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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: 606 - 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: 808 - 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: 16462 - 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: 10546 - 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: 1854 - 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: 808 - 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: 365 - 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: 10546 - 07/04/2020 21:28:10    2275509

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