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Re: the hockey

Postby Russ » Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:49 pm

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Re: the hockey

Postby big mervyn » Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:05 pm

Kofi Annan wrote:Where do most of the players hail from

About a quarter of them are Nordies. Some of them play in Holland.
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Re: the hockey

Postby Dave » Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:15 pm

Refreshing to hear about how many of the players have their own careers. Reminds me of the amatuer era in rugby. Not like now where players are mostly concerned with their free mercedes or plugging their cafe.
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Re: the hockey

Postby big mervyn » Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:20 pm

UlsterAddict wrote:I liked the Irish coaches comment in the post match interview. Said they had been asking the Dutch for a match for the last 3 years, but the Dutch refused (the Irish not deemed good enough). Coach- ‘If the Durch win their semi later, they won’t have a choice tomorrow!!’

Dutch kind of vindicated on that one ...
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Re: the hockey

Postby BaggyTrousers » Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:22 pm

Kofi Annan wrote:Where do most of the players hail from


Knowing feck all about it, my best guess is their Ma's geebeg. Hope this helps. :D

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Re: the hockey

Postby armalig » Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:13 pm

And so the journey ends ... The girls may have lost the final against an incredible well oiled professional Dutch machine ...( El Baggyio is happy) but these amateur heroines have won the support of the nation and many more who prob never seen the sport previously. They played with shackles off and won over everyone with their smiles in victory and defeat . Let's hope the hockey juggernaut doesn't run out of steam but instead paves the way for more youngsters in the future who can only dream .....I for one am proud Ulster supporter & and have fantastic memories of the Irish girls exploits . Well done everyone and Thankyou .
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Re: the hockey

Postby Shan » Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:42 pm

Pity but by all accounts they came up against a team which was too hot to handle. Great achievement all the same for them.
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Postby Dave » Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:49 pm

Silver medal at the world cup is a staggering achievement for them.
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Re: the hockey

Postby BaggyTrousers » Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:09 pm

Gallant British Lads as expected, well-done Ladies I suppose. I see none of you experts mentioned that they were annihilated Love - six, so as I had suggested their presence in the final ruined it as a contest, oh well, sure the boggers are happy, that's all that counts.

I assume that hockey will now vanish back to whence it came, the administrators likely to be as effective in capitalising on this rare period in the sun as Mike Reid was when Ulster won the ERC.
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Re: the hockey

Postby big mervyn » Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:19 pm

BaggyTrousers wrote:Gallant British Lads as expected, well-done Ladies I suppose. I see none of you experts mentioned that they were annihilated Love - six, so as I had suggested their presence in the final ruined it as a contest, oh well, sure the boggers are happy, that's all that counts.

I assume that hockey will now vanish back to whence it came, the administrators likely to be as effective in capitalising on this rare period in the sun as Mike Reid was when Ulster won the ERC.

Seems that Engerland had engineered an easy wee route to the final and then Ireland hijacked it.
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Re: the hockey

Postby solidarity » Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:26 pm

Watched the match and there was a huge gulf between the professional Dutch and the amateur Irish. All the same, a silver medal in the world championships is more than impressive.

Bythe way, anybody remember a couple of lads from Enniskillen (I think) winning the world championship in elephant polo about ten or a dozen years ago?
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Re: the hockey

Postby Dublin4 » Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:31 pm

Never did women's hockey deserve a good run as much as this team did.
The IRFU has invested years now in trying to manufacture a new sport,namely women's rugby.
They have quietly attempted to cannibalise women's hockey in this cause, stealing players and upsetting the sources that nurture that sport. That's a sport that has a century or more of catering for the sporting needs of many young women who share the demographic that the IRFU aims at north and south.

So I am delighted that women's hockey has got a shot in the arm. Now clear off with your fake sport.
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Re: the hockey

Postby promenader 2 » Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:30 pm

If you offered the IRFU a guaranteed second place finish to the ABs in Japan right now, they'd snap your hand off. Fantastic achievement by the Irish hockey team.
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Re: the hockey

Postby BaggyTrousers » Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:08 pm

big mervyn wrote:
BaggyTrousers wrote:Gallant British Lads as expected, well-done Ladies I suppose. I see none of you experts mentioned that they were annihilated Love - six, so as I had suggested their presence in the final ruined it as a contest, oh well, sure the boggers are happy, that's all that counts.

I assume that hockey will now vanish back to whence it came, the administrators likely to be as effective in capitalising on this rare period in the sun as Mike Reid was when Ulster won the ERC.

Seems that Engerland had engineered an easy wee route to the final and then Ireland hijacked it.


Oh well, that's different, well done girls. :lol:
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Re: the hockey

Postby BaggyTrousers » Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:12 pm

Dublin4 wrote:Never did women's hockey deserve a good run as much as this team did.
The IRFU has invested years now in trying to manufacture a new sport,namely women's rugby.
They have quietly attempted to cannibalise women's hockey in this cause, stealing players and upsetting the sources that nurture that sport. That's a sport that has a century or more of catering for the sporting needs of many young women who share the demographic that the IRFU aims at north and south.

So I am delighted that women's hockey has got a shot in the arm. Now clear off with your fake sport.


Who put a hair up your hole oul'hand? Most amusing. :roll:
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