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Title: Tom Parsons
Post by: Jinxy on May 31, 2018, 09:55:52 AM
Great interview with Tom on Off The Ball yesterday evening.
Fantastic attitude to the road ahead of him as he recovers from quite possibly the worst injury I've seen on a football field.
One of life's good guys and I wish him all the best.

http://www.offtheball.com/podcasts/Off_The_Ball/GAA_on_Off_The_Ball/62290/Tom_Parsons_on_injury_recovery_and_the_road_back (http://www.offtheball.com/podcasts/Off_The_Ball/GAA_on_Off_The_Ball/62290/Tom_Parsons_on_injury_recovery_and_the_road_back)
Title: Re: Tom Parsons
Post by: Dinny Breen on May 31, 2018, 10:19:45 AM
Amazing positivity. Joe Molloy is a superb interviewer. A career in the BBC beckons.
Title: Re: Tom Parsons
Post by: Jinxy on May 31, 2018, 10:30:06 AM
Yeah, Joe Molloy is really good.
I only really listen to OTB when he's on, as I find the rest of them a bit annoying tbh.
The paper reviews on a Sunday are excellent when he does them too.
He's clearly in love with Tommy Walsh as well, and who can blame him?  ;D

https://twitter.com/MolloyJoe/status/995753041881071618 (https://twitter.com/MolloyJoe/status/995753041881071618)
Title: Re: Tom Parsons
Post by: Dinny Breen on May 31, 2018, 10:55:31 AM
Yeah, Joe Molloy is really good.
I only really listen to OTB when he's on, as I find the rest of them a bit annoying tbh.
The paper reviews on a Sunday are excellent when he does them too.
He's clearly in love with Tommy Walsh as well, and who can blame him?  ;D

https://twitter.com/MolloyJoe/status/995753041881071618 (https://twitter.com/MolloyJoe/status/995753041881071618)

Yea big drop in interview quality when he's not doing it. Eoin Sheehan is a good sidekick to him, the right level of smug sardonic yerra.

Walsh is infectious, would give him the Kildare football job. Lads would definitely becoming home on their shields for him.
Title: Re: Tom Parsons
Post by: Jinxy on May 31, 2018, 11:08:18 AM
Not sure if it's available to be found anywhere online, but Tommy went to Electric Picnic for the first time last year, before heading to Dublin to cover the hurling final.
His review of S-Club 7 nearly had me in tears.
There's a kind of innocence about him, but he's just such a genuine fella with no airs & graces.
You'd nearly forget what an outrageously talented hurler he was.
That's the Kilkenny way I suppose.
Title: Re: Tom Parsons
Post by: Jinxy on May 31, 2018, 11:16:35 AM
Tom Parsons reveals extent of 'excruciating' injury

"Iíve ruptured three of the four ligaments and Iíve torn the fourth. There are tears to the calf and hamstring as well and knee is fully dislocated.

"The pain was something that I just canít get my head around. Now I understand what 10 is, this was just excruciating. The pain was short term, it was temporary."


https://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2018/0531/967256-tom-parsons-reveals-extent-of-excruciating-injury/ (https://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2018/0531/967256-tom-parsons-reveals-extent-of-excruciating-injury/)
Title: Re: Tom Parsons
Post by: Dinny Breen on May 31, 2018, 11:23:07 AM
They were talking about Hurler/Football of the year on OTB this morning with Gooch and James O'Donoghue and played a clip of Austin Gleeson talking about how it affected him the following season. They referenced Kilkenny though and their attitude to "Hurler of the Year", basically they would use to take the piss out of each other, all they cared about was the team and each other, no place for individual awards. So yea humility and selflessness is definitely the Kilkenny way, you see with Dublin as well to an extent but with Dublin it just seems more manufactured.

Anyway OTB putting RTE to shame with their GAA coverage and players are definitely responding going by the length and number of interviews. Cian Lynch Limerick hurler was excellent yesterday, wouldn't get the time of day with RTE.
Title: Re: Tom Parsons
Post by: Walter Cronc on May 31, 2018, 11:57:51 AM
Used to be a fan of OTB but they've went too far with sticking the boot into Ulster Rugby IMO
Title: Re: Tom Parsons
Post by: Maroon Manc on May 31, 2018, 12:01:52 PM
OTB's coverage of the GAA has been outstanding in recent weeks. As for Parsons he came across very well and wish him all the best in his recovery.

Its going to take a huge show of mental strength for Parsons to get back in the Mayo jersey.
Title: Re: Tom Parsons
Post by: Jinxy on May 31, 2018, 12:25:48 PM

Anyway OTB putting RTE to shame with their GAA coverage and players are definitely responding going by the length and number of interviews. Cian Lynch Limerick hurler was excellent yesterday, wouldn't get the time of day with RTE.

Awful pity they lost the radio rights.
You'd find yourself paying way more attention to the less sexy games purely because their coverage was so good.
Title: Re: Tom Parsons
Post by: Dinny Breen on May 31, 2018, 12:28:02 PM
Used to be a fan of OTB but they've went too far with sticking the boot into Ulster Rugby IMO

Yea they over stepped the mark between sporting commentary and societal commentary particularly when they had that clown Paul Rouse talking about Rory Best.

Molloy though never offers his opinion, Gilroy and McIntyre though, pair of hyperbolic tits.
Title: Re: Tom Parsons
Post by: Cunny Funt on May 31, 2018, 12:31:53 PM
Great attitude to have but lets be honest at the age of 30 now its hard to see Parsons back playing for Mayo again with such a horrific injury but i wish him well and hope he does return.
Title: Re: Tom Parsons
Post by: Walter Cronc on May 31, 2018, 12:49:34 PM
Used to be a fan of OTB but they've went too far with sticking the boot into Ulster Rugby IMO

Yea they over stepped the mark between sporting commentary and societal commentary particularly when they had that clown Paul Rouse talking about Rory Best.

Molloy though never offers his opinion, Gilroy and McIntyre though, pair of hyperbolic tits.

100% Dinny. Gilroy very cringy at the min with the whole Careberry issue
Title: Re: Tom Parsons
Post by: Jinxy on May 31, 2018, 01:08:37 PM
OTB's coverage of the GAA has been outstanding in recent weeks. As for Parsons he came across very well and wish him all the best in his recovery.

Its going to take a huge show of mental strength for Parsons to get back in the Mayo jersey.

The strange thing is, if you practically snapped your tib/fib in half, you'd still be back much quicker from that injury than Tom is likely to be from his injury.
His knee joint basically completely rearranged itself.
Title: Re: Tom Parsons
Post by: galwayman on May 31, 2018, 01:14:59 PM
Used to be a fan of OTB but they've went too far with sticking the boot into Ulster Rugby IMO

Yea they over stepped the mark between sporting commentary and societal commentary particularly when they had that clown Paul Rouse talking about Rory Best.

Molloy though never offers his opinion, Gilroy and McIntyre though, pair of hyperbolic tits.

100% Dinny. Gilroy very cringy at the min with the whole Careberry issue
Molloy is the best sports broadcaster around imo.
McIntyre comes across as a know-it-all p***k to me.
Irritating in the extreme.
Title: Re: Tom Parsons
Post by: Jinxy on May 31, 2018, 01:22:40 PM
Don't like Gilroy at all.
The way he ends every sentence with a question mark, even when there is no actual question, really bugs me.
Richie McCormack and Nathan Murphy try WAY too hard to be funny and generate 'bantz'.
Molloy is head & shoulders above all of them.
Knows when to speak and when to listen.
Title: Re: Tom Parsons
Post by: trileacman on June 01, 2018, 02:10:43 PM
Mc Intyre is the worst. Not a single original thought has ever entered that mans head. A complete know-it-all, re-hash gobshite. Heís so bad Iíd rather listen to the RTE lads before him and I go out of m way not to listen to the RTE lads.
Title: Re: Tom Parsons
Post by: trileacman on June 01, 2018, 02:14:43 PM
Gilroy I donít find too bad but I understand what you mean by saying he leaves every sentence hanging as a question. OTB is better than RTE on the whole but at the same time OTB still has a lot of cliched views of sport and GAA too.
Title: Re: Tom Parsons
Post by: omaghjoe on June 01, 2018, 07:54:35 PM
I saw the video there Horrific,

Hard to see how he could get back to football from it, walking might even be tough. but all the best to him

Title: Re: Tom Parsons
Post by: IolarCoisCuain on June 02, 2018, 10:10:59 PM
Amazing positivity. Joe Molloy is a superb interviewer. A career in the BBC beckons.

The BBC are welcome to him. He was a talking arse the last time I listened to him, and he was shocking presenting the rugby - although I will concede that being saddled with a panel of deadbeats didn't help him any.
Title: Re: Tom Parsons
Post by: Gael85 on July 11, 2018, 06:03:16 PM
Was in gym today in Westpark Tallaght and Tom Parsons was doing a bit of gym work. Hopefully we will see him back in action next year.
Title: Re: Tom Parsons
Post by: orangeman on July 11, 2018, 06:05:55 PM
Was in gym today in Westpark  Tallaght and Tom Parsons was doing a bit of gym work. Hopefully be back in action next year.

It would be great to see alright but his injury was brutal. Getting back to playing any sort of ball will be incredible. Long road ahead for him.
Title: Re: Tom Parsons
Post by: Syferus on July 11, 2018, 06:15:51 PM
Was in gym today in Westpark Tallaght and Tom Parsons was doing a bit of gym work. Hopefully we will see him back in action next year.

If he even plays for his club in 2019 it will be a miracle.
Title: Re: Tom Parsons
Post by: From the Bunker on July 11, 2018, 08:03:49 PM
Was in gym today in Westpark Tallaght and Tom Parsons was doing a bit of gym work. Hopefully we will see him back in action next year.

If he even plays for his club in 2019 it will be a miracle.

Yes, the silence on his recovery and his date of return, tell it's own story. A public forum is not the place to discuss this matter.
Title: Re: Tom Parsons
Post by: tonto1888 on July 11, 2018, 08:17:13 PM
Was in gym today in Westpark Tallaght and Tom Parsons was doing a bit of gym work. Hopefully we will see him back in action next year.

If he even plays for his club in 2019 it will be a miracle.

Yes, the silence on his recovery and his date of return, tell it's own story. A public forum is not the place to discuss this matter.

Why? People genuinely want to see him back playing and would like to know how he is doing in his recovery
Title: Re: Tom Parsons
Post by: screenexile on July 12, 2018, 09:51:35 AM
Was in gym today in Westpark Tallaght and Tom Parsons was doing a bit of gym work. Hopefully we will see him back in action next year.

If he even plays for his club in 2019 it will be a miracle.

Yes, the silence on his recovery and his date of return, tell it's own story. A public forum is not the place to discuss this matter.

Why? People genuinely want to see him back playing and would like to know how he is doing in his recovery

Spoke to my knee surgeon the day after it happened and he was horrified about it! He said playing football again would be the very last consideration for that type of injury.

Fingers crossed itís not as bad as that and he makes a good recovery!
Title: Re: Tom Parsons
Post by: stephenite on July 12, 2018, 10:36:47 AM
Was in gym today in Westpark Tallaght and Tom Parsons was doing a bit of gym work. Hopefully we will see him back in action next year.

If he even plays for his club in 2019 it will be a miracle.

Yes, the silence on his recovery and his date of return, tell it's own story. A public forum is not the place to discuss this matter.

Of course itís the place to discuss it, donít be ridiculous
Title: Re: Tom Parsons
Post by: Beffs on July 12, 2018, 10:52:27 AM
Was in gym today in Westpark Tallaght and Tom Parsons was doing a bit of gym work. Hopefully we will see him back in action next year.

If he even plays for his club in 2019 it will be a miracle.

Yes, the silence on his recovery and his date of return, tell it's own story. A public forum is not the place to discuss this matter.

No, it doesn't. There IS no story yet regarding his recovery or his return date, because neither he nor his surgeon have a bulls notion as to when its going to be. His was a horrific injury & he is only now starting out on what will be a long & hard road to full day to day recovery, never mind match fitness. It'll be a long while yet before the medical professionals will be able to safely put dates on predictions. If they don't know, how are randomers are the internet supposed to even hazard a guess?
Title: Re: Tom Parsons
Post by: redzone on July 12, 2018, 12:09:01 PM
He got an automatic Honda jeep give to him there I see on Twitter
Title: Re: Tom Parsons
Post by: omagh_gael on July 12, 2018, 10:39:03 PM
He got an automatic Honda jeep give to him there I see on Twitter

Wise the fecking bap, would ye. It was a Toyota 😉