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Both  games are also on Premier Sports
Mayo v Dublin live. Monaghan v Tyrone deferred.

I think I'll go with Premier Sports as streams from that channel are usually very good quality.

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GAA Discussion / Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
« on: February 23, 2018, 05:41:34 PM »
Did McGurk play for Monaghan last Sunday against Kerry? I know he was involved in the first 2 league games.

I was delighted to see him get a chance back home after been playing in Lancashire the last 3 or 4 years, always looked like he was capable of stepping up to this level.

Hi didn't play last weekend, nor was he named in the programme.

Nice article re: http://www.theirishworld.com/paraic-mcguirk-john-mitchels-loss-monaghans-gain/
Access to the article is restricted to subscribers only.

BTW
I haven't read an article  that has used the thread worn cliche "monaghan are punching above their weight"   since last tuesday's Indo

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General discussion / Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« on: February 23, 2018, 01:03:20 PM »
Five things to get off my chest after this latest awful performance in European football

1. LACK OF SURPRISE. Is there one single Celtic supporter anywhere that is surprised at the manner of that performance tonight. It was awful, absolutely awful. These players collectively seem to have a mental block when faced with quality opposition and Zenit are a decent side but hardly brilliant. In fact they didnít really need to show us what they can do because the goals were gift wrapped and presented to them by shocking Celtic defending.

2. BACKING BRENDAN. Letís start with the money. Thereís £30million in the bank from the money the club have made from Brendanís time in charge. Then thereís the £9.5million they will get from the Virgil van Dijk sell-on clause after that and assuming we donít blow things domestically, then thereís the Champions League money from later in the year. The thing about that is it is taking into account the supporters buying the three match package, should we get through the qualifiers. I have heard fans who go to the games home and away, start to question this and think that the money might be better in their pockets and watching the game for free in the pub. Brendan needs a goalkeeper, a central defender and a right back at the very least and everyone knows it. If heís not given the resources he may decide to let someone else have a go.

3. JAMES FORREST AND SCOTT BROWN. IN Ronnyís last season when Griffiths scored 40 goals and basically carried the team to the finishing line, we wondered what would we do without super Leigh. This time around we are operating with Forrest and Brown consistently carrying the team, thatís a little harsh on KT to weíll give him pass marks. As for the rest? We have more passengers this season than our bus to Pittodrie on Sunday and thatís only due to the lack of tickets.

4. THOSE INJURIES. Our players after the 1998 World Cup returned and from France and Celtic really suffered for a while, we had a rotten season other than the 5-1 game when Lubo introduced himself. We had so many injuries that season and didnít Lubo play up from out of necessity? Anyway, this season after a summer break amounting to 2 or for the lucky ones 3 weeks Ė Scotland played England on 10 June and 6 of our players were involved. They reported back to Lennoxtown two weeks later. This season we have been falling like flies. Has anyone asked why?

5. THE WAY FORWARD. Everyone of us Celtic supporters want the very best for Celtic and we have supported the team 100%. However Brendan is a world class football manager and there are players in that squad who continually let him and us down on the bigger stages. They need to be replaced. Brendan made his mind up about numerous players in Ronnyís squad when he arrived and they guys were shipped out one way or another. He now needs to do the same thing with the current squad and the Board need to give him the money that he needs to do the job. Brendan knows heís not got English Premier League money to play with at celtic and he has been happy with things Ė that, you sense is changing. He has adapted his ambitions to match Celticís position in the game, now itís time for Celtic to adapt to match their managerís standing.

That was an article on a Celtic website and it's hard to disagree with it, i'm still quite angry from last nights games but as the article says "not surprising"

Good post Illdecide, I think young Ralston could be the next right back no bother, a goalkeeper is very much needed as is a fit, stong central defender, other than that Celtic are in good shape however they are naive in Europe away from home, bar the 3-0 Anderlecht result that is.

I am absolutely gobsmacked at so called fans clamouring for Rodgers to go, who the hell do they think they could get that could do anywhere close to the job he has done? They must have very short memories.

Rodgers has not put a foot wrong as Celtic manager apart from trying to play expansive football against the richest clubs on the planet, he drew with City twice in the CL, he has qualified for the CL twice and young players are flocking to the place to develop under him, yet the numpties want him out, unreal, maybe they could attract the likes of pedro or warburton or Brady to take over.

I thought it was awful but I was surprised at just how awful it was. How could you not be surprised at how woeful that was compared to last week? Zenit are nowhere near the quality of the top teams in europe.
It wasn't just Lustig and De Vries, but the whole team were shocking from the kick off. Mancini must be on cloud nine, wondering just how he escaped the firing squad that were lined up for him.

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General discussion / Re: The ulster rugby trial
« on: February 21, 2018, 07:26:23 PM »
Did ye see the evidence from the defence Doctor about resistance?
That's not evidence!
That's just saying no resistance doesn't necessarily mean no rape.

You seem to be reading it as No Resistance = Rape!


You can't have a civilised conversation around here.
Seriously?
I thought you said this was crucial piece of evidence for the prosecution. Apologies if I misread

Given that you're the one completely fabricating stories today, you'll have up forgive anyone who gets a bit fed up with you when your fail to understand an opinion and then compound your own stupidity by incorrectly summarising said opinion.

I held hands up straight away, apologised, corrected what I said.

He said it was a "pretty important piece of evidence given by the defence doctor" and "to me, that's crucial".
Hound, you had exclaimed "That's not evidence!", which is pretty dumb considering the doctor was giving evidence. Of course it is evidence in this case, from someone who has vast experience in rape cases, to reply in answer to the question "whether most victims of sexual assault resist or allow it to happen.
she replied: "The evidence overwhelmingly is that it's allowed to happen."

Here you have evidence coming from an expert witness called by the defense, emphatically supporting the contention of the prosecution and the complainant. It might just happen to hand the prosecution some important morsels of clout when it comes to evaluating the evidence from the only witness to what happened in that room,  the "no sign of non-consensual sex" versus  "no signs of consent".

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GAA Discussion / Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
« on: February 19, 2018, 11:17:31 PM »
https://twitter.com/officialgaa/status/965279353369227264

Looks to me like the Kerry keeper knocks the ball away first and the Monaghan player falls over him after.  No penalty.
As clear a penalty as I've seen. And if the ref gives it, then surely a black card.
A penalty yes but I didn't think it was a black card, it didn't appear to be a deliberate collision to take Kearns out of the play.

We discussed this at the time. It didn't, but the consensus was that a black card was warranted for preventing a definite goal, as Kearns had him beaten. One of those grey areas but definitely a penalty.. I think it would have done Kerry a favour as Murphy had a complete nightmare..

Just listening to RT… Radio 1 here - the pundits highly complimentary to Monaghan's continual efforts and not buying into the question posed by Sean O'Rourke re 'the penalty that never was'.
Were you there?  Did you get a coveted seat in the stand?  The pitch looked really rough and cut up, way beyond what a bit of damp weather could do.

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GAA Discussion / Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
« on: February 19, 2018, 11:14:48 PM »
Yep, it's the refrain of the soccer pundits coming to the fore,  "he got the ball" ......  therefore the cleaning out collision should be ignored.


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General discussion / Re: Silent Justice/ Internet Interceptors
« on: February 19, 2018, 10:56:26 PM »
The fact is the police have done feck all to intercept these pedophiles. The set-ups to trap the pedophiles don't appear to be that complicated. If those self-publicist morons can  trap a pedophile and come close to doing it to a legal compliant standard, then why can't the police? Let me guess, they have not the resources or the will?
The police have now finally examined 15 of the 115 cases dropped onto their desk and we are told the cases are not 100% perfect.Well, stop the lights.
Now, they blame the hunters for not being able to prosecute those fiends.
I suspect the police would go out of their way to find fault in those 15 cases before being embarrassed by a bunch of self-publicist nutcases doing the work they should be doing.
The focus should be put on the police  to get up of their backsides and do the hunting on behalf of the community and quit deflecting blame onto the vigilante hunters.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Diving in our game
« on: February 19, 2018, 11:57:30 AM »
Manliness 101.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T24eXGRZKv4
He was sent off though,  talk about a fussy ref.

In Ulster where real manliness was respected by the ref, that would be regarded as a tickle to the face.
Monaghan's Michael O'Dowd's right hook, Ulster final 1988.

https://youtu.be/a0iR1mIRm-Q?t=1244

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GAA Discussion / Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
« on: February 19, 2018, 11:02:58 AM »
https://twitter.com/officialgaa/status/965279353369227264

Looks to me like the Kerry keeper knocks the ball away first and the Monaghan player falls over him after.  No penalty.
As clear a penalty as I've seen. And if the ref gives it, then surely a black card.
A penalty yes but I didn't think it was a black card, it didn't appear to be a deliberate collision to take Kearns out of the play.
 



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General discussion / Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« on: February 19, 2018, 10:30:53 AM »
6pm start next Thursday. A chilly -7 over there this evening

Celtic teams are used to shit weather and the kit guys will have them all sorted, they will be fine, I think they will rue so many missed chances but all in all an excellent performance and I hope they make it through obviously, it will be tough.
There will be no worries about the weather. Zenit have a brand new stadium with a retractable roof, the world's most expensive stadium.

I highly doubt that!
You can chose not to watch the game on thursday, perhaps best. Should you watch the game on tv, you can turn volume down or chose a channel whose language is foreign to you or keep repeating to yourself every time the commentator refers to the stadium roof,  "I highly doubt that" "I highly doubt that".
Should the cameras focus on the closed roof or external images of the  stadium be shown, then just keep repeating " Russian fakers!!"

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GAA Discussion / Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
« on: February 18, 2018, 08:43:05 PM »
https://twitter.com/officialgaa/status/965279353369227264

Looks to me like the Kerry keeper knocks the ball away first and the Monaghan player falls over him after.

No penalty.
He gets his hand to the ball, at the same time his momentum causes him to clatter into the monaghan player, knocking him over.

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GAA Discussion / Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
« on: February 18, 2018, 08:33:00 PM »
I watched the deferred coverage until my electricity conked out midway in the 2nd half, when Kerry were 5 points down trying to rally. The ref was alright i thought, the penalty was a stonewall no-brainer, the ref caught most of the silly pick ups off the ground and pushes in the back by the Kerry players, he was fooled  by the
 nr.12 for Kerry who ran away with the award for the best hand grab/ drag down of the game, against a stunned Dessie Mone. It was perfect theatre.
It's hard to read that much into the game outside the context of a league game played in the cold wet boggy environs of Inniskeen. Kerry were pumped, run ragged in the first half, they had a better 2nd half but it was Monaghan who emerged the stronger at the end. Clock it up as a deserved win and the Kerry boys gave our boys a good workout.
Next up is Tyrone who must be devastated at recently losing their beloved McRory cup, will they get their peckers up in time for the clash at Castleblayney?

Micky Harte must be devastated that they can't beat schoolboys now whilst his clubmate  oversees a fantastic  victory over one of the top sides.Fair play to Monaghan today and it's good to see games being spread round the county.
I didn't know Malachy served time at Eirrigal Ciarans. You know what they say,  what doesn't kill you makes you all the stronger.





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GAA Discussion / Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
« on: February 18, 2018, 06:57:28 PM »
I watched the deferred coverage until my electricity conked out midway in the 2nd half, when Kerry were 5 points down trying to rally. The ref was alright i thought, the penalty was a stonewall no-brainer, the ref caught most of the silly pick ups off the ground and pushes in the back by the Kerry players, he was fooled  by the
 nr.12 for Kerry who ran away with the award for the best hand grab/ drag down of the game, against a stunned Dessie Mone. It was perfect theatre.
It's hard to read that much into the game outside the context of a league game played in the cold wet boggy environs of Inniskeen. Kerry were pumped, run ragged in the first half, they had a better 2nd half but it was Monaghan who emerged the stronger at the end. Clock it up as a deserved win and the Kerry boys gave our boys a good workout.
Next up is Tyrone who must be devastated at recently losing their beloved McRory cup, will they get their peckers up in time for the clash at Castleblayney?

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General discussion / Re: Clerical abuse!
« on: February 17, 2018, 10:42:27 PM »
I can't even get an answer to a simple question on this thread because you fools all sucked into Tony's agenda,
quelle folie!!

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GAA Discussion / Re: McKenna Cup 2018
« on: February 17, 2018, 07:53:38 PM »
Ah fair play to Donegal, some amount of messing by Tyrone but a more interesting game as a result.

Poor Niall Devlin, a Tyrone man, having to present the cup!
I thought Tyrone would be glad to rid of it, a millstone.

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