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GAA Discussion / Re: International rules
« on: Today at 02:34:19 AM »
Amusing seeing Big Dick calling out the Dublin players for snubbing the Aussie Rules team and the players kicking up a fuss.

Whatever why you cut it, the entire Dublin contingent opting out was a snub so they’d be better served to stop telling people piss is rain and expecting them to believe it. No one likes them to begin with but they’re really giving no one any reason not to dislike them with craic like this.

Going off to Australia to play professionals without any players from our best and only professional side was obviously a bad start to say the least.

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GAA Discussion / Re: International rules
« on: November 18, 2017, 03:51:40 PM »
Bring back Paul Earley, more like. Big Joe talked a big game but that was the extent of it.

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GAA Discussion / Re: New Jerseys?
« on: November 18, 2017, 02:18:58 PM »
Good design on the new Tyrone jersey. It’d be nice if O’Neills changed up the fabric they use to make their jersies but that’s probably far too much to ask.

The fabric for players or replicas ??

They are not going to change materials any time soon, stonking margins in the basic gear they're churning out

Yeah they must be making crazy money in replicas so they’ll not be changing it any time soon.

The players jerseys and the replicas are made of the same material I thought? Only difference being the pouch for the GPS.

The players' jerseys are also a tighter fit. You can get them from O'Neills online store. The supporters' jerseys are baggy as fúck. In most sports the player versions are made of some sort of space age mesh. Adidas and Nike tops are just nicer to wear. Never tried an Kukri or Masita jersey so I don't know what they're like.

Ironically having all the design elements and sponsors screen printed means the jerseys can take a wash more easily, but they definitely don't feel as premium as what you see in other sports.

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General discussion / Re: The Late Late show
« on: November 18, 2017, 01:36:31 AM »
Christy moore.....legend.

No matter how many times u see Christy , always brings a smile to your face.
Fair play to tubridy, unusually for RTE he allowed Christy to promote the fact that he takes pride in backing the underdog , a respected voice for controversial but conscientious causes.
Interesting how he uses creativity and talent to lighten the environment, while turning the screw on injustice , the Late late peaked tonight!
+1.
First time I looked at it in years because the Moorefield maestro was on it.
Christy magnificent .

I hear he’s a fair arse on stage though.

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GAA Discussion / Re: TG4 - Club Championships Coverage
« on: November 17, 2017, 07:46:09 PM »
What's being shown this weekend?

Stick fighting.

Those lads in TG4 think the Stick Fighting is better entertainment than the bogball. Ballygunners run has been highly competitive in all games.

Last I checked I wasn’t watching the Ballygunner Supporters’ Channel. Ignoring the national game so regularly for a minority game is incredibly daft.

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GAA Discussion / Re: New Jerseys?
« on: November 17, 2017, 04:35:17 PM »
Good design on the new Tyrone jersey. It’d be nice if O’Neills changed up the fabric they use to make their jersies but that’s probably far too much to ask.

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General discussion / Re: TV Show recommendations
« on: November 17, 2017, 04:31:45 PM »
John Litgoe was brilliant in Dexter.  On the topic of TV Recommendations, Dexter Season 4 is one of the best season's iv'e watched of any show.

That was definitely the high point of Dexter. I really enjoyed the show but it struggled making characters that weren’t Dexter interesting, I always wanted them to get back to the A plot and whatever Dexter was up to. The rest of them felt almost like they were acting in a generic procedural.

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« on: November 17, 2017, 02:41:13 PM »

We should be abusing the parentage rule more, not less. Ffs, take Arter, McCarthy, Christie out and we'd be removing most of the half young, half decent players in the fúcking squad. Jon Walters when fit was still a damn sight better than No Goals Murphy or Long.

People only remember results, not accents.

McCarthy, Christie  and decent in the same sentence??  Walters wasn't bad in fairness.
But if we abuse the parentage rule (even) more, we might end up with a completely bastardised international team, highly unrepresentative of our nation. Maybe bite the bullet now while we have time and space to do so, develop what young home-grown talent we have and see where it takes us. Iceland, though no oil painting on the eye, did this with less resources and made progress.

McCarthy at his best is our best midfielder. The current Irish system totally bypasses midfield play of any kind and operates with midfield playing as if it were a second defense.

Nothing bastardised about giving yourself the best shot to win. People seem to forget how many of the heroes of old were exactly what you’re decrying. You identify lads who genuinely want to play at international level and see if they’re good enough, nothing else even comes into the equation unless you’re on some sort of jingoistic jaunt.

There is a world of difference between Walters and Arter in terms of their affinity with Ireland - just saying.

You’re still being paid to kick a football. This is professional, not parish level stuff.

Arter has more talent than most of our players, but the system underutilises his strengths massively. He’s also been very upfront about worrying about fitting in with the Irish team, and given the tragedy he suffered two years ago it’s very hard not to root for the lad.

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« on: November 17, 2017, 01:00:54 PM »

We should be abusing the parentage rule more, not less. Ffs, take Arter, McCarthy, Christie out and we'd be removing most of the half young, half decent players in the fúcking squad. Jon Walters when fit was still a damn sight better than No Goals Murphy or Long.

People only remember results, not accents.

McCarthy, Christie  and decent in the same sentence??  Walters wasn't bad in fairness.
But if we abuse the parentage rule (even) more, we might end up with a completely bastardised international team, highly unrepresentative of our nation. Maybe bite the bullet now while we have time and space to do so, develop what young home-grown talent we have and see where it takes us. Iceland, though no oil painting on the eye, did this with less resources and made progress.

McCarthy at his best is our best midfielder. The current Irish system totally bypasses midfield play of any kind and operates with midfield playing as if it were a second defense.

Nothing bastardised about giving yourself the best shot to win. People seem to forget how many of the heroes of old were exactly what you’re decrying. You identify lads who genuinely want to play at international level and see if they’re good enough, nothing else even comes into the equation unless you’re on some sort of jingoistic jaunt.

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The Ballymote lads were banned from the niteclub in Ballagh back in the day for being too.. rowdy shall we say. Might explain why they're not producing many IC stars.

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« on: November 17, 2017, 12:42:27 PM »
MoN will stay as qualifying for the now ridiculously bloated euros should be easy enough. Dont forget Dublin will be hosting some of the games so I think its something he would want to be involved in.
Its difficult for the fans because in fairness to him he has got some big results against Germany, Italy, Bosnia something we hadnt done for 14 yrs previously, we have at times played some good football esp at the euros but unfortunately we have also played a lot of dung. On one hand we did well to get to the playoffs but on the other hand we completely blew a very good chance to top the group. O'Neil probably should stay simply because there isnt many alternatives. Defo need to blood new players and search deeper into that granny bank.

I think the granny bank is part of the chronic problem. As long as we're getting English 'cast-offs' and 'not good enoughs' we'll always be playing catch-up to them and others. Not saying every player we got this way is like that or anything, but the best players who could qualify for either country tend to stick to the stronger one, e.g., Wayne Rooney, Harry Kane. We really need to make our home league stronger, keep our better players for longer, and maybe think of sending them to other leagues in Europe rather than just the tried-and-trusted cross-channel ones. Not at all easy I know.

It depends on the player of course most would declare for England first but as long as they seem up for it right from the start unlike some who seem to dither over the call up. At least Mark Noble was consistent and just refused any approach. The problem with the granny rule is there are not many English lads playing in the premiership hence why even half decent championship players are starting to think they are close to a call up.
Alos a number of these so called wonder kids who look like the next big thing end up being a bit shite just seem to disappear into the reserves of lowly teams - Bamford , Crowley, Grealish etc

We should be abusing the parentage rule more, not less. Ffs, take Arter, McCarthy, Christie out and we'd be removing most of the half young, half decent players in the fúcking squad. Jon Walters when fit was still a damn sight better than No Goals Murphy or Long.

People only remember results, not accents.

Randoplh (young for a keeper), Duffy, Coleman, Christie, Arter, McCarthy, Hendricks, McClean and Brady are the core players for the next one or two cycles for us. Plenty of holes for anyone to fill, be they born in Ireland or not.

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GAA Discussion / Re: TG4 - Club Championships Coverage
« on: November 17, 2017, 03:40:53 AM »
What's being shown this weekend?

Stick fighting.

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General discussion / Re: American Sports Thread
« on: November 16, 2017, 10:15:40 PM »
Is a 12-28 record what passes for turning it around in Chicago? Fox, like Jeff Fisher before him, is one of the coaches I’m continually amazed stays employed.

Sure just google the info about Chicago's last five seasons and the changes that happened and you will soon be an expert on Da Bears under Fox just like you are now an Auburn alum!!

Eh? I’ve actually attended Auburn games.

He shoots and he misses..

You will have to forgive me if I find that hard to believe!

You don't work in I.T. systems management or computer coding by any chance?

Cuz I felt like making you look like an ass..

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General discussion / Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« on: November 16, 2017, 08:14:10 PM »
They expected 450,000+ visitors.
if each viisitor spends an average of 2k what a boost to the economy it would have been.
Ireland is a very small country easy to get around

Have you tried to get from Letterkenny to Tralee?
bus to Dublin train to Tralee
And 10 hours after you set off you'd reach your destination. What's that - average of 50km/hr?
was there going to be games in Tralee and letterkenny featuring the same teams ? If not what's ur point.

Exactly the final list of grounds would have been Aviva, Croke, PuC, Thomond, Ravenhill, Casement, Pearse and Kllarney so all in cities except Killarney but it is the tourist centre of Ireland so all could have coped just fine. The infrastructure is a red herring. Ravenhill was rebuilt for 20million so a similar amount thrown at Pearse and Killarney would have got them up to spec. The only problem i see on the list is the lack of any progress being made on Casement. Looking forward to the games against Wales and Scotland next year. joe wont need much of a team talk lol

Kilarney being the tourist center of Ireland is news to me and probably the rest of the country too.

Spend the money on sports grants and better roads if you want to do real good.

Have you ever been to Killarney? It would host a WC rugby match and hardly notice the extra few thousand people in the town. There are more hotels in the Killarney area than in any other centre in Ireland, bar Dublin and Galway.

Dublin is the tourist center of Ireland, hell its the center of put-any-word-here given how much it dominates every aspect of life in Ireland.

I have been to Killarney, but have only stayed in Tralee because it’s a little more relaxed than Killarney. I still don’t think our transportation infrastructure and accommodation could cope with 20-30k foreigners descending on regional towns. It’d be like multiple Feadh Ceoils without the music to distract from the sweaty, overcrowded futility of all.

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« on: November 16, 2017, 06:10:43 PM »
I dread the idea of O'Neill walking away.  Who would be in the running to replace him and get more out of this group of players?

In fairness spirit has never been an issue for any Irish team so to even try to credit it to this management is fracking daft as fûck.

MON’s very poor tactically, his subs at HT prove that much at least. No one is going to lose much sleep if he walks.

Listen to yourself Ffs!

Getting this team to be winning after 30 minutes of a second leg play off, after drawing away from home, to the World Cup finals with the shittest of teams, and you are giving off about his tactical gamble at halftime, which was to try and win the game after his defenders gifted two goals!!

Thicker than I gave you credit for

There’s nothing he’s done that Trapp wouldn’t have. If anything we played better football under Trapp and that’s saying something. We’ve been making playoffs and losing since the stars have been in the sky, that in itself is nothing new.

Results have been fine but the rush to defend and uplift him here (mainly because he’s a nordie, if a lot of people taking that position were honest with themselves and the rest of us) is daft. If you don’t think we could find just as good if not better management for the price tag you’re not being up front.

MON has done little to introduce younger players, bar enforced changes like Christie for Coleman and Duffy for O’Shea, the later because it was getting ridiculous that he was still starting for Ireland and he was costing us big time in the Euros last year. At least a third of MON’s squad are footballing pensioners at this stage.

A new manager who’s willing to take the hit and build a team around younger lads might actually be a huge bonus for us in the long term.

You won’t find many people upset were MON to go but it’s such a cushy part-time gig I doubt he will.

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