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GAA Discussion / Re: County Manager Merry go round
« on: October 23, 2017, 11:35:52 PM »
Anyone would be better than Carew who was kept on too long leaving a lot of damage behind.  Cathal Corey,Tony Scullion,Conleth Gilligan all on Sligos management should that mean extra focus to improve them defensively?

All it means is they didnít charge too high a rate to do the job.

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General discussion / Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« on: October 23, 2017, 11:31:21 PM »
I'm with hardy. Harder and harder to give a f**k as pro sports sell out time and again. Drugs, transfer fees, journeymen internationals. All of it erodes the passion and respect you have for the sport be it rugby, soccer, athletics or boxing. They're entertainment now not sport. You'll decide to sit down and watch game of thrones or else watch Ireland play the all-blacks. Many of the governing bodies are happy for it to go down the route of entertainment as opposed to sport as are increasing numbers of sportsmen. More money for them you see.

I have to laugh at people who tell you that something like the lions or international soccer friendlies aren't real sport. Sport as it once existed no longer persists in the modern world except at gaa club level where for the moment it remains intact.
Great post trileacman and I would agree with nearly all of it but I think the inter-county game is still powerful at times. To see the joy it brought to Galway people this year and the devastation to Mayo people as an example. Pro sport rarely brings that level of emotion anymore.

I'd been enjoying getting into the nfl the last few years but when"franchises" start changing cities it kills it for me.

The vast salaries are just disgusting too with the misery of poverty all around us and I think the more sportstars are paid the less victory and defeat really mean to them. Again look at the devastation of the Mayo players in September compared with Conor McGregor plugging his new whisky in his post fight interview.

I was a whole lot more invested in the Irish team in Wales going for the Grand Slam and trying to survive in the World Cup two weeks ago than I was Galway or Mayo winning or losing. Rugby players by and large arenít getting Ďvast salariesí either. If you have ten years experience in my industry youíd outstrip all but the elite of the elite rugby players in salary and you can do that for 40 instead of 5-10 years without fŻcking your body up in the process. And itís far from the only field where thatís the case.

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General discussion / Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« on: October 23, 2017, 11:08:22 PM »
Zebo heads to France........

https://www.independent.ie/sport/rugby/simon-zebo-to-join-ronan-ogara-and-donnacha-ryan-at-racing-92-next-season-36253982.html

Should he be treated like Sexton and still play for Ireland?

Will Schmidt enforce his current selection policy, i.e. drop Donnacha Ryan but keep Sexton while in France or will we see a similar rule to WRFU to stop international players moving from the provinces?

I think weíve other options now that losing Zebo shouldnít be a problem. I donít think heíll get the same treatment as Sexton.

Still better than the other options.

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GAA Discussion / Re: County Manager Merry go round
« on: October 23, 2017, 10:58:38 PM »
And all that whining about Carew..

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GAA Discussion / Re: 2018 GAA Season Ticket
« on: October 23, 2017, 10:27:53 PM »
Unless you're full sure you're making the AI final the rigidity these season tickets aren't worth it. I brought a bunch of my friends who'd never went to Croke Park to the drawn AIQF this year and if I had a season ticket I'd have been stuck in a different section to them all.

I think preferential ticketing should be bundled into fundraising memberships like Club Rossie or the like - I know a whole lot of Club Rossie members who would have loved to attend the U17 AI final this year but the tickets the county did get were just sold on a first come first serve basis and not even offered to the people who actually bankroll the whole endeavour.

But of course that'd involve joined up thinking and the GAA doesn't do that..

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General discussion / Re: The official Everton FC Supporters thread
« on: October 23, 2017, 08:36:18 PM »
Glad that bellend is gone.

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I think urgency and workrate are the nice way in Mayo of saying lads like Reape and Irwin are too slow for senior IC.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Provincial Championship Draws 2018 tonight
« on: October 23, 2017, 01:58:43 PM »
There is no A and B nonsense this year.
Only way to address the imbalances between the numbers in the Provinces is to have no link between the Provincials and the AI.
You'd have to play the Provincials as stand alone so and then start from scratch with an AI.
That will happen many years from now when you have Senior, Inter and Junior AIs.
Meanwhile you'd have to bring in some system where any win in a Provincial let's you jump a round of Qualifiers.
seed the All Ireland draw, seeding based on National League and Provincial champ performances. then No 1 team play No 32 etc.

That way all league games impact actual AI championship draw.

That would also stop the cry about not enough championship games.

Making sure the big boys have an even easier ride is not a solution anyone but Zulu wants.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Slaughtneil
« on: October 22, 2017, 10:25:30 PM »
Ulster Hurling and Camogie champions again. Would be some achievement if they could retain the football title too. I wouldn't bet against it though.

This run Slaughtneil are on really is incredible. They've been on the road now for a long time without much of a break, and a good few of them dual players to boot. Collectively they've some fire in the bellies.

Unless theyíre all IC players itís hard to make out they havenít had a break.

Why bother making a comment like that.  He was just pointing up that they are high achievers.  Derry clubs dont win hurling titles.  They did back to back and a big proportion of that team excel at football as well.

I have huge respect for what Slaughtneil have done. I don't know who wouldn't. But it's wrong to say they've had no break, realistically only McKaigue and the like have went without much of a break and even then Derry didn't exactly have that long of a summer. Their achievements stand high enough to be worthy of praise without adding unrealistic relish to it.

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Great to see Toreen not only overcome the Prentys but hammer them in the Mayo SHC final. 2-10 to 0-06.

Toreen are one of the best anomalies in the GAA.
I think your knowledge of Ballyhaunis hurling needs an update. Whatever they have done was done without any aid from John Prenty who would be seen as anti-hurling in Ballyhaunis. Perhaps that knowledge will make you change allegiance. ;D
 Incidentally Ciaran Charlton who won a hurling title with Tooreen yesterday performed well for Kiltimagh in the Inter Football Final today.

Not in the least. With Pearses winning their first Roscommon title in nearly 30 years it will be a very novel Connacht pairing next time out for both Tooreen and PP.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Slaughtneil
« on: October 22, 2017, 07:20:50 PM »
Ulster Hurling and Camogie champions again. Would be some achievement if they could retain the football title too. I wouldn't bet against it though.

This run Slaughtneil are on really is incredible. They've been on the road now for a long time without much of a break, and a good few of them dual players to boot. Collectively they've some fire in the bellies.

Unless theyíre all IC players itís hard to make out they havenít had a break.

You're due a break

You got corrected and this is your response. Nice.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Slaughtneil
« on: October 22, 2017, 07:09:46 PM »
Ulster Hurling and Camogie champions again. Would be some achievement if they could retain the football title too. I wouldn't bet against it though.

This run Slaughtneil are on really is incredible. They've been on the road now for a long time without much of a break, and a good few of them dual players to boot. Collectively they've some fire in the bellies.

Unless theyíre all IC players itís hard to make out they havenít had a break.

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General discussion / Re: JFK Papers to be releaased.
« on: October 22, 2017, 07:00:49 PM »
Donít reslly care what the transient political reasons for it are. One of the few things heís done I can get behind.

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Brigid's, Castlebar, Corofin and Tourlestrane in Connacht again, how novel  ::)

Brigids had their fill today despite the two late goals giving the scoreline gloss. Well run clubs win titles, itís up to the chasing pack to put work in to develop players. Brigids won a cracking minor final today too and thatís the engine that will keep them knocking around the top in Roscommon and Connacht.

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General discussion / Re: JFK Papers to be releaased.
« on: October 22, 2017, 01:14:20 PM »
Apparently the remaining papers relate to Oswald in Mexico and Cuba and are being held back because they reveal CIA and FBI activities in the early sixties.  It may well be that the papers are released but redacted.  Experts believe that the remaining papers do nothing to reveal who assassinated JFK.

If theyíve never been seen how can there be experts on what they contain?

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