Cleverest / wittiest GAA flags - 6 Like(s)
Luke Dempsey was managing Westmeath versus Meath under Sean Boylan in those epic matches back in 2001. The Meath Banner read; Luke is warm but Sean is Boylan.
Jack_Sparrow (National) - 16/08/2017 16:57:27
Support Rant - 6 Like(s)
The starting eleven ?
Jack_Sparrow (National) - 24/06/2017 21:06:22
B Flynn's comments on A O'Shea - 3 Like(s)
He did however spill sweat and blood and win All Ireland medals with Meath so that will always trump over a keyboard supporters CV no matter what year it is.
Jack_Sparrow (National) - 18/05/2017 22:35:47
Cork should lodge complaint - 3 Like(s)
You will feel better overall if you relax a bit on here, like your "brother" from Laois.
Jack_Sparrow (National) - 23/07/2017 14:34:03
Tipperary V Westmeath - 3 Like(s)
Im from Westmeath but you can't have it every way. The smaller counties complain about being treated differently from the big guns then they want special treatment. They were drawn away,tough luck. The Westmeath chairman is letting himself down making this public. By all means chance your arm in private if you really want to but don't make Tipp look like bad guys because they are only claiming what they are entitled to. Take it as a sign of respect. You are being treated as an equal not a special case.
Jack_Sparrow (National) - 28/06/2017 14:54:48
Cork should lodge complaint - 3 Like(s)
Good man Arnie..or are you Danny DeVito.
Jack_Sparrow (National) - 23/07/2017 15:30:25
Bordering Counties Who Dont Have Much Of A Rivalry - 2 Like(s)
Pure exaggeration It's Westmeath not Millwall you are on about. It's a wonder it's safe for you to coach in Westmeath when people hear you are from the dreaded Meath. Do you get police protection or what ?
Jack_Sparrow (National) - 01/01/2017 16:22:36
Junior Football Championship - 2 Like(s)
I would say Anthony McGivney has serious potential.
Jack_Sparrow (Westmeath) - 22/01/2018 13:28:56
Westmeath hurling - 2 Like(s)
Serious win tonight in Leinster u21 hurling championship
Westmeath 1-11 Kilkenny 0-12
Jack_Sparrow (National) - 25/05/2016 21:06:33
Mapping Hurling strongholds throughout Ireland - 2 Like(s)
Ya must know your Hurling around the country. Good stuff. I'm thinking that there are 12 Westmeath clubs in that darker " Hurling area" on your map and 3 outside of it including Castletown Geoghegan traditionally one of the strongest Hurling clubs but surrounded by football.
Jack_Sparrow (National) - 08/01/2017 12:30:19
Old Roscommon Song - 2 Like(s)
Googled and found this:
Under Captain Jimmy Murray's lead, a
skipper born and bred,
Proudly around Croke Park they
marched, erect with stread tread,
Resolved to show to every Gael at
home and far away,
Once Roscommon's valiant sons
would nobly win the day
Serene they looked, so cool and calm,
in colours gold and blue,
Circling around the mighty ground of
bright and dazzling hue.
Owensie Hoare was to the fore, Bill
Jackson to his right,
McQuillan shone before the throng
with undiminished light.
Maddening shouts of wild delight for
Murray rent the air,
Oh! Proud were we when every call
found gallant Jimmy there.
Nerney small, Gilmartin tall, Casserly
at left back.
Elusive Phelim Murray and young
Doctor Derry Mac.
Verily brave, "Doc" Callaghan saved
in that eventful game.
Enough will never written be of Donal
Review of news must also sing of gallant
Young Carlos played at center half
and never budged and inch.
Time must ever cherish Kinlough's and
Ingenious Dr. Gibbons, who was
always in the fray.
Jack_Sparrow (Roscommon) - 16/02/2019 12:51:10
GAA and ethnic minorities - 2 Like(s)
The Hurling Club in Buenos Aires which since world war 2 has played rugby and hockey because the supply of hurls dried up and the link with Ireland was lost is now actively coaching underage Hurling and Gaelic football again.
Jack_Sparrow (National) - 02/01/2017 21:47:43
Meath Clubs In Leinster - 2 Like(s)
Can understand a rivalry with Castledaly but it's a big jump to think anyone will want them to lose against the Meath champions. For starters Dessie is a bit of a legend. Think it it will be a good match.
Jack_Sparrow (Meath) - 08/11/2019 21:13:23
Hurlers - 2 Like(s)
Well there's a thread with 50 posts on it since the Offaly game
Jack_Sparrow (Westmeath) - 24/05/2016 10:29:58
Westmeath v Laois Leinster final 1995. Three game epic - 2 Like(s)
Yeah they were epic. The first game was in Croke Park. I remember sitting beside Brian Mullins.The other two went to extra time I think ? Certainly the first replay.
Luke Dempsey was a great underage manager for Westmeath. 1 Leinster minor , 1 All Ireland Minor, then 2 Leinster U21 and 1 All Ireland under 21 with mostly different players. He built the team that won the Leinster under the great late Paidi O'Se.
Jack_Sparrow (National) - 18/10/2017 08:30:00
Threads that constantly reappear - 1 Like(s)
Ok I'm convinced. You are a master wind up merchant. In your previous post you were telling someone to use commas / full stops correctly. One post later and you are dropping in random full stops. Coincidence? I think not.
Jack_Sparrow (National) - 02/06/2017 22:01:37
Irish History/GAA/General Knowledge - 1 Like(s)
The link refers to an interesting and rarely mentioned tale regarding the departure of most of the Blueshirts from Galway to Spain aboard a German ship in 1936. Amongst them were 3 Galway men ( bystanders) who got swept along by the excitement and Departed to Spain along with the rest.
As well as this article the incident appears in several books I believe
Jack_Sparrow (National) - 01/06/2020 21:10:16
Non-Sport Superthread - 1 Like(s)
I was in LA for two days and San Francisco for two more. I would recommend Universal Studios in Hollywood and took the bus tour to try see the main points of the city. Santa Monica beach was cool. Hollywood walk of fame fairly tacky and lots of scam artists about.
San Francisco, recommend Alcatraz and of course Golden Gate Bridge and the National park beside it. You can take a day trip across the bridge to a place called Muirs Woods which has massive redwood trees if you are into that sort of thing. Otherwise fisherman's wharf is where a lot is going on.
Jack_Sparrow (OtherSports) - 03/11/2017 23:02:18
The Corona Virus And Possible Effects To GAA Matches - 1 Like(s)
I think the opposite. Surely the virus will be around and there will still be restrictions (if its played) I don't think asking Cork to travel to Derry in the first round will be best way to contain it. Better to play counties from nearby.
For what it's worth I don't see how championship will be played at all and if it is could be behind closed doors for early rounds anyway.
Jack_Sparrow (National) - 13/04/2020 09:53:36
Fantasy Football 17/18 - 1 Like(s)
Yeah a group of us fight it out every year in the ol fantasy football. I normally do fairly well but nose dived last season and it was the first time I got less than 2000 which is my target every year so I was raging. I got my captains choices wrong for weeks on end and wasn't able to make up the difference. Overall though I do okay. Normally I don't overspend on defence but would try to include a Chelsea player. Burnley had good defensive returns last year. I steer clear of Man Utd midfielders as there are to many options. Basically I try to pick a squad of players who will play every week as a minimum. I try to have a big hitting captain i.e. Harry Kane who scores/assists very often. I offload Arsenal in the second half of the season with the exception of Sanchez. Kyle Walker was a major points scorer for Spurs last year and has gone to City. Trippier will probably be his replacement and could be a good choice. I steer clear of players who are new to English football as they are a complete gamble. Last year I kept a wildcard until the weekend before the big double game week and then bought in 15 players who were on form and all playing twice the following week. I ended up with 181 points but it wasn't enough to pass out my rivals as I'd left myself too much to do. Basically Sergio Aguero killed me in the opening weeks of the season. There's a good bit of luck involved too obviously. Anyway that's my input into it..... Good luck with you picking.
Jack_Sparrow (ElevenASide) - 15/07/2017 10:23:24