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General discussion / Re: Podcasts
« on: May 30, 2023, 04:28:48 PM »
As much as the Kevin Hughes episode was good, yesterday's was rubbish. No preparation, no insight, no analysis and loads of pregnant pauses.
For example, in reviewing the Armagh Westmeath game, T asks O, do you think the  best team lost?
 To tell you the truth I don't know

Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: May 18, 2023, 09:38:17 PM »
What a shower! You can guarantee he wouldn't act the hard man away from his home ground!
The game was in Carryduff

O’Hanlon got motm!

Mcmanus on BBC. I'd agree it should have been Beggan or Canavan.
O'Hanlon got motm on BBC; as chosen by Philly
 McManus motm on RTE

General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: February 20, 2023, 02:45:44 PM »
Boris is an opportunist, with zero morals and no regard for anyone living on this island.
Fair play to all the civil servants on the EU and UK side for making efforts to minimise the impact of the disaster that is Brexit. The recent report from the Bank of England highlighting that Brexit is costing every UK household £1,000 per year is interesting.  So all of us in the North are £1,000 worse off every year because of that disastrous decision.
I know there are many union members on here from the North, some of whom are in NIPSA, the public service union. So a question for NIPSA leaders; do they still support Brexit?

GAA Discussion / Re: GAA presidential election 2020
« on: February 14, 2023, 07:15:30 PM »
From my circle, 100% of Down people support Jarlath. He can play a crucial role at a critical time; he won't forget the club players.

Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: October 16, 2022, 09:15:56 PM »
Best team won although CPN will regret their caution. Hard to pick a MoM although Dabs (as always), Rooney, Ryan J and Laverty strong, as were McMahon, Murdoch, McCormack John Boyle.
O'Hare got most things right but made some strange/brave calls towards the end. So much so that Genie Brannigan gave him a mouthful after the final whistle earning himself a straight red. O'Hare certainly didn't deserve the verbal abuse from a fellow referee; a Kilcoo man who obviously didn't read the script about respecting referees!
Credit to the County board for a really well organised weekend and adh mór to Teconnaught, Saval and Kilcoo in Ulster.

Down / Re: 2022 Down SFC Prediction Comp.
« on: October 13, 2022, 09:11:16 PM »
Missed last two weeks but anyway;

Down / Re: 2022 Down SFC Prediction Comp.
« on: September 23, 2022, 06:55:12 PM »

Longstone v An Riocht
Castlewellan v Loughinisland
Mayobridge v Carryduff
Kilcoo v Clonduff
Burren v CPN

Down / Re: 2022 Down SFC Prediction Comp.
« on: September 15, 2022, 06:06:29 PM »

Glenn v Castlewellan
Bredagh v An Riocht
Mayobridge v RGU
Clonduff V Ballyholland
Bryansford v Longstone
CPN v Saul

Down / Re: 2022 Down SFC Prediction Comp.
« on: September 06, 2022, 11:23:25 AM »


Down / Re: 2022 Down SFC Prediction Comp.
« on: August 25, 2022, 04:36:41 PM »



General discussion / Re: Weather 2022
« on: July 18, 2022, 07:54:19 PM »
Global warming caused by human behaviour is a con job, according to the DUP Environment Minister Sammy Wilson in 2009. And he stood by his words in 2020.

Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: November 20, 2021, 05:22:15 PM »
It's a bit of a worry alright to be managerless at this stage but things will work out.
One thought  I have is that Jim McGuinness hasn't covered himself in too much glory from this affair.
Like most people on this board I was absolutely amazed that the group charged with appointing the manager managed to keep it under wraps for so long. Both they and the McGuinness Laverty Clarke ticket successfully kept Schtum right up until the County final weekend when everyone I spoke to had heard the names in the frames. When the Irish News ran the story a few days later we were all upbeat so if it's true that McGuinness walked because the story was out, he confirmed that he really is unbelievably thin skinned.Kevin Cassidy had a point.
So while he was a successful coach he's a prickly character and if he can't handle this issue God knows what he would have been like if he had  a real crisis to deal with.

Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: November 14, 2021, 08:20:33 AM »
The clubs that voted to shaft Tally were a bit like the DUP members who got rid of Arlene I.e. no plan B.
Remember Down lost more games in 2016 and 2017 than any other county and were relegated to Division 3 in 2018.
Tally steadied the ship without setting the world alight and paid the price for a shambolic performance against Donegal.  However starting from scratch when one club is consistently dominating is never a good tactic and while the plan seems to have been to get Kilcoo become part of the solution, rather than the problem, it has seemingly backfired.
We need to take stock and remember that a strong senior team requires all shoulders to the wheel

Down / Re: Down GAA Championship 2021 Prediction Competition
« on: November 09, 2021, 06:18:38 PM »
Congrats DF and thanks to Niall and the organisers

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