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Never understood this. Especially these days with teams so good at keeping possession meaning you likely wonít get another chance st goal. I still canít brlieve COC didnít work it in for a goal in 2013.

When you have a free nearer goals, and you have the time and space to work something, do it.

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General discussion / Re: Stairway to Heaven Fermanagh
« on: July 16, 2019, 11:05:32 PM »
My main memory of the Marble Arch Caves was saving a wee toddler from falling down those stairs in the gift shop. Noticed her corner of my eye edging near, parents didnít see her toddle off. Jesus when I think of what could have happened.

Marble Arch caves are good, but feckin freezing down there. Am I right in saying you get a wee boat ride, or am I confusing that with somewhere else? Never done the walk though. Would like to though.

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GAA Discussion / Re: The Sunday Game
« on: July 16, 2019, 02:34:39 PM »
Oisin McConville and Marry Clarke were consistently excellent on the BBC coverage. Mark Sidebottom is also a far better presenter than commentator.

Especially when he does things like fist-bumping the two pundits  ;D

A bit unorthodox is aul Sidey, but heís a decent scud. The show wouldnít be the same if he wasnít there. He bounces well off Oisin and Marty.

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GAA Discussion / Re: The Sunday Game
« on: July 16, 2019, 09:59:44 AM »
ToS is a reasonable pundit comes across as genuine enuff apart from when talking about Kerry. After the Munster final he had the whole country convinced  Kerry were useless.

Brolly continues to out do himself. Score counting was hilarious not to mention how Donegal are offensive maestros now and Tyrone just park the bus  ::)

Then there was the bit were he tried to call out ToS for saying Tyrone had lost their nerve.. when the only person had that was himself (in the middle of the Donegal Meath analysis no less ;D)...shows the level of narcissism hes at that only hears himself.

Hilarious stuff altogether

Whether TOS or anyone, is a good or bad pundit, he should be allowed to speak and  get his point across without that bollix constantly cutting in and disrupting his flow and concentration.

When I see Brolly on TSG, or Ger Canning on commentary, I have the same reaction, ďAh, for f**ks sake!Ē

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GAA Discussion / Re: The Sunday Game
« on: July 16, 2019, 12:07:58 AM »
Just watching the rest of TSG earlier. TOS talks about Donegal v Meath, Brolly butts in. TOS tries to finish his point and Brolly keeps rabbiting on. TOS then makes a face, and raises the eyebrows, more or less to say, how the hell can I get talking with this bollix here?

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General discussion / Re: The Cricket thread
« on: July 15, 2019, 11:12:24 PM »
Trinity College is a top place to sit and watch too if youre about Dublin. On a sunny day there could be hundreds sitting round, drinking beer, picnicking, smoking a doobie, not too many of them watching the cricket mind  :) Nevertheless a fantastic place to people watch and take in the sound of willow on leather.

Remember Frank Skinner saying similar in an interview. He said he used to go to Edgbaston to watch it, but the cricket itself was just a side issue. Watch the man bat, applaud, then turn around to your mate, and say ďso, what were you saying?Ē

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General discussion / Re: The Cricket thread
« on: July 15, 2019, 05:24:08 PM »
Strange view on the rugby. You ďdetest everything to do with rugby, and feel no connection or have no interest towards the Ireland rugby team. None whatsoever.Ē yet you're interested and connected enough to want them beat? Just donít watch it or pay any attention to it. Itís the same with the womenís World Cup there was as many people shouting from the rooftops saying they couldnít stand it as there was people saying they were loving it. Itís a weird way to live. Must be the social media age.

Reading Benny's posts it is becoming apparent that his dislike and detestation of cricket and rugby respectively is down to social class or division. He detests that which he believes is something belonging to a different social class from himself and he lacks the confidence to deal with this social division as he perceives it.

Where did I infer that?

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General discussion / Re: The Cricket thread
« on: July 15, 2019, 02:12:04 PM »
Weíll never hear the end of this!
Don't worry, Ireland are going to beat them in the Test match at Lords this month!

Iím not sure how I should be feeling about that  :-\
Why's that then? You want England to win?!

I just canít support England at anything. But I mean, itís cricket like. It hardly fills me with pride or gets me all patriotic to see Ireland beat England at cricket.

Iíd imagine itís a bit like how some unionists from Co Armagh or Tyrone might have felt seeing their respective county team win the Sam Maguire in the 2000ís.
Why not?  It's a game run on a 32 county basis.  Do you feel the same about rugby too?  Quite sad too that you bring your analogy with unionists and GAA into something like this.

I understand itís a 32 county team and all that, but itís cricket. I mean... cricket.

Actually, I lied earlier. I would rather England win than the Ireland rugby team. I detest everything to do with rugby, and feel no connection or have no interest towards the Ireland rugby team. None whatsoever. (However, the cricket thing I wouldnít wish them beaten).

Yes, but itís the only thing I could sort of compare it to. Would I be right in saying that?

What about netball, will you be supporting N.Ireland at the current world cup given two top players from Armagh and Tyrone are playing?

I am aware of Caroline OíHanlon, and the Tyrone player on the team. But like the cricket, I wonít be bothered either way.

Fair play to them for getting international attention, playing in the WC etc, but thatís all I can say about it.

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General discussion / Re: The Cricket thread
« on: July 15, 2019, 02:06:43 PM »
Genuinely interested here what does 'but it's cricket' mean?

Exactly that. Itís cricket. Played in a few pockets of Ireland, generally in middle/upper class areas. Itís not even a predominantly unionist thing (in the same way that the GAA is predominantly a catholic/nationalist thing). Youíd rarely see cricket fields anywhere or youngsters out playing it.

So, ireland beating England (or anyone) at cricket, weíll itís not something Iíd be excited about. Itís like Ireland beating some country at Ploughing, hedge cutting or pancake-making. As I said before, I wont be wanting them beaten either. It doesnít really bother me either way.

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General discussion / Re: The Cricket thread
« on: July 15, 2019, 09:47:47 AM »
Weíll never hear the end of this!
Don't worry, Ireland are going to beat them in the Test match at Lords this month!

Iím not sure how I should be feeling about that  :-\
Why's that then? You want England to win?!

I just canít support England at anything. But I mean, itís cricket like. It hardly fills me with pride or gets me all patriotic to see Ireland beat England at cricket.

Iíd imagine itís a bit like how some unionists from Co Armagh or Tyrone might have felt seeing their respective county team win the Sam Maguire in the 2000ís.
Why not?  It's a game run on a 32 county basis.  Do you feel the same about rugby too?  Quite sad too that you bring your analogy with unionists and GAA into something like this.

I understand itís a 32 county team and all that, but itís cricket. I mean... cricket.

Actually, I lied earlier. I would rather England win than the Ireland rugby team. I detest everything to do with rugby, and feel no connection or have no interest towards the Ireland rugby team. None whatsoever. (However, the cricket thing I wouldnít wish them beaten).

Yes, but itís the only thing I could sort of compare it to. Would I be right in saying that?

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GAA Discussion / Re: The Sunday Game
« on: July 14, 2019, 11:52:00 PM »
I wish theyíd take that ignoramus Brolly off that show.

Constantly cutting in and disrupting TOSís flow of speech. The bollix never got enough backs of the hand upside the jaw as a youngster.

Not watching, but easy to imagine.
ďHold on, Hold on a minuteĒ.

Nah just cutting in. You can see TOS is trying to get his point across while having to keep focused while he chirps in. Nothing as bad as being put off like that, especially for a pundit as thatís what theyíre paid for. Ignorant bollix

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GAA Discussion / Re: The Sunday Game
« on: July 14, 2019, 11:39:25 PM »
I wish theyíd take that ignoramus Brolly off that show.

Constantly cutting in and disrupting TOSís flow of speech. The bollix never got enough backs of the hand upside the jaw as a youngster.

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General discussion / Re: The Cricket thread
« on: July 14, 2019, 11:35:25 PM »
Weíll never hear the end of this!
Don't worry, Ireland are going to beat them in the Test match at Lords this month!

Iím not sure how I should be feeling about that  :-\
Why's that then? You want England to win?!

I just canít support England at anything. But I mean, itís cricket like. It hardly fills me with pride or gets me all patriotic to see Ireland beat England at cricket.

Iíd imagine itís a bit like how some unionists from Co Armagh or Tyrone might have felt seeing their respective county team win the Sam Maguire in the 2000ís.

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General discussion / Re: The Cricket thread
« on: July 14, 2019, 10:38:16 PM »
Weíll never hear the end of this!
Don't worry, Ireland are going to beat them in the Test match at Lords this month!

Iím not sure how I should be feeling about that  :-\

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GAA Discussion / Re: Cillian O'Connor Recognition
« on: July 14, 2019, 10:30:45 PM »
Heís no Willie Joe Padden!

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