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  • Diable Rouge
    started a topic Dublin's Drive for Five? GAA 2019

    Dublin's Drive for Five? GAA 2019

    The inter-county year cranks into full gear once more this Saturday, with the return of the National Football and Hurling Leagues - as ever, Dublin begin as unassailable favourites in the former competition, with Tyrone and Galway seemingly best placed to challenge for springtime honours. Mayo remain in transition, while Kerry will use the competition for experimentation, under new boss Peter Keane.

    As for hurling, Limerick's September success stunned neutrals, while Galway, Cork and Wexford will all be in the mix for honours.

    NFL Division One:

    Cavan
    Dublin
    Galway
    Kerry
    Mayo
    Monaghan
    Roscommon
    Tyrone

    Cavan and Roscommon were promoted last spring, and both appear favourites for a swift return to Division Two, though Kerry may be in danger due to the absence of players in club duty.

    Division Two:

    Armagh
    Clare
    Cork
    Donegal
    Fermanagh
    Kildare
    Meath
    Tipperary


    ​​​Fermanagh and Clare are likeliest to be relegated, and while Donegal and Kildare should go up, Armagh could spring a surprise.

    Last edited by Diable Rouge; 24-01-2019, 13:22.

  • elguapo4
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    Poor old Mayo, I hope laughing at that funeral was worth it.

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  • Diable Rouge
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    Galway win by a point - Mayo had thought they were getting a free, but was given as a free out instead.

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  • Diable Rouge
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    An historic day, as the womens' football semis are played in Croke Park for the first time. Galway and Mayo level with time almost up, while three-in-a-row chasing Dublin face 11-time winners Cork in the other game.

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  • Gangster Octopus
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    Originally posted by anton pulisov View Post
    tipp captain live on the stadium PA system and on RTE TV:

    'this is everything we fuckin' dreamed of'

    good man
    Ah, so I did hear someone swearing on the telly as I walked into the pub. I just assumed that I'd misheard.

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  • The Awesome Berbaslug!!!
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    Originally posted by elguapo4 View Post
    In fairness, RTE will laugh that off,Sky would be having kittens.
    He looked so mortified. That was a real hammering by the end. That's the second biggest margin since 1989. The Only beating worse than that was Kilkenny 3-30 Waterford 1-13. Those kilkenny-Tipp games are weird. Either Kilkenny win narrowly, having never really looked like losing at any point, or tipp hammer them. Tipp are very odd like that. Either they're a shambles who frustrate you by missing nearly as many as they score, or they're raining down goals on some poor bastards who are clinging on for dear life and failing.

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  • elguapo4
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    In fairness, RTE will laugh that off,Sky would be having kittens.

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  • anton pulisov
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    tipp captain live on the stadium PA system and on RTE TV:

    'this is everything we fuckin' dreamed of'

    good man

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  • anton pulisov
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    These Maher lads at the back are cleaning up the high balls like Kevin Moran and Paul McGrath.

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  • elguapo4
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    Two early Tipperary goals in the second half, Kilkenny on the ropes.

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  • Diable Rouge
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    Seamus Callanan becomes the Jairzinho of hurling, scoring a goal in every round of the Championship - eight in eight games, where in some decades, sides might have played as few as three games to win an All-Ireland. Tipp cruising now, up by eight.

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  • elguapo4
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    Red card Richie Hogan, Kilkenny down to 14 men.

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  • elguapo4
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    Kilkenny start strong but Tipperary hit back with a cracking goal and take the lead, turning into a decent game.

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  • anton pulisov
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    I hate Kilkenny

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  • The Awesome Berbaslug!!!
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    Erm, not even tipperary fans hate kilkenny. Kilkenny fans manage to support a massively successful sporting team without it making them weird. I think it may make them unique in the modern world. Brian cody is a bit annoying, but only because he keeps winning. But that's because he's ridiculously good at what he does.

    (That is not to say that there are no annoying kilkenny people, it's that the overall culture is.....well adjusted.)
    Last edited by The Awesome Berbaslug!!!; 15-08-2019, 21:31.

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  • elguapo4
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    I just googled that, they're not giving much away. The only clue I can see is the involvement of the Gaelic Players Association, they're the representative body for the inter county players, so I can imagine the standards going to be fairly decent.
    In other news, it's all Ireland hurling final time this Sunday. Hopefully it's a good game but I honestly couldn't care who wins. It's Tipperary v Kilkenny, basically Real Madrid v Juventus, unless you support one of them you support who you hate least.

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  • ursus arctos
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    Supposedly, hurling "teams from Limerick, Wexford, Tipperary and Kilkenny" are going to play a tournament at Citi Field in Queens (the NY Mets' home stadium) in November.

    Any idea what standard of team this will be?

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  • elguapo4
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    Yep, you're right, proper brain freeze there.

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  • seand
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    Originally posted by elguapo4 View Post
    Hurling Semi final weekend.
    Limerick v Kilkenny

    It's beauty and the beast tonight as probably the best side of the last 10 years take on the forces of darkness.
    This Limerick side has the potential to be for hurling what Dublin is for football, a terrific all round team who can score from anywhere and with no noticeable weaknesses. If they win tonight, it will be only the second decade in the history of hurling that Kilkenny haven't won a title, while they are always dangerous I have to go with LimericLimer4 or 5 points. It's on Sky at 6, so if you have any interest or curiosity I'd recommend it.

    Tipperary v Wexford

    Tipperary are unlucky to be around at the same time as this Limerick side. They're likely to be too good for a talented young Wexford team whose time is coming. Tipperary by two points.
    Am I missing something here? Kilkenny won four titles in the 2010s.

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  • The Awesome Berbaslug!!!
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    There's just something about Davy Fitz looking sad that makes me Happy. On balance Davy Fitz is probably a good thing, and he seems to generally mean well, and is trying to deal with being completely unhinged. But he is a gobshite. Wexford are much improved though, and Lee Chin is amazing, but they let tipp really dominate the end of that game. And given that tipp were a man down, and are getting old....

    BTW I remember when Liam Sheedy was a powerful hurler for tipp. Now he looks like michael D in the land of the Rugby giants. (and as for davy Fitz) Where the fuck do they find these lads? Some of these young hurlers must be nearly two metres tall.

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  • elguapo4
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    Well that was a surprise, Kilkenny win by one.Limerick recovered from a horrible start but a ridiculous number of wides from very scorable positions did for them, Kilkenny march on.

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  • elguapo4
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    Hurling Semi final weekend.
    Limerick v Kilkenny

    It's beauty and the beast tonight as probably the best side of the last 10 years take on the forces of darkness.
    This Limerick side has the potential to be for hurling what Dublin is for football, a terrific all round team who can score from anywhere and with no noticeable weaknesses. If they win tonight, it will be only the second decade in the history of hurling that Kilkenny haven't won a title, while they are always dangerous I have to go with LimericLimer4 or 5 points. It's on Sky at 6, so if you have any interest or curiosity I'd recommend it.

    Tipperary v Wexford

    Tipperary are unlucky to be around at the same time as this Limerick side. They're likely to be too good for a talented young Wexford team whose time is coming. Tipperary by two points.

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  • elguapo4
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    Originally posted by anton pulisov View Post
    Fucking Kilkenny
    The devil looks after his own.

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  • anton pulisov
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    Fucking Kilkenny

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  • elguapo4
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    The throw in is always a pain in the arse, it's one challenge, just get on with it.

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