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General discussion / Re: Death Notices
« on: Today at 02:00:49 PM »
How did she die?


I'm more interested in how she lived.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Transfer rules
« on: Today at 12:05:00 PM »
True but in a voluntary amateur pastime if someone doesn't want to play for you.......


Ya but there are supposed to be rules in place to prevent "tapping up"......it's not just black and white.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Transfer rules
« on: Today at 11:51:34 AM »
Transfers within a county should be very difficult to get unless it's lads that are well past their prime. My understanding is that the county board will have to decide on a transfer and I don't believe you can appeal a transfer. I was down this road about 10 years ago with a lad leaving my own club. I won't go into it here but it was not a good situation. You have to defend the integrity of your club and your catchment area but it's a little like a divorce.....there are no winners.

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General discussion / Re: Running
« on: Today at 11:26:56 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?

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GAA Discussion / Re: Sigerson Cup 2018
« on: Today at 10:44:00 AM »
It was never a competition that did much for me bar one good days drinking after a UCD/Trinity game back in the day. The dodgy eligibility issues over the years have tarnished it a lot. Can be a good standard and enjoyable to watch but impacts too many other aspects of gaelic games. However, I think the history of the competition means it's something that should be preserved but it needs a new place in the calendar where it interferes with no other competitions. Late Nov/early Dec makes sense.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Mick O'Dwyer
« on: Today at 10:37:45 AM »
Read the story once, might have been Paidi's autobiography. If Kerry were playing say, Donegal in the league, Micko made sure to land into the Kerry dressing room afterwards with a couple of "Dun na nGall" O'Neills balls under his arms. And the league was a ball-nicking exercise for him.
Or when he was with Kildare and coming of the dressing room before the game. He met the referee and said "I glad to see you here today. We will need a good strict referee"
The ref was delighted with the praise from Micko.
Result Kildare win with a few soft frees


Referee management. We all do it to varying degrees and with varying degrees of success. It's an art!

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O Neill and Keane have turned down Stoke's offer.Still reckon they'd be away if the right offer with a long term contract came up in England.

Name a manager in the world of football who wouldn't??


I think our expectations with the players we have are unrealistic. I do think the style of play could be a little better though but if O'Neill was to leave who would we get that would be better? Mick McCarthy is what you're looking at. Maybe he would do better.

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General discussion / Re: Running
« on: Today at 10:24:53 AM »
Cheers. Found a nice short loop of 4k which has got me started but the idea of parking at GMIT and running into town along the quays is an excellent one. Used to run from near the G Hotel out to the start of the prom back in the summer. Racecourse will be ideal in the brighter evenings as well.

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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: Today at 09:13:11 AM »
Jose signing until 2021.

Christmas 2018 has arrived early for Seany!


He has left before the end of his contracts in other places. I live in hope.

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GAA Discussion / Re: FBD League 2018
« on: Today at 09:06:45 AM »
The counties should make a gentleman's agreement to play the final on Sunday and field the minors in February. The "result" can be corrected by letting someone score if needs be in the last few minutes.

That would "maintain the integrity" of the competition. Did you ever hear such rubbish.

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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: January 16, 2018, 12:09:08 PM »
So it looks like Sancez is going to Man U,  Where does he fit into the team and who loses out?


Unless there's a change in formation then Martial/Rashford or Lingard will be the losers from this. Mata has played a number of games in a row on the right - maybe he could be in bother. Who knows.

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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: January 16, 2018, 11:28:45 AM »
Pogba played against Bristol so that stat is a bit meaningless. I'm not saying he's useless, far from it, just think we need to appreciate he has weaknesses and is better deployed farther up the field.

One raking pass to Shaw on the left last night was really sublime.

Martial is thankfully back doing his stuff. I was worried his personal problems and badgering by the manager might make him decide to leave but thankfully not.

You're very harsh on Pogba, Matic was just as culpable last night and his form is a far greater worry. Apart from the West Brom game  he's been very average the last month.

Pogba is a potential world player of the year if he sorts out the defensive side of his game, he's already a world class player but can go to the next level with improvement.

Shaw did better last night defensively, lets hope he can continue to improve. I'd given up on him but he has the rest of the season to convince the manager.


I agree with everything you say. I am harsh on Pogba because I see how great he can be. Matic has been very ordinary recently. I know you'd given up on Shaw but I was always hopeful for the lad. Fingers crossed he's injury free and continues to play at this level.

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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: January 16, 2018, 10:18:58 AM »
Pogba played against Bristol so that stat is a bit meaningless. I'm not saying he's useless, far from it, just think we need to appreciate he has weaknesses and is better deployed farther up the field.

One raking pass to Shaw on the left last night was really sublime.

Martial is thankfully back doing his stuff. I was worried his personal problems and badgering by the manager might make him decide to leave but thankfully not.

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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: January 16, 2018, 09:36:59 AM »
Pogba was first class tonight.  8)

Utd rode their luck a few times in the first half tonight at the back. Stephen Ireland had two good chances totally unmarked.


Again I'm the voice in the wilderness but he was very mixed until the assist for Martial's goal after which Stoke basically folded. Lost possession a few times and left the middle wide open. United were very lucky not to concede one or two between Valencia and Martial's goals. He did plenty of good stuff too but lets be balanced. I really don't like him as one of the two central midfielders.

Gap down to 12. Realistically though United need to start beating the top sides if there's to be any remote hope of narrowing the gap further. Spurs away coming up and Burnley. Need 6 points out of those two.

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General discussion / Re: Death Notices
« on: January 15, 2018, 05:10:50 PM »
Very sorry to hear that. Beautiful, unique voice. RIP.

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