TV coverage of Hockey team homecoming

Discussion in 'Letting Off Steam' started by trojan, Aug 6, 2018.

  1. trojan

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    I have searched in vain to see if there is any TV coverage. Most give all details of aarrrival etc but seem to be silent re live tv even if is delayed
     
  2. Purple

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    No coverage.
    Shane Ross is giving them €1.5 million they didn't ask for though.
     
  3. DaveD

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    Not quite true, an additional €1.5million is being allocated to high-performance teams, it's being spread around, not just women's hockey. It seems there isn't a breakdown available as to who is getting what. Oh, and they have been asking for it for many years, just never got it.
     
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  4. cremeegg

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    Thats the granny grant down to €950.
     
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  5. Purple

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    There is no costed plan submitted and no targets agreed. We are halfway through an Olympic cycle. This isn't how you fund anything; it's just more populism from Ross.
     
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  6. DaveD

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    Agreed, but the fact remains that your original statement is wrong, €1.5m is not being given to any hockey team. Whatever "extra" amount is allocated to hockey is being given to Hockey Ireland.

    However, your claim that its just more populism from Ross is 100% accurate.
     
  7. Purple

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    Weellll, if you are being that semantic then I said "Shane Ross is giving them €1.5 million they didn't ask for though." so I could have been referring to sport in general or Hockey in general. I'm sure it is obvious that "them" doesn't mean the individual team members....

    Anyway, I'm sure you're great craic really.
     
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  8. DaveD

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    The OP's query was about the Irish Women's Hockey team, not sport in general, or the monkeys in the zoo, or anything else you "could" have been referring to. You answered the OP's post with inaccurate information, I tried to clarify this, which it appears you didn't like.

    No need to be unpleasant.
     
  9. Purple

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    When the Irish Football team gets a new sponsorship deal the vast majority of people understand that the deal is not with the individual members of the team. The Leinster rugby team recently got a new sponsorship deal with Adidas. I'm sure that most people understand that the deal is not in fact with the team but is with Leinster Rugby.

    My son likes to watch "Lost Treasure Hunters" on the Discovery Channel. He understands that the programme is about lost treasure and not about treasure hunters who are lost.

    To most people it would be obvious that "them" I referred to above was not the individual team members. I assume a basic level of understanding of how language works in practice when I post. If you regard that as inaccurate then there's little I can do about it.


    Do you understand?


    I agree.
     
  10. cremeegg

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    Ah lads, now.
     
  11. TarfHead

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    It really is quite astonishing by Shane Ross.

    A Sports Strategy was announced less than a month ago. What's the point of having a strategy when it can all be upended by political opportunism, a.k.a. stroke politics ?

    Yesterday I heard the audio of his announcement. There were audible gasps of delights by the women of the Irish Hockey team when his choice of words led them to believe that they were the recipients of this largesse, before he then, figuratively, snatched it away again.

    Irish boxing was in the spotlight after the London Olympics 'til Billy Walsh left, Katie Taylor went pro and the Rio games took the shine off the rest of them. Post-Rio Irish rowing seemed to have taken that role, so long as the crews in West Cork continue to deliver and delight.

    Now the focus switches to hockey.

    Basically the strategy would seem to be picking winners, or picking them after they've won without your help.

    Not really a strategy, is it ?
     
  12. Vanessa

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    It is a strategy to help you get re elected and give you publicity.
     
  13. peemac

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    Granny grant for the grannies of Dundrum , clonskeagh, kilmacud and Stillorgan.

    New garda station for Stepaside / kilternan / Ballyogan .

    Now what voter is missing? ?

    Oh yeah, the yummy mummies of Ballinteer and Sandyford. Just happens their kiddies play hockey in Wesley and 3rock

    All angles covered.