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Athenry didn't cover themselves in glory with how they handled the complaint by any means but Kimmage shouldn't have named the two people involved.

Having been a Juv Chair, Club Chair and lots of other county and national positions, I can honestly say that about 80% of issues I encountered in all that time were from pushy parents who felt their son/daughter were too good to play on a B team or their teammates on their own team weren't good enough for their son/daughter.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Joe Brolly
« on: April 16, 2018, 04:27:52 PM »
In Dublin I believe the county board assigns the schools to each club and then that clubs GPO can only attend those schools......


No parish rule in Dublin - the club Steering committee would typically look at what they're getting out of different schools and concentrate resources accordingly - lots of schools in Dublin with crossover between clubs.

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General discussion / Re: TV Show recommendations
« on: March 29, 2018, 09:06:10 PM »
Looming Tower (already recommended) is very good as is The Terror

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General discussion / Re: Gary Walsh - Laois player Tweet
« on: March 28, 2018, 09:07:53 PM »
Isn't he the same fella who tweeted at Parkinson that he was going to burst him over something?

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GAA Discussion / Re: "GAA is losing ground big time" - McGeeney
« on: March 22, 2018, 12:02:09 PM »
Kildare has 7 rugby clubs Barnhall (Leixlip/Celbridge), Naas, Cill Dara(Kildare) Newbridge, Clane, Athy, North Kildare(Maynooth/Kilcock). 1 u16 Dev Squad which feeds into the Leinster pathway.

I use to coach that u16 squad and notable professional rugby players produced are Adam Byrne, Joey Carberry, Jeremey Loughman and Adam Coyle, all who have played professionally in the last year. None of those 4 players, 2 of whom are props, with the exception of Byrne, whose brother was on the books of Man United, had shown much interest in GAA. So possibly 1 player was lost to Kildare in that period, in years gone by McFadden(Suncroft), Heaslip(Naas), Johne Murphy(Ellistown) Geordan Murphy(Naas) all showed underage GAA potential so any arguement could be made, just not a very strong one.

So player wise the GAA are not really losing out to rugby whereas Cribben, Brophy, Hurley and Flynn all tried their hand at AFL, a bigger threat if you want to call it that.

Attendance wise at county games Kildare is way down because we are shite and living in Dublin's shadow is killing any enthusiasm for the game. However the club game is pretty vibrant, Moorefield won the Leinster Club, Naas CBS won the Br Bosco Cup (Leinster A schools) and our minor teams are competitive, 3 of the last 5 Leinsters.

The majority of Leinster season ticket holders live in Dublin and Dublin GAA seemingly is the model we should all follow.

I like McGeeney but on this he is talking shite.

Yeah, I saw that Dinny.
Great achievement.
It's the first time I've even clocked them playing at 'A' level.
Have they come out of nowhere or is there a lot of work going on there?
Cormac Kirwan the new Kildare GAA Operations officer I believe was the brains behind it all.

More Dubs helping out Kildare

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GAA Discussion / Re: Paraic Duffy to Stand Down
« on: March 21, 2018, 10:21:05 PM »
When will we have the white smoke for his successor?

Friday

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General discussion / Re: Movie reccomendations
« on: March 21, 2018, 02:53:20 PM »
Watched Annihilation on Netflix at the weekend based on decent reviews. Didn't do it for me at all - 6/10 at a push.


Annihilation would be lucky to get a 4 from me - really bad.


Was looking forward to Annihilation after the very good reviews - it was awful

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General discussion / Re: Cycling
« on: March 09, 2018, 09:49:35 PM »
Yes, I've recently started using Zwift. I've done a couple of FTP tests, some group training rides, designed a couple of short workouts, and done one TT. Have to say it takes the boredom out of turbo training. Great job in my opinion.

Could anyone recommend a turbo (mid level pricing) that is fully equipped to work with zwift? Been toying with the idea for a while but not 100% sure on turbo requirements.

Pretty much, just connect it via Bluetooth to whatever device - Laptop/phone/iPad etc, update the software and calibrate it first time - ready to go in about two minutes.

Any turbo will work with Zwift once you have a Cadence & speed sensor.

If you mean a Smart Turbo that will adjust automatically if you choose a hilly course or create a custom workout - I use this one - https://tacx.com/product/vortex-smart/

Cheers, is that good to go straight out of the box? Apart from the zwift bit obviously.

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General discussion / Re: Running
« on: March 07, 2018, 01:19:09 PM »
Any trainer recommendations for a newbie runner to help with a dicky knee? Only started about a month and a half ago but have had to ease off the last week and a bit because my right knee has been aching.

You could get gait analysis done but that sounds like more a physio issue

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General discussion / Re: Cycling
« on: March 06, 2018, 02:37:29 PM »
Yes, I've recently started using Zwift. I've done a couple of FTP tests, some group training rides, designed a couple of short workouts, and done one TT. Have to say it takes the boredom out of turbo training. Great job in my opinion.

Could anyone recommend a turbo (mid level pricing) that is fully equipped to work with zwift? Been toying with the idea for a while but not 100% sure on turbo requirements.

Any turbo will work with Zwift once you have a Cadence & speed sensor.

If you mean a Smart Turbo that will adjust automatically if you choose a hilly course or create a custom workout - I use this one - https://tacx.com/product/vortex-smart/

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General discussion / Re: Running
« on: March 06, 2018, 11:51:09 AM »
Anyone ever do the Bray cliff trail 10k? It's on March 31st.....am thinking of doing it. I'd imagine it might be a nice run?

It's a nice run and the first 2k or so is all uphill.

The course is very narrow though once you get onto the cliff run itself so if you're looking to go anyway fast, get out in front of the main group.

Last 1.5/2kish is on the beach and back up the promenade.

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I don’t think a caul blustery night will suit d’dubs.

The fancy dans don't like it up em

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Mayo's post-2012 record against them –  P12 W0 D3 L9!
I remember a league game where some full forward destroyed us down in Castlebar. Was it 1-12 to 0-3 or something. First name Austin I think. Remember reading a comment by a Dub who was at it that this guy was one of the best forwards he'd ever seen. But obviously didnt come to much.  I was going to say it was 7 or 8 years ago, but my concept of time is brutal these days. Might have the 90s!
 

Was there myself that day. I remember the Dublin freetaker, name escapes me at the min getting awful abuse from a Dub fan after missing a simple free. Wayne something I think his name was.

It was Mossy Quinn.

Wayne McCarthy didn't feature under Lyons.

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Mayo's post-2012 record against them –  P12 W0 D3 L9!
I remember a league game where some full forward destroyed us down in Castlebar. Was it 1-12 to 0-3 or something. First name Austin I think. Remember reading a comment by a Dub who was at it that this guy was one of the best forwards he'd ever seen. But obviously didnt come to much.  I was going to say it was 7 or 8 years ago, but my concept of time is brutal these days. Might have the 90s!
 
Do recall that result alright, think it was mid-00's but not sure if Lyons or Caffrey was over the Dubs at the time.

That was under Tommy Lyons in 2004 - dark day

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GAA Discussion / Re: Garda escort brought college GAA star 100km
« on: February 21, 2018, 10:34:00 AM »
I was involved in the Tipperary set up in 2001 and it was £600 in old money to get the Garda escort from the team hotel to Croke Park on All Ireland day.
It's a nice little earner for the force.

This would've been ad-hoc though at a local level.

Same as Guards or friends of Guards getting collected after nights out and dropped home.

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