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General discussion / Re: The Palestine thread
« on: August 07, 2022, 11:40:18 AM »

the murder of 6 children makes the 4th paragraph.
Sadly Palestinian children don't count in the American led world :'(

Indeed and I suppose those Palestinians should seek only peaceful means to defend themselves and their homes. Hold up a few white flags or write some strongly worded letters to the Israeli media.

Cavan / Re: Official Cavan GAA Thread
« on: August 02, 2022, 10:07:48 AM »
Some scoring in the league final. Poor Gearoid scores 3-14 and still loses, unbelievable.

I see that McVeety played for the lough, anyone know is he sticking around now or away again?

General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on
« on: July 27, 2022, 04:33:02 PM »
Rovers 1 up but 3-1 down on aggregate vs Ludogorets
2 up and 3-2 down on aggregate

Just shows what an atrocious goal that last goal they conceded away was, unforgivable stuff.

GAA Discussion / Re: The Sunday Game
« on: July 26, 2022, 08:23:07 AM »
Great chance for the Sunday Game to get some real pundits on now with Spillane gone, Brolly gone and surely O Rourke gone now too. Surely someone in RTE has the brains to get some people in that actually understand the modern game? Or maybe they'll just stick with picking people like Sean Cavanagh and Cora Staunton - god help us.

GAA Discussion / Re: County Manager Merry go round
« on: July 26, 2022, 08:19:45 AM »

 O Rourke has being successful any other level he is managed. The only international rules manager to win home and away. Managed school to 3 All Ireland schools titles in 5 years. And managed his club to their first and second club senior title.

How successful was he when managing Meath minors and U21s in the past?

He managed U21 for one year in 2011. Meath played Westmeath and John Heslin was unmarkable and played brilliantly and led Westmeath to victory. Trevor Giles was assistant. He was Meath U21 manager for just 1 year. I not sure about minors might have managed team for 1 year in 2000s. I cannot remeber.

O Rourke as manager starts of slow but over period of time he is successful. He started slowly with international rules team, lost first game. Than went on to be only Irish manager successful home and away. He lost senior county final with Simontown in 2003 or 2004. Came back for 2nd stint and led them to their first and second ever county club senior title. He managed St Pats again started slowly. Pats had never won even leinster title. He won leinster than won 3 all Ireland schools title in 5 years  he is Meath most successful underage manager ever.

O Rourke is a winner. They said he would never play again after injury at 19, he players inter County til he was 36. They said he would never win Sam as played in early or mid 80s, he won two by end of decade. He won Footballer of the year in his 30s, one of few who lost All Ireland and won footballer of the year. They said he would never win county title after losing 4 finals with Skyrne. He ended winning 2 titles in his 30s. They said he would never win All Ireland school with St Pats he won 3. They said he would never manage his club to county title after lose in 2004. Ten years later he managed his club to 2 titled. O Rourke carrer is about proving doubters wrong. He keeps at it and keeps at it. They said he would never manage Meath here is managing at 65. They now say he wouldn't be successful. We will have to wait and see.
But O Rourke is a winner and he is incredibly driven individual who with the force of his personality over 3 years he will be pushing Meath further. He might atart slowly but over 3 years he could really make impact. Many will want him to fail after Subday Game. But don't rule out O Rourke. First year or so could be up and down but over 3 or 4 years don't be surprised he makes real impact. On sporting field manager or player everything he has done he has been successful. I wouldn't back against O Rourke. Behind his Sunday game persona is very very driven individual. On football field The Times Sports journalist Denis Walah said O Rourke was the most competitive sportsperson he ever saw on sports field soccer gaa rugby. O Rourke had the skills of top class footballer of the year forward but determination of Roy keane. One of the All time great forwards. The only thing left on his Cv is to manage Meath seniors successfully. Time will tell if he will suceed.

At 65 it's hardly a long term appointment. Considering where Meath seniors currently are what would be regarded as a success in the next two years?
Clearly there is succession plan. Meath minor All Ireland winning manager Cathal O Bric  will take U19 management panel in 2023 and will manage U20 Meath team in 2024. With John Mccarrhy 2020 Leinster minor manager managing U20s this year and next year. It looks like O Bric minor All Ireland winning manager wil take those player at U20 and than all going well will take over as senior manager in 3 r 4 years time. Kevin Reilly ex player who led Trim to Intermediate All Ireland final last year is another potential manager in 3 or 4 years time. Barry Callaghan who is O Rourke selector has also managed Meath minors U20s and U21 in the past is also potential future manager. O Rourke is not long term manager.. 3 to 4 years maybe 5 maybe 3. We will see. There is group of young Meath managers Cathal O Bric, Kevin Reilly, Barry Callaghan and Brian Farrell who (managed Rataoth to senior club title) who are not ready but in 3 t 4 y3srs time who cud take over from Colm. If O Bric is successful with minors at U20 he will take over from Colm O Rourke. There will be succession plan when O Rourke takes over. That's what it looks will happen.

3 to 5 is pretty long term these days, I would guess half the teams in the country have managers in place less than 5 years.

GAA Discussion / Re: County Manager Merry go round
« on: July 25, 2022, 09:27:37 PM »
Meath put a Dinosaur in charge
Good stuff

I was watching on sky where there was proper analysis but I'm curious as to what Pats emotional story was?

General discussion / Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« on: July 20, 2022, 01:35:21 PM »
Never got the Lions overreaction too anytime they win. How is it a big deal for a combination side to beat a team that most of the individual countries beat and where a few, if not all of these countries, may be ranked higher than the lions opposition.

I can understand the reaction to the Irish victory

Except for the twats calling it the 'greatest ever achievement in Irish sport'

They've lost the run of themselves a bit

The Lions however!

A hyper-marketed load of shite

A rugby version of the All-Stars tour

It started as a piss-up for the lads - until someone realised they could squeeze a few quid out of it because gullible fools could be talked into believing it was a great competition

That's the greatest post off all time Franko.

General discussion / Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« on: July 17, 2022, 09:54:19 PM »
So one persons view on it.. thanks  ;D

We're you expecting an article joint written by 10 people?

General discussion / Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« on: July 16, 2022, 10:40:21 PM »
John Aldridge
Harry Arter
Phil Babb
Leon Best
Keith Branagan
Gary Breen
Shay Brennan
Alex Bruce
Paul Butler
John Byrne
Lee Carsley
Tony Cascarino
Jeff Chandler
Cyrus Christie
Ciaran Clark
James Collins
David Connolly
Simon Cox
Josh Cullen
Ronan Curtis
Liam Daish
Rory Delap
John Dempsey
Terry Donovan
Rob Elliot
Mickey Evans
Curtis Fleming
Caleb Folan
Kevin Foley
Tony Galvin
Jon Goodman
Tony Grealish
Paul Green
CJ Hamilton
Austin Hayes
Ron Healey
Scott Hogan
Matt Holland
Chris Hughton
Will Keane
Mick Kearns
Alan Kelly, Jr.
David Kelly
Mark Kelly
Mick Kennedy
Paddy Kenny
Richard Keogh
Alan Kernaghan
Dean Kiely
Kevin Kilbane
Liam Lawrence
Mark Lawrenson
Jon Macken
Sean Maguire
Terry Mancini
Jason McAteer
Mick McCarthy
Jim McDonagh
David McGoldrick
Eddie McGoldrick
Paul McGrath
Alan McLoughlin
Stephen McPhail
Mike Milligan
Chris Morris
Clinton Morrison
Jerry Murphy
Aiden O'Brien
Andy O'Brien
Brendan O'Callaghan
Kevin O'Callaghan
Joe O'Cearuill
Sean O'Driscoll
Kelham O'Hanlon
Kieran O'Hara
Eamonn O'Keefe
David O'Leary
Alex Pearce
Gerry Peyton
Terry Phelan
Anthony Pilkington
Darren Potter
Steven Reid
Declan Rice
Callum Robinson
Michael Robinson
Martin Rowlands
John Sheridan
Sean St Ledger
Peter Thomas
Andy Townsend
Gary Waddock
Mickey Walsh
Jonathan Walters
Keiren Westwood

Shane Duffy
Darron Gibson
James McClean
Eunan O'Kane
Marc Wilson

Owen Coyle
Tommy Coyne
Charlie Gallagher
Ray Houghton
James McCarthy
Aiden McGeady
Bernie Slaven

Kevin Sheedy from wales  ;D


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Jamie Bryson

General discussion / Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« on: July 16, 2022, 06:51:35 PM »
England just about hold on to beat Australia. Didn’t see it all but seemed to be a bit below NZ-Ire standard wise

Have England declared  that win as their greatest since 1966, I hope so the begrudging cnuts

General discussion / Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« on: July 16, 2022, 10:52:55 AM »
Some begrudging c***ts on here… enjoy the f**king win ya gurning pricks…

Have no interest in irish rugby and find it mostly an irrelevance.  However it does amuse me to check in here to see the hype and how desperate some are to cling to some "historic" win which means absolutely zero in terms of winning of silverware. Its very funny.

And Cavan shit the bed at Croke, been a good year

They did and no doubt Ireland rugby will do the same again when it matters. Listen, I know being from Antrim you are desperate to cling to these big wins but look at history, it's repeating again.

General discussion / Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« on: July 16, 2022, 10:35:16 AM »
Celebrate this victory for what is, a huge stand alone achievement, the begrudgers can store up the bile in the hope they can regurgitate it in Autumn 23

What's happening in Aug 23? I'll never be able to store my bile that long.

General discussion / Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« on: July 16, 2022, 10:30:00 AM »
Some begrudging c***ts on here… enjoy the f**king win ya gurning pricks…

Have no interest in irish rugby and find it mostly an irrelevance.  However it does amuse me to check in here to see the hype and how desperate some are to cling to some "historic" win which means absolutely zero in terms of winning of silverware. Its very funny.

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