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Mickey Harte requests all the players to partake in saying the rosary before a game, the Tyrone Catholic Team?
Ronan McNamee
It (the rosary) can’t do you any harm. I can’t imagine it’s going to cause anybody any upset. Whether we do it with Tyrone or not, I go to Mass every Sunday anyway. There is no reason why everybody can’t go to Mass the odd time.”
How about a reason being that a person is not a catholic?
What if a player is not of the catholic church and does not partake in the catholic rituals?
That's a bizarre backwoods religious culture in Tyrone.

 

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General discussion / Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« on: Today at 12:27:38 PM »
My point was UEFA say you can't make political displays or bring politics into the stadium. Ok. That's the rules. But then they disregard their own rules when it suits them. Minutes silence for Nelson Mandela for example. A political figure.
You want everything allowed or you want nothing allowed?
That doesn't work.That's just being reactionary, rigid and very foolish.
Read the rules carefully, there's plenty of leeway for Uefa to interpret situations and decide on merits, for better or for worse.
 





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General discussion / Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« on: Today at 12:04:19 PM »
That banner with the Volunteer is pathetic to be honest just a cheap effort at riling "the other side". What the f**k does Brendan Rodgers or a Football match have to do with the IRA.

I often agree with the expressions of a political opinion at Celtic Park, but only so far as there's a point and a cause behind it.

The banner with Rodgers was witty in the context. I think the Green Brigade shot themselves in the foot with the one of the Volunteer though. I don't disagree with them expressing a political opinion and I dispute that a drawing of a Volunteer is sectarian, Republicanism has never been anti-Protestant in the way Loyalism has been and is overtly anti-Catholic. A banner like that is only ever going to end in tears with the sanitised organisation of UEFA (actually horrendously corrupt but likes to think of itself as sanitised). They may, may, have gotten away with the Rodgers one without the Volunteer.

Now in terms of the singing, The Broad Black Brimmer is not a sectarian song. It's political but nowhere does it refer to Protestantism/Orangeism and putting it into the same bracket as "up to our necks in Fenian blood" is horsesh1t. Again with the sanitary towel that is UEFA it's likely to end up causing Celtic problems but personally I don't think it should; UEFA would want to look into it's own dark cupboards before it starts giving off about anyone else anyway but that's not how it works with them unfortunately.

Now if anyone engaged in overtly anti-sectarian singing, as some have stated, like "no Orange b*******" then Celtic should make an example of those people, find them and ban them for life. As a Republican, I find it abhorrent that there are those who hijack Republicanism for their own racist means. True Republicanism is not sectarian in nature and in fact the founder of modern Irish Republicanism, as well as many other of the greatest Irish Republicans, were Protestants themselves.

The Rodgers banner is grand as far as I'm concerned a bit tongue in cheek, its the fact they thought to put a Vol along side it that irks me, not that I deem it sectarian which on its own merit, it isn't, but disagree for the motives of using it to wind people up. Republicanism by its very nature cannot be Sectarian otherwise it is not Republicanism.
A long banner was unfurled on top of the flag "Rodgers At Work", saying "Brendan's Undefeated Army"
 Don't the IFA mob call themselves GAWA? 
Taken all together, the Green Brigade might have (cheekily) calculated that the whole display just came under the radar.

Overall the two games have provided plenty of overtime for the Uefa disciplinary committee.
For Celtic's part, the singing of the  BOTOB and the BBB songs will surely attract fines.

The Soldiers Song and TFOA are regarded as Celtic ethnic,  Celtic are Irish ethnic, always have been since inception, the tricolor has always been there since the foundation. The Palestinian flag is not 'Celtic ethnic', so flying it is illegal. The Poppy WW2 commemoration displays are illegal because it's not part of a club's  or country identity, it's a non football political display when acted out in international competitions.

This annoys me. Not you but what you have said is correct. However, UEFA can disregard their own rules as and when it suits them. That is unfair. Either ban political things completely or not at all
I think it works. The criteria is, if it's part of the club's identity then it's okay.
But there's a limit to what content you can shove in under the banner of  the club's tradition.

But just because the lines of discrimination (between political and non political)  are sometimes vague and contradictory,
I wouldn't like that the  socio/cultural symbols of Celtic's identity be suppressed just because a load of Linfield w'ankers want to fly overtly political and racist banners or some Croat footballer grabs a PA microphone and shouts fascist political slogans to the crowd.
I think it's in order that Uefa respect genuine symbols and expressions of a club's identity and discriminate against others.
It's not perfect but life is not linear.

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General discussion / Re: Classic Irish advertisements
« on: Today at 11:54:01 AM »
In the 1970s the Irish Army (the official one) had some corny ones which stood out. There was one for the "elite" rangers, where a fully uniformed troop were out running on a country track, singing a  call response, "we are rangers" "jolly jolly rangers"  :D

Here's one from the '70s for the regular troop.

https://www.liveleak.com/view?i=582_1498850405


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General discussion / Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« on: Today at 11:40:03 AM »
That banner with the Volunteer is pathetic to be honest just a cheap effort at riling "the other side". What the f**k does Brendan Rodgers or a Football match have to do with the IRA.

I often agree with the expressions of a political opinion at Celtic Park, but only so far as there's a point and a cause behind it.

The banner with Rodgers was witty in the context. I think the Green Brigade shot themselves in the foot with the one of the Volunteer though. I don't disagree with them expressing a political opinion and I dispute that a drawing of a Volunteer is sectarian, Republicanism has never been anti-Protestant in the way Loyalism has been and is overtly anti-Catholic. A banner like that is only ever going to end in tears with the sanitised organisation of UEFA (actually horrendously corrupt but likes to think of itself as sanitised). They may, may, have gotten away with the Rodgers one without the Volunteer.

Now in terms of the singing, The Broad Black Brimmer is not a sectarian song. It's political but nowhere does it refer to Protestantism/Orangeism and putting it into the same bracket as "up to our necks in Fenian blood" is horsesh1t. Again with the sanitary towel that is UEFA it's likely to end up causing Celtic problems but personally I don't think it should; UEFA would want to look into it's own dark cupboards before it starts giving off about anyone else anyway but that's not how it works with them unfortunately.

Now if anyone engaged in overtly anti-sectarian singing, as some have stated, like "no Orange b*******" then Celtic should make an example of those people, find them and ban them for life. As a Republican, I find it abhorrent that there are those who hijack Republicanism for their own racist means. True Republicanism is not sectarian in nature and in fact the founder of modern Irish Republicanism, as well as many other of the greatest Irish Republicans, were Protestants themselves.

The Rodgers banner is grand as far as I'm concerned a bit tongue in cheek, its the fact they thought to put a Vol along side it that irks me, not that I deem it sectarian which on its own merit, it isn't, but disagree for the motives of using it to wind people up. Republicanism by its very nature cannot be Sectarian otherwise it is not Republicanism.
A long banner was unfurled on top of the flag "Rodgers At Work", saying "Brendan's Undefeated Army"
 Don't the IFA mob call themselves GAWA? 
Taken all together, the Green Brigade might have (cheekily) calculated that the whole display just came under the radar.

Overall the two games have provided plenty of overtime for the Uefa disciplinary committee.
For Celtic's part, the singing of the  BOTOB and the BBB songs will surely attract fines.

The Soldiers Song and TFOA are regarded as Celtic ethnic,  Celtic are Irish ethnic, always have been since inception, the tricolor has always been there since the foundation. The Palestinian flag is not 'Celtic ethnic', so flying it is illegal. The Poppy WW2 commemoration displays are illegal because it's not part of a club's  or country identity, it's a non football political display when acted out in international competitions.



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General discussion / Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« on: Today at 10:57:56 AM »
I don't know why anyone would believe that Windsor could be anything other than poisonous, it always will be no matter what the IFA say, its in the blood.
The match the other day had noting to do with the IFA.  It was a Linfield match.
Did i say it was? comment still stands on the sectarian cesspit.

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This is the weirdest Tyrone thread I've ever seen with hardly any chat about Tyrone at all.
Jesus not another narcissistic, all about Tyrone,  what about Tyrone, oh dear they're not talking enough about us and how great we are for being less of a bastárd this year,  etc etc. 
The thread is not a Tyrone thread, it's about a 1/4 final,  as it stands now  Tyrone v  3 other possible teams.

Cue some stupid schoolyard reactionary retort ;D

 


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General discussion / Re: Classic Irish advertisements
« on: July 19, 2017, 11:57:15 PM »
I remember there was a 1970's Murphy stout advert where 2 guys were rowing a boat on the Liffey through Dublin with a wooden keg on board. I think the message was, we'll break the monopoly by hook or by crook.

isn't this the classic Murphy stout advert?
The Samurai Murphy's Stout TV Ad
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTczq_S4dEM






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General discussion / Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« on: July 19, 2017, 11:25:09 PM »
It would have been enough to have the (sniper)  'Rodgers at work' banner to get the message across clear enough and there would be no threat of a Uefa fine.

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Isn't Derry's season over?

The Minors were playing.


I was there 30 mins before the minor match, wanted to watch it. Around me, the majority of Tyrone supporters were cheering for Derry, myself included. Only one was supporting Monaghan.
The blue shirt was it?
I suppose we (in free Ulster) all look the same to you Tyronies.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Armagh v Kildare 29.07.2017
« on: July 19, 2017, 11:29:59 AM »
Armagh will be Kildare's 29th SFC opponent and will complete the 'Ulster set' for them and are 18-8 v Ulster teams. That's from GAASTATS on Twitter.

When we do lose to Ulster teams it tends to be in tight affairs, thinking Tyrone 2*2pts Monaghan & Donegal after extra time and Down by the width of a cross bar.

Kildare are very much over hyped and a lot of non Kildare journalists and pundits are reaching but here's the thing so are Armagh they are a Division 3 side who can't get out of Division 3.

Kildare will allow teams a run, we are not experienced enough yet to shut teams down when that happens, Meath didn't tale theirs Dublin did, Armagh aren't Dublin though and we will run up a big score it's what we do.

Armagh might need to score 20pts+, have they the armoury for that as I don't expect they will shut us down defensively, too sloppy in the tackle.

Who exactly is over hyping Armagh?  This is a big ask for Armagh and most Armagh fans are seeing it as a measure of were we are, there is no expectation on Armagh here.  P.S. you can ignore the Tyronies trying to build Armagh up whilst laughing behind their keyboard.  ;)
Dinny was probably trying to message while his Range Rover was negotiating the maze around the stable yards. Is it not so that he meant to write that Armagh are also hyping up Kildare, because Armagh are of the lower class?

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GAA Discussion / Re: Armagh v Kildare 29.07.2017
« on: July 18, 2017, 09:56:07 PM »
Rough in apple county terms is a strong cider, strong but dry. lacking that apple juice flavour but effective where it matters.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Armagh v Kildare 29.07.2017
« on: July 18, 2017, 07:21:03 PM »
Does no one from Armagh consider that this Kildare team are being overpraised for their performance against the Dubs?
How about the Dubs are not that good yet? ;)
 I mean they struggled badly against Carlow and only really began to get the upper hand when Carlow's best player got sent off early in the 2nd half.
Armagh went down to Tipp and showed real mettle, came from behind to beat a highly motivated organised team who had just easily beaten Cavan in Breffini the week before. This Kildare team are the new white hype after just one game.

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On a more serious note, How can you criticize a manager with that carry on.
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Even when he's no longer your manager.
Have those guys ever heard of a meeting agenda

From the minutes.

Michael ; I propose that Creedon be removed from the role.
Chairperson;  But he's already gone, contract over, already sent back his boots, gone like a candle in the wind.

Michael ; Okay so,  I propose that his term not be renewed.

Chairperson;  Has anybody proposed that he get his job back?
Does he even want the job back?

Michael; Well regardless, I want to propose that Creedon not be proposed for the role

Chairperson; Here's the way it works,  you can't propose that somebody be not proposed for the role,
if somebody does happen to propose Creedon and it's seconded, then you can place your objection.

That's before we get to the evidence of what the dogs on the street are alleged to be talking about re the drunken carry on of 4 county footballers.


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Main Street, have you married a Tyrone woman in the last year?
Tyrone women lack a bit of what you might call sensitivity, for my liking.
But Ï would not be surprised to hear that there are hoards of Tyrone women on the search for real men  with them being fed up with all the local wasters and drunkards. You can pass the word around that there's a huge gender deficit (female) in the Faroes. However, I don't know how desperate the local men are by now, but they might even consider a Tyrone woman.

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