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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,672 ✭✭✭Oblomov




    It;s all about the balls, graded and colour coded for speed. How you have your racket strung... Then the fitness and skill, speed and endurance. Ohh and stamina.

    The ball mustn't bouce more than once. The ideal, into the corner, it kills the ball. LOL if the oppenent is a bad loser, get ready for some bad strokes that canaccidently hit you. You can become the target for the ball if you are too far forward...

    if you want to get serious... abbreviated rules

    http://www.worldsquash.org/ws/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/RulesAbbreviated.pdf

    Balls

    Super slow - Yellow Dot (Single or Double) Slow - White Dot or Green Dot Medium - Red Dot Fast - Blue Dot Page

    3 3. Balls which are used at World Championships or at similar standards of play must meet the above specifications for the Standard Double Dot (Competition) ball.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 24,878 ✭✭✭✭arybvtcw0eolkf


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    With only 60 affiliated clubs in all of Ireland, I feel that tug of war is a sport which deserves a far greater amount of attention than it gets. Anyone who's watched two well matched and well trained teams pulling will agree that it's utterly captivating. Falls to the wayside against the Gaelic games, unfortunately. Something different, at very least :)

    Probably the toughest sport I've competed in. I love it.

    I pulled against the Israeli Defense Forces in their Olympic training village at Wingate Uni, Netanya. Israel in 2001 ~ we won :cool:


  • Registered Users Posts: 48,742 ✭✭✭✭Wichita Lineman


    This is how all Liverpool goals should be celebrated under Klopp......

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    Opticians in Liverpool rubbing their hands!


  • Registered Users Posts: 48,742 ✭✭✭✭Wichita Lineman


    This is how all Liverpool goals should be celebrated under Klopp......

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    Opticians in Liverpool rubbing their hands!


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,186 ✭✭✭✭jmayo


    maudgonner wrote: »
    They haven't a hope of batein' Mayo...

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    Bloody, but unbowed.

    I am not allowed discuss …



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  • Registered Users Posts: 13,186 ✭✭✭✭jmayo


    The great Ari Vatanen on Pikes Peak in 88.

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    Now that is my kind of politican. :D

    I am not allowed discuss …



  • Closed Accounts Posts: 24,878 ✭✭✭✭arybvtcw0eolkf


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    Anton Geesink winning the 1964 Olympic Gold medal in Judo.

    Realizing what the defeat would mean to his opponent and to Japan (the '64 Olympic's hosts) Geesink raises his hand and asks for his supporters not to celebrate his win.

    Akio Kaminaga, his opponent was shunned by some in Japanese society when he refused to commit Harakiri.


  • Registered Users Posts: 243 ✭✭Easca Peasca


    Probably the toughest sport I've competed in. I love it.

    I pulled against the Israeli Defense Forces in their Olympic training village at Wingate Uni, Netanya. Israel in 2001 ~ we won :cool:

    I was pulling until recently, but the summer schedule of training and Sundays away didn't suit with changes at work :(

    Like you said, it's definitely one of the toughest sports going. It'd be great if it became more popular here.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,672 ✭✭✭Oblomov


    Following up on Ari Vatanen and his successes in the Paris Dakar.... the other contestants..



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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,672 ✭✭✭Oblomov


    and the trucks

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  • Registered Users Posts: 48,742 ✭✭✭✭Wichita Lineman


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    The recently deceased Terry Wogan and the putt that was the longest recorded by BBC for many, many years.



  • Registered Users Posts: 9,672 ✭✭✭Oblomov


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  • Registered Users Posts: 48,742 ✭✭✭✭Wichita Lineman


    What an amazing block! Devin Toner - the size of him!!

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 16,768 ✭✭✭✭tomwaterford


    Hard to believe it's not photoshopped

    Callanan v Limerick (not sure Limerick player name)...accidental headbutt

    Munster semi final 2015


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,672 ✭✭✭Oblomov


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  • Registered Users Posts: 24,496 ✭✭✭✭Cookie_Monster


    ^context?


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,672 ✭✭✭Oblomov


    ^context?

    preceding image, with helmet and face guard for grid iron players but only paper bags for the supporters... plus a little homour.... I hope.


    As the title suggests please pop a few sports related pics in here.

    The good thing about this thread, it's sports related... a very broad aspect to the World of S[prt. The previous 7 pages show the great difference... Rugby, football, motor racing, fencing, Winter olympics... The political aspect, stretching across Europe and the Mexico games...

    You need a broad receptive attitude to appreciate the contributions and the rewuest for further explanations , hopefully, brings a greater understanding for all the sports illustrated within the thread.

    Ohh, Bucs are Tampa Bay buccaneers... US gris irin team.


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,186 ✭✭✭✭jmayo


    Not fan of most US sports but this guy was voted best sportsman of the 20th century in some polls.

    It is Jim Thorpe.
    1912 Olympics
    Pentathlon Gold
    decathlon Gold
    Long Jump 7th
    high Jump 4th

    These medals were taken off him because he had played some professional baseball.

    After this he played professional baseball for NY Giants, Chicago White Soxs
    He played professional football before NFL was founded.
    He played professional basketball.

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    BTW this is 1912 Olympics pic and he is wearing two different shoes and socks because someone stole his own and he found these discarded in rubbish.
    They were different sizes so had multiple socks in one.

    I am not allowed discuss …



  • Registered Users Posts: 14,526 ✭✭✭✭Darkglasses


    ^Amazing character, his wikipedia entry is fascinating.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Thorpe


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,186 ✭✭✭✭jmayo


    And Jim Thorpe was the guy that bet Mayo's finest athlete's record in the decathlon in the US.

    Martin Sheridan won 5 (or 3 if you discount 06) Olympic golds, 9 (4 if you discount 06) Olympic medals in total.
    He won Discus Gold in 04, 06 and 08.
    Greek Discus Gold in 08 and Shotput gold in 06.

    In 1988 he was inducted into the USA Track & Field hall of fame.
    Bohola's finest.

    1906 Intercalcated Games in Athens is not officially an Olympics, but recognised as such by some.

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    I love the way he keeps the old socks up and that if he steps back he gets a sholve in the ar**. :)
    And athletes complain today.

    I am not allowed discuss …



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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,672 ✭✭✭Oblomov


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    More up to date, winter youth Olympics in Norway this week 15 year old Ashleigh Pittaway winning the Skeleton Bob Gold medal.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,672 ✭✭✭Oblomov


    The Winter OLympics don't seem to enjoy the same blaze of pub;ivity as the summer but, this guy, :

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    Ole Einar Bjørndalen (born 27 January 1974) is a Norwegian professional biathlete, often referred to by the nickname "The King of Biathlon". He is the most medaled Olympian in the history of the Winter Olympic Games, with 13 medals. He is also the most successful biathlete of all time at the Biathlon World Championships, having won 40 medals, double that of any other biathlete.


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,526 ✭✭✭✭Darkglasses


    He's been posted before but I think this interview is really fantastic. Took so much guts for him to go out and compete



  • Registered Users Posts: 9,672 ✭✭✭Oblomov


    Apparently, 15 year old, Ashleigh Pittaway, is quoted as saying, she has been training for FOUR years to get to this stage..... Since 11?????

    That is dedication and motivation.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 48,742 ✭✭✭✭Wichita Lineman


    ^That reminded me of

    The movie 'Cool Runnings' Jamaican bobsleigh team...
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    and the real Jamaican bobsleigh team...
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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,672 ✭✭✭Oblomov


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,419 ✭✭✭cowboyBuilder


    After 3 heartbreaking final defeats, world number 125 (given a wildcard for this) - Goran Ivanisevic finally wins Wimbledon 2001

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,419 ✭✭✭cowboyBuilder


    Oblomov wrote: »
    Apparently, 15 year old, Ashleigh Pittaway, is quoted as saying, she has been training for FOUR years to get to this stage..... Since 11?????

    That is dedication and motivation.

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    Yeah but training for that ?
    whats it entail , lying on your arse ??

    :p


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,672 ✭✭✭Oblomov


    Yeah but training for that ? whats it entail , lying on your arse ??

    LOL

    NNooo on yur stomach... sliding thro rock hard ice grove. using body weight and toes to stay on the best line... and a bob no bogger than a medium sized tray.....

    OOHH, and at speed over 80mph....


    The official def:

    Skeleton is a fast winter sliding sport in which a person rides a small sled down a frozen track while lying face down (prone), during which the rider experiences forces up to 5 g and reaches speeds over 130 km/h (80 mph).



    Now, if that young lady had balls, they would be tooo big for your hands.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 13,186 ✭✭✭✭jmayo


    Oblomov haven't you figured it out yet ?

    Some people reckon the definition of sport is one where you chase round the place or end up in a sweat.

    Then when you tell them that guys like racing/rally drivers sweat buckets you are told it is not a sport because they are sitting.

    Then the argument is it is not a sport because it depends on some form of mechanical device.

    Some would not see skeleton, luge ore bobsled as sports since "shure isn't only sitting or lying there and gravity does the rest".

    I am not allowed discuss …



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