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GAA Discussion / Water Breaks
« on: July 19, 2020, 03:26:01 PM »
If we are going to rob things from soccer, can we at least rob stuff worth robbing?

General discussion / Great Irish Sporting Myths
« on: July 16, 2020, 02:46:00 PM »
So as not to disrupt the Charlton thread.

What's your favourite Irish sporting myth.

A few to get the ball rolling.

- Big Jack used to buy huge rounds and pay by cheque knowing the publican would frame rather than cash. Was a demon for it, but no record of any framed cheque exists.

- Socrates played (and often won) Sigerson for UCD while studying in the Royal College of Surgeons after being passed by Bohs or Shels or both because he smoked. This was quite the feat as he visited Dublin once as coach of the Brazil team when they played Ireland in 2010. This one made the Sunday Tribune obituary to the man, so I think it wins.

-Limerick is the sports capital of Ireland

-Germanys away shirt is green because Ireland were the first team to play them after the war, even though Switzerland did and Germany always wore green away as thats the colour of the pitch.

-Rugby is the national sport

- Jason Sherlock/Anthony Tohill/Kevin Moran/Graham Geraghty were on trial at Liverpool/Arsenal/Man United and Dalgliesh/Wenger/Ferguson/Big Ron/Ray Parlour/Lee Dixon said they were the fittest guy they had ever seen and wrote it in their book, but the edition people have must have cut it as its not there now.

Floor is open.

GAA Discussion / Alan Brogans Tweet
« on: February 07, 2019, 09:28:54 AM »
Seems to have irritated absolutely everyone.

Did he need to bring soccer into it? Did he pick a good example considering that game sells out weeks in advance? Or is everyone over thinking it, if you cant bring the kids to the Dubs, you might bring them elsewhere with all the risks that brings.


GAA Discussion / Hurling & Camogie Get UNESCO Status
« on: November 29, 2018, 03:49:40 PM »

GAA Discussion / PuC and the Liam Miller Fundraiser
« on: July 18, 2018, 03:46:53 PM »
As you may or may not be aware as a charity fundraiser a Man U XI plays a Celtic/Ireland XI, usual celebrity infux, to raise funds for charity and the family of Liam Miller.

The organisers asked could they use Pairc Ui Caoimh and were turned down. Game is in Turners Cross and will generate a lot less. Similar story happened in Omagh when the GAA refused to allow a game to raise money for the families.

So what do we think? The rules are the rules? Or with the €30m the taxpayer put into the venue should common sense applied and a gesture made? Especially as its a fundraiser. The PR isnt great.


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