Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.


Messages - Sportacus

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 32
1
General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: September 17, 2021, 09:10:52 PM »
M&S confirm they won’t be sending their Christmas boxes to NI this year. 

2
GAA Discussion / Re: AIF 2021 -- Maigh Eo vs Tír Eoghain
« on: September 14, 2021, 10:14:40 PM »
Jonny Doyle is a fella I like listening to on the podcasts. A fine player, plenty of insight and just a good feel for the game and the players.  It would be great to see some new faces.  It’s tiresome watching Spillane and Kavanagh interrupt each other. O’Rourke, McStay and Whelan couldn’t complain if fresh faces came in.

3
GAA Discussion / Re: AIF 2021 -- Maigh Eo vs Tír Eoghain
« on: September 13, 2021, 02:29:45 PM »
Jack O’Se missed a penalty in an All Ireland Final.  Even the greatest players struggle with penalties in gaelic, it is by no means a gimme.  I’m sure there’s a stat somewhere showing the conversion rate.

4
GAA Discussion / Re: AIF 2021 -- Maigh Eo vs Tír Eoghain
« on: September 12, 2021, 07:16:25 PM »
Why would Mayo be looking to get rid of Horan anyway, if anything he has overachieved with a team in transition.
Odd that runners up often get more criticism than the 30 counties they finished ahead of.

As do Galway hurlers. What's seldom mentioned is the effort it took to get them there in the first place.
There's no secret to it. You'll win AIs if you have enough good players and if you can minimise the damage done on your weak links. Finding that sweet spot is key.
I’d agree about Horan but it seems to be an unpopular opinion.  A lot of people on social media seem more intent in piling on to him and O’Shea as the scapegoats.  A combination of hindsight and anonymous accounts .

5
GAA Discussion / Re: AIF 2021 -- Maigh Eo vs Tír Eoghain
« on: September 11, 2021, 09:41:06 PM »
All the experts who never won a thing on here slagging AOS.  Wise up. He is what he is, has good days and bad days. Twice the player almost every person on this board ever was.

6
GAA Discussion / Re: AIF 2021 -- Maigh Eo vs Tír Eoghain
« on: September 11, 2021, 09:09:46 PM »
Congratulations Tyrone.  Deserving champions and a conveyor belt to keep them at the top table for another while.  I’m sure most people at best had Tyrone in the tier below Dublin, Kerry and Mayo but they showed what’s possible.  They have good players, had a good bench and they can fight it out with anyone. Dooher  and Logan can take massive credit. 

Someone will pull together a highlights reel of the  moments when Mayo blew it, snapping at chances, missing the penalty and Loftus had an almost open net in the first half.  But Tyrone fluffed a few as well and Mayo rode a few refereeing decisions.  The ‘Mayo can’t win finals’ thing will be overdone.

What goes on in Lee Keegan’s head I do no know.  So many heartbreaks and he’s still a complete  warrior. O’Hora being subbed will become one of those infamous Horan decisions.

7
Antrim / Re: ANTRIM HURLING
« on: September 09, 2021, 03:59:12 PM »
I don’t seem to be able to read the comments and suggestions on the Antrim social media pages on FB and Twitter.  Anyone else having the same problem?
Personally I think the proposed solution isn’t a solution at all.

They’ve deleted them
Did they really?  They are censoring comments from their own members?  That’s pretty serious if true.

8
Antrim / Re: ANTRIM HURLING
« on: September 08, 2021, 10:39:23 PM »
I don’t seem to be able to read the comments and suggestions on the Antrim social media pages on FB and Twitter.  Anyone else having the same problem?
Personally I think the proposed solution isn’t a solution at all.

9
Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: September 07, 2021, 08:34:03 PM »
Yes, All Ireland Senior, Intermediate and Junior is the answer staring us in the face.  It would work very well for Antrim, gives the players something realistic to aim for and  a potential big day out for us lot. 

10
GAA Discussion / Re: Ladies football
« on: September 05, 2021, 08:45:00 PM »
Brilliant high tempo football from Meath.  I wouldn’t know them, but I thought 2, 6, 12, 13 and 14 were excellent.  I think 14 got player of the match, but 6 was serious as well, Aisling Cleary I think her name was.

The big blonde girl 13 got it, she battled and broke some tackles the whole game!! They’ll enjoy their pints of Guinness tonight
Ah right enough, she was unstoppable.

11
GAA Discussion / Re: Ladies football
« on: September 05, 2021, 06:44:35 PM »
Brilliant high tempo football from Meath.  I wouldn’t know them, but I thought 2, 6, 12, 13 and 14 were excellent.  I think 14 got player of the match, but 6 was serious as well, Aisling Cleary I think her name was. 

12
Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: September 04, 2021, 12:30:22 PM »
Thanks.  It sounds like a good thing to invest in, but as you say, you need a body to wear it.  I’m sure there’s not enough money to go around, but I wonder do we spend what we have on some things less useful.

13
Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: September 04, 2021, 12:09:24 PM »
Milltown would it be common or uncommon in Antrim to use radio between the officials?  I spoke to a ref in Derry who would be using ear piece communication with his linesmen in championship matches and he said it made a massive difference in being able to keep a lid on things.

14
Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: September 03, 2021, 10:32:50 PM »
Thanks.  Surprised it’s as many as 9 non players on the sideline.  Bit of a recipe for problems.  I assume none are allowed on the pitch during a melee!

15
Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: September 03, 2021, 06:21:57 PM »
On that video there’s some amount of LD back room men on the line/pitch throughout the match.  And some amount of them running about in the middle of the melee as well.  Aghagallon May have had too many as well but it’s harder to see.

Does anyone know are there rules to control the number of back room people allowed on a sideline? If that linesman was getting it in the ear from them all night then I wouldn’t be surprised if it affected his decision making, he’s only human.

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 32