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« Reply #6000 on: May 23, 2020, 03:51:40 PM »
Didn’t know that about loughrey.

Don't think he really took football seriously until he was 16 or 17.
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« Reply #6001 on: May 23, 2020, 07:14:22 PM »
Are st Malachys Belfast not big into basketball? Looking at donaghy’s laochra Gael show the top league looks to have a bit of a following.
i went to a good few star of the sea games at Maysfield, it was a decent standard with Gareth Maguire , Aidrain Fulton and Javan Dupree  to the fore.
It must have been C4 but i definitely  remember watching some of these laker / celtic finals in the 80;s ( as well as the bulls finals of the 90s )

Played football with Gareth Maguire, serious athlete and took to football late on. Lives by me here see him most days on the beach. Good guy
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« Reply #6002 on: May 23, 2020, 08:07:39 PM »
Watching Love / Hate again (3rd), must have been just the right amount of time since the last one as I'm back in the zone. Missed Frano's dulcet tones.

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« Reply #6003 on: May 23, 2020, 08:26:58 PM »
I never would have guessed that basketball was such a popular sport here with so many knowledgeable followers, who must have played the game at some level themselves and avidly followed the fortunes of Michael Jordon et al in the NBA in the 1990s, however that was possible -  perhaps by a transatlantic phone connection?
Perhaps we just knew things differently before broadband. We'd look at a photo in the newspaper and just know that such and such was a class act.

The NBA was shown on UK TV, probably Channel 4, at least as early as 1987. I remember watching the highlights of this game on TV http://blog.hoopskills.com/larry-bird-steal/

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« Reply #6004 on: May 23, 2020, 08:54:01 PM »
Are st Malachys Belfast not big into basketball? Looking at donaghy’s laochra Gael show the top league looks to have a bit of a following.
i went to a good few star of the sea games at Maysfield, it was a decent standard with Gareth Maguire , Aidrain Fulton and Javan Dupree  to the fore.
It must have been C4 but i definitely  remember watching some of these laker / celtic finals in the 80;s ( as well as the bulls finals of the 90s )

Played football with Gareth Maguire, serious athlete and took to football late on. Lives by me here see him most days on the beach. Good guy

Didn't know he played football. Two of his the daughters are on scholarships to college in the US. I imagine the third one will follow suit in a few years time. Seriously talented family by the looks of things.
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« Reply #6005 on: May 23, 2020, 09:33:50 PM »
Are st Malachys Belfast not big into basketball? Looking at donaghy’s laochra Gael show the top league looks to have a bit of a following.
i went to a good few star of the sea games at Maysfield, it was a decent standard with Gareth Maguire , Aidrain Fulton and Javan Dupree  to the fore.
It must have been C4 but i definitely  remember watching some of these laker / celtic finals in the 80;s ( as well as the bulls finals of the 90s )


Played football with Gareth Maguire, serious athlete and took to football late on. Lives by me here see him most days on the beach. Good guy
Remember him playing a wee bit of football, sound fella to boot

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« Reply #6006 on: May 24, 2020, 12:15:50 AM »
I never would have guessed that basketball was such a popular sport here with so many knowledgeable followers, who must have played the game at some level themselves and avidly followed the fortunes of Michael Jordon et al in the NBA in the 1990s, however that was possible -  perhaps by a transatlantic phone connection?

Even I was a basketball fan in the 90s - I recorded the late night games that were broadcast by c4 (definitely a few programmes broadcast per week) and followed the league closely at the time. I used to get this bi-weekly magazine/newspaper thing on the NBA, and had poster of Michael Jordan in my room...no transatlantic phonecalls required.

Basketball was big in Strabane and St Colmans HS back in the day
Yeah, the incredibly enthusiastic coach in Strabane certainly got me playing the game (which I kept playing through uni with Queen’s - not an overly-successful team, but the inter-varsities tournaments were great craic).

I remember there being a few teams about the town and I had Gary Connolly as form teacher when he was playing with Star in Belfast.
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« Reply #6007 on: May 24, 2020, 01:03:14 AM »
I never would have guessed that basketball was such a popular sport here with so many knowledgeable followers, who must have played the game at some level themselves and avidly followed the fortunes of Michael Jordon et al in the NBA in the 1990s, however that was possible -  perhaps by a transatlantic phone connection?
Perhaps we just knew things differently before broadband. We'd look at a photo in the newspaper and just know that such and such was a class act.

2 pages since and this comment hasn’t aged any better!!

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« Reply #6008 on: May 24, 2020, 09:50:16 PM »
Jesus that little boy blue show on TV now is hard viewing. Can't believe the murder of that young fella was thirteen years ago.

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« Reply #6009 on: May 24, 2020, 10:45:18 PM »
Watched it few months back. Great actin but yeah a tough watch

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« Reply #6010 on: May 24, 2020, 10:49:08 PM »
Jesus that little boy blue show on TV now is hard viewing. Can't believe the murder of that young fella was thirteen years ago.
as an everton fan with a child of the same age its definitely a tough watch 😥
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« Reply #6011 on: May 24, 2020, 11:53:42 PM »
Stumbled across a 6 part mini-series called from 2017 Broken on Netflix that I hadn't seen discussed on here.

Sean Bean plays a priest in a poor part of Sheffield.
I found it enjoyable - well written and shot. Sean Bean puts in some great performances.
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« Reply #6012 on: May 25, 2020, 01:25:44 AM »
I never would have guessed that basketball was such a popular sport here with so many knowledgeable followers, who must have played the game at some level themselves and avidly followed the fortunes of Michael Jordon et al in the NBA in the 1990s, however that was possible -  perhaps by a transatlantic phone connection?

Even I was a basketball fan in the 90s - I recorded the late night games that were broadcast by c4 (definitely a few programmes broadcast per week) and followed the league closely at the time. I used to get this bi-weekly magazine/newspaper thing on the NBA, and had poster of Michael Jordan in my room...no transatlantic phonecalls required.

Basketball was big in Strabane and St Colmans HS back in the day
Yeah, the incredibly enthusiastic coach in Strabane certainly got me playing the game (which I kept playing through uni with Queen’s - not an overly-successful team, but the inter-varsities tournaments were great craic).

I remember there being a few teams about the town and I had Gary Connolly as form teacher when he was playing with Star in Belfast.

Connolly was a v good player
St Galls were class in 80s and played in the Superleague (top all Ireland division) until mid 90s. The atmosphere was incredible in Andytown Leisure Centre on Sat nights for games against teams like Liam McHales Ballina. Like now each team had 2 American players who maybe played college ball in the states and came over here for a year to do a Masters and get free digs and paid for a bit of coaching...the Americans are usually able to play above the rim...so always brings the house down when they dunk!

Galls left the superleague and Maguire left Galls and teamed up with Adrian Fulton and Javan Dupree at Star and they won 2 leagues back to back in the mid 90s. the games v the Cork and Dublin teams and Ballina were electric in Maysfield. Queens and Dungannon were playing at the top level too around then...paying the Americans through sponsership etc is incredibly difficult and like most clubs the responsibility falls on too few to sort that...so inevitably many clubs couldnt keep it going and dropped out of the Superleague

Belfast Star are the only Northern side left and won the league last month, the 1st since the mid 90s

Fultons son CJ is still at school in St Malachys but is leaving for the States on a scholarship and will be a huge loss

Interestingly John Stockton came here at the height of his NBA Utah fame and coached at Dungarvan Basketball Camps and Dungannon. The man has the most steals and assists in NBA History

Class sport and so physical...After playing it it blows my mind how people cant work in massive spaces in GAA ...for example in basketball if youre 2 on one you draw the man and pass for an easy layup or dunk...if you dont draw the man and instead you pullup and shoot and miss youll be taken off. Mad that in GAA with so much more space and 2 on 1 some attacker might close his eyes and blast a shot rather than drawing the keeper or full back and then passing to the free man. Maybe thats why St Galls were so good at Summer Football and 7s with their bball background and Ryan McHugh style palmed goals. Even MDMA with his limited football skills will drive at a man, punch holes and lay it off...all from his bball days at Killester. I havent even mentioned the obvious skill benefits gained by Star Donaghy from his lofetime playing bball

Also bball helps with using body and backside to hold onto the ball etc..many transferable skills to GAA
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« Reply #6013 on: May 25, 2020, 05:52:32 PM »
That’s interesting reading gold. Was pj ohare a basket baller? Was he any good? I mind seeing big John Kennedy playing for st galls. If I remember rightly he was a notable basket baller too?

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« Reply #6014 on: May 25, 2020, 06:46:03 PM »
I never would have guessed that basketball was such a popular sport here with so many knowledgeable followers, who must have played the game at some level themselves and avidly followed the fortunes of Michael Jordon et al in the NBA in the 1990s, however that was possible -  perhaps by a transatlantic phone connection?
Perhaps we just knew things differently before broadband. We'd look at a photo in the newspaper and just know that such and such was a class act.

2 pages since and this comment hasn’t aged any better!!
Wouldn't be the first time he's made an ass of himself on here. :D
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