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Messages - haranguerer

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Tyrone did everything they needed to do. I'd be delighted with how that game went if I was from Tyrone, they played within themselves but upped it when they had to.

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General discussion / Re: Gift Cards
« on: April 29, 2019, 09:59:14 PM »
Think it was meant for mumsnet or something  ;D

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GAA Discussion / Re: Another PR disaster
« on: April 25, 2019, 04:55:05 PM »
A lot of people round the country raised a lot of money to pay for the facilities we see in gaa clubs up and down the country. Other sports are free to do the same for their own grounds - all would benefit from grant/lottery matching. Why should gaa members have to put up with other sports using the facilities they put the work into? The charity argument is the red herring.

Yet the GAA are happy to use other sports facilities when it suits them... Anti Finnegsns gsme for example.

The charity argument  is fundamental. Whats more importsnt. Being a cornerstone of the community and raising funfs fir a GAA man or giving soccer a slap they didnt even notice?

I don't agree (obviously). Charity is often used as a reason not to have to abide by usual standards, in this case and many others. Its nothing to do with giving soccer a slap. Were this not for charity, would anyone have an issue? Yet, from a practical point of view (the only way rules can be set and enforced), what difference what its for?

Also, still not getting why a GAA man would want a soccer tournament. And I didn't see any relevant points in his interview.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Another PR disaster
« on: April 25, 2019, 08:51:28 AM »
A lot of people round the country raised a lot of money to pay for the facilities we see in gaa clubs up and down the country. Other sports are free to do the same for their own grounds - all would benefit from grant/lottery matching. Why should gaa members have to put up with other sports using the facilities they put the work into? The charity argument is the red herring.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Another PR disaster
« on: April 24, 2019, 04:08:27 PM »
BS??


Fully behind the gaa in this instance. If they wanted to play a soccer match, play it at whatever soccer club he was connected to. If they wanted to emphasize his gaa credentials (as they have done now) and play it at the local gaelic club, play a gaelic match. Permission for the soccer match was denied twice. They obviously decided to plough ahead knowing they'd be able to bank on the court of (uninformed) public opinion afterwards. I hope the ban is upheld.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Another PR disaster
« on: April 24, 2019, 08:29:32 AM »
Personally I’m sick to f**king death of people using charity as an excuse to bash the GAA.

The rules were put in place for a reason. Some of them might be OTT. Some might not be relevant for 21st century Ireland. But these can and will be changed at Congress in the near future, if they really are out of step.

Until then, everyone should pipe down. Rules are in place to protect, not to punish.

Spot on. Is there no responsibility on those organizing an event to have it approved? Or does everyone just charge ahead now and run to the media when there is a reaction?

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General discussion / Re: Various bits re Brexit and Economics
« on: April 10, 2019, 08:16:53 AM »
It can't be a fact as it predicts future behaviour, but there is certainly a lot of evidence that it has been the case and will continue to be for some time. The below attempts to isolate the effect of age v later generations being more socially aware.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/nov/03/do-we-become-more-conservative-with-age-young-old-politics

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General discussion / Re: Various bits re Brexit and Economics
« on: April 09, 2019, 08:51:50 AM »
In the graphics I've seen shared re this and the accompanying commentary, there seems to be a notion that the future will see a much more left wing slant. Fact is, every generation has been like that, as people age they move to the right. Also, longer life expectancy with every generation is more likely to mean it has even less effect. The only things that will really make a difference is young people voting in the same numbers as older people, and whether the birth rate continues to increase or not.

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The song wasn't played accidentally. Its a common refrain at loyalist events, and I'm surprised more hadn't heard it.

This is a very good podcast, and this episode shouldn't leave you in any doubt about how common it is.

https://theirishpassport.com/podcast/s2-episode-9-the-glorious-twelfth/

Talk about the innocents on bonfire night walking in to the lions den, holding hands, wearing flowers in their hair.
The bit where the intrepid podcasters were getting trapped inside the paddock near the bonfire, suddenly felt they had to escape and in order to escape safely they had to don an aura of happiness while being shit scared. They got stuck fast in the middle of a large section of the crowd who were jumping up and down singing "We hate Catholics, We hate Catholics" and they were the hated group, traveling incognito.
"I knew it would be bad but I wasn't prepared for the full force of the hate that was emanating all around us"
the podcaster remarked - in the understatement of the year.

would put you in mind of fine gael at the minute

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The song wasn't played accidentally. Its a common refrain at loyalist events, and I'm surprised more hadn't heard it.

This is a very good podcast, and this episode shouldn't leave you in any doubt about how common it is.

https://theirishpassport.com/podcast/s2-episode-9-the-glorious-twelfth/

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GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 2 2019
« on: March 24, 2019, 02:22:03 PM »
(so little over a minute per scoring chance - tight going for such a putrid defensive outfit...)

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GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 2 2019
« on: March 24, 2019, 02:21:01 PM »
Fernmanagh 4 - 1 up. Have hit 9 wides too  :'(

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GAA Discussion / Re: Joe Brolly
« on: March 05, 2019, 07:44:08 PM »
Its a great article with some interesting ideas and a great core message - I don't care if the call happened or not.

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General discussion / Re: The SDLP
« on: February 25, 2019, 12:18:51 PM »
Colm Eastwood spoke at the Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis today and for his greatest ovations when he criticized SF for their abstentionnistes policy and for having the audacity to suggest that a referendum on irish unity should be a consideration after Brexit. Do they really think that this sort of rhetoric is going to drive SF voters in their droves and into the arms of the SDFF ‘understanding’,  This sort of nonsense drives northern nationalists up the walls.  it is just the very self same thing that will lose them even more voters. Those to parties are connected by only one thing and that is their hatred for Sinn Fein.

SF have created a two party sectarian state in NI. They think the election results in the North are an honest reflective of their popularity. The recent Presidential election showed were they are. A protest vote

The DUP and SF votes are protest votes that are encouraged by the D’Hondt/Jefferson system. Nationalists are encouraged to vote SF to prevent a DUP FM. And vice versa

Really???

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General discussion / Re: Sinn Fein? They have gone away, you know.
« on: February 20, 2019, 10:42:02 AM »
Mary Lou showing total disregard for fair employment legislation with her pronouncement on new Chief Constable. Irrespective of your position on this you can not legally discard someone based on your political beliefs. Shows a Fianna Fail level of understanding of the North.

To dismiss her comments as silly or ill judged is incorrect. This was a deliberate and well thought out response coming from those at the very top. They're trying to influence the selection process. A weak or inexperienced Chief Constable will play into SF's largest supporters as there is no doubt a lot of money to be made post Brexit with new border tariffs.

You're some clown  ;D


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