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Attendances have been shocking across the board of the warmest week of the year.
It's expensive to go to games.

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General discussion / Re: Cycling
« on: June 02, 2023, 09:15:53 PM »
Galibier do good quality cycling gear at a fair price

Tubeless is great in a race if they seal. I've had sealant spray out on the first lap of a race and make it to the end and still get up the front of a finish

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General discussion / Re: Stag do
« on: June 02, 2023, 01:40:18 PM »
Mate of mine going on a stag to Bristol this weekend. Looking a pub for the football. Looks like o neills and seamus o donnells are Irish bars. Any others he could check? Probably a long shot
great city for a stag

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General discussion / Re: Cycling
« on: June 02, 2023, 06:37:05 AM »
Tubeless. Anyone running them on the road bike?
All bikes are tubeless. Great job. Buy syringe and sealant and top them up yourself every few months. Always bring a spare tube in case you need to get home

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What's clear from Dublin is that there was no plan for afterwards. It's going to take a long time to reach cruising altitude again. This is the third lost season. If they had focused on rebuilding after the 4 in a row would they be contenders now ?

Surely if funding was the reason for the 4...sorry... 6 in a row, there'd be no problem getting back to those altitudes?  Unless the issue was we just had really excellent players for a decade, and the new lads aren't close to as good?
Not if they had the wrong process. Using the funding to identify players is not the same as managing the team to perform at a consistent level over time. If the performance level falls they have to start a new team  It took them 7 years to build the team that won the first all Ireland. It's quite a long run in.
The challenge is to minimise the downtime between all Irelands.
The funding's not used to identify players seaf. The county development panels receive zero of development games funding. Easy mistake for you to make though, no matter how many times you're told.
It's used to weaponise Dublin's population advantage and widen the footprint of Gaelic Football in the county. Finding footballers is a secondary feature.

https://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2019/0616/1055359-dublin-funding
2019
"Last year Dublin spent 3.6m on coaching and games development. Of that, 1.2m from central headquarters, the clubs paid 50% of the games promotion officers and the balance of the funding comes from the county board funds, through sponsorship and gate receipts."
Dublin, with 10 intercounty sponsors on board, earned 1.46m in commercial revenue in 2017 - more than twice that of their closest rival in the financial stakes, Cork.
However, Costello rejects the suggestion Dublin no longer need financial support from Croke Park.
"We have huge challenges in Dublin. We have developing areas that we have no presence in: there are areas like Cherrywood, Hollystown and Adamstown."
The Dublin county board has ambitions to develop up to four centres of excellence around the county,.
more clubs would be a start. too many super clubs in Dublin
Land may be an issue
every county in Ireland has been pumping money into Dublin gaa for 20+ years via bums on seats in Croker. surely they could afford to buy some

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What's clear from Dublin is that there was no plan for afterwards. It's going to take a long time to reach cruising altitude again. This is the third lost season. If they had focused on rebuilding after the 4 in a row would they be contenders now ?

Surely if funding was the reason for the 4...sorry... 6 in a row, there'd be no problem getting back to those altitudes?  Unless the issue was we just had really excellent players for a decade, and the new lads aren't close to as good?
Not if they had the wrong process. Using the funding to identify players is not the same as managing the team to perform at a consistent level over time. If the performance level falls they have to start a new team  It took them 7 years to build the team that won the first all Ireland. It's quite a long run in.
The challenge is to minimise the downtime between all Irelands.
The funding's not used to identify players seaf. The county development panels receive zero of development games funding. Easy mistake for you to make though, no matter how many times you're told.
It's used to weaponise Dublin's population advantage and widen the footprint of Gaelic Football in the county. Finding footballers is a secondary feature.

https://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2019/0616/1055359-dublin-funding
2019
"Last year Dublin spent 3.6m on coaching and games development. Of that, 1.2m from central headquarters, the clubs paid 50% of the games promotion officers and the balance of the funding comes from the county board funds, through sponsorship and gate receipts."
Dublin, with 10 intercounty sponsors on board, earned 1.46m in commercial revenue in 2017 - more than twice that of their closest rival in the financial stakes, Cork.
However, Costello rejects the suggestion Dublin no longer need financial support from Croke Park.
"We have huge challenges in Dublin. We have developing areas that we have no presence in: there are areas like Cherrywood, Hollystown and Adamstown."
The Dublin county board has ambitions to develop up to four centres of excellence around the county,.
more clubs would be a start. too many super clubs in Dublin

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GAA Discussion / Re: Ros v Dubs tomorrow
« on: May 28, 2023, 09:28:01 PM »
The dublin 'fans' are a joke.
Booing freetakers and booing Roscommon holding onto the ball when the Dubs have done it on numerous occasions over the last 10 years
They brought it into the game as a counter to the blanket defence. If the fans want to boo it so be it, as paying spectators that's their right.
I totally appreciate why Roscommon did what they did, but it is horrible stuff. It's up to the gaa to remove the possibility of that style (and the blanket defence).

Dublin had all 15 players back when out of possession so such games takes two to tango. Possession in the first half had to be 60/40 in favour of Roscommon. That was main thing that frustrated Dublin supporters they didn't like that little Roscommon was playing the game on their own terms and controlled the contest 1st half. It was their errors that allowed Dublin get anything out of that game today.

Madness given the form of the two teams this year that Roscommon was 7 /1 coming into that game today but no doubt such odds was the team talk already done for them.
I accept that this was partly a reaction to Dublin's lack of press in the first half, but Rossies were never going to approach the game any other way. Killing the click playing keep ball was always likely to be the best way to keep the game close, it especially made sense given the strong wind they were playing into in the first half. I'd say possession was probably over 70% Rossies.
Watching the game in the first half was like a big long game of piggy in the middle, not much of a spectator sport, I'd think most of ye will agree. Basketball had this problem, that's what they introduced the shot clock, that's not feasible for Gaelic football, but we can and must make changes.
Roscommon have done that in every game this year
Everyone and their dog would have known they'd do the same, except the Dubs
Dublin have been playing keep ball and draw a foul for a decade

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General discussion / Re: The official Everton FC Supporters thread
« on: May 28, 2023, 08:03:18 PM »
Club will be sold now
Get rid kenwright hopefully

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GAA Discussion / Re: Ros v Dubs tomorrow
« on: May 28, 2023, 07:58:18 PM »
The dublin 'fans' are a joke.
Booing freetakers and booing Roscommon holding onto the ball when the Dubs have done it on numerous occasions over the last 10 years


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General discussion / Re: Premier League 2022-2023
« on: May 23, 2023, 09:51:12 AM »
Everton will only stay up because the other teams down there are so bad

bournemouth have already given the Toffees two trimmings this season

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General discussion / Re: Buying a new vehicle
« on: May 10, 2023, 09:31:17 AM »
I've electric, love it. The big initial concern is the range, but having had it for over a year now inclined to think thats somewhat of a red herring. As Seafoid says, charging is done at home; the public network is generally for getting you home, if you look at it that way then 15 min on public charger is often enough when required. Obv won't suit some people; most of my driving is within 20 miles of home tbf, but there are regular enough longer trips and also have had it in Kerry for a week.
how many one day 250km+ journeys do  people actually do in a year in Ireland? one, maybe two?
most journeys are within 100km

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General discussion / Re: Premier League 2022-2023
« on: May 09, 2023, 01:41:41 PM »
It's home to man city.

Ok, that's another 3 points in the bag for Dyche's heros.

 ;D
just never know with Everton.
Having Mina and DCL fit makes a huge difference

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General discussion / Re: Premier League 2022-2023
« on: April 28, 2023, 11:10:45 AM »
Not looking good for the Toffees.

Poor running of the club off the pitch, terrible management appointments and brutal player recruitment for the past 10 years is finally catching up

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General discussion / Re: Irelands Slurry Problem
« on: April 20, 2023, 12:11:06 PM »
Give the farmers a break I say, its the way it is because we want cheap food and the farmers have to do whatever they can in terms of efficiency to protect their livelyhoods. Regenerative models would help matters but the market can't live with the price of it. Wouldn't have a bad word said about farmers, they are the backbone of the country.
exporting food out of the country so they can have baby feed in china while we grow less and less crops and veg every year
modern farming model is not sustainable

we had a neighbour spreading slurry in the dark early on st stephen's morning.

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General discussion / Re: The official Everton FC Supporters thread
« on: April 17, 2023, 09:56:53 PM »
great result this evening
you'd know everton weren't playing!

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