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General discussion / Re: Holidays
« on: April 23, 2018, 10:16:46 AM »
Stockholm is a lovely city, if you get a chance go to the Vasa ship museum, have a dander round Gamla Stan and take a boat trip around some of the islands.
Hire bikes.
Fantastic city with islands and walkways and cycleways all around each island
 So many green spaces too
Some lovely restaurant too
Been there 5/6 times

Wouldn't be the cheapest destination I'd imagine?

General discussion / Re: Death Notices
« on: April 18, 2018, 02:23:46 PM »
Barbara was first to see both being inaugurated.

General discussion / Re: Nicest Towns in Ireland
« on: April 18, 2018, 02:19:47 PM »
Though a village rather than a town, Roundstone is lovely, though a victim now to too many tourists.

A small bit too critical of Niall Finnegan here. He was very skillful in his own right, was one of our few better forwards in the fallow period of the early 90s, and kicked 4 points in the '98 final. Donnellan was one of the most physically gifted forwards of his era, on a par with the likes of Matt Connor. Could use either foot with equal facility, had searing pace, very good at fielding, scoring, reading the game. Inter alia the most talented footballer I've ever seen in maroon.

I see someone has credited Paddy Tally with our improved defensive displays. Personally, I put it down to the emergence of a proper FB in Sean Andy, the fitness and improved form of Kerin, both of which have allowed Declan Kyne to settle better in the other corner. However, as I've said previously, I think it's pushed our defensive problems out the field a bit. I still wouldn't be satisfied with our HB line, which is too loose, and was flagging v Dublin in the later stages of the league final. Midfield is still a work in progress, but mgmt maybe seem to have recognised that Conroy will no longer do there. If true, I'm disappointed that Ml Farragher and Lundy aren't available to the squad as I feel both, (yes Lundy too), still could offer a lot in terms of depth and options.

TBH, I'm still not too optimistic about our later season chances. We're good enough to make the Super 8s, but that should nearly be default every year anyway. Unlike 98, I don't see that we have enough quality players in some positions and I hope that we haven't now peaked under KW.

Why didn't Ballinasloe, Edgeworthstown, Mullingar or Ballymote make the cut? There's a rumour that the Walking Dead program makers regularly drive around Ennis with a camera pointed out the window collecting footage for the series.

General discussion / Re: Death Notices
« on: April 17, 2018, 12:32:59 PM »
Whole swathes of the BMW region of the country, the so-called Big Tom Belt, will have an official day of mourning.

General discussion / Re: Biggest Sh*thole in Ireland (2018 Edition)
« on: April 11, 2018, 09:39:35 PM »
In Athlone, they mostly come out at night. Mostly.

General discussion / Re: man city new invincibles
« on: April 10, 2018, 10:09:11 PM »
Citeh quite unlucky with officialdom it must be said. Had goals ruled out on very questionable offsides in both games.

Barring Brick Walsh and Kevin Moran Waterford are a very young team. A load of those lads are early 20's with their best years ahead of them.

Call me old fashioned, but I'd like to see McGrath play another man inside the full forward line as it must be a killer for whoever he leaves up there on their own.
Tipp have their number over the last few years tactics wise and McGrath needs to go for the throat in attack even if they do concede a few more points down the other end.
Still think they'll get out of Munster and build from there.

I think Cork may struggle as I thought they rode their luck last year.

That's the trouble. I think Waterford's younger players are inclined to play, or want to play, in a different way than what McGrath tactically demands. They weren't necessarily lucky to get to the AI final last year, but they did catch a good break in the semi' with the Cork sending-off, and I don't think they could have achieved anymore than what they did given their set-up. I thought in the aftermath of the final, and still do, that they probably need a few more good players there to complement the number of good ones they already have, and that a more expansive game-plan would also be needed. They've had a very poor league and I suspect there's a lot of unrest in the camp. At the moment I'd actually put them 5th out of 5 in Munster.

Cork can be mercurial and streaky and I think they were keeping their powder dry a bit for the c'ship. I feel Meyler as manager is a step-down from Kingston though and they might find it harder to get on a roll this season, unlike last. Think it could be between them and suddenly-vulnerable Tipp' for the third spot behind Limerick and Clare.

General discussion / Re: The Official Golf Thread
« on: April 09, 2018, 02:16:08 PM »

McIlroy was muck. All weekend he was ropey. Scrambled well which helped him but was very average at best. Goes to show how good he actually is given he can contend with his game in such bad shape. Leaked a lot of Drivers and Irons right. Taylormade should make him a twist face putter.

McIlroy shot an excellent 65 on Saturday, no dropped shots and a number of clutch putts. When good, as it was a lot of the time, his driving was superb. A similar performance yesterday and he would have been in green. His problem at Augusta seems one of timing; if he had switched rounds around as it were, he might have had more momentum yesterday and spooked Reed.

General discussion / Re: The Official Golf Thread
« on: April 08, 2018, 07:12:05 PM »
If Rory plays as steadily as he has done all week, he's in with a great shout. Reed has impressed but hasn't been in this position before and could be derailed big time by a shot in the water or some other adversity. Of the chasing pack, Fowler is a flake, as likely to shoot 77 as 67. Could Fleetwood wood wood Fleetwood would? No, never played there on a Sunday, has much yet to learn. Don't believe either Bubba or Leishman could go low enough to catch the leading 2. Stenson might, but can also be a bit streaky. Rahm could be the biggest danger to the leaders, despite his lack of experience. Rory for it though IMHO.

General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: April 05, 2018, 12:03:48 AM »
A great night for liverpool. City didn't even have a shot on target. 3-0, it should be enough to see Liverpool through.

Not quite true. City had a goal ruled out for offside later in the second half when a strong case could be made for Sane being on when the pass was made. Typically the RTE lads didn't pick up on it in their haste to harangue Citeh.

General discussion / Re: The Official Golf Thread
« on: April 04, 2018, 01:37:18 PM »
Pondering Woods at 4/1 to miss cut. Maybe occasion will get to him....

My Mayo connections are very confident about this one.
They reckon Galway have that arrogant 'Fancy Dan' streak in them again, and will come into the game very cocky.

We are Galway and will be 'Fancy Dans' when we like; no amount of double-digit Championship defeats will knock that arrogance out of us.  ;D ;D ;D

GAA Discussion / Re: Dermot Connolly joins up with Dublin hurlers
« on: April 01, 2018, 11:59:34 PM »
Friendly enough with Gilroy apparently. Lot of stuff going on with him at moment so they say,

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