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#1
GAA Discussion / Re: Armagh v Kerry
July 13, 2024, 07:55:30 PM
Fair play to Armagh and KMcG. I had my doubts they had it in them to take a big scalp but that was well won today. Fitness and desire oozing out of the Armagh team in extra time. Kerry looked shelled shocked.

England in the Euro final, Armagh in the AI final and no sign of any sun. This summer ain't looking so hot!!
#2
I think it's time to close the thread,  When you're at Enya, the race is run.
#3
General discussion / Re: Best Cover Songs
July 11, 2024, 11:19:21 PM
Valerie - Amy Winehouse. Not everyone's cup of tea but she has a fantastic voice.
#4
Quote from: Truthsayer on July 09, 2024, 03:12:42 PM
Quote from: trueblue1234 on July 09, 2024, 03:10:09 PM
Quote from: Truthsayer on July 09, 2024, 02:57:41 PM
Quote from: JoG2 on July 09, 2024, 01:29:39 PMThe mental gymnastics going on to downplay Harte & Devlin's contribution to Louth is fairly mad

Louth, not Meath, Cork or Kildare, were sleeping giant of the GAA, who knew? Well, who didn't know!
Thats it! Can take a team so far but can't compete with the top coaches and managers at the business end of the year ... 2008 to 2020 never beat Dublin, Kerry or Mayo in the championship... with Louth hockeyed by Dublin and following year with new manager gave a very respectable show against the Dubs... as for this year's championship.. jees!
So what top coaches are out there that have experience of beating Dublin and Kerry over the last 10 odd years that would be in the running?
That's for Derry to figure out. Logan and Dooher did it. So did Jimmy and Padraig Joyce
Well they
Quote from: Truthsayer on July 09, 2024, 03:12:42 PM
Quote from: trueblue1234 on July 09, 2024, 03:10:09 PM
Quote from: Truthsayer on July 09, 2024, 02:57:41 PM
Quote from: JoG2 on July 09, 2024, 01:29:39 PMThe mental gymnastics going on to downplay Harte & Devlin's contribution to Louth is fairly mad

Louth, not Meath, Cork or Kildare, were sleeping giant of the GAA, who knew? Well, who didn't know!
Thats it! Can take a team so far but can't compete with the top coaches and managers at the business end of the year ... 2008 to 2020 never beat Dublin, Kerry or Mayo in the championship... with Louth hockeyed by Dublin and following year with new manager gave a very respectable show against the Dubs... as for this year's championship.. jees!
So what top coaches are out there that have experience of beating Dublin and Kerry over the last 10 odd years that would be in the running?
That's for Derry to figure out. Logan and Dooher did it. So did Jimmy and Padraig Joyce
Quote from: Truthsayer on July 09, 2024, 03:12:42 PM
Quote from: trueblue1234 on July 09, 2024, 03:10:09 PM
Quote from: Truthsayer on July 09, 2024, 02:57:41 PM
Quote from: JoG2 on July 09, 2024, 01:29:39 PMThe mental gymnastics going on to downplay Harte & Devlin's contribution to Louth is fairly mad

Louth, not Meath, Cork or Kildare, were sleeping giant of the GAA, who knew? Well, who didn't know!
Thats it! Can take a team so far but can't compete with the top coaches and managers at the business end of the year ... 2008 to 2020 never beat Dublin, Kerry or Mayo in the championship... with Louth hockeyed by Dublin and following year with new manager gave a very respectable show against the Dubs... as for this year's championship.. jees!
So what top coaches are out there that have experience of beating Dublin and Kerry over the last 10 odd years that would be in the running?
That's for Derry to figure out. Logan and Dooher did it. So did Jimmy and Padraig Joyce
Quote from: Truthsayer on July 09, 2024, 03:12:42 PM
Quote from: trueblue1234 on July 09, 2024, 03:10:09 PM
Quote from: Truthsayer on July 09, 2024, 02:57:41 PM
Quote from: JoG2 on July 09, 2024, 01:29:39 PMThe mental gymnastics going on to downplay Harte & Devlin's contribution to Louth is fairly mad

Louth, not Meath, Cork or Kildare, were sleeping giant of the GAA, who knew? Well, who didn't know!
Thats it! Can take a team so far but can't compete with the top coaches and managers at the business end of the year ... 2008 to 2020 never beat Dublin, Kerry or Mayo in the championship... with Louth hockeyed by Dublin and following year with new manager gave a very respectable show against the Dubs... as for this year's championship.. jees!
So what top coaches are out there that have experience of beating Dublin and Kerry over the last 10 odd years that would be in the running?
That's for Derry to figure out. Logan and Dooher did it. So did Jimmy and Padraig Joyce
Given they were unavailable and there's no one else on the list. What was the next best thing to do? Maybe go for a manager who had kept his county involved at the business end of the season for decades?

The only issue was it was Harte and Derry. Not a good mix. It has feck all to do with MH's track record.
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Quote from: Truthsayer on July 09, 2024, 02:57:41 PM
Quote from: JoG2 on July 09, 2024, 01:29:39 PMThe mental gymnastics going on to downplay Harte & Devlin's contribution to Louth is fairly mad

Louth, not Meath, Cork or Kildare, were sleeping giant of the GAA, who knew? Well, who didn't know!
Thats it! Can take a team so far but can't compete with the top coaches and managers at the business end of the year ... 2008 to 2020 never beat Dublin, Kerry or Mayo in the championship... with Louth hockeyed by Dublin and following year with new manager gave a very respectable show against the Dubs... as for this year's championship.. jees!
So what top coaches are out there that have experience of beating Dublin and Kerry over the last 10 odd years that would be in the running?
#6
GAA Discussion / Re: Armagh v Kerry
July 09, 2024, 03:07:50 PM
Quote from: yellowcard on July 09, 2024, 02:46:25 PM
Quote from: naka on July 09, 2024, 02:34:40 PM
Quote from: tiempo on July 09, 2024, 02:27:30 PM
Quote from: balladmaker on July 09, 2024, 02:18:34 PMJaysus lads, what's all this negativity and managerial change talk about 4 days out from an All Ireland Semi Final.  Let's get the positive juices flowing ... Armagh by 5 pulling up!  8)

I fully believe Armagh could win this by a few, expecting a grade A performance as they'll need every ounce of it

But I fear Donegals name is on the cup, Armagh could win the semi only to lose an Ulster derby final, which would be excruciating
funny when coming out of the ulster final i said we will play them again but come out on the right side
fully expect an armagh/donegal final with us winning .

I'm not sure what this Donegal prediction is based on. Galway were the best team Armagh have faced this year by some distance. They really should have beaten us in Sligo in the group stages but for a goalkeeping error, while I thought we should have beaten Donegal in the Ulster final.

I'd fancy Galway to beat them on Sunday simply due to the fact that they have better footballers.
Would it not be fair to say people would rate Donegal's chances of progression higher than Armagh's.
#7
But it's not as if the GAA need it to be fully funded. They have god knows how many assets with dept against it. If they build a modest stadium and even if they only owe 50% of the dept is that not still a fair good position to be in?
#8
Tyrone / Re: Tyrone County Football and Hurling
July 09, 2024, 11:51:54 AM
I can't see it. The level of disinterest in the county is having a serious impact on attendance. I don't think I can remember as low a point in a long time. Just a general apathy to the county team.
#9
General discussion / Re: The far right
July 09, 2024, 11:47:25 AM
Quote from: burdizzo on July 09, 2024, 11:15:01 AM
Quote from: Father Murphy on July 09, 2024, 09:00:06 AMIt's funny how the Irish far right deny that they are far right but have no problem nailing their colours to the mast in support of the far right overseas.

As you know, the term "far right" is intended to vilify those with normal common-sense, who don't wish to see their countries transformed by uncontrolled immigration. It's irrelevant and pejorative. RN isn't "far right", Geert Wilders isn't "far right", Orban isn't "far right", and nor is AfD, Meloni in Italy, or Freedom Party in Austria. All just right-thinking and for the most part National Conservative. Why would right-thinking people take on the language of the deluded, resentful left?

😂
#10
Quote from: blanketattack on July 08, 2024, 06:11:23 PMHarte delivered Derry's first national silverware in 16 years.

It's more than Stephen Rochford, Padraic Joyce, Kieran McGeeney, etc have won as managers.
Eaten bread soon forgotten.

But it's good news. I can get back to hating on Derry without any conflicts of interest.
#11
General discussion / Re: The far right
July 08, 2024, 06:26:03 PM
Quote from: burdizzo on July 08, 2024, 04:57:11 PM
Quote from: Rossfan on July 08, 2024, 04:31:05 PMThe fkheads were all ready to take over the Governnent and institute a reign of naziesque terror on all who didn't meet their concept of Frenchness.
Thankfully the decent people of France stopped them unlike the Germans in 1933 or the Yanks in 2016 (2024????).

Haha! You forgotten your medication again?! Everyone knew RN wasn't going to get enough to form a government. Have you even been following this? Anyway, your hyperbole clearly indicates you're raging at how well the right is doing across Europe - but sadly it also exposes your contributions as utter horseshit.
I suppose doing well is subjective. Everton did well not to get relegated.
#12
General discussion / Re: Euro 2024
July 06, 2024, 06:36:39 PM
F**k. Fine finish.
#13
GAA Discussion / Re: Armagh v Kerry
July 06, 2024, 05:46:30 PM
Quote from: armaghniac on July 06, 2024, 05:21:21 PM
Quote from: trueblue1234 on July 06, 2024, 03:25:40 PMSurely if MH is a busted flush for not beating a Dublin, Kerry in years would we not need to attach the same criteria to KMcG? Until he beats one of the big teams there'll always be questions about how much he really brings to the table.
A beating by Kerry, and I'd still be of the opinion he's lacking to get Armagh over the line,

There are beatings and beatings. Being beaten by point where otherwise good players had bad wides or silly dispossessions is not really the fault of the manager.
Would not pushing on to try and get a winner be considered a fault? Or moving too defensive when the team plays better on the front foot?
#14
GAA Discussion / Re: Armagh v Kerry
July 06, 2024, 03:25:40 PM
Surely if MH is a busted flush for not beating a Dublin, Kerry in years would we not need to attach the same criteria to KMcG? Until he beats one of the big teams there'll always be questions about how much he really brings to the table.
A beating by Kerry, and I'd still be of the opinion he's lacking to get Armagh over the line,
#15
General discussion / Re: The Official Golf Thread
July 06, 2024, 11:54:40 AM
Leona Maguire has made history by becoming the first Irish player to win a Ladies European Tour event. Fantastic achievement. Great to see.