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General discussion / Re: Death Notices
October 03, 2023, 12:12:48 AM
Quote from: Hoof Hearted on October 02, 2023, 04:28:55 PMFranny Lee

Had him mixed up with Sammy Lee in my head
GAA Discussion / Re: AFL Invasion
September 26, 2023, 08:28:37 AM
Quote from: imtommygunn on September 25, 2023, 10:35:52 AMThe womens seasons don't overlap either so they can do both.

They changed the AFLW season - clubs start pre-season training at the end of May.
The season starts the week the AFL has their pre-finals bye, first weekend of September with the grand final on 3 December this year, so some players may become available in early November if they don't make finals.
General discussion / Re: Missing Posters
September 18, 2023, 07:33:44 AM
Quote from: trueblue1234 on September 17, 2023, 11:44:56 AM
Quote from: seafoid on September 17, 2023, 11:35:28 AM
Quote from: APM on September 17, 2023, 10:16:55 AM
There were some great posters.

AZ Offaly
Muppet as well
Some morphed into other posters. Bummer had a new handle. Hardyarse got shortened.

Always wondered about AZ. Was a really good, prominent poster who just seemed to drop off.  I  often wondered was it self imposed or did something happen them.

AZ still looking down on us, afaik
General discussion / Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
August 14, 2023, 12:19:13 AM
I think the biggest shock from the Farrell red card was learning that it's his first red card for England
Don't understand the sneering here, but not surprised at the same time.

Was at the game last night. Ireland battled hard and ran their legs off but they were playing against a better team. Canada were way more composed on the ball, also they were a much bigger team.
Canada 7th in the world and reigning Olympic Champions, Australia 10th in the World and hosting the WC. For context Ireland are 22nd.

McCabe was already mentioned on here, but I thought O'Sullivan was even better. The two of them were everywhere, and a class above.
Ireland got a lucky goal early and played for territory as much as possible. It was clear the plan was to get the ball into the channels. They gave away a sloppy goal after 6 minutes of injury time and Canada worked a good goal 10 minutes after ht.
Ireland tired at times, as they had to spend much longer without the ball, and they lacked the composure of Canada when they did have the ball, so more running required.
Straight after the final whistle, McCabe made a bee line towards the ref to discuss something. Body language didn't seem aggressive. The ref was pointing to her watch, appeared to be suggesting that she stopped the clock for delays (a few cramps etc towards the end) but as McCabe walked away the ref seemed to reconsider and showed a yellow card.

The crowd was 90% Irish ex-pats, who hollered, cheered and sang to lift the players, but ultimately left the stadium dejected. The players came over to the stand to applaud the crowd afterwards, which was reciprocated.
Didn't hear any singing or chanting as we left the stadium. Team were dejected as were the fans.

Don't believe we have the players for a more expansive gameplan, and when we chased in the second half we got opened up more often and more easily, though Ireland were tiring, and Louise Quinn was sent up front for the last 10 or so
Quote from: weareros on July 25, 2023, 01:21:34 PM
Quote from: BuzzCagney on July 25, 2023, 08:52:09 AM
Clifford  could put up a big Tally Sunday as dubs fullback line is very loose. Wouldn't be surprised to see him score 2-6.

And yet Cluxton has not conceded a goal yet this championship (though EOD should have scored an open goal for Mayo).

Will be there next week to cheer them on against Canada. Hoping for a Giants stadium-esque 1-0

Unlucky with the penalty, listening to the Aussie commentary you would think it was stone wall.
Similar incidents happen every time the ball goes in the box, if the player goes down they can all be given.

Pity one of the chances at the end couldn't just have fallen nicely. Them's the breaks
Quote from: rrhf on July 04, 2023, 05:53:17 PM
When was the last 2 in a row ulster champion who didn't make an all Ireland final? Tyrone 94 95 got to the final and lost. Did Armagh or Donegal win 2 in a row and failed to push on as well in more recent times?

Donegal 2019, Tyrone 2017, Tyrone 2010, Armagh 04-06, Armagh 99-00
Have I misunderstood the question? There's more examples of this in recent years than actually reaching the final - Donegal 11/12 Tyrone 95/96
Also, not sure if it counts, but Tenet by Ludwig Goransson
Quote from: gallsman on June 28, 2023, 06:54:24 AM
Last of the Mohicans.

great shout. Can't remember much of the specifics, but the score is so moving in that movie.
Dances with wolves another one

Have a record with London Philharmonic Orchestra playing Star wars. I think it's this one
General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
June 28, 2023, 06:50:58 AM
Quote from: thewobbler on June 21, 2023, 02:56:09 PM
Quote from: Jell 0 Biafra on June 21, 2023, 02:19:44 PM
Quote from: thewobbler on June 21, 2023, 02:10:21 PM

So why would Kane move? At this stage of his career, CL football is only a lure if there's a strong chance of success. If all United can offer him is a chase for the top-4 trophy, he may as well stay at Spurs.

I'd be be pretty dubious that Spurs will be serious challengers for a top 4 spot this coming season.  They've fallen a long way back.

No doubt. But for 3/4s of a downtrodden season they were still tracking top 4, and this season they've no European distractions. We'll find out soon enough whether it was Conte's anti-football that got them into that position, or was sucking the life out of them.

I think you'll find it was Pochettino that was the outlier, not Conte.
Depending on how far back you want to go, Spurs have been top 4 twice in the last 5 years, 5/10, 7/15, 7/20. Poch's 5 seasons produced 4 of these 7 top 4 finishes, with only Conte and Harryx2 getting there
Quote from: Rudi on June 27, 2023, 09:43:24 PM
Quote from: J70 on June 27, 2023, 09:21:50 PM
Quote from: Rudi on June 27, 2023, 01:52:28 PM

Nasty love triangle.

Missing around Sliabh Liag??

Did someone get thrown off?

Looks like murdered first, then the body possibly thrown off. The woman spilled the beans after hospital treatment, following a car accident on the way back from SL. Mad stuff altogether.
Loads of Killybegs tourists from large cruises, deprived of visiting SL as its cordoned off.

sufferin Jaysus - someone is possibly dead and you're worried about the tourists?!
Quote from: seafoid on June 26, 2023, 04:49:32 AM
Quote from: Rossfan on June 25, 2023, 10:18:20 PM
And then there are "handpasses" which dont comply with the striking rule but are never pulled up!
There was an article in the Irish Times about TMOs in the GAA. It's all about cameras. You need to see issues from as many angles as possible.
RTÉ have 6 cameras I think in CP  .
The URC final had 17. The Champions League had 32.
These are moneybags sports.
You are never going to have 32 cameras in Páirc Shéain Mhic Diarmada in lovely Leitrim or Clones or anywhere else. So the handpasses are let slide.

It doesn't matter how many cameras you have, you're not going to use them to check hand passes FFS.
Aussie rules fans have the same complaint about non-striking hand passes. If the referee (or umpire) can't see an infringement, he shouldn't guess. You aren't going to be able to see from both sides at the same time.
I don't understand the confusion on the Roscommon player fouling the ball. You are not allowed to throw the ball in football

4.1 To overcarry or overhold the ball.
4.2 (a) To throw the ball.
(b) To handpass the ball without:
(i) It being Fisted
(ii) It being struck with an open hand with a
definite underhand striking action.

I've seen people on Twitter saying you throw the ball downwards to hop it. You don't. If you were allowed to throw it up for a bounce, what would stop you throwing it over a players head and running past him, like a quick lineout in rugby.