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General discussion / Re: Paddy Jackson apology
« on: May 18, 2018, 05:19:31 PM »
Jackson's application for costs was heard today.  The judge deferred her judgement and said that due to work pressures she wouldn't deliver a judgement in the near future.  Jackson's QC stated in support of his application that Jackson "had no employment and no offers of employment".

Leitrim survived a real banana skin v New York after a debilitating League; Carlow took out Louth from Division2; Laois got over Div 3 Wexford after ET and bottom of Div 4 Wicklow shocked Offaly. Nice to see the up turn in fortunes for these counties. London recovered from a bad start v Sligo to finish strongly but had left themselves with too much to do.
Antrim to shock Down?
Limerick and Waterford though look like they have too much ground to make up v Clare and Tipp - two counties who were Division 4 residents for a number of seasons just a short while ago.

So maybe the Championship isn't dead just yet!

Not a chance :(

General discussion / Re: The Official World Cup 2018 Thread
« on: May 16, 2018, 04:18:06 PM »
That England squad has scored 55 international goals in total.  Cristiano Ronaldo has 81, Messi has 61, Neymar has 53 and Lewandowski has 52.  It looks like it'll be the only squad with no players from outside its own league.

General discussion / Re: The Official World Cup 2018 Thread
« on: May 16, 2018, 03:40:44 PM »
He’ll play 3 at the back

Trippier                                 Young  :o
        Dier - Henderson - Ali

On paper it looks a terrible squad but possibly they’ll do better than much more heralded squads (could hardly do worse I suppose)

Yep...on paper it doesn't look like a squad that will have other teams quaking in their boots, but they've a decent draw in the group and last 16 stage (will play the winner/runner up of the Poland/Senegal/Colombia/Japan group if they get through).  I detect the English media and supporters have less expectancy than other years so they may go without pressure.  Can't see them being anywhere near winning it though.

In other news Mario Gotze scorer of the winning goal in the 2014 final not selected for the German provisional squad of 28.

General discussion / Re: The Official World Cup 2018 Thread
« on: May 16, 2018, 02:29:21 PM »
England final squad announced:

Butland (Stoke), Pickford (Everton), Pope (Burnley)

Jones (Man Utd), Cahill (Chelsea), Walker (Man City), Trippier (Tottenham), Rose (Tottenham), Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Young (Man Utd), Stones (Man City), Maguire (Leicester)

Dier (Tottenham), Henderson (Liverpool), Delph (Man City), Loftus-Cheek (Chelsea), Lingard (Man Utd), Alli (Tottenham)

Kane (Tottenham), Rashford (Man Utd), Vardy (Leicester), Sterling (Man City), Welbeck (Arsenal)

Edit:  Five players have been placed on standby - Tom Heaton (Burnley), James Tarkowski (Burnley), Lewis Cook - who?? (Bournemouth), Jake Livermore (WBA) and Adam Lallana (Liverpool).

Is the fact that the British PM is not confident that NI would vote to remain in the UK in a border poll not a signal to the SoS that she should call one?? ;)

General discussion / Re: Paddy Jackson apology
« on: May 14, 2018, 01:08:45 PM »
To follow up on the differences in reporting rape trials in NI and RoI, reporting restrictions were lifted this morning on a case allowing the media to report that last month former Ros Na Run actor Garrett Phillips was convicted of the oral rape of a 20 year woman in Galway in 2015.  Sentencing will take place in July.  Frank Greaney's twitter feed has more details.

DUP find Brexit negotiations a bit trickier than expected.

Hurling Discussion / Re: 2018 Joe McDonagh Cup
« on: May 14, 2018, 09:44:38 AM »
Great win from Antrim today to make it 2 out of 2 but some disgraceful antics from the Carlow players. They finished with 12 and 3 Antrim players are currently in hospital. Should be lengthy bans given out! No place for it in our games.
+1.  Apparently one player had his privates ripped open by the butt of a hurl in an off the ball cowardly strike.  The sort of stuff that should be dealt with by the courts rather than HQ.

From what I've heard about that injury, the perpetrator should have the book thrown at least once.

« on: May 14, 2018, 09:41:54 AM »
I was talking to a friend who was at the game.  He said Carlow's display of pure dirty play was the worst he's seen in years.

General discussion / Re: Fionn's bringing captionCompetitionBack
« on: May 11, 2018, 09:21:53 AM »
Unionist fury...about something in that picture

Close enough game.  Armagh maybe very slight favourites?? A point or two in it either way but my gut tells me Fermanagh might sneak it.

General discussion / Re: Apple's data centre in Athenry
« on: May 10, 2018, 12:26:55 PM »
This one is in the bin.
A bad week for Athenry.

Paul Kimmage has a lot to answer for.

General discussion / Re: Arlene's bigotry shines through
« on: May 10, 2018, 12:25:32 PM »
I think our elected reps have let us down badly here. People who committed crimes (on all sides) are being investigated. As they should. They should be brought to justice. If you didn't commit a crime, then you've nothing to be fearful of. They should be making this point to the government.
How did one PM put it? Yes that's right "Crime is crime is crime"


I suppose MichaelG's post really sums up the situation unfortunately. He probably considers himself to be a middle of the road unionist and would probably be considered as that by most posters on here, including myself who has always considered him to be reasonably levelheaded.   In comparison to a lot of unionist commentators that is likely where he would be placed.

Therefore to see his comments that indicate that he thinks there is parity in NI for Nationalists is wile depressing. If a middle-of-the-road unionist can quote these as examples of parity and tell nationalists to be happy with their lot we are indeed a long long way from getting a solution here as God knows what a bitter unionist thinks in these terms if that's a mainstream position. Depressing.

He's a Lundy!!!

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