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22-07-2019, 14:18   #61
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Well, I think it's rather refreshing to be hearing about an Irish person enjoying success in a major international-class sporting event who isn't technically from the United Kingdom.
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22-07-2019, 14:25   #62
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Ah, could be worse: Cricket.

Imagine even in engerland (outside of yorkshire) where it has maybe <1%? of their total national interest, it plagues the end of major news broadcasts.
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Ah, could be worse: Cricket.

Imagine even in engerland (outside of yorkshire) where it has maybe <1%? of their total national interest, it plagues the end of major news broadcasts.

England Cricket who just won a WC with an Irish man as captain.
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England Cricket who just won a WC with an Irish man as captain.
On the Eastern shore of Cork Harbour, between Lakeview and Rostellan Farsid, there is a strange, dark place called East Ferry. They have a cricket team, but I have long suspected it's just an excuse for three-day piss-ups. Howzat!!
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England Cricket who just won a WC with an Irish man as captain.
Indeed, but on any given day do the regular folks of engerland really take any notice of cricket ball?

Sure some fancier schools/areas may have it as their main sport, but it wouldn't be common in many urban areas, less so in scot, wales, ni etc.
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Indeed, but on any given day do the regular folks of engerland really take any notice of cricket ball?

Sure some fancier schools/areas may have it as their main sport, but it wouldn't be common in many urban areas, less so in scot, wales, ni etc.

Some would say that rugby is the same in England but then they have the highest amount of registered rugby players of all the counties in World

Quick google and England has 884k registered cricket players.....



That's just players.....so fanbase is fairly big
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On the Eastern shore of Cork Harbour, between Lakeview and Rostellan Farsid, there is a strange, dark place called East Ferry. They have a cricket team, but I have long suspected it's just an excuse for three-day piss-ups. Howzat!!

Drive around Dublin any weekend and you will see loads of cricket played in parks.....
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Ah, could be worse: Cricket.

Imagine even in engerland (outside of yorkshire) where it has maybe <1%? of their total national interest, it plagues the end of major news broadcasts.
This. Still getting FB posts a week later on Englands achievements.
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You've obviously never played a round of 18 holes. You need to be physically fit and strong.
Tell that to the 70 year old women who play it as their hobby!
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He only won it yesterday.
Give the lad his limelight for **** sake
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Endless stuff. Theresa Mannion did a bad job on the tv last night from his clubhouse. But have had enough at this stage. Who shares this fedupness? How do you escape it? Start a thread on boards?
Fed up hearing about something so starts a thread on boards about it...

About as logical as putting nipples on a suit of armour.
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22-07-2019, 15:25   #72
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Well my view on golf courses is lay concrete over the lot of em and build bloody houses not grown men using sticks and little balls.

Yes and put people out of work.


Yay!
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A bunch of posh lads strolling about a field for four days in silly clothes.
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A bunch of posh lads strolling about a field for four days in silly clothes.
Electric picnic is 3 days no?
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A bunch of posh lads strolling about a field for four days in silly clothes.
Thanks for describing your past-time, but golfers are some of the most skillful sportsmen in the world.

The Pro-Am was on in the week leading to the Irish Open a few weeks ago, and seemingly the difference between a brilliant amateur player and even a run-of-the-mill professional is like chalk and cheese. Even their technique of hitting a drive where they don't appear to be trying to put too much power into the strike but are still bombing it 300 yards, and the crisp sound it makes on contact, shows their talent.

Look I understand its not everyone's cup of tea, but the beauty of sport is that its subjective. But to my mind they are at the upper level of talent among all sporting professionals.
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