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GAA Discussion / Re: Joe Brolly
April 12, 2024, 10:39:06 PM
Quote from: Saffrongael on April 12, 2024, 08:58:15 PMHere -

Uh... Brian Mullins Dublin? Rory Gallagher, Fermanagh? And I believe Fr Sean  Hegarty from Armagh have  all managed  Derry in the past.

Brolly just can't hide his hatred for all  things Tyrone.
GAA Discussion / Re: Joe Brolly
April 12, 2024, 06:16:22 PM
Quote from: johnnycool on April 12, 2024, 04:03:32 PM
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Quote from: tiempo on April 12, 2024, 02:40:20 PMLatest podcast was a bit ott in terms of GAA exceptionalism, GAA has its share of fraud, spivs, spoofers, and wrong'uns - Joe's experience seems akin to Tom Cruise involvement in Scientology

And why so much hate for Micky Harte - referred to as 'that man' in the latest episode, a bit much

I used to find Brolly really interesting, he actually seems to be becoming slightly unhinged.

I can easily see him totally ostracised in the media world and an Ewan MacKenna type character in a few years
His podcasts are very good and popular albeit he is prone to tall tales. A far cry from Ewan McKenna.

Don't know an awful lot about McKenna or his background, but Brolly and him share a similar narcissistic trait, it's all about them and being the centre of attention even if that is offending people.

The Harte thing is Joe being Joe, saying something controversial so that he is "trending" on social media, there must be an adrenaline hit in it for people wired like Joe.

That's exactly  right.  As Oscar Wilde Said , "there's only one thing worse than being talked about , and that's not being talked about".

Brolly  has to be in the  limelight, regardless  of who suffers or who he insults.  He just needs to be centre of attention .  The Mickey Harte thing is just the latest  thing
Quote from: Orior on April 12, 2024, 02:19:45 PM
Quote from: AustinPowers on February 12, 2024, 09:17:03 PMThis has bugged  me for a while now , but saw it  again today  and I nearly blew a gasket.

Dates written  Month/Day/Year, like:

February 12th 2024

...instead of the correct way , Day/Month/Year , like:

12th February 2024

Apparently it's  only the Americans who write  it MDY , so why the feck am  I seeing it more and more  in Ireland?


I'm sure you know that American English is more authentic an closer to the original than the English used across the british isles?

Yeah , but surely  you mean  grammatically closer? The numbers/date thing  is a different issue

But that's another  statement that annoys me.  Should be British and Irish  isles, or just Britain & Ireland , or Ireland & Britain.
Dont know Neil Young's  stuff that well , but I don't mind Harvest Moon and  Heart of  gold , but I really have to be in the right  mood to listen to them.

Why do I  picture Homer Simpson when I see   Keep on Rockin in the free world mentioned ? Did he sing that once?
Quote from: Tony Baloney on April 10, 2024, 05:43:44 PMIs there a higher proportion of these cases amongst the famous. Sting's son/daughter acting in Ripley.

That was my  thinking.  Maybe they won't make it in sports, movies, music etc, but they have a famous name , so  try to get famous by some  other means?

How long until   she has her own series on Netflix?
General discussion / Re: Overused words
April 09, 2024, 07:50:15 PM
Quote from: Blowitupref on April 09, 2024, 07:12:47 PM
Quote from: Bord na Mona man on April 09, 2024, 06:24:40 PM
Quote from: SouthOfThe Bann on April 09, 2024, 04:40:10 PM'thats very Irish'

If its used once its too many
Or 'only in Ireland' for things that happen all over the world.

The "luck of the Irish" when something lucky happens. The luck of the Irish was used as an ironic expression of bad luck during the famine in Ireland

I believe that  was a derogatory term used  in the likes of the States , to tar the Irish as a lazy, and drunken race.  For example ,  any money they got,  they got through luck  , they certainly didn't get it  from hard work
Ready for another?

Suggestions welcome
General discussion / Re: Overused words
April 09, 2024, 06:38:05 PM
"Google it"
General discussion / Re: Overused words
April 09, 2024, 12:33:47 PM
General discussion / Re: Overused words
April 09, 2024, 11:36:24 AM
Climate change
I see Clones finally got some catch  nets behind the goals

Or were they there  last year? I don't recall seeing them  before
Quote from: clonian on April 08, 2024, 05:17:16 PM
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Quote from: thewobbler on April 04, 2024, 10:35:52 AMWhat a buffoon he is.

Left to their own devices we'd have blue on blue and red on maroon every week. Horrible to play in. Horrible to watch.

If it was up to me, every club and county in Ireland would have an all white away kit, and would wear it every time they play away.

Any club or county that plays predominantly in white would just have to wind their necks in an accept that this is for the greater good.

All white will go down well with the mammies doing the washing.

I got ridiculed on twitter last year for saying there was a colour clash in the Ulster final. Derry should of been wearing white too.
It was fine at the game I thought but remember watching highlights after and there was definitely a clash on tv.
I was thinking after it was it as bad on the screen with Down and Armagh?

County football has to be seen as a product to view and if you can't easily spot the difference between 2 teams that's bad. Soccer and rugby are now starting to make colourblind clashes change - like Ireland and Wales. I can understand some clubs not having a change kit but at county level it should be worked out well in advance.

Absolutely. Armagh Derry was a hard watch , colourwise

A different colour of shorts for one team   doesn't make it any easier. Both  need to change  shirts
GAA Discussion / Re: GAA crowds
April 08, 2024, 01:18:32 PM
Quote from: Tones on April 08, 2024, 12:30:21 PM
Quote from: AustinPowers on April 08, 2024, 12:26:42 PM
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Quote from: snoopdog on April 08, 2024, 11:56:58 AMThe early championship doesn't help either. Bobble hats at championship just isn't right. They're going up against PL run in. And pricing fans out of it. 20 euro for a seat and 15 for terrace would be enough. U16s need to be free. The crowds were abysmal yesterday. It's 1980s attendances.  It's as if they're doing it on purpose to get rid of the provincial. The gaa do nothing to promote the championship either. Its dying a death. We only have 3 games now . The 2  AI semis and the AI final.
It's exactly this. Slowly suffocate a product so when you want to kill it, it'll be easier done. And it'll be a shame rather than trying to make them work

And oddly it'll be bad overall for the GAA. If there's one thing they understand is money. And bad attendance hits them in the pocket. They might have to move things back into summer to try and get crowds back. They need to

I understand the need for  a split season , but  the whole thing is  being handled really poorly

The hiring of Croke Park to international acts over the summer?

That's the one!  ;D
General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
April 08, 2024, 12:29:26 PM
Quote from: johnnycool on April 08, 2024, 11:53:12 AM
Quote from: NAG1 on April 08, 2024, 10:01:10 AMShocking how bad they can be in one instance and then how dangerous they can look in the next moment.

That inconsistency in one spell within a game never mind across a few games is unreal.

Relying on players scoring worldies isn't a sustainable way to challenge for the title.

Why who is  challenging for the title?  It certainly isn't United