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Old 05-09-2007, 09:39 AM
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NO HURLING - WE'RE IRISH


Madam, - Last Sunday we decided to watch the All-Ireland hurling final in a pub in Dublin city, have a drink or two and enjoy the atmosphere. This proved more difficult than expected. We visited six pubs between Dame Street and Nassau Street and only one was showing the game. All the others were showing soccer matches.

These are pubs that pride themselves on being Irish - or should that read "Oirish"? On the biggest day of the year for one of our national sports, many of the capital's city centre pubs are showing English Premier League soccer matches.

Are we becoming more English than the English themselves, or is Dublin slowly becoming part of the United Kingdom? We did eventually get to watch the match in a good pub, but once the game was over the soccer came on. - Yours, etc,

DAITHI O'TROITHIGH,

South Circular Road,

Dublin 8.
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Old 05-09-2007, 09:42 AM
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100%.

I had to go to three pubs around the city before I found one with the match on. The Championship has made a greater contribution to Irish public life than SKy can ever dream of. This shit should decide where you put future custom.
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Old 05-09-2007, 09:54 AM
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You wouldn't get it in Kilkenny even if it was Cork and Tipp playing.
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Old 05-09-2007, 09:56 AM
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Old 05-09-2007, 10:03 AM
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Two lads I watched the match with in Stradbally on Sunday said their "local" (in the proximity sense only) never shows GAA games.

As Fitzy would say, they must've great soup on the menu altogether
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Old 05-09-2007, 10:04 AM
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Disgraceful alright...I was livid at a tosser in a Chelsea shirt who waddled over to ask us 'who won the small ball' in Mulligan's on Sunday...the clown obviously could not tally the sight of seeing a smiling Shefflin with the cup and put two and two together...the fact that they were showing the soccer on only one screen of four in there made me thankful for small mercies I suppose...

The fact that the All-Ireland final is an afterthought and took second place to an early season Premiership game is fairly shocking IMO...especially as the very same tosser proceeded to bore us with tales of his underage hurling exploits...
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Old 05-09-2007, 10:06 AM
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In all fairness the lads in my local would walk out if there was soccer showing during AI hurling final day.

It wouldnt matter who was playing in the final.
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Old 05-09-2007, 10:33 AM
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Must say, I had no bother finding it in a pub in Freiburg Im Breisgau last weekend. My canadian and english friends thoroughly enjoyed it too.


And POL, what are you doing reading that west brit rag?
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Old 05-09-2007, 10:52 AM
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Shocking stuff. Makes me sick. I love the odd premiership with Dunphy, Giles and the lads. Champions league stuff can be good too if the stakes are high but the way Irish people worship a particular team is just beyond me. Beyond me I tell ye.
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Old 05-09-2007, 11:02 AM
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Too rough for the new cosmo generation!!,
If it was played with silver spoons
'would have a following allrite.

Is theere nothing sacred left??
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