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Hurling Discussion / Re: Hurling Championship 2019
« on: July 07, 2019, 04:53:55 PM »
Great half of hurling here in Portlaoise, a shame it's not in TV.
Laois playing some great stuff but its very hot here so I'm sure how much longer they can keep up this intensity.
HT
Laois 1-12
Dublin 0-10

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General discussion / Re: TV Show recommendations
« on: July 06, 2019, 12:23:55 PM »
I really enjoyed 2. Looking forward to getting stuck into 3 tonight

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General discussion / Re: The Official World Cup 2018 Thread
« on: July 02, 2019, 10:02:14 PM »
Alex Morgan is a bit of alright.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Football qualifier route 2019
« on: July 01, 2019, 12:18:38 PM »
The idea of the super 8s is to get the best 8 teams in there. The reality is, due to the lob sided nature of the provinces and randomness of the draws you have a scenario now where some very average teams like Meath and Clare coukd be in the Super 8s. It will have to be looked at again.

Example Cavan will have to beat Monaghan, Armagh and Tyrone to get to it. Clare for example beat Waterford (by a point), Leitrim, Westmeath and Meath.

Says who? the championship is still somewhat of a cup competition (luck of the draw and all that) and the window of opportunity for a underdog story should not be closed shut.  My own view however is that groups for the last 8 is daft.

The underdog story is well and truly gone by the super 8’s. A Cavan, Clare, Laois etc just won’t be able to cope with 3 games against big teams in 3 weeks. And it gets rid of what the c’ship is all about, even more so than the qualifiers have done.
But they have as much right to be there as anyone else, and it is actually what the Championship IS all about imo.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Football qualifier route 2019
« on: July 01, 2019, 10:39:32 AM »
The idea of the super 8s is to get the best 8 teams in there. The reality is, due to the lob sided nature of the provinces and randomness of the draws you have a scenario now where some very average teams like Meath and Clare coukd be in the Super 8s. It will have to be looked at again.

Example Cavan will have to beat Monaghan, Armagh and Tyrone to get to it. Clare for example beat Waterford (by a point), Leitrim, Westmeath and Meath.
No it isn't. No team has a divine right to be in the Super 8s.
What you are suggesting is doing away with qualifying games altogether and just picking the best 8 teams every year and putting them into 2 groups of 4 to play for the ALL Ireland. That's not how Cup competitions work.
Who ever makes this years Super 8s will be there on merit, some got the luck of the draw and some didn't. Tough.

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Laois / Re: Laois - Bits & Pieces
« on: June 30, 2019, 10:43:44 PM »
I'm getting ready to order a hurl and investigate some training drills for my 3-week old granddaughter.

Too soon?
Its never too soon!

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Laois / Re: 2019 Joe McDonagh Cup
« on: June 30, 2019, 09:44:40 PM »
2 unbeaten teams left, ourselves and Wexford. We’re on the up.
Only 3 counties can still do the double! Laois Cork and Dublin....

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GAA Discussion / Re: Offaly v Leix Round 3 Qualifier
« on: June 29, 2019, 08:49:11 PM »
FT
LAOIS 0-20
BIFFOS 0-15

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General discussion / Re: The Official World Cup 2018 Thread
« on: June 28, 2019, 09:54:28 PM »
Standard of outfield play in the later phases has been great. Goalkeeping is definitely at a lower standard than outfield but the keepers are always going to lack the physical presence of their male counterparts.
Ed Woodward preparing a £100 million bid for Megan Rapinoe as we speak.

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Martin O'Neill sacked by N. Forest after 5 months.

Keane left last week.
Not like Keane to do that.

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General discussion / Re: Love Island
« on: June 25, 2019, 12:18:02 PM »
Final nail in the coffin for the GAABoard.

A Love Island thread.
+1

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GAA Discussion / Re: Hurling puts football in the shade
« on: June 25, 2019, 07:49:21 AM »
Only putting this here for the want of a better place to post it.
Thought it was a great read and worth sharing, it was posted in the Laois section of the board yesterday.It turns out the guy in question is actually now a regular poster on here.

https://www.laoistoday.ie/2019/06/24/meet-the-american-laois-hurling-fanatic-who-has-never-seen-the-omoore-men-play/

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GAA Discussion / Re: Offaly v Leix Round 3 Qualifier
« on: June 24, 2019, 02:06:37 PM »
7pm this Saturday in O'Moore Park.

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Laois / Re: 2019 Joe McDonagh Cup
« on: June 24, 2019, 02:00:27 PM »
https://www.laoistoday.ie/2019/06/24/meet-the-american-laois-hurling-fanatic-who-has-never-seen-the-omoore-men-play/

This man is a legend! We have to get him home for the preliminary quarter final!
Yes excellent read. I'm from Durrow myself originally. I know a few families living there with the surname Bowe.

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