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eirekeeper (Monaghan) - Posts: 82 - 06/10/2022 10:04:22    2442941

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There's a good feature on Hurling and Farming on Smaller Fish with Damien Hayes, car dealer and part-time farmer. Good craic, must be one of the most relaxed men in any walk of life, always positive.

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These 'handy' jobs for players have been around for years. They might seem to be handy but try teaching a class of hyper kids 5 days a week or driving hundreds of miles every week to keep customers happy and try and get new customers and say for sure how handy that is. The world of work like sport has changed rapidly. It's what they do on the pitch is what most of see but their home and work life has to be flexible for them to commit to a team. Without so-called handy jobs there'd be even less making club and intercounty commitments.

GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts: 6838 - 06/10/2022 10:57:06    2442950

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Replying To GreenandRed:  "There's a good feature on Hurling and Farming on Smaller Fish with Damien Hayes, car dealer and part-time farmer. Good craic, must be one of the most relaxed men in any walk of life, always positive.

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These 'handy' jobs for players have been around for years. They might seem to be handy but try teaching a class of hyper kids 5 days a week or driving hundreds of miles every week to keep customers happy and try and get new customers and say for sure how handy that is. The world of work like sport has changed rapidly. It's what they do on the pitch is what most of see but their home and work life has to be flexible for them to commit to a team. Without so-called handy jobs there'd be even less making club and intercounty commitments."
Wouldnt fancy teaching myself but its still definitely one of the handiest jobs out there for GAA players. 9-3 and an absolute tonne of holidays.
Loads of time to get home and get fed and a bit of a rest before training and then a lie in in the morning as well. I've been around enough teachers in my life to know that the whole thing of "teaching doesnt finish at 3pm" is genrally BS for almost all experienced teachers.
You also get to recharge the batteries for a prolonged period every year with holidays. Unfortunately, too many take up teaching for the wrong reasons.

tiobraid (Tipperary) - Posts: 3667 - 06/10/2022 11:18:14    2442958

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Replying To tiobraid:  "
Replying To GreenandRed:  "There's a good feature on Hurling and Farming on Smaller Fish with Damien Hayes, car dealer and part-time farmer. Good craic, must be one of the most relaxed men in any walk of life, always positive.

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These 'handy' jobs for players have been around for years. They might seem to be handy but try teaching a class of hyper kids 5 days a week or driving hundreds of miles every week to keep customers happy and try and get new customers and say for sure how handy that is. The world of work like sport has changed rapidly. It's what they do on the pitch is what most of see but their home and work life has to be flexible for them to commit to a team. Without so-called handy jobs there'd be even less making club and intercounty commitments."
Wouldnt fancy teaching myself but its still definitely one of the handiest jobs out there for GAA players. 9-3 and an absolute tonne of holidays.
Loads of time to get home and get fed and a bit of a rest before training and then a lie in in the morning as well. I've been around enough teachers in my life to know that the whole thing of "teaching doesnt finish at 3pm" is genrally BS for almost all experienced teachers.
You also get to recharge the batteries for a prolonged period every year with holidays. Unfortunately, too many take up teaching for the wrong reasons."
Yes the "we're there after school " is a huge myth. There's now a lot more primary than secondary school teachers as well. Mary I winning Fitzgibbon Cups is testament to thst.

oneoff (UK) - Posts: 1094 - 06/10/2022 21:52:49    2443058

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Re Army All Ireland hurling winners in recent times that I can think of.

Eoin Larkin was in the Army for all his wins. He left but has returned recently I think. Paul Murphy was also a member during his playing days. Richie Reid is a current member. The fact there's a barracks 8n Kilkenny would mean there's a lot more.

Tipp would have had a few over the years before the barracks in Clonmal was closed. Bonner Mahar was a member when he won All-Irelands but I think he's recently left. Was Cathal Barrett in the Army at some point?

Is Andrew O'Shaughnessy still in the Army?

In football. I think the Galway team of the 60s had a few officers. Mayo had a few over the years, non winners of course.

oneoff (UK) - Posts: 1094 - 07/10/2022 09:36:43    2443069

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Replying To oneoff:  "Re Army All Ireland hurling winners in recent times that I can think of.

Eoin Larkin was in the Army for all his wins. He left but has returned recently I think. Paul Murphy was also a member during his playing days. Richie Reid is a current member. The fact there's a barracks 8n Kilkenny would mean there's a lot more.

Tipp would have had a few over the years before the barracks in Clonmal was closed. Bonner Mahar was a member when he won All-Irelands but I think he's recently left. Was Cathal Barrett in the Army at some point?

Is Andrew O'Shaughnessy still in the Army?

In football. I think the Galway team of the 60s had a few officers. Mayo had a few over the years, non winners of course."
Canice Brennan of Kilkenny, won an All. Ireland. He was an Army Officer, based at Kilkenny Barracks.

thelongridge (Offaly) - Posts: 1418 - 07/10/2022 11:03:21    2443083

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Replying To leitrimforsam:  "What a shocking end of your post.
I'm from a border county.
We have most years 1 or 2 members of the church of Ireland on our senior team.
Actually one of them is in a senior position in Croke Park.

I presume you were joking, joking or not with the sensitivity that this country has gone through in relation to this matter the wording was inappropriate.

I would if you were man enough to enter a post to clarify you were been humorous and apologise for the comment made referring to protestants.

As a man from the border I or others want and hope that religion sectarianism never returns."
Jesus wept! It was obviously a joke!

Talk about being over sensitive.

Wally (Tyrone) - Posts: 826 - 07/10/2022 13:17:40    2443099

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