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Open Letter to R.T.E.

Dear Joanne,
This is the sixth time I have sat down to pen this missive and I still haven't found the words to describe the anger I feel towards your panelist Anthony Daly. Daly's comments with regard to Gerry O' Connor's actions in Cusack Park on Sunday last were among the worst I've seen from any R.T.E. pundit. To those of you who didn't witness the Daly's heinous condonation of violence, Daly suggested that O' Connor's man-handling of Daniel Kearney was justified in that it got the Clare supporters and player's going. His quip that 'Maybe this is exactly what Clare needed', made my blood boil.
And Daly's justification for this? Who knows? Probably some rubbish about it being a tough week for Clare hurling, about how a county that worked so hard to build a winning tradition in the nineties were being dragged back into the pre-Loughnane days, how many Clare players were the subject of pernicious personal attacks on social media in the week leading up to the match, how Clare hurling had become a spittoon for any lowlife who wanted to aim a hurling hocker at a county that had two bad games. etc. All hogwash. How dare Daly take pride in his fellow county man attempting to rile up the crowd in Cusack Park? I would like to compliment you for your brave riposte- 'Just because it gets the players fired up doesn't make it right'. The disdainful, politically correct look you then threw at Daly left him in no doubt that savage parochialism and pride in one's county is no longer tolerated on our airwaves. Kudos to you Joanne.

So why Joanne, wasn't Daly pushed out the door along with Messers. Loughnane and Farrell?.The latter two should have been got rid of years ago. Their humorous anecdotes, easy manners and sense of humors were an affront to the G.A.A. public. The new batch of pundits are much more engaging. ( With the exception of Daly of course). On Sunday's, I usually have a tipple while watching the pre-match analysis. And what better accompaniment to my whiskey on the rocks than the monotone-voices of Tyrell and co? I can pay no bigger compliment to them than say I have often fallen asleep listening to their explanations regarding the new role of the inter-county sweeper. I heard from a reliable source during the week that one pundit was offered a contract by a sleep therapy company recently to be the voice of a new teddy bear that will help children who suffer from insomnia to sleep. R.T.E. must ensure that pundit is not lured away.

Daly's change of heart at half-time was refreshing. Fair play to you Joanne or to whoever scolded him for his actions. I watched with pleasure as both Daly and McGrath blushed like to schoolboys and muttered some rubbish about the actions being unacceptable. Nothing like reminding someone that their job is on the line to get them to change their tune heh? They love their traditional music in Clare and it is now high time Daly danced to the tune of political correctness.
Kind regards,
D.Trellis

P.S. Please inform Marty Morrissey that he doesn't have to remind us that Aidan Walsh and Eoin Cadogan are former dual players at five minute intervals
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P.P.S. I have enclosed masking tape which can you use to muzzle Daly the next time he gets riled up.

DermotTrellis (Waterford) - Posts: 3 - 17/06/2019 19:04:00    2196725

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Dear Joanne,
This is the sixth time I have sat down to pen this missive and I still haven't found the words to describe the anger I feel towards your panelist Anthony Daly. Daly's comments with regard to Gerry O' Connor's actions in Cusack Park on Sunday last were among the worst I've seen from any R.T.E. pundit. To those of you who didn't witness the Daly's heinous condonation of violence, Daly suggested that O' Connor's man-handling of Daniel Kearney was justified in that it got the Clare supporters and player's going. His quip that 'Maybe this is exactly what Clare needed', made my blood boil.
And Daly's justification for this? Who knows? Probably some rubbish about it being a tough week for Clare hurling, about how a county that worked so hard to build a winning tradition in the nineties were being dragged back into the pre-Loughnane days, how many Clare players were the subject of pernicious personal attacks on social media in the week leading up to the match, how Clare hurling had become a spittoon for any lowlife who wanted to aim a hurling hocker at a county that had two bad games. etc. All hogwash. How dare Daly take pride in his fellow county man attempting to rile up the crowd in Cusack Park? I would like to compliment you for your brave riposte- 'Just because it gets the players fired up doesn't make it right'. The disdainful, politically correct look you then threw at Daly left him in no doubt that savage parochialism and pride in one's county is no longer tolerated on our airwaves. Kudos to you Joanne.

So why Joanne, wasn't Daly pushed out the door along with Messers. Loughnane and Farrell?.The latter two should have been got rid of years ago. Their humorous anecdotes, easy manners and sense of humors were an affront to the G.A.A. public. The new batch of pundits are much more engaging. ( With the exception of Daly of course). On Sunday's, I usually have a tipple while watching the pre-match analysis. And what better accompaniment to my whiskey on the rocks than the monotone-voices of Tyrell and co? I can pay no bigger compliment to them than say I have often fallen asleep listening to their explanations regarding the new role of the inter-county sweeper. I heard from a reliable source during the week that one pundit was offered a contract by a sleep therapy company recently to be the voice of a new teddy bear that will help children who suffer from insomnia to sleep. R.T.E. must ensure that pundit is not lured away.

Daly's change of heart at half-time was refreshing. Fair play to you Joanne or to whoever scolded him for his actions. I watched with pleasure as both Daly and McGrath blushed like to schoolboys and muttered some rubbish about the actions being unacceptable. Nothing like reminding someone that their job is on the line to get them to change their tune heh? They love their traditional music in Clare and it is now high time Daly danced to the tune of political correctness.
Kind regards,
D.Trellis

P.S. Please inform Marty Morrissey that he doesn't have to remind us that Aidan Walsh and Eoin Cadogan are former dual players at five minute intervals
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P.P.S. I have enclosed masking tape which can you use to muzzle Daly the next time he gets riled up."
Dear Dermot,

Buy yourself a diary

dakid (Australia) - Posts: 225 - 17/06/2019 20:28:29    2196758

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Replying To DermotTrellis:  "Open Letter to R.T.E.

Dear Joanne,
This is the sixth time I have sat down to pen this missive and I still haven't found the words to describe the anger I feel towards your panelist Anthony Daly. Daly's comments with regard to Gerry O' Connor's actions in Cusack Park on Sunday last were among the worst I've seen from any R.T.E. pundit. To those of you who didn't witness the Daly's heinous condonation of violence, Daly suggested that O' Connor's man-handling of Daniel Kearney was justified in that it got the Clare supporters and player's going. His quip that 'Maybe this is exactly what Clare needed', made my blood boil.
And Daly's justification for this? Who knows? Probably some rubbish about it being a tough week for Clare hurling, about how a county that worked so hard to build a winning tradition in the nineties were being dragged back into the pre-Loughnane days, how many Clare players were the subject of pernicious personal attacks on social media in the week leading up to the match, how Clare hurling had become a spittoon for any lowlife who wanted to aim a hurling hocker at a county that had two bad games. etc. All hogwash. How dare Daly take pride in his fellow county man attempting to rile up the crowd in Cusack Park? I would like to compliment you for your brave riposte- 'Just because it gets the players fired up doesn't make it right'. The disdainful, politically correct look you then threw at Daly left him in no doubt that savage parochialism and pride in one's county is no longer tolerated on our airwaves. Kudos to you Joanne.

So why Joanne, wasn't Daly pushed out the door along with Messers. Loughnane and Farrell?.The latter two should have been got rid of years ago. Their humorous anecdotes, easy manners and sense of humors were an affront to the G.A.A. public. The new batch of pundits are much more engaging. ( With the exception of Daly of course). On Sunday's, I usually have a tipple while watching the pre-match analysis. And what better accompaniment to my whiskey on the rocks than the monotone-voices of Tyrell and co? I can pay no bigger compliment to them than say I have often fallen asleep listening to their explanations regarding the new role of the inter-county sweeper. I heard from a reliable source during the week that one pundit was offered a contract by a sleep therapy company recently to be the voice of a new teddy bear that will help children who suffer from insomnia to sleep. R.T.E. must ensure that pundit is not lured away.

Daly's change of heart at half-time was refreshing. Fair play to you Joanne or to whoever scolded him for his actions. I watched with pleasure as both Daly and McGrath blushed like to schoolboys and muttered some rubbish about the actions being unacceptable. Nothing like reminding someone that their job is on the line to get them to change their tune heh? They love their traditional music in Clare and it is now high time Daly danced to the tune of political correctness.
Kind regards,
D.Trellis

P.S. Please inform Marty Morrissey that he doesn't have to remind us that Aidan Walsh and Eoin Cadogan are former dual players at five minute intervals
.
P.P.S. I have enclosed masking tape which can you use to muzzle Daly the next time he gets riled up."
Jays, Dermot but you'd drive a man up the wall.

catch22 (USA) - Posts: 1037 - 17/06/2019 20:59:14    2196773

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You need [email protected] not Joanne

StoreysTash (Wexford) - Posts: 551 - 17/06/2019 21:08:38    2196780

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Replying To DermotTrellis:  "Open Letter to R.T.E.

Dear Joanne,
This is the sixth time I have sat down to pen this missive and I still haven't found the words to describe the anger I feel towards your panelist Anthony Daly. Daly's comments with regard to Gerry O' Connor's actions in Cusack Park on Sunday last were among the worst I've seen from any R.T.E. pundit. To those of you who didn't witness the Daly's heinous condonation of violence, Daly suggested that O' Connor's man-handling of Daniel Kearney was justified in that it got the Clare supporters and player's going. His quip that 'Maybe this is exactly what Clare needed', made my blood boil.
And Daly's justification for this? Who knows? Probably some rubbish about it being a tough week for Clare hurling, about how a county that worked so hard to build a winning tradition in the nineties were being dragged back into the pre-Loughnane days, how many Clare players were the subject of pernicious personal attacks on social media in the week leading up to the match, how Clare hurling had become a spittoon for any lowlife who wanted to aim a hurling hocker at a county that had two bad games. etc. All hogwash. How dare Daly take pride in his fellow county man attempting to rile up the crowd in Cusack Park? I would like to compliment you for your brave riposte- 'Just because it gets the players fired up doesn't make it right'. The disdainful, politically correct look you then threw at Daly left him in no doubt that savage parochialism and pride in one's county is no longer tolerated on our airwaves. Kudos to you Joanne.

So why Joanne, wasn't Daly pushed out the door along with Messers. Loughnane and Farrell?.The latter two should have been got rid of years ago. Their humorous anecdotes, easy manners and sense of humors were an affront to the G.A.A. public. The new batch of pundits are much more engaging. ( With the exception of Daly of course). On Sunday's, I usually have a tipple while watching the pre-match analysis. And what better accompaniment to my whiskey on the rocks than the monotone-voices of Tyrell and co? I can pay no bigger compliment to them than say I have often fallen asleep listening to their explanations regarding the new role of the inter-county sweeper. I heard from a reliable source during the week that one pundit was offered a contract by a sleep therapy company recently to be the voice of a new teddy bear that will help children who suffer from insomnia to sleep. R.T.E. must ensure that pundit is not lured away.

Daly's change of heart at half-time was refreshing. Fair play to you Joanne or to whoever scolded him for his actions. I watched with pleasure as both Daly and McGrath blushed like to schoolboys and muttered some rubbish about the actions being unacceptable. Nothing like reminding someone that their job is on the line to get them to change their tune heh? They love their traditional music in Clare and it is now high time Daly danced to the tune of political correctness.
Kind regards,
D.Trellis

P.S. Please inform Marty Morrissey that he doesn't have to remind us that Aidan Walsh and Eoin Cadogan are former dual players at five minute intervals
.
P.P.S. I have enclosed masking tape which can you use to muzzle Daly the next time he gets riled up."
Good luck with it.

summerof09 (Meath) - Posts: 211 - 17/06/2019 21:36:09    2196796

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Replying To DermotTrellis:  "Open Letter to R.T.E.

Dear Joanne,
This is the sixth time I have sat down to pen this missive and I still haven't found the words to describe the anger I feel towards your panelist Anthony Daly. Daly's comments with regard to Gerry O' Connor's actions in Cusack Park on Sunday last were among the worst I've seen from any R.T.E. pundit. To those of you who didn't witness the Daly's heinous condonation of violence, Daly suggested that O' Connor's man-handling of Daniel Kearney was justified in that it got the Clare supporters and player's going. His quip that 'Maybe this is exactly what Clare needed', made my blood boil.
And Daly's justification for this? Who knows? Probably some rubbish about it being a tough week for Clare hurling, about how a county that worked so hard to build a winning tradition in the nineties were being dragged back into the pre-Loughnane days, how many Clare players were the subject of pernicious personal attacks on social media in the week leading up to the match, how Clare hurling had become a spittoon for any lowlife who wanted to aim a hurling hocker at a county that had two bad games. etc. All hogwash. How dare Daly take pride in his fellow county man attempting to rile up the crowd in Cusack Park? I would like to compliment you for your brave riposte- 'Just because it gets the players fired up doesn't make it right'. The disdainful, politically correct look you then threw at Daly left him in no doubt that savage parochialism and pride in one's county is no longer tolerated on our airwaves. Kudos to you Joanne.

So why Joanne, wasn't Daly pushed out the door along with Messers. Loughnane and Farrell?.The latter two should have been got rid of years ago. Their humorous anecdotes, easy manners and sense of humors were an affront to the G.A.A. public. The new batch of pundits are much more engaging. ( With the exception of Daly of course). On Sunday's, I usually have a tipple while watching the pre-match analysis. And what better accompaniment to my whiskey on the rocks than the monotone-voices of Tyrell and co? I can pay no bigger compliment to them than say I have often fallen asleep listening to their explanations regarding the new role of the inter-county sweeper. I heard from a reliable source during the week that one pundit was offered a contract by a sleep therapy company recently to be the voice of a new teddy bear that will help children who suffer from insomnia to sleep. R.T.E. must ensure that pundit is not lured away.

Daly's change of heart at half-time was refreshing. Fair play to you Joanne or to whoever scolded him for his actions. I watched with pleasure as both Daly and McGrath blushed like to schoolboys and muttered some rubbish about the actions being unacceptable. Nothing like reminding someone that their job is on the line to get them to change their tune heh? They love their traditional music in Clare and it is now high time Daly danced to the tune of political correctness.
Kind regards,
D.Trellis

P.S. Please inform Marty Morrissey that he doesn't have to remind us that Aidan Walsh and Eoin Cadogan are former dual players at five minute intervals
.
P.P.S. I have enclosed masking tape which can you use to muzzle Daly the next time he gets riled up."
I, for once, am speechless !!!

waynoI (Dublin) - Posts: 13503 - 17/06/2019 22:10:41    2196823

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Replying To DermotTrellis:  "Open Letter to R.T.E.

Dear Joanne,
This is the sixth time I have sat down to pen this missive and I still haven't found the words to describe the anger I feel towards your panelist Anthony Daly. Daly's comments with regard to Gerry O' Connor's actions in Cusack Park on Sunday last were among the worst I've seen from any R.T.E. pundit. To those of you who didn't witness the Daly's heinous condonation of violence, Daly suggested that O' Connor's man-handling of Daniel Kearney was justified in that it got the Clare supporters and player's going. His quip that 'Maybe this is exactly what Clare needed', made my blood boil.
And Daly's justification for this? Who knows? Probably some rubbish about it being a tough week for Clare hurling, about how a county that worked so hard to build a winning tradition in the nineties were being dragged back into the pre-Loughnane days, how many Clare players were the subject of pernicious personal attacks on social media in the week leading up to the match, how Clare hurling had become a spittoon for any lowlife who wanted to aim a hurling hocker at a county that had two bad games. etc. All hogwash. How dare Daly take pride in his fellow county man attempting to rile up the crowd in Cusack Park? I would like to compliment you for your brave riposte- 'Just because it gets the players fired up doesn't make it right'. The disdainful, politically correct look you then threw at Daly left him in no doubt that savage parochialism and pride in one's county is no longer tolerated on our airwaves. Kudos to you Joanne.

So why Joanne, wasn't Daly pushed out the door along with Messers. Loughnane and Farrell?.The latter two should have been got rid of years ago. Their humorous anecdotes, easy manners and sense of humors were an affront to the G.A.A. public. The new batch of pundits are much more engaging. ( With the exception of Daly of course). On Sunday's, I usually have a tipple while watching the pre-match analysis. And what better accompaniment to my whiskey on the rocks than the monotone-voices of Tyrell and co? I can pay no bigger compliment to them than say I have often fallen asleep listening to their explanations regarding the new role of the inter-county sweeper. I heard from a reliable source during the week that one pundit was offered a contract by a sleep therapy company recently to be the voice of a new teddy bear that will help children who suffer from insomnia to sleep. R.T.E. must ensure that pundit is not lured away.

Daly's change of heart at half-time was refreshing. Fair play to you Joanne or to whoever scolded him for his actions. I watched with pleasure as both Daly and McGrath blushed like to schoolboys and muttered some rubbish about the actions being unacceptable. Nothing like reminding someone that their job is on the line to get them to change their tune heh? They love their traditional music in Clare and it is now high time Daly danced to the tune of political correctness.
Kind regards,
D.Trellis

P.S. Please inform Marty Morrissey that he doesn't have to remind us that Aidan Walsh and Eoin Cadogan are former dual players at five minute intervals
.
P.P.S. I have enclosed masking tape which can you use to muzzle Daly the next time he gets riled up."
Snow flake

Royal.Legend (Meath) - Posts: 381 - 17/06/2019 22:29:32    2196833

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oh to have as little to worry about as to pen such garbage

perfect10 (Wexford) - Posts: 3523 - 17/06/2019 22:33:43    2196839

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Replying To DermotTrellis:  "Open Letter to R.T.E.

Dear Joanne,
This is the sixth time I have sat down to pen this missive and I still haven't found the words to describe the anger I feel towards your panelist Anthony Daly. Daly's comments with regard to Gerry O' Connor's actions in Cusack Park on Sunday last were among the worst I've seen from any R.T.E. pundit. To those of you who didn't witness the Daly's heinous condonation of violence, Daly suggested that O' Connor's man-handling of Daniel Kearney was justified in that it got the Clare supporters and player's going. His quip that 'Maybe this is exactly what Clare needed', made my blood boil.
And Daly's justification for this? Who knows? Probably some rubbish about it being a tough week for Clare hurling, about how a county that worked so hard to build a winning tradition in the nineties were being dragged back into the pre-Loughnane days, how many Clare players were the subject of pernicious personal attacks on social media in the week leading up to the match, how Clare hurling had become a spittoon for any lowlife who wanted to aim a hurling hocker at a county that had two bad games. etc. All hogwash. How dare Daly take pride in his fellow county man attempting to rile up the crowd in Cusack Park? I would like to compliment you for your brave riposte- 'Just because it gets the players fired up doesn't make it right'. The disdainful, politically correct look you then threw at Daly left him in no doubt that savage parochialism and pride in one's county is no longer tolerated on our airwaves. Kudos to you Joanne.

So why Joanne, wasn't Daly pushed out the door along with Messers. Loughnane and Farrell?.The latter two should have been got rid of years ago. Their humorous anecdotes, easy manners and sense of humors were an affront to the G.A.A. public. The new batch of pundits are much more engaging. ( With the exception of Daly of course). On Sunday's, I usually have a tipple while watching the pre-match analysis. And what better accompaniment to my whiskey on the rocks than the monotone-voices of Tyrell and co? I can pay no bigger compliment to them than say I have often fallen asleep listening to their explanations regarding the new role of the inter-county sweeper. I heard from a reliable source during the week that one pundit was offered a contract by a sleep therapy company recently to be the voice of a new teddy bear that will help children who suffer from insomnia to sleep. R.T.E. must ensure that pundit is not lured away.

Daly's change of heart at half-time was refreshing. Fair play to you Joanne or to whoever scolded him for his actions. I watched with pleasure as both Daly and McGrath blushed like to schoolboys and muttered some rubbish about the actions being unacceptable. Nothing like reminding someone that their job is on the line to get them to change their tune heh? They love their traditional music in Clare and it is now high time Daly danced to the tune of political correctness.
Kind regards,
D.Trellis

P.S. Please inform Marty Morrissey that he doesn't have to remind us that Aidan Walsh and Eoin Cadogan are former dual players at five minute intervals
.
P.P.S. I have enclosed masking tape which can you use to muzzle Daly the next time he gets riled up."
Jesus wept.....

Bon (Kildare) - Posts: 765 - 17/06/2019 23:18:52    2196867

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Ah lads this is one of the best posts on here in a long time.

I miss Farrell too, I know Loughnane was controversial at times but he was generally on the money. Jackie Tyrell is brutal and the likes of Ken McGrath are dull to listen to.

Killarney.87 (Tipperary) - Posts: 2513 - 18/06/2019 00:12:51    2196885

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Can I point out that it is a satirical letter?

DermotTrellis (Waterford) - Posts: 3 - 18/06/2019 03:56:25    2196906

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Won't somebody think of the children!

Christ above...

Lockjaw (Donegal) - Posts: 6548 - 18/06/2019 08:44:37    2196927

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Ah come on. Some here have no understanding of satire.

lilywhite1 (Kildare) - Posts: 2960 - 18/06/2019 10:50:49    2196981

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Replying To DermotTrellis:  "Can I point out that it is a satirical letter?"
you must have thought it was much funnier than it was because you have posted it on at least 2 threads

perfect10 (Wexford) - Posts: 3523 - 18/06/2019 11:16:14    2196997

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Dermot do you have a brother called Jim by any chance?

if_in_doubt (Kildare) - Posts: 3635 - 18/06/2019 11:33:17    2197004

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Replying To DermotTrellis:  "Can I point out that it is a satirical letter?"
Pretty sure that is lost on a lot of people Dermo

faithful4ever (Offaly) - Posts: 208 - 18/06/2019 11:49:34    2197015

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I dont think Waterford Whispers will be knocking your door down anytime soon.

LaoisforSam (Laois) - Posts: 128 - 18/06/2019 11:53:54    2197017

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Replying To DermotTrellis:  "Can I point out that it is a satirical letter?"
Satire is usually humorous.......

GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts: 5498 - 18/06/2019 13:21:08    2197082

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The term 'political correctness' might be starting to get misused/overused. Just a little at least.
But I do miss the likes of Cyril Farrell and Lounghnane, and I didn't think I would. At least they were enthusiastic, and in some cases dramatic (Loughnane the GAA's version of Alexis Colby, Joan Collins version, occasional catfight included). They brought a sense of joy to the championship coverage last year (along with the likes of Liam Sheedy), thats missing this year. "Sure, it was like a training session out there", yeah, thanks Jackie, insightful stuff. At least when Farrell and Loughnane were being trite, they'd speak so fast it wouldn't linger.

I know the games aren't as competitive, but they still contained some great hurling, no need for the panel to suck the life out of everything.

Marlon_JD (Tipperary) - Posts: 1733 - 18/06/2019 17:27:02    2197208

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Replying To Killarney.87:  "Ah lads this is one of the best posts on here in a long time.

I miss Farrell too, I know Loughnane was controversial at times but he was generally on the money. Jackie Tyrell is brutal and the likes of Ken McGrath are dull to listen to."
It seems to have gone over a lot of heads here. I thought the same, a very good post.

BliainanÁir (Laois) - Posts: 598 - 18/06/2019 19:28:02    2197259

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