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He causes a lot of bother in the legal world. Not as big a fool as we would like to think he is.

How he's got all hit notoriety etc I do not know because he is no more than a jumped up little sc**bag but there is a lot more than meets the eye as to what is going on with this guy being in the limelight I would say.

Also anyone's life will be much healthier if they use twitter and they block him.

His platform is entirely tha lnks to Stephen Nolan. Can you think of a single other broadcaster that gives him the time of day?

And yep...Block Bryson on twitter and boycott Stephen Nolan's sectarian cesspit of a show and your life will improve in an instant.

He had to get the link to Nolan in the first place though. How did a wee spide from Donaghadee do that?

Maybe he frequents the Kremlin and spotted him there

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Changing face of NI from the census tables released today:

0-14 age cohort
Catholic 47.36
Other Christian 23.55
Other/no reg/not stated 23.26

15-39
43.28
30.5
26.2

40-64
41.96
39.89
18.16

65+
35.54
52.82
11.56

15-20 years thereíll be a UI in my opinion

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General discussion / Re: The official Everton FC Supporters thread
« on: May 28, 2023, 10:10:31 PM »
They'll probably stay up next year too because the teams coming up are complete crap.

Burnley are quite good and Iíd expect them too stay up especially if they keep Kompany.. Luton to go straight down

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What does everyone think of having a star of the week for U6?

Not sure I agree with it.

As long as everyone gets one I donít see the big deal.. They run a pupil of the week in primary schools etc

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: May 25, 2023, 11:18:51 PM »
Any Burren posters? I know we have a few but kind mind who - have a question about the Burren/Island game

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GAA Discussion / Re: Go Games - Good or bad - discuss...
« on: May 24, 2023, 03:33:41 PM »
Our primary school tournaments are competitive, and we have a competitive league and a non-competitive league that run on the same day. We openly call it our competitive team and our development team. It works very well and every child that wants a game of football in P6 and 7 can go! There has to be some element of competition involved as children love competition from they're no age! They'll even race to the front of the dinner line if it means they win! A middle ground and common-sense approach is the best scenario. For underage games up to maybe u14 I would like a competitive half/quarter/third or whathever, of football and then a half where the score doesnít count and everyone can get a go!

As someone said earlier, itís the parents who are the problem 99% of the time! I have friends who turn into different people when it involves their own kids!! Usually becoming the people they once complained about themselves!

This. Parents should be f**king banned from Underage games. I have coached for a few years but as soon as my own kids are out of youth I am done with it and it is solely down to the parents. At U12.5 We had a policy that every player got at least a half. That did mean that better players got more game time as they usually stay on for the whole match. Looking back that might have been unfair as it meant the same players tended to get swapped out for each other  but we decided it would be too difficult to try to give the same game time for everyone and we wanted to avoid the situation where we had 4-5 weaker players coming on en masse near the end, significantly weakening the team and frustrating the rest of the players.

on one memorable evening before the game I had one parent complaining about the lack of game time her u12.5 son was getting   and threatening to take her son to a different club. I wouldnt have minded except she was going to take him to a larger club. ::) To top it off, I went for a pint in the clubrooms afterwards with a couple of mates who have sons in the team and they were griping about us not playing our strongest team. They got a pretty colourful response on it.

I'm lucky and never had this experience with parents to be honest. But I have heard this plenty of times. Again I always made sure I everyone got equal game time. Heard plenty from the young fella about it though. So you can't win.
It's a fine line. Keeping all kids interested and giving them a love for the game. I'm with an U10s and we try to play all the kids. If we have more we maybe give them a kid for each half. Or I we are low we might put a younger sibling in the goal. Kids always want to know who wins but it's getting them active. The best will shine through. But the others get a sense of team and the club. Keeping them involved in gaa is the biggest result be it a fan or club member . I find soccer really tough on kids. My own lad couldn't even get into a club. Rugby I've no experience off.

Rugby I think has an issue attracting and keeping kids. Heard participation numbers are down. But no first hand knowledge.

Soccer is all small sided games until 10 or 11 then it's gung go elite. Clubs poaching each others best players etc. If you don't run a good squad you can get humped 7 or 8 nil quite quickly and your best end up leaving. It's a real mess tbh.

Rugbys problem is the dangers it possesses once it gets into full contact. You can have kids 6 ft tall in U15s smashing up small kids. Hence the fall out. Plus the fact its a game with little skill required which is ideal for big awkward mullackers to smash into each other. I wouldnt let my kids near it.

That's the danger with rugby and the way it's going.

Although you could say similar about gaelic with lads in the gym and all power and strength and again people would say there's little skill in gaelic.

Rugby in Australia/New Zealand its weight groups not Age groups they put the kids in - Was proposed I believe in England and they voted against it

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General discussion / Re: 6 County Assembly Elections - 5th May 2022
« on: May 24, 2023, 03:28:05 PM »
These votes will mean shit when the shit hits the fan, Border poll will mean the unionist voters will actually come out, I'd say the every unionist would be out to keep the union

A lot of nationalists donít vote either - Also hardline republicans who go and spoil their vote each election.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Go Games - Good or bad - discuss...
« on: May 24, 2023, 08:23:01 AM »
I think u12 is a good age to start for winning/losing - End of the day itís life experience and youngsters these days hate losing look at them playing other sports or video games (Fortnite/FIFA etc) but they pick up the controller and get on with the next game if they lose same they will do in Football. If they enjoy the activity they will keep coming back.

Issue is parents/coaches who think winning is everything and will curse a ref out, parents rowing with other parents at matches or shout at young players when they do something wrong. . Iíve had to turn round in the sideline and parent parents along the sideline and tell them to catch themselves on and what example are they setting - they usually shut up out of embarrassment getting told off.

Coached teams from u10s/u11s to minors and competitions in training everyone wants to win and they always had fun in them, penalty comps/free taking, sprints/shooting - but that toxicity thatís along the sideline at senior games trickles down through the age groups and what child is going to want to keep playing if they keep getting shouted at. 

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General discussion / Re: Premier League 2022-2023
« on: May 21, 2023, 05:09:45 PM »
Brighton have qualified for European football for the first time in the clubís history. Huge achievement for the club, pound for pound the best footballing team in the Premier League.

Agree, great to watch
Like man city but without the big names
Inevitably these teams get theirs assets stripped by the big boys.

MacAllister has terms agreed with Liverpool already and then Arsenal are after Caicedo.. United want Ferguson too but donít think heíll leave so young

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Hurling Discussion / Re: Hurling 2023
« on: May 21, 2023, 03:04:00 PM »
I see Joanna and Donal Og started off with whoís the biggest arsehole competition

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General discussion / Re: 6 County Assembly Elections - 5th May 2022
« on: May 21, 2023, 12:22:09 PM »
Has anyone checked on trailer?

He's busy collecting all the SF posters for the Bonefire in July  ;D ;D

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General discussion / Re: 6 County Assembly Elections - 5th May 2022
« on: May 21, 2023, 10:35:40 AM »
Why does Alliance HAVE TO decide to be Orange or Green?
Surely their whole point and reason for existence is that they're neither.

They donít have to but if in the event of a border poll they would need to chose a United Ireland or Union.. They could say we will leave it up to individual members to vote / canvas for what they want but then that causes a split in the party.

Thereíll be a split in the party either way if/when a border poll happens because if Party chose either side then members might get the hump and defect

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General discussion / Re: Official Gooners Thread - A New Hope
« on: May 21, 2023, 09:13:53 AM »
Hard to say we didnít bottle it after that result yesterday.. Arteta gone into meltdown past few weeks. Partey at RB yesterday looked totally lost.. Fabio Vieira looks like flop of the season but he still persists with him over Smith-Rowe.. Depending on signings in the summer I wouldnít be too optimistic about next year

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General discussion / Re: 6 County Assembly Elections - 5th May 2022
« on: May 21, 2023, 12:11:14 AM »
Nationalist vote is greater than Unionist vote for the first time ever.   What is the point in NI anymore?
Irish government need to grow some balls and prepare for Unity because this is a one way ticket.  Unionists will never outpoll Nationalism ever again.

Yeah, things are changing pretty quickly.

Only problem is unionism doesn't seem to realise it or doesn't want to realise it.

Look at Danny Kennedy today - what a joke.  He just doesn't get it.

Shinners picked up seats all over the place this time.  In East Belfast, Lisburn and Coleraine etc.  The demographics are changing quickly.  Could have had picked up a few more seats also.  Stood only 1 candidate in Limavady and in other places, they got the SDLP over the line.

It clears to see that the Protocol didn't have an impact in this election.

SF played it well.  Didn't rock the boat while saying and doing the right things at the right time.  I think they took the issues they were having in Derry City by the horns, went in and sorted it and look at the result today.  Short term pain for longer term gain.

SDLP in big trouble.  Very stale and very lucky they didn't lose more seats.  Hard to know what they stand for this past 10 years.  A lot of mixing and maxing with Labour, FF and FG.  Eastwood has his work cut out and I heard him on saying voters were punishing the DUP.  Needs to reflect on his leadership. Bit arrogant for my liking but some good councillors lost their seats.

Aontķ keep coming back for more punishment.  Getting nowhere near seats so hard to know where they go to.  Be interesting to see how they go in the south after taking a battering in the north.

Good day for Alliance.  Gradually building but they're still not coming down green or orange.....which they will have to at some stage.

The constant SF bashing and the selection of candidates in some areas left a lot to be desired. Selected a 20 year old from Lagan Valley to run in Slieve Croob - Newry and Mourne. SF done it right picking locals in their area so people had a connection to them.

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General discussion / Re: 6 County Assembly Elections - 5th May 2022
« on: May 20, 2023, 11:32:50 AM »
Danny Kennedy on BBC talking about the risk of Sinn Fein domination in some areas.  Made a bit of an eejet out if himself

Bizarre like.. Carruthers called him out on it to be fair, UUP didnít care when they were top party and he stumbled over himself. Must be on the drink

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