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Scullion retires!!!

  • 19-07-2020 9:43am
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    Registered Users Posts: 4,803 ✭✭✭ OOnegative


    Announced it at 2.53am this morning on Twitter. Shame if true.


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  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 15,823 Mod ✭✭✭✭ adrian522


    Strange one alright.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,058 ✭✭✭ healy1835


    OOnegative wrote: »
    Announced it at 2.53am this morning on Twitter. Shame if true.

    Well he was on the beer early after his 10k race yesterday so I'd take it (like his last few retirement threats) with a pinch of salt!


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,803 ✭✭✭ OOnegative


    healy1835 wrote: »
    Well he was on the beer early after his 10k race yesterday so I'd take it (like his last few retirement threats) with a pinch of salt!

    Thinking the same myself but mad thing to do(granted we all do mad things when on the sauce!!).


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,825 ✭✭✭ IvoryTower


    Instagram post of him at a bbq, no doubt on the lash. Next podcast should be fun


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,663 ✭✭✭ Murph_D


    No doubt he'll be coaxed back into the game by his legions of fans!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,466 ✭✭✭ ThebitterLemon


    healy1835 wrote: »
    Well he was on the beer early after his 10k race yesterday so I'd take it (like his last few retirement threats) with a pinch of salt!

    Isn’t it Tequila you take with a pinch of salt :)

    TbL


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,136 ✭✭✭ jfh


    IvoryTower wrote: »
    Instagram post of him at a bbq, no doubt on the lash. Next podcast should be fun

    That's what Im looking forward to, the next podcast. This is one of the reasons why he's so popular, you just never know what's up next. I think he's on the cusp of pushing on to new pb territory if he can keep the head.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,825 ✭✭✭ IvoryTower


    No doubt about it. Hopefully he comes out to say hes been on the beer for 2 days and is now ready to get back to business


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,058 ✭✭✭ healy1835


    Isn’t it Tequila you take with a pinch of salt :)

    TbL

    I'd imagine Tequila may also have had a key role here :) I'm having a few beers tonight for the first time in a few weeks. Keep an eye on my log....


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,825 ✭✭✭ IvoryTower


    Id say NI Athletics are glad they hired that sports psychologist


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,474 ✭✭✭ Swashbuckler


    healy1835 wrote:
    I'd imagine Tequila may also have had a key role here I'm having a few beers tonight for the first time in a few weeks. Keep an eye on my log....

    Healy in shock retirement announcement at 2am. I call dibs on all your runners....


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,058 ✭✭✭ healy1835


    Healy in shock retirement announcement at 2am. I call dibs on all your runners....

    You've enough of them already! :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,474 ✭✭✭ Swashbuckler


    healy1835 wrote:
    You've enough of them already!

    Can never have too many pairs of healys runners. Haha


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,058 ✭✭✭ healy1835


    Yep, he's distanced himself from it. Framing it as he's finding hard to deal with no races/olympics and lack of training group/set up etc. Nothing at all to do with 10 pints of the black stuff and a few whiskeys :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,803 ✭✭✭ OOnegative


    And he’s back!!!


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,825 ✭✭✭ IvoryTower


    Ha great stuff


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,466 ✭✭✭ ThebitterLemon


    Bet he woke up this morning with that “what the fcuk feeling”, checking his phone to see if he’d been texted his ex and retiring again :)

    TbL


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,803 ✭✭✭ OOnegative


    Bet he woke up this morning with that “what the fcuk feeling”, checking his phone to see if he’d been texted his ex and retiring again :)

    TbL

    Spoken like a man with experience of similar!!!


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,466 ✭✭✭ ThebitterLemon


    OOnegative wrote: »
    Spoken like a man with experience of similar!!!

    So you got those pics last night, crap :)

    TbL


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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,615 ✭✭✭✭ average_runner


    Murph_D wrote: »
    No doubt he'll be coaxed back into the game by his legions of fans!

    I actually like the guy. Gives a good insight of his training and his struggles.

    We all go on the lash and make silly mistakes.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,825 ✭✭✭ IvoryTower


    I know master athletes in their 40s that behave more professional than be does. The constantly going off the wagon is very relatable, but if I was a sponsored athlete going to the Olympics I imagine i would find it a lot easier to be focused. But thats what makes him so interesting, he'll train like a monster now for a few months and smash all the rest of our Olympic hopefuls no doubt.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,615 ✭✭✭✭ average_runner


    IvoryTower wrote: »
    I know master athletes in their 40s that behave more professional than be does. The constantly going off the wagon is very relatable, but if I was a sponsored athlete going to the Olympics I imagine i would find it a lot easier to be focused. But thats what makes him so interesting, he'll train like a monster now for a few months and smash all the rest of our Olympic hopefuls no doubt.


    He needs to go back to the states and back to Haas. He will struggle in Belfast


  • Registered Users Posts: 564 ✭✭✭ echancrure


    IvoryTower wrote: »
    I know master athletes in their 40s that behave more professional than be does. The constantly going off the wagon is very relatable, but if I was a sponsored athlete going to the Olympics I imagine i would find it a lot easier to be focused. But thats what makes him so interesting, he'll train like a monster now for a few months and smash all the rest of our Olympic hopefuls no doubt.

    Thank god you wrote that 3rd sentence...


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,058 ✭✭✭ healy1835


    echancrure wrote: »
    Thank god you wrote that 3rd sentence...

    Why is that?


  • Registered Users Posts: 564 ✭✭✭ echancrure


    healy1835 wrote: »
    Why is that?

    Because I, personally, myself felt my blood pressure rising while reading first two but liked the the third.
    What else?


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,825 ✭✭✭ IvoryTower


    Yeah but tell us why so we can have a pointless online argument

    Anyway delighed hes back, my favourite athlete without a doubt


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,825 ✭✭✭ IvoryTower


    Podcast doesn't disappoint! Won't spoil it


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,088 ✭✭✭ Laineyfrecks


    Listened to his podcast yesterday...he wears his heart on his sleeve a lot(especially when drinks involved) but sure who hasn't at some stage woke up with the fear :eek: I think it's what makes him so relatable...


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,233 ✭✭✭ py


    We've all been there after a bag of cans :P


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