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Messages - armaghniac

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: Today at 04:19:58 PM »
Why not put it to the people of the North of Ireland in a referendum on wether they wish to remain as part of the EU Customs Union?

Because Scotland would be on the phone in a shot looking for the same.

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General discussion / Re: Things that make you go What the F**k?
« on: September 20, 2018, 12:49:17 AM »
Somebody will get a kick in the arse for this

Airline can't spell own name



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GAA Discussion / Re: Time to Split Dublin
« on: September 18, 2018, 06:44:27 PM »
A couple of questions - what’s a “normal” county and are you saying that the likes of Kerry, Mayo, Tyrone etc will never be able to compete with Dublin again?

A normal county is one within striking distance of the average population and where football is fairly popular, rather than only hurling.
Some of these counties will compete with Dublin some years, but that doesn't change the unfairness of the situation.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Time to Split Dublin
« on: September 18, 2018, 06:05:36 PM »
Adults playing football, stripping out the non-Dubs playing in Dublin, would be a better comparison. We'd still have the most, but the discrepancy wouldnt be near as high.

That's because Dublin clubs are a ridiculous size.


Comparing professional sports is actually a terrible comparison. Players can freely move clubs in professional sports therefore neutralising the population discrepancy.

yes and no. Big teams buy big players and these are in big cities in general.

How about amalgamating counties who feel they can’t compete?

There are a range of counties of very broadly the same size; Kerry, Mayo, Meath, Tyrone etc  and there are some a bit smaller who compete well at times, like Monaghan or Offaly, and a few whose small population makes it difficult. If the smaller counties wish to combine there is a case for this. But they mostly affect themselves. Having one ridiculously big county undermines competition in the normal counties in a way that a few small counties do not.

But all this stuff about soccer and small counties does nothing to support Dublin's position, stop trying to divert debate .

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GAA Discussion / Re: Time to Split Dublin
« on: September 18, 2018, 02:20:09 PM »
The basic point here is that an increasing population requires the State to sub divide counties in Dublin.  Are those who defend Dublin arguing that the GAA should simply ignore an increasing population imbalance, no matter how great it becomes?
You'd have a point if population was directly correlative with performance.

Soccer?
Hurling?
Rugby?

Maybe it's only football. Yep, split Dublin so.

Population is not entirely correlative with performance, but a big pick beats a smaller pick over time.

But since you mention soccer. There are 10 "premier" league of Ireland teams, 3 of these are in Dublin, which is approximately proportionate.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Time to Split Dublin
« on: September 18, 2018, 12:52:04 PM »
The basic point here is that an increasing population requires the State to sub divide counties in Dublin.  Are those who defend Dublin arguing that the GAA should simply ignore an increasing population imbalance, no matter how great it becomes?

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General discussion / Re: Christmas markets in Europe
« on: September 17, 2018, 09:01:44 PM »
Vienna was class
It means nothing to me

I once had a dream about that back when I was younger. The song was playing and the news man announced the world was going to end and there was a white light and an explosion. Was surreal
That must have been scary. It is still a cracking song

But kept from British No 1. by that classic of the 1980s "Shaddap You Face".

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General discussion / Re: Christmas markets in Europe
« on: September 17, 2018, 08:31:27 PM »
Vienna was class
It means nothing to me

I once had a dream about that back when I was younger. The song was playing and the news man announced the world was going to end and there was a white light and an explosion. Was surreal

Sure when you were young it probably was an explosion.

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: September 17, 2018, 02:48:00 PM »
Isn't this just dumbing down the language around an Irish sea border? Open border on Ireland but customs officials doing their checks in British ports (British customs) before they reach Ireland. Will the DUP accept this?

Of course, they'll call them regulatory control officials, not customs men.

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: September 17, 2018, 11:09:49 AM »
It is a very badly written article, which manages to give the impression that the EU has agreed to cross border checks when in fact they proposed operational mechanisms to make the Irish Sea thing work.

They use the example of  the Canary Islands

“The EU wants a transit procedure or process,” the note said. “Controls could happen at the companies [involved at either end of the transaction] and they would just scan a label on board ships [en route from Britain to Northern Ireland or the Irish Republic].” EU officials have noted that “controls like that exist for example between Spain and the Canary Islands” without any Spanish debate over an internal border in a country that is sensitive to separatism.

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: September 17, 2018, 10:28:54 AM »
The Times today reporting EU prepared to concede on backstop and settle for 'frictionless' border...

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/boost-for-may-as-eu-backs-irish-border-plan-fqpf06s62

Headline writer taking liberties there. What the EU is proposing is electronic tagging of things crossing the Irish Sea, i.e. a particular way of implementing the backstop.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Ladies football
« on: September 16, 2018, 06:00:57 PM »
Enjoyable, but long periods of handpassing and no foot involved.

Your posts in this thread are very transparent. Don't assume you're fooling anyone.

Transparent? You need to change the font setting on Gaaboard.
Perhaps you have wrong color

I'm not trying to fool anyone, I made two posts, one about a  nicely taken goal and another observation about the style of play.
You are losing the plot.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Tyrone's noughties team would stuff the Dubs!
« on: September 16, 2018, 05:35:07 PM »
Tyrone might not lay a glove on Dublin, but they would manage a dig, knee, kick or stamp, plus a bit of sledging.

Still hurting? Good  :)

The injuries have healed now, unlike Sean Canavagh's.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Ladies football
« on: September 16, 2018, 05:33:12 PM »
Enjoyable, but long periods of handpassing and no foot involved.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Tyrone's noughties team would stuff the Dubs!
« on: September 16, 2018, 04:29:13 PM »
Tyrone might not lay a glove on Dublin, but they would manage a dig, knee, kick or stamp, plus a bit of sledging.


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