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Postby Duke Raoul » June 6th, 2006, 4:55 pm

the spoofer wrote:Where did you walk from?


The train station via some local hostelries. A 'helpful' bar man told us that the stadium was but a five minute walk away...and set us up with another round. Turns out it was at least 20 in the crowd and I nearly missed the focking throw in! :evil:
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Postby the spoofer » June 6th, 2006, 5:00 pm

Ah yeah but think of all the money you saved at €3.50 a pint.

Great crack down at the rugby club with about 1,000 sitting out in the sun.

BTW, Limey, is it not a little condescending to put the result down to Dublin playing badly?

As I said before, that is a good Longford full forward line and Paul & David Barden would get in most county squads.

I also thought that Vaughan was lucky not to get the line for constant fouling. The result was just about right but with cooler heads, the game was there for us.
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Postby limecat » June 6th, 2006, 5:27 pm

the spoofer wrote:BTW, Limey, is it not a little condescending to put the result down to Dublin playing badly?

As I said before, that is a good Longford full forward line and Paul & David Barden would get in most county squads.


I don't see why suggesting that Dublin played badly should be condescending to Longford. What I saw from Dublin on Sunday worries me for our next outing. I think that Laois are a better team than Longford and that if we play against Laois, as we did against Longford, we'll be beaten.

I do think that there were some good performances in the blue of Dublin, in particular from Keaney whose free taking was good and who harried and harrased the Longford backs very well. But I also think that there were a number of area in which we struggled considerably. In midfield, we struggled to win ball, something which wasn't helped by the persistance with short kick outs in the first half, even though they obviously weren't working. To me, that suggests a dearth of decision making on the field. Yes, Longford did well to counter that tactic, but the players on the pitch should have seen that it wasn't working and stopped taking the short kick outs.

I think that Longford have some good players and their full forward line did look good at times and gave our own guys the run around at times and were probably unlucky not to have a couple of goals themselves in the first half. Ialso think that our midfield struggled, which is also worrying. I think that in a number of areas of the field we were second best and that overall we were probably lucky to win the game.
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Postby the spoofer » June 6th, 2006, 5:34 pm

Thats more like it!!!!
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Postby thecoolfreak » June 6th, 2006, 7:10 pm

How did Goggins play?
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Postby Leinsterman » June 6th, 2006, 7:57 pm

It's on Setanta now if you want to watch the replay.
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Postby TheRugbyDude » June 7th, 2006, 9:54 pm

Man i was at the game in Longford, first Gaa match involving the Dubs ive attended in many a year, and all i can say is that Crazy David is corrrect - Dublin fans are the biggest crowd of scum i have seen since I had the misfortune to be in town on the day if the riots!

The amount of knackers with shirts off, tatoos saying "Eire32" or Liverpool or Celtic, pissing in public, etc etc u get the impression. Im sure the poor decent people of Longford are still in shock after the invasion!

As far as i see it, Gaa fans around the country are decent normal Irish people.
Gaa fans from Dublin are knackers who are bored because soccer season is over. No wonder the rest of the country hates them!
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Postby Leinsterman » June 7th, 2006, 10:22 pm

TheRugbyDude wrote:Man i was at the game in Longford, first Gaa match involving the Dubs ive attended in many a year, and all i can say is that Crazy David is corrrect - Dublin fans are the biggest crowd of scum i have seen since I had the misfortune to be in town on the day if the riots!

The amount of knackers with shirts off, tatoos saying "Eire32" or Liverpool or Celtic, pissing in public, etc etc u get the impression. Im sure the poor decent people of Longford are still in shock after the invasion!

As far as i see it, Gaa fans around the country are decent normal Irish people.
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Crouching cider . . .hidden flagon
Monday June 5th 2006

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Blue is the colour as down-to-earth Dubs turn Pearse Park into a mini Hill

THE request came as something of a surprise - spend a day travelling with 'de Dubs' on their beer-fuelled jolly to support their team against, excuse me, Longford?

Strange gig for a Corkman, particularly one with a pronounced dislike of football's flagrant flaws. But an enthusiastic response was required, and duly supplied, though the honest, unuttered one went along the lines of: "Ye bleedin' wha?"

Without wishing to lapse into easy generalisation, since moving up from the sticks, we have encountered two types of Dubliners. The first, let's call them group A, are the unbearably self-regarding elitist classes who pour scorn on anyone not meeting their ideal of the modern Irishman/woman and are quite happy to pay almost €6 for porter in establishments that make Chris Eubank seem unpretentious.

Group B are, and forgive the patronising terminology, the 'down to earth' Dubs, unconcerned with one's financial means and a much more likeable lot. The contrast is stark - it's the difference between ordering 'your most expensive bottle of vino' and 'curry sauce with that'.

Dublin's Hill 16 brigade reside squarely in category B and have the deserved reputation as the nation's most rabid football followers, while also being famed for the type of wit that can reduce a lost culchie to tears.

And, as the blue jerseys milled about Connolly Station yesterday morning, we felt a certain empathy with the Longford footballers in their designated role as whipping boys.

Gargle

"No drink will be permitted on the train," intoned a member of rail security.

"Me bleedin' b****x," came the roared reply, to deafening cheers. And there was plenty of drink, or pardon me 'gargle', on our heaving carriage. Cans and bottles abounded while there were plenty of fans of that popular film 'Crouching Cider, Hidden Flagon'. And everyone - ev-er-y-one - was in blue.

Being the only non-conformist was reminiscent of schooldays when Adidas Roms were a must-have and we were the only ones with the four-stripe imitations.

Once we disembarked in Longford, a delightful town and far from limited to just the one horse, the atmosphere cranked up several notches.

Feeling like a stray cork bobbing along on a sea of blue, we flowed into town and the square was soon a heaving, singing mass of anticipation.

The locals did not seem to mind. Longford has 32 watering holes to cater for its 7,000 inhabitants and they were happy to handle the influx. It was the supermarket, of all places, that struggled to cope.

A horde of Dubs entered in search of sustenance and were soon belting out "C'mon ye Boys in Blue" with frantic staff caught in the maelstrom. "Gis a kiss luv," one topless Dub demanded of the harassed woman behind the counter and her reward for complying was a deafening chorus of "Easy! Easy!"

Strumming

The gardaí very prominent all day, were summoned to break it up but it was smiles all round. The touts were out on the Battery Road leading to Pearse Park while one gentleman, sporting a magnificent Indian headdress and strumming a banjo, varied the expected question by asking if there was "anyone buying or selling horses?" Pearse Park is a credit to the Longford board and packed a mighty atmosphere yesterday.

The Dublin team were greeted uproariously onto the pitch and then the MC asked us, as gaeilge, to welcome the home side. A big cheer - but no sign of Longford for a good 40 seconds.

Were they intimidated by the atmosphere? If they were, it did not show when they soared into a 0-5 to 0-1 lead and they could have had more if several sitters were not squandered.

Flags and fags

Dublin were fitful, almost indifferent, and frustration mounted on the terraces with bickering over flags and fags dominating under the sweltering sun. It took Mark Vaughan's cool exploitation of a defensive howler by Enda Ledwith to settle everything down and, from that point on, the expected victory seemed a matter of time.

However, Longford realised Dublin were there to be taken and, had they not been so profligate, it could have been a famous victory. But the scorekeepers stuck to the script and Dublin emerged with plenty to work on after a game that matched the occasion.

The Leinster Council would have preferred this fixture in Croke Park, for financial reasons, but how could a half-empty Croker ever compete with a crammed county ground and the Dubs on tour?

As we wended our way back to town, the Dubs began singing Wolfe Tones favourite, 'Celtic Symphony', with its rousing chorus: "Here we go again, we're on the road again to paradise". Whether 'paradise' equals Croke Park in September is doubtful but, however long the journey lasts, these fans will enjoy the ride.

Would we do it again? Undoubtedly. The only sour note was some gouger in the terraces setting off a blue flare and ruining a perfectly good white top but, overall, our day with the Dubs was - what's that phrase again? - Oh yeah, bleedin' deadly.


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Postby TheRugbyDude » June 7th, 2006, 10:30 pm

Would hardly call it a great piece, but it does show the difference between stylish, sophisticated Group A Rugby Dude, and Uniknacker Group B Leinsterman.

Now quit thieving my avatars you bloody Northsider :evil: :evil:
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Postby Leinsterman » June 7th, 2006, 10:36 pm

Why was someone from Laois at a Dubs game in Longford? :?:
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Postby TheRugbyDude » June 7th, 2006, 10:40 pm

How u know where im from u big stalker??

Free ticket + beautiful weather + no rugby = obvious answer.

What a cr@p match though, the sport needs a proper tackle ASAP, the international rules is so much better to watch
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Postby Leinsterman » June 7th, 2006, 10:46 pm

TheRugbyDude wrote:How u know where im from u big stalker??



Pot meet kettle alert - all this coming from the bloke who has continually copied my avatar on Planet Rugby and made this as his very first post:

Id nearly go to watch this game just to sh!t myself laughing! Two unidare (btw Worst Club EVER) players and a malahide prop! Just count yourselves lucky ill only be watching rather than tearing you apart on the field.

PS Mullet is gay


and this:

After years of watching from the shadows, this dude has finally decided to take the plunge and start posting.

Prepare to hear lots of useful information from the most knowledgable rugby dude that has ever existed.

Leinster for the CL and HC next year to be sure to be sure to be sure.

Unidare to be crushed by my immense talent


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And how about this one:

im going to hunt you down next season, i know what you look like, spear tackle ala Umaga is on the cards!!
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Postby thecoolfreak » June 7th, 2006, 10:48 pm

Prepare to hear lots of useful information from the most knowledgable rugby dude that has ever existed.



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Postby Leinsterman » June 7th, 2006, 10:50 pm

I feel sorry for Lucky Charmer who occasionally posts here and on Planet Rugby - he's a member of the same club as this clown. :?

HERE is some more dross.
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Postby TheRugbyDude » June 7th, 2006, 11:03 pm

Ah poor old Leinsterman, one little lighthearted threat to spear tackle his puny ass and he gets all scared and decides to stalk me, saving my every post, and noting my personal details. Wud you like to know my real name (little taster : initials are pm!!) , bank ac no, marital status??

Get a life and stick to the rugby which you play so wonderfully!

ps- lucky charmer agrees with me that your club is the worst one he had ever seen or played against, and he is 39!!
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Postby Leinsterman » June 7th, 2006, 11:06 pm

Gonna try and troll all your time here too?
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Postby thecoolfreak » June 7th, 2006, 11:08 pm

TheRugbyDude wrote:Ah poor old Leinsterman, one little lighthearted threat to spear tackle his puny ass and he gets all scared and decides to stalk me, saving my every post, and noting my personal details. Wud you like to know my real name (little taster : initials are pm!!) , bank ac no, marital status??

Get a life and stick to the rugby which you play so wonderfully!

ps- lucky charmer agrees with me that your club is the worst one he had ever seen or played against, and he is 39!!


Mate this is a thread about Dublin GAA, please take your petty remarks elsewhere (preferbaly not on this site).
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Postby Dave Cahill » June 7th, 2006, 11:13 pm

Hes not one of those mickey marbh limpdicks is he?
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Postby TheRugbyDude » June 7th, 2006, 11:15 pm

Funnily enough i was known as Marbh in a previous life, on the dear beloved irfu msg board, how u know this?? is stalking normal on this site??
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Postby Dave Cahill » June 7th, 2006, 11:18 pm

TheRugbyDude wrote:Funnily enough i was known as Marbh in a previous life, on the dear beloved irfu msg board, how u know this?? is stalking normal on this site??


Did it refer to your prowess, your preference or your posts?
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