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After GAA, Your Second Favourite Sport

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Replying To Johnnyprophet:  "My second favorite sport is cycling it's had a bad reputation lately but it's a great sport to watch and participate in."
Cycling grand tours would be the perfect sport when your stuck at home for a month too

Breezy (Limerick) - Posts: 672 - 06/04/2020 17:03:47    2275449

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Replying To Johnnyprophet:  "My second favorite sport is cycling it's had a bad reputation lately but it's a great sport to watch and participate in."
To be fair it's had a bad reputation for a long time. I'm not a cycling fan, but I would recommend the book Put Me Back on My Bike: In Search of Tom Simpson by William Fotheringham. Tom Simpson was one of the one of Britain's most successful professional cyclists during the 1960's. He collapsed and died during the 1967 Tour de France.

Cockney_Cat (UK) - Posts: 881 - 06/04/2020 19:01:39    2275454

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Replying To KingdomBoy1:  "We could do the call outs on here :-)"
Just thinking of the damo and Ivor movie. :)

royaldunne (Meath) - Posts: 16512 - 06/04/2020 19:50:19    2275456

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Replying To royaldunne:  "Just thinking of the damo and Ivor movie. :)"
I could never watch that show royaldunne, I cant watch Mrs brown or that Brigid and Éamon either.

The only Irish comedy I could stomach was fr Ted.

I do like Nonnie from the Dermot and dave show.

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 10739 - 06/04/2020 21:03:45    2275457

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Replying To Johnnyprophet:  "My second favorite sport is cycling it's had a bad reputation lately but it's a great sport to watch and participate in."
obviously summers in Ireland you could never be guaranteed to good weather so in the 80's during the school holidays only had three sports to watch during the holidays, Tour de France, Wimbledon and test cricket. Always wanted to go to a mountain stage of the Tour de France. One of sporting event I always remember was watching a mountain stage in 87, and Delgado crossed the line and the commentator goes and now we see how much time Roche has lost, and next thing you see Roche bombing it round the corner, crossing the line and collapsing.

Rosineri1 (UK) - Posts: 1876 - 07/04/2020 11:12:12    2275476

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Replying To Rosineri1:  "obviously summers in Ireland you could never be guaranteed to good weather so in the 80's during the school holidays only had three sports to watch during the holidays, Tour de France, Wimbledon and test cricket. Always wanted to go to a mountain stage of the Tour de France. One of sporting event I always remember was watching a mountain stage in 87, and Delgado crossed the line and the commentator goes and now we see how much time Roche has lost, and next thing you see Roche bombing it round the corner, crossing the line and collapsing."
Great TV. This is from Wikipedia:

On the next stage, crossing the Galibier and Madeleine and finishing at La Plagne, Roche attacked early, was away for several hours but was caught on the last climb. His nearest rival Pedro Delgado then attacked. Despite being almost one-and-a-half minutes in arrears midway up the last climb, Roche pulled the deficit back to 4 seconds. Roche collapsed and lost consciousness and was given oxygen. When asked when revived if he was okay, he replied "Oui, mais pas de femme toute de suite" ("yes, but I am not ready for a woman straight away").

Cockney_Cat (UK) - Posts: 881 - 07/04/2020 12:25:12    2275484

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Replying To KingdomBoy1:  "I could never watch that show royaldunne, I cant watch Mrs brown or that Brigid and Éamon either.

The only Irish comedy I could stomach was fr Ted.

I do like Nonnie from the Dermot and dave show."
Yeah. For a country that has produced so many great writers and comedians, we never got the hang of writing great (or even good) comedies.

Mind you, we could try and claim the great John Sullivan RIP- the writer of Only Fools And Horses, amongst others, whose father was from County Cork.

streaker (Galway) - Posts: 374 - 07/04/2020 19:37:27    2275504

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Replying To streaker:  "Yeah. For a country that has produced so many great writers and comedians, we never got the hang of writing great (or even good) comedies.

Mind you, we could try and claim the great John Sullivan RIP- the writer of Only Fools And Horses, amongst others, whose father was from County Cork."
Ya the stuff that RTÉ churn out is fair bad.

John Sullivans only fools and horses was brilliant, didn't know he had a Cork heritage.

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 10739 - 07/04/2020 21:28:10    2275509

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Replying To KingdomBoy1:  "Ya the stuff that RTÉ churn out is fair bad.

John Sullivans only fools and horses was brilliant, didn't know he had a Cork heritage."
Graham Linehan one of the greatest comedy writers of the past 20 years , has he ever actually done anything for RTE?

Rosineri1 (UK) - Posts: 1876 - 08/04/2020 09:37:05    2275525

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Replying To Rosineri1:  "Graham Linehan one of the greatest comedy writers of the past 20 years , has he ever actually done anything for RTE?"
RTÉ aren't very good at scouting the ould talent so,

I seen an add for a new show they have out now where they send 2 Irish " celebrities" on holidays, 1 on a cheap holiday and another on a dear holiday,

That's nice that our licence money is going to a good cause eh!

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 10739 - 08/04/2020 11:12:29    2275530

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Replying To KingdomBoy1:  "RTÉ aren't very good at scouting the ould talent so,

I seen an add for a new show they have out now where they send 2 Irish " celebrities" on holidays, 1 on a cheap holiday and another on a dear holiday,

That's nice that our licence money is going to a good cause eh!"
So one to Killarney and the other to Tralee maybe ? ;)

catch22 (USA) - Posts: 1331 - 08/04/2020 12:43:41    2275535

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Replying To KingdomBoy1:  "RTÉ aren't very good at scouting the ould talent so,

I seen an add for a new show they have out now where they send 2 Irish " celebrities" on holidays, 1 on a cheap holiday and another on a dear holiday,

That's nice that our licence money is going to a good cause eh!"
It'd be worth it if they could leave some of them where they were sent :)

streaker (Galway) - Posts: 374 - 08/04/2020 13:15:59    2275536

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Replying To KingdomBoy1:  "Ya the stuff that RTÉ churn out is fair bad.

John Sullivans only fools and horses was brilliant, didn't know he had a Cork heritage."
Definitely the greatest comedy of all time bar none, the Brits in fairness back in their day produced some great comedy. Most of our comedians had to go to England to make it big, you look at Dave Allen, Fr. Ted, Miss Brown's Boys to name a few.

gilly1910 (Galway) - Posts: 78 - 08/04/2020 13:18:02    2275537

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Replying To catch22:  "So one to Killarney and the other to Tralee maybe ? ;)"
Send them to North Korea and Beirut, I hear they're lovely this time of year :-)

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 10739 - 08/04/2020 13:32:53    2275539

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Replying To gilly1910:  "Definitely the greatest comedy of all time bar none, the Brits in fairness back in their day produced some great comedy. Most of our comedians had to go to England to make it big, you look at Dave Allen, Fr. Ted, Miss Brown's Boys to name a few."
Ya faulty towers, only when I laugh, selwyn froggitt, rising damp, all great shows in fairness.

I can't get our humor where a lot of our comedy shows involve people dressing up pretending to be from France or some other country like the Mike Murphy show RTÉ seem to be following that blueprint for 40 odd years now.

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 10739 - 08/04/2020 13:40:26    2275540

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Replying To KingdomBoy1:  "Send them to North Korea and Beirut, I hear they're lovely this time of year :-)"
Or a cruise off the Somalian coast. Very tranquil I hear.

Lockjaw (Donegal) - Posts: 6784 - 08/04/2020 14:33:51    2275543

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Replying To Lockjaw:  "Or a cruise off the Somalian coast. Very tranquil I hear."
Now that's something we'd all watch :-)

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 10739 - 08/04/2020 16:35:26    2275550

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For those of you into cycling, I would recommend this documentary on the 1928 Tour de France, which was the first year that it featured English-speaking cyclists.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=go1iV7bZbZs

The motorway hadn't been invented then and the bikes were much heavier. It was also considered to be cheating if you didn't repair the bike yourself when something went wrong, while the searing heat and steep mountain climbs endangered several cyclists' lives.

An excellent watch IMO.

Gleebo (Mayo) - Posts: 1744 - 08/04/2020 19:35:37    2275556

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Replying To gilly1910:  "Definitely the greatest comedy of all time bar none, the Brits in fairness back in their day produced some great comedy. Most of our comedians had to go to England to make it big, you look at Dave Allen, Fr. Ted, Miss Brown's Boys to name a few."
Most of our actors and comedians have to head to London to make it as the scene here is too small to fund most careers. Every second Irish person I met in London the last 10yrs was an actor or a writer

Breezy (Limerick) - Posts: 672 - 08/04/2020 20:03:03    2275557

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Replying To Breezy:  "Most of our actors and comedians have to head to London to make it as the scene here is too small to fund most careers. Every second Irish person I met in London the last 10yrs was an actor or a writer"
we definitely don't hang out in the same places in London.

Rosineri1 (UK) - Posts: 1876 - 09/04/2020 08:51:02    2275584

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