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Mr. Very Popular wrote:O Toole has aged well, remember seeing him in New Ross just after he won his Worlds and he hasn't changed much since.
Shouldn't you be boozing?

You're a constant disappointment to me :(
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Niall O'Toole is gushing just a bit too much and the lads are ripping the complete piss out of him. :lol:
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Mr. Very Popular wrote:O Toole has aged well, remember seeing him in New Ross just after he won his Worlds and he hasn't changed much since.
He has. He's a very nice fella too.
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Delighted Morten is there now, was at a talk he gave just after he started and he was setting out the goals, think this has come quicker than he hoped.
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ZappaMan wrote:
Mr. Very Popular wrote:O Toole has aged well, remember seeing him in New Ross just after he won his Worlds and he hasn't changed much since.
Shouldn't you be boozing?

You're a constant disappointment to me :(
I am, :thumbup:
Boozing that is.
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Niall O'Toole is very emotional about this success. Rightly so. I suppose he knows what it takes in order to win this.

They're talking about how they couldn't walk after getting out of the boat. I remember the same thing with Alan Campbell being in the same state at London 2012
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One more medal and we'll be ahead of the britishers on a per capita basis.
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Eh, what's happened to Annalise? I see she finished 18th in race 7.

In third spot currently overall.
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And it looks like she finished 12th in race 8. In third position still but she's gone from a couple of points in the lead to 14 points off 1st. Needs Rindom to screw up another race.
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Seamus Power seems to be doing well. It would be great to see one of our golfers medal at these Games.
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Came across this for anyone interested. Couple of days old after race 6 but explains the format and some basics of the race very well.

http://sportsnewsireland.com/other_spor ... -schedule/
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Camera work for 49'er race is something else. The speed of these boats is impressive (to someone like me who knows nothing about sailing :blush: ).
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CM11 wrote:Eh, what's happened to Annalise? I see she finished 18th in race 7.

In third spot currently overall.
A colleague of my wife knows Annalises parents quite well (DL yachters), and one of the big differences this time is that she has lost quite a bit of weight to improve her sailing in calmer waters. Unfortunately the winds have blown in Rio. I understand that she is still third, and that calmer sailing conditions are forecast for the rest of her competition.

Apparently the entire family were on her diets, so I hope it works out for her and her parents (who have basically subbed her full time sailing for the last four years).
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Ciara Mageean finished 2nd in her heat in the 1500m behind the world champion to reach the finals. Looked good. :thumbup:
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Conceding scores a minute or two after working so hard to score ourselves - all over really as we need 2 scores in the last 5 minutes. Frustrating. :(( ARG look set fair.
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Emily wrote:Conceding scores a minute or two after working so hard to score ourselves - all over really as we need 2 scores in the last 5 minutes. Frustrating. :(( ARG look set fair.
TBF, what an utterly shit sport.
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Argentina are our banana skin in rugby and hockey :((

Pity
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Jerry Kiernan :lol:
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Flametop wrote:
Emily wrote:Conceding scores a minute or two after working so hard to score ourselves - all over really as we need 2 scores in the last 5 minutes. Frustrating. :(( ARG look set fair.
TBF, what an utterly shit sport.

Great sport to play and a huge part of my life from 8- 18 .

Jackson inconsolable.

Thanks guys, thought I'd be a very old woman before I saw an Ireland hockey team compete at the Olympics. :thumbup:
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Emily wrote:
Flametop wrote:
Emily wrote:Conceding scores a minute or two after working so hard to score ourselves - all over really as we need 2 scores in the last 5 minutes. Frustrating. :(( ARG look set fair.
TBF, what an utterly shit sport.

Great sport to play and a huge part of my life from 8- 18 .

Jackson inconsolable.

Thanks guys, thought I'd be a very old woman before I saw an Ireland hockey team compete at the Olympics. :thumbup:
Great sport for fitness training. Plenty of top rugby players played hockey too during their competitive playing days.

Fergus Slattery was a superb hockey player. A few of the older St.Mary's heads used play with Three Rock Rovers as well during the rugby season.
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Daphne Schippers, Holland.
This girl could do 100m and 200m double.
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Miguel Indurain wrote:
Leinsterman wrote:Is that IRFU's David Keane on RTE discussing the sailing?
He was introduced as David McHugh by the compare

McHugh looks like a slim version of Paul Wallace.
Dave McHugh used to work for Leinster AFAIK
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Miguel Indurain wrote:
Mr. Very Popular wrote:O Toole has aged well, remember seeing him in New Ross just after he won his Worlds and he hasn't changed much since.
He has. He's a very nice fella too.
Yep

a pure daycent skin
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camroc1 wrote:
CM11 wrote:Eh, what's happened to Annalise? I see she finished 18th in race 7.

In third spot currently overall.
A colleague of my wife knows Annalises parents quite well (DL yachters), and one of the big differences this time is that she has lost quite a bit of weight to improve her sailing in calmer waters. Unfortunately the winds have blown in Rio. I understand that she is still third, and that calmer sailing conditions are forecast for the rest of her competition.

Apparently the entire family were on her diets, so I hope it works out for her and her parents (who have basically subbed her full time sailing for the last four years).
Interesting. Thanks for that. Hope you're right about the forecast.
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Seamus Power might trump McDowell in the fked up accent stakes
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Brendan Irvine lost the first round to some Soviet fella.
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And he lost. No shame there, did well enough against a quality operator.
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Diego wrote:And he lost. No shame there, did well enough against a quality operator.
Irish boxers gone to shite in the absence of Billy Walsh ......
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Your wan in the 3000 steeplechase looked in with a shot at qualifying for the final when another runner cowped in front of her taking her out. She appealed and is now in the final!

Will we get any boxing medals this time? When they fight as badly as the last lad you can't even blame corrupt judges.
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rfurlong wrote:
Diego wrote:And he lost. No shame there, did well enough against a quality operator.
Irish boxers gone to shite in the absence of Billy Walsh ......
Mohamed Ali wouldn't have helped Irvine win that fight. He was completely outclassed and took a bit of a beating.
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Stephen Donnelly due to fight in a few minutes time against the current world champion.
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MrJonno wrote:Will we get any boxing medals this time? When they fight as badly as the last lad you can't even blame corrupt judges.
Donnelly will medal if he gets past this lad in about 15 mins. The papers say he's good so most likely more disappointment on the way.

I wonder did Barnes not fight at 52kg because there are lots more fighters? You need to win 3 fights to medal whereas he got the bye and only would have needed one win to get a bronze. He could have beaten any of the lads I've watched so far at 52kg... they are mostly shite.
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Rumham wrote:
MrJonno wrote:Will we get any boxing medals this time? When they fight as badly as the last lad you can't even blame corrupt judges.
Donnelly will medal if he gets past this lad in about 15 mins. The papers say he's good so most likely more disappointment on the way.

I wonder did Barnes not fight at 52kg because there are lots more fighters? You need to win 3 fights to medal whereas he got the bye and only would have needed one win to get a bronze. He could have beaten any of the lads I've watched so far at 52kg... they are mostly shite.

Donnelly is fighting the guy expected to get gold and he looked a bit iffy in the his last fight. Its a big ask to hope he medals.
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Donnelly coming up now against a Moroccan.
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Not a bad first round for Donnelly

let see what the judges say
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He needs to win this second round
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Not a good round for him.
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Ah well. Looks tired or something. Either way he's not winning this.
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Another one bites the dust
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Ooh...drama!
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