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Isn't sport an amazing elixir in our daily lives:
● Irish women win World Series Sevens Rugby in Perth beating home team in Final;
● Men's Sevens get Bronze in Perth beating Fiji in 3rd place Final
● Frenchman (Pavon) gets first French win in US PGA since 1907;
● West Indies beat Australia in Test Match cricket in Australia. 1st time since 1997;
● England beat India in India in Test Match despite being 190 behind on First Innings
● Italian (Skinner) wins Men's Singles in Australian Open tennis, from 2 sets down
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With AFCON on, I'm enjoying sticking a game on and having a wiki-wander through the competing country's pages. Cape Verde sounds like a lovely place, Mauritania does not.
I have Bumbleflex
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Dave Cahill wrote: January 29th, 2024, 6:12 pm With AFCON on, I'm enjoying sticking a game on and having a wiki-wander through the competing country's pages. Cape Verde sounds like a lovely place, Mauritania does not.
I always thought that Mauritania sounds like a place where Flash Gordon would fight Ming the Merciless.
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Well done Daniel Wiffen. Nailed the Gold in the World Swimming 800m final with an assured performance. Great to see such a complete display by a man who carried the Irish handicap of favourite.
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Ruckedtobits wrote: February 14th, 2024, 6:12 pm Well done Daniel Wiffen. Nailed the Gold in the World Swimming 800m final with an assured performance. Great to see such a complete display by a man who carried the Irish handicap of favourite.
+1 and a second one too in the 1500m.
"POC will not be going to Toulon" - All Blacks nil » May 27th, 2015, 12:18 am
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Congrats to the Ireland cricketers on their test win against Afghanistan.
Harry Tector, Charlie's cousin was a member of the team
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall who's the greatest player of them all? It is Drico your majesty.
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So farewell Leo, you may never have been loved as Taoiseach, but you were generally trusted. Above all, you've stepped away before the people got tired of you and when you believed you no longer had the enthusiasm to do the job to the best of your ability.

As in national rugby, no Captain should overstay his term in office. Being there when you're needed, and have the energy and commitment to do the job, is the appropriate tenure.

Welcome back to the body of Leinster fans. You'll have to become as familiar with our new players as those you recognised before you took high office. But you'll enjoy it just as much.

Well done, you gave the people good service and you were the right man for the job, given the challenges you faced.
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Ruckedtobits wrote: March 20th, 2024, 1:55 pm So farewell Leo, you may never have been loved as Taoiseach, but you were generally trusted. Above all, you've stepped away before the people got tired of you and when you believed you no longer had the enthusiasm to do the job to the best of your ability.

As in national rugby, no Captain should overstay his term in office. Being there when you're needed, and have the energy and commitment to do the job, is the appropriate tenure.

Welcome back to the body of Leinster fans. You'll have to become as familiar with our new players as those you recognised before you took high office. But you'll enjoy it just as much.

Well done, you gave the people good service and you were the right man for the job, given the challenges you faced.
Well said.
"POC will not be going to Toulon" - All Blacks nil » May 27th, 2015, 12:18 am
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offshorerules wrote: March 21st, 2024, 7:18 am
Ruckedtobits wrote: March 20th, 2024, 1:55 pm So farewell Leo, you may never have been loved as Taoiseach, but you were generally trusted. Above all, you've stepped away before the people got tired of you and when you believed you no longer had the enthusiasm to do the job to the best of your ability.

As in national rugby, no Captain should overstay his term in office. Being there when you're needed, and have the energy and commitment to do the job, is the appropriate tenure.

Welcome back to the body of Leinster fans. You'll have to become as familiar with our new players as those you recognised before you took high office. But you'll enjoy it just as much.

Well done, you gave the people good service and you were the right man for the job, given the challenges you faced.
Well said.
He did a decent job and deserves praise for that. My view is that he moved FG to far to left of centre without gaining the votes that he hoped that might attract. We are lucky in the quality of individuals we currently have in Govt with Martin, McGrath, Donohue, McEntee all decent ministers. When you look at the opposition benches it's hard to pick out one individual who is comparable to their government opponents.

I had hopes that Holly Cairns might provide a decent left wing opposition but she and the SD's have been a disaster. She is chasing the same populist vote that the Shinners have garnered and may pull a few % away from them but is certainly not someone that I'd want in a position of any power.
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What's it like having a quality politician? can't remember the last one we had in the UK, Scotland doesn't have any with any credibility, we get an election later this year and what a shower we have to choose from.
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Think history will be kinder to him than for many Taoisigh. He did an excellent job on Brexit, handled the pandemic as well as could be expected, his medical knowledge and understanding was a plus, ushered in significant social change in the abortion and same sex marriage referenda. He also had the spine & courage to stand up and support Maurice McCabe publicly when other politicians were afraid to. Calling what McCabe did as a whistleblower a service to the state was a watershed moment.

The timing of a departure is key, doing it on his own terms is typical of the man. Wonder is it a quid pro quo with his partner, who I believe is very highly rated as a cardiologist, that he'll spend the next few years in the States while his partner works there.

When you look at the rabble we’re likely to get post the next election I suspect Leo will be looked back on very fondly.
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