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blueandy1mac
Post subject: Re: Ireland ODI Malahide (Sept 3)
PostPosted: 13:01 on 29th Aug 2013

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Location: Preston UK
Belfast Girv Wrote:
Malahide hasnt many hotels ,The Grand seems the only large one ,cant wait until get tucked into the Guinness !!


Surely as your nom de plume infers, you are proximate to a substantial outflow of the dark stuff already?
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Belfast Girv
Post subject: Re: Ireland ODI Malahide (Sept 3)
PostPosted: 14:05 on 30th Aug 2013

Joined: 14:28 on 25th Jun 2013
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blueandy1mac Wrote:
Belfast Girv Wrote:
Malahide hasnt many hotels ,The Grand seems the only large one ,cant wait until get tucked into the Guinness !!


Surely as your nom de plume infers, you are proximate to a substantial outflow of the dark stuff already?


Its much nicer but more expensive closer to St James Gate (brewery) ;)
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peado
Post subject: Re: Ireland ODI Malahide (Sept 3)
PostPosted: 07:58 on 2nd Sep 2013

Joined: 09:29 on 23rd Apr 2008
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www.espncricinfo.com/magazine/content/story/667597.html

Fair comment ?
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addtamx
Post subject: Re: Ireland ODI Malahide (Sept 3)
PostPosted: 10:35 on 2nd Sep 2013

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Location: Australia
peado Wrote:
http://www.espncricinfo.com/magazine/content/story/667597.html

Fair comment ?



Terrible piece and I'm very surprised cricinfo published it. Ger Siggins may have some valid points and bones of contention hidden in there, but it all got lost in his bitter vitriolic ECB bashing.
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Cuthbert Rizla
Post subject: Re: Ireland ODI Malahide (Sept 3)
PostPosted: 10:39 on 2nd Sep 2013

Joined: 20:14 on 21st Mar 2012
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peado Wrote:
http://www.espncricinfo.com/magazine/content/story/667597.html

Fair comment ?


Not at all.
This is just another example of the Irish malaise, namely a overwhelming inferiority complex coupled with an obsession with the past and a tenuous grasp on reality.
Do the Irish seriously think this match should be treated with the same importance as the one later this week against Australia ?
The plain fact is these matches are a way of getting much-needed funds into the coffers of Cricket Ireland because the sport receives virtually no help or recognition from its own government for political reasons.
You still wouldn't see a senior Government minister photographed with a cricket bat in his hand despite all the success of the Irish team - although the President will be paraded for the cameras because he doesn't need votes.
Outside of a few well-heeled clubs in Dublin playing conditions in the Republic are chronic and the sport is barely kept alive by waiters and cooks from local Indian restaurants.
Eoin Morgan is viewed as a pariah by many Irish people because he had the temerity to want to play cricket at the highest level and accepted the Queen's shilling.
Let's not also forget that Irish all-rounder John Mooney was forced to apologise for tweeting that he hoped Margaret Thatcher died a slow and painful death - remember Cricket Ireland represents ALL of the island of Ireland, including the thousands of Protestants who play it in the North.
And this fixture comes in the middle of a crowded schedule for England and the team selection reflects the fact its a headache they could do without.
Frankly if the Irish are that ungrateful perhaps they should simply go back to playing their usual opposition such as The Netherlands and Afghanistan.
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Cuthbert Rizla
Post subject: Re: Ireland ODI Malahide (Sept 3)
PostPosted: 11:25 on 2nd Sep 2013

Joined: 20:14 on 21st Mar 2012
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www.independent.co.uk/sport/cricket/joe ... 92442.html

And here's another scribbler slating Eoin Morgan for " accepting " the captaincy of the England side visiting Malahide.

The irony is obviously lost on the cretinous Irish hack that he's working for ...the Daily Mail.
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Belfast Girv
Post subject: Re: Ireland ODI Malahide (Sept 3)
PostPosted: 13:25 on 6th Sep 2013

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Great time in Malahide,the sun shone ,the beer flowed and the runs flowed as quickly ,cant wait for Ireland to hopefully entertain Sri Lanka or India next summer.
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Big Harvey
Post subject: Re: Ireland ODI Malahide (Sept 3)
PostPosted: 14:36 on 6th Sep 2013

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Belfast Girv Wrote:
Great time in Malahide,the sun shone ,the beer flowed and the runs flowed as quickly ,cant wait for Ireland to hopefully entertain Sri Lanka or India next summer.


I agree. Superb venue and location. Aside from a very few minor teething troubles everything was remarkably well organised considering Cricket Ireland have never done anything on this scale before.

I would have liked to have stayed longer, but getting to witness Ollie Rayner taking 8 Surrey wickets in a session the following day vindicated my decision to fly home first thing in the morning. :)
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blueandy1mac
Post subject: Re: Ireland ODI Malahide (Sept 3)
PostPosted: 13:47 on 7th Sep 2013

Joined: 12:30 on 14th Jul 2008
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Location: Preston UK
Big Harvey Wrote:
Belfast Girv Wrote:
Great time in Malahide,the sun shone ,the beer flowed and the runs flowed as quickly ,cant wait for Ireland to hopefully entertain Sri Lanka or India next summer.


I agree. Superb venue and location. Aside from a very few minor teething troubles everything was remarkably well organised considering Cricket Ireland have never done anything on this scale before.

I would have liked to have stayed longer, but getting to witness Ollie Rayner taking 8 Surrey wickets in a session the following day vindicated my decision to fly home first thing in the morning. :)


Concur totally (bar the Surrey bit). Wonderful day with splendid hosts. What a pity they did'nt boo and jeer like the poorer press wanted them to. Instead they were the perfect host's, as per their reputation.
England can look back on good performances from Morgan, Bopara and particularly Tredwell, but very little else. The Irish can just take pride all round and know with a bit of luck they would have run out worthy winners.
Not long before full test status I hope.
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Belfast Girv
Post subject: Re: Ireland ODI Malahide (Sept 3)
PostPosted: 12:41 on 10th Sep 2013

Joined: 14:28 on 25th Jun 2013
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blueandy1mac Wrote:
Big Harvey Wrote:
Belfast Girv Wrote:
Great time in Malahide,the sun shone ,the beer flowed and the runs flowed as quickly ,cant wait for Ireland to hopefully entertain Sri Lanka or India next summer.


I agree. Superb venue and location. Aside from a very few minor teething troubles everything was remarkably well organised considering Cricket Ireland have never done anything on this scale before.

I would have liked to have stayed longer, but getting to witness Ollie Rayner taking 8 Surrey wickets in a session the following day vindicated my decision to fly home first thing in the morning. :)


Concur totally (bar the Surrey bit). Wonderful day with splendid hosts. What a pity they did'nt boo and jeer like the poorer press wanted them to. Instead they were the perfect host's, as per their reputation.
England can look back on good performances from Morgan, Bopara and particularly Tredwell, but very little else. The Irish can just take pride all round and know with a bit of luck they would have run out worthy winners.
Not long before full test status I hope.

I live only three miles from Stormont the venue for internationals North of the border ,but personally i hope the ICU make Malahide their permanent home for top games.
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