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General discussion / Murder or self-defence?
« on: June 20, 2022, 07:42:07 PM »

In the CCTV footage, Joyce could be seen standing on the street, outside the house in which he was living at that time.

Holding a slash-hook in one hand and plastic bottle filled with ammonia in the other, the footage captured Joyce engaging in what the Crown described as a "street battle" against brothers Gerard, John and Jimmy McDonagh.

Does the above mean there actually was a 4th (John Paul)? Anyway, not important.

Since his arrest following the death Mr McDonagh, Joyce made the case he was acting in self-defence and was protecting himself, his family and his home from an attack by the three brothers, who were armed with a knife, bottle and garden spade.

However, the jury rejected Joyce's claims of self-defence and found him guilty of murdering Mr McDonagh.

The father-of-three was also found unanimously guilty of wounding Gerard McDonagh during the same incident, possessing two weapons, namely the slash hook and bottle of ammonia, and a charge of causing an affray.

Since I've absolutely f**k all trust in the legal system to actually deliver justice - does anyone know the backstory beyond what some intern on BBC reported?

GAA Discussion / Football 7s
« on: September 19, 2018, 03:10:56 PM »
I think its fair to say that most on here have a real dislike of where the modern game has went.

Over-reliance on fist passes, ultra-conservative game plans and quite often a lack of space for players to showcase skills.

While we mess around with rules and cards (largely at the behest of the media - who it shouldn't be forgotten - need to have soapboxes to sell print/clicks), a solution (at least in terms of being better to spectate at) might already be in existence.

The oft forgotten, and completely under promoted 7s game.

While the Kilmacud club sevens is obviously well known. Within the counties, I believe the 7s competitions are largely limping along (?).

I also don't even know if there is an intercounty 7's competition at all?

A possible starting point would be for each county to run off a 7s club championship, then at an extended half time interval in the inter county championship the following summer, the county 7s champions* play off against each other - it could be a championship in its own right or just one-off fixtures involving the champions of the two counties playing in the 15s match.

Worth pursuing or a waste of time?

GAA Discussion / A rumour from yesterday...
« on: August 30, 2010, 02:51:59 PM »
I did not see this, but I was told; supporters had a banner on the Hill, said "Down with Fences" on it.

Apparently the stewards had it taken down.

Now, you can have your disagreements with the fences, but if this happened, it is a pathetic action from those in charge at Croke, who in my opinion are getting ideas far above their station.

GAA Discussion / GPA using performance enhancing substances!!!
« on: August 06, 2008, 06:50:26 PM »
If that club energise sport doesn't enhance yer performance - what the feck is the point paying for it?  :D

(Same for the rest of us "not so elite" that have to make do with the powerade or lucozade sport ;D )

Did you all think this thread was about something else?  ;) :D

GAA Discussion / Poll re. Grants issue
« on: December 04, 2007, 05:43:21 PM »
This is just to try and gauge opinion here on the board, and fit it by demographics.

Thank you for you time  :)

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