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Old 03-30-2011, 07:17 PM   #32131
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You have to have at least one irish grandparent to fight for it, or am i wrong?
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Old 03-31-2011, 06:56 AM   #32132
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It's the grandparent rule.
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Old 03-31-2011, 07:07 AM   #32133
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Just one minor issue. How exactly does Coyne qualify for the Irish title?
Probably the same way Macklin fought for it
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Old 03-31-2011, 07:08 AM   #32134
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I know we dont know the full story yet so perhaps Im being a bit harsh but Im starting to find Macklins career quite tedious. Anytime he builds a bit of momentum something goes wrong again.
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Old 03-31-2011, 07:08 AM   #32135
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Probably the same way Macklin fought for it
So Coynes parents are both Irish?
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Old 03-31-2011, 07:38 AM   #32136
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So Coynes parents are both Irish?
Exactly Tommy! They aint and neither were any of his grandparents.

Good luck to the guy but he doesnt qualify to fight for an Irish title.

If he did he would be listed on the new Weight Rankings that came out today

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Old 03-31-2011, 07:53 AM   #32137
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Exactly Tommy! They aint and neither were any of his grandparents.

Good luck to the guy but he doesnt qualify to fight for an Irish title.

If he did he would be listed on the new Weight Rankings that came out today

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Old 03-31-2011, 08:13 AM   #32138
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Someone said be wary of English dark horses at London 2012
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Old 03-31-2011, 10:26 AM   #32139
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Exactly Tommy! They aint and neither were any of his grandparents.

Good luck to the guy but he doesnt qualify to fight for an Irish title.

If he did he would be listed on the new Weight Rankings that came out today

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Agree with the rankings more or less but I reckon Frampton is better than Casey and I reckon most people would agree. Interesting that Eddie Hyland is only ranked 4th at super feather but I suppose it's justified for lack of activity.

I think yez are being a bit too hard on Coyne, granted he probably isn't eligible to fight for a title but you shouldn't begrudge him for calling himelf Irish or being proud of being Irish, is he any less Irish than Micky Ward, Bobby Gunn, Jerry Quarry or Shea Neary?
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Old 03-31-2011, 10:29 AM   #32140
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well spotted, i love the quote, are they missing someone by any chance

Having boiled down from light-welterweight to the Olympic lightweight limit, Cameron joins the strongest division in the women's programme, which also features the experienced Amanda Coulson and Natasha Jonas
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Old 03-31-2011, 10:56 AM   #32141
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Agree with the rankings more or less but I reckon Frampton is better than Casey and I reckon most people would agree. Interesting that Eddie Hyland is only ranked 4th at super feather but I suppose it's justified for lack of activity.

I think yez are being a bit too hard on Coyne, granted he probably isn't eligible to fight for a title but you shouldn't begrudge him for calling himelf Irish or being proud of being Irish, is he any less Irish than Micky Ward, Bobby Gunn, Jerry Quarry or Shea Neary?
that cunt is no irishman... hes a disgrace to all that is irish

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well spotted, i love the quote, are they missing someone by any chance

Having boiled down from light-welterweight to the Olympic lightweight limit, Cameron joins the strongest division in the women's programme, which also features the experienced Amanda Coulson and Natasha Jonas
tink there talking only about brit boxers only
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Old 03-31-2011, 10:57 AM   #32142
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You have to have at least one irish grandparent to fight for it, or am i wrong?
One irish grandparent with proof (birth cert).
Tyson Fury wanted to fight for an Irish title but they couldn't find the Irish birth certs of grandparents (I think!), so was thus ineligible for a shot at an Irish title.
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Old 03-31-2011, 11:03 AM   #32143
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Old 03-31-2011, 11:15 AM   #32144
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Agree with the rankings more or less but I reckon Frampton is better than Casey and I reckon most people would agree. Interesting that Eddie Hyland is only ranked 4th at super feather but I suppose it's justified for lack of activity.

I think yez are being a bit too hard on Coyne, granted he probably isn't eligible to fight for a title but you shouldn't begrudge him for calling himelf Irish or being proud of being Irish, is he any less Irish than Micky Ward, Bobby Gunn, Jerry Quarry or Shea Neary?
No one is being harsh on Coyne. Good luck to him, I am sure he is proud of his Irish roots, which is admirable. But he doesnt qualify to fight for an Irish title - which Bobby Gunn and Shea Neary did, not sure if Ward or Quarry did.

Its a simple matter of fact not opinion.

As said above, one grandparent with birth cert - which would therefore entitle you to an Irish passport (although you dont have to take the passport out, you just have to be eligible for one)
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Old 03-31-2011, 11:19 AM   #32145
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that cunt is no irishman... hes a disgrace to all that is irish
Fra, I didnt expect you to have an opinion about him!

To be fair Liverpool wasnt a very nice place back then and he said that joining the British Army was something he did with immense regret.

Not something I would personally have done but then again I have a cushy relatively well paid job (at the moment) and dont have to make choices like guys like him.
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