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GAA Discussion / Re: TG4 - Club Championships Coverage
« on: October 17, 2021, 06:01:59 PM »
Number 7 for the losers was a hard nut, just wouldnít mess with him

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: October 16, 2021, 02:22:55 PM »
Referees ref the match, after the final whistle thatís that. Whatever comes from appeals is not the refís concern tbh. I personally wouldnít get flustered over it

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General discussion / Re: People you admire
« on: October 16, 2021, 09:20:45 AM »
A fella in Derry, Daniel Quigley, who lost his father Colm (who was probably the best triathlete in the town) to suicide 10 years ago, is currently training to undertake 10 Ironmen in 10 days, to raise money for Pieta House. Absolutely incredible.

How far exactly is and Ironman?
2.4 mile swim followed by a 112 mile cycle finished with a nice wee 26.2 mile marathon run lol

The Ďdecathoní is that distance ten times in ten daysÖ. Thereís an Offaly man that did it a few years ago, he won the race, itís outrageous

I presume you mean Gerry Duffy. From Mullingar.

Midlands man then lol! Met him at a conference in Croke, he does inspirational speeches

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General discussion / Re: People you admire
« on: October 16, 2021, 08:31:35 AM »
A fella in Derry, Daniel Quigley, who lost his father Colm (who was probably the best triathlete in the town) to suicide 10 years ago, is currently training to undertake 10 Ironmen in 10 days, to raise money for Pieta House. Absolutely incredible.

How far exactly is and Ironman?
2.4 mile swim followed by a 112 mile cycle finished with a nice wee 26.2 mile marathon run lol

The Ďdecathoní is that distance ten times in ten daysÖ. Thereís an Offaly man that did it a few years ago, he won the race, itís outrageous

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: October 15, 2021, 10:49:45 PM »
Schools playing at high levels e.g mcrory is a massive boost to a lads development. Going to training after school is much easier than making a development panel and travelling round the counTy to train.
Back in the day Eddie McToal and Hugh Mcgettigan would be driven st marys on to competing in mcrory and the age groups below. maybe the current bunch of teachers don't have the same passion? they are volunteers like the other 99% of us in the Gaa so cant be too hard on them but i think committed teachers is what is missing in the schools not the talent
How long is it since St Maryís regularly competed in the MacRory Cup?
How long are those teachers retired?

Did they lose the passion & commitment?

Or perhaps the talent began to dry up. Perhaps the passion & commitment was lost by pupils rather than teachers. Perhaps staying behind at school to train isnít as easy for lad today as it was 20 years ago.

A 1,000%!!!  The commitment levels required by all (staff, players, parents) is not there, outside coaches would help drive it by better conditioning, but those competing regularly at Mcrory level are similar to the levels the boys train at schools rugby cup teams, Inst, Methody, and the rest, itís hard work, some kids ainít up to hard work, theyíd rather go to the gym to look good and tell everyone on social media!!

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GAA Discussion / Re: Congress
« on: October 15, 2021, 07:32:07 PM »
Like said if people think itís a good idea then crack on, I did the games at Croke one Saturday night, Dubs were playing a hurling football doubleheader, great night and was lucky enough to get the tickets from a great aul poster on here, Budweiser, but it was a Saturday.

If I lived in Ballycastle and was part of the county team and we were playing Dublin senior hurling, 7.30 throw in, what time would I need to be heading to a game at? Now remember Iím working till 5

Soccer matches (at least semi-pro Tbf) have been played on Friday nights for years. McKenna cup games have been played midweek for years. I have several friends work on building sites , but all finish early in a Friday . Our club have had to travel to far end of the county for 7pm games for years. 8pm start for selected ďďlocal gamesĒ is very doable and very attractive. As there would be advanced notice a player could take leave on the Friday afternoon. For such one-off high profile games, most  employers would be amenable to this. I imagine the GPA would negotiate appropriate redress to avoid discrimination of players .  The promotional benefit of FNF is too good an opportunity to continue missing out on . The GAA had several grounds around the country under-utilised , letís play more county games in a condensed season, and the extra revenue can be ploughed into grassroots . The  casement scenario mentioned above is relevantÖinvest in giving Antrim a scaled down replacement of casement(which was rarely filled) , and plough the rest of the money into grassroots in Ulster ( which the IFA did). A glamorous more lucrative county game should become a cash cow for grassroots development IMHO. This split season , and fairer merit-based Intercounty game, could bring us to a new level: inter-county and club . Bring it on!

Like I said if players and county managers are happy with it then carry on, I personally as a supporter wouldnít want to finish work at five and head off 60+ miles on a Friday night. Why not have it at 3pm on a Saturday like soccer?

I know from personal experience as a player/manager of club that weíd better performances when not heading 60 miles to a game during the dark nights..

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GAA Discussion / Re: Brawl at Wicklow U15 match
« on: October 15, 2021, 01:57:20 PM »
is a true a referee was a kidnapped at a game recently

No its not, its an urban myth that I have never seen any evidence off.

No, its not a myth, it happened after a game in a Munster county

Nearly happened up here but couldnít fit the ref in the boot  ;D

well it was a mini they tried getting him in to

Cheeky fecker

 ;D ;D

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GAA Discussion / Re: Congress
« on: October 14, 2021, 10:52:09 PM »
Like said if people think itís a good idea then crack on, I did the games at Croke one Saturday night, Dubs were playing a hurling football doubleheader, great night and was lucky enough to get the tickets from a great aul poster on here, Budweiser, but it was a Saturday.

If I lived in Ballycastle and was part of the county team and we were playing Dublin senior hurling, 7.30 throw in, what time would I need to be heading to a game at? Now remember Iím working till 5

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GAA Discussion / Re: Congress
« on: October 14, 2021, 10:33:52 PM »
MR2 thereís club championship games being played midweek all across Ireland at the minute. Often in grounds an hour away from home.

The prep is the same. The travel is the same. The floodlights are the same. And pro rata the stakes are the same.

If itís 1-2 times a year everyone gets on board with it.

Honestly think youíre overplaying this one.

County and club is different. County league and club league different as is championship also different, they ainít players all from one side of the county, they possibly 60/70 miles away from a meeting point to head another 50/60 miles?

Look itís my view if you think itís viable the crack on

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GAA Discussion / Re: Congress
« on: October 14, 2021, 10:20:48 PM »
why dont rte show friday night or early saturday afternoon games for divsion 3 and 4 if proposal b happens to give them exposure try and pick the most important game of the week in those leagues.

So players/coaches/supporters of counties should travel on a Friday night 100+ miles after work to a game and another 100+ and get home after midnight? To satisfy who?

I donít think itís unreasonable to think that thereíll be 1-2 Friday night games every week. Just a bit of commonsense needs shown. Run through each the fixtures. If the county grounds of those involved are more than 50km apart, rule it out. And if none meet that criteria, then thereís no Friday night game that week. Pick a match or two from whatís left.

Donít try to tell me the players, supporters and media wouldnít get a tremendous lift from a standalone prime time a lot on national tv. Especially a D4 or D3 county.

So letís get this straight, teams prepare a good hour before the games nowadays, good pre match meal then head off to somewhere 50 + miles, to play under lights possibly depending on time of year, for what? And as supporters they give up their time also?

So Iím working on a building site till five on a Friday then prep for a game at county level.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Congress
« on: October 14, 2021, 09:38:39 PM »
why dont rte show friday night or early saturday afternoon games for divsion 3 and 4 if proposal b happens to give them exposure try and pick the most important game of the week in those leagues.

So players/coaches/supporters of counties should travel on a Friday night 100+ miles after work to a game and another 100+ and get home after midnight? To satisfy who?

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GAA Discussion / Re: Brawl at Wicklow U15 match
« on: October 14, 2021, 08:37:33 PM »
Was there not a ref put in a boot with their kid on the back seat once?

Some supporters need to really catch themselves on though, itís counter productive on so many levels

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GAA Discussion / Re: Brawl at Wicklow U15 match
« on: October 14, 2021, 08:31:46 PM »
is a true a referee was a kidnapped at a game recently

No its not, its an urban myth that I have never seen any evidence off.

No, its not a myth, it happened after a game in a Munster county

Nearly happened up here but couldnít fit the ref in the boot  ;D

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General discussion / Re: TV Show recommendations
« on: October 13, 2021, 11:53:15 PM »
For sure. Stories behind all the dead as the program showed.

Mo was a goner from vv early doors, admittin to throwin away a second phone as it would make him look guilty....ironic too that hes got 90% of the publicity but the 3 others got longer sentences..

Greed, pure unadulterated greed, no f**king morals. They are the ones that got caught, how many are still doing it daily?

This year was the largest numbers that made the channel crossing, Iím sure the figures are high for deaths due to the crossings!


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General discussion / Re: Price of a Pint
« on: October 13, 2021, 09:18:24 PM »
Crazy stuff going for a night out in Belfast is it really worth it??

Is it really a surprise young people are turning to the much cheaper and more dangerous buzz?!

we need a United Ireland for more reasonable prices.

Just stay out of the centre of town pint local, theyíll get the hint

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