

It's a scenario where most go for a point, but a goal was certainly on. Why did Armagh choose to give up the kick out after the point? There was a stoppage and Armagh flooded back when they could have pressed and forced a contest for possession (hard not to think of the "game management" by Dublin against Mayo years ago when Clarke ended up hitting out over the line.) I thought that was a time to show courage. When McDaid scored Galway followed up with a press and actually won the resultant kick out.

Itís one of those ones where itís easy to be wise in hindsight. Hall could have went for goal which probably would have won the match but I think given the circumstances he probably took the right option. At that stage after 100+ minutes, minds and bodies are exhausted so the default mode is to protect what you have. Maybe in hindsight they could have pressed up but there is no guarantee that Galway wouldnít have equalised had we done so either. It was a big score from McDaid given the circumstances. After he scored I felt that was the time to get an actual shot stopper on the pitch and take Hughes on for Rafferty for penalties. Easy to be wise in hindsight but itís clear from watching Rafferty in matches that he is not a trained shot stopper.

I don't think bringing Hughes on would have made any difference.  All of Galway's penalties were confidently struck and I actually thought Rafferty made a fair attempt at most of them.  Hughes wasn't gonna be saving any of them I don't think.

We'll never know.

Penalties are a lottery.
Had Armagh done much penalty practice?
I think McGeeney said they had been. Soupy would have played soccer at a fairly decent level in Lurgan too and youíd have backed him all day to hit that.

Bigger nets in soccer though. If he hit a penalty like that for Lurgan it would have been top bins  ;)

I hope Derry win the whole thing... I think.


Just got sent this. Get me out of the country.

GAA Discussion / Re: Best way to decide drawn games
« on: June 28, 2022, 04:21:51 PM »
Some of the rhetoric after the penalty shootout is ridiculous e.g.
- Penalties are completely alien to Gaelic footballers
- Penalties are borrowed from soccer

Do people not realise there are penalties already in Gaelic football when the ref blows for a foul within the large parallelogram?

There were penalties in Gaelic Football before there were penalties in soccer.
Also, the idea of penalties in soccer came from Ireland.

People associate penalties with soccer, and soccer with Englishness. It's anglophobia.

GAA Discussion / Re: County Stand Down
« on: June 27, 2022, 09:15:09 PM »
do the us government give them some sort of working visa

No. Its a sticky situation that is becoming more and more difficult as immigration seem to have copped on what's going on.
This year I've heard of ones being told not to pack boots and to clear any mention of  playing football in their WhatsApp.

There are alot from Tyrone away. One club in particular has lost 4 to the states.

GAA Discussion / Re: Armagh v Galway AIQF
« on: June 27, 2022, 09:19:23 AM »
There is absolutely nothing wrong with penalties. Anyone who expects players and fans to go to croke park 3 weekends in a row in the middle of a cost of living crisis forgets all the whinging there used to be about how expensive it was for families beforehand.
I feel like some people just do not want anything that comes from soccer in the GAA. Its anglophobia and belongs in the past.

Think itís a toss up at this stage. A lot will depend on Galway injuries and any suspensions that might come their way!
And will depend if Galway management has the street smarts to drop Gleeson in goal. Rory Gallagher will be doing some amount of spitting on his hands if he starts.
...and if he doesn't
Won't stop him spitting on his hands

He'd need to be careful with that craic. Covid is on the rise. Wouldn't want an outbreak ahead of the semi.

GAA Discussion / Re: Armagh v Galway AIQF
« on: June 26, 2022, 08:21:30 PM »
And to think an Armagh man invented the penalty kick...

GAA Discussion / Re: Armagh v Galway AIQF
« on: June 26, 2022, 05:04:10 PM »
Armagh always seem to let themselves down.

Is it an Armagh thing or a McGeeney thing?

GAA Discussion / Re: Armagh v Galway AIQF
« on: June 26, 2022, 04:40:16 PM »
GAA HQ should hang  their heads In shame  by allowing that penalty nonsense to decide a game.

We all should have had a  replay to forward to  next weekend.

Then you'd be calling them the greedy grab all association and gurning about the cost of another day out for fans. Just no pleasing some people.

GAA Discussion / Re: Armagh v Galway AIQF
« on: June 26, 2022, 04:31:42 PM »
Absolute scenes.

GAA Discussion / Re: Derry v Clare AI QF
« on: June 25, 2022, 05:16:21 PM »
I'm leaving the country for the month of July.

GAA Discussion / Re: Derry v Clare AI QF
« on: June 25, 2022, 04:41:48 PM »
the empty seats are not a good look for a QF
Clare and Cork have no fans just hurling counties, and the Dubs are still in pub.

Too big of a gap for double headers now. There's a massive Derry crowd in there but spread out all over

Plenty of Derry wans in the pub earlier going by the photos!

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