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Title: World Cup
Post by: Rat Catcher on June 10, 2019, 06:57:32 PM
Fantastic darts from Ireland, captained by Steve Lennon, to finish runners up to Scotland - our best result to date. Both Steve and Willie (O'Connor) played out of their skins. Regular contributors will know that I've been a fan of Lennon since I first saw him throw on TV a few years back... the way he's progressing it won't be too long before we have an Irish world champion. In fact, I reckon once he beats van Gerwen once or twice on the big stage he'll be the next big hitter, bit like Anderson after beating Taylor in the Players Championship the first year he won the WC. Anywaysanall, it was O'Connor who put in the best performance of the tournament in beating Rob Cross (who did very little wrong) with a 115 average. In the same tie Lennon beat Michael Smith giving Ireland a memorable 2-0 victory over England to set up a semi-final clash with Hoilland in which they easily beat van Gerwen and Wattimena in the deciding doubles game. What a weekend!
Title: Re: World Cup
Post by: Shallowhal on June 10, 2019, 07:05:03 PM
Is that where ye were?
Title: Re: World Cup
Post by: john m on June 10, 2019, 07:44:13 PM
I thought this was going to be about the Girls soccer world cup if watching youngones trying to kick ball wasent bad enough the commentry in Irish just adds smell to the shite .
Title: Re: World Cup
Post by: Shallowhal on June 10, 2019, 08:04:37 PM
I thought this was going to be about the Girls soccer world cup if watching youngones trying to kick ball wasent bad enough the commentry in Irish just adds smell to the shite .

Watch the other girls playing on RTE2HD instead then.
Title: Re: World Cup
Post by: The Liffey Lip on June 11, 2019, 06:26:59 AM
Better than the tripe served up by Yorkshire Mick and co last night anyway. Hendrick had time to get another sleeve tattoo between passes.........how this motley crew is the top of any fucking group is beyond me.
Title: Re: World Cup
Post by: stonethecrows on June 11, 2019, 09:10:23 AM
Good auld Robbie Brady , had a €5 on 2-0 @ 17/2.  Ireland are not a goalscoring team, if it was Denmark or Switzerland they would have put 4 or 5 past the gibs
Title: Re: World Cup
Post by: Lizzzy on June 11, 2019, 09:49:51 AM
There are no easy games in international football anymore.
Title: Re: World Cup
Post by: stonethecrows on June 11, 2019, 09:55:58 AM
There are no easy games in international football anymore.
That certainly applies to the ROI
Title: Re: World Cup
Post by: Rat Catcher on July 02, 2019, 01:29:14 PM
There are no easy games in international football anymore.

That's bollocks. What about Gibraltar?
Title: Re: World Cup
Post by: stonethecrows on July 02, 2019, 01:33:19 PM
There are no easy games in international football anymore.

That's bollocks. What about Gibraltar?
Eh Rat, easy game for a good team , Ireland not so sure (1-0) and 2-0)
Title: Re: World Cup
Post by: The Liffey Lip on July 02, 2019, 02:12:44 PM
Shite team...idiotic fans and all comfortably numb....perfect Pats fans.
Title: Re: World Cup
Post by: stonethecrows on July 02, 2019, 02:14:44 PM
Shite team...idiotic fans and all comfortably numb....perfect Pats fans.
Ah Lip now that's a bit harsh on the Saint's , are we really as bad as Ireland ?
Title: Re: World Cup
Post by: The Liffey Lip on July 02, 2019, 02:18:31 PM
Nah....just acting the maggot....
Title: Re: World Cup
Post by: Rat Catcher on July 02, 2019, 02:41:45 PM
Ireland are doing OK aren't they? i.e. getting the required results?
Title: Re: World Cup
Post by: Lizzzy on July 02, 2019, 05:47:31 PM
There are no easy games in international football anymore.

That's bollocks. What about Gibraltar?

Twas a euphemism, they are shit and have only plucked the low hanging fruit in the group so far.
Title: Re: World Cup
Post by: Rat Catcher on July 03, 2019, 09:02:37 PM
England through to the semis for the first time since 1992... under the captainship of our own Eoin Morgan.
Title: Re: World Cup
Post by: Vikkiz on July 07, 2019, 10:10:21 AM
Imagine going on holidays with 22 women and only getting to a Semi.
And then coming fourth  rofl rofl
Title: Re: World Cup
Post by: john m on July 07, 2019, 03:53:19 PM
Looking forward to the final .The end of this shite fucking dreadfull skill less drivel .
Title: Re: World Cup
Post by: Rat Catcher on July 11, 2019, 04:14:39 PM
Ingerland Ingerland Ingerland.... 141-1 after 19, target 224. Live and exclusive on Sky Sports Cricket (HD).
Title: Re: World Cup
Post by: Shallowhal on July 11, 2019, 04:20:00 PM
Ingerland Ingerland Ingerland.... 141-1 after 19, target 224. Live and exclusive on Sky Sports Cricket (HD).

Ye headin out tonight to check out the FreeNow app?
Title: Re: World Cup
Post by: Rat Catcher on July 11, 2019, 04:55:49 PM
That's the plan. I'm going to the mainland next weekend for a funeral and I bought a holiday in Dubai & Abu Dhabi for next month to put myself under a bit of pressure.

197-2 now (after 28 overs), cruising to victory with Morgan at the crease.
Title: Re: World Cup
Post by: Rat Catcher on July 11, 2019, 05:10:46 PM
It's comin' 'ome
It's comin' 'ome
Cricket's comin' 'ome

Ingerland Ingerland Ingerland....
Title: Re: World Cup
Post by: Rat Catcher on July 11, 2019, 05:21:43 PM
Through to their first final since 1992... appropriately (or not?) with the winning stroke coming from our own Eoin Morgan's bat... he seems to get better with age, he actually broke the record for the most 6s in a one day game earlier in the tournament.
Title: Re: World Cup
Post by: silverbullet on July 11, 2019, 08:28:47 PM
Looking forward to the final .The end of this shite fucking dreadfull skill less drivel .
Ah c'mon Erm, your posts are'nt that bad! 8)
Title: Re: World Cup
Post by: silverbullet on July 11, 2019, 08:30:45 PM
That's the plan. I'm going to the mainland next weekend for a funeral and I bought a holiday in Dubai & Abu Dhabi for next month to put myself under a bit of pressure.

197-2 now (after 28 overs), cruising to victory with Morgan at the crease.
Free the Abu Dhabi Two...now!! 8)
Title: Re: World Cup
Post by: Shallowhal on July 12, 2019, 02:21:15 PM
That's the plan. I'm going to the mainland next weekend for a funeral and I bought a holiday in Dubai & Abu Dhabi for next month to put myself under a bit of pressure.

197-2 now (after 28 overs), cruising to victory with Morgan at the crease.
Free the Abu Dhabi Two...now!! 8)

The shed will still never be built.
Title: Re: World Cup
Post by: Rat Catcher on July 12, 2019, 03:18:43 PM
Not this year anyway... unless I get a sudden burst of energy in September.
Title: Re: World Cup
Post by: john m on July 14, 2019, 05:34:28 PM
Your country England is playing in a world cup final and the future king and queen go to watch johnny foreigner at the tennis .
Title: Re: World Cup
Post by: Shallowhal on July 14, 2019, 06:15:43 PM
Your country England is playing in a world cup final and the future king and queen go to watch johnny foreigner at the tennis .

Watching Paint Dry is on at the same time....so i'm out.
Title: Re: World Cup
Post by: john m on July 14, 2019, 07:06:04 PM
One of the best games of one day cricket ever .
Title: Re: World Cup
Post by: silverbullet on July 14, 2019, 09:43:55 PM
Simply awesome game of tennis.
Title: Re: World Cup
Post by: Rat Catcher on July 16, 2019, 01:24:38 AM
One of the best games of one day cricket ever .

Mad to decide a World Cup on most boundaries but it was a tremendously exciting game.

I hear on the wireless that the relevant governing bodies have agreed to avoid major sporting events such as the Wimbledon final and Silverstone from clashing going forward.
Title: Re: World Cup
Post by: Rat Catcher on July 17, 2019, 12:42:12 AM
Rumour has it that the cup could be coming to Fingal when it goes on parade.
Title: Re: World Cup
Post by: Shallowhal on July 17, 2019, 11:07:31 AM
Rumour has it that the cup could be coming to Fingal when it goes on parade.

In the beautiful seaside town village of......Rush?
Title: Re: World Cup
Post by: Rat Catcher on July 23, 2019, 12:38:47 AM
Probably, unlikely to be advertised too widely.
Title: Re: World Cup
Post by: john m on July 23, 2019, 10:09:20 AM
Ireland play England in a test match this week be a bit like clubbing baby seals with lump hammers .
Title: Re: World Cup
Post by: The Liffey Lip on July 23, 2019, 10:43:11 AM
An Irishman won the golf up there in Britain...you never know with them Fenians.
Title: Re: World Cup
Post by: john m on July 23, 2019, 10:51:58 AM
I doubt it will go 4 days If we win the toss put England in to bat they declare on about 400 then force the follow on .We lose the toss they put us in to bat get us all out on the first day build a big score thenselves declare at lunch on day three then go after us for a second time .We are not a test Cricket Nationdont have the debth for it .In ten ot fiveteen years whrn Irish born Asians are in their 20s we will become a force in the game .
Title: Re: World Cup
Post by: Shallowhal on July 23, 2019, 10:54:56 AM
Have dropped a few of those "Asians".....mainly from Asia up to Rathmines a few times.
Title: Re: World Cup
Post by: mercenary for hire on July 23, 2019, 11:10:28 AM
I do see them sitting in groups near the pitches beside the zoo on Sundays.Few taxi drivers amongst them.Always look like they're plotting an attack..probably lovely chaps.
Title: Re: World Cup
Post by: stonethecrows on July 23, 2019, 11:16:27 AM
I do see them sitting in groups near the pitches beside the zoo on Sundays.Few taxi drivers amongst them.Always look like they're plotting an attack..probably lovely chaps.
On the opposite team I hope
Title: Re: World Cup
Post by: john m on July 23, 2019, 11:17:48 AM
They play in Corkagh Park I played with them once or twice .Indians and Pakastanis dont playon same team .Indians will invite you to play some very good kids with the bat .Ireland will win a Cricket world cup long before thwy win a soccer one or a Rugby one .
Title: Re: World Cup
Post by: stonethecrows on July 23, 2019, 11:25:34 AM
Never understood the rules of Cricket (probably don't want to) , so I find it most boring.

But yea with the influx of Asian's and Indian's , you never know, might change me tune before I meet me maker.
Title: Re: World Cup
Post by: The Liffey Lip on July 23, 2019, 11:26:03 AM
We don't tend to celebrate our sporting heroes...........we've all but forgotten about Poor McGregor.
Title: Re: World Cup
Post by: The Liffey Lip on July 23, 2019, 11:31:15 AM
They play in Corkagh Park I played with them once or twice .Indians and Pakastanis dont playon same team .Indians will invite you to play some very good kids with the bat .Ireland will win a Cricket world cup long before thwy win a soccer one or a Rugby one .

Merrion is where the bigwigs gather to rub their Linseed.
Title: Re: World Cup
Post by: Rat Catcher on July 24, 2019, 12:06:02 PM
I doubt it will go 4 days

You could be right... in an ermish kinda way... England 42-4 (YES 42-4) - that's right, I said 42-4 - after 12 overs, 1st innings, 1st test in series of one.
Title: Re: World Cup
Post by: Rat Catcher on July 24, 2019, 12:09:21 PM
Make that 42-5 after 12.4.... You'll never bate the Oirish... Ole Ole Ole... low lie the fields of Athenry... what a pleasant afternoon for the MCC members! Some of them haven't yet recovered from pop anthems blaring over the loudspeakers for the World Cup final, bless 'em.
Title: Re: World Cup
Post by: Rat Catcher on July 24, 2019, 12:12:03 PM
Am I still in bed dreaming or what? 42-6 after 13!
Title: Re: World Cup
Post by: Rat Catcher on July 24, 2019, 12:20:39 PM
43-7 after 14.... this could be a record in test cricket, I really can't remember such an early collapse.
Title: Re: World Cup
Post by: The Liffey Lip on July 24, 2019, 12:37:22 PM
We've come back from worse...as per Eurovision early exits.
Title: Re: World Cup
Post by: Rat Catcher on July 24, 2019, 01:12:03 PM
England bowled out for 85... before lunch! 5 wickets from 9 overs from Tim Murtagh, fantastic stuff.
Title: Re: World Cup
Post by: The Liffey Lip on July 24, 2019, 01:15:34 PM
When's Kew Gardens making an appearance?
Title: Re: World Cup
Post by: john m on July 24, 2019, 04:58:37 PM
Mini collapse now depending on Kevin O Brien
Title: Re: World Cup
Post by: john m on July 24, 2019, 09:52:53 PM
207 all out .
Title: Re: World Cup
Post by: Rat Catcher on July 25, 2019, 12:52:20 AM
Makes it competitive anyway. England will be thinking in terms of 300+ tomorrow, I guess. Doesn't seem to be much chance of a draw, weather forecast is good and it's hard to imagine either side batting for more than a day. The Ireland performance was a record... the lowest first innings total ever posted by England at home according to the wireless.
Title: Re: World Cup
Post by: john m on July 25, 2019, 12:54:58 AM
Makes it competitive anyway. England will be thinking in terms of 300 tomorrow, I guess.

probably need nearer 400 only a 4 day test so draw the most likely result .
Title: Re: World Cup
Post by: Rat Catcher on July 25, 2019, 12:59:35 AM
I think it's 4 longer than normal days, broadly 5 days overs scheduled into 4 days play or something like that. I can't remember watching a 4 day test before though so I've no idea why that's the way it is but, then, a one match series is a departure from the norm anyway.
Title: Re: World Cup
Post by: Belker on July 25, 2019, 03:31:24 PM
Not knowing anything at all about Cricket, but why are England still 1/10 to win ?
Please excuse my ignorance.
Title: Re: World Cup
Post by: john m on July 25, 2019, 04:00:35 PM
Not knowing anything at all about Cricket, but why are England still 1/10 to win ?
Please excuse my ignorance.

silly odds the draw is the value .
Title: Re: World Cup
Post by: Belker on July 25, 2019, 04:03:05 PM
That didn't help ?
Title: Re: World Cup
Post by: john m on July 25, 2019, 04:04:00 PM
Not knowing anything at all about Cricket, but why are England still 1/10 to win ?
Please excuse my ignorance.

England are batting well if they can get a 350+ lead by lunch tomorrow they will set Ireland a target that they really cannot reach so if England can Bowl Ireland out in a day and a half they win .BUT if they cannot get such a big lead they will set the field to reduce 6s or 4s so the Draw then becomes a decent bet .1/10 is not a betting proposition .
Title: Re: World Cup
Post by: Belker on July 25, 2019, 04:08:06 PM
Ooo... Keeeeee.... Any news on the Sliced Pan ?
Title: Re: World Cup
Post by: john m on July 25, 2019, 04:09:45 PM
Have a score @20/1 the draw on betfair you will get a chance to lay off or hold .GET ON .
Title: Re: World Cup
Post by: Belker on July 25, 2019, 04:20:32 PM
I'll lay you a Score on the Draw @ 22.5/1 John M ??
Limited Time offer.
Title: Re: World Cup
Post by: john m on July 25, 2019, 04:54:26 PM
There you go Rodent ...http://www.myweather2.com/Cricket/United-Kingdom/Lords.aspx (http://www.myweather2.com/Cricket/United-Kingdom/Lords.aspx)
Title: Re: World Cup
Post by: Belker on July 25, 2019, 05:26:16 PM
I'll lay you a Score on the Draw @ 22.5/1 John M ??
Limited Time offer.
So No Bet, if'n ye want to be putting up bets and tips on here, then be sure you can stick with them.
The 'Wimp out' thing doesent work fer me !
Title: Re: World Cup
Post by: Rat Catcher on July 25, 2019, 05:31:30 PM
You shoulda laid that 1/10, Ken. They were never a 1/10 chance. Probably closer to Evens now. Draw probably c.100/1. The night watchman made the highest contribution so far, remarkably scoring more runs than the entire team in it's first innings.
Title: Re: World Cup
Post by: Rat Catcher on July 25, 2019, 05:33:38 PM
Current odds:
England 5/6 Draw 200/1 Ireland 33/25
https://www.oddschecker.com/cricket/ireland-v-england/england-v-ireland-1st-test/winner (https://www.oddschecker.com/cricket/ireland-v-england/england-v-ireland-1st-test/winner)
Title: Re: World Cup
Post by: Rat Catcher on July 25, 2019, 06:17:59 PM
303-9 at what we can assume is the close of play - actually came off for light and the threat of rain but 18:30 is the deadline for any resumption of play. I'd suggest England will be happy enough to have broken through 300, probably marginal favourites going into day 3.
Title: Re: World Cup
Post by: john m on July 25, 2019, 06:24:11 PM
303-9 at what we can assume is the close of play - actually came off for light and the threat of rain but 18:30 is the deadline for any resumption of play. I'd suggest England will be happy enough to have broken through 300, probably marginal favourites going into day 3.

They will look for weather and light to drag it out .weather for tomorrow is for rain .
Title: Re: World Cup
Post by: Rat Catcher on July 25, 2019, 06:29:06 PM
Ireland or England? England ought to fancy bowling Ireland out in 2/3 of a day, Ireland ought to think they can win within a day so either way I'd suggest more than a full day would have to be lost for a draw. However, I wouldn't be backing either team to win at the odds, the game is (maybe a little optimistically) very much in the balance so a draw could still be the best option for a throwaway fiver... at 200/1 it'd be the pick for an interest bet I guess.
Title: Re: World Cup
Post by: john m on July 25, 2019, 07:14:43 PM
Ireland or England? England ought to fancy bowling Ireland out in 2/3 of a day, Ireland ought to think they can win within a day so either way I'd suggest more than a full day would have to be lost for a draw. However, I wouldn't be backing either team to win at the odds, the game is (maybe a little optimistically) very much in the balance so a draw could still be the best option for a throwaway fiver... at 200/1 it'd be the pick for an interest bet I guess.


200/1 your betting on the weather .If there is a torential downpour the outfield might become unplayable that will take half a day to sponge .
Title: Re: World Cup
Post by: Rat Catcher on July 26, 2019, 12:35:37 PM
England bowled out with the first ball this morning.... Ireland now 6 without loss chasing 182. Game on!
Title: Re: World Cup
Post by: The Liffey Lip on July 26, 2019, 12:40:57 PM
Getting better for Mick and Assumpta....or Philip and Portia in the case of the average cricketer in Eire,,,,,however, hard to beat J.P.'s coup getting the Ride Her Cup to Adare in 7 yrs time?
Title: Re: World Cup
Post by: Rat Catcher on July 26, 2019, 12:48:05 PM
Porterfield gone for 2... 11-1, might not need the prosecco after all!
Title: Re: World Cup
Post by: Belker on July 26, 2019, 12:50:36 PM
Porterfield gone for 2... 11-1, might not need the prosecco after all!
1/2, 2/1, 100/1 on the exchange.
Title: Re: World Cup
Post by: john m on July 26, 2019, 12:54:14 PM
dont think ireland will get the runs Hope it rains today and tomorrow the draw comes into play .
Title: Re: World Cup
Post by: Belker on July 26, 2019, 01:17:40 PM
The Draw is showing as Lay 95.00 on the exchange, so I had a Fiver at 201.00 with 888 sport.
Let me know how I'm getting on ?
Title: Re: World Cup
Post by: Belker on July 26, 2019, 01:23:04 PM
Not good by the looks of the exchange, England now 1/14, Ireland 14/1, 160/1 the Draw.
WTF happened in the last 30 minutes ?
Title: Re: World Cup
Post by: Belker on July 26, 2019, 01:32:21 PM
Jaysus ! 1.01, 130.0, 430.0, within 40 minutes, did the 'Black 'n Tans' turn up ?
Title: Re: World Cup
Post by: Rat Catcher on July 26, 2019, 01:59:41 PM
Bowled for 38... aah well... another two records set lowest ever test score at Lords and quickest ever test innings at Lords.

Do they still get lunch?
Title: Re: World Cup
Post by: john m on July 26, 2019, 02:28:47 PM
The bet was the Rain .Start delayed by rain game stopped for rain and stillthey fucked up ..They shouldnt of tried to score any runs just defend their stumps .As I said earlier like watching baby seals being clubbed todeath with lump hammers .
Title: Re: World Cup
Post by: Rat Catcher on July 27, 2019, 10:45:43 AM
They were hardly trying to knock it out of the park. That was them being defensive as they knew conditions would be more conducive to scoring runs after lunch, similar to day 1... there was just too much in it for the seamers and they were up against two world class seamers. It's only their third test so they don't have huge experience with the red ball, which is far more unpredictable than the white ball.
Title: Re: World Cup
Post by: The Liffey Lip on July 27, 2019, 01:31:52 PM
Root was very diplomatic in his assessment of Ireland's batting abilities.
Title: Re: World Cup
Post by: john m on July 27, 2019, 03:03:04 PM
Dosent help when you only have one bat between the whole team.It was a spectacular collapse but so to was the English first innings .