All Ireland champions hon limerick
Greatest game of hurling ever fair play to Galway came back at end nail biting stuff
Greatest game of hurling ever fair play to Galway came back at end nail biting stuff
Their first title since 1973!
Was a great game in the end the last added on 8 minutes I couldnt sit down. So exciting.
I was in Croker when Galway beat Limerick in 1980 and 1981. The 1980 match was the day Galway broke a drought going back to 1923.
I recall the intensity of the duals ( Eamon Creegan, Sylvie Linnane, PJ Molloy, The Connollys, Connar Hayes, Iggy Clarke )
I watched last nights game.
I’m happy for Limerick, they deserved it, and its good for the game.
Poor game overall - lots of mistakes and as many wides as scores. Limerick were miles better on the day though and deserved to win by a much bigger margin. Many questionable refereeing decisions near the end. On a musical note, the references to the Cranberries and Dolores seemed a bit off colour.
Was a great game it was limericks day on the day they deserved it played brilliant even do they hit about 20 wides still a young team many more titles to come
What has this thread remotely got to do with Trad music?
@Yhaal House, well Dublin was full of ‘Limerick Lasses’ yesterday who were up to watch the match!
Marty’s Dolores O’Riordan comments had me cringing too…
Limerick were very, very lucky that they just about held on in the last 8 minutes - I was starting to think the cup was going back to Galway again.
All sport is a shallow time waste for non creatives and those that just can’t think of anything more worthwhile to do or think about.
Now let’s get this thread deleted and get back to discussing Trad Irish Music!
Great music from limericks own Christy Dunne king of the banjo , accompanied bye Frankie Gavin ,hurlings the greatest game in the world. Nothing compares to it you’d have to be 100% Irish to understand that.
Being any amount ‘Irish’ (or any other so-called nationality!) is irrelevant to understanding or appreciating anything.
You don’t like sport yhaal. I figure your more into the music. like myself
Trad music is my life listening to it non stop the last 30 year go to all the fleah,s sessions the lot play the fiddle. learning banjo at the moment
I know sport has nothing to do with music but when your county win an all Ireland you have to be happy
I don’t have ‘a country’.
Sentimental attachment to a particular geographical location is stupid!
Remember what Samuel Johnson said: Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel.
And as the great Dr Martin Luther King said. we can live together as brothers or perish together as fools. every 1 has there own opinion. And as for the music we’re all connected through trad I played with every race and enjoying it great craic at the sessions.
Take no notice Banjo, some people just don’t get the connections between music, people, landscape, sport etc. And well done to the Limerick Lads, now if only Waterford or Wexford could get a chance at it next year!
I object to the notion that to play Trad Irish music one has to mawkishly relish anything that is remotely ‘Irish’, particularly the sport cobblers!! What relevance to music is there?!
> I object to the notion that to play Trad Irish music one has to mawkishly relish anything that is remotely ‘Irish’
Kilcash Waterford are a great side I remember there were on fire b4 no 1 could beat um they’ll win it again someday hopefully in 45 years give us a chance of a few. Roll on next year
Yhaal House, I always enjoy your posts because of your knowledge, passion, and love of music, but hold your fire!
Music, dance, sport, song are all core human behaviors, all intertwined. Few can excel in all of them. Let each person shine their own light. Music lives in weddings, parades, parties, pubs, sporting events. In the US every football game starts with the national anthem and a marching band plays at halftime - athletes and musicians take the same field. I’ve even seen a high school football player go out and play sax with the marching band in football uniform at halftime.
Irish potatoes (little coconut balls covered in cinnamon) are “remotely Irish”. Hurling is essentially Irish, the national sport, played for 4000 years, requiring toughness, skill, artistry and creativity to win. So let’s give the Limerick man one post to celebrate a 45-year sports drought. Welcome him into the pub to celebrate and maybe dance to your tunes for a while!
Rubbish! Sport is a frolic, a pointless pastime, skillful sometimes, yes, but in the end it means nothing: All childlike ball kicking and running and jumping. Just a passing display of butchness. Sport celebrities on the whole are famous for being uneducated, facile, one dimensional. Because it’s all about physicality not the deeper emotional effect of creating art.
This forum is suppose to be about music. Mention of sport is completely off topic (even Irish sport).
"Sport is killing things. Everything else is Games." Music is real life, so let’s get back to it!
By the way, what’s wrong with road bowling?
Yhaal house, you are wrong, no point in explaining why, because you’re wall of opinion is already formed, and you forgot to add the windows and doors.
Well I couldn’t agree more with Yhaal house, both about sport and nationalism.
Yhaal House, you’re just sore because you were refused a trial for New Malden Athletic (Senior Division) :)
From the house rules:- "If you want to talk about sports, or politics, or anything else that doesn’t relate to Irish music or this site, the discussions section here is not the place for it (there are plenty of other sites out there for that kind of thing)."
From Jeremy’s rules, posted in the Help Section:
"Please stay on topic.
I understand that it’s tempting to chat about sports or politics, but there are plenty of other places on the web for that."
But I, for one, don’t see anything wrong with a musician celebrating the end of a 45 year drought with other members of the forum who might also be interested. One of the great things about this site is that it connects people with similar interests in Irish traditional music. And folks from a localized part of Ireland connect over their love (or disdain) of a particular sports team, while already knowing that they have a connection over music is maybe a good thing.
It’s OK if you don’t like sports, but you should realize that a lot of people DO care about them. Caring about a sports team is just another part of society that brings people together to share camaraderie, much like our love of traditional music. And you need to remember, it’s WAY more common than our little obsession with the music…
"And you need to remember, it’s WAY more common than our little obsession with the music…"
I always thought that that was because musicians had more intelligence. Anyhow, house rules are house rules; if not why do we even have them? I have often and rightfully been smacked on the hand for breaching them. I can’t understand why this thread has not been deleted. But there I go again… contributing when I should keep my Gobby gob shut!
I think this has morphed into a convo about the relationship between Irish music and culture/sport. So… valid?
I’d hate to imagine a day when our sessions (or sports matches!?) were preceded by the National anthem - Nationalism doesn’t sit as comfortably in Ireland or the UK as it does in the US.
However, a love of the music with a deeper appreciation of the culture it comes from: that’s not nationalism. In fact, to see the music as a meaningless jumble of notes - ignoring the social and cultural history of it - this is imposing a very specific view onto the music.
It’s not sacred stuff- but neither is it just a profane bunch of notes, free from ties to culture etc.
Yhaal House - wrong on every imaginable level. Culture, heritage and national pride expressed in many forms. The passions which excite are the same regardless of whether the inspiration is rooted in sport or music or literature or the arts or preservation of the national language.
It is important to provide an avenue for youthful energies in positive pursuits; whether that be sporting, musical or other. All are worthwhile and worthy of respect. It takes as much dedication to the craft to make a hurler as a banjo player. Denigrating the efforts and accomplishments of a bunch of lads who are representing their clubs and county is unbecoming. Different folks, different talents.
Perhaps your self-declared lack of sentimental affiliation to any geographical location explains your inability to reflect on the bonds of club/parish and county which give so much inspiration, motivation and happiness. Well done to Limerick and congratulations to their faithful and committed supporters. You’ve earned your time in the spotlight.
‘national pride’: yuk!
‘club, parish, county’: leave it out!!!
Nothing to do with music.
All mawkish nonsense!
The sooner everyone gives up this ridiculous competitive nationalism/ regionalism the better. We are all citizens of the whole planet.
And pathetic sport thrives on such petty frictions, appealing as it does to the less educated/ informed.
Now get down here and play some tunes!!!!
Luckily you’re not one for promoting petty frictions Yhaal XD
@gbyrne - I can assure you that Mr Curryman is only tugging your boots.
That right, Mr Curryman? :)