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GAA Discussion / Re: International rules
« on: November 20, 2017, 03:25:40 PM »
Good post Cavan.
Some people on this forum seem to expect the Sky to fall at any moment every day of the week.
Negative after negative about everything.
One big question from Saturday - whose ghost hit O'Shea in the face??

Reasonable constructive criticism is not negativity.
To try to reinforce the main concern:
It’s the equivalent of the English Amateur rugby league jetting off to New Zealand to play the All blacks in a hybrid game including scrummaging. Wouldn’t happen , crazy stuff! I Wouldn’t glibly dismiss the Barrett assault, such tackles are very rare in Gaelic football , yet they are almost guaranteed in every game of this Rules fiasco, and are committed by ~20stone professional athletes.
 The argument that “ the players like it” - (of course they do, it’s a chance to represent their country on an all expenses trip to the other side of the world ) , does not trump the GAA’s responsibility to look after player safety.

maybe I ave missed it but I haven't seen anyone glibly dismiss the tackle on Barrett. It was cowardly and borderline assault in my opinion

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GAA Discussion / Re: International rules
« on: November 20, 2017, 02:30:03 PM »
Amusing seeing Big Dick calling out the Dublin players for snubbing the Aussie Rules team and the players kicking up a fuss.

Whatever why you cut it, the entire Dublin contingent opting out was a snub so they’d be better served to stop telling people piss is rain and expecting them to believe it. No one likes them to begin with but they’re really giving no one any reason not to dislike them with craic like this.

Going off to Australia to play professionals without any players from our best and only professional side was obviously a bad start to say the least.

We don't have any professional sides

You just keep telling yourself that. If it makes it easier to believe the lie.

"engaged in a specified activity as one's main paid occupation rather than as an amateur."

That's not any of our players or teams

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GAA Discussion / Re: International rules
« on: November 19, 2017, 08:37:58 AM »
Amusing seeing Big Dick calling out the Dublin players for snubbing the Aussie Rules team and the players kicking up a fuss.

Whatever why you cut it, the entire Dublin contingent opting out was a snub so they’d be better served to stop telling people piss is rain and expecting them to believe it. No one likes them to begin with but they’re really giving no one any reason not to dislike them with craic like this.

Going off to Australia to play professionals without any players from our best and only professional side was obviously a bad start to say the least.

We don't have any professional sides

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GAA Discussion / Re: International rules
« on: November 18, 2017, 10:29:56 AM »
Think we can put to bed the nonsense that the Australians don't care

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« on: November 17, 2017, 02:22:37 PM »

We should be abusing the parentage rule more, not less. Ffs, take Arter, McCarthy, Christie out and we'd be removing most of the half young, half decent players in the fúcking squad. Jon Walters when fit was still a damn sight better than No Goals Murphy or Long.

People only remember results, not accents.

McCarthy, Christie  and decent in the same sentence??  Walters wasn't bad in fairness.
But if we abuse the parentage rule (even) more, we might end up with a completely bastardised international team, highly unrepresentative of our nation. Maybe bite the bullet now while we have time and space to do so, develop what young home-grown talent we have and see where it takes us. Iceland, though no oil painting on the eye, did this with less resources and made progress.

McCarthy at his best is our best midfielder. The current Irish system totally bypasses midfield play of any kind and operates with midfield playing as if it were a second defense.

Nothing bastardised about giving yourself the best shot to win. People seem to forget how many of the heroes of old were exactly what you’re decrying. You identify lads who genuinely want to play at international level and see if they’re good enough, nothing else even comes into the equation unless you’re on some sort of jingoistic jaunt.

There is a world of difference between Walters and Arter in terms of their affinity with Ireland - just saying.

its funny how people accept non irish soccer players a lot more readily than non irish rugby players. Why is that? (Not aimed at anybody quoted in this post)

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General discussion / Re: Bob Geldof
« on: November 14, 2017, 04:59:06 PM »
Deserves a thread of its own, I think.

Am I being a begrudger or is he really an insufferable West Brit bollox?

What's happened?

Gave back his freedom of Dublin because he didn't want to be associated with a murderer.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/nov/13/bob-geldof-renounces-honour-also-held-by-aung-san-suu-kyi

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GAA Discussion / Re: We need to talk about Diarmuid
« on: November 14, 2017, 10:35:26 AM »
Reports were that Connolly was unlikely to play v Rathnew as he was carrying an injury. In fairness he always seems to tog for the club in football and hurling and gives of his best. The greatest players have had poor games. Give the lad a break. On his day he has been among the best I've seen.

The personalisation of inter-county rivalry through demeaning comments about players, which is often based on gossip and inuendo etc is childish. I don't know Diarmuid Connolly but I'm happy to believe that, while he may have been involved in a stupid drink fuelled incident, he is still a decent lad who made a mistake. I take my cue from Leeroy Keegan who is happy to shake his hand and leave what happens on the field on the field. What happens off the field should be adjudicated properly in the courts of justice and not in the court of public prejudice.

But he isn't.

in your opinion and its only ever gonna be an opinion whether he is or isnt

There's a difference between saying Colm Cavanagh is the best player of a generation and saying Gooch is. All opinions are not created equally.

Connolly's claim has be been more than exposed in the last two or three years when he should have been at his peak.

Yet everyone is entitle to heir iplayer noon as valid you as you or I may or may not think they are true
I think your spellchecker is suffering from a massive hangover. ;D

just noticed that, I have no idea what was going on there  ;D ;D ;D

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General discussion / Re: Bob Geldof
« on: November 14, 2017, 09:59:32 AM »
Like him or not he is helping turn attention to the atrocities in Myanmar. Watched some of the newsnight film last night. It is sickening what is going on there at the minute. It reminds you how evil humanity can be and how sheltered we can be here.

I don't like him. He is a hypocrite but you are right. What is going on over there is disgusting and if it takes this idiot to highlight it for many people then its a good thing

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General discussion / Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« on: November 14, 2017, 09:53:27 AM »
I'm guessing nobody on here was following Ireland in the RLWC?
 
Games were hard to find bbc seemed to give the irish ones a miss. Saw some of the png game on premier sports online so was gutted when they lost knowing that was that. Shame as they win 2 and go out and samoa draw one and progress a bit if a farce all round

I think BBC have only shown English games so far.
It was a shame but hopefully it gives Ireland something to build on RL wise

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General discussion / Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« on: November 13, 2017, 10:28:27 PM »
I'm guessing nobody on here was following Ireland in the RLWC?

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GAA Discussion / Re: International rules
« on: November 13, 2017, 06:55:09 PM »
Marc O'Sé is dead right.
No wonder ourselves and Dublin don't bother with this nonsense anymore.

Were any Meath players asked to take part?

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GAA Discussion / Re: We need to talk about Diarmuid
« on: November 13, 2017, 06:52:25 PM »
Reports were that Connolly was unlikely to play v Rathnew as he was carrying an injury. In fairness he always seems to tog for the club in football and hurling and gives of his best. The greatest players have had poor games. Give the lad a break. On his day he has been among the best I've seen.

The personalisation of inter-county rivalry through demeaning comments about players, which is often based on gossip and inuendo etc is childish. I don't know Diarmuid Connolly but I'm happy to believe that, while he may have been involved in a stupid drink fuelled incident, he is still a decent lad who made a mistake. I take my cue from Leeroy Keegan who is happy to shake his hand and leave what happens on the field on the field. What happens off the field should be adjudicated properly in the courts of justice and not in the court of public prejudice.

But he isn't.

in your opinion and its only ever gonna be an opinion whether he is or isnt

There's a difference between saying Colm Cavanagh is the best player of a generation and saying Gooch is. All opinions are not created equally.

Connolly's claim has be been more than exposed in the last two or three years when he should have been at his peak.

Yet everyone is entitle to heir iplayer noon as valid you as you or I may or may not think they are true

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GAA Discussion / Re: We need to talk about Diarmuid
« on: November 13, 2017, 05:18:45 PM »
Reports were that Connolly was unlikely to play v Rathnew as he was carrying an injury. In fairness he always seems to tog for the club in football and hurling and gives of his best. The greatest players have had poor games. Give the lad a break. On his day he has been among the best I've seen.

The personalisation of inter-county rivalry through demeaning comments about players, which is often based on gossip and inuendo etc is childish. I don't know Diarmuid Connolly but I'm happy to believe that, while he may have been involved in a stupid drink fuelled incident, he is still a decent lad who made a mistake. I take my cue from Leeroy Keegan who is happy to shake his hand and leave what happens on the field on the field. What happens off the field should be adjudicated properly in the courts of justice and not in the court of public prejudice.

But he isn't.

in your opinion and its only ever gonna be an opinion whether he is or isnt

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General discussion / Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« on: November 13, 2017, 04:20:23 PM »
the FAI milked granny rule to its last but this residency rule is a joke. so by your criteria CJ Stanbder is a good player so its ok.

he is taking some lad from Cork Con or Shannon or Young Munsters spot no matter how its dressed up.

its not like they are Pat Duignan and entitled to play for Ireland ( off and google that one Sfyeris)

they are entitled to play for Ireland though or else they wouldn't be playing

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GAA Discussion / Re: Joe Brolly
« on: November 13, 2017, 03:09:45 PM »
Back to the thread.  Pointless wasting time on the brainwashed unable to accept that those committing violence carry the entire blame the consequences for their actions.  Perhaps it's the only way they can analyse away the futility of 30 years of conflict.

This week's sermon:

https://www.independent.ie/sport/columnists/joe-brolly/joe-brolly-we-do-things-differently-up-north-just-ask-henry-shefflin-36311180.html

In short, Slaughtneil brilliant, Creggan not so good, nobody can understand us in the North.

What was Ray McCartney in jail for?

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