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GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 1 2023
« on: February 08, 2023, 10:10:09 PM »
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Galway and Annaghdown forward Damien Comer has received some good news from the results of a scan on the leg he injured in a collision with two Roscommon players last Sunday in Pearse Stadium. The injury happened in the early stages of a National League game in Pearse Stadium, which Galway ultimately lost by 0-9 to 0-8. The game was held up for almost 6 minutes as Comer was stretchered off, but it now appears there was no damage to the cruciate ligaments, but severe bone swelling will require a recovery period of 6 to 8 weeks, almost certainly ruling him out of the remainder of the league. With no surgery required, the Galway football management will be confident of having their All-Star forward back for their opening championship game on April 23rd against Mayo or Roscommon in a Connacht semi-final.

A huge relief its not his cruciate but Comer does take a while to get back to his best after returning from injury. Galway are due to play the winners of Mayo & Roscommon 11 weeks from him getting injured, wouldn't be too optimistic about him having much of an impact.
Agreed, I wouldn't bank on any impact in April but hopefully in the new fangled round robin system (I'm assuming that Galway should be there even if relegated from Div one and missing a Connacht final, is there any possible scenario where we miss out?) we'll see Comer back playing well.

If provincial finals panned out like this, last team in Div 1 would not make it.

1st 9 spots
Westmeath - qualified.
Mayo v Sligo
Kerry v Limerick
Kildare v Meath
Derry v Cavan

Div 1 - current standings

Roscommon 10
Armagh 11
Kerry - ranked from provincial
Tyrone 12
Mayo - ranked from provincial
Donegal 13
Dublin promoted 14
Cork promoted 15
Galway 16
Monaghan 17 - Talteann Cup
Many thanks. Interesting to see how it's possible at least.

If that scenario there played out but Galway finished last in Division One and, hypothetically speaking, had managed to win the AI final last July, would we be in a situation where the defending AI champs wouldn't be able to participate in the AI series but the winners of the Tailteann Cup would be?
You would really need probabilities for the provincial finals. The probability of galway, Mayo and ros on the same side of the Connacht draw was 6/20  in the last 20 years.
The probability of Dublin not playing in the Leinster final was 4/20  in the last 20 years.
So 6/20*4/20 = 24/400 = 6%
Multiply by the Munster and Ulster  probabilities  to get less than 1%. So once in a century.

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General discussion / Re: Lurgan
« on: February 08, 2023, 08:33:35 PM »
She probably isn't in the river. I imagine it will be like the McNally case. Enough data crunching until they get the answer.

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General discussion / Re: East wall #Irelandisfull
« on: February 08, 2023, 08:14:00 PM »
https://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/2023/02/08/michael-mcdowell-no-time-for-consultation-in-the-middle-of-a-perfect-storm/

Some 40 per cent of asylum seekers from places such as Georgia and Albania arriving undocumented demonstrates that the system is broken and is being abused. Georgians have visa-free access to EU states. Georgia and Albania are “safe countries”.

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General discussion / Re: Premier League 2022-2023
« on: February 08, 2023, 07:00:37 PM »
Relegation odds

.https://www.oddschecker.com/football/english/premier-league/relegation

1. Bournemouth
2. Southampton
3. Everton
4. Leeds
5. Forest

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General discussion / Re: Middle East earthquake
« on: February 08, 2023, 02:17:43 PM »
Building construction standards have huge impacts on earthquake death levels. Except in Japan and California.

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General discussion / Re: Cryptocurrency
« on: February 08, 2023, 12:29:36 PM »
Cash is king boys.

Not when inflation is 10%
Then it can only be Big Tom

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Hurling Discussion / Re: Hurling 2023
« on: February 08, 2023, 11:34:28 AM »
What is missing from the likes of antrim, laois, westmeath, perhaps even dublin to get upto the level with the likes of kilkenny and limerick?

Genuine question.

Is it schools? Is it coaching? Is it parents not buying in? Soccer?

Id love to go and hear the different demographics, watch the training sessions at younger age groups just to see how it differs compared to us.
Limerick was in the doldrums for about 40 years. Money entered the scene and they were very organised. But I wouldn't have them in the same class as Kilkenny where hurling excellence has been a religion over the same period.

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Hurling Discussion / Re: Hurling 2023
« on: February 08, 2023, 11:19:52 AM »
What is missing from the likes of antrim, laois, westmeath, perhaps even dublin to get upto the level with the likes of kilkenny and limerick?

Genuine question.

Is it schools? Is it coaching? Is it parents not buying in? Soccer?

Id love to go and hear the different demographics, watch the training sessions at younger age groups just to see how it differs compared to us.

A mixture of dual sports doesn’t help but the tradition of Kilkenny Tipp Cork and so on is a big factor in having the mindset right, for Antrim we have 4 clubs that play hurling at a decent level. We need ten and a few decent intermediate teams to push on to senior…

Schools is B level and county juvenile is at B grade too

I’m not sure or able to put my finger on it but it’ll be a mixture of what you have posted..

As for training/coaching kids the right way that’s a big factor too. We had fantastic coaches in our club that were doing all the right things with a group of kids a while back, the lads were developing well but the drop off or commitment disappeared.

I think the expectations are lower in these counties, too. When Laois beat Dublin to get to the all-Ireland quarter final a couple of years ago, everyone thought they'd kick on, get lads back - but instead, lads dropped away, as if they reckoned it was as far as they could go. Also - and just talking about Laois here - there's no one around who realistically EXPECTS they can win, say, a Leinster title, because there's no one (or very few, at least) who've seen it done. Offaly, on the other hand, I think do have serious ambitions to be 'back up there', and that's in no small part due to the fact there's plenty around who've seen it done, know what it takes, and fully expect that it CAN be done. And I think they probably will overtake Laois, Antrim, Westmeath pretty soon.

I also think that in the counties mentioned, hurling very much plays second fiddle to football. Sadly.
Offaly have won all Irelands in recent memory. That is priceless.
It's a real pity that the momentum generated by Eddie Brennan in Laois just petered out.

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General discussion / Re: What happened the DUP thread?
« on: February 08, 2023, 11:15:52 AM »
So where do they go from here.
Drumcree ?

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General discussion / Re: Cryptocurrency
« on: February 08, 2023, 11:15:01 AM »
It might go up more but there is going to be a crash.
I think the problem most people have is knowing when to get out.

The VIX index is a good metric. It measures financial chaos conditions.
https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/%5EVIX

The higher it goes the more dangerous investment is.
In 2020 it went to 80.

So if you said 30 or 40 was your trigger to get out that should work.

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General discussion / Re: What happened the DUP thread?
« on: February 08, 2023, 11:00:38 AM »
The UK Supreme Court has ruled that the wee Protocol is legal.
The Tories don't care about the DUP.

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GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 1 2023
« on: February 08, 2023, 10:40:14 AM »
Time for a change from Dublin/Kerry/Tyrone.
Must be 18 out of last 20 won by them 3?
How teams handle the new system might have some influence.
Cork 2010 Donegal 2012. Who was last before that? Us in 02?

Hopefully ourselves/Galway/Mayo can make a break through within the next few years.
I think Tyrone might have won a few. The 00s were fine with a good spread of counties but the 10s were dreadful

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GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 1 2023
« on: February 08, 2023, 10:05:26 AM »
I think it depends on what version of Dublin turns up.


 

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General discussion / Re: Things that make you go What the F**k?
« on: February 08, 2023, 09:26:10 AM »
Lily Savage is a Rossie


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_O%27Grady
O'Grady was born on 14 June 1955 at St. Catherine's Hospital in the Tranmere area of Birkenhead, Cheshire (now Merseyside).[3] His father, Patrick "Paddy" Grady (1912–1973),[4] was Irish and had grown up in Ballincurry, County Roscommon, before moving to England in 1936 and settling in the working-class area of Birkenhead.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RPpicb6ArY

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Hurling Discussion / Re: Hurling 2023
« on: February 08, 2023, 09:21:48 AM »
I was looking at a map of the hurling areas in the country .
What really stands out is the small geographical areas covered by Antrim and Down hurling.


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