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Replying To royaldunne:  "Too many teams in premiership to compare Kerry to. They more like England in the cricket , just have to beat the Aussies to win the ashes but still can't do it, but they always in the final anyway."
England have won 4 of the last 7 Ashes series.

Cockney_Cat (UK) - Posts: 1118 - 31/10/2020 11:51:02    2303281

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Replying To KingdomBoy1:  "Holy fook cricket Royaldunne??? Cricket :-\"
Lol. Don't understand it at all.

royaldunne (Meath) - Posts: 17038 - 31/10/2020 12:35:57    2303297

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Replying To Cockney_Cat:  "England have won 4 of the last 7 Ashes series."
Shows my knowledge of cricket. I thought they were beating all the time. :). Ahh well I'll try another analogy so.

royaldunne (Meath) - Posts: 17038 - 31/10/2020 12:38:11    2303299

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Replying To GerBo:  "Firstly, can somebody who says there counties used to be at the top, stop comparing themselves to Leeds. Not every county can be Leeds and there other big clubs in England that have fallen.

For instance, you can't compare Offaly to Leeds as Leeds are a damn good side now and Offaly are not. For me Offaly are like Nott'm Forest. It just more and more steps backwards and there both from the midlands.

As for my own county Roscommon, I think we are like Leicester City. Can pump above our weight, exciting going forward, pull off results against the big teams but lack the constituency to be a serious challengers. Like Leicester, the Rossies have a good and experienced manager that both should have landed the top prize - Anthony Cunningham with Galway hurlers in 2012 and Brendan Rodgers with Liverpool in 2014."
I'd have to compare Limerick hurlers to Leicester City also.
Came out of nowhere to win the ultimate prize.

skillet (Limerick) - Posts: 720 - 31/10/2020 13:24:41    2303307

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Replying To royaldunne:  "Lol. Don't understand it at all."
Nor do I bud, it's a strange looking sport that takes days for a game to finish and a game where they can stop at any time for a mug of tae.

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 11793 - 31/10/2020 13:40:48    2303308

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Replying To royaldunne:  "Lol. Don't understand it at all."
At one time Cricket was the most popular sport in Ireland till the GAA came along and knocked it off its perch. Thank God for that.

Ollie2 (Louth) - Posts: 221 - 31/10/2020 14:47:55    2303318

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Replying To Ollie2:  "At one time Cricket was the most popular sport in Ireland till the GAA came along and knocked it off its perch. Thank God for that."
100% Ollie. Is baseball any good?

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 11793 - 31/10/2020 15:10:20    2303334

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Replying To Ollie2:  "At one time Cricket was the most popular sport in Ireland till the GAA came along and knocked it off its perch. Thank God for that."
GAA were instrumental in its downfall and all but wiped it out in order to prosper.

catch22 (USA) - Posts: 1663 - 31/10/2020 15:16:52    2303339

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Replying To KingdomBoy1:  "100% Ollie. Is baseball any good?"
The ball is crap Kingdomboy but the bat comes in handy when your daughters start going outing with fellas.

Ollie2 (Louth) - Posts: 221 - 31/10/2020 15:25:08    2303342

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Replying To Ollie2:  "At one time Cricket was the most popular sport in Ireland till the GAA came along and knocked it off its perch. Thank God for that."
It was big in Kilkenny.

Initially the GAA made little inroad on cricket in Kilkenny, and indeed the game's popularity peaked as late as 1896, when there were 50 active teams. Cricket may have delayed the spread of the GAA in County Kilkenny, aided by post-Parnellite dissensions in the GAA board there in the early 1890s. By 1898 it could be said of Gowran (home of D. J. Carey) that 'This is essentially a cricketing village'. The only surviving cricket pavilion in the county is on the Gowran pitch-and-putt course The History of Cricket in County Kilkenny-The Forgotten Game. Michael O'Dwyer

https://www.historyireland.com/20th-century-contemporary-history/the-history-of-cricket-in-county-kilkenny-the-forgotten-game/

Cockney_Cat (UK) - Posts: 1118 - 31/10/2020 15:35:15    2303347

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Replying To Cockney_Cat:  "It was big in Kilkenny.

Initially the GAA made little inroad on cricket in Kilkenny, and indeed the game's popularity peaked as late as 1896, when there were 50 active teams. Cricket may have delayed the spread of the GAA in County Kilkenny, aided by post-Parnellite dissensions in the GAA board there in the early 1890s. By 1898 it could be said of Gowran (home of D. J. Carey) that 'This is essentially a cricketing village'. The only surviving cricket pavilion in the county is on the Gowran pitch-and-putt course The History of Cricket in County Kilkenny-The Forgotten Game. Michael O'Dwyer

https://www.historyireland.com/20th-century-contemporary-history/the-history-of-cricket-in-county-kilkenny-the-forgotten-game/"
And Tipp, Westmeath etc but the emergence of the Gaelic Revival and the GAA becoming a corner stone of it meant that as the ordinary people's game it was more or less wiped out.

Interestingly in Kerry rugby was gaining huge popularity in the 1880s and 90s until something similar happened and the game was subsumed by a resurgent GAA. Indeed the architect of the foreign games ban, TF O'Sullivan was the Kerry Co Sec who hated rugby and conducted a one man newspaper campaign in the Kerry press to undermine it.

TheHermit (Kerry) - Posts: 5840 - 31/10/2020 16:00:15    2303387

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