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« Reply #4260 on: February 12, 2018, 03:51:26 PM »
...although he actually never appeared at the hearing.

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« Reply #4261 on: February 12, 2018, 03:58:46 PM »
...although he actually never appeared at the hearing.

he's been called on to advise a lot of clubs and counties though they might not want to admit it.

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« Reply #4262 on: February 12, 2018, 04:24:50 PM »
be better to post that and your critique after... very difficult to follow that

Not that hard to follow.
Each part of the article could be
Quote
quoted
and the reply inserted under each quote.
As we usually do

Shouldn't this bit should be in red?
'Imagine the injustice of asking a thug who ‘poleaxed a selector’ to wait until the end of the hearing.  What utter nonsense Joe.  Did the Indo really allow you to print that paragraph, or did you get to the end of the article and realise your word count wasn’t big enough?'

I think you have completely got the wrong end of the stick on this particular point, it appears to me that JB is setting the scene for the offender's remark at the end of the meeting dropping the Chairman in it, rather than showing that him being made to sit through the whole meeting was an injustice.

Not of course that any such scenario ever took place I would imagine, apart from inside Joe's brain lol


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« Reply #4263 on: February 12, 2018, 04:27:12 PM »
Me, when I read Joe's latest anecdote-riddled article.


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« Reply #4264 on: February 15, 2018, 10:20:02 AM »
Me, when I read Joe's latest anecdote-riddled article.




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« Reply #4265 on: February 26, 2018, 07:20:22 AM »
In yesterday’s Sindo, Joe Brolly did one of his humorously reflective pieces where he makes folk heroes out of... the thugs who disgraced the integrity of the GAA at the 1990 Sigerson weekend hosted by Trinity College. Utter drunken scumbags wrecked, vandalized and laid waste to the Trinity University Boathouse which was kindly given to the GAA for a social night on the Saturday night. What occurred that night was a blight on the reputation of the GAA and Higher Efucation and the antithesis of every value the GAA holds dear.

But sure as long as Joe gets a few funny stories in, what’s the harm.

...and he was a student of TCD at the time.


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« Reply #4266 on: February 26, 2018, 09:09:23 AM »
In yesterday’s Sindo, Joe Brolly did one of his humorously reflective pieces where he makes folk heroes out of... the thugs who disgraced the integrity of the GAA at the 1990 Sigerson weekend hosted by Trinity College. Utter drunken scumbags wrecked, vandalized and laid waste to the Trinity University Boathouse which was kindly given to the GAA for a social night on the Saturday night. What occurred that night was a blight on the reputation of the GAA and Higher Efucation and the antithesis of every value the GAA holds dear.

But sure as long as Joe gets a few funny stories in, what’s the harm.

...and he was a student of TCD at the time.

Thought that myself.

I believe he also embellished a few stories as well. Heard a lot of UUJ stories over the years, never heard the one about throwing TVs out the window. Doubt if there was any truth about that story, as if it was, I would have (at least) heard of one version of the story

Also, don't know how he equates the stories as being part of character building

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« Reply #4267 on: February 26, 2018, 11:54:33 AM »
I think he mentioned the Gresham.  I doubt if they would have been staying there, to be honest.  And on a practical level, hotel windows have to be latched in such a way as to make opening them to throw anything or anybody out of them impossible.  Toughened glass too.  Practical, insurance concerns.  So that's actually a lie he told. 

Re the Trinity Boathouse incident.  It was just an utterly shameful episode and totally against what the GAA is about.  That boatclubs may not be from the same tradition as GAA people, but that does not make them 'legitimate targets'.  The thugs who wrecked it that night were despicable scumbags. 

If that's the sort of behaviour Brolly wants to make into a nice warm folk tale, it's his business, but it's further evidence of his sense of values, his ability to distort facts and his penchant to tell a total lie if it helps the story.

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« Reply #4268 on: February 26, 2018, 07:33:16 PM »
Cool kid Joe reliving stories for the lads. Such a lad our joe, he’s so cool. Drunken vandalism, class. A true Gael. Good of him to stick it to those lazy, over-rated rower toffs. They were probably all just dirty prods anyway. Good to see the common, working class, trinity law student take them down a peg or two.

Hitting the gaa president in the face with a chicken leg. Brilliant. Such a lad. Hope someone does that at the next final banquet or all star gala. Joe can write us another cool factual piece celebrating the hero who chucked it.
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Re: Joe Brolly
« Reply #4269 on: February 26, 2018, 07:41:38 PM »
I think he mentioned the Gresham.  I doubt if they would have been staying there, to be honest.  And on a practical level, hotel windows have to be latched in such a way as to make opening them to throw anything or anybody out of them impossible.  Toughened glass too.  Practical, insurance concerns.  So that's actually a lie he told. 

Re the Trinity Boathouse incident.  It was just an utterly shameful episode and totally against what the GAA is about.  That boatclubs may not be from the same tradition as GAA people, but that does not make them 'legitimate targets'.  The thugs who wrecked it that night were despicable scumbags. 

If that's the sort of behaviour Brolly wants to make into a nice warm folk tale, it's his business, but it's further evidence of his sense of values, his ability to distort facts and his penchant to tell a total lie if it helps the story.
Although I believe you are completely over thinking the window thing in order to prove Joe a liar, I’ll join in. Were regulations on hotel windows that tight in 1980s Ireland?
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« Reply #4270 on: February 26, 2018, 07:50:04 PM »
I’ve very little interest in pulling apart the holes in Joes piece. It’s a curious insight into his mind though, Jesus he’s obsessed with name dropping and bigging up his involvement in laddish behaviour. The vast majority of his writing is one big pissing contest, like he’s constantly trying to sell himself as cool to the lads he doesn’t know at a stag party.
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« Reply #4271 on: February 26, 2018, 08:01:34 PM »
Do none of you think that perhaps Joe is harking back to a time when there was more craic in the game and devilment outside of it? Instead of the bland players we have now? Is that not what he's getting at?

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« Reply #4272 on: February 26, 2018, 08:13:41 PM »
I’m not quite sure what the Brolly down brigade want from a sports columnist.

He’s not a journalist and it’s not his role to provide accuracate records of events. His role is to offer insight and entertainment... which is a borderline impossible task to do with any consistent quality -especially in a sphere as narrow as Gaelic Games - unless it is peppered with unusual opinion, used to reinforce common themes, and enjoys the kind of minor embellishments which elevate an occurrence that happens in every day life, into something more topical or memorable.

The dourness of some of the commentators in this thread is staggering, and I can only imagine they’re the same people who gain enjoyment from glaring at people who aren’t solemn enough when being forced into mass or such like.


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« Reply #4273 on: February 26, 2018, 08:18:42 PM »
I’ve very little interest in pulling apart the holes in Joes piece. It’s a curious insight into his mind though, Jesus he’s obsessed with name dropping and bigging up his involvement in laddish behaviour. The vast majority of his writing is one big pissing contest, like he’s constantly trying to sell himself as cool to the lads he doesn’t know at a stag party.
he should have some good tales to tell after last Saturday night in SAN Francisco .

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« Reply #4274 on: March 05, 2018, 02:34:02 PM »
Superb piece by Joe yesterday.

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