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by Dave Cahill
May 20th, 2024, 5:16 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Ulster Away, Saturday, May 18th 2024 at 7.35pm on TG4
Replies: 486
Views: 21924

Re: Ulster Away, Saturday, May 18th 2024 at 7.35pm on TG4

He's six foot - thats plenty tall. He's not massively bulky, but he has a classically powerful frame - narrow hips and wide shoulders, the inverted triangle
by Dave Cahill
May 20th, 2024, 4:47 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Ulster Away, Saturday, May 18th 2024 at 7.35pm on TG4
Replies: 486
Views: 21924

Re: Ulster Away, Saturday, May 18th 2024 at 7.35pm on TG4

On the other side of the field, we have Tommy O'Brien, whose injury record is gruesome. He went into the Academy before the 2017-18 season and has appeared in just 33 games for Leinster since ... that's seven seasons. So having a guy like Russell who is fast, who scores tries, and who we can actual...
by Dave Cahill
May 20th, 2024, 4:43 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Rumour Mill
Replies: 12914
Views: 1202189

Re: Rumour Mill

Balls.ie with an “article” on this now which is essentially just quoting the same people on Twitter. Anyone who’s suggesting that HB or Frawley are going to be the reason why Sam isn’t getting game time next season really aren’t looking at the situation rationally. I accessed Balls for the first ti...
by Dave Cahill
May 20th, 2024, 4:39 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Rumour Mill
Replies: 12914
Views: 1202189

Re: Rumour Mill

RoboProp wrote: May 20th, 2024, 4:21 pm
riocard911 wrote: May 20th, 2024, 4:08 pm
Dave Cahill wrote: May 20th, 2024, 2:10 pm
Is it rational to be looking for Rugby news on Balls.ie?
You tell them, Steve-Dave!!!🤣🤣🤣
Fixed it, IYKYK
f%~k you fanboy!
by Dave Cahill
May 20th, 2024, 4:06 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster's Communications Problem
Replies: 171
Views: 25139

Re: Leinster's Communications Problem

Even when the tournament was at its popular and commercial peak, with rival bids for broadcasting rights, rival bids for title sponsorship, a whole suite of level two sponsors, the prizemoney was never great, around half a mill english for the winners.
by Dave Cahill
May 20th, 2024, 2:28 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster's Communications Problem
Replies: 171
Views: 25139

Re: Leinster's Communications Problem

You can't go a day without an Irish cr@p journalist or media platform posting a provocative post on social clearly designed to provoke and it ALWAYS works. The battle for engagement to drive clicks and revenue is promoting this narrative and certain journalists can't wait to pile on. I don't think ...
by Dave Cahill
May 20th, 2024, 2:27 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster's Communications Problem
Replies: 171
Views: 25139

Re: Leinster's Communications Problem

The European cup is massive from a club point of view , No it isn't. Its massive from an Irish province's point of view and for one or two french clubs. Otherwise, its like the Anglo Welsh Cup. Turn up, collect the cheque, send out the kids. Leinster clearly prioritize the European cup and I'd sugg...
by Dave Cahill
May 20th, 2024, 2:15 pm
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: we need to talk about Croke Park!
Replies: 29
Views: 1643

Re: we need to talk about Croke Park!

I used to go to college in Dun Laoighaire in the late 80s/early 90s - never saw a worse place on this planet for dog-soiled streets and I've been in Paris and East Berlin.

Nowadays the streets there are a palace in comparison
by Dave Cahill
May 20th, 2024, 2:10 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Rumour Mill
Replies: 12914
Views: 1202189

Re: Rumour Mill

Balls.ie with an “article” on this now which is essentially just quoting the same people on Twitter. Anyone who’s suggesting that HB or Frawley are going to be the reason why Sam isn’t getting game time next season really aren’t looking at the situation rationally. Is it rational to be looking for ...
by Dave Cahill
May 20th, 2024, 2:06 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster's Communications Problem
Replies: 171
Views: 25139

Re: Leinster's Communications Problem

Flash Gordon wrote: May 20th, 2024, 11:31 am
The European cup is massive from a club point of view ,
No it isn't.

Its massive from an Irish province's point of view and for one or two french clubs. Otherwise, its like the Anglo Welsh Cup. Turn up, collect the cheque, send out the kids.
by Dave Cahill
May 20th, 2024, 2:03 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster's Communications Problem
Replies: 171
Views: 25139

Re: Leinster's Communications Problem

Completely agree with this. At the moment you have a completely unchallenged narrative that Leinster have a massive an unfair advantage because of budget inequality whereas in reality the budget inequality is in France. This is being further enhanced by bitter sniping from inside Ireland from quart...
by Dave Cahill
May 20th, 2024, 1:51 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster's Communications Problem
Replies: 171
Views: 25139

Re: Leinster's Communications Problem

When have we even tried to counter them? Seriously when? We should be writing letters to The Times, appearing on BBC podcasts, pushing back all the time. That’s a start. On the Champions Cup, every clubs attitude to it varies depending on their competitive position in it. Stands to reason. Toulouse...
by Dave Cahill
May 18th, 2024, 9:33 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Ulster Away, Saturday, May 18th 2024 at 7.35pm on TG4
Replies: 486
Views: 21924

Re: Ulster Away, Saturday, May 18th 2024 at 7.35pm on TG4

If nothing else, Ryan, Keenan and Jimmy O'Brien came through unscathed
by Dave Cahill
May 18th, 2024, 9:09 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Ulster Away, Saturday, May 18th 2024 at 7.35pm on TG4
Replies: 486
Views: 21924

Re: Ulster Away, Saturday, May 18th 2024 at 7.35pm on TG4

He's brave for a little fella is Mikey Lowry
by Dave Cahill
May 18th, 2024, 8:56 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Ulster Away, Saturday, May 18th 2024 at 7.35pm on TG4
Replies: 486
Views: 21924

Re: Ulster Away, Saturday, May 18th 2024 at 7.35pm on TG4

SaoPaulo41 wrote: May 18th, 2024, 8:54 pm
MylesNaGapoleen wrote: May 18th, 2024, 8:53 pm keenan is a class above, isn't he? a joy to watch his craft.
I'm biased obviously but best fb in world
He's different gravy alright
by Dave Cahill
May 18th, 2024, 7:30 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster's Communications Problem
Replies: 171
Views: 25139

Re: Leinster's Communications Problem

What? Seriously- what are you on about? Whether or not the Irish media like the GB narratives- it has nothing at all to do with countering them! You are a very knowledgeable and often perceptive poster, the most influential since Donnybrook stopped posting, so you already know this. If we were to b...
by Dave Cahill
May 18th, 2024, 6:01 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster's Communications Problem
Replies: 171
Views: 25139

Re: Leinster's Communications Problem

Couldn’t disagree more. These conversations feed off (and into) the rugby media. The same points are made by journalists and podcasters almost every week. Doing nothing achieves absolutely nothing. It just means that these narratives continue unfettered and quite possibly feed into structural and c...
by Dave Cahill
May 18th, 2024, 4:11 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster's Communications Problem
Replies: 171
Views: 25139

Re: Leinster's Communications Problem

Couldn’t disagree more. These conversations feed off (and into) the rugby media. The same points are made by journalists and podcasters almost every week. Doing nothing achieves absolutely nothing. It just means that these narratives continue unfettered and quite possibly feed into structural and c...