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GAA Discussion / Re: Connacht Senior Championship 2018
« on: Today at 12:17:23 AM »
I see Kevin Mc is making big statements about playing in the Hyde and nowhere else...................unless it's Sligo they're up against, then they'll play in Castlebar.

It would be the Galway thing to do to get everyone down when they think they’re going to win.

 ::)
Seriously though, what's the issue with the Hyde, is it capacity?

It's capacity and turnstiles..... modern ticket resding turnstiles won't increase health and safety capacity but might increase revenues ....... county board should prioritise  the hyde over a vanity training pitch development in Oran and are being gobshites  to be fair. A very good co secretary, pro  and new treasurer but some awful poor reps involved in other key positions

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GAA Discussion / Re: Connacht Senior Championship 2018
« on: Today at 12:04:24 AM »
Read Croke  park not JP 're the turnstiles.

Hyde won't be full anyways with 23k.... 12 maybe from Ross and 7 or 8 from the herring chokers.


I take it you weren't born in  1980 or 1990 then 're Roscommon managers......

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GAA Discussion / Re: Connacht Senior Championship 2018
« on: May 24, 2018, 05:23:02 PM »
Padraic Kelly was dropped for league and came back in a few weeks ago, never should've been dropped in first place. He's not flashy but I think he will see plenty of action against Leitrim  and coukd be z dark horse for starting a connacht final if we escape Carrick on Saturday....

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GAA Discussion / Re: Money, Dublin and the GAA
« on: May 21, 2018, 06:50:39 PM »
Arguably centralised funding of every counties mileage, training, medical etc expenses is then only hope I feel to level and perceived imbalances.... that or Kerry group and AIG are sponsors of every county ...

Or both above.... small counties  like leitrim, longford, Roscommon,  Monaghan etc  cannot raise enough to compete  each year ....

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GAA Discussion / Re: Connacht Senior Championship 2018
« on: May 07, 2018, 10:30:05 PM »
We're all off to Carrick on the 26th of May.
I hear the game us at the daft time of 5 30 to accommodate some TV soccery sh1te!!!
What's wrong with having it on a Sunday??

By the way what did NY ever do to annoy our eejit?

Rossfan, Thank you.

The village idiot is alive and well.
To call people who had to emigrate to find work mercenaries just beggars belief, even for him.
I wonder what the Thousands of genuine Roscommon GAA folk who left Ireland over the past fifty years to settle in NY would think of that comment.

It must be fun living in a world where you can make up your own version of reality.

Some of the people on that team left jobs to go to New York for the summer.. village idiot would be right. Some of ye are too quick to talk about Connacht football without knowing your facts.

You might want to update what your image of what Ireland is from forty years ago because emigration, particularly to a place like NYC, no longer means the same thing it once did. These are not people desperate for a job going over, rather they’re mostly college-educated and fully capable of working at home. Going to New York is less an experience akin to a famine ship and more an adventure in that context.

Yet you called the new York team mercenaries.  Please explain

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GAA Discussion / Re: Connacht Senior Championship 2018
« on: May 06, 2018, 10:47:06 PM »
The mercenaries put in their rightful place.

Well done Leitrim. Very happy with that one. See ye in Pairc Sean..

Who are the mercenaries ....????

3 of our  county men who chose to emigrate like all others the N.Y. team

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General discussion / Re: The Horse racing thread
« on: April 27, 2018, 09:37:38 PM »
Nice ending for Katie Walsh. Great career.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4EuwkgDI50

A  top class jockey and lucky enough t to  be able to get out on her own terms

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General discussion / Re: The Horse racing thread
« on: April 27, 2018, 09:34:42 PM »
It's fair to say Germany was a seriously underappreciated national hunt sire when he was around.

Faugheen, Captain Cee Bee, Samcro, Conna Castle, Tiger Cry is a fine list of progeny for a sire who only covered a tiny book each year.

Stood for €3k in 2013 the year he died. I should have sent a few mares his way.  :-\

He was virtually infertile hence the low numbers, its incredible what hevhas sired from generally moderate naremares

I'd a few moderate ones I could have sent his way. Unfortunately I sent them to even more moderate stallions!

Can relate to that............. back in my sheep farming days I can still hear my father preaching the ram is  half the flock

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General discussion / Re: The Horse racing thread
« on: April 27, 2018, 07:52:55 PM »
It's fair to say Germany was a seriously underappreciated national hunt sire when he was around.

Faugheen, Captain Cee Bee, Samcro, Conna Castle, Tiger Cry is a fine list of progeny for a sire who only covered a tiny book each year.

Stood for €3k in 2013 the year he died. I should have sent a few mares his way.  :-\

He was virtually infertile hence the low numbers, its incredible what hevhas sired from generally moderate naremares

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General discussion / Re: The Horse racing thread
« on: April 27, 2018, 10:03:57 AM »
Great to see faugheen back in the winners enclosure, footpad won with ease, 2 great horses.

really is and he absolutley hacked in. i suppose up until he won ther ballymore / sun alliance hurdle he was viewed as an out and out stayer.

looks like he is going to be an 11 year old novice chaser next year. a wonderful freak of a horse

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General discussion / Re: The Horse racing thread
« on: April 26, 2018, 02:36:03 PM »
today Willie has 30 runners and Gordon has 15 runners........... 45 out of a total of 127 runners over 1/3

in any other business and this is a business as much as a sport that would be monopolies commission territory............. It has never before been so lobsided in the history of the sport even when Tom Dreaper and Vincent O'Brien were at their peaks. Tom Dreaper i would venture never had more than 30 horses in his yard total but less able to run that amount in a single day.

but there is nothing wrong, the holly drinkers will show up today and this week and everyone smiles til galway

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Mayo lost a challenge to Donegal. 2-21 to 2-18.

Any team anywhere for that Farr?

Haven't heard. Harrison rumoured to have taken part though.
Gavin Duffy played full forward

Only in the 2md half he had to move from midfield as could catch Aidan O'Sheas kickouts. Keegan put in a serious 70 min shift and was good to see Dermot Flanagan back to give more options in attack

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GAA Discussion / Re: The Sunday Game
« on: April 26, 2018, 02:25:59 PM »
When did "they" televise smaller Counties?
When were there 32 teams competing for Liam McCarthy?
That was in reference to football. Best keep trying on that comprehension, I know its hard for you thickos from Roscommon but maybe some day ye won't continually make a fool of yourselves on here.

when did 32 counties compete for sam then as opposed to taking part ???

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General discussion / Re: The Horse racing thread
« on: April 25, 2018, 11:34:16 PM »
No Chip on my shoulder  at all.....  Ricci is a really good card as his his racing  brains Joe Chambers , I know JP since cheltenham 1978 and to his credit he is keeping a lot of small stables afloat,  gentleman to the tips of his goes but owning 10% of the nh horses  in the country isnt healthy no matter how altruistic he is. Eddie o'leary is a stereotypical clongowes lad spending family money and Clive Smith is history

But  winning champion chases and gold cups in  the golden years for Nicholls doesn't equate to the lobsided nature of runners in  the Irish grand national....look at the stayers hurdle in punchestown 5 mullins runners

Have a look at the trainers championship prize money table
 The top 2 have won more than the next 18 combined.....

A good friend trained the winner of the mares bumper in aintree, the owner is his stable lad , he turned down a fortune for her from all the main Irish dominates and thankfully his balls / stupidity was rewarded. To me it was a much more enjoyable spectacle and much more important to the long term  future of irish nh racing than Ryanair winning a grand national and standing a drink to the plane load for free advertising .

Ps the breeder of samcro is a multimillionaire already Douglas Taylor who didn't need to sell but everything has a price......

I despair that anyone thinks the industry is healthy . It is for max 4 weeks a year but try standing any other week in the ring and you are at a wake....


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GAA Discussion / Re: Leinster Senior Football Championship 2018
« on: April 25, 2018, 08:18:36 PM »
Never mind Dublin.
There are still 4 Qtr Final places through the Qualifiers.

+1 i think Dinny needs to get his hole rather than worrying about dublin all the time. Kildare should be qualifying for last 8 with all their resources. Poaching players from other counties over the last 30 years and trying to buy Declan Browne at it as well. They lads 4 lads who gave up professional sports to play with their county. Did the players get compensated for that?

Ah yes Dublin GAA, where no player ever leaves to play professionally, I wonder why?

Cause and effect! If Dublin were placed in Ulster, would Ulster get stronger or weaker? Personally I believe standards would rise short-term but soon the futility of it all would kick in and Ulster would return to where it came from...

Dinny

so no Dublin player ever left to try professional sport.........

is that what you are trying to preach..........another ewan mckenna financial doping load of dung.

put it out there if you think you can back it up

Financial doping in GAA is a reality, dung is denying that.

So how many ex-Dublin players in the AFL, you would think loads considering the production line? How many even trial? Kilkenny went out for two weeks and returned "home sick". The naivety of some posters still amazes. Next you'll be saying Dublin clubs don't look after country lads with accommodation and jobs  ::)

Yeah Kilkenny came home after 4 months not 2 weeks... came home to do teacher training,in pats !!!!!! Real financial doping.   Name the minor of the blast 6 years from Dublin who was fit for AFL?.

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