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Old 03-25-2008, 06:29 PM   #1471
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Its a really a nice piece, but to be honest I have a hard time figuring out who everyone is. It really parallels are thread, but did they have to include Mcbride? And leave out Conn
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Old 03-25-2008, 06:31 PM   #1472
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I would be very supportive of any boxer or indeed any sportsperson who are proud of their Irish heritage be they American, British, New Zealander whatever. I lived for seven years in England - met my wife there and by a quirk of fate returned to Ireland 16 years ago. If things had turned out differently my girls would be Irish-English.
Got to say I'm feeling really comfortable and at home on this thread. Felt awesome when the plane landed in Cork on my 1st visit some years ago, the barman at the airport responded to me "so you've come home then" - as he poured me a Guinness!
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Old 03-25-2008, 06:39 PM   #1473
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I would be very supportive of any boxer or indeed any sportsperson who are proud of their Irish heritage be they American, British, New Zealander whatever. I lived for seven years in England - met my wife there and by a quirk of fate returned to Ireland 16 years ago. If things had turned out differently my girls would be Irish-English.
Mickrick, I did a fair amount of traveling myself. I worked in Sydney Australia,London, Cologne and Uzbekistan. I always thought I would like to settle in Australia, but the thought of bringing my kids up anything other than Irish troubled me. As not every person ends of like our friend Shamrock.I had a few friends in Aussie, who were Irish, but whose kids, didn't feel remotely Irish. Frightening
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Old 03-25-2008, 06:44 PM   #1474
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Its a really a nice piece, but to be honest I have a hard time figuring out who everyone is. It really parallels are thread, but did they have to include Mcbride? And leave out Conn
mcbride seemed silly...ml have you ever been to ireland
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Old 03-25-2008, 06:46 PM   #1475
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Mickrick, I did a fair amount of traveling myself. I worked in Sydney Australia,London, Cologne and Uzbekistan. I always thought I would like to settle in Australia, but the thought of bringing my kids up anything other than Irish troubled me. As not every person ends of like our friend Shamrock.I had a few friends in Aussie, who were Irish, but whose kids, didn't feel remotely Irish. Frightening
Funny you should say that Ardy, I was brought up with 6 sisters and 1 brother. I am the irishman out of us all. I spent a lot of time with my da!
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Old 03-25-2008, 06:50 PM   #1476
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Funny you should say that Ardy, I was brought up with 6 sisters and 1 brother. I am the irishman out of us all. I spent a lot of time with my da!
I'm sure you enjoyed your first pint of Guinness on Irish soil.
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Old 03-25-2008, 06:55 PM   #1477
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mcbride seemed silly...ml have you ever been to ireland
I am basically the only one in my family who has not been yet, but I am going to make it a point to go in the next few years. I want to see the rural countryside and would also make it up to Belfast. It may pain you guys but i will also go over and see London and maybe Scotland. However, if you guys keep sending over your best fighters i might not need to go (lol). Have any of you lads been to the States?
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I'm sure you enjoyed your first pint of Guinness on Irish soil.
Hahahaha I got off the plane and sat down to get a cup of tea and noticed two irish at a table drinking Guinness without a bar in sight, I said " hey mate, you're drinking and I'm not, where did you get it"? they pointed around the corner a bit. That was bloody great, especially after the second.
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Old 03-25-2008, 07:04 PM   #1479
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I am basically the only one in my family who has not been yet, but I am going to make it a point to go in the next few years. I want to see the rural countryside and would also make it up to Belfast. It may pain you guys but i will also go over and see London and maybe Scotland. However, if you guys keep sending over your best fighters i might not need to go (lol). Have any of you lads been to the States?
I planned to go to NYC, when Duddy eventually fights Pavlik. And when you come to Belfast I will buy you a pint in Kelly Cellers.
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Old 03-25-2008, 07:09 PM   #1480
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Absolutely! Ardy and everyone else Im sure you will love New York. It is such an international city that noone is out of place. You will be able to get your home newspaper foods, drink, etc, thats why its easy for the irish fighters to make the transition. That might have been Dunne's trouble when he was in LA. There are not many irish or Irish Americans in LA and mexican featherweights are a dime a dozen.
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Old 03-25-2008, 07:11 PM   #1481
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I am basically the only one in my family who has not been yet, but I am going to make it a point to go in the next few years. I want to see the rural countryside and would also make it up to Belfast. It may pain you guys but i will also go over and see London and maybe Scotland. However, if you guys keep sending over your best fighters i might not need to go (lol). Have any of you lads been to the States?
Went for the Breeders Cup in 2005 at Belmont Park - had an absolute ball in NYC - highly recommend it.
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I am basically the only one in my family who has not been yet, but I am going to make it a point to go in the next few years. I want to see the rural countryside and would also make it up to Belfast. It may pain you guys but i will also go over and see London and maybe Scotland. However, if you guys keep sending over your best fighters i might not need to go (lol). Have any of you lads been to the States?
I been to New york and Florida, I loved my visits there. I might go there to live one day.
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Old 03-25-2008, 07:15 PM   #1483
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I am basically the only one in my family who has not been yet, but I am going to make it a point to go in the next few years. I want to see the rural countryside and would also make it up to Belfast. It may pain you guys but i will also go over and see London and maybe Scotland. However, if you guys keep sending over your best fighters i might not need to go (lol). Have any of you lads been to the States?
yep,being irish these days is more of a state of mind rather than your birthplace.do those who fought the british in canda under the flag of ireland for irish freedom consider themselves irish,i most certainly would think so.i cant wait to move back home and live in ireland again,ive only been gone 3 years,but my whole sense irishness has been reinvigorated.london is an amazing city and definatly worth seeing,but then again why go there when you have dublin,the history that place has is amazing,walk past the GPO and you still cansee the bullet holes of 1916,come to derry,walk the city walls.
go to galway and kerry and look over the atlantic,true beauty.walk through the antrim glens and see true irishness in a society dominated by westernism,it really is a beautiful thing.as soon as i get the money together and ready to settle down the first thing i'm doing is moving out of the city and heading to the country.

was in florida (for guess what lol) some 10 years ago with the family, and went to NYC for a holiday 4 years ago,loved the place.
next time will be to see john duddy fighting in MSG,just cant wait.

irish boxing is so rich in history it is a shame that it waned over the last 20 years,although thanks to some great promotion it is firmly back in the hearts and minds of the people.

o yea,when anyone comes to ireland,you must get to croke park for any type of gaelic game ... its a magnificent scene.
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Old 03-25-2008, 07:26 PM   #1484
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I am basically the only one in my family who has not been yet, but I am going to make it a point to go in the next few years. I want to see the rural countryside and would also make it up to Belfast. It may pain you guys but i will also go over and see London and maybe Scotland. However, if you guys keep sending over your best fighters i might not need to go (lol). Have any of you lads been to the States?
i would love to go to NY to wach duddy-pavlik....but you boys would need to do a rip-round for me ...as im skint
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Old 03-25-2008, 07:30 PM   #1485
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greengloves.. sometimes you dont realise things like that...until you lose it
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