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  • 03-02-2021 5:55pm
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    Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 9,275 Mod ✭✭✭✭ seligehgit
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    The Off Topic Thread

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  • Registered Users Posts: 33,631 ✭✭✭✭ PTH2009
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    Does Shinty have its own version of the All Ireland ?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,469 ✭✭✭ ShyMets


    PTH2009 wrote: »
    Does Shinty have its own version of the All Ireland ?

    Yep. The Camanachd Cup. The attendance would be pretty paltry compared to an All Ireland


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,749 ✭✭✭ Coillte_Bhoy
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    ShyMets wrote: »
    Yep. The Camanachd Cup. The attendance would be pretty paltry compared to an All Ireland

    Usually live on BBC Scotland, have watched a couple of them


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,469 ✭✭✭ ShyMets


    Usually live on BBC Scotland, have watched a couple of them

    I've seen Shinty games in bits and pieces but my God. They can strike the ball some distance from the ground


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 11,112 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Hammer Archer
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    ShyMets wrote: »
    I've seen Shinty games in bits and pieces but my God. They can strike the ball some distance from the ground
    Seems very effortless as well. A flick of the wrists and it travels 60-70m.
    We had the Shinty Internationals at our club ages ago and it was a great watch, I have to say.

    How is everyone coping with the latest lockdown?


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  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 9,275 Mod ✭✭✭✭ seligehgit
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    Seems very effortless as well. A flick of the wrists and it travels 60-70m.
    We had the Shinty Internationals at our club ages ago and it was a great watch, I have to say.

    How is everyone coping with the latest lockdown?

    All good here.Loved ones are all fit and healthy thus far.

    Blessed to be still working.

    Do miss so many things I took for granted.

    The lack of socialisation and human contact is tough for all.

    Covid 19 has brought much self introspection.

    Life is much slower ( divil a bit of harm there ).Nature appreciated more.

    I took up gardening,a hobby I never thought I'd have the slightest interest.

    A pet kitten was adopted from the Mayo SCPA.

    Sin é.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,526 ✭✭✭ ArielAtom
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    Seems very effortless as well. A flick of the wrists and it travels 60-70m.
    We had the Shinty Internationals at our club ages ago and it was a great watch, I have to say.

    How is everyone coping with the latest lockdown?

    Great question.

    For me it's been a bit of a blessing, I would travel extensively for business, but lockdown has grounded me. WFH can be tedious, but thankfully I'm still in a job.

    The dog won't know what to do if we ever get back to normality as it's called. She's the fittest she's ever been. Hasn't taken to hiding when the word walk is uttered, yet!!!

    Luckily all family are alive and well and no one lost to the bstard that is Covid. We lost a good neighbour though.

    Missing the social interaction with people, although I am interacting via zoom every day since the lockdown began for me. I'm up to close to 300 zoom meeting since then!! If the missus suggest another family zoom get together I might take the dog for another walk.

    Hope all other Boardsies are keeping well.

    PS, Great idea this thread. A little bit of variety does no harm.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,966 ✭✭✭ rpurfield
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    How is everyone coping with the latest lockdown?

    A mixed bag. I preferred the first one when I could sit out the back in the sun and make my work calls. Same goes for the brighter evenings for doing stuff. On the plus side I'm banging out the KMs running so when I do get back to a pitch it won't be so bad!


  • Registered Users Posts: 33,631 ✭✭✭✭ PTH2009
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    Out of work myself, frustrating waiting around looking at the doom and gloom in the media. Praying normal life or close to it will resume sooner rather than later

    Have a few weights at home so do them a few times a week along with daily walks. Bloody pulled a muscle in my back and can't do them this week. I'm healing well though

    Missing going to games, the pub and having the option of browsing shops etc.

    Getting a smack of a shinty stick would hurt as equally as getting it with a hurl. Going to look up Lacross in essence another hurling like sport


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 9,275 Mod ✭✭✭✭ seligehgit
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    PTH2009 wrote: »
    Out of work myself, frustrating waiting around looking at the doom and gloom in the media. Praying normal life or close to it will resume sooner rather than later

    Have a few weights at home so do them a few times a week along with daily walks. Bloody pulled a muscle in my back and can't do them this week. I'm healing well though

    Missing going to games, the pub and having the option of browsing shops etc.

    Getting a smack of a shinty stick would hurt as equally as getting it with a hurl. Going to look up Lacross in essence another hurling like sport

    Hope something comes up for you soon.

    I've booked tickets for Agnes Obel's rescheduled gig in September.

    Ever the optimist or a tad insane!:D


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,284 ✭✭✭ Lost Ormond
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    seligehgit wrote: »
    Hope something comes up for you soon.

    I've booked tickets for Agnes Obel's rescheduled gig in September.

    Ever the optimist or a tad insane!:D

    I worked primarily in events industry before covid and will be back in it afterwards. Might go ahead. Most of early summer events wont likely go ahead IMO


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,198 ✭✭✭ dobman88
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    How is everyone coping with the latest lockdown?

    I was doing grand until recently but with the leaky news of 9 more weeks and still very high daily cases, its getting to me. I said out loud to someone the other day that I was struggling, felt good to say it and get it off my chest. I was out on a run and met my football manager and his wife, and he asked how I was coping. They both said the same and that it's ok to struggle cos it's a shìte time for everyone.

    Few other small bits in recent days have annoyed me more than I should have let them but I really can't wait for this to be over now. One thing I don't understand is how the cases are so high when its supposed to be level 5 and not travelling more than 5k from home. The only reason I leave the house is to run alone, herself does the weekly shop. It's very demoralising seeing 6 - 800 or so cases.

    Anyway, late night ramblings. Hope yer all holding tough.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,526 ✭✭✭ ArielAtom
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    dobman88 wrote: »
    I was doing grand until recently but with the leaky news of 9 more weeks and still very high daily cases, its getting to me. I said out loud to someone the other day that I was struggling, felt good to say it and get it off my chest. I was out on a run and met my football manager and his wife, and he asked how I was coping. They both said the same and that it's ok to struggle cos it's a shìte time for everyone.

    Few other small bits in recent days have annoyed me more than I should have let them but I really can't wait for this to be over now. One thing I don't understand is how the cases are so high when its supposed to be level 5 and not travelling more than 5k from home. The only reason I leave the house is to run alone, herself does the weekly shop. It's very demoralising seeing 6 - 800 or so cases.

    Anyway, late night ramblings. Hope yer all holding tough.

    Dob, I had been feeling great up to about 10 days ago, little bit of a meltdown and talked to Mrs AA. I found it very hard to actually say I didn't feel quite right, not sure how to explain it, but think of a dark cloud over you all day, kind of uurrrggghh feeling. Any way she pointed out I had not been out of the house in 7 days, literally housebound, so yesterday herself, myself and the poor dog did a 10km walk along the Dodder, taking in all the wildlife it has to offer, the cloud is not gone, but I can see sunshine beyond it. Anyway, thank you for sharing, I'd probably never typed this if you hadn't. AA


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,198 ✭✭✭ dobman88
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    ArielAtom wrote: »
    Dob, I had been feeling great up to about 10 days ago, little bit of a meltdown and talked to Mrs AA. I found it very hard to actually say I didn't feel quite right, not sure how to explain it, but think of a dark cloud over you all day, kind of uurrrggghh feeling. Any way she pointed out I had not been out of the house in 7 days, literally housebound, so yesterday herself, myself and the poor dog did a 10km walk along the Dodder, taking in all the wildlife it has to offer, the cloud is not gone, but I can see sunshine beyond it. Anyway, thank you for sharing, I'd probably never typed this if you hadn't. AA

    Fair play. We have a good green area outside the front door and not many kids live near us so we are lucky we can take the dogs out for a run when herself is on lunch. They really are a tonic but same as yourself I'm not sure how to explain it, just something not quite right. I know there are people in a worse off position than me so trying to keep the head and stay going which isn't easy all the time.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,560 ✭✭✭ thesultan
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    Normally have very good mental health. Had a bit of work pre Christmas but not now. The head wasn't great last week


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,198 ✭✭✭ dobman88
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    thesultan wrote: »
    Normally have very good mental health. Had a bit of work pre Christmas but not now. The head wasn't great last week

    Same as that. Havent been back to work since we broke a week before xmas. Up to now, the longest I was ever unemployed for was 2 weeks. Very demoralising. Keep the head up.


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,110 ✭✭✭✭ callaway92
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    What would be the best contact phone number/email address to reach out to A) GAA B) Camogie Association (LGFA details were fine to find) in regards to pitching sales proposals to them.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,284 ✭✭✭ Lost Ormond
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    callaway92 wrote: »
    What would be the best contact phone number/email address to reach out to A) GAA B) Camogie Association (LGFA details were fine to find) in regards to pitching sales proposals to them.

    Marketing department?
    Or simply contact them on and you will be told who best to contact...
    [email protected]
    https://crokepark.ie/contact-us


  • Registered Users Posts: 107 ✭✭ TippCashel
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    This might be of interest to someone on this forum if they're into Product Design:

    https://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showpost.php?p=117124971&postcount=534


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,198 ✭✭✭ dobman88
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    Feeling of normality returning with the WhatsApp chat being a hive of activity ahead of our first training tomorrow night.

    I'm really looking forward to getting back to training and all the craic that goes along with playing Junior B in division 8 Meath football :pac: getting that nice feeling in my stomach now this evening.

    Best of luck to all coaches, mentors and players getting back to it.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,919 ✭✭✭ beggars_bush
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    Bloody brilliant to be back training this evening with the club
    It was great just to be able to chat to a few of the lads.
    Finished last in probably every sprint
    Dropped the ball so often


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,198 ✭✭✭ dobman88
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    Bloody brilliant to be back training this evening with the club
    It was great just to be able to chat to a few of the lads.
    Finished last in probably every sprint
    Dropped the ball so often

    Exact same. So good to get to see all the lads again. We have a final to look forward to on June 20th from last year but honestly I missed the training more than games over the last few months.

    Hamstrings, groins, glutes. All killing me now and it never felt so good. Fcuking great to be back.


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