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GAA Discussion / Re: Joe Brolly
« on: October 21, 2018, 09:34:19 PM »
Joe will be back on Crossmaglen band wagon. He was at Athletic Grounds today to see a great game of football with 1 goal and 39 points scored with only 5 from placed balls. Nothing wrong with football if coaches encourage players to play in a progressive manner.

He seemed to enjoy it alright. Was a very good game

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GAA Discussion / Re: Violence in Adult Club Football
« on: October 20, 2018, 07:35:17 AM »
On reflection, the ban fro next year's championship is quite lenient. Neither team would be serious contenders, nor be expected to progress far. With the back door, it's a loss of 2-3 games at most

My take also. Very lenient. Ban both clubs from every competition for the maximum period permitted. And ban identifiable individuals for the same length of time.

Very easy to do with few county men involved. (And, therein lies the real issue).

BTW, same punishment with recent rows in other counties, including my own.

Do the current rules allow this?

If they don't, they should be amended to do so. The Harps and RGU folk would think several times before jumping the wire again.

I donít doubt it. But would the county board get away with it? Didnít the GAA basically make up a rule for TMcCann after hair gate and that didnít stick?

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General discussion / Re: What's your relationship with alcohol?
« on: October 19, 2018, 12:34:50 PM »
Pbat well done on 100 days. I remember that milestone. Iím 1000 days ahead of you and itís one day at a time. I was overwhelmed when I gave up. How can I go the rest of my life without booze. After a while it dawned on me. I donít have to. I just have to go the rest of the day without it. When I got up the next day it was the same thing. A bit of a cliche but for me it works

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GAA Discussion / Re: Violence in Adult Club Football
« on: October 19, 2018, 12:30:01 PM »
On reflection, the ban fro next year's championship is quite lenient. Neither team would be serious contenders, nor be expected to progress far. With the back door, it's a loss of 2-3 games at most

My take also. Very lenient. Ban both clubs from every competition for the maximum period permitted. And ban identifiable individuals for the same length of time.

Very easy to do with few county men involved. (And, therein lies the real issue).

BTW, same punishment with recent rows in other counties, including my own.

Do the current rules allow this?

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General discussion / Re: What's your relationship with alcohol?
« on: October 16, 2018, 09:01:30 PM »
I should add to my post too that, i don't feel i have a bad relationship with drink at all. I enjoy a good lash at it from time to time but i certainly don't crave it, and can easily do without it for extended period of times.  During those periods, i don't miss it either.  It's definitely a social thing for me.  Maybe it is unhealthy that my relationship with friends still centres around meeting up for a feed of pints and a bit of banter once every few months but i suppose i don't see it that way.

I was the opposite. I didnít have a good relationship with it at all. I donít have any now but when I drank it was a terrible relationship. Alcohol didnít have a hold on me in my day to day life but when I drank it had a vice like grip on me. I drank the bit out at uni. It it probably went to the next step when I worked in a local bar - you probably know it. Thankfully those days are gone and I havenít looked back. Can never be too complacent tho

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GAA Discussion / Re: Joe Brolly
« on: October 16, 2018, 06:52:55 PM »
I pointed out MMA has no standard it won't go below. You equated it to Tyson's antics in boxing. I agree it's nothing to do with Gaelic Football and I never said it was. You somehow went down that tangent.

Although one thing GAA and UFC has in common is the fact athletes in both sports refuse to accept responsibility for their actions

I may have picked you up wrong when you said Ďyour sportí. I wasnít equating. I was giving an example to show it isnít just McGregor and/or UFC where such depths are reached

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GAA Discussion / Re: Joe Brolly
« on: October 16, 2018, 02:05:55 PM »
I got the impression it was the 1sf time he seen it and didn't realise what it was like. God forbid be then does some research before writing the piece
As stated, this is his 2nd article calling for it to be banned. The 1st was 2 and a half years ago.

It's a pity it didn't happen. To think there was talk of awarding the freedom of the city to Conor McGregor. It seems there is nothing you can't say or do to promote a fight as long it brings in the Pay per views

Thatís not just limited to MMA tho

True, but the stuff McGregor comes out with is outrageous and frankly family/religion/race of his opponents are areas he seems to take particular enjoyment in insulting. Also using footage of him throwing stuff at the bus previously to promote the fight was ridiculous. That was something you would expect from the WWE, except all their story lines are scripted and not real life!

He is a different character altogether . But look at boxing. Didnít Tyson threaten to eat Lewisí kids. Haye with a tshirt if him holding the devapitated heads of the Klitschko brothers. They just want to sell fights and they stoop to very low levels to do so

When you're comparing the standards/behaviour in your sport to boxing for integrity and basic human decency then frankly you've already lost your argument

Where did I compare the standards and behaviours of Gaelic football to boxing? Iím not really an MMA fan. Or a boxing fan either. When you start making assumptions about someone youíve lost your argument

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GAA Discussion / Re: Joe Brolly
« on: October 16, 2018, 11:36:17 AM »
I got the impression it was the 1sf time he seen it and didn't realise what it was like. God forbid be then does some research before writing the piece
As stated, this is his 2nd article calling for it to be banned. The 1st was 2 and a half years ago.

It's a pity it didn't happen. To think there was talk of awarding the freedom of the city to Conor McGregor. It seems there is nothing you can't say or do to promote a fight as long it brings in the Pay per views

Thatís not just limited to MMA tho

True, but the stuff McGregor comes out with is outrageous and frankly family/religion/race of his opponents are areas he seems to take particular enjoyment in insulting. Also using footage of him throwing stuff at the bus previously to promote the fight was ridiculous. That was something you would expect from the WWE, except all their story lines are scripted and not real life!

He is a different character altogether . But look at boxing. Didnít Tyson threaten to eat Lewisí kids. Haye with a tshirt if him holding the devapitated heads of the Klitschko brothers. They just want to sell fights and they stoop to very low levels to do so

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GAA Discussion / Re: Joe Brolly
« on: October 16, 2018, 09:00:38 AM »
I got the impression it was the 1sf time he seen it and didn't realise what it was like. God forbid be then does some research before writing the piece
As stated, this is his 2nd article calling for it to be banned. The 1st was 2 and a half years ago.

It's a pity it didn't happen. To think there was talk of awarding the freedom of the city to Conor McGregor. It seems there is nothing you can't say or do to promote a fight as long it brings in the Pay per views

Thatís not just limited to MMA tho

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GAA Discussion / Re: Connacht Club Championships 2018
« on: October 14, 2018, 05:22:26 PM »
Was that a big surprise there in the St Brigids game?

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General discussion / Re: What's your relationship with alcohol?
« on: October 14, 2018, 04:06:32 PM »
when you start drinking in the house, that's the beginning of the end, seen far too many people go this way and there is no way back for most.

the pub is meant to be a social meet up, not somewhere to get hammered or worse arrive there hammered.

young ones i know now go out with a fiver (which in my day bought 6 pints  ;)), because they drink their fill of cheap booze from the off sales before heading anywhere

A ridiculous statement to start of with

the only thing ridiculous is your grammar  8)

Letís see if we can help you. Which part did you fail to understand?

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General discussion / Re: What's your relationship with alcohol?
« on: October 14, 2018, 08:18:04 AM »
when you start drinking in the house, that's the beginning of the end, seen far too many people go this way and there is no way back for most.

the pub is meant to be a social meet up, not somewhere to get hammered or worse arrive there hammered.

young ones i know now go out with a fiver (which in my day bought 6 pints  ;)), because they drink their fill of cheap booze from the off sales before heading anywhere

A ridiculous statement to start of with

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General discussion / Re: What's your relationship with alcohol?
« on: October 13, 2018, 01:01:26 PM »
I never had a problem with the booze unless I had a drink.

I don't mean to be flippant, but I enjoyed that line.

Good thread and good testimonies. I drink too much. 50+ units a week. Mostly wine at home plus a few pints a couple of times a week. But my biggest worry is not directly about my own drinking but about a family member I fear is becoming a problem drinker and I'm not a great example to him.

Does anyone have any advice on how to intervene, advise, etc. Anyone familiar with Al Anon and are they to be recommended? The self-described younger problem drinkers here might have some good advice as to whether an intervention from a parent would help or hinder.

Haha. No problem. What I meant was I wasnt one who would sit in work all day counting down the minutes until I could get a drink. But when I drank, well to quite Bartley Gorman. ďWhen I was drinking I was drinking. Wild horses couldnít get me away.Ē

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General discussion / Re: What's your relationship with alcohol?
« on: October 13, 2018, 10:54:56 AM »
The bravest and most honest post I've seen here in years, pbat.

Four weeks off it today. Did my serious sessions over the years. This year, my dad died and my life has been in some personal turmoil since. Alcohol didn't help. I'm playing this abstinence thing purely weekend by weekend.

You know where I am mate. Always have time for you

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