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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: October 17, 2021, 02:16:46 PM »
United might learn soon, mind you no sign of it yet, that being successful isnít by taking the Football Manager/FIFA Video game approach of just buying expensive attacking players with no plan on how to integrate them into a functioning structured team. Albeit you need a manager that has a plan. United donít.

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General discussion / Re: Things that make you go What the F**k?
« on: October 15, 2021, 08:39:03 PM »
Tory MP stabbed to death...


https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-58929453

Heard that on the radio on the way home. Don't like the Tories myself, but by fcuk I'd never wish a stabbing to death on anyone really.

Not sure itís necessary to qualify your post

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GAA Discussion / Re: TG4 - Club Championships Coverage
« on: October 15, 2021, 09:20:59 AM »
are rte not showing games this season if so thats a disgrace club championship needs exposure

Put the pitchfork away

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: October 13, 2021, 09:56:12 PM »
Take Dunloy hurlers as an example. Do Dunloy think they need to rely on schools or county development squads to make their players better. Not a chance.

They built their own facility, set up own centre of excellence, brought in own top rated S/C practitioners and most of al, treated their kids like kings from they were 6 years of age.

At no stage do they rely on a school or county led initiative to make THEIR players better.

That's the model right there as far as I can see!!
I'd be surprise if Dunloy didn't have a very supportive primary school helping getting the boys hurling and playing football. In belfast there are lots of diffferent sports pushed in schools but hopefully gaelfast will make a difference

Dunloy wouldnít be a great example, a club that was coming from a lot of success. Hurlings ingrained in the village and most of the families. Many of the current players fathers in Dunloy had Antrim championship medals coming out their ears. They werenít starting from zero.

From my own experience a club can be doing great things but if the kids at u-9 or u-10 are only training one hour a week for example and donít lift a hurl the rest of the week itís hard for them to reach their full potential.

Many families in clubs in Belfast donít have a Gaa background and donít push the kids (in a good way) and a lot of times itís just a passing fad and they donít stick at it. From what I have seen any parents that are involved in the club and have a background in Gaa the kids will stick at it.

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GAA Discussion / Re: UTV & BBC & RTE & TV3
« on: October 13, 2021, 07:34:23 PM »
Are RTE covering any club games this Autumn or was last year a one-off in that regard for them?

Yeah starting this Saturday

What is the fixture?

RT…'s live GAA club coverage to return next Saturday with two Tipperary senior hurling quarter-finals.

Thurles Sarsfields v Clonoulty-Rossmore at 3pm, Kilruane MacDonaghs v Loughmore-Castleiney at 5pm.

TG4 to show Clare SHC quarter-final and Leitrim SFC final next Sunday.

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GAA Discussion / Re: UTV & BBC & RTE & TV3
« on: October 12, 2021, 04:25:40 PM »
Are RTE covering any club games this Autumn or was last year a one-off in that regard for them?

Yeah starting this Saturday 

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General discussion / Re: Boxing Thread
« on: October 11, 2021, 09:03:22 PM »
Lads slating Lennox Lewis. Really? He's one of the greatest heavyweights of all time lads

Exactly, what a jab he had

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General discussion / Re: Boxing Thread
« on: October 11, 2021, 01:24:41 PM »
Lennox Lewis was a very good ďbigĒ boxer then, what was he 6ft 5íí ? And could box as well as anyone

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Antrim / Re: ANTRIM HURLING
« on: October 11, 2021, 09:27:31 AM »
An underrated aspect of Dunloys play was their tackling, dunno how many times a Rossa player went down to dip a ball and the Dunloy player just flicked it away, they made a difficult enough skill look very easy at times.

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Antrim / Re: ANTRIM HURLING
« on: October 10, 2021, 05:39:06 PM »
Was too big a game for some of the Rossa players. Dunloy streets ahead

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General discussion / Re: Premier League 2021-22
« on: October 08, 2021, 10:27:55 PM »
They will probably buy enough in January to stay up but would imagine they will be top 4 & pushing the top teams hard within 5 years

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General discussion / Re: A United Ireland. Opening up the discussion.
« on: October 07, 2021, 05:54:02 PM »
Half the people going to GPs in 6 counties with the sole purpose of building medical history for DLA

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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: October 03, 2021, 09:57:24 PM »
Nah some United fans want you to believe he is managing some rag tag bunch and is over achieving !!

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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: October 02, 2021, 04:04:20 PM »
Cunny Funt obsessed with his possession stats for years now, I think he reckons thatís how games should be decided

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General discussion / Re: Podcasts
« on: September 27, 2021, 03:33:03 PM »
Yes I listened to this a few weeks ago and itís excellent.

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