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Hurling Discussion / Re: Hurling Championship 2019
« on: Today at 01:03:24 PM »
I've been in O'Shea's company once at an event in Downpatrick and he's certainly different to any other coach I've ever listened to.

He's very much motivated by movement, creating space and decision making, not a cone in sight.
He is a really interesting person. It's a pity he didn't win an all Ireland with them when he was manager
he was a bit to loyal to underperforming players
he's probably better as a coach and coming up with solutions or game based training

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Hurling Discussion / Re: Hurling Needs a heavier sliotar
« on: May 23, 2019, 11:06:23 AM »
Hurling (at the top level ONLY) is going through a golden age at the minute.

Why would you want to try to fix something which is so obviously not broken?

Completely agree. There's damn all wrong with the game and it's never been more popular.
is it more popular though? more popular where? on tv?
the hurling clubs of Longford, Wicklow, Roscommon, Offaly might say differently

If we were using GAA football as an example then its far more enjoyable to watch. Even a blind man can see that
sure Waterford v Tipp was barely competitive last weekend in the hurling

how many football championship games have RTE actually shown this year???

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GAA Discussion / Re: Maigh Eo v Ros Comáin 25-5-19
« on: May 22, 2019, 02:45:49 PM »
Ah boys and girls the tone has been fairly lowered around here, which is saying a lot in a Mayo-Ros thread. Can we ditch all talk of hotel-burnin, sheep-shaggin, Ballagh-bashin, Badge-kissin, eye-gougin, elbow-smackin, GPS throwin, Prenty-bowlin and anything liable to start a fight and shtick to the auld pig bladder chasin.
you forgot Andy-booing

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GAA Discussion / Re: Maigh Eo v Ros Comáin 25-5-19
« on: May 22, 2019, 11:24:07 AM »
Hopefully we dont see a dog run on pitch like in Cavan Monaghan game or else the poor auld thing could be mounted and sexually abused by Lee keegan given his past history with them ;)

Amazing you have such compassion for four legged creatures like dogs and sheep in Rosscommon but when a few people with different coloured skin seek some shelter in an empty hotel you burn the place down! Peter Casey is sure to top the polls in Sheep Stealer land anyway being a true white gael I suppose!!
could somebody get a ban for this

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Hurling Discussion / Re: Hurling Needs a heavier sliotar
« on: May 22, 2019, 08:10:30 AM »
Hurling (at the top level ONLY) is going through a golden age at the minute.

Why would you want to try to fix something which is so obviously not broken?

Completely agree. There's damn all wrong with the game and it's never been more popular.
is it more popular though? more popular where? on tv?
the hurling clubs of Longford, Wicklow, Roscommon, Offaly might say differently


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Hurling Discussion / Re: Hurling Needs a heavier sliotar
« on: May 21, 2019, 02:54:57 PM »
all of the rules seem to be in advantage of the attacking team now

players being let carry the ball for 5-9 steps
throwing of the ball - I thought there has to be a clear striking motion of the hand?
if a forward runs into a defender they are never pulled for charging

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Hurling Discussion / Hurling Needs a heavier sliotar
« on: May 21, 2019, 07:58:31 AM »
https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/sport/columnists/john-fogarty/hurling-needs-heavier-sliotar-925583.html

Galway’s ability, two years ago, to win an All-Ireland title without finding the net in their last four matches was a peak season for point-scoring but then it was a sign of the times. On average, All-Ireland winning teams are scoring six points more now than they were in the 1980s or 1990s. After beating Cork and Waterford this month, Tipperary are now averaging an aggregate of 29 points per game.

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GAA Discussion / Re: The Sunday Game
« on: May 20, 2019, 10:07:16 PM »
The "analysis" of the Sligo v Galway game last night was tremendous. Sean Cavanagh basically had a whinge about structures for 2 minutes and then Des goes "and now moving on". I didn't expect them to say much about the game as it probably didn't deserve more than a couple of minutes but at least make some kind of half hearted effort. All the other games got it but this one was just brushed aside.
Brolly did the same last week for Leitrim v Roscommon
Seems the Ulster boys are quite condescending towards connacht teams

And Cavan haven't exactly been overly competitive in Ulster for 3 decades. (97 excepted)

Check your facts then. Maybe it is your own county you are thinking of regarding not being competitive for decades?
What facts?
Cavan haven't won an Ulster in 22 years and before that it was 28 years
So that's 50 years and one title

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GAA Discussion / Re: The Sunday Game
« on: May 20, 2019, 12:27:59 PM »
The "analysis" of the Sligo v Galway game last night was tremendous. Sean Cavanagh basically had a whinge about structures for 2 minutes and then Des goes "and now moving on". I didn't expect them to say much about the game as it probably didn't deserve more than a couple of minutes but at least make some kind of half hearted effort. All the other games got it but this one was just brushed aside.
Brolly did the same last week for Leitrim v Roscommon
Seems the Ulster boys are quite condescending towards connacht teams

And Cavan haven't exactly been overly competitive in Ulster for 3 decades. (97 excepted)

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GAA Discussion / Re: The Sunday Game
« on: May 20, 2019, 07:54:25 AM »
Someone needs to tell the pundits they are there to analyse the games not pontificate.
Division 1 v division 4.
Sligo did quite well

Is Sean Cav going to claim that Antrim, Derry and Cavan have always put up stern resistance in Ulster?

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GAA Discussion / Re: Connacht SFC 2019
« on: May 15, 2019, 02:53:17 PM »
Sligo are going backwards at a rate of knots

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: May 15, 2019, 10:37:43 AM »
Ashamed of nothing, offended by everything

folks, I give you Liverpool FC

by the way, ye lost the league at Goodison

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: May 15, 2019, 09:31:29 AM »
Any sign of those 'justice for Suarez' t-shirts lads?

if you want to talk about a club with absolutely zero morals



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GAA Discussion / Re: Would you be in favour of a second tier?
« on: May 14, 2019, 09:29:13 AM »
when you take away local rivalries in the GAA you lose a lot of your core support. club games are built on local rivalries
and you are relying on 'customers' or event junkies to fill the void

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GAA Discussion / Re: The Sunday Game
« on: May 14, 2019, 09:23:55 AM »
why not one programme with all football? eg at 8pm
another programme with all hurling? at 9:30


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