View Full Version : Anyone here from Ireland?


Atwa_66
12-20-2004, 07:38 PM
What is Boxing's Impact in Ireland? I'm very Irish, Because My Dad is from Ireland. I'm going to visit there soon. I was wondering what is it like there with Boxing? Anything Big like here in the United States? :confused:

Ranger2408
12-20-2004, 09:07 PM
Nope boxing sucks there alot of amateur stuff though if you like that

Atwa_66
12-20-2004, 09:17 PM
Nope boxing sucks there alot of amateur stuff though if you like that
Thanks
I was wondering because on a boxing site i was on, they had an Irish Journalist who covers Ireland, I wasn't too sure how big it was there

Eyeh8you
12-22-2004, 12:39 AM
nah there more into games like hurling and galec football

jabsRstiff
12-22-2004, 09:25 AM
nah there more into games like hurling and galec football

The Irish better like "hurling"....consider how much they drink.

Ranger2408
12-22-2004, 09:29 AM
Tis a myth they drink no more than any other people:cool:

jabsRstiff
12-22-2004, 09:32 AM
Tis a myth they drink no more than any other people:cool:

I know.....I am of Irish heritage (My father's parents are both Irish....from Tyrone.)

They don't drink any more than any other "group", but it is far more accepted there than it is here in the States.

psychopath
12-26-2004, 10:23 PM
Nopes not from Ireland :D . . .I'm from PACLAND BRO.

ShotgunSeanK
12-29-2004, 04:46 PM
their gypsies are well into their bare knuckle boxing, why dont you give that a try?

catskills23
12-29-2004, 06:03 PM
Yeah man , I am from ireland , I live in athlone town , co . westmeath . Let me tell you despite the fact that we are called the fighting irish , Irish people do not follow boxing , except if they see one of there own fight eg steve collins . Most people in this country never heard of roy jones and barely even evander holyfield . But we all heard of mike tyson , but the vast majority of people think tyson is a scumbag not me though I think mike is great . Anyways this country has no real interest in boxing , in this country they like soccer but the most dominant sports are the home grown sports like hurling and gaelic , which I hate, I think those sports suck . They have what is called the all ireland championships here for hurling and gaelic where all the counties play each other and the winner is the all ireland champion , hurling and gaelic players are not professional so they dont get paid , they just play for the love of the game but I hope it never becomes a professional sports because the gaa players are a bunch of arrogants picks even though their only amateurs . I would hate to see like if they became pros . If you have been to ireland you will know that irish women suck there overweight and have beer bellies because they drink too much, they act like men . We are not a very health concsious or physical active nation , very few irish men or women go to the gym , if were not working we are in the pubs or niteclubs drinking getting fat . We are a very arrogant nation we think that the rest of the world love us but I think they are more incline to laugh at us or look down at us . We hate the english and we think americans are uneducated and stupid .

ShotgunSeanK
12-30-2004, 06:19 AM
I know the irish have a fair number of good up and coming amateur boxers, so ive heard.

Ranger2408
12-30-2004, 01:19 PM
Yeah man , I am from ireland , I live in athlone town , co . westmeath . Let me tell you despite the fact that we are called the fighting irish , Irish people do not follow boxing , except if they see one of there own fight eg steve collins . Most people in this country never heard of roy jones and barely even evander holyfield . But we all heard of mike tyson , but the vast majority of people think tyson is a scumbag not me though I think mike is great . Anyways this country has no real interest in boxing , in this country they like soccer but the most dominant sports are the home grown sports like hurling and gaelic , which I hate, I think those sports suck . They have what is called the all ireland championships here for hurling and gaelic where all the counties play each other and the winner is the all ireland champion , hurling and gaelic players are not professional so they dont get paid , they just play for the love of the game but I hope it never becomes a professional sports because the gaa players are a bunch of arrogants picks even though their only amateurs . I would hate to see like if they became pros . If you have been to ireland you will know that irish women suck there overweight and have beer bellies because they drink too much, they act like men . We are not a very health concsious or physical active nation , very few irish men or women go to the gym , if were not working we are in the pubs or niteclubs drinking getting fat . We are a very arrogant nation we think that the rest of the world love us but I think they are more incline to laugh at us or look down at us . We hate the english and we think americans are uneducated and stupid .
Don't ever, ever work for the Irish Tourist board.
:cool:

jabs, from tyrone you say? Armagh man myself :cool:
It blows so i am not proud of it :o

onikami
01-03-2005, 08:27 AM
Steve Collins was one tough Irish boxer

LuKahnLi
01-03-2005, 06:41 PM
What is Boxing's Impact in Ireland? I'm very Irish, Because My Dad is from Ireland. I'm going to visit there soon. I was wondering what is it like there with Boxing? Anything Big like here in the United States? :confused:

I asked the same question of someone I met when I was in Ireland. He said that Steve Collins was about the only big thing they had.

LuKahnLi
01-03-2005, 06:44 PM
As for my heritage. If I am related to the Connolly's (we aren't sure) then we are from Kildare...we know we got relations in Burr.

LuKahnLi
01-03-2005, 07:02 PM
There was ol' MIckey Coote who played hard on is' flute,
While the ladies lined up for a set,
He was tootin' with skill in each sparklin quantrille
while the dancers were fluthered and bet
with is' smart witty talk he was **** of the walk
he rolled the dames under and over
when he took up his stance
they knew at a glance that he sailed in the Irish Rover

There was Barney McGee from the banks of the Lea
There was Hogan from county Tyrone
There was Jimmy McGurk who was scared stiff o' work
And a man from Westmeath called Malone
There was slugger O'Toole who was drunk as a mule
and fighting Ben Stracey from Dover
and you've met Mick McCann from the banks of the Bann
Was the skipper of the Irish Rover

We sailed seven years till the measles broke out
and the ship lost its way in the fog
then the whale of a crew was reduced down to two
just myself and the captains old dog, then the ship struck a rock
Oh boy what a shock
the bulk head turned right over
turned nine times around
and the poor Ol' dog was drowned
Now I'm the last of the Irish rover!

catskills23
01-04-2005, 01:52 PM
Why do all ye yanks claim to be irish or want to be irish anyway ? .

Oubliette
01-04-2005, 04:33 PM
because about 90% of the whites are descendents of irish immigrants

LuKahnLi
01-04-2005, 05:12 PM
Because everyone likes Shane McGowan.

Ranger2408
01-04-2005, 05:22 PM
shane mcgowan looks like a homeless person with years of experience.

LuKahnLi
01-04-2005, 05:43 PM
Yeah......gotta love the music though.

Atwa_66
01-14-2005, 10:46 PM
Why do all ye yanks claim to be irish or want to be irish anyway ? .
I don't "claim" to be Irish, It's what I am
I could fake it And say im 100% POLSKA
Because I'm a Golota fan
But I don't, I'm of Irish Anscestory and proud of it
What is so wrong with that?