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Kildare are the only team to knock out the three previous All Ireland Champions in one season. They did this in 1998. They beat Dublin (1995 All Ireland Champions) in the Leinster quarter-finals, beat Meath (1996 All Ireland Champions) in the Leinster final and beat Kerry (1997 All Ireland Champions) in the All Ireland semi-final.

OLLIE (Louth) - Posts: 12224 - 14/03/2020 15:22:32    2273808

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Replying To OLLIE:  "Kildare are the only team to knock out the three previous All Ireland Champions in one season. They did this in 1998. They beat Dublin (1995 All Ireland Champions) in the Leinster quarter-finals, beat Meath (1996 All Ireland Champions) in the Leinster final and beat Kerry (1997 All Ireland Champions) in the All Ireland semi-final."
That was a great Kildare side. Buckley, Ryan, Rainbow, Earley, Kerrigan, Lacey all top players. They beat both Dublin and Kerry by a point that year but were unlucky to come up against a great Galway side in the final. In any other year they probably would have taken a deserved Sam.

Joxer (Dublin) - Posts: 4247 - 14/03/2020 16:16:50    2273810

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Replying To Joxer:  "That was a great Kildare side. Buckley, Ryan, Rainbow, Earley, Kerrigan, Lacey all top players. They beat both Dublin and Kerry by a point that year but were unlucky to come up against a great Galway side in the final. In any other year they probably would have taken a deserved Sam."
It sure was Joxer. After my beloved Wee County, I have a soft spot for the lilywhites. In 1998 it was the first time Kildare won the Leinster Championship since 1956 and the first time that they had reached the All Ireland final since 1935. In that same year when they had beaten the Dubs, it was the first time since 1972 that they had knocked Dublin out of the Championship. Likewise with Meath, it was the first time since 1978 that they had knocked out the Royals out of the Championship. You have to go back even longer till 1927 when they last beaten Kerry before 1998.

OLLIE (Louth) - Posts: 12224 - 14/03/2020 19:39:24    2273825

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Replying To OLLIE:  "It sure was Joxer. After my beloved Wee County, I have a soft spot for the lilywhites. In 1998 it was the first time Kildare won the Leinster Championship since 1956 and the first time that they had reached the All Ireland final since 1935. In that same year when they had beaten the Dubs, it was the first time since 1972 that they had knocked Dublin out of the Championship. Likewise with Meath, it was the first time since 1978 that they had knocked out the Royals out of the Championship. You have to go back even longer till 1927 when they last beaten Kerry before 1998."
Yeah Micko instilled some belief in them and I remember the Leinster Final replay of 2000 well when the Dubs fell apart in the first few mins of the second half when Kildare took a second Leinster in as many years. Galway pipped them again in 00 in the semi. Dublin then went through a barren spell and didn't win another Leinster until 07 I think. Goes to show the difference a manager can make, instilling that confidence and belief, similar to Paidi with Westmeath or Davy Fitz with Wexford. They'd a very good side. Johnny Doyle came on the scene in 2000 just 2 or 3 years too late I think. Had he been in his prime 98-00 they may have bagged a Sam or two.

Joxer (Dublin) - Posts: 4247 - 14/03/2020 20:14:24    2273826

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Replying To Joxer:  "Yeah Micko instilled some belief in them and I remember the Leinster Final replay of 2000 well when the Dubs fell apart in the first few mins of the second half when Kildare took a second Leinster in as many years. Galway pipped them again in 00 in the semi. Dublin then went through a barren spell and didn't win another Leinster until 07 I think. Goes to show the difference a manager can make, instilling that confidence and belief, similar to Paidi with Westmeath or Davy Fitz with Wexford. They'd a very good side. Johnny Doyle came on the scene in 2000 just 2 or 3 years too late I think. Had he been in his prime 98-00 they may have bagged a Sam or two."
The Dubs won a Leinster in 2002 after beating Kildare in the final. It was their first Leinster title since 1995.

OLLIE (Louth) - Posts: 12224 - 14/03/2020 21:13:20    2273830

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Replying To OLLIE:  "The Dubs won a Leinster in 2002 after beating Kildare in the final. It was their first Leinster title since 1995."
Spot on. We actually beat Kildare in 02. I thought we had a gap at that stage but we won it again in 05. The memory is dimming with age. :)

Joxer (Dublin) - Posts: 4247 - 14/03/2020 22:22:31    2273832

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Replying To Joxer:  "Spot on. We actually beat Kildare in 02. I thought we had a gap at that stage but we won it again in 05. The memory is dimming with age. :)"
Leinster was great between 1995 and 2004. You had six different winners. Kildare and Laois won it after many years in the wilderness. Westmeath won it for the very first time in 2004. Offaly won the Leinster Championship in 1997 while they were in Division four at that time. The Dubs won the All Ireland in 1995 for the first time since 1983 and what can I say about Sean Boylans great Meath teams that won All Ireland's in 1996 and 1999. 1996 was sweet as the Royals were written off. Kildare reached An Ireland for the first time in 63 years in 1998. There were some great matches with the Dubs and Meath, Dubs and Kildare and who could forget the three match saga between Kildare and Meath in 1997? My beloved Louth team were very unlucky not to reach a Leinster final in the 1990's. They lost 6 Leinster semi-finals in that decade.

OLLIE (Louth) - Posts: 12224 - 15/03/2020 14:14:51    2273863

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Replying To StoreysTash:  ""A donkey would eat anything, even a pallet" according to Damian Hayes on that podcast intro.
Would it?"
I would say it would give it a good go if someone took the nails out.

Saynothing (Tyrone) - Posts: 130 - 15/03/2020 15:44:46    2273875

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Here's a useless fact I have discovered through experience yesterday...

If you lie in bed or sit in a chair holding your phone in your hand, totally extend your arm out and then bring it in close to your chest, the health/ walking app on your phone will count this as steps. What's more, it will award you more steps than the number of actions completed ( I extended my arm with phone in hand 20 times but it awarded me 35 steps!)
This means that it is possible to complete the recommended 10k number of steps per day for fitness from the comfort of your own bed or armchair.

I'm off now shortly to do my daily workout and hopefully get a sleep at the same time!

PoolSturgeon (Galway) - Posts: 1433 - 18/03/2020 18:31:26    2274054

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Replying To Saynothing:  "I would say it would give it a good go if someone took the nails out."
surely it would have to be starving before it would resort to eating a pallet?

perfect10 (Wexford) - Posts: 3769 - 19/03/2020 16:15:11    2274102

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Replying To perfect10:  "surely it would have to be starving before it would resort to eating a pallet?"
A goat would do it on a full stomach.

lionofludesch (Down) - Posts: 367 - 19/03/2020 18:03:22    2274106

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on the gaa hour with colm parkinson,there is a god awful song with brian cody talking over it about the game taking on a life of its own.
it goes along the lines of "where liam mccarthy is the king,and our wish is to always win",or something like that.
anyone know the name/singer?

perfect10 (Wexford) - Posts: 3769 - 20/03/2020 14:19:01    2274158

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Replying To Joxer:  "Yeah Micko instilled some belief in them and I remember the Leinster Final replay of 2000 well when the Dubs fell apart in the first few mins of the second half when Kildare took a second Leinster in as many years. Galway pipped them again in 00 in the semi. Dublin then went through a barren spell and didn't win another Leinster until 07 I think. Goes to show the difference a manager can make, instilling that confidence and belief, similar to Paidi with Westmeath or Davy Fitz with Wexford. They'd a very good side. Johnny Doyle came on the scene in 2000 just 2 or 3 years too late I think. Had he been in his prime 98-00 they may have bagged a Sam or two."
Have Dublin won the Leinster Senior Title on every year ending in 5 since Wexford won it in '45?

Oldertourman (Limerick) - Posts: 161 - 20/03/2020 14:48:10    2274161

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Replying To Oldertourman:  "Have Dublin won the Leinster Senior Title on every year ending in 5 since Wexford won it in '45?"
Said in an earlier post that they have never won the All-Ireland in a year ending in 0. Looks like that trend could go on if this Corona lasts.

Saynothing (Tyrone) - Posts: 130 - 20/03/2020 21:25:41    2274200

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Replying To Oldertourman:  "Have Dublin won the Leinster Senior Title on every year ending in 5 since Wexford won it in '45?"
Yes they have. They won in 55, 65, 75, 85, 95, 05 and 15. I was at the last 4 of these starting with Laois in 85. Meath broke Dublin's run the following year to go and win 3 Leinsters in a row.

Joxer (Dublin) - Posts: 4247 - 20/03/2020 21:51:41    2274203

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Useless fact ?

You should use a hand sanitiser with 60% alcohol content.

Available from the ivory towers where our politicians live......

lionofludesch (Down) - Posts: 367 - 21/03/2020 10:16:30    2274218

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Replying To perfect10:  "on the gaa hour with colm parkinson,there is a god awful song with brian cody talking over it about the game taking on a life of its own.
it goes along the lines of "where liam mccarthy is the king,and our wish is to always win",or something like that.
anyone know the name/singer?"
I have tweeted Colm Parkinson about that, it is so utterly awful I want to hear the whole song too.

StoreysTash (Wexford) - Posts: 807 - 22/03/2020 12:08:07    2274290

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Dettol kills 99.9 of germs.

Concerned_Supp (Westmeath) - Posts: 60 - 23/03/2020 09:59:25    2274342

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Replying To StoreysTash:  "I have tweeted Colm Parkinson about that, it is so utterly awful I want to hear the whole song too."
I don't think it's too bad :-D

Let us know if you get the name of it!

tiobraid (Tipperary) - Posts: 2867 - 24/03/2020 16:26:03    2274496

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Replying To tiobraid:  "I don't think it's too bad :-D

Let us know if you get the name of it!"
He never replied to me! I want to hear it all as it is so awful!

StoreysTash (Wexford) - Posts: 807 - 24/03/2020 19:11:41    2274534

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