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Post by Bambi » Mon May 31, 2004 11:25 am

Nah mate, would have only played in dubbalin. I did however play on the hallowed grass of croke park when i was a nipper :D

I was watching a junior hurling match a few days ago and the mentors kept roaming halfway across the pitch shouting instructions at the kids :roll:
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Post by :FI:Fenian » Mon May 31, 2004 6:18 pm

my only appearance in a 'school match' was in the Rice Cup 'B' Team against Kilkenny. They slaughtered us if my memory is correct :)

I was a crap hurler. Used the camán like golf club, so people used to stand back a bit to avoid my swing. I was a goal hanger, and have a littel shiny medal somewhere to prove it :D

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Never played the Limerick lads.... would've been fun. You guys are good with those sticks ;)
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Post by Salahdin » Mon May 31, 2004 10:16 pm

We arent as good as you'd think. We lost to Cork yesterday by 3 points and the mood here is very solemn. Im a fairly bad hurler too, i can hardly hit a sliotar, let alone make it onto a team.

Our college team (made up of boggers) won the league so i guess it isnt all bad...but thinking now most of our players were from Clare, Tipp and Mayo, i dont think one Limerick guy made the team.
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Post by :FI:WillieOFS » Tue Jun 01, 2004 12:17 am

I love watching that game. Unfortunately, here in the US, it is pretty much unheard of. It gets NO TV time that I can find anywhere..... :(
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Post by :FI:Macca » Fri Oct 29, 2004 12:08 am

LOL,tomorrow I'm goung to meet my Irish friend, named Niamh - she's from Ballyglass , Country Mayo.She tried to speak to me in irish but the only thing I understood was "Slainte" or sth like that.Anyway, she learns Polish:)Brave girl!
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Re: Gaeilge

Post by :FI:Macca » Wed Nov 10, 2004 4:23 pm

:FI:Fenian wrote:Gen... Irish is a much softer language when spoken - it has more of a flowing and 'curved' sound than German does from my limited experience with German.

Here's a site or two that gives online lessons in Irish though...

http://www.maths.tcd.ie/gaeilge/gaelic.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

http://erinsweb.com/gae_index.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

http://www.learn-irish-language-software.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

http://www.learn-irish-language-softwar ... SIrish.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

The last one has audio of 'survival phrases' in Irish... like this one...
http://www.learn-irish-language-softwar ... l?ige07.au" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Up the Gaelic!
and here I found something

http://www.inac.org/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Post by :FI:Fenian » Wed Nov 10, 2004 7:30 pm

politics here please.

We've been making good progress in Northern Ireland the last few years.
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Post by :FI:Macca » Wed Nov 10, 2004 8:13 pm

:FI:Fenian wrote:politics here please.

We've been making good progress in Northern Ireland the last few years.

I know about that, m8.
Leave off the political part of the site, there is an Irish course in the section Irish Language.


BTW, Fenian, do you know of any good Irish language courses avaliable as books and tapes/CDs?

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Naw...

Post by :FI:Fenian » Wed Nov 10, 2004 9:19 pm

but I wouldn't mind finding one....

I presume Linguaphone do an Irish course... might be worth checking on eBay... ;)
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Post by Bambi » Wed Nov 10, 2004 9:37 pm

the buntús cainte series are very good for conversational irish
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Post by :FI:Macca » Thu Nov 11, 2004 12:25 am

thanx m8s,will search for it:)

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Post by :FI:Murph » Thu Mar 24, 2005 1:12 am

RTE has just released a new mutimedia Irish course called "Túras Teanga", it carefully differentiates between dialects and includes video conversation with accompanying text.
Do a google for RTE and look over their website. It also includes links for Irish language radio on the web.
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limited knowledge

Post by :FI:Sneaky_Russian » Sun Feb 12, 2006 8:22 am

Only gaelic i know is " cak madra" but I wouldnt order one in a Dublin Curry House.

I blame the Romans and the Normans, when it comes to expressing ourselves we English revert to Anglo-Saxon anyway!

so any claims I may make about being Russian are just down to being Sneaky and a wish to be "bulletproof"

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Post by :FI:Airway » Sun Nov 04, 2007 1:18 pm

So I´m giving back life into this thread.

I was always interested in learning the Irish language, bought books, cassettes, cd´s and dvd´s also as translators from English & German into Irish and back.
But all that was not enough to learn it.
I´m listening to Irish music via online streams or I´ll watch TG4 online webcast of Irish tv series: http://tg4.ie/Webt/webt.htm

There you get an idea of how the language is sounding and ronounced - You need a native speaker to learn the very difficult pronounciation.

I´m planning to join an Irish language course next year and for all the Germans that may look into this thread I´d like to recommend the "Studienhaus für keltische Sprachen" in Germany.
They offer those courses.

Here´s a link:
http://www.sksk.de/
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Post by AltarBoy » Mon Nov 05, 2007 3:57 pm

Gee, the only think I know about the Irish down here is Irish Spring Soap. :lol: Erm, is obscene language considered multiligual? :lol:

Altar-Ah could speak good English here, mon-Boy.
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