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General discussion / Re: Another School Shooting in America
« on: Today at 05:37:55 PM »
Expecting journalists not to have opinions now, are we? Yeah. Good luck with that one.

Youíd swear there was a Mr. New York Times writing every op-ed the way you wrote that.

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GAA Discussion / Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
« on: Today at 05:28:42 PM »
I don't think you will see Higgins with the footballers at all this year, somehow the commitment would be too much, seeing the super 8s will be here this year.he is happy with the hurlers.dont think mayo want to announce it in case it turns into a side show.
Could be totally wrong!!!!

Thatís some serious backseat psychoanalysis on your part.

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Iím way more worried about player safety than him getting a ride in the bacon mobile.

There should be regulations against any player playing a second game in a day unless it is an underage blitz. Certainly no second games for adults.

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General discussion / Re: The ulster rugby trial
« on: Today at 04:06:44 PM »
Doctor at the rape clinic saying she made no reference to Olding having orally raped her when being examined.

According to Frank Greaney, she also alleged that the "second man vagninally raped her while on her back".

So why is Olding being done for oral rape and not vaginal?

This case is a complete mess. Is anyone actually telling the truth? This is close to being thrown out surely.

Lol. The cavemen better not be getting their hopes up.

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General discussion / Re: The ulster rugby trial
« on: Today at 01:13:27 PM »
There is a video circulating of 3 ulster players - Paddy, Tommy and another.

Could influence the jury :-/

Video of what?

I'd imagine of the bedroom variety
I'd imagine it's the one of Jackson, Bowe and some South African chap doing a soft focus PR media piece for Ulster rugby's social media platforms.

Bowe asks the others would they prefer to see the future or change the past. Bowe and the South African both state they'd prefer to see the future. Jackson then states he'd prefer to change the past - "I've done some dark things."

In the clip, the players are wearing the Ulster kit worn between 2015 and 2017 but it's not clear exactly when the clip was filmed.

Let's stop beating about the bush there's a rumour that a video exists of the encounter that night. I haven't seen it and don't know anybody who has but apparently there is one.

Thereís also a rumour that Gerry Adams wasnít an IRA leader.

Letís wait and see if itís yet another BS rumour trying to discredit the victim before we comment.

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General discussion / Re: Another School Shooting in America
« on: Today at 01:09:56 PM »
They can beleive it will be a tipping point all they want.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Money, Dublin and the GAA
« on: Today at 12:37:02 PM »
It must as Mark Nally of Ros Gaels  has declared for his father's native Longford.

Thereís still time for Andy to do away with the Stockholm Syndrome stuff and play for his own county. Heíd have bother making the team though, but we give everyone a fair chance in Roscommon.

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GAA Discussion / Re: 2018 NFL Division 2
« on: Today at 01:09:31 AM »
Few interesting ties coming up this weekend. I reckon that Tipp will beat Meath, Cork will have too much at home for Cavan, Roscommon will give Louth a decent beating, and hopefully Down will overcome Clare. It's a very tight division, with one slip up even at this stage meaning you could go from the promotion hunting places to fending off relegation. Having said that, I think that if Clare lose then it's curtains for them with Cork and Roscommon coming after.
Its not so long ago that Clare knocked Roscommon out of the championship and going by the rossies last league performance it will hardly be a big knock if Clare were to beat them again.

It would be incredibly hard to imagine us turning up to Ennis in the state of mind we did in the championship match you referred to. It will probably be harder for Clare to win this match than it was the championship one, to say the least.
Or could be easier to win if Roscommon deliver another flat performance. On paper Clare away is a tougher fixture than Meath and Down at home anything is possible with an inconsistent side though.

John Prenty is a bit of a prÓck but heíd hardly going to spring a Connacht final on us six days before this Clare game..

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GAA Discussion / Re: 2018 NFL Division 2
« on: Today at 12:37:25 AM »
Few interesting ties coming up this weekend. I reckon that Tipp will beat Meath, Cork will have too much at home for Cavan, Roscommon will give Louth a decent beating, and hopefully Down will overcome Clare. It's a very tight division, with one slip up even at this stage meaning you could go from the promotion hunting places to fending off relegation. Having said that, I think that if Clare lose then it's curtains for them with Cork and Roscommon coming after.
Its not so long ago that Clare knocked Roscommon out of the championship and going by the rossies last league performance it will hardly be a big knock if Clare were to beat them again.

It would be incredibly hard to imagine us turning up to Ennis in the state of mind we did in the championship match you referred to. It will probably be harder for Clare to win this match than it was the championship one, to say the least.

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GAA Discussion / Re: FBD League 2018
« on: Today at 12:02:48 AM »
Not good news for Roscommon to lose two good individual defenders in McInerney,Mullooly but study,career and some time off is needed for young fellas and would be foolish for any manager to stand in their way. I presume Ultan Harney had another injury setback. He played no part in the game yesterday even though he was named to start? if at all possible Roscommon need a player of his quality fit and in form.

5-28 scored in the final the few that attended got their moneys worth however i can imagine it will be the last FBD Connacht league final played in February.

Harney warmed up fine. Precautionary. No reason to risk him in the fecking FBD.

Why name him then. He has a slight strain again but nothing serious I'm told

Team was named on Wednesday..

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General discussion / Re: Ireland's most Loved person
« on: February 19, 2018, 02:08:18 PM »
20 odd posts in and no mention of Gaybo..

What is happening people?

I think the poster meant people most loved by people who are still alive.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Money, Dublin and the GAA
« on: February 19, 2018, 01:45:13 PM »
If we're going to have big powerful Dublin winning All Irelands every year due to their population and money you won't have to bother about other County teams as Inter County competition as a National sport will disappear.
You either split Dublin or you forget about County teams at All Ireland level reorganise the National representative competition into say 10 areas of about 500,000 each if you want some kind of equal competition.
Neither of those will happen so then we're left with a load of financial aid to Antrim, Louth, Kildare, Wicklow, Derry, Cork, Donegal Kerry and Mayowestros  to try and keep some of them competitive with Dublin .
As for the rest of us.....may as well take up soccer.

I doubt anyone wants football to be dominated by one team but thereís no point in people complaining here repeatedly without a solution or blaming the GAA if thereís nothing they can do. I donít buy the doom and gloom personally as both Kerry and Mayo are showing Dublin can be matched. The GAA should help others and let Dublin fund more of their own development but if more counties met the challenge Iíve no fears for the future. Kildare and Meath for a start can be much better.

OK - let's talk about solutions.

I'll start with centralising all sponsorship. Your business can pick a team to sponsor, but you don't pay the county board. The money goes to Croke Park. AIG can have their logo on Dublin's shirts for a million a year. Joe's Bar ban have theirs on the Rossies' bus for 15K. All the money goes to central funds to be disbursed in somewhat fair proportions.

It's a start.

Agreed. When Dublin won their artificially acquired Leinster hurling titles a few years ago, suddenly the county teams were being described as a product.

The whole Financial Doping thing is a marketing wet dream that has been realised.

We've drifted very far from the 32-county (34) competition which was envisaged from the outset. An amateur organisation, with amateur players, with the exception of a quasi-professional outfit in Dublin. I'd rather have 31 good counties rather than the fubar set-up we have now.

The legacy of Duffy & O'Fearghail+predecessors will be one which created a monster, but refused to admit their mistake.

We should have a socialist outlook and if all counties don't have a chance in winning a provincial title, the GAA is doing something wrong.

Not only should this mistake be corrected, it should be done now. No soft landing. Turn off the Dublin money tap and let the funding across the country find a suitable level. Adopt some version of the NFL model and help the weaker counties most. If the "Dublin plan" is so bloody good, then implement that in every county. Whichever county doesn't do it right, force them to put people in who will, or lose the funding.


why arent Dublin domininating hurling if the issue is as simple as you outline
It's much harder to buy hurling All Ireland than a football one.
There is a lot more natural talent needed in hurling. Dublin have done all they can with their manufactured hurlers.

Thereís just way less interest in hurling. Thatís all.
No, it's just too hard to play for most counties who have to settle for throwball instead.

Hurling has an awful inferiority complex. Football just gets on with its business of being the national game.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Money, Dublin and the GAA
« on: February 19, 2018, 01:40:58 PM »
If we're going to have big powerful Dublin winning All Irelands every year due to their population and money you won't have to bother about other County teams as Inter County competition as a National sport will disappear.
You either split Dublin or you forget about County teams at All Ireland level reorganise the National representative competition into say 10 areas of about 500,000 each if you want some kind of equal competition.
Neither of those will happen so then we're left with a load of financial aid to Antrim, Louth, Kildare, Wicklow, Derry, Cork, Donegal Kerry and Mayowestros  to try and keep some of them competitive with Dublin .
As for the rest of us.....may as well take up soccer.

I doubt anyone wants football to be dominated by one team but thereís no point in people complaining here repeatedly without a solution or blaming the GAA if thereís nothing they can do. I donít buy the doom and gloom personally as both Kerry and Mayo are showing Dublin can be matched. The GAA should help others and let Dublin fund more of their own development but if more counties met the challenge Iíve no fears for the future. Kildare and Meath for a start can be much better.

OK - let's talk about solutions.

I'll start with centralising all sponsorship. Your business can pick a team to sponsor, but you don't pay the county board. The money goes to Croke Park. AIG can have their logo on Dublin's shirts for a million a year. Joe's Bar ban have theirs on the Rossies' bus for 15K. All the money goes to central funds to be disbursed in somewhat fair proportions.

It's a start.

Agreed. When Dublin won their artificially acquired Leinster hurling titles a few years ago, suddenly the county teams were being described as a product.

The whole Financial Doping thing is a marketing wet dream that has been realised.

We've drifted very far from the 32-county (34) competition which was envisaged from the outset. An amateur organisation, with amateur players, with the exception of a quasi-professional outfit in Dublin. I'd rather have 31 good counties rather than the fubar set-up we have now.

The legacy of Duffy & O'Fearghail+predecessors will be one which created a monster, but refused to admit their mistake.

We should have a socialist outlook and if all counties don't have a chance in winning a provincial title, the GAA is doing something wrong.

Not only should this mistake be corrected, it should be done now. No soft landing. Turn off the Dublin money tap and let the funding across the country find a suitable level. Adopt some version of the NFL model and help the weaker counties most. If the "Dublin plan" is so bloody good, then implement that in every county. Whichever county doesn't do it right, force them to put people in who will, or lose the funding.


why arent Dublin domininating hurling if the issue is as simple as you outline
It's much harder to buy hurling All Ireland than a football one.
There is a lot more natural talent needed in hurling. Dublin have done all they can with their manufactured hurlers.

Thereís just way less interest in hurling. Thatís all.

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GAA Discussion / Re: We need to talk about Cillian O'Connor
« on: February 19, 2018, 01:34:19 PM »
COC is a superb player. Not many teams in Ireland wouldnt have him on starting 15.

Many more high profile figures than him within the game try to influence referees.

I like the bit of skullduggery he has.

name one current intercounty player who is on refs case more........... Sean Kavanagh is now retired

Star is the only one who is as hateful when it comes to general play and ref bullying. Thatís the no BS answer.

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General discussion / Re: Ireland's most Loved person
« on: February 19, 2018, 01:30:00 PM »
Brian OíDriscoll

I will see your Brian O'Driscoll and raise you one Ronan O'Gara.

ROG isnít in the same stratosphere as BOD when it comes to adoration. One was a player with limited talent but a great head, the later was maybe literally the best 13 the game has ever seen.

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