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GAA Speeches - 9 Like(s)

Replying To Galway9801:  "Ahh I'd like to thank,, aah I'd like to thank,, aah I'd like to thank Boring, uninspiring, waffle"
Should have said 'People of Limerick we love you' I suppose? Maybe if you were part of the back room team sitting at home today you would appreciate what the speech meant. Turn it off if you have issues.

ZUL10 (National) - 13/12/2020 18:03:53

Does Anybody Give A S**T About Hurling Classic? - 6 Like(s)

Replying To Bon:  "I've enjoyed watching it the past couple of years, disappointed it hasn't been televised this year."
Think TG4 got it right this weekend. Instead of showing us a hybrid game in the states between the top counites in hurling we got to see 2 club teams from second tier hurling counties in Carlow and Loais play as good a game of club hurling Ive seen. Now thats promotion!

ZUL10 (National) - 17/11/2019 14:58:31

2021 National Hurling League - 6 Like(s)

Replying To Viking66:  "Minimal contact like pulling a fellas arm or shirt shouldn't be a foul at all. Problem solved."
Get real. Talk about an Irish soloution to a problem. At what point does it become a foul to pull a players jersey. When his shirt comes off his back? Ridiculous talk,

ZUL10 (National) - 01/06/2021 21:51:24

Hurling Referees Destroying Hurling - 6 Like(s)
Its not fair to the ref to call it the worst performance ever as Babs did. The ref was very sharp and consistent in calling technical fouls most of which were arms around the shoulder, high tackles and throws. Nothing sinister but fouls none the less. Babs doesnt describe one single example of a foul that should not have been blown as a free. Instead he just tells us that there was too many frees. What are mickey mouse things? Are they not in the rule book?

ZUL10 (National) - 26/02/2020 09:17:25

Meath V Clare - 5 Like(s)

Replying To royaldunne:  "Best wishes to Andy Brian Donal and all the team today. Safe journey to all fans from both counties traveling to game. I like Clare , and I love their football people, they are very dedicated to the game in the face of hurling snobbery, so absolutely thrilled that they reached this far, obviously I hope they go no further this year. But still I have huge admiration for them. Hon the royal"
We like both games in Clare royal, unlike you.

ZUL10 (National) - 07/07/2019 10:01:54

Is Dublin's 3 in a row Tarnished? - 5 Like(s)
The 3 in a row was tarnished by those Sunday game panelists talking about splitting Dublin tonight. Terrible stuff.

ZUL10 (National) - 17/09/2017 23:32:31

Kilkenny football - 5 Like(s)

Replying To Cuckoosinging:  "looks amateurish? Excuse me but hurling is the sport where lads just drive the ball up into the air and hope for the best. Very rarely you actually see a good pass in hurling just lad been chased down coming out of defense and he hoofs it long a big roar from the crowd as two lads run after it absolutely no skill level. And its been a while since i seen 16points between the sides in any football match. Pathetic stuff"
Is that you again Cuckoo. Just reminding you again that you were beaten last year by a hurling team in the footabll c'ship. Go way out of that with your auld bladder. You wouldn't know one end of a hurley from the other and I doubt you know much about football either.

ZUL10 (National) - 25/04/2017 22:20:09

Westmeath hurling - 4 Like(s)
Wow. Fantastic. Watch out Galway!

ZUL10 (National) - 25/05/2016 21:14:40

Puke Hurling - 4 Like(s)

Replying To brisbane:  "Watching Galway v Wexford and all i could think of was PUKE HURLING. Galway was always a attractive team to watch until they started playing in the Leinster championship i think they began to copy Kilkennys physical structured type of play similar to a football team."
I never remember Kilkenny playing as you call it Puke Hurling,. They played total hurling from my memory. Time maybe for Galway to take a look at themselves rather than blaming others.

ZUL10 (National) - 29/05/2019 18:02:36

Leinster Football The Reality - 4 Like(s)
How can you blame Dublin? Fact is Meath had all the chances today yet didnt take them. This game was more about how bad Meath were instead of how good Dublin were. Dublin only got going in the last quarter when Meath were drained.

ZUL10 (National) - 23/06/2019 19:48:03

Joe Canning Retiring - 3 Like(s)

Replying To Cockney_Cat:  ""When KK were at their peak he was a sign of hope for the rest of us, leaving cats lying on the ground in his wake while scoring brilliant goals." I'm sorry, I must have missed this. Could you tell me, when did he leave cats lying on the ground in his wake while scoring brilliant goals?" Just one example. This was a special moment especially given we were all sick to the teeth of looking at ye.

ZUL10 (National) - 28/07/2021 17:23:54

What a superb finish to a game! - 3 Like(s)
The last 10 minutes was exciting. The rest was brutal.

ZUL10 (National) - 17/07/2016 16:01:32

Hurling Referees Destroying Hurling - 3 Like(s)

Replying To lochgarmanabu:  "On Sunday night Rte showed about 4 perfectly legal handpasses that the referee blew during the Dublin/Wexford match. Except for very late in the game he hardly allowed any advantage to be played. Perhaps his whistle was telling him it had had enough."
I agree with you on the advantage, he certainly didnt use it. But the ref doesn't have the luxury of an rte camera to zoom in on a handpass to tell whether there was space between the hand and the ball. But it wasnt either of these that seemed blatant frees to me. It was the over use of the spare hand around the shoulder and neck, yet for every free that was awarded and point scored the players kept fouling over and over again. Surely theres a message in this for the players too?

ZUL10 (National) - 26/02/2020 11:32:29

Hurling Gets All The Plaudits But Is It Played Within The Rules? - 3 Like(s)
"when you pare it back and take away the crazy tackling (UFC with sticks) the overzealous and often embarrassing punditry of the likes of tommy walsh, micheal duighan and john mullane it's not what it's made out to be. " When you pare back any game with the level of cynicism youve afforded hurling then all sports are not what they are made out to be. Ridiculous post.

ZUL10 (National) - 28/11/2018 22:21:25

2021 National Hurling League - 3 Like(s)
Well done Antrim from everyone in Clare.

ZUL10 (National) - 09/05/2021 20:35:13

Is The Munster SHC Draw Lopsided ? - 3 Like(s)

Replying To Breezy:  "Already looking for that silver lining after we beat ye : )"
When Limericks hurling didnt let them down their over confidence did. Keep if up!!

ZUL10 (National) - 29/06/2020 11:05:15

Penalise Hurling's Sliotar Throw ! - 3 Like(s)

Replying To Cu_culainn:  "Good post. Not sure who here is still playing the game but as someone still playing up north in a lesser county we simply do not get away with an illegal handpass. Gets blown every time. My opinion is that referrees at the top of game let the throw go to keep the speed of the game up and as this poster alluded to it is the only realistic way of getting a ball out of the tackle, inevitably there should be an overlap to your favour of you get bottled up by 2-3 defenders on the other side. Another reason for an increase number of passes being thrown is the intensity of the tackle, arms getting tugged thumped etc, 2-3 players hitting you in the tackle now trying to perform a legal handpass would probably result in more turn overs. That extra split second of showing clear space between ball and strike allows these top players the chance to come in and disrupt the ball and create turnovers. Good topic, annoys me seeing the ball thrown at times however I usually willing to look past it if a player comes booming off a shoulder to take the ball at pace."
The increased number of handpasses and the increase number of spare hand fouls like pulling and dragging players are all part of the same problem. Back in the old days you got an opportunity to block or hook a player in possession of the ball. Most players tacked with both hands on the hurl. Now, the default is one hand outstretched to try and stop the players impending handpass so we get loads of handpasses, loads of simple silly frees, and lots of easy scores. Its all become a handpass and hand blocking frenzy in the middle of the field.

ZUL10 (National) - 13/01/2021 18:21:56

Dublin's Success Not Down To Money - GAA President - 3 Like(s)
Interesting to hear Cheddar Plunket speaking recently about funding in Dublin hurling. He reckons the funds originally earmarked for hurling in Dublin in the early noughties was eventually 'hijacked' by the football development in Dublin. I sure would like to hear him expand on this. Was it just coincidence that it was the footballers that flourished after so much money was thrown at hurling in the capital?

ZUL10 (National) - 15/06/2019 10:54:18

Division 1B ignorance? - 2 Like(s)

Replying To crikey:  "It would be interesting if there was a Division with all the best teams in it i.e 9 teams"
Ok so we have a 9 or 10 team division 1 created just to please every so called top team. Surely there would be a need for promtion and relegation to this division. Then we have a situation where 1 or 2 of the so called top teams ends up in the second division with the weaker teams and 1 or 2 weak teams comes up to replace them. Al least with the present setup there is a mix of weak and strong temas in the second division.(1b)

ZUL10 (National) - 04/04/2017 10:59:55

Tipperary Hurling Final - 2 Like(s)

Replying To hamstring:  "Absolutely super game. Excellent entertainment and great to be on live tv. Special shout out to the blonde girl supporting Kildangan in the stands that the cameraman switched to after virtually every Kildangen score. One happy lady this evening for sure. Long live the great game of hurling."
Brilliant game. It would have been a travesty if this game went to penalties.

ZUL10 (National) - 20/09/2020 20:43:29