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GAA Discussion / Re: Violence in Adult Club Football
« Last post by shantygael on Today at 01:43:35 AM »
Cowardly stuff by the guy who run on.
Yip, especially when he came up from behind to do it.
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Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« Last post by You, Yew and Ewe on Today at 01:33:00 AM »
Who was the ref SE?

Damien Harkin was the ref.

Referees, by my reckoning, are the most ardent of GAA supporters.  Why else would they put themselves up for public ridicule week in and week out by so-called 'supporters', some of whom can't watch a game without wearing their club blinkers?

Sure, referees make mistakes, they're only human after all. Players make mistakes too, far more often than the referees do, yet when things go wrong it's invariably the referees fault.  Who in their right mind goes out to have a bad game?  Not even a bad game, who in their right mind goes out to make one or two mistakes? 

To treat a fellow Gael, one we rely upon to play our games, like what happened tonight to Damien Harkin, is nothing short of disgusting and scandalous.

I for one stand up and applaud the referees we have.  Sure, they might not get everything right, they see things from different angles than most of us on the other side of the wire, they make the calls on what they see, and they may make mistakes.  But let's not kid ourselves - they are honest mistakes, made by men who make it possible for our games to be played.

To treat anyone to the vitriol spewed towards our referees is an easy way out, when that descends into a physical assault it is SHAMEFUL.

Let's hope the idiot involved tonight can put himself up for the GAA world to judge, like our referees do every week.  Let's hope he doesn't hide behind his club blinkers, or worse his club hide him.  That idiot tonight was an embarrassment to himself, his club, OUR county and the GAA in general.

The shameful thing is, is that it seems to becoming all to prevalent in our football.  One idiot hits a referee, a whole team chastise him for his performance and he's generally out there on his own taking this abuse.  Why would anyone in their right mind do it? 

I said it before and I'll say it again: referees are the most ardent of GAA supporters.  They deserve our respect and thanks for doing the job.

So to Damien Harkin and the rest of the Derry referees, I say thank you for enabling our games to be played.
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Mayo / Re: Mayo Club Football.
« Last post by larryin89 on Today at 12:43:45 AM »
Tubber v probably castlebar will be tasty . Balintubber looked good tonight albeit you'd imagine Mitchell's would still manage them .
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GAA Discussion / Re: Mayo manager resigns - for defo.
« Last post by moysider on Today at 12:08:35 AM »
From an outsider's view ...…
At this juncture in Mayo football and to get all their best players committed is James Horan not the best bet?

But is a win now mentality the right one in a Mayo team that realistically hasn’t any hope of winning now? Horan showed a mistrust of youth last time..

What is that about?!
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General discussion / Re: Boxing Thread
« Last post by JoG2 on September 22, 2018, 11:57:10 PM »
There’s not a hope in hell a fighter is beating Joshua on points on home soil no matter if he’s beat around the ring. Had to laugh at that scorecard myself. As a casual enough fan his defence looked ropey enough for the entirety of that fight?

Kept getting hit with the same 2 punch combo. Lowered the defence but that's more bravado than ought else. Wilder will clip him handy enough, but will take a fair amount himself. Should be an exciting bout
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Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« Last post by restorepride on September 22, 2018, 11:38:36 PM »
Disgusting scenes at the end of the Screen Greenlough game. Are the CB gonna grow a set and hammer Greenlough for this? And this So don’t judge the outcome without judging the cause.”.. What the fcuk! Justifying officials being assaulted.. Pathetic, absolutely pathetic.
Absolutely disgusting that our officials can be assaulted on a football field.

Glen and the old hands of Ballinderry served up a cracking contest at Owenbeg. Some crazy decision making when 4 up by Glen who should have closed the game out midway through the 2nd half.
Hope D Mckindless is well after being stretchered off
CB will handle it.  With hammer.  Will Greenlough appeal?  That will be the real moral test. How long before a fatality?  Official or player? Tyrone last weekend, Derry this one.  Time to grow up and respect fellow Gaels.
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Laois / Re: Club Hurling
« Last post by merman on September 22, 2018, 11:33:07 PM »
RE and BK for me.

Can't see how Ballinakill will handle the RE forward line. They're going to hit at least 18 scores and unless Ballinakill hit 3 goals then I can't see them causing an upset.
RE by 7.

The second game could be an absolute belter.
Both have mixed the poor with the sublime this year but I just feel BK may carry a better spread of scorers.
BK by 4.


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General discussion / Re: The Official Golf Thread
« Last post by Orior on September 22, 2018, 11:30:07 PM »
It will be Tiger and Rory in the final group on Sunday.
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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« Last post by Ulsterman09 on September 22, 2018, 11:23:06 PM »
Why’s that elk? 2nds teams on show? Seen the island got promoted today. Must have finally stopped fecking about in div 2  and joined the big boys again.
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GAA Discussion / Re: Paul Kimmage interviews Sean Cavanagh
« Last post by ONeill on September 22, 2018, 11:21:29 PM »
Dunno much about this McKenna lad but he made a quare dick outta himself. Is he an Irish Katie Hopkins?
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