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Post  Jayo Cluxton on Fri Feb 04, 2011 11:18 pm

Can't believe Boxty hasn't started this thread already!

Well we're off and running with a fairly decent match in Cardiff tonight ... except for the result. Wales played like a team on a losing streak and their backs are totally lacking confidence. England have a bit more about them this year - plenty of pace and not just bash wallop. Still, Wales made them look good. Made the mistake of watching on BBC and having to listen to the gobshite that is Brian Moore. At one stage the Ashes were mentioned (batsman in crowd) and he utters couldn't happen to a nicer nation. ********!

Anyway we are missing a few tomorrow but have a bit of depth now and I am looking forward to seeing the Carlow Cannonball rampaging through Rome!



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Post  Loyal2TheRoyal on Sat Feb 05, 2011 4:23 pm

Hoarse cheering with the Tifosi there, wasn't even aware they had a Rugby team, but I'd have been delighted to see them put the D4 heads and the likes back in their place. Jeez, what we had to endure after that game against Wales, distant memory now.
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Post  The Puke on Sat Feb 05, 2011 5:11 pm

Credit to Italy, it was their best performance against us in the 6 nations by a distance.....It was nothing more than a pipe-opener for us and truth be told we should have had the game wrapped up after 60 minutes, we butchered two tries....Italy's blanker defence is aways going to be tough to breakdown and it wasn't going to be a game to be an outside back.....

Thought they showed excellent composure for to work the drop goal.....But the scrum was under pressure all day and we made far too many handling errors but would expect us to improve given that we have half a dozen or so to come back from injury and the fact that Kidney gave a few out of form players the nod today to see could they find form in Best, O'Connell, O'Callaghan, Leamy & O'Leary, O'Callaghan was the only one of these to perform any way well and wouldn't be surprised to see Leamy and O'Leary dropped for the next day....
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Post  Loyal2TheRoyal on Sat Feb 05, 2011 5:15 pm

Only Clare person I know who follows this dirt.

You must be a Limerick man in disguise.
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Post  The Puke on Sat Feb 05, 2011 5:20 pm

Loyal2TheRoyal wrote:Only Clare person I know who follows this dirt.

You must be a Limerick man in disguise.

you don't know too many Clare people I would bet.....
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Post  Jayo Cluxton on Sun Feb 06, 2011 9:52 pm

O'Callaghan was alright but I'd say he is coughing up and average of 2 pens per game this season. Leo deserves a run. Darcy can't be as bad again - I hope. And the ref was a complete tosser.

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Post  Jayo Cluxton on Fri Feb 11, 2011 9:58 am

Really looking forward to the game on Sunday in what should be the first capacity crowd in the Aviva for an international - so we'll see what the atmosphere can be like.

Scotland gave it a good rattle last week and were undone by stupid turnovers so we need to keep it tight. I thought the Scots did very well driving through the middle - they made huge gains nearly every time and the French tackling here was poor enough. In Heaslip, O'Brien and Wallace we have the players who can make the yards this way and I would certainly be looking to do this a lot on Sunday if I was Kidney.

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Post  hurlingguru on Fri Feb 11, 2011 2:41 pm

Anyone heading up?

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Post  Jayo Cluxton on Fri Feb 11, 2011 2:51 pm

hurlingguru wrote:Anyone heading up?

Me! Very Happy C'mon the Carlow Cyclone!

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Post  black&white on Fri Feb 11, 2011 3:33 pm

Got given two free tickets yesterday by a partner at work!

Unfortunately, first round of warm-up competitions in Sligo is this weekend, and we're playing at 12.30, so had to pass them on.... Mad
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Post  Jayo Cluxton on Fri Feb 11, 2011 3:39 pm

black&white wrote:Got given two free tickets yesterday by a partner at work!

Unfortunately, first round of warm-up competitions in Sligo is this weekend, and we're playing at 12.30, so had to pass them on.... Mad

Probably just as well - I mean WTF would anyone from Sligo be doing at a rugby match ......

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Post  hurlingguru on Fri Feb 11, 2011 3:54 pm

Jayo Cluxton wrote:
hurlingguru wrote:Anyone heading up?

Me! Very Happy C'mon the Carlow Cyclone!

O'Brien is some tank of a player. Got schoolboy tickets for E15

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Post  Jayo Cluxton on Fri Feb 11, 2011 3:55 pm

hurlingguru wrote:
Jayo Cluxton wrote:
hurlingguru wrote:Anyone heading up?

Me! Very Happy C'mon the Carlow Cyclone!

O'Brien is some tank of a player. Got schoolboy tickets for E15

Ya better shave off the beard!

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Post  hurlingguru on Fri Feb 11, 2011 4:01 pm

Jayo Cluxton wrote:
hurlingguru wrote:
Jayo Cluxton wrote:
hurlingguru wrote:Anyone heading up?

Me! Very Happy C'mon the Carlow Cyclone!

O'Brien is some tank of a player. Got schoolboy tickets for E15

Ya better shave off the beard!

Ha thanks for the reminder. Would ya get the DART from Connolly?

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Post  Boxtyeater on Fri Feb 11, 2011 5:53 pm

hurlingguru wrote:Ha thanks for the reminder. Would ya get the DART from Connolly?

It's unlikely that Jayo would expect you to make your own way to the ground given everything. If it's your first time in Dublin Wink there are numerous pitfalls to watch out for. Be careful should any long lanky fooker (there may even be a double act) approach you offering articles at "knock down/off" prices. This character is readily identifiable by the tins of Dutch Gold sticking out of his pockets. To further lure you in he may even pretend to be canvassing for Pat Deering FG.

Should you manage to avoid this chancer there's another trap. A harmless looking man with two small dogs may approach you pleading subsistence towards veterinary fees for another dog that "too sick to be out"...He is likely to be wearing a headband entitled Believe.....

I hope you return un-scathed although I'm fearful...Enjoy the match. You will have to get with the phraseology ...goiys, roight, Drico, Luco, all that guff.
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Post  The Puke on Fri Feb 11, 2011 10:06 pm

Boxtyeater wrote:
hurlingguru wrote:Ha thanks for the reminder. Would ya get the DART from Connolly?

It's unlikely that Jayo would expect you to make your own way to the ground given everything. If it's your first time in Dublin Wink there are numerous pitfalls to watch out for. Be careful should any long lanky fooker (there may even be a double act) approach you offering articles at "knock down/off" prices. This character is readily identifiable by the tins of Dutch Gold sticking out of his pockets. To further lure you in he may even pretend to be canvassing for Pat Deering FG.

Should you manage to avoid this chancer there's another trap. A harmless looking man with two small dogs may approach you pleading subsistence towards veterinary fees for another dog that "too sick to be out"...He is likely to be wearing a headband entitled Believe.....

I hope you return un-scathed although I'm fearful...Enjoy the match. You will have to get with the phraseology ...goiys, roight, Drico, Luco, all that guff.

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what are you raving about???
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Post  Boxtyeater on Fri Feb 11, 2011 10:22 pm

I'll leave it with you for a while, you might figure it out, if certain posters log on.
What's the answer to the Harty Cup one on Qwik Quiz, I thought it might have been John Leahy... Suspect
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Post  mullins on Fri Feb 11, 2011 10:26 pm

Boxtyeater wrote:
hurlingguru wrote:Ha thanks for the reminder. Would ya get the DART from Connolly?

It's unlikely that Jayo would expect you to make your own way to the ground given everything. If it's your first time in Dublin Wink there are numerous pitfalls to watch out for. Be careful should any long lanky fooker (there may even be a double act) approach you offering articles at "knock down/off" prices. This character is readily identifiable by the tins of Dutch Gold sticking out of his pockets. To further lure you in he may even pretend to be canvassing for Pat Deering FG.

Should you manage to avoid this chancer there's another trap. A harmless looking man with two small dogs may approach you pleading subsistence towards veterinary fees for another dog that "too sick to be out"...He is likely to be wearing a headband entitled Believe.....

I hope you return un-scathed although I'm fearful...Enjoy the match. You will have to get with the phraseology ...goiys, roight, Drico, Luco, all that guff.

Boxty you starting to scare me.. pale
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Post  The Puke on Fri Feb 11, 2011 10:27 pm

Boxtyeater wrote:I'll leave it with you for a while, you might figure it out, if certain posters log on.
What's the answer to the Harty Cup one on Qwik Quiz, I thought it might have been John Leahy... Suspect

I answered that question.....Seamus Hickey in 2006....although there are a few players this year in Shane Dowling & Declan Hannon of Limerick and Conor Lehane of Cork who could achieve the same feet this year
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Post  Jayo Cluxton on Sat Feb 12, 2011 12:17 am

HG - Dart rolls from Connolly right into Landsdowne Central. I should be on tomorrow night if you need any further info. Don't mind the Boxty man - the last time he was in Dublin the GPO was in flames .....

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Post  patrique on Sat Feb 12, 2011 12:35 am

In 1972 Ireland had a fine side. They actually won in Paris, and the Grand Slam was being talked about.

However Wales and then Scotland refused to travel to Dublin because bold boys were causing trouble.

England came......twice in the one year.

Pity is England didn't beat Wales by 106 points last Friday.

Some of us NEVER forget.
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Post  Jayo Cluxton on Sat Feb 12, 2011 12:38 am

patrique wrote:In 1972 Ireland had a fine side. They actually won in Paris, and the Grand Slam was being talked about.

However Wales and then Scotland refused to travel to Dublin because bold boys were causing trouble.

England came......twice in the one year.

Pity is England didn't beat Wales by 106 points last Friday.

Some of us NEVER forget.

Yes P - but give this some relevance please - if there is any ....

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Post  hurlingguru on Sat Feb 12, 2011 12:45 am

Boxtyeater wrote:
hurlingguru wrote:Ha thanks for the reminder. Would ya get the DART from Connolly?

It's unlikely that Jayo would expect you to make your own way to the ground given everything. If it's your first time in Dublin Wink there are numerous pitfalls to watch out for. Be careful should any long lanky fooker (there may even be a double act) approach you offering articles at "knock down/off" prices. This character is readily identifiable by the tins of Dutch Gold sticking out of his pockets. To further lure you in he may even pretend to be canvassing for Pat Deering FG.

Should you manage to avoid this chancer there's another trap. A harmless looking man with two small dogs may approach you pleading subsistence towards veterinary fees for another dog that "too sick to be out"...He is likely to be wearing a headband entitled Believe.....

I hope you return un-scathed although I'm fearful...Enjoy the match. You will have to get with the phraseology ...goiys, roight, Drico, Luco, all that guff.

Thanks for the strange advice Boxty. Suprisingly I would be a regular to Dublin only never really head out that far unless going to the RDS with the school.
P.S Why would he be canvassing in Dublin for Pat Deering??
Thanks Jayo

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Post  OMAR on Sat Feb 12, 2011 1:09 am

black&white wrote:Got given two free tickets yesterday by a partner at work!

Unfortunately, first round of warm-up competitions in Sligo is this weekend, and we're playing at 12.30, so had to pass them on.... Mad


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Gone be with the days when I was on the key client list

Thankfully my stockbroker has a longer memory - haven't had a CFD account in 3 years but even that still seems to carry enough brownie points.
Lunch in Landsowne rugby club and an afternnon of free beer awaits - seems there is a game of croquet/hockey or some such on as well - might be worth a gander
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Post  Jayo Cluxton on Sat Feb 12, 2011 1:11 am

Ah CFDs - viva la difference ... as they say in France ...

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