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GAA Discussion / Your county - Reflections on 2013 / Hopes for 2014
« on: December 12, 2013, 12:00:37 AM »
So how was 2013 for your county and what do you aspire to in 2014?

Mayo 2013:
Great win for the minors, brilliant to be in Croker for it
Great to be in Croke Park in August / September, hard to beat it
Another winnable All Ireland let slip
Happy to have retained Division 1 status
Good to have Horan stay on for one more year

Mayo 2014:
Uncover the next Gooch
Four in a row in Connacht
Finally win that elusive All Ireland (if Mayo don't win it, I'd fancy Donegal)
Castlebar to win the Club AI
Win one of the U-21 or Minor titles
Horan to stay on for the two-in-a-row

General discussion / Murder of Fr Niall Molloy
« on: August 22, 2013, 02:30:12 AM »
Heard Gemma O'Doherty on Radio 1 this evening on about this and how the DPP have decided not to press charges after there was a review of the case over the past couple of years. She made it sound like the dogs on the street around that area know what happened.

Sounds like there's a whole can of worms here - police investigation apparently substandard, politician allegedly present on the night, the judge who heard the manslaughter knew the defendant, paintings / horse going missing afterwards. Just another case of those in the inner circle being protected? Or what's the craic with it? It's not everyday a priest is murdered, you'd have thought there would have been some sort of outcry from the Church?

General discussion / 2 x IT questions
« on: August 03, 2013, 02:55:38 AM »
I'm starting a masters in Sept which involves a certain amount of programming (mainly Java, C, C++).

Anyone know of a good website where I can learn Java/C/C++??

Secondly, I need to buy a new laptop for this (my current Toshiba is 7-8 years old and slow as hell). Any remommendations?


General discussion / Chavez RIP
« on: March 06, 2013, 12:19:24 AM »
Just heard that Hugo Chavez is dead - he was far from perfect but was he any worse than a lot of previous south american leaders?? Or was it just that he p*ssed off the Americans that made him news?

Have never been to Venezuela so not sure what they think of him but the locals I talked to in Bolivia seemed to be very supportive of Morales when I was there.

Might as well start a thread for this.......

Twenty six different starters (not sure about what subs played) in the three FBD league matches including eight (open to correction on a couple of those) who haven't played senior championship yet:

Kenneth O'Malley
Michael Walsh
Shane McHale
Lee Keegan
Tom Cunniffe
Keith Rogers
Richie Feeney
Jason Gibbons
Seamus O'Shea
Conor O'Shea
Enda Varley
Cathal Carolan
Evan Regan
Alan Freeman
Michael Conroy
David Clarke
Cathal Hallinan
Donal Vaughan
Chris Barrett
Barry Moran
Ger Cafferkey
Keith Higgins
Kevin McLouglin
Alan Murphy
Jason Doherty

There would have been a few playing for colleges as well - saw Cathal Freeman mentioned in some report anyway.

With four home games this year you'd fancy our chances of staying up and as the top four make the semi finals, that should be achievable although no disaster if we were to miss out.

We have a decent record in the league against Kerry but I guess a lot depends on team selection and where both teams are in terms of training. With these two having swapped trainers during the winter it'll be interesting to see how they get on this year - I believe that O'Neill is putting the Kerry boys through some serious work down there.

Is David Moran back from injury? He could be a big player for Kerry this year.

Thank God the winter is nearly over  :)

GAA Discussion / All Ireland Winner Poll (incl your colours)
« on: September 20, 2012, 10:29:46 PM »
Apologies for setting up a second poll but just wanted to see where the spread of votes is coming from......

GAA Discussion / Dublin V Wexford - LSFC S/F
« on: July 01, 2012, 05:03:28 PM »
Two points down and a man down........Fourth shock of the day??

Only 6 days away from a national final and no thread on this yet.........We're on after the minor game so hopefully there'll be a reasonable crowd (20/25k maybe?) there at that stage.

Cork had a 1pt win in Castlebar a few weeks back after Mayo were 5 points up at one stage in the second half. But Mayo had a huge win against Kerry the last day out which will stand to us.

The big questions for James Horan really are in the forwards and particularly at midfield in the absence of AOS. What's the story with SOS, how long more before he's back? BM looked like he might have been carrying an injury the last day so would you be looking at Gibbons and Harte at MF?

McLoughlin and Dillon will probably take two half forward spots and Andy on the 40 or at FF which leaves three spots available.

Conroy / Mort / COC will be in for the two corner positions - or would you move COC out to the 40 to see how he gets on? While they'd be full of football, it would leave an awfully light half forward line so I can't see it working. Varley and Doc will struggle to get a starting spot off those three although I like Varley a lot.

That leaves one central position - CHF or FF depending on where Andy is played. Is Freeman showing enough in training to get back in? BM in at FF again? Or Harte at HF and someone else at MF? Campbell?

Any word on when / if Trevor will be back? It looks like himself and Feeney will be warming the bench anyway - two very good half backs to have in reserve.

I'm out of the country so I won't make the game but it's great to be back in a national final - I hope we can do ourselves proud.

Maigh Eo abu

General discussion / Cards - 25s / 45s
« on: March 13, 2012, 08:37:12 PM »

Doing some research on traditional Irish card games how many people play either 25 or 45 - just wondering where these games are played?

From personal experience, I know 25 is played in:




Are they played at all in London / US?

Any help on filling in the blanks would be greatly appreciated


GAA Discussion / Offaly Vs Wexford, Saturday 28th May 5pm
« on: May 26, 2011, 06:25:50 PM »
Couldn't find a thread for this - apologies if there is one already.

Would have thought Offaly should win by a few points but the bookies have them pretty even.....

General discussion / 25s in Boston??
« on: April 15, 2011, 02:01:28 PM »
Anybody know if they play 25s (or 45 / 110 / Action 15) in Boston?

A friend of mine moved over there recently and was asking about it, thought somebody on here might have an idea??

GAA Discussion / Walsh and Moran off to St Kilda?
« on: September 30, 2009, 11:13:14 AM »
Rumours that Tommy Walsh and David Moran are off to AFL......Would be a huge blow to Kerry.....anyone with any more information on it??

General discussion / iphone
« on: August 10, 2009, 09:24:54 PM »

Anyone have any experience of buying an iphone online? Don't feeling like getting the free fisting that comes with the O2 iphone!!!!


General discussion / Car question
« on: August 07, 2009, 01:00:25 PM »

Trying to take an old blaupunkt radio out of my car. I have the U-shaped things to fit into the two holes either side but can't seem to get it out. Is there anything else I should be doing with it?

Tried to find car forums could't find any decent looking ones


GAA Discussion / Why only 6/7 days for Galway/Antrim after finals?
« on: July 22, 2009, 02:42:59 AM »
Why do Galway & Antrim have to play their 4th round qualifiers less than a week after losing their provincial finals?

I thought the GAA had done away with this due to the major disadvantage it is to provincial losers.

If the Limerick V Rossies/Meath match can be left until the following weekend, surely these other two games could be too? Very surprised Galway/Antrim county boards haven't complained about this.

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