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General discussion / Re: Football Trivia Question Driving Me Nuts!
« on: June 01, 2009, 06:41:59 PM »
Who are the only TWO men to have won football all stars while never having played in croke park.


The great Maurice Fitzgerald won an All-Star (1988) before he made his Croke Park debut..if that is what you are asking.

Kerry's Connie Murphy is the only Kerry All-Star (1989) without an All-Ireland medal...maybe he is the second guy?



bh

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GAA Discussion / Re: Top Scorer
« on: May 21, 2009, 01:07:21 AM »
You'd think that whoever loses the Kerry/Cork clash could have a run of extra games through the qualifier route...I think they join the qualifiers in round two since their clash in early June is a provincial semi-final.

So Gooch or Goulding would be the choice following that logic.

A lot goes on the luck (or fix) of the qualifiers draw though.

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GAA Discussion / Re: All Ireland Scór 2009
« on: April 24, 2009, 06:21:20 PM »
DJ Carey 1992

First Goalkeeper I believe was John O'Leary

Was thinking Noel Skehan for first goalkeeper to 5 All Stars...question doesn't specify hurling or football.

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GAA Discussion / Re: All Ireland Scór 2009
« on: April 24, 2009, 04:59:05 PM »
All Ireland Final 2009

1 How many counties have won All Irelands but not won Sam Maguire
2/Who was first man to win the freedom of Dublin
3/ Into what channel does the River Slaney flow
1/In what year did DJ Carey win his first All Ireland medal
2/Who founded a monastery at Glasnevin
3/ What river flows through Limavadey
1/ How many sets of brothers on 1982 Offaly team
2/ Prime Minister of Northern Ireland in 1972
3/ Who is Former Attorney General and Chairman of BP and Goldman Sachs

team

1/ In what year did Malachy Brian Borus sucessor die
2/ Who was first Goalkeeper to win five all stars (as gaeilge)
3/ Who is the chairman of FAS
4/ Who was only man to captain a winning team before and after introduction of Sam Maguire  
    Cup



Wouldn't do too well myself on these questions. First question is probably Limerick, Tipp and Wexford...so 3 is the answer.  Offaly brothers were 5 pair?

Anybody shed light on the rest?

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GAA Discussion / Re: All Ireland Scór 2009
« on: April 21, 2009, 11:01:51 PM »

Was it a pair of gloves he bought her?

That's an old comedy routine alright...I remember Brendan Grace doing it as an impersonation of Monica Carr.

Bonus marks for anyone who can tell me who Monica Carr is.


That's hilarious and he took the credit for it at the Bard of Armagh competition, but it was really well written ;D Thanks for that Ball Hooper, I must youtube it or look about somewhere for it! I tried looking up Monica Carr there, couldn't find anything on her...must have been before my time  ;D

Must have been the 70's when that radio show was on...it was hosted by Peter Murphy (of Cross Country Quiz fame). The more "mature" posters like myself will remember that Cross Country Quiz show...inter-county quiz held among Macra na Feirme members.

God, I'm old.  35 years ago or so.


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GAA Discussion / Re: All Ireland Scór 2009
« on: April 21, 2009, 10:13:20 PM »
Good man, corn.


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GAA Discussion / Re: All Ireland Scór 2009
« on: April 21, 2009, 08:16:33 PM »

Was it a pair of gloves he bought her?

That's an old comedy routine alright...I remember Brendan Grace doing it as an impersonation of Monica Carr.

Bonus marks for anyone who can tell me who Monica Carr is.

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GAA Discussion / Re: All Ireland Scór 2009
« on: April 21, 2009, 02:05:49 PM »
Anyone have the words to "the Present"?

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General discussion / Re: Good Friday and Privilege Days
« on: April 09, 2009, 10:58:41 PM »
Quote
Civil servants do not get good friday off.

Eh? Fairly sure they do in the south and I support 2 pubic servant bodies and they are bothoff  tomorrow and next Tuesday (privilege day!)

The Privilege day is a waste of Tax Payers money although the Dept of Finance has to be the biggest waste of money in the land, couldn't  forecast a reverse forecast in a dog race with only two dogs...

Nice one.

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General discussion / Re: Apr 9-12 Georgia: The Masters
« on: April 03, 2009, 03:53:27 PM »
K.J. Choi available at what price?

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General discussion / Re: Corny One for Friday
« on: January 31, 2009, 10:24:06 PM »
You have got to read through this one.  It puts a lot of light on things.  Do not scroll down and spoil the ending.
 



Is It NBA Or NFL?

               


36 have been accused of spousal abuse




7 have been arrested for fraud





19  have been accused of writing bad checks   





117  have directly or indirectly bankrupted at least 2 businesses




3 have done time for assault   



71, repeat   71   cannot  get a credit card due to bad credit


14  have been arrested on drug-related charges   


8  have been arrested for shoplifting   



21  currently are defendants in lawsuits, and   




84 have been arrested for drunk driving   in  the last year   


Can you guess which organization this is?   

Give up yet? . . Scroll down,   





slowly...
















Neither the NBA or the NFL...





it's the 435 members of the United States Congress   !!!!!!



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GAA Discussion / Re: GAA 2009
« on: January 30, 2009, 04:18:31 PM »


If any of the matches are called off/postponed then it/they won't be shown.

Quote/Post of the Year competition can be closed now.

 

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GAA Discussion / Re: Time for a GAA quiz
« on: January 30, 2009, 12:19:25 AM »
8.   What’s the highest number of goals scored in an AIF?
(I meant total goals)
- 8 in 1977 and another year not answered


1948 Cavan 4-5 Mayo 4-4.  And Cavan conceded 4 goals to Louth in the semi-final as well.

bh

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GAA Discussion / Re: Top Scorer - Football
« on: January 26, 2009, 08:17:19 PM »
Where would Kerry's Mike Sheehy and Maurice Fitzgerald rank against those numbers, I wonder?   What with lots fewer games each year in Munster and all that, they would hardly come close, would they?


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GAA Discussion / Re: Kerry captaincy
« on: December 02, 2008, 12:06:20 AM »
Appointing someone on the basis of winning a county title is daft. It can put undue pressure on a young lad who doesn't need and can't handle the distraction. Remember Brian Sheehan throwing a mini tiff a few years ago under Jack O'Connor.

Think of the Honour and pride ? Cromane and Glenbeigh Glencar are very small clubs and would be very proud if one of their players got the honour .The Gooch held the role up until the final in 2006 . I hope we do not have the same controversy as this year

The romantic in me agrees with ya. But small clubs can still end up with one of their own being the captain if he's picked for being the best leader on the team. I remember reading in Michael Foley's book Kings of September about the hassle that followed with South Kerry winning the county title and the decision about who would be captain between Jack O'Shea and John Egan. Egan's club Sneem are a small club and really wanted their man to get the job. The issue was allowed to linger and wasn't conducive to good preparation for championship.

Was actually carried out in a very civil manner and did not linger...both men were nominated for captain by their respective clubs, and, rather than having delegates vote on it, it was agreed that the Sergeant in Cahirciveen would pull the captain's name from a hat. 

Kerry Mike can speak wiyh more authority on the matter, since he's from "down there".

BH


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