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General discussion / Re: Amazon Rainforest fires.
« on: August 22, 2019, 09:04:34 AM »
Brazilian government is completely corrupt

Hurling Discussion / Re: Kilkenny
« on: August 22, 2019, 08:58:21 AM »
I always discount semi finals

They are there to be won or lost
They often have no reflection on a final

GAA Discussion / Re: Rural Ireland's football future
« on: August 22, 2019, 08:54:59 AM »
Mayo got a centre of excellence in the middle of a bog
Oh, sorry Connacht got the centre
And soon they'll have a giant bouncy castle

Mayo got huge funding for McHale park
AND a bailout when they blew the budget

A lot of money spent on those projects

Hurling Discussion / Re: Kilkenny
« on: August 20, 2019, 10:50:37 AM »
Tipp made a concerted effort not to foul TJ when he had possession and never used their free hand to grab him and allow him generate a free, they generally kept him with his back to goal during the game too. How many times did he get the ball going forward?
Limerick were guilty of fouling him numerous times in the semi

Hurling Discussion / Re: Kilkenny
« on: August 19, 2019, 08:55:08 PM »
thought they completely ran out of ideas yesterday

launching long ball after long ball in, in the hope Fennelly or TJ might get onto it
Heffernan cleaned up

Hurling Discussion / Re: Hurling Championship 2019
« on: August 18, 2019, 11:20:44 PM »
Almost every player in the minor game was using an altered faceguard

When are the GAA going to clamp down on this?

It's no wonder Richie got a hurley through the visor. Half the bars are missing

General discussion / Re: building a house
« on: August 18, 2019, 09:11:32 PM »
In terms of cost the timber frame house is not much cheaper. I would be carefull with timber frame as i have seen frames going up with poor looking timber bring used, walls distorted in all directions. Air tightness and level of insulation is the pro's. One thing that is a must with timber frame is to install a good MVHR system as the house will be so air tight.
Structural Integrated Panels
Chipboard, solid insulation and internal membrane covered chipboard
House can be up in 10 days

Hurling Discussion / Re: Hurling Championship 2019
« on: August 18, 2019, 09:08:47 PM »
The problem I had with that match was the referee once he give the free for the bust nose and spoke to the defender. By doing that he showed he had deemed it either deliberate or reckless and in either scenario it is a sending off. So by doing that what he did he has implicitly said to the players. This is an All Ireland final I am going to be lenient in my application of the rules. Tipperary clearly responded to that and their ‘comeback’ came as they upped the physicality after that decision.

Hogan then goes to do the player with a shoulder. The player steps back and Hogan instinctively tries to react to that and catches him in the head with the area between his shoulder and elbow. The charging in made it at least reckless but still far less dangerous than what had happened to him.

At this point the referee decides to hell with my earlier decision I am now going to apply the rules to a and send this player off. The game was over after that.

Yes Kilkenny should have adjusted tactically but they were now a forward down and they had got their early success from the feracious work rate of their forwards. Trying to do that a man down was never going to work against a team who can properly employ a sweeper.

To add to the frustration RTE were continually telling us that any contact to the head was to be a red card. Ignoring the fact that on at least two occasions it wasn’t. I’m just frustrated because a potentially great game was ruined by inconsistent application of the rules. Taken in isolation the Hogan tackle was a red card and a stupid one at that but moments in games aren’t taken in isolation.
The rule is, 'Deliberate high challenge'

Hurling Discussion / Re: Hurling Championship 2019
« on: August 18, 2019, 09:06:27 PM »
'Hurling is different'

General discussion / Re: building a house
« on: August 16, 2019, 10:59:28 PM »
You going with block built or timber frame?

was thinking of timber frame.
Look at SIP housing construction
Set price from the design, delivery date from the factory
Less time on site
Weather tight much quicker - windows ordered off plans
You can get much better standard of insulation all through the house - floor, walls, roof.
Higher airtightness value

General discussion / Re: building a house
« on: August 16, 2019, 12:03:37 PM »
You going with block built or timber frame?

GAA Discussion / Re: Money, Dublin and the GAA
« on: August 16, 2019, 09:21:20 AM »
The reason for problems and turnover in county officers in most other counties is that the officers spend their time trying to fundraise or balance the books
Fundraising is a full time, year round operation just to keep going

Dublin don't have that issue

GAA Discussion / Re: Dublin v Kerry All Ireland Final 2019
« on: August 14, 2019, 02:06:42 PM »
Joe Molloy on Newstalk OTB debunked all the Gough myths yesterday evening. Available on podcast for anyone interested in facts over myths.

The Kerry ex-players are out in force railing against him. I doubt they actually want to replace him, just put that pressure on him not to be seen to be favouring the Dubs, so that 50/50s are more likely to go Kerry.

Chap would have grown up hating Dublin in all likelihood, but now he's an adult and experienced ref, you've got to assume he'll have no bias, deliberate or accidental, and trust him to get on with the job to the best of his ability.

Hound, iv warned you about this before , stop speaking logic and commin sense, lads on this forum cant compute it.

However, you are right, Dublin wont be able to buy a free in the final now.
I'd say Gough is very recognisable in Dublin
Would be best known referee in the country

GAA Discussion / Re: Money, Dublin and the GAA
« on: August 12, 2019, 10:27:46 PM »
Jesus Christ. You’d swear these Dubs were invincible robots the way people go on about them. They’re only men ffs. Flesh and blood same as you and me. This invincible aura is leaving teams beat before they start, its like the great Kilkenny, Crossmaglen or even Manchester United teams, the opposition have shite the togs before a ball is thrown in. At the end of the day its 15 on 15, Kerry and Mayo know this, Mayo should have beaten this team twice in All Ireland finals and Kerry won’t fear them one bit. May not be this year but Kerry will get the better of this Dublin team and show that they are human after all.
Were Cross getting loads of funding that other clubs in Armagh weren't?

It's unfair to compare the Dubs recent found success at minor, U21 and senior level with the drug doping of some sportpeople
Completely irrelevant

GAA Discussion / Re: Money, Dublin and the GAA
« on: August 12, 2019, 01:45:20 PM »
@Hound, lads on here are not interested in facts which you clearly have first hand knoweledge off, The funding issues is just a cheap jibe to try and take away from the senior footballers.

As you outlined, there is bigger advantages Dublin have than some coach coming up to Dublin to coach in primary schools to mostley kids who are not even in GAA clubs, no offence to any but its a glorifed P.E job, a lot of schools dont have P.E coaches, these lads come in and do an hour or 2 a week.

It might be gloried p.e, but why can't urban clubs outside of Dublin avail of this funding ? Why are Dublin clubs seen as more equal than clubs outside of Dublin ?  Fair play to the Dubs for availing of this funding, but the GAA management at Croke Park need to start earning their salaries.

In my opinion, Dublin are underfunded. The amount should be increased for penentration into new area of Dublin to try to install a GAA presence.
What have they been doing for 10+ years?
Ignoring the non GAA areas?
Where have they been splurging the money so?

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