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#177054
andrew

Ireland 3 Months, 1 Week ago  
Was a washout, sat in car had a big sulk- hopefully tomorrow it will start.
 
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Re:Ireland 3 Months, 1 Week ago  
Not sure if you mean literally a wash-out, weather's quite nice today here.
 
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#177263
andrew

Re:Ireland 3 Months ago  
I did enjoy Ireland's first Test match against Pakistan - so close yet so far.

Let's see how Ireland do against Afghanistan in August when they tour Ireland.

Tri Series is on its way with Ireland, Scotland and Netherlands.

Three solid teams and both Netherlands and Scotland are still aiming for Test status which they both deserve.
 
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Re:Ireland 3 Months ago  
Cricket in Ireland has experienced quite a resurgence in the last decade or so.

At independence it was very popular in Dublin, but its popularity rapidly declined after independence, only quite recently starting to recover.

For a long while, it was viewed (wrongly) as an upper class Anglo-Irish game, which no true Irishman would be seen playing.

The real upper class Anglo-Irish game is croquet. I myself often enjoy a game of croquet, while sipping on a cup of Earl Grey, with my little pinkie finger outstreched, striking an effete pose, like Oscar Wilde would have done.
 
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#177322
andrew

Re:Ireland 3 Months ago  
tdf wrote:
Cricket in Ireland has experienced quite a resurgence in the last decade or so.

At independence it was very popular in Dublin, but its popularity rapidly declined after independence, only quite recently starting to recover.

For a long while, it was viewed (wrongly) as an upper class Anglo-Irish game, which no true Irishman would be seen playing.

The real upper class Anglo-Irish game is croquet. I myself often enjoy a game of croquet, while sipping on a cup of Earl Grey, with my little pinkie finger outstreched, striking an effete pose, like Oscar Wilde would have done.



Is that you ITK?

I just wish that the FTA broadcasters picked up the rights for Cricket Ireland.

There are some Ireland domestic competitions streamed on YouTube but I would rather watch on TV, couldn't be that expensive to do for TV.
 
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Re:Ireland 3 Months ago  
No, I'm not ITK, I am Irish though.

As a matter of trivia, I used to live near the Phoenix Park, the home ground of the Phoenix Cricket Club.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phoenix_Cricket_Club

Fittingly, Irish cricket, it seems has risen like a phoenix from the ashes!

The Phoenix Park is the largest city park in Europe. In the grounds are the residence of the Irish president and Dublin zoo. It also known for its deer. Some of the human wildlife in the environs is not so friendly (unfortunately, parts of the park are known for attracting junkies).

www.phoenixparkbook.com/deer.htm
 
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#177379
andrew

Re:Ireland 3 Months ago  
Must check that out TDF more cricket in Ireland the better.

Irish Senior Cup needs a TV deal.
 
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