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GAA Discussion / Re: The untapped global potential of Gaelic games
« on: September 16, 2014, 05:02:12 PM »
Was it dynamite or Larry Reilly?

General discussion / Re: Scottish independence referendum thread
« on: September 16, 2014, 12:52:33 PM »
I know a few 'Yes' men who are campaigning quite a bit.

The whole thing has taken a nasty tone lately especially after the whole nick Robinson thing. a bit of tit for tat vandalism has been going on and a bit of nasty verbals.

They are hopeful but my feeling the 'No' side will win. Too much of a perceived risk but you never know.

One way or another the UK will be a different place on Friday.

General discussion / Re: Dogs
« on: September 16, 2014, 11:54:49 AM »
Christ. Anyone else got a suggestion?

General discussion / Re: Dogs
« on: September 16, 2014, 11:40:37 AM »
No wonder, ye mayo men were reared soft.

General discussion / Re: Dogs
« on: September 16, 2014, 11:31:33 AM »
The wife's dog arrived last week. He belonged to her parents previously. They have several dogs. He's not used to being on his own as her folks are retired and the other dogs are there.

Kept him in the kitchen the first few nights. Constant whining and banging the door for hours and bits the door frame. He stops and sleeps but if someone gets up during the night it starts again.

Put him in the shed last night and same again only the neighbours got to hear him too.

We don't want him in the bedroom as he snores and farts.

Any advice. I'm guessing just put up with it till he stops. It's like having a child I imagine.

General discussion / Re: Stag do
« on: September 11, 2014, 11:35:03 PM »
Have a stag do in Galway next March. Any recommended drinking spots, things to do, handy hotels?

GAA Discussion / Re: Martin Clarke's AFL Debut
« on: September 05, 2014, 08:57:36 AM »
Where is tommy Walsh these days? Still injured?

GAA Discussion / Re: GAA doing a deal with SkySports
« on: August 27, 2014, 10:29:29 AM »
Will anyone notice the difference  :P

Bit of a pain that folks in the UK who paid for GAAGO can't watch old games back that are under sky's domain. Can't watch the Sunday game either.

No, something equally stupid would be if say during the troubles some unknown individual from Outer Mongolia or burkina fasa decided to have a rant about one of our warring tribes and someone with plenty more to worry about actually went out of their way to take offence to it and someone else actually considered it newsworthy.

The Jews are a resilient bunch, I'm sure they'll recover from this heinous attack.

And sure if they feel threatened by the odd ill-judged tweet by some obscure individual they can be rest assured there's always the safety of their middle eastern home where they'll be kept at a safe distance from such barbed words and stinging diatribes.

General discussion / Re: Garden sheds
« on: August 19, 2014, 10:03:05 PM »
Going to build one myself out of wood. Need to source a few large logs to use as uprights and do a weatherboard cladding. It'll be a bit of a project but looking forward to get stuck in. Going to put reclaimed clay roof tiles on it too.

It'll be a grand excuse to sit outside, drink beer and stare at piles of wood and holes in the ground for a few months. I might even saw a bit of timber or two. There'll always be next summer to finish it off.

GAA Discussion / Re: GAA video game
« on: August 15, 2014, 01:42:43 PM »
For a sport that is only in its infancy in terms of its adaption to the video game world they should focus on playability and fun rather than trying to recreate the game too realistically. The realism can come later. 

Game players can forgive a lack of accurate details but as we saw with the earlier incarnations if it doesn't play well they might as well not bother.

Sensible Soccer being a prime example of this.

GAA Discussion / Re: For how long...
« on: August 10, 2014, 08:11:05 PM »
To be fair Hurling needs this change as much as football does.

GAA Discussion / Re: For how long...
« on: August 10, 2014, 07:51:24 PM »
It doesn't matter the team or the sport, the lack of competitiveness is bad for any sport. It's one thing for a team as Man U in the EPL that had won a lot but were at least challenged for their titles. It's not just the Dublin fans potentially turning off it's everyone.

Of course this might be Dublin peaking before a barren spell but either way it's in the GAA's own interest to try level the playing field as much as possible. I said it before, they should standardise the resources and facilities available to each county. GAA can do nothing about population differences but it should be able to ensure that Leitrim minors to seniors should have access to the same quality of gyms, training pitches, specialist coaching as their Dublin or Cork counterparts.

The NFL realised in the late 80's that they couldn't let the teams with the most money dominate the league as they new it would ruin the sport. So they brought in the salary cap and shared out all advertising revenue equally. The GAA should take note.

General discussion / Re: The UN, The Middle East and Southern Sudan.
« on: August 10, 2014, 05:06:24 PM »
Unfortunately these global scale bodies cannot be everywhere and anywhere and are subject to the political pressures at home too. Quite often it's hard to act conscientiously for both sides of a dispute and it would probably serve everyone better if it acted judiciously and brutally forceful but again it would lose support of the people.

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