Attack on GAA referee April 27, 2010Posted by Rambling Man in Ireland & the Irish, Sports.
Tags: gaa, sporting violence, tipperary
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Footage of an attack on a GAA referee has been posted online.
Jaysis, what’s the game coming to ?
What can you say ? April 13, 2010Posted by Rambling Man in Poetry & Humor, Sports.
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The best excuse I have ever heard for not turning up to a very important Under-18 County Hurling Final …
A selector goes to the young player’s door to “collect” him …
Man : Is Johnny ready to go to the match ?
Mother : Ah, he can’t come !
Man : What ! Why ? He’s our star forward !
Mother : Ah, he’s above in the bed with his girlfriend !
17 years old – G.A.A. legend status assured !
Weekend Sports Review February 11, 2008Posted by Rambling Man in General Bloggery, Ireland & the Irish, Sports.
Tags: cork strike, fai, france, gaa, hurling, irish rugby, manchester derby, trappatoni, wexford
A few things caught my eye this weekend on the sports fields and off …
Fair play to the Manchester City fans for keeping quiet and respecting the minutes silence at the football derby game on Sunday. The fact that the authorities gave out free United and City scarves before the game led to the proper atmosphere being observed. Unfortunately on the field, United were beaten and are in serious need of a good striker … their management blames it on fatigue and whereas they may have a point, it then doesn’t make sense to bring the entire squad on money making midweek friendlies to play some team in the United Arab Emirates in the middle of the season !
It was another gloriously honourable defeat for the Irish rugby team in Paris (still a defeat though right ?) as they came close to beating the French …. ah, we just love it when we ‘nearly’ do something. They played like turkeys in the first half and only got going in the second. Another ten minutes and we’ve’d ‘ad ’em ! or maybe not. The worrying fact for me is, now that there has been a bit of a performance, people’s expectations will grow, re-pressurising the players. And let me say the backs were poor again on Sunday. Fair enough they were missing 2 regulars (Horgan and D’Arcy) and the in-form wing wasn’t even in the squad (Bowe) but the reason they came back at the French was the forwards. They mauled them up and down the pitch and were first to the ball in the breakdown.
The Cork hurlers and footballers look like they will not be participating in the league or championship in 2008, which is a great shame. A good summary of the dispute can be found here … let’s hope it gets resolved before next weekend. On the upside, it’s one less team for my own native county, Wexford, to be hammered by. But having said that the yella bellies beat Waterford yesterday which will provide me with oh so much ammunition for friends and work colleagues alike – they’ll be only too glad to see the back of me ! (not long now)
And finally, if reports in this morning’s Irish Examiner are to be believed (cough) then Geovanni Trappatoni has been apppointed the Irish football manager and the successor to Stephen Staunton’s miserable regime a full 150 odd days after the latter mercifully got the sack ! If its true, that is such a coup for the suits in Merrion Square and a fantastic figure to spearhead the international team’s efforts. Here’s hoping Signore Trappatoni doesn’t get pissed off too quickly with
Fawlty Towers the FAI and their unbelievable special way of doing things … all together now Óle, óle, óle …