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Am i very unique?

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Hello.

I have read topics on this forum for many years and have a strong interest in Gaelic sports since i arrived in Ireland from Germany in 1996.

To not beat about bush i took up hurling at 40 and play the game since i started at 40, 7 years ago. I'm no Seamuus Callinan and, at first, as the teammates in jest would say 'i'd not hit cow's backside with banjo'!! However i progress from club junior special team and played junioe A hurling at 47 this year.

This story a familiar one, no? The wife, Frau Bild, encouraged me to get involved in community as i was watching too much Fair City.

DeBild (Tipperary) - 12/09/2017 20:59:17    2045387

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Replying To DeBild:  "Hello. I have read topics on this forum for many years and have a strong interest in Gaelic sports since i arrived in Ireland from Germany in 1996. To not beat about bush i took up hurling at 40 and play the game since i started at 40, 7 years ago. I'm no Seamuus Callinan and, at first, as the teammates in jest would say 'i'd not hit cow's backside with banjo'!! However i progress from club junior special team and played junioe A hurling at 47 this year. This story a familiar one, no? The wife, Frau Bild, encouraged me to get involved in community as i was watching too much Fair City."
You watch fair city? You're definitely unique ;)

cavanman47 (Cavan) - 12/09/2017 21:11:36    2045391

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I'm not sure about unique, age wise, probably, otherwise you are probably in a very small group of people, very small, so well done to you :D

realdub (Dublin) - 12/09/2017 21:19:33    2045393

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Replying To cavanman47:  "You watch fair city? You're definitely unique ;)"
Ah yes Cavan! You are noted for your humour... but mostly other things!! You probably don't watch it to save on electricity bill!!

DeBild (Tipperary) - 12/09/2017 21:22:11    2045394

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Replying To cavanman47:  "You watch fair city? You're definitely unique ;)"
Sorry cavanman just meant as joke. It takes time to get to know me. I, Mr. De Bild am incorrigible but quite good fun for a German!

DeBild (Tipperary) - 12/09/2017 21:23:47    2045396

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I'd say you could be the "Tom Smith here" of Tipp and Germany De Bild! Just a little grammar point, you may be unique but you certainly cannot be "very unique"!

PoolSturgeon (Galway) - 12/09/2017 21:24:39    2045397

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Replying To PoolSturgeon:  "I'd say you could be the "Tom Smith here" of Tipp and Germany De Bild! Just a little grammar point, you may be unique but you certainly cannot be "very unique"!"
Thank you PoolSturgeon. I still have a little difficulty with the language. Yes i am familiar with Tom Smith from reading here. He is one hell of a man! He has a huge effect on me, gives me girations of laughter!!

DeBild (Tipperary) - 12/09/2017 21:33:16    2045399

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Replying To realdub:  "I'm not sure about unique, age wise, probably, otherwise you are probably in a very small group of people, very small, so well done to you :D"
Thank you realdub. I admire your boys in blue. They are like stealthy panthers.

DeBild (Tipperary) - 12/09/2017 21:34:18    2045400

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I found the game so different at first, never encountered anything like it but i learnt first..stay close to your man and as they say 'pull hard' until i began to master striking from the hand, hooking, strike on both sides, on the run etc. I love to practise the sideline cut. One of the most joyous experiences in sport for me was when i hit sliotar at right angle with my ash and the ball climbs to the sky. I played gaelic football too when people stuck for players but i jut love hurling!

DeBild (Tipperary) - 12/09/2017 21:38:18    2045403

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About a year ago i had my dna analysed. I expected to be 90-95% German with a little Western European or Scandinavian. I ended up 72% German, 26% IRISH and 2% Scandinavian. My Irish friends said an Irish sailor got to a German port at some stage and the family were near Hamburg!! The Irish thing was a big shock, i had the family tree done up to the 1750s...or so i thought ;) But maybe it is why i connect with the game.

DeBild (Tipperary) - 12/09/2017 22:00:29    2045414

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Replying To DeBild:  "About a year ago i had my dna analysed. I expected to be 90-95% German with a little Western European or Scandinavian. I ended up 72% German, 26% IRISH and 2% Scandinavian. My Irish friends said an Irish sailor got to a German port at some stage and the family were near Hamburg!! The Irish thing was a big shock, i had the family tree done up to the 1750s...or so i thought ;) But maybe it is why i connect with the game."
If you pour a full bottle of brown sauce and half a tonne of butter over your spuds that's the Irish bit......or if you are a landlord charging 2 grand a month rent for a shed in your garden...that's also the Irish bit.

Ulsterman (Antrim) - 12/09/2017 22:19:34    2045418

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Replying To Ulsterman:  "If you pour a full bottle of brown sauce and half a tonne of butter over your spuds that's the Irish bit......or if you are a landlord charging 2 grand a month rent for a shed in your garden...that's also the Irish bit."
If you charge a country 20 billion for a bailout...that's the german bit ;)

DeBild (Tipperary) - 12/09/2017 22:30:39    2045426

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Replying To PoolSturgeon:  "I'd say you could be the "Tom Smith here" of Tipp and Germany De Bild! Just a little grammar point, you may be unique but you certainly cannot be "very unique"!"
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neverright (Roscommon) - 12/09/2017 22:40:58    2045434

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Replying To DeBild:  "Hello.

I have read topics on this forum for many years and have a strong interest in Gaelic sports since i arrived in Ireland from Germany in 1996.

To not beat about bush i took up hurling at 40 and play the game since i started at 40, 7 years ago. I'm no Seamuus Callinan and, at first, as the teammates in jest would say 'i'd not hit cow's backside with banjo'!! However i progress from club junior special team and played junioe A hurling at 47 this year.

This story a familiar one, no? The wife, Frau Bild, encouraged me to get involved in community as i was watching too much Fair City."
Congratulations deBild.

neverright (Roscommon) - 12/09/2017 22:47:52    2045438

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Replying To neverright:  "Congratulations deBild."
Thank you neverright. I've been to the hurling area in Roscommon. Four Roads, Athleague. Up the Rossies!

DeBild (Tipperary) - 12/09/2017 22:54:52    2045446

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If you charge a country 20 billion for a bailout...that's the german bit ;) very good hahaha!!!!!

theweanling (Cavan) - 13/09/2017 09:55:04    2045535

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Replying To DeBild:  "If you charge a country 20 billion for a bailout...that's the german bit ;)"
If you pay the f****** 20 billion, that's the Irish bit, unfortunately.

Llaw_Gyffes (Mayo) - 13/09/2017 15:19:56    2045670

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Not as unique as you used to be! There are several German hurling clubs now, including a few (Darmstadt, Stuttgart etc.) which are entirely or almost entirely composed of German-born players. Some friends of mine founded the German GAA federation a few years' back, such is the growth of gaelic games there. https://www.germangaa.de/ The German National hurling team played in the World Games in UCD last year, got a bit of coverage due to their memorable t-shirts. https://www.joe.ie/sport/pic-this-german-gaa-t-shirt-from-the-gaa-world-games-is-quality-556299 Fair play to you for giving hurling a go!

Gleebo (Mayo) - 13/09/2017 16:02:35    2045686

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If your German, I am from Swinford.......

Liamwalkinstown (Dublin) - 13/09/2017 16:09:59    2045690

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I've seen a lot of fake accounts on different platforms but this has to be the most pointless

nextyear (Mayo) - 13/09/2017 20:52:09    2045792

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