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GAA Discussion / Re: pairc ui chaoimh
« on: Today at 08:33:55 PM »
I've seen the Stade de Frank described as being a state of the art stadium a fair few places this week. Now I have no doubts that it's a massive improvement on the old Pairc (which was a bit of a kip) but I imagine state of the art is seriously pushing it.

Its very dated looking something from 30 years ago. If they actually continued the roof over the terracing it would help massively bit of a joke modern stadium with no roof in ireland

The amount of whinging people do about roofs in this country is ridiculous.
I'm going to games thirty odd years and I can count on one hand the number of soakings I've got.
Someone was giving out about the ladies toilets in Navan a week or so ago.
We're gone fierce soft as a nation.

You can tell you're not from Connacht.

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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: Today at 06:38:22 PM »
Is Lukaku going to be any better than Zlatan was last year? If anything it's likely he'll be doing well to match his contributions. I really don't see much to be getting excited about when all they've done is downgrade up front and added a center half that was signposted since January, defense was hardly the team's problem last year. Eric fúckin' Dier, a lad who isn't a first choice midfielder for Spurs is the answer in the middle? Ed Woodward and Jose must be smoking some strong ganja..

Your view is a bit simplistic Zlatan was brought in last year as a short term fix as neither Martial or Rashford were ready to lead the line (still aren't) and good and all as Zlatan was he was very static  and Utd as a result were regimented and easy to defend against. Lukaku mightn't perform as well as Zlatan but may allow 3 or 4 other United players to  flourish in ways they didn't last season. Dier and/or Matic aren't signings that set the heart racing but one of them, if that's who United are after, will release Pogba and Herrera up the field where they do better work. It's not always the 'sexy' signings that work out the best you know.

I know, but I'd rate Magic far higher than Dier even though he's older. I think Chelsea would be mad to sell an important chess piece to one of their biggest rivals to be honest. Spurs would love United to overpay for a second string player, though.

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http://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/mayo-the-big-spenders-this-graph-breaks-down-each-countys-costs-in-2016-35458592.html

Mayo spending quite a bit too, if this is anything to go by.

U21 All Ireland winners and hurling team won the Nicky Rackard

Senior team played in Croke Park x 5 times. That's 5 overnight stays x 2 nights x 40-50 people approx.

Don't forget the massive mileage costs western teams have just to assemble the panel a few times a week for training.

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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: Today at 03:17:52 PM »
Is Lukaku going to be any better than Zlatan was last year? If anything it's likely he'll be doing well to match his contributions. I really don't see much to be getting excited about when all they've done is downgrade up front and added a center half that was signposted since January, defense was hardly the team's problem last year. Eric fúckin' Dier, a lad who isn't a first choice midfielder for Spurs is the answer in the middle? Ed Woodward and Jose must be smoking some strong ganja..

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General discussion / Re: Documentaries
« on: Today at 03:14:01 PM »
I don't remember George Best ever playing for Ireland..

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Mickey Harte requests all the players to partake in saying the rosary before a game, the Tyrone Catholic Team?
Ronan McNamee
It (the rosary) can’t do you any harm. I can’t imagine it’s going to cause anybody any upset. Whether we do it with Tyrone or not, I go to Mass every Sunday anyway. There is no reason why everybody can’t go to Mass the odd time.”
How about a reason being that a person is not a catholic?
What if a player is not of the catholic church and does not partake in the catholic rituals?
That's a bizarre backwoods religious culture in Tyrone.

Be almost like a protestant going to a catholic wedding - unheard of.... what would they do?  ::)

They don't get the protestant to stand up and recite a few decades, unless they do some weird shít at weddings in Tyrone.

Even in McNamee's quote alone it was obvious he and probably plenty of the others are only doing it because they're asked and to humour Mickey, the buck who decides if they play or not on Sundays..

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GAA Discussion / Re: Galway v donegal
« on: Today at 12:25:08 PM »
I see we still have the narrative "Galway were awful" .......

Fast forward to the week leading up to your next game and the narrative will be Roscommon were brilliant.

Galway were awful.

Roscommon will be underdogs unless by some miracle Cork beat Mayo, so you really scored an own goal with that response.

The usual narrative is when a big favourite lose it's because they underperformed rather than them being prevented performing. It's lazy journalism, punditry and supporter commentary but no one should be taking it seriously in the first place.

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GAA Discussion / Re: pairc ui chaoimh
« on: Today at 12:21:47 PM »
€10 in last night, no concession for OAP or students
like, who does that?

Those things tend to happen when you're drowning in a mountain of debt.

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I could never understand the mental gymnastics Mickey Harte has to go through to have a clear conscience being a devout catholic and the manager of the team that have been the worst sledgers the sport has ever seen.

Makes taking his piousness seriously in any sense impossible for me, and probably a lot of other people.

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Thinking, as I do, that Gaelic football is a pure scutter of a sport, am I alone on this forum in not giving a bollix about Dublin?

You're on the wrong discussion board, ie, a troll.

+1

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GAA Discussion / Re: We need to talk about Stephen Cluxton
« on: July 19, 2017, 07:53:08 PM »
It's hilarious that Borgan hails Cluxton for being emotionless.

Was he emotionless when he had a meltdown against Kerry last year and chucked 2 goals away in a minute or two?

Was he emotionless when he had a meltdown in the closing stages of the drawn semi with Mayo in 2015?

Was he emotionless when he got himself sent off in a incident with Paddy McKeever in a Championship game with Armagh and Dublin exited?

Was he emotionless when he got himself sent off against Mayo for kicking out at Kevin McLoughlin in a league game.
It shows how good he is that you have to back to an incident which was nearly a decade ago!!!

In the 2nd half of the Kerry game Cluxton was brilliant and picked out Dublin players with ease. No one said he was perfect. Everyone makes mistakes occasionally. How many times was Tomas O'Se sent off for Kerry for example, but he can be considered one of the greats I feel sorry for you that your bitterness doesn't allow you to accept how good he is.

Everyone accepts Dublin is good, great even. The reason why they are is what troubles anyone with love for the sport.

This thread is about Stephen Cluxton as a player and his consistency over the last 15 years (not the Dublin team)

Show me a keeper who can be great without a good team around him and I'll show you a liar. Of all the positions on the field it is the one that needs the most co-operation from other lines.

Who Cluxton has played with and the system of money doping he has benefited from will forever be linked with his success. No amount of platitudes will ever change that simple fact.

My only hope is we will look back on the madness of the current era in ten or twenty years time with a sense of what-fùck-were-they-thinking and that the great imbalance will not be allowed to continue.

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GAA Discussion / Re: We need to talk about Stephen Cluxton
« on: July 19, 2017, 06:48:15 PM »
It's hilarious that Borgan hails Cluxton for being emotionless.

Was he emotionless when he had a meltdown against Kerry last year and chucked 2 goals away in a minute or two?

Was he emotionless when he had a meltdown in the closing stages of the drawn semi with Mayo in 2015?

Was he emotionless when he got himself sent off in a incident with Paddy McKeever in a Championship game with Armagh and Dublin exited?

Was he emotionless when he got himself sent off against Mayo for kicking out at Kevin McLoughlin in a league game.
It shows how good he is that you have to back to an incident which was nearly a decade ago!!!

In the 2nd half of the Kerry game Cluxton was brilliant and picked out Dublin players with ease. No one said he was perfect. Everyone makes mistakes occasionally. How many times was Tomas O'Se sent off for Kerry for example, but he can be considered one of the greats I feel sorry for you that your bitterness doesn't allow you to accept how good he is.

Everyone accepts Dublin is good, great even. The reason why they are is what troubles anyone with love for the sport.

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I'd be worried if we got 7 to 8 points down after 20mins. Likely panic would set in. Hopefully the slow start the last day was tactical but it's been a habit for a while now. One thing is we don't want to give them a sniff as they could gain in confidence and we could likely erode.

I'd imagine we will be dictating this one from the start though and should be able to dominate with our running game and AOS in FF this time.
when will mayo fans realize that this is a magnificent team with big characters and does not run and hide and fold at 1st sign if pressure .
I always feel there is a claque of fans out there just waiting for   signs of weakness to jump on the team and players like Aidan and Clillian in particular

What county isn't that way?

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GAA Discussion / Re: Galway v donegal
« on: July 19, 2017, 02:49:53 PM »
400 would be much closer.

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GAA Discussion / Re: We need to talk about Stephen Cluxton
« on: July 19, 2017, 01:38:27 PM »
Backed by the most expensively assembled group of players the GAA has ever seen..

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