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General discussion / Re: A United Ireland. Opening up the discussion.
« on: November 24, 2022, 01:26:55 PM »
Preparing for it because the direction of travel is going one way

https://open.spotify.com/episode/1gl7F74SrICVww1Bs5zuAG?si=GQPUU7c5TA-HDsCc23WT2A

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GAA Discussion / Re: Assaults at GAA games
« on: November 14, 2022, 08:31:37 PM »
I hear the soccerball "supporters" were at it in Dublin today!
The difference is

A. The cops and stewards stepped in.

B. There will be serious repercussions
Seems some of them were even fighting among themselves....

https://m.independent.ie/sport/soccer/league-of-ireland/fans-facing-bans-as-trouble-erupts-in-the-stands-and-outside-aviva-stadium-at-fai-cup-final-42141448.html

Headlines yesterday. Leinster Council awaiting referees report.

Headline today. Fans already banned.

Nobody is arguing that loons go to sport. The isduw is one sport deals with it. One doesn’t.
So your taking ‘some fans may face bans’ as ‘fans already banned’
Yep, the guards and stewards took the time to get the name of all the scum that were thrown out of the aviva, and the scum were polite enough to comply with names and addresses. 😝

But they were at least thrown out...

There was also trouble outside the stadium beforehand too

Public Order Unit were on standby,which you would never see at any GAA game

The argument the soccer heads are making, and it has validity, is both the GAA and soccer have a problem. It may manifest slightly differently but the problems exist.

Soccer takes it far more seriously in terms of reaction to and attempting to stop their problems. The GAA don't. The soccer lads problem is that the media and politicians jump all over their incidents and demand action, wheras the GAA just carry on. The GAA factuon that dismissed violence as handbags and part of the culture simply doesn't exist in soccer.

Admittedly what happened in Parnell Park has done that, but it was the most extreme crowd trouble in a while in any code due to the hurl being used and the complete lack of any response from stewards and guards.

Second year in a row that the FAI Cup finals has had scenes like these near the Aviva?
If they are taking it seriously, what action did the FAI take this year to try and stop a repeat?

https://twitter.com/dubslife1/status/1591792542974107648

I'm not sure what the FAI can do here....

The Derry fans were in a pub with some Gardai hanging about, as per. Another group of Guards escorted a march of the Shels pups past them. Some wires definitely seem to have gotten crossed

So it’s the fault of the Gardai ?

How about the LOI fans behave like fans of every other sport in this country without playing pretend hooligans


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GAA Discussion / Re: Assaults at GAA games
« on: November 14, 2022, 03:42:45 PM »
I hear the soccerball "supporters" were at it in Dublin today!
The difference is

A. The cops and stewards stepped in.

B. There will be serious repercussions
Seems some of them were even fighting among themselves....

https://m.independent.ie/sport/soccer/league-of-ireland/fans-facing-bans-as-trouble-erupts-in-the-stands-and-outside-aviva-stadium-at-fai-cup-final-42141448.html

Headlines yesterday. Leinster Council awaiting referees report.

Headline today. Fans already banned.

Nobody is arguing that loons go to sport. The isduw is one sport deals with it. One doesn’t.
So your taking ‘some fans may face bans’ as ‘fans already banned’
Yep, the guards and stewards took the time to get the name of all the scum that were thrown out of the aviva, and the scum were polite enough to comply with names and addresses. 😝

But they were at least thrown out...

There was also trouble outside the stadium beforehand too

Public Order Unit were on standby,which you would never see at any GAA game

The argument the soccer heads are making, and it has validity, is both the GAA and soccer have a problem. It may manifest slightly differently but the problems exist.

Soccer takes it far more seriously in terms of reaction to and attempting to stop their problems. The GAA don't. The soccer lads problem is that the media and politicians jump all over their incidents and demand action, wheras the GAA just carry on. The GAA factuon that dismissed violence as handbags and part of the culture simply doesn't exist in soccer.

Admittedly what happened in Parnell Park has done that, but it was the most extreme crowd trouble in a while in any code due to the hurl being used and the complete lack of any response from stewards and guards.

This is the second year in a row in the vicinity of Irishtown House that there’s been fans fighting each other and the public order unit having to get involved.

I could only imagine the outcry if this similar happened at an intercounty game


What is it with soccer that they seem to think a culture like this is acceptable?,Why do Irish fans want to ape their British Counterparts in this regards?

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GAA Discussion / Re: Assaults at GAA games
« on: November 14, 2022, 10:20:58 AM »
I hear the soccerball "supporters" were at it in Dublin today!
The difference is

A. The cops and stewards stepped in.

B. There will be serious repercussions
Seems some of them were even fighting among themselves....

https://m.independent.ie/sport/soccer/league-of-ireland/fans-facing-bans-as-trouble-erupts-in-the-stands-and-outside-aviva-stadium-at-fai-cup-final-42141448.html

Headlines yesterday. Leinster Council awaiting referees report.

Headline today. Fans already banned.

Nobody is arguing that loons go to sport. The isduw is one sport deals with it. One doesn’t.
So your taking ‘some fans may face bans’ as ‘fans already banned’
Yep, the guards and stewards took the time to get the name of all the scum that were thrown out of the aviva, and the scum were polite enough to comply with names and addresses. 😝

But they were at least thrown out...

There was also trouble outside the stadium beforehand too

Public Order Unit were on standby,which you would never see at any GAA game


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Hurling Discussion / Re: Club hurling championships 2022
« on: November 09, 2022, 11:21:59 PM »
The Gunners looked very slick against a beefy Kilruane winning by double figures and emptying the bench.

NaPairsigh up next will be a very different test. Get over that and it's hard to see them stopped in Munster.
There is no dominant club in Tipp. Tipp clubs tend to struggle  in this competition.

6 winners in 6 years of the tipp club championship,kilruane won it for the first time in 37 years last Sunday week and weren’t going to prove any opposition to ballygunner who have played in Munster the last 9 years

NaP and Ballygunner is the Munster final and possibly a decider for an all ireland place

An absolute cracker in store

Ballyhale as per usual are going to win Leinster with clough Ballacolla the relative dark horses again

It will be interesting to see what comes out of galway

Thbmases or the coming power based on juvenile results,Clarinbridge

S’neil should the progress won’t be pushed around either and have been very unlucky not to win one, but they will have tougher games (I hope before that)

When push comes to shove Slaughtneil don’t have the hurling at this level to win it

You need one if not 2 marque top level intercounty forwards to get over the line

Brendan Rogers outshone everyone last year

He certainly did and the Ballygunnar lads were glad enough to hear the final whistle last year whereas they've blown teams from more traditional counties in Munster out of the water, emptying the bench in the process.


I can't see the Ports having the physicality to live with SN on Sunday, they've plenty of speed in their forwards but won't have the space to operate in that they like, SN will suffocate them defensively and the Ports don't have a defender to handle Rodgers, they'll try Tom Murray, but he's not up to it.
I suppose Ballycran caught SN cold in Corrigan a few years back, can see wee Mickey making that same mistake again.

Ballygunner led from start to finish in that semi last year,this idea that they were glad to hear the final whistle is moral victory territory.

The reality is that Slaughtneil don’t have the marque forward or a forward line to match the likes of Ballyhale,NaPiarsaigh or a Ballygunner

Never mind the fact that these 3 teams wouldn’t know a football if it hit them,which is another weakness with Slaughtneil

You can’t prosper at this level putting time into or  playing football

Someone should tell Ballyea, Cuala and St Finbarrs that. They've all got a good smattering of intercounty footballers in their hurling ranks.

Neither the barrs in the last 40 odd years or Ballyea have won an all ireland or are likely to win one either in the foreseeable future

I referenced 3 teams who all have won all irelands

That’s the level I’m talking about

Hurling clubs as in full time hurling clubs with at least one outstanding forward at a minimum and a fairly handy supporting cast of forwards win hurling club all irelands

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Hurling Discussion / Re: Club hurling championships 2022
« on: November 08, 2022, 11:42:16 AM »
The Gunners looked very slick against a beefy Kilruane winning by double figures and emptying the bench.

NaPairsigh up next will be a very different test. Get over that and it's hard to see them stopped in Munster.
There is no dominant club in Tipp. Tipp clubs tend to struggle  in this competition.

6 winners in 6 years of the tipp club championship,kilruane won it for the first time in 37 years last Sunday week and weren’t going to prove any opposition to ballygunner who have played in Munster the last 9 years

NaP and Ballygunner is the Munster final and possibly a decider for an all ireland place

An absolute cracker in store

Ballyhale as per usual are going to win Leinster with clough Ballacolla the relative dark horses again

It will be interesting to see what comes out of galway

Thbmases or the coming power based on juvenile results,Clarinbridge

S’neil should the progress won’t be pushed around either and have been very unlucky not to win one, but they will have tougher games (I hope before that)

When push comes to shove Slaughtneil don’t have the hurling at this level to win it

You need one if not 2 marque top level intercounty forwards to get over the line

Brendan Rogers outshone everyone last year

He certainly did and the Ballygunnar lads were glad enough to hear the final whistle last year whereas they've blown teams from more traditional counties in Munster out of the water, emptying the bench in the process.


I can't see the Ports having the physicality to live with SN on Sunday, they've plenty of speed in their forwards but won't have the space to operate in that they like, SN will suffocate them defensively and the Ports don't have a defender to handle Rodgers, they'll try Tom Murray, but he's not up to it.
I suppose Ballycran caught SN cold in Corrigan a few years back, can see wee Mickey making that same mistake again.

Ballygunner led from start to finish in that semi last year,this idea that they were glad to hear the final whistle is moral victory territory.

The reality is that Slaughtneil don’t have the marque forward or a forward line to match the likes of Ballyhale,NaPiarsaigh or a Ballygunner

Never mind the fact that these 3 teams wouldn’t know a football if it hit them,which is another weakness with Slaughtneil

You can’t prosper at this level putting time into or  playing football

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Hurling Discussion / Re: Club hurling championships 2022
« on: November 08, 2022, 08:49:22 AM »
Thomas's only won 1 all Ireland about a decade ago.
Sleacht could win an all Ireland in the future if the stars align eg a new Munster champion and Ballyhale beaten in Kilkenny. The mighty Loughgiel beat Coolderry in their second all Ireland win. Tiny margins. Imagine the glory on the way back to Derry..

Loughgiel won because they had Liam Watson who was as good as any forward in Ireland at the time scoring 3-7 in an all ireland club final

Do Slaughthneil have anyone comparable to him ?

No they don’t

As for wanting the stars to align,that’s in my if my aunt had balls territory

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Hurling Discussion / Re: Club hurling championships 2022
« on: November 07, 2022, 08:11:58 PM »
The Gunners looked very slick against a beefy Kilruane winning by double figures and emptying the bench.

NaPairsigh up next will be a very different test. Get over that and it's hard to see them stopped in Munster.
There is no dominant club in Tipp. Tipp clubs tend to struggle  in this competition.

6 winners in 6 years of the tipp club championship,kilruane won it for the first time in 37 years last Sunday week and weren’t going to prove any opposition to ballygunner who have played in Munster the last 9 years

NaP and Ballygunner is the Munster final and possibly a decider for an all ireland place

An absolute cracker in store

Ballyhale as per usual are going to win Leinster with clough Ballacolla the relative dark horses again

It will be interesting to see what comes out of galway

Thbmases or the coming power based on juvenile results,Clarinbridge

S’neil should the progress won’t be pushed around either and have been very unlucky not to win one, but they will have tougher games (I hope before that)

When push comes to shove Slaughtneil don’t have the hurling at this level to win it

You need one if not 2 marque top level intercounty forwards to get over the line


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Hurling Discussion / Re: Club hurling championships 2022
« on: November 07, 2022, 08:02:18 PM »
The Gunners looked very slick against a beefy Kilruane winning by double figures and emptying the bench.

NaPairsigh up next will be a very different test. Get over that and it's hard to see them stopped in Munster.
There is no dominant club in Tipp. Tipp clubs tend to struggle  in this competition.

6 winners in 6 years of the tipp club championship,kilruane won it for the first time in 37 years last Sunday week and weren’t going to prove any opposition to ballygunner who have played in Munster the last 9 years

NaP and Ballygunner is the Munster final and possibly a decider for an all ireland place

An absolute cracker in store

Ballyhale as per usual are going to win Leinster with clough Ballacolla the relative dark horses again

It will be interesting to see what comes out of galway

Thbmases or the coming power based on juvenile results,Clarinbridge

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Laois / Re: The Future for Laois Football
« on: October 27, 2022, 04:01:30 PM »
Portlaoise won the U15 A final by 3 points yesterday. Final score 2-05 to 0-08.

Portlaoise probably deserved the win however they got a fortutitous second goal to give them a 6 point lead at half time having played with the wind.

Na Fianna Og outscored them in the second half but having got within a point of Portlaoise couldn't get an equaliser. It always looked like they'd need a goal and their efforts in the second half to get so close took their tole and they ran out of gas.

Some decent players on view on both sides.

Portlaoise continuing on with their u13A win from 2 years ago

The key difference was the power of the portlaoise lads with most of their squad all up to the age at u15 whereas na Fianna had a fair few u14s in their team

It makes a big difference in this grade

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Laois / Re: Club football managers 2022
« on: October 24, 2022, 11:55:47 PM »
Bigger one on the way in the most unlikely place. 

Could you give us some insight ?
Jim Gavin to Spink I'm hearing.

Jimmy winning match’s with Annanough?

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Laois / Re: The future of laois hurling
« on: October 21, 2022, 11:18:23 AM »
Any word on whats happening with the minors and u20s for 2023?
I know some county minor teams are already back training and running trials. After last year its hugely important that we are at least competitive in the coming years. No word on whether Qualter and McGrath are staying on or not. Many months have rolled by since they were out of the championship. Personally i would love to see them stay on. Nothing was expected of that team at the outset of the year and it turned out to be one of the best years for our minor hurlers for a long long time. I think the management had a big part to play in developing those players and improving them.
No word on u20s either. They should have a strong enough panel with 7 or 8 starters available from this years team and add in the strong minors from this year too.

Trials currently ongoing for u14 football and hurling
Trials ongoing for 15’s hurling at the minute with the football trials at this level due to take place within the next month

Minor Football and u20 Football up and running

Somebody better informed might be able to fill in the remaining pieces of the jigsaw

All other serious hurling counties are well up and running with their minor program for 2023

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GAA Discussion / Re: Assaults at GAA games
« on: October 19, 2022, 10:39:46 AM »
The reality is that the GAA is essentially legalized faction fighting

There are rivalries and disagreements between clubs going back generations

Most people don’t even remember what started a lot of these feuds

Do you really believe that? Seriously?

Yes

I believe that to be true  (to an extent)

What kind of rage would trigger a grown man to assault a 9 year old kid? It’s completely irrational.
Only speculating and it’s all only alleged. The only reason I can think of is if the kid hit his child. Not that that would excuse an assault on a 9 year old.

As you say it's all alleged but what i've heard ALLEGEDLY is that a kid was cutting up rough with the hurl and the parent of the kid on the receiving end of it wrongly came out onto the field to remonstrate with him. After that, as we know, it's pure speculation.

The club in particular have had an ongoing issues with discipline for the past 30 odd years

I wasn’t one bit surprised when I heard what club the alleged perpetrator was from

Chat anyone from Tipp and they will reel off a list of indiscretions relating to them

A friend of mine is from a club in their division and there’s been 4 serious breaches of discipline at juvenile alone this year

One involving the new Tipperary manager,allegedly

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Laois / Re: The future of laois hurling
« on: October 12, 2022, 07:38:14 PM »
It's probably not very difficult but I prefer not to have accounts and passwords and usernames if I can avoid it at all.

Of course I will still go to the matches that hold a special interest for me but I won't bother the ones that hold a casual interest. It seems I'm not the only one.

So your not on social media,message boards,don’t use a credit card,don’t have a bank account etc?

Fair play to you if you can live off the grid and don’t give your data details to the likes of Zuckerberg

Your an example to us all

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Laois / Re: The future of laois hurling
« on: October 12, 2022, 04:55:08 PM »
Of course if a card could be taken at the gate, then that would be perfect. Like Burdizzo, I prefer to make a last minute decision to attend a game depending on what else is going on. I don't think people should be expected to plan to the extent that they are asked to do at the moment.

How hard is it to buy a ticket though

Once you set up an account which is less than 5 mins

It takes less than a minute to buy a ticket each time

I’m presuming it takes you longer to get there than that unless your living in the likes of Parkside

But they should be giving the option of paying by credit card,a lot of counties seem to be doing that


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