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GAA Discussion / Re: Violence in Adult Club Football
« on: October 12, 2018, 11:30:18 AM »

A Limerick club has expressed their disappointment after a player that was sent off for hitting one of their players off the ball had his red card rescinded.

Ballysteen GAA club called for an investigation into how the red card was overturned on appeal.

A letter from the club was read out at a county board meeting this week outlining the significant injuries suffered in the incident that occurred during the Limerick SFC quarter-final between Ballysteen and Ballylanders.

The Limerick Leader has published the details of the letter.

The letter signed by Ballysteen chairman Alan Kehoe read: “I am writing to express our disappointment following an incident that took place during the senior football match between Ballysteen and Ballylanders - the match took place on Saturday September 29 when Ballysteen and Ballylanders played the quarter final of the Limerick senior football championship.

“During the game one of our players received an unprovoked blow to the face at one point in the game, in which he did not have possession of the ball. He had to immediately leave the field and could not continue. The Ballylanders player who inflicted the injury received a red card and was sent-off immediately by the referee.

“The extent of the Ballysteen players’ injuries were discovered upon medical examination and included the following; cheekbone fracture, lower eye socket fracture and bone behind the eyebrow fracture. The player was sent to University Hospital later that evening for x-ray and the above facial injuries were discovered. Due to severe bruising and swelling, an operation was deferred until October 4.

“In addition to the facial reconstruction, a plate was inserted which will remain for life, and he has suffered a numbness in the side of his face and jaw and surgeons have advised that this may not recover due to nerve damage sustained in the blow.

“The player who inflicted this injury received a straight red card and automatically a one match ban must be served, however in this instance the red card was overturned on appeal.

The letter went on to allege that: “The player moved 20-30 yards and inflicted a single blow to the face, captured on match video and I am asking the County Board to investigate how such an appeal was successful.”

The letter stressed: “The Ballysteen club wants to make it clear we harbour no animosity or ill towards Ballylanders GAA club or its players and wish them the best of luck for the remainder of the championship.

What a f**king joke.

Hope the injured lad gets that video and a good solicitor and shoved them up the arses of that coward and his club.

Are the GAA going to cover his medical bills? Damages for any long term effects?

General discussion / Re: Ashers cake controversy.
« on: October 10, 2018, 01:30:03 PM »
Its all about the slogan.
If I had a cake shop and someone asked me to bake a cake with "Bring back hanging" on it I'd tell them where to go.

What was the slogan they were looking to have inscribed?

(I live in the US and I'm not up to date with the details of this case).


General discussion / Re: Things that make you go What the F**k?
« on: October 10, 2018, 01:29:11 PM »
Don't find it creepy at all, rather touching
It's downright weird.

"You know what would be a great idea and your dress wouldn't be wasted. That's right wear it to the graveside for a photo shoot and afterwards we'll Photoshop in the ghostly apparition of your dead fiance." Normal!

Losing one's fiance to a sudden, tragic death a few months before the wedding date is not "normal".

Who are we to say what was the appropriate way for her to mark what would have been one of the highlights of her life?

General discussion / Re: Ashers cake controversy.
« on: October 10, 2018, 01:23:26 PM »
Its all about the slogan.
If I had a cake shop and someone asked me to bake a cake with "Bring back hanging" on it I'd tell them where to go.

What was the slogan they were looking to have inscribed?

(I live in the US and I'm not up to date with the details of this case).

GAA Discussion / Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
« on: October 08, 2018, 02:14:34 PM »
Gaoth Dobhair v Glenties in Donegal final, October 21st.

Edit: Oakleaflad already had it up.

General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: October 07, 2018, 06:36:14 PM »
I know they’ve had a run of tough games, but Liverpool are looking a wee bit toothless in attack. Need to change it for a bit and give Salah and Mane a game off here and there.

On the performance, that was a good point. Both teams canceled each other out, but City looked the more threatening after Jesus and Sane came on.

General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: October 07, 2018, 01:30:25 PM »


Righteous causes such as gay rights have advanced, while environmental protections have just about held on, but will they continue to buck the odds with this new court (god help us if anything happens to Ginsburg or Breyer). GOP is already doing all they can to discourage black voting and empower the rights of business over consumers, workers and the environment/public health. As for the abortion issue... Where will it end?

Maybe I’m too pessimistic. Perhaps the likes of whitey and Gmac could explain to us how a hardline conservative Supreme Court will make our lives better?

General discussion / Re: Movie reccomendations
« on: October 06, 2018, 12:38:23 AM »
Anyone seen Black KkKlansman, gonna go at weekend
I'll  definitely view it when it becomes available to me. There is a precedent for a black klansman, wasn't it  Richard Prior & Gene Wilder (aka The Frisco Kid) in Blazing Saddles?

That would be the Waco Kid!

General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: October 05, 2018, 06:02:43 PM »
I see Chuck Grassley is now engaging in a well worn anti-semitic dog whistle by claiming that protestors against Bart O'Kavanaugh's nomination are funded by George Soros.

There literally is no bottom to the Republican cesspit.

And never mind that Republicans have actually paid people to protest against democracy.

Trump is promoting that one too.

Plus he was mocking Al Franken for doing the decent thing and resigning his Senate seat over sexual harrassment allegations.

But hey, he's a fighter... or something...

General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: October 05, 2018, 03:55:43 PM »

“Judiciary committee chairman Chuck Grassley said the report contained “nothing that we didn’t already know”.

The investigation worked beautifully

Apart from the fact that (seemingly) Fords attorneys contacted potential witnesses and pressured them to change/alter their testimony
The GOP refused to release reams of docs re Kavanaugh who lied under oath

Michael Gerson


“The GOP is being rallied to an important public purpose by a total creep. The president has written misogyny into the Republican platform. It is impossible to take his side without the slime rubbing off.“

You would wonder what Lincoln would say about the state of the party.

They had more documentation than the prior 5 justices combined

They had over 300 rulings he had written

They had a 12 year track record on the 2nd highest court in the land

Do you want his drawings from junior infants too?

Let’s hope you and your fellow travelers are similarly cavalier when some Democratic administration veteran-turned judge is up for consideration.

General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: October 05, 2018, 02:54:24 PM »
More bullshit waffle from the forum's chief Trump sycophant.

A cheerleader with a short skirt and pom poms without a trace of balls to admit what they are.

Like Richard Hammond and Jeff Flake, you're trapped between two different forms of cowardice.

Why did Hillary lose?

For exhibit A please see above
You and all the other far right fruitcakes need to abandon your irrational obsession with the Clintons. It's really unhealthy. Sort of Gemma O'Doherty-esque.

Believing in law and order/innocent until proven guilty = "far right fruitcake"?

I know none of us here affect American elections but if conversations like this are occurring across the states then we are in for two terms of Trump. Democrats are isolating themselves from the middle/swing voter by indulging these people.

I live in the US, so I will give you my two cents.

you are so correct on last point.

What do dems stand for, they don't even know. they don't have a leg to stand on regarding the economy.

Reality is that the economy is booming, the unemployment rate fell to 3.7% this morning, lowest since 1969.
Corporate tax cuts and less regulation across all industries are helping capital spending= more jobs being created by small to mid sized companies=higher salaries, I sincerely doubt that Amazon upped their minimum wage to $15 this week just because they wanted to be nice. The most likely did it to hold on to workers. That is a huge positive, and from what you read salary increases are occurring industry wide, which is great. wages and benefits for lower paid workers were too low to sustain a decent living.

In Short;
Dem strategy appears to be pro worker but anti-business. Reality it does not work.
Republician strategy is to cut corporate and individual taxes, reduce regulations, encourage companies to set up shop here hire more people, and the increased tax receipts from higher GDP will hopefully pay for additional services.

At the moment here, despite all the negative sh*t you are bombarded with on the TV,  consumer confidence is very high, I travel a good bit for work and it genuinely seems to be not just in the North East.

Finally, Can Trump take all the credit, no. Do I agree with everything he does, absolutely not, However he has a business background and he has listened (sometimes) to some bright people and two years into his presidency his pro business policies are now paying dividends for workers.

As for the Dems, (my wife is a registered one), and she has even admitted that the current strategy of trying to stop Kavanaugh is all about getting their base motivated ahead of the mid-term elections. As for their economic strategy, non existent.


I keep asking my GOP acquaintances who are forever boasting about the employment rate or using it to justify their support of Trump to point out the inflection point in the unemployment trends, Still waiting...

As for what the Dems stand for? (I'm a little rushed, but can expand later).

Opposition to the extremism of Trump and his minions is justification alone, whether its on his callous treatment of and rhetoric on immigrants or muslims, his appalling record on the environment, his support of corporatism over the rights of the individual at every turn, LGBT stuff and so on and on. That's before you even get into his personal conduct and corruption.

General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: October 05, 2018, 12:40:29 AM »
The WH is saying no corroboration. GOP is saying investigation was comprehensive.
Collins will lose her seat next time. Short term gain for the GOP for a big loss in terms of women voters. Plus if the Dems win the House they can investigate properly.
What a mess.

The Dems will bend over and take it, as always.

You think Trump or McConnell would have stood for what happened with Garland? There would have been civil war threatened by them and Fox News and the rest of the right wing machine. Despite whitey’s ludicrous whining about the play-nice GOP and the filthy, nasty Democrats, they’re pretty toothless compared to the organization, ruthlessness and sheer brazenness of the right.

General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: October 04, 2018, 08:31:46 PM »
Played great against Spurs too.

I’ve no worries about the weekend- they’ll be well up for it. Can’t do anything about City’s quality and depth, but they have to go after them and pressurize them like on previous occasions. If City cope and nick it, so be it.

General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: October 04, 2018, 12:59:17 PM »
Well you definitively outlined a few days back that you DIDN’T believe Ford.

That is “certainty” in anyone’s book.

And I think I have been proven right, don’t you

I don’t see how you can say you’ve been proven right.

It's because he's a brainwashed idiot.

That was established years ago.

I’ve been a lot more right than I’ve been wrong in this board

Time will tell, but when the dust settles this will be exposed as a dirty trick

In the era of “me too” they’d have run with this back in Julybufvthere was anything credible here (and don’t insult me and yourself by saying they wanted to protect her privacy)

Not this time . . .

I used Fox News as a source as clearly you won't accept anything else!!
Haha....she “supposedly” prepped for a job interview at the FBI....a job she eventually got. What do you expect her to say.

If a former girlfriend of Kavanaugh signed a sworn affadavit detailing abuse of some kind or alcohol related would be game over

And if Ford was testifying against a Republican, YOU'D be floating the bitter ex-boyfriend angle and shouting QED the other way.

GAA Discussion / Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
« on: October 04, 2018, 12:47:44 PM »
Gaoth Dobhair, half-filled with current and former county players, should be favourites in Donegal with Kilcar (missing Ryan McHugh and Patrick McBrearty) gone.

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