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  1. It's a bit quiet on the Cricket front, on here today🤔😀 P.S. I don't even follow the game, but it's always a shame to see a post with no replies😉🇮🇪
  2. "It would be a thousand pities if the wildfowler,with all his qualities of energy and perspective, should fail to use them for the protection,purification and the perpetuation of his sport." Stanely Duncan 1908.
  3. So as the Pigeon Watch massive, did not show much interest in the game of hurling, I thought I'd share this footage of a very British chap and his "hottie" wife, showing themselves to be very good sports by partaking in, and having fun, in the games of the Gaels, whilst on their recent visit to Ireland a few months back. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgThuiqbeP0
  4. The prize is worth €6000 and the hunt will take place Sept-2021. Might be worth setting up a facebook account for! I always gave out about facebook and the like myself,when I seen people sitting scrolling on their phone. However I think there is a lot of interest on there if you are following interesting things.
  5. Hope this is alright with the Moderator's. If not, apologies in advance. Just a heads up, that there is currently a competition over on Facebook with the chance of winning a Stalking holiday in Donegal. The usual free to enter- like page, share ect..! The page is (Donegal Hunting Trips) May be of interest to some.
  6. I was saddened to learn of ''Big Jack's passing early Saturday morning past. An absolute legend in my eyes and loved by most on this island. An honorary Irish man, who will be remembered for the joy he brought to the Irish nation when he was manager of our national football team. (Italy 90) in particular will live long in the memory of those who lived through it. A lovable, down to earth character, and I missed the opportunity of meeting him when he was present at the opening of a trout fishery, only a few miles from me back in the early nineties. A true ''country man'' and a great advocate of country pursuits. As already put,not much mention of his passion for country sports, but I made sure of updating my profile picture on FB, with a photo of Jack with his S/S mounted. And also shared videos of (Jack's Game) and the photo of Jack's statue that is located at Cork airport with his rod,salmon and his big smile. R.I.P. Jack and ''Straight Shooting and Tight Lines'' in the Happy Hunting Grounds.
  7. That plane was discovered by a Donegal diving club from Greencastle which is in The Inishowen peninsula where I live. Greencastle is directly across the Foyle from Magilligan point and the American pilot of that plane met a lady that was one of his rescuers in the Maritime Museum in Greencastle after 60yrs. The museum is very interesting and also houses a Gunning Punt that was active on the Foyle at one time. Interestingly you say you where near Eglington! Well there was another plane that went down and crashed into Enagh lough in Maydown during WW2 killing all 3 passengers. My father told me about it when I was young as we passed it often.
  8. Well,well,well! Fury made Wilder look like a complete ametuer! Correct decision by Wilders team as it was only gonna get worse for him. Hats off to Fury, that's some turnaround from a couple of years back. Fury v Joshua should be interesting. New WBC Champ in town.
  9. I didn't get to bed until 2.15am but a couple of hours and I'm up! Couldn't miss it could I? 😁 Looks like some atmosphere in the building🥊
  10. Just a quick drop in and a prediction before the fight ''which I might not even get to see'' as I'm in the middle of a house move that seems to be taking forever and all in horrible weather conditions. Anyway- Wilder to win by devastating KO for me! I respect how Fury has turned his life around but I'm (Team Wilder)
  11. I'm not techy enough to do highlighting sentences ect.. But I will point out that that is were I see a notable difference in the approach taken by both types of shooters. Wildfowling in its truest sense is not all about killing stuff and there is far more pleasure to be had on the shore/coast than there ever will be inland. I don't think anybody is taking the moral high ground when they are merely pointing out facts. Inland goose shooting over decoys and coastal flighting are two completely different things when it comes to gauging what is more challenging. I'd bet all I have ''which isn't much'' that a shooter would have far more blank flights on the shore than he ever will if shooting inland over decoys. As you say, each to their own and if people are enjoying what they do and how they do it! then fair play to them. It's an old cliche that one goose on the shore is worth 5 inland but one I'd agree wholeheartedly with. And if it comes down to shooting geese for pest control ect. then I'm afraid that has little to do with the essence of Wildowling as a sport. You might not agree but I'll say it anyway. Wildfowling on the shore is a nobler sport than inland goose shooting over decoys. I've never be lucky enough to experience Puntgunning but I know enough about it to say that it is in no way comparable in any sense to the topic in hand.
  12. I had a scroll and again unfortunately it is not there! It's a tough one to find.
  13. I'd be hypocritical to say I've never shot geese inland over decoys but I haven't done it in years and it's not really something I find challenging anymore. WE have such a short season over here and it was sometimes the only way of bagging a goose or two. I've never shot more than 4 geese in one flight by choice. It was hard graft and a long carry with decoys ect..some of which where heavy homemade ply silhouettes I made myself. I usually shot by myself or on occasion a friend or two. If geese where using the field then it was usually successful. I recall one morning 3 of us were in a field and 3 other shooters who were friends of one of the other guys showed up in the field and lined up along the hedge near us and but decoys out. I went off my head and challenged them but it turned out the other guy was on the phone to them and invited them to come into the field. I packed my stuff up and left as I wouldn't be seen in such a group in one field. I'm a shore shooter first and foremost and could think of nothing worse than being lined up with a group of shooters and being told when to shoot. I noticed on youtube and dvds all the American lingo ''Take em'' and Yahooing has crept into the inland shooters sport. Really!🙄 It certainly wouldn't be my cup of tea that style of shooting. But I suppose a lot of shooters these guides take out are not what would be termed Wildfowlers and possibly most don't have many chances of shooting a goose hence the reason for hiring a guide in the first place. So maybe it is unfair to knock the actual shooters.
  14. Good shout! But no that's not either. I appreciate that it is a big ask without actors/actress's names ect..! I might never get it but possibly some day it might just happen to be on the box.
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