Club Championships 2018


#281

Fagan wants to go back to a time when every second lad you met on hurling field had 3 teeth missing and a couple of scars on his head combined with a handful fingers pointing in opposite directions to each other.

Basically the kind of lad you’d find in East Kildare of a normal day.


#282

Dessie O Leary. Referee. Harmless poor divil.


#283

That’s the chap. Lay Lay Barry.


#284

Did me no harm.


#285

Hardly did you any good either


#286

Character building.


#287

You pucked a bit of a ball in Dublin , Fagan I gather

how would it equate viz a vis your native land when it comes to the bit of rumpus, argy bargy etc?


#288

Mount Leinster Rangers v St Mullins in the Carlow Hurling Final on Sunday. Violence and shameful scenes almost always guaranteed there. Its been sanitized a bit as well though in recent years. There were four sent off in the final two years ago. Two were straight red card offenses in any era, but the other two wouldn’t have warranted a booking 20 years ago.


#289

It was pitiful by comparison


#290

less now in my opinion and less vicious in nature

from my youth I can recall adult match brawls where lads were viciously swinging hurls , nowadays it more pushing, shoving, shouldering, shaping , helmet pulling and lads hoping someone will hold them back before they get into a right flaking match though no doubt still the odd vicious swipe

the urge to film all this stuff on camera phones has gone too far bit like everyday life, any such devices should be confiscated at the gate


#291

Or yknow, lads could simply stop acting like tramps


#292

I was thinking this the weekend . The wholesale filming of the fights at the McGregor fight was gas .


#293

feck it Fagan, a few edgy gritty outfits on the Dublin scene


#294

yes they could but this filming this that and the other has gone a way ott

go and watch the fucking match, talk about what happened after and don’t feel the urge to be filming and sending it all over the country thinking you are a great lad cos you caught the bit of rumpus on your super duper phone.

some lad might throw a bit of a box to protect himself and next thing someone is sending it all over the country with perhaps not the full context of it caught on camera

if they are that concerned about the melee, send a copy to the county board, not to very whats app group going


#295

A very long winded way of saying ‘you’re right MBB’.


#296

Dynamic has changed a lot in Dublin hurling. County championship now dominated by the middle class super clubs like Kilmacud Crokes, Ballyboden and Cuala. Traditional more blue collar hurling clubs like O’Tooles, Craobh Chiaran, Crumlin, Vincents and the culchies in Faughs haven’t been at the races in years.


#297

you seem intent on getting recognition on being on the right side of the debate


#298

you left out a few blue collars there!

Vincents should have beaten Ballyboden last weekend, should have put on Dermo Connolly on after ht and they might just have

Faughs are gone back up Senior A I hear, got promoted last weekend


#299

Your sport is riddled with thugs


#300

Why does stick hurling attract the vilest, most uncouth women in Ireland to its games? That whole video is one long embarrassment.