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General discussion / Re: What's your relationship with alcohol?
« on: October 14, 2018, 01:36:42 PM »
Working in a bar is a great education.......you see how people react with alcohol. You have the happy drinker.....the depressed drinker......the aggressive drinker.....the guy who wouldn't say boo now full of beans drinker. Back in the day if someone was drunk in public there were talked about......now it's so common hardly anyone bats an eyelid. Many people enjoy alcohol without it causing problems, but alcohol related problems are huge. Unfortunately there is no simple answer and I hope anyone struggling gets help and support.
Iíve family in the trade and would have helped out from time to time. One thing Iíve noticed is that regardless of age, class or background, anyone can go out and make a fool of themselves. Iíve seen middle class women claim their friend has been spiked when in reality theyíve been drinking for 8 solid hours and the friend just canít keep up. Iíve seen aggressive young men full of double vodka red bulls (and coke probably) start fights with doorstaff. Iíve seen daytime drinks sleeping over their laptop because theyíve had too many pints and not enough sleep the night before. Theyíre all pretty normal people but like you say this behaviour is now more or less considered acceptable. When you consider the price of drink in supermarkets compared to pubs it doesnít bear thinking about what goes on at home

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Armagh / Re: Armagh Club football & hurling
« on: October 11, 2018, 02:29:14 PM »
Kilcoo a lot of injuries, only burren are scared of them and will inevitably dump their trunks theyíd be doing well to get out of Down.

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Armagh / Re: Armagh Club football & hurling
« on: October 09, 2018, 09:46:20 AM »
The nab werenít too hot against maghery who everyone fancied but they still edged it.. it might be a bridge too far to topple cross.. not sure they have the players to deal with the cross forwards. That said would love to see them do it, theyíve been the form team all year

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Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: October 05, 2018, 11:07:00 PM »
Itís the same in Armagh with crossmaglen. Half the county was never done kissing their asses when they were winning all Irelandís. Then when the they stopped winning people remembered what a shower of b**tards they really are how unpleasant they can sometimes be

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GAA Discussion / Re: Violence in Adult Club Football
« on: October 05, 2018, 03:03:30 PM »
Forget fines or individual punishments. Ban them from adult football. Soon bring them into line.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Soccer in GAA grounds ?
« on: October 04, 2018, 12:37:01 PM »
I donít see the big deal. Presuming the soccer club is part of the same community? Presuming kids from the school are members of both gaa and soccer clubs? I know of clubs who allow the use of their facilities to other sporting organisations and guess what the world didnít end, their club didnít fold and they have a nice wee revenue earner on the back of it

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GAA Discussion / Re: JP McManus - Christmas comes early
« on: September 27, 2018, 11:05:50 AM »
Nice gesture. Yes heís filthy rich and what he gave is pittance but so what? I donít ever recall my club getting money handed to them anytime recently without having to compete with, among others, Orange halls for funds, grants etc

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GAA Discussion / Re: Ulster Club IFC/JFC 2018
« on: September 24, 2018, 06:26:11 PM »
Fair play to Lisburn. Would theyíre be any sort of cross community make up of its membership?

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GAA Discussion / Re: Ulster Club IFC/JFC 2018
« on: September 23, 2018, 07:07:32 PM »
Armagh JFC at semi final stage
Keady v Derrynoose
Dorsey v An Port Můr

IFC at play off stage for QFs
Wolfe Toneís v Cross II
Shane OíNeillís v Grange
St Peterís v …ire ”g
Culloville v Mullaghbawn

Winners join group winners Clan na Gael, Forkhill, Middletown, Clonmore
JFC
Keady v An Port Můr/Dorsey

IFC
Mullaghbawn v Wolfe Toneís
Shane OíNeillís v St Peterís

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Armagh / Re: Armagh Club football & hurling
« on: September 19, 2018, 10:27:06 AM »
I hate the way Armagh groups their championships, why wouldn't you just have straight knockout like other counties?  Must take away hugely from the championship itself.  It seems a bit of a nonsense.

You would get people in Armagh who would probably agree with you, or would like to see some adjustments made to the existing system, but for all that the sense I get is that there have been excellent attendances at the games and a great deal of interest / excitement brought about by what is a novel system.

The system itself has been reached through a lot of trial and error and I reckon now is as close to perfect as is possible, with league and championship closely linked and all teams getting a number of Championship games, once the league issues have been resolved.
Iím reserving judgment until the championship ends. Not very many shocks in Senior, a few teams had the luxury of an off day which the set up allows for, ultimately the cream rises to the top and apart from Madden who should be commended for reaching the last 8 all the big dogs have made it out of the groups. Intermediate is interesting enough with all teams capable of beating each other and you canít really pick any certain winners from the quarter finals

Interesting  that the club who proposed this set up didnít make it out of their group which I found hilarious

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GAA Discussion / Re: Violence in Adult Club Football
« on: September 18, 2018, 03:29:42 PM »
Team in Armagh apparently amassed 8 red cards in 4 championship games. Doesnít make good reading but from what I gather they werenít involved in any brawls. Sometimes when refs strictly lay down the law, especially in championship, tackles and challenges that one might get away with in the league are punished more strictly.  Could apply the same to Moy/Edendorkís match

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GAA Discussion / Re: Why are Posters obsessed about Dublin GAA??
« on: September 13, 2018, 02:07:38 PM »
Therein lies the problem. Why is it ok to throw money at Dublin but not Derry or Belfast?

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GAA Discussion / Re: Ulster Club IFC/JFC 2018
« on: September 13, 2018, 12:16:46 PM »
Armagh JFC at semi final stage
Keady v Derrynoose
Dorsey v An Port Můr

IFC at play off stage for QFs
Wolfe Toneís v Cross II
Shane OíNeillís v Grange
St Peterís v …ire ”g
Culloville v Mullaghbawn

Winners join group winners Clan na Gael, Forkhill, Middletown, Clonmore


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GAA Discussion / Re: Rule Change Needed to Stop Puke Keep-Ball
« on: September 12, 2018, 02:49:31 PM »
How about not changing anything? These rules are stupid and half the time arenít implemented. Iíve played senior football for 14+ years and does everyone on the field wear a gumshield? No. Do I see black cards being issued correctly, if at all? No. Has the mark done anything to encourage more high fielding? No.

 I can safely say I dread the these conversations, they only come about because one of the best teams of all time is at their peak or because slaughtneil and magherafelt playing puke football for about a minute has just went viral.

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General discussion / Re: Primark fire in belfast
« on: September 12, 2018, 02:09:23 PM »
Iím with milltown. All well and good being on your high horse until you find one of these undesireables trespassing looking for something to steal so they can pawn it to get more drink and drugs. Had it plenty of times, wander into our yard hoping to find a door lying open so they can sneak in and help themselves to whatever they can get their hands on. Have had c***ts making their way into the attic before!

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