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General discussion / Re: Eighth Amendment poll
« on: May 22, 2018, 11:36:39 PM »
Katie Ascough. Lol.
She's vile. No wonder she was impeached by UCD. The wonder is how the fook she ever got elected in the first place. A total lightweight too who has nothing more than pre-prepared robo-conservative lines borrowed from evangelical nut jobs in the US. Pat Kenny threw a couple of pretty easy questions at her last month and she tied herself in knots.

I think she is lovely

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GAA Discussion / Re: The Sunday Game
« on: May 22, 2018, 11:21:02 PM »
I think there should be a Mill button for everyone in the crowd. If the game is too defensive & boring fans can press a button demanding an immediate Mill. Being the GAA a 2/3rd a majority is required. Once 66% of people push Mill button, the ball will be burst by the referee signifying that all players are required to beat the shite out of each other with the help of course of back room team and the Maor Usice. Referrees, linesmen and umpires will look at the sky during the Mill and all TV cameras will zoom in on some fine thing in the crowd.

Once the players have seen sense after the mill is complete and a few stern words are had between the ref and captains about the terrible negative football played, a free flowing wonderful game will resume.

Mill buttons will be supplied at an extra cost of 10 euro per patron with Old age Pensioners, students and U12s getting a reduced price of 9.50.

Everyone is a winner.

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General discussion / Re: Eighth Amendment poll
« on: May 22, 2018, 09:59:19 PM »
It’s amazing to think how far as a country we’ve come in 15 years from barely rejecting tightening abortion laws to hopefully finally legalising an absolutely basic and vital medical procedure. The new Ireland is a much better place than the one of ten or twenty years ago.

Some counties have come on further than others of course.

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I think we would not have played anyone from Munster except Cork or Kerry and limerick. I don't think we played Laois, Carlow, Kilkenny or Offaly  in Leinster but I do recall back door games against Longford, Wicklow, Westmeath & Louth. I know we played Meath a good bit, including 3 AI finals and once in the backdoor. We also played Kildare in a final and Wexford in a semi final.

In Connacht we played Ros, Galway and Mayo in AI finals. We even played Sligo in an AI semi. Leitrim we didnt play I'm fairly sure. London or New York possibly as there were home finals etc but can't say.

So by my reckoning Cavan never played Laois, Carlow, Kilkenny, Offaly, Tipp, Waterford, Clare or Leitrim.

Cavan played Tipp in 1935 AISF & Offaly in 1969 AISF.
Cavan have since played Carlow in back door. That me and Waterford, Clare and leitrim left.

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Cavan / Re: Cavan under20s
« on: May 21, 2018, 10:12:26 PM »
No idea but maybe they in the preliminary? Also Donegal suppose to be taking it very serious. Cavan should have a decent team with last year's minors.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Where has the melee gone?
« on: May 21, 2018, 06:22:19 PM »
Looks like the word has got through to the players.........get involved in a melee and you will see red.

There has been a distinct lack of melees in the games to date.

There has also been a lack of atmosphere of atmosphere in games. Linked perhaps? Its always good to get the blood boiling in the mucksavage supporters

There was zero athmosphere at Cavan v Donegal, about 500 travelled from Cavan, Donegal fans only cheered when yer man played his bagpipes. Really sad to see what the Ulster championship has become. Thankfully seemed to be more life in Clones yesterday. Bit of a row should be compulsory to liven things up.

What was happening in Clones?

A mill

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GAA Discussion / Re: The Sunday Game
« on: May 21, 2018, 02:26:23 PM »
No McDonagh or Ring results given!!!!

Give both those competitions to TG4/Eirsport and watch them flourish.

As for a tiered football competition, RTE would treat it with disdain.

Yep. Only the Senior championship matters for RTÉ.

This is the sort of thing that is putting people off the thought of a tiered championship.
If it was to go that way the GAA would have to put something in their broadcasting contracts to say that  a certain amount of time & coverage is allocated to each division

Absolutely agree, if the powers to be are serious about a tiered championship, they will have to do two things'

1. The so-called "B" final will have to be played before the All-Ireland, move the minor (sorry U 17 ) to 12 noon, or some other date.
2. Have the Q/finals on televised and promoted, and when possible combine some of the later rounds with latter rounds of All-Ireland, e.g. this year play those semi-finals before the big semi-finals.

I have a feeling the folks who are defending one championship may feel differently in about a month, when the two prelim qualifier rounds are out of the way, and half a dozen teams get their usual back door hammerings.

All hell would break loose for tickets for AI finals then.

Well they could solve that by not giving every club in Ireland with no connections a ticket.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Where has the melee gone?
« on: May 21, 2018, 01:55:28 PM »
Can we not agree it's a mill.

That's what we had in the 80s in Longford.

Mills.

Manys a lad got split in a mill.

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General discussion / Re: Rolling Stones to play at Croke Park?
« on: May 21, 2018, 12:56:48 PM »
Where has Tony and his formidable wit gone?

He is still logging in to see if we are talking about him but alas he is too ashamed to post anymore.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Where has the melee gone?
« on: May 21, 2018, 12:53:57 PM »
Proper brawls are few and far between at inter-county level.
Along with '96, this is probably the only other true brawl at that level.
A brawl has to include actual fisticuffs for me, none of this pulling and dragging nonsense.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=N1s6JY_ey6o

I hope the ref gave them a stern ticking off after that.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Ulster U17 (minor) Championship
« on: May 21, 2018, 12:34:21 PM »
Semi finals are
Cavan v Monaghan
Tyrone v Derry

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GAA Discussion / Re: Where has the melee gone?
« on: May 21, 2018, 12:02:28 PM »
Fracas? Bit of handbags?

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GAA Discussion / Re: Where has the melee gone?
« on: May 21, 2018, 10:32:39 AM »
Looks like the word has got through to the players.........get involved in a melee and you will see red.

There has been a distinct lack of melees in the games to date.

There has also been a lack of atmosphere of atmosphere in games. Linked perhaps? Its always good to get the blood boiling in the mucksavage supporters

There was zero athmosphere at Cavan v Donegal, about 500 travelled from Cavan, Donegal fans only cheered when yer man played his bagpipes. Really sad to see what the Ulster championship has become. Thankfully seemed to be more life in Clones yesterday. Bit of a row should be compulsory to liven things up.

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Cavan / Re: Official Cavan GAA Thread
« on: May 21, 2018, 10:15:12 AM »
The statistics I've seen from Paul Fitzpatrick regarding player turnover are pretty stark. I think we were all aware of a fair amount of personnel churn but that really is jaw-dropping and some of those names there would be a massive boost to the team.

Hard to know, in a way, what to say about our senior team performance at the minute. We exceeded expectations by getting to Division 1 and felt maybe McGleenan was getting his act together, coupled with some ok displays in Division 1 the year before. On the positive side, the players he had there in the league were really pulling for him and the jersey and things looked to be progressing, albeit with significant flaws. But the nature of the loss in the final to Roscommon seems to have revealed those flaws to be deep structural fissures and the whole thing crumbled embarrassingly against Donegal. I didn't expect us to win there but the nature of the display was fairly indicative of both schoolboy type management and perhaps a lack of the player drive and spirit that was there in the spring - have the wheels come off entirely since the league final?

Anything less than a significant renaissance in the qualifiers and I honestly think Mattie should go. I'm never one for knee-jerk/manager merry-go-round stuff but going into Division 1 under the current setup, with no championship 'bounce' behind us, quite simply we'd be slaughtered and it might be better to have another man there in advance of that. Who that might be would be anybody's guess.

Personally I think we need a manager with a connection to those u21 players, the best of them need to be coaxed back into the panel. There are a few men that stick out for me and that is Peter Reilly, Ronan Carolan and Terry Hyland. Now we can rule Terry out I am sure as he has been there. I think Peter and Ronan together would be a step in the right direction and maybe try and get access to a progressive forwards coach from somewhere.

The alternative is to try and land a high profile external manager that would energise guys. Like when Paidi went to Westmeath etc. But the last time we tried to get a new manager when the dust settled we were left with Mattie vrs Banty. So we are not attracting big names. The only one I think that might be interested is Pete McGrath but things haven't been going so well for him lately.

I'm inclined to agree with your assessment on Mattie. He has done very well in some ways with what he has at his disposal but I do think he has some massive gaps as a tactician. No point getting rid until we are sure there is someone better we can get in.

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What a score from McManus on the right wing. He's a Special talent.

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