View Full Version : The best field sport?

28th Sep 2013, 18:41
82000 just watched the banner county take the all Ireland hurling final, amateur
Sport , men from rural parishes playing at full pelt in front of their adoring local fans , what a game and they back to their farms and jobs the next day, true sportsmen one and all, pure blood and guts and total honesty on the pitch from one and all is there a better sporting team game?

Dak Man
28th Sep 2013, 18:44
Rugby Union.

28th Sep 2013, 18:56
Well done Etihad for their sponsorship, given they carry a lot of Claremen on the emigration routes to the Gulf and Australia , I would say they are happy with the exposure !

28th Sep 2013, 19:01
"Hooray hooray the first of May
Outdoor shagging starts today"

Old rhymes can't be wrong, and that's definitely the best field sport, since you were asking in the title. :E

28th Sep 2013, 19:23
. :)

28th Sep 2013, 19:35
Rugby Union

I'll go with that one. Loved playing it, loved the after match revelry, ie getting p!ssed and singing rude songs!

28th Sep 2013, 20:05
I'd say hurling has to be it. Fastest ball game in town

Solid Rust Twotter
28th Sep 2013, 20:05
Agreed. Union is one of those games that is great fun at amateur level. I can't imagine the international Grandes Fromages having half as much fun as we did when I still played. Took the entire week to recover enough for the next match, but I really looked forward to it.

28th Sep 2013, 20:17
Great game too much playing the ref, it's all pro now and as a Munster follower too many non parishioners in the team, local clubs make it more than sport if they are using local talent

Saw Roy Kane at the game , his team lost but they were still excellent on the day

RU is loosing its roots sees to be a bunch of south sea islanders in different shirt colours these days !

28th Sep 2013, 20:35
GAA is no different to how rugby was in the so called amateur days. The best players all drove nice cars, wore the best clothes and had a career which required them to be in the office a few times a month with lots of golf rounds and entertaining clients. The average players meanwhile were on the bones of their ar*es and got very little other than petrol money. The fat cats sat in the corporate boxes creaming off the amateurs.

Can't see tht much has changed with professionalism other than levelling the playing field so that every pro player now at least gets some cash. The fat cats and tv companies are still creaming it.

28th Sep 2013, 20:43
Mmm disagree maybe GAA akin to rugby league in times past, today GAA is local players who all are unpaid are fitter than most pros train harder and are not paid and some don't have cars or jobs and as for TV ? No SKY here DV

28th Sep 2013, 20:46
Depends whether you include 'icefield', and whether you mean to play or to watch.
There were still 16 kids (inc. 7 girls) playing a scratch game of ice hockey at half-past midnight on New Year's Eve last year on my cousin's local outdoor rink in Winnipeg, at 20 below.
Never seen any other game's players that keen.


28th Sep 2013, 21:01
That,s the spirit of a true team ,

tony draper
28th Sep 2013, 21:10
Our Archery proved the most useful.:rolleyes:

28th Sep 2013, 21:32
Did it hit the target?

28th Sep 2013, 21:41
Wholigan??! Outdoor shagging
and I thought there's at least one decent male person around... :sad:

As for the best field sport - cross-country skiing, if you ask me. Kinda 'field', I guess.

28th Sep 2013, 21:55
I didn't write the poem probes. Merely quoted it. ;)

28th Sep 2013, 21:58
Have been in Dublin and Cork on numerous occasions over the years where have gone to the local game. Played well it is wonderful to watch both Gaelic Football and Hurling but have also observed some pretty turgid games in both.
Hurling played well is probably one of the best games to see.

I have been lucky to see some excellent games and despite being a big footie supporter Irish games are generally a bit better, least a lot more committed and less sissy stuff.

Have been to quite a few Rugby Union games and enjoyable but too cynical and posession based with an over reliance on penalties.

29th Sep 2013, 07:24
Take off in a field, land in a field, usually full of horse manure!
Or was that just me?

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29th Sep 2013, 08:16
.. picnic hamper, Moet et Chandon and a few hours horizontal-jogging in a deserted pasture with a strikingly attractive and fiercely enthusiastic 40 year-old does it for me.. :ok:

hat..coat..cold shower.. :D

Cyber Bob
30th Sep 2013, 07:27
100m closely followed by the 200m

Lightning Mate
30th Sep 2013, 08:07
I'm with Wholi. :E

30th Sep 2013, 08:18
So that's two people 'with' Wholigan on this Mot-fuelled al fresco dalliance...

30th Sep 2013, 09:36
Am I the only one who remembers that the term "field sports" refers to the traditional country activities of hunting, shooting and fishing?

These are field sports - all the rest, whether played on a field or not are games.

30th Sep 2013, 09:38


I'll go with hunting and shooting :ok:

Cyber Bob
30th Sep 2013, 09:44
I'll stick the the 100 and 200m - although 'Behind the hay bales' is worthy of consideration

30th Sep 2013, 09:46

If you hunt Dangerous game, you can do field sports
as well as the 100 and 200 metres all at once :O

Cyber Bob
30th Sep 2013, 10:03
Carrying a Long, will rob you of the poise and balance required to peform a decent 100m. That said, I'm sure one would give it a good go with some 'wildy' trying to bite chunks out of one's a$$

Lightning Mate
30th Sep 2013, 10:13
For proper field sport, you need a couple of these.


30th Sep 2013, 11:16

I carry the hand equivalent of a 20 mm :O

Lightning Mate
30th Sep 2013, 11:20
Except that is a 30mm.

30th Sep 2013, 11:24
What's 10mm between mates ;)

Believe me, once you go above .5 of an inch,
nothing really notices the extra :rolleyes:

Lightning Mate
30th Sep 2013, 11:28
You would.

The rounds were high explosive!

Solid Rust Twotter
30th Sep 2013, 14:08
So are the rounds this little sweetheart uses.:ok:


Denel NTW-20 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denel_NTW-20)

Lightning Mate
30th Sep 2013, 14:38
But did it have laser aiming ?

Solid Rust Twotter
30th Sep 2013, 14:51
Those who use it prefer the good news to arrive out of the blue as a complete surprise, Mr Mate.:E

I believe spotters are now using laser range finders, though.

30th Sep 2013, 19:05
You will put the Ghillies Scotland out of business with that :O

I suppose as long as it has "Holland and Holland" on it,
they won't mind !

30th Sep 2013, 20:04
I'm with Wholigan's very intelligent approach, and in that case, another 10 or better 20 mm in diameter is an advantage!

Thomas coupling
30th Sep 2013, 21:04
Shooting wild boar from a chopper using 50 caliber.:E