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by ZappaMan
Thu Aug 05, 2021 7:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 114801
Views: 4356169

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

It looks like we have some very good future prospects but we need to keep developing the facilities and pouring the money into it. So long as the facilities are for broader community use and the resources are being expended for the ultimate goal of increasing participation rates then I'm all for it...
by ZappaMan
Tue Aug 03, 2021 4:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 114801
Views: 4356169

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

Is Romania oversupplied? Seems strange that they would be willing to do this, if not.
by ZappaMan
Sat Jul 31, 2021 11:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official Match Thread: BIL vs Springboks - 2nd Test - 31st July
Replies: 959
Views: 23414

Re: Official Match Thread: BIL vs Springboks - 2nd Test - 31st July

I'd honestly rather watch 3rd division rugby than that crap. If that's what 'test match rugby' is about then you can keep it. Utterly dire. It's a step up in physicality and a massive, massive step down in creativity and watchability. Proper wash my eyes with acid stuff. Yep, I'm increasingly wonde...
by ZappaMan
Thu Jul 29, 2021 4:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 114801
Views: 4356169

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

In Cayman they have taken to bribing people with cheeseburgers and similar to get themselves vaccinated :lol:

Vaccination figure has plateaud at 70% - tourism (the biggest employer) still fully shut down in order to protect the idiots who won't vaccinate.
by ZappaMan
Tue Jul 27, 2021 8:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Under rated v over rated not rugby.
Replies: 72
Views: 2498

Re: Under rated v over rated not rugby.

Overrated - Alcohol. European food-never tasted a single good European food at a restuarant , their best food is fast food lol they like to mock McDonald's and dominos but reality is - best white people food is fast food burgers and pizzas, their restaurant food tastes absolutely disgusting . No fl...
by ZappaMan
Tue Jul 27, 2021 3:50 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 114801
Views: 4356169

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

So, supping pints inside pubs is back now, lads?

Will book my overdue tickets home, so :thumbup:
by ZappaMan
Tue Jul 27, 2021 3:30 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official Match Thread: BIL vs Springboks - 2nd Test - 31st July
Replies: 959
Views: 23414

Re: Official Match Thread: BIL vs Springboks - 2nd Test - 31st July

When you look at this backline 15 – Willie le Roux (Toyota Verblitz) – 63 caps, 60 pts (12t) 14 – Cheslin Kolbe (Toulouse) – 15 caps, 40 pts (8t) 13 – Lukhanyo Am (Cell C Sharks) – 16 caps, 15 pts (3t) 12 – Damian de Allende (Munster) – 48 caps, 30 pts (6t) 11 – Makazole Mapimpi (Cell C Sharks) – 1...
by ZappaMan
Mon Jul 26, 2021 7:57 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Clapping the opposition
Replies: 27
Views: 1232

Re: Clapping the opposition

Sefton wrote: Mon Jul 26, 2021 7:51 pm
ZappaMan wrote: Mon Jul 26, 2021 7:18 pm I have a tendency to clap the opposition more than my own team, such is my desire to be seen as a good sort.

I'm such a phony :thumbup:
That’s because you clap good play and support Ireland.
Ooh, you rotter :x
by ZappaMan
Mon Jul 26, 2021 7:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Clapping the opposition
Replies: 27
Views: 1232

Re: Clapping the opposition

I have a tendency to clap the opposition more than my own team, such is my desire to be seen as a good sort.

I'm such a phony :thumbup:
by ZappaMan
Mon Jul 26, 2021 7:15 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Turned 36. Too old to start playing again?
Replies: 30
Views: 1060

Re: Turned 36. Too old to start playing again?

towny wrote: Mon Jul 26, 2021 2:43 am Apparently as fast as I could physically run was not sufficient line speed for second grade Darwin rugby.
:lol: :lol:

If it's any consolation, I had a very similar experience to this so you're not alone, buddy :thumbup:
by ZappaMan
Wed Jul 21, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 114801
Views: 4356169

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

I'm aware the "Awards" are a nonsense but the thought of 3 of the top 4 restaurants in Ireland being in Kerry :lol: :lol: :lol: https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/food-and-drink/ireland-s-best-restaurant-kerry-hotel-dining-room-replaces-dublin-michelin-starred-venue-1.4625974 The Chart House...
by ZappaMan
Wed Jul 21, 2021 2:01 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 114801
Views: 4356169

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

I'm aware the "Awards" are a nonsense but the thought of 3 of the top 4 restaurants in Ireland being in Kerry :lol: :lol: :lol: https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/food-and-drink/ireland-s-best-restaurant-kerry-hotel-dining-room-replaces-dublin-michelin-starred-venue-1.4625974 I’ve eaten in R...
by ZappaMan
Wed Jul 21, 2021 1:52 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 114801
Views: 4356169

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

I'm aware the "Awards" are a nonsense but the thought of 3 of the top 4 restaurants in Ireland being in Kerry :lol: :lol: :lol:

https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-sty ... -1.4625974
by ZappaMan
Thu Jul 15, 2021 7:42 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 114801
Views: 4356169

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

These other countries don't have the HSE, Irish Water, or the Irish electorate. I can't disagree about the Irish electorate :lol: although I think for all the theoretical benefits of STV-PR as a system, our version of it and how it incentivises certain types of political activity is at least partly...
by ZappaMan
Fri Apr 30, 2021 9:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 114801
Views: 4356169

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

Blackrock Bullet wrote: Fri Apr 30, 2021 9:02 pm Construction materials going through the roof.
The cost of new build in Cayman has increased to $900/sq foot :lol:

It was $250-$300 pre-pandemic.
by ZappaMan
Wed Apr 28, 2021 3:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 114801
Views: 4356169

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

Ireland must be one of the most pliant nations on earth. Excellent for social stability and cohesion but facilitates nonsense such as the current restriction levels.
by ZappaMan
Tue Apr 27, 2021 2:39 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: My dad played a bit
Replies: 87
Views: 4154

Re: My dad played a bit

3 generations of the Cork Con Murphys played for Ireland - Noel Sr, Noel Jr and Kenny.
by ZappaMan
Thu Apr 22, 2021 8:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Entertaining Pics Thread (definitely with NSFW content)
Replies: 58480
Views: 7545258

Re: The Entertaining Pics Thread (definitely with NSFW content)

Human beings are so rubbish.
by ZappaMan
Thu Apr 22, 2021 3:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: UK cheating at maths.
Replies: 51
Views: 3283

Re: UK cheating at maths.

La soule wrote: Thu Apr 22, 2021 3:05 pmCOVID is making matters worse nowadays.
It must be a genuine fear at this point that children that don't have parents who are very education focused are effectively lost to fulfilling their academic potential by now due to elongated school closures.
by ZappaMan
Tue Apr 20, 2021 10:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Welsh Farmer has best life: I’ve had the same supper for 10 years
Replies: 80
Views: 3659

Re: Welsh Farmer has best life: I’ve had the same supper for 10 years

I was happy for him... as long as he was healthy living like that.... but two strokes? And his sister bed ridden from strokes... and no one suspects the diet? I thought the same. Leave the frikin onion out of it. I’m still intrigued as to how the onion was prepared. Draped in gold leaf and cocaine ...
by ZappaMan
Mon Apr 19, 2021 5:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Welsh Farmer has best life: I’ve had the same supper for 10 years
Replies: 80
Views: 3659

Re: Welsh Farmer has best life: I’ve had the same supper for 10 years

bessantj wrote: Mon Apr 19, 2021 5:38 pm
I’ve had several strokes. Once, I didn’t move for two weeks while I was in hospital. But my sheep helped me
State of the NHS in Wales, we can't even afford nurses.
Well played :lol:
by ZappaMan
Mon Apr 19, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The PR Book Club 2021
Replies: 105
Views: 4260

Re: The PR Book Club 2021

Okey doke. Will ping you an email when back in Ireland if you're still scooping pints in Toners.
by ZappaMan
Mon Apr 19, 2021 5:07 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The PR Book Club 2021
Replies: 105
Views: 4260

Re: The PR Book Club 2021

Yep, still have access to the Mod Cave.

You certain?
by ZappaMan
Mon Apr 19, 2021 5:04 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The PR Book Club 2021
Replies: 105
Views: 4260

Re: The PR Book Club 2021

Mullet 2 wrote: Mon Apr 19, 2021 5:01 pm Jesus small world.

Do you still have mod powers?
No, was fired for the misappropriation of the Mod Team Pension Fund.
by ZappaMan
Mon Apr 19, 2021 5:02 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The PR Book Club 2021
Replies: 105
Views: 4260

Re: The PR Book Club 2021

I read Mary Beard's SPQR at the weekend.

It was.......

Good :thumbup:
by ZappaMan
Mon Apr 19, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The PR Book Club 2021
Replies: 105
Views: 4260

Re: The PR Book Club 2021

Peacemakers of Niemba by Tom McCaughren Account of the 1960 Ambush of a UN patrol in the Katanga region of the Congo which ended in the death of 9 troopers at the hands of Baluba Tribesmen. Really excellent little book and the author writes it very well. My grandad was there. When we were children ...
by ZappaMan
Thu Apr 15, 2021 5:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 114801
Views: 4356169

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

Bit of an odd example. Texting/using a phone while driving is worse than drunk drivers. At least the drunks are looking at the road. You can spot the texters a mile off, they drop back and weave in out of their lane. I'm not saying the idea behind the law is a bad thing. I'm saying it's not going t...
by ZappaMan
Tue Apr 13, 2021 10:29 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 114801
Views: 4356169

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

The funniest use of the phrase was by my good lady wife a few weeks back. I gave her the nod and the wink while cleaning up after the dinner. The nod of how am I fixed later. She winked back, handed me the hoover and said the next two hours are critical. She has since decided to use it for everythi...
by ZappaMan
Mon Apr 12, 2021 4:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 114801
Views: 4356169

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

Lads, are the Gardai officially getting priority for vaccines? My Dad (in the >70 group) has been bumped last week and was told by a family friend who is a nurse administering the vaccines that, in Kerry, they have only been vaccinating Gardai this past week. He's been onto the local TD's for clari...
by ZappaMan
Mon Apr 12, 2021 4:15 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 114801
Views: 4356169

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

Lads, are the Gardai officially getting priority for vaccines? My Dad (in the >70 group) has been bumped last week and was told by a family friend who is a nurse administering the vaccines that, in Kerry, they have only been vaccinating Gardai this past week. He's been onto the local TD's for clarit...
by ZappaMan
Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 452658
Views: 18199571

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Anyone picks Kearney ahead of Girve in a Pro era Irish XV has no soul, it is as simple as that.
by ZappaMan
Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 114801
Views: 4356169

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

One of my family is fully vaccinated but lives in Qatar so pretty much can't come home. Hasn't been home for nearly 18 months now. It's a load of shite. I'm in the same boat and am genuinely desperate to get home at this point. Additionally, all kids 2 and over are required to wear masks inflight -...
by ZappaMan
Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 114801
Views: 4356169

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

One of my family is fully vaccinated but lives in Qatar so pretty much can't come home. Hasn't been home for nearly 18 months now. It's a load of shite. I'm in the same boat and am genuinely desperate to get home at this point. Additionally, all kids 2 and over are required to wear masks inflight -...
by ZappaMan
Thu Apr 08, 2021 2:07 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Most trouble you have been in with the missus
Replies: 55
Views: 5601

Re: Most trouble you have been in with the missus

Redrebel is the plane valet. We piss ourselves laughing at it now but by Jesus did my Dad and I exchange a "Christallmighty, WTAF have I done/has he done?" glance, at the time... Savage combo of sheer exhaustion, stress, hormones and being Russian... ...pure one-off. :) Every woman is permitted a p...
by ZappaMan
Wed Apr 07, 2021 3:17 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 114801
Views: 4356169

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

Pharmacies with the J&J vaccine for under 45's would get them over the line very fast. The vaccine centre in Cayman was doing thousands daily - about 16 nurses lined up taking about a minute on each individual. The numbers should sky rocket if supply is available. Covid is done - it's the siege men...
by ZappaMan
Thu Apr 01, 2021 9:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 114801
Views: 4356169

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

Beefeater do a strawberry gin which is delicious.
by ZappaMan
Thu Apr 01, 2021 8:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The tastiest meat poll
Replies: 91
Views: 2921

Re: The tastiest meat poll

Is there a tofurkey option?
by ZappaMan
Wed Mar 31, 2021 3:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 114801
Views: 4356169

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

CM11 wrote: Wed Mar 31, 2021 3:04 pm 126,000, give or take, vaccines administered last week.

:thumbup:
That's a terrific pace, to be fair.

Get the vulnerable vaccinated, open everything up and move the fuck on.
by ZappaMan
Fri Mar 26, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Showpiece of the year, Leinster v Munster
Replies: 801
Views: 22431

Re: Showpiece of the year, Leinster v Munster

Nolanator wrote: Fri Mar 26, 2021 3:34 pm Why are people engaging with the mouth-breather?
*slinks back under rock*

:(
by ZappaMan
Fri Mar 26, 2021 3:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Showpiece of the year, Leinster v Munster
Replies: 801
Views: 22431

Re: Showpiece of the year, Leinster v Munster

I am moderately confident about tomorrow :thumbup: For which team? He's from Terenure. :nod: His Da would be mortified for him. The day Stander announced his retirement he sent me on a pic of the two of them arm in arm with the tagline, "Just convinced CJ to do 1 more year with Tralee".