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GAA Discussion / Re: AIFSF Replay Mayo v Dublin, Sat 5th Sept. HQ.
« on: September 06, 2015, 09:34:39 AM »
Well done Dublin.Deserving winners today .Syferus ,would you ever fu-ck off in pushing your McStay agenda .Now is not the time

It's a fair point. Mayo may have made the wrong choice last Autumn. Tactics today were brutal. No real push on Cluxton's kickouts to exploit Dublin's weak middle, no ideas past kicking it to AOS. Caught on the Dublin 45 so often. Management had a whole match last week to think around those things and they seemed to arrive with very little different today.

Also thought Aslan were class. Great to see Christy Dignam in fine form.

After 53 minutes Syferus it looked like a good plan to me. Have you ever managed anyone?

Because with the best will in the world and the best plans- when a team hits you for 2 goals in 4 minutes there ain't much you can do about it on the sideline. It's not Football Manager you know.

Mayo players have to take some level of responsibility. It's the same bloody mistakes every year. And also lads like Aidan O Se need to turn up on big days too and not just against Sligo. They'd drive you to being an alcoholic

There was a lot of people saying by half time that they couldn't believe Mayo had learned nothing from the previous week Indiana. I thought that their plan was poor up to that point, and had been bailed out by some great long range score taking.

Also the Philly McMahon chance where he had 15m space in all directions was warning that the defensive set up up the middle was faulty.

Personally I thought Dublin were beginning to turn the game before Mayos goal, then the substitutes accelerated that. I thought Mayos management reacted very poorly to Seamy O'Shea's departure.

GAA Discussion / Re: AIFSF Replay Mayo v Dublin, Sat 5th Sept. HQ.
« on: September 05, 2015, 06:43:10 PM »
Game won and lost on the bench.

Mayo had a poor plan, and eventually it told. Jim Gavin's substitutions were timely and turned the game.

GAA Discussion / Re: AIFSF Replay Mayo v Dublin, Sat 5th Sept. HQ.
« on: September 05, 2015, 06:19:44 PM »
Switch of hands goal should have been disallowed.

Does anybody know the rules in here?? Nonsense!

My understanding is that you can switch hands once? If it wasn't a goal then it was probably a penalty.

GAA Discussion / Re: AIFSF Replay Mayo v Dublin, Sat 5th Sept. HQ.
« on: September 05, 2015, 06:14:57 PM »
Yellow rather than black I'd have thought.

However if it's main effect is to move Aidan o'Shea out the field and end the wasteful long balls it could end up being a positive for Mayo.

GAA Discussion / Re: Kerry V Tyrone Fodder AISF 23rd August 2015
« on: August 24, 2015, 08:11:51 PM »
Surely the better team is the one that's calm and collected enough to capitalize on the chances it gets?

I haven't seen him mentioned here but I though Donnachadh Walsh was excellent yesterday- the narrative of him being a workhorse ignores consistently intelligent runs and smart, quick ball movement.

Cheers lads. When people say good things it helps the push to always get a wee bit better.

You're much too kind.

I'm using nothing mad. Just a Canon 500D with a mid range zoom. I think the church was taken using the kit lens.

These are newer:

Dun Laoghaire West Pier by ciaran_mcg, on Flickr

Howth_ Lighthouse2 by ciaran_mcg, on Flickr

Hiya AZ,

I don't think I'll have ye time to properly devote to the league this year, so Caught Red Hernandez would like to withdraw.

However like the Cleveland Browns- I'll be back!


General discussion / Re: TV Show recommendations
« on: August 08, 2014, 10:24:46 PM »
Anyone followed Ray Donovan?

Skipped by it a couple of times but last night decided to take the plunge and having looked at a few reviews and the cast list decided it might be worth a watch. Well the 1st episode was the corniest piece of shite I watched in ages with far too much going on. Anyone followed it through? Is it worth persevering with?

Yep, onto season 2. Stick with it. Plenty going on. Ray's wife is a bit annoying though.
+1 to all of the above. Where have I seen the female reporter before? Nrico will know...

Hocus Pocus is where I remember her from.  You would probably remember her from Eyes Wide Shut.  Near sure she was the naughty girlfriend in that Josh Hartnett film about going off the loving for 40 days.

Rule 1

General discussion / Re: Most Dominant Champion
« on: August 08, 2014, 10:20:52 PM »
Red Auerbach's Boston Celtics in the 1950s and 1960s deserve a mention.

I think even Auerbach would admit that "Bill Russell's Boston Celtics" is more apt- 11 titles in 13 years, with his last 2 (I think) coming as player-coach.

Michael Jordan's Chicago Bulls' 6 in 6 full seasons (broken by his first retirement), and the fact that he never lost in the NBA Finals deserves a mention.

Hiya lads. Ive been stopping and starting photography for a year or two- I struggle with setting aside enough time. These are a few of my favourites...

KeyWestBassPlayer by ciaran_mcg, on Flickr

Brooklyn Bridge Sundown by ciaran_mcg, on Flickr
(This was taken with no tripod in low light so its perhaps not the sharpest, but I love the view)

Shine A Light by ciaran_mcg, on Flickr

Redmond Bridge, Waterford by ciaran_mcg, on Flickr
(I think this is probably too dark- need to recalibrate my laptop screen!)

IMG_3191 by ciaran_mcg, on Flickr

Mary Elizabeth.jpg by ciaran_mcg, on Flickr

Feedback is very welcome.

General discussion / Re: The Palestine thread
« on: July 25, 2014, 10:52:25 AM »

Putting aside all the politics and bullshit surrounding this for a moment. There can be no possible justification for what's in this Jon snow report.


Ireland didn't cancel tonight. Brooks did.

General discussion / Re: TV Show recommendations
« on: March 04, 2014, 08:02:29 AM »
One to go in True Detective!

Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant!!!

General discussion / Re: The 2014 Six Nations Thread
« on: February 25, 2014, 08:49:50 AM »
Ref concusions, it's hard to bemoan the  sanitising of sport when stories like this are becoming more common:

There isn't YET evidence that this is happening more, but it stands to reason that as players get bigger, faster, and stronger, and collisions become more jarring the current players will face more problems in later life than those in the past.

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