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IRFU up in arms over Hunky Dory's ads

 

 

The Irish Rugby Football Union has made contact, through its solicitors, with Largo Foods, the distributors of Hunky Dorys, and requested that they immediately withdraw the current advertising campaign, the strap line for which claims Hunky Dorys to be 'Proud Sponsors of Irish Rugby'.

The advertising campaign features billboard posters of women playing, whilst rugby wearing very little clothing. The billboards are accompanied by provocative slogans.

Dear oh dear.

 

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www.hunkydorys.ie

 

Brilliant...

 

 

Raymond Coyle, the chief executive of Largo Foods, confirmed in an interview with the Irish Herald that the IRFU had no input into the advertisement. He said: 'The IRFU are absolutely right. They have nothing to do with it whatsoever. But we do sponsor Irish Rugby - we sponsor Navan Rugby Club.

 

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that artice is from 2005.

So different ad campaign than this here one.

 

The ad from 2005 that was offensive to women is this one

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Worst Laziest. ad. ever.

 

Since when did crisps ever have a double-meaning for either parts of the female genitalia?

 

Nothing here: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=crisps

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Janey mac!!!

 

I R I S H, like a sore thumb!!!

 

And a great post (not allowed comment on the vent thread, so posted here.). I agree with you, btw.

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Just saw this: My link

 

Mick Lally R.I.P. - a wonderful actor (and not just 'cos Miley was an 'oul sweetheart)

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There's another 12 year old girl missing from the Swords area of Dublin.

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Worst Laziest. ad. ever.

 

Since when did crisps ever have a double-meaning for either parts of the female genitalia?

 

Nothing here: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=crisps

 

what crisps?

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@timw: see the add above at the top of this page (p.5) for the crisps reference.

 

Nice cultural video in the Guardian today about a summer bodhrán school on Inis Oírr.

 

Link is here:

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/travel/video/2010/sep/02/ireland-bodhran-drumming-school

 

They even interview a German bodhrán-maker, Christian Hedwitschak.

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Speaking of bodhrans, Fintan Vallely's book/CD Sing Up! has two very funny songs about them.

 

THE BODHRÁN SONG—Tim Lyon’s tale of the fate of a German tourist who tried to shoot a goat to make his own bodhrán.

 

CONFESSIONS OF A BODHRÁN PLAYER—Observations on the contradictions and absurdities with which the vegetarian bodhrán player must grapple.

 

I went to a session in Milwaukee just before the Irish Fest there a couple of weekends ago. There were seven bodhrans, and they were all sitting out. Surely not because they didn't know the tunes! :rolleyes:

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Oh cinzia, they have to know the tunes. Seriously. (But they don't have to bother with keys too much.)

As anyone who's sat through a session with a bodhran player banging away in some generic rhythm will be well aware. All tunes have different and specific internal rhythms* and to bring out the best in a tune, the bodhran player has to play to that. Some (many) choose to ignore this, though.

 

Seven considerate bodhran players sounds like a fluke though. Couldn't they be distributed around a bit? We need a few over here.

 

And a green heads-up for the mention of Fintan.

 

*c, I know you know this - this is for anyone that doesn't.

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a German bodhrán-maker, Christian Hedwitschak.

 

Not only German - from round our way (Dachau). Very well-respected by many heavyweights on the scene. We toured his workshop, fascinating.

 

Edit: Oh, though what was that stuff about "chasing" the wren in the video? :rolleyes:

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crusoe, at that session, ANY kind of banging away would have been a welcome counterpoint to the unrelenting legato of the fiddle section!

 

I concluded that the bodhran players had been strongly recommended to go to the session by their Irish Fest Summer School teacher, but they didn't really know what to do once they got there. Or maybe they were worried they'd get poked in the eye by an errant bow if they leaned down to pick up their tipper!

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Any thoughts on the Tipp/Kilkenny final this weekend?

 

This very weekend two years, we were flying to Munich ironically on the day of the All Ireland final.

The match was being shown in the departure lounge at Dublin airport.

The amount of Germans who knew about the sport and we're able to talk about the relative merits of Limerick and Kilkenny (they were playing in the final) was seriously impressive.

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A chairde,

 

I was sent a link to this Irish music school taking place in the Pfalz from 04-08.October.

 

I've heard a couple of the players in the local Irish pub in Mannheim and they're not bad at all. I'm sure the week will be great craic.

 

I can't go myself, but I thought I'd throw the link up anyway in case it's of interest to anyone.

 

Mise le meas,

 

Fear as Baile Atha Cliath

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Thank you, Fear as Baile Atha Cliath. Your post brought a tear to my eye as George Carruthers was a good friend and colleague of mine. He sadly died, way too early, last year. RIP

 

I used to attend the Rhine-Valley weekends every year at Whitsun, of which George was a founding member. Actually it was there that I learned to do Irish set dancing (albeit it not very gracefully but the craic was awesome)

 

I had heard that they were founding a music school in George's name. I am glad to see it being made public on Toytown.

 

It might be worth going to the sessions in the evening if anyone was interested in a get-together?

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I was aware it was in memory of him, but I didn't know him and wasn't aware that he had died so recently. I'm sure it will be a fine, and very appropriate, way of remembering him!

 

Thanks for the link for the set dancing - I did loads of Irish dancing in national school, but have barely had the opportunity since. I'll bookmark that website and try and make it next year :)

 

(This thread is in danger of turning into the obituaries page if we're not careful...)

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