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No comment

http://gaaboard.com/board/index.php?topic=30948.0

Lol

See below a small flavour of what the board was discussing in August 2019. 

Again... presented without comment  ::)

Wasps
http://gaaboard.com/board/index.php?topic=24900.0

Wedding presents
http://gaaboard.com/board/index.php?topic=13428.0

Peppa Pig accused of sexism
http://gaaboard.com/board/index.php?topic=29149.0

Shipyard
http://gaaboard.com/board/index.php?topic=29357.0
that's general discussion
In 2019 the all Irelands were in September

So is the commonwealth games

The 2019 All Irelands being in September is EXACTLY my point

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General discussion / Re: Things that make you go What the F**k?
« on: August 03, 2022, 08:34:47 PM »
Some of the stuff on this Shane Walsh transfer. According to the Irish news (well o’Kane) no Dublin senior club should be allowed incoming transfers? Only intermediate.

I think that’s a fair enough suggestion. All senior clubs in Dublin will have multiple hundreds if not thousands of members from densely populated urban areas. Let’s call this out for what it is, he’s been tapped up and I’d be very shocked if there isn’t a cash offer or some other similar incentives for him to move to Crokes. At 29 years of age, why would you antagonise and alienate your home community and the club who nurtured you from primary up. The club where you are idolised by the kids and seen as a role model. How difficult would it have been to continue to play for his club whilst he finished his degree. If it’s so difficult to commute to train then why isn’t he transferring to Dublin from Galway? The beauty of the Gaa is that we play for where we are born and unlike soccer or rugby,success can’t be bought by the club with the biggest cheque book. Once that fundamental cornerstone is eroded, we’re all on a very slippery slope.

Very magnanimous of you to decide the fella who has moved to Dublin has to commute 4 times a week just to pass your purity test

He’s studying in Dublin to complete his degree just like thousands of other GAA players before him from up and down the country. It would have been very easy to remain with his home club during that period and to play for them at the weekends. There would be no 4 times a week commute and you know it. He could train with any number of clubs in the city without actually transferring as many other players have done before him. Instead, if he proceeds with the transfer, he becomes a pariah amongst his own….and for what really, 30 pieces of silver.
Long term, he’ll regret this.

Would your club refuse him?

Thankfully, outside the cities, transfer requests are very closely scrutinized by county boards. Obligation is on the player to prove that he is living at an address within that parish/club boundary. So, unless he takes up gainful employment in our town and physically moves to our town, then your question is completely hypothetical. As I said before, the beauty and uniqueness of the GAA is the fact that you play for where you are born. The payment of managers is a scourge and the elephant in the room that hierarchy keep burying heads in the sand over. A very simple rule would stop it and save us all a fortune, ‘a team can only be managed by a person who lives within their club’s boundaries’ same with county managers.

The sentiment I largely agree with

But it would only work in practice for the players

In terms of management, the mercenaries of this world would just be brought in same as now, but they'd be called coaches or waterboys.

It could never be policed.

Also, there are plenty of rural clubs who don't adhere to the 'where you're born' ethos

Unless 'where your mother or father was born' also counts

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General discussion / Re: Rail strike, RMT & Mick Lynch appreciation
« on: July 29, 2022, 02:32:47 PM »
Unfortunately the Daily Mail-esque propaganda machine has found a willing recipient here

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General discussion / Re: Cost Of Living
« on: July 29, 2022, 12:13:25 PM »
Maybe people not as hardy these days.

Long ago, you saw the houses your grandparents lived in and nowhere near the same heating systems or luxuries etc. but they just got on with it.  I suppose they knew no better.  Hardy lads and lassies.

And then take a jaunt back to their forefathers and so on, doesn't bare thinking about.

In a historical context anyone living within reasonable means by todays standards is in the top 0.0000000000001% (and then some) to have ever lived, one to bear in mind the odd time

Any sort of dystopian unravelling and 99% of us wouldn't last the week, and I include put myself at the front of that queue

Agree with these observations... but the logical conclusion of this sort of argument is that unless we are living in caves and shooting wild animals with bows and arrows, we shouldn't complain...

Our ancestors were fit to do it, so why can't we just get on with it?

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General discussion / Re: Rail strike, RMT & Mick Lynch appreciation
« on: July 29, 2022, 12:06:35 PM »
It's not semantics. It's two entirely different things. The second of which - the actual policy - you may entirely disagree with.

However what he did was tantamount to insubordination. If Starmer hadn't reacted strongly, he would have basically said "I am a weak leader" and opened himself up to more of same.

Being a strong leader with weak policies isn't a good look and the reason Sam Tarry probably felt he'd to show some sort of solidarity with striking workers is that the Labour party under Starmer is weak in this regard and a few other areas.

Couldn't have put it better.

Starmer hasn't much chance of winning back the old red wall seats with nonsense like this

Actions like this show him to be what a lot suspected he is - a man without the stomach for the big fights (that he should be fighting - IMO) but who'll happily wield the axe when the opposition is weaker

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General discussion / Re: Rail strike, RMT & Mick Lynch appreciation
« on: July 29, 2022, 10:37:26 AM »
https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/rail-strike-27-july-network-trains-b2122302.html?amp

Rejecting a 4% pay rise backdated to January may cost them alot of support...
Lose support of a lot of which people and what exactly are you basing that on?
I do accept that supposed neutrals such as  BBC are overly focused on the negative side effects of rail disruptions, applying responsibility for such effects onto Mad Mike  and not onto the various rail bosses and the various tory warts and tumors  who refuse to negotiate a deal with the Unions.
I should add the Labour party are about as effective as a fleabag.
Starmer is a neoliberal. He sacked shadow Transport   Minister Sam Tarry for joining a picket about rail safety .
The UK is in crisis. An Tuaisceart doesn't even have a Parliament that's open

Incorrect. He sacked him for opening his mouth to deviate from agreed shadow cabinet policy when not authorised to do so.

Semantics

The obvious issue here is that this was shadow cabinet policy for the Labour party in the first place

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GAA Discussion / Re: This PSNI Thing
« on: July 29, 2022, 09:04:53 AM »
What's the general feeling over the PSNI having a GAA team among members?

A great thing, which should be welcomed

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General discussion / Re: Rail strike, RMT & Mick Lynch appreciation
« on: July 29, 2022, 09:02:54 AM »
Technology is changing all the time and jobs will become easier to do with less manpower..

I was speaking to the shop assistant the other day and the place has brought in 4 self scanning machines, I was curious to know if they had let people go as they don't need to really serve people anymore, nope, gives them more time to stack shelves and do all the other crap they had to do on top of serving..

Be difficult enough to lose your job for the council I'm sure with that binman job they'll shift him to another sector within the council

Will we see a lot of places (public sector) going on strike action? seems to be a trend
I don't buy the Retail example for a second, the staff that were working on tills are redeployed to other duties surely but when ANY member of staff leaves down the line they are not replaced and the 2.5 till operator staff that was built into overall staff compliment disappears over time and the shop eventually operates with 2.5 fewer people. Self scanners are & will do away with jobs, may take a bit of time but it's a long term play. If I was a small business owner I'd call it progress but if I was a TU Rep I wouldn't.

Public Sector strikes can be headed off with decent pay rises, I doubt anyone is genuinely expecting an 8-10% pay rise but Government has to meet the Public Sector half way in the current circumstances.

It's not the government who pays for these pay increases. It's non PS tax payers who do. More money for the PS means less money for private sector workers.
This post makes little or no sense. Firstly all Public Sector workers are Tax Payers, Tax payers money is managed by the Government, so it's generally their call on pay awards. Private Sector workers are not paid by the Government.

Really ... it makes no sense? PS workers do not make a net contribution to the tax take (the givernment pay them money and then they give some back to the government). I agree that tax payers money is managed by the government (that's what we elect them to do), and also agree that we expect the  givernment to manage pay awards to the PS. I also agree that private sector workers are not paid by the government.

So with all that said, my 2 points remain:
  • It's not the government who pays for these pay increases. It's non PS tax payers who do.
  • More money for the PS means less money for private sector workers.

The Kool-aid has been consumed

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In Kildare, my club at least, the county boys were back on Tuesday after the Mayo game. They helped with promotion and already have a few weeks of training with the lads for championship.

In the past the usual craic was they would not darken the door of the club, then get one training session in before a prelim championship game in April. Maybe another league match and off they went till late August when they would drop in again.

How can anyone say it's not better. Lads (a tiny %) going to the USA is doomsday stuff seemingly. Lads not training all year round is a bad thing. Massive costs at inter-county being stopped...in previous years all the blowhards giving out now were up in arms over these things.

The lads in national media giving out don't want to do any work and just shite on. They might need some research for covering club games so they don't fancy it.

Like there are too many concerned with other sports and one of the reasons so many lads drop from club is being flogged. We are addressing that.

But but but Marketing. Or something.

You’re 100% spot on. Playing 2 rounds of club championship in April and then pausing for 3 or 4 months was utterly disrespectful to players. Hopefully we will never see it again.

+1

Also utterly unsurprising that the balloon mentioning marketing and money as the reason to shaft the masses of club players was a FG TD

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General discussion / Re: Rail strike, RMT & Mick Lynch appreciation
« on: July 28, 2022, 05:02:18 PM »
Technology is changing all the time and jobs will become easier to do with less manpower..

I was speaking to the shop assistant the other day and the place has brought in 4 self scanning machines, I was curious to know if they had let people go as they don't need to really serve people anymore, nope, gives them more time to stack shelves and do all the other crap they had to do on top of serving..

Be difficult enough to lose your job for the council I'm sure with that binman job they'll shift him to another sector within the council

Will we see a lot of places (public sector) going on strike action? seems to be a trend
I don't buy the Retail example for a second, the staff that were working on tills are redeployed to other duties surely but when ANY member of staff leaves down the line they are not replaced and the 2.5 till operator staff that was built into overall staff compliment disappears over time and the shop eventually operates with 2.5 fewer people. Self scanners are & will do away with jobs, may take a bit of time but it's a long term play. If I was a small business owner I'd call it progress but if I was a TU Rep I wouldn't.

Public Sector strikes can be headed off with decent pay rises, I doubt anyone is genuinely expecting an 8-10% pay rise but Government has to meet the Public Sector half way in the current circumstances.

It's not the government who pays for these pay increases. It's non PS tax payers who do. More money for the PS means less money for private sector workers.

Also - a point of order

The railways (this bit of them anyway) are no longer in public ownership

So the strikes that this thread refers to specifically are not by public sector workers

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General discussion / Re: Rail strike, RMT & Mick Lynch appreciation
« on: July 28, 2022, 04:54:59 PM »
Technology is changing all the time and jobs will become easier to do with less manpower..

I was speaking to the shop assistant the other day and the place has brought in 4 self scanning machines, I was curious to know if they had let people go as they don't need to really serve people anymore, nope, gives them more time to stack shelves and do all the other crap they had to do on top of serving..

Be difficult enough to lose your job for the council I'm sure with that binman job they'll shift him to another sector within the council

Will we see a lot of places (public sector) going on strike action? seems to be a trend
I don't buy the Retail example for a second, the staff that were working on tills are redeployed to other duties surely but when ANY member of staff leaves down the line they are not replaced and the 2.5 till operator staff that was built into overall staff compliment disappears over time and the shop eventually operates with 2.5 fewer people. Self scanners are & will do away with jobs, may take a bit of time but it's a long term play. If I was a small business owner I'd call it progress but if I was a TU Rep I wouldn't.

Public Sector strikes can be headed off with decent pay rises, I doubt anyone is genuinely expecting an 8-10% pay rise but Government has to meet the Public Sector half way in the current circumstances.

It's not the government who pays for these pay increases. It's non PS tax payers who do. More money for the PS means less money for private sector workers.

Takes us back the same old argument though

For the UK anyway - there's always a few billions under the mattress when some middle eastern country needs bombed or we need another couple of nuclear submarines

Listen to David McWilliams on this stuff - the Thatcherite line that a government budget and a home budget require handling in the same way is a myth

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Hurling
« on: July 28, 2022, 02:57:14 PM »
And what exactly would the point of that be?

Doing your duty to the other teams in the league (and your own players) and fulfilling a fixture you’ve agreed to play in

The clue was in the name really

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General discussion / Re: Cost Of Living
« on: July 28, 2022, 01:46:15 PM »
And you can be certain that those figures are the absolute minimum they can get away with declaring

But somehow a windfall tax on this is unworkable as it would discourage businesses from investing

Belongs in the WTF thread to be honest

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Hurling
« on: July 28, 2022, 12:16:18 PM »
At least they are turning up  ::)


yeah i suppose Dunloy shouldve turned up to even tho they have 10+ dual players with championship on saturday, at least 4 first team players currently injured, lads on holidays and then you have 3 more out of the country. probably better to think before posting stupid comments
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You couldn't find 15 fit hurlers in Dunloy to field a team?

Nonsense

Put out 15 men of whatever standard and fulfil the fixture

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