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General discussion / Re: The Late Late show
« on: September 04, 2017, 11:44:32 AM »
Don't you hate it when Nordies are over sensitive?

http://www.independent.ie/sport/golf/bbc-tries-to-claim-irish-golfer-paul-dunne-as-british-31388129.html

The BBC have done it again, last week it was Conor McGregor, now it's Paul Dunne – the Irish amateur who has stunned the golf world by leading the British Open going into the final day.  The Irish amateur has not even won the tournament yet and already British sports pundits are trying to claim him as one of their own.

Ireland's latest sporting hero was lining up to take his tee shot on the 17th hole in St Andrew's after two British golfers hit out of bounds shortly beforehand, when Mark James commented that he did not want to see another British player hit three off the tee.  “We saw Eddie Pepperell come to grief here… so lets not have anymore British out of bounds,” he said

http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/news/british-writer-under-fire-after-claiming-ireland-has-tenuous-claim-to-nationhood-35508997.html

A UK columnist has come under fire after suggesting that Ireland is not a real country.
In her comment piece for todays UK Times, Melanie Philips talks about moves by Republicans in Northern Ireland and nationalists in Scotland to seek independence from the UK.

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GAA Discussion / Re: All Ireland Football Final 2017 Mayo V Dublin
« on: September 04, 2017, 11:37:22 AM »
Padraig Hughes or Sean Hurson?

Cillian O'Connor?

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General discussion / Re: The Late Late show
« on: September 04, 2017, 10:50:16 AM »
Never mind this.  Kate Middleton is pregnant.  Rejoicing in the Republic of Ireland.

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General discussion / Re: The Late Late show
« on: September 04, 2017, 10:34:11 AM »
The reaction to this is all rather comical.

I look forward to maps of Europe in which the six northeastern counties of this island as well our neighbouring island do not exist from March 2019 on.

Why, is the north leaving Europe??
Is the north part of the Republic of Ireland?

Why would you show a map of Europe without the north??

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« on: September 04, 2017, 10:32:54 AM »
I think the North are a better team.Evans and Davis are a better calibre of player than anything the FAI side has,they manage games very well,concede very few goals,and unbelievably are on course for a record fifth consecutive win in competitive games.I think the overall strength of their group is at least on a par with the FAI's.

In short if the North were to meet the south in a play off,currently I would favour the North,and it's all down to the management.

I agree with this.  The north remind me of the south under Charlton, able to make the most of their resources and the whole being greater than the sum of the parts, or whatever that phrase is.  International football is generally shite and that's probably why a team as poor as Ireland are ranked 29th.  Low quality players and I include Cristiano Hoolahan in that and a manager who probably thinks 0-0 at home against Antarctica is a good result.

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General discussion / Re: The Late Late show
« on: September 04, 2017, 10:26:50 AM »
The reaction to this is all rather comical.

I look forward to maps of Europe in which the six northeastern counties of this island as well our neighbouring island do not exist from March 2019 on.

Why, is the north leaving Europe??

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Hurling Discussion / Re: Hurling Championship 2017
« on: September 04, 2017, 10:25:19 AM »
Delighted for Galway. Much the better team and thoroughly deserved

Yeah, I thought so too.  Delighted to see Joe Canning get an AI.  One of the modern greats.

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General discussion / Re: The Late Late show
« on: September 04, 2017, 10:19:47 AM »
I mind RTE wetting their pants when Rory McIlroy said he was British.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Sean Cavanagh Retires.
« on: August 29, 2017, 11:19:13 AM »
Fantastic footballer, one of the best of the 21st century.  He can now forget about Joe Brolly as a man!

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GAA Discussion / Re: Where now for Tyrone?
« on: August 28, 2017, 12:17:02 PM »
Tyrone might be looking at a decade or longer of mediocrity. The thing about being hammered at the business end is that it is often career ending. System meltdown is not good.

Mediocrity?  Winning provincial titles and making the last four?

Tyrone players and supporters might expect (demand?) more, that's their prerogative but it will take a fair regression to lead them to mediocrity.

/Jim.

Yeah, this year Tyrone were well ahead of anything else in Ulster, don't see that changing much in the next 12 months.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Where now for Tyrone?
« on: August 28, 2017, 11:46:58 AM »
no tyrone are miles ahead of the the teams they played this year .
tht is all they could do  but if you take the  view that ulster are now the weakest province for which there is a lot of evidence the yesterday was not quiet as suprising .
would tyrone have beaten kildare ,cork meath galway or even god help us Roscommon(esp the connact final drawn game version) I would have my doubts

Taking Tyrone's weaknesses as seen yesterday as read, I'd be fairly confident they'd comfortably beat all those teams.  It wouldn't surprise me in the least to see Dublin, Mayo, Kerry and Tyrone in the semis next year.  I think the Dubs will win the final by 5-8 points and if they have the hunger, passion committment etc I can see them doing 5 or 6 in a row.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Tyrone v Dublin - The return of the Jedi
« on: August 28, 2017, 10:47:33 AM »
A couple of posters mentioned this after the game yesterday but it needs repeating, i don't think this Tyrone side have the bottle and you can't coach that.  They kicked away a qtr final last year v. Mayo when they should have won but crumbled in front of the posts.  Yesterday they never laid a hand on the Dubs and were pressurised into individual errors that they didn't make against the Ulster sides, they rolled over yesterday.  I think that's the biggest hurdle they have to get over.  We also saw that players like C McCann, Bradley, McCurry, Sludden, McGeary simply aren't good enough.

The only downside for the Dubs was that a big section of their supporters can't recognise their players.

I'd agree with all that with exception to Sludden who I think is a fantastic player who could grace any team in the country.

Take your point about Sludden, yeah he's had a good year but do you really think he'd make the Dubs panel? Being honest I'd say that only Harte, S Cavanagh and maybe McCarron all at their tip top best would get in the squad.

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GAA Discussion / Re: The Sunday Game
« on: August 28, 2017, 10:42:29 AM »
I didn't see the evening show but the pundits on the afternoon show most definitely commented on the Cavanagh assault.

At the time I thought it was a late, reckless, dangerous challenge and well inside the red card territory but I don't agree with attributing intent or deliberation to Colm C's action, as Colm O'Rourke did.

Seriously?  You don't accidentally go in late with the studs showing, stomach high.  Shocking incident, deliberate attempt to injure the Dub player well deserving of a ban.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Tyrone v Dublin - The return of the Jedi
« on: August 28, 2017, 10:39:10 AM »
A couple of posters mentioned this after the game yesterday but it needs repeating, i don't think this Tyrone side have the bottle and you can't coach that.  They kicked away a qtr final last year v. Mayo when they should have won but crumbled in front of the posts.  Yesterday they never laid a hand on the Dubs and were pressurised into individual errors that they didn't make against the Ulster sides, they rolled over yesterday.  I think that's the biggest hurdle they have to get over.  We also saw that players like C McCann, Bradley, McCurry, Sludden, McGeary simply aren't good enough.

The only downside for the Dubs was that a big section of their supporters can't recognise their players.

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