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David McKeown

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Lesser Supported Sports
« on: April 02, 2019, 03:06:38 PM »
Had a quick check there and couldnít find an appropriate thread so started this new one for less supported sports. Iíll start with one I enjoy. Bowling.

Congratulations to Chris Sloan who made the TV finals of the USBC masters this past weekend. One of the majors of the PBA bowling calendar itís a very impressive performance from the Dubliner who continues his recent excellent form which also saw him record a third place finish in the Menís world championship. I think but donít quote me that Chris might be the first Irishman to make a major finals in your history. With the return of the NI Open next month and a possible second World Cup hosting just a few years away, Irish bowling is on a real high at the minute.

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Re: Lesser Supported Sports
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2019, 03:24:34 PM »
Mat or ten pin?

David McKeown

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Re: Lesser Supported Sports
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2019, 04:12:20 PM »
Ten pin

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Re: Lesser Supported Sports
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2019, 05:43:02 PM »
Isn't the Irish cricket team on a bit of a roll these days?

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Re: Lesser Supported Sports
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2019, 05:45:46 PM »
Athletics. (While people watch the olympics it isn't followed that much). e.g. what about the hill in the world XC and how old did those junior ethiopians look would mean nothing to people.

Also the pretty radical shake up of olympic qualifying times and the reduction this will have on Irish olympians is a big topic too.

Even darts is bigger!

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Re: Lesser Supported Sports
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2019, 07:17:18 AM »
Is darts a sport?
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Re: Lesser Supported Sports
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2019, 07:55:36 AM »
Athletics. (While people watch the olympics it isn't followed that much). e.g. what about the hill in the world XC and how old did those junior ethiopians look would mean nothing to people.

Also the pretty radical shake up of olympic qualifying times and the reduction this will have on Irish olympians is a big topic too.

Even darts is bigger!
It used to get a lot more terrestrial tv coverage which hasn't helped combined with the fact that most people are wiser now to the fact that it's a juice-fest.

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Re: Lesser Supported Sports
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2019, 08:31:12 AM »
Athletics. (While people watch the olympics it isn't followed that much). e.g. what about the hill in the world XC and how old did those junior ethiopians look would mean nothing to people.

Also the pretty radical shake up of olympic qualifying times and the reduction this will have on Irish olympians is a big topic too.

Even darts is bigger!
It used to get a lot more terrestrial tv coverage which hasn't helped combined with the fact that most people are wiser now to the fact that it's a juice-fest.

The fact that it is a juice fest is the huge issue. I used to love watching the Golden leagues etc when the likes of El Guerrouj, Morceli and Gabriel Selassie and before them the Brits. I always loved the middle distance runners....serious competition. Itís a shame really as the whole idea of one man racing not only the opposition but also himself was fascinating

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Re: Lesser Supported Sports
« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2019, 08:48:28 AM »
Snooker.

Looking forward to the world championship - starts 20th April.

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Re: Lesser Supported Sports
« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2019, 08:57:23 AM »
Athletics. (While people watch the olympics it isn't followed that much). e.g. what about the hill in the world XC and how old did those junior ethiopians look would mean nothing to people.

Also the pretty radical shake up of olympic qualifying times and the reduction this will have on Irish olympians is a big topic too.

Even darts is bigger!
It used to get a lot more terrestrial tv coverage which hasn't helped combined with the fact that most people are wiser now to the fact that it's a juice-fest.

The fact that it is a juice fest is the huge issue. I used to love watching the Golden leagues etc when the likes of El Guerrouj, Morceli and Gabriel Selassie and before them the Brits. I always loved the middle distance runners....serious competition. Itís a shame really as the whole idea of one man racing not only the opposition but also himself was fascinating

I still watch athletics whenever I can; the euros indoors recently wasn't bad.
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Re: Lesser Supported Sports
« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2019, 10:42:38 AM »
OSQ!! Obscure Sports Quarterly!! That's the place for lesser supported sports. 

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Re: Lesser Supported Sports
« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2019, 10:53:16 AM »
Kabbadi, that's the job!

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Re: Lesser Supported Sports
« Reply #12 on: April 03, 2019, 11:01:43 AM »
OSQ!! Obscure Sports Quarterly!! That's the place for lesser supported sports.
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Re: Lesser Supported Sports
« Reply #13 on: April 03, 2019, 11:11:12 AM »
Cotton McKnight & Pepper Brooks put Michael Lyster & Joe Brolly in the shade!

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Re: Lesser Supported Sports
« Reply #14 on: April 03, 2019, 11:19:21 AM »
OSQ!! Obscure Sports Quarterly!! That's the place for lesser supported sports.
ESPN 8 'The Ocho'

Is Transworld sport still on the go? Remember used to sit down and watch that on a Sat morning before the Italian football on channel 4. Used to cover some  great none main-stream sports. Maybe should have put that on the bygones thread...

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