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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone Club Football and Hurling
« on: April 20, 2018, 02:41:34 PM »
Armagh split the reserves into north and south and play on a Wednesday night. About a dozen teams in each league. About another dozen clubs donít field reserve teams and then there are a few that play division 3.

Towns that i have been in (or passed through) that I consider shitholes:
Much of east Belfast

Newry? WTF have you got against Newry?! Nice people, nice town centre, canal towpaths being done up...
Newry is one of these places where every road into and out of it is covered in litter. The canal is stinking! Banbridge is a nicer town.

+1 on limavady,was wondering how long it would take for a mention.
Limavady is an awful town, itís more the sectarian element than anything else. f**kers have nothing better to do than paint roundabouts and put flags on anything that doesnít move!

Towns that i have been in (or passed through) that I consider shitholes:
Much of east Belfast

GAA Discussion / Re: Joe Brolly
« on: April 16, 2018, 03:49:40 PM »
Find it borderline ridiculous that a club can go from winning the minor championship last year to not fielding a minor team this year. Is there no lower grade they could enter and play 13-aside?

My experience of playing Belfast teams at u16 and minor back in the day in challenge games is that they always had big numbers, the players were all bigger, there was always one player that looked about 30 and they always told you that they didnít even have their full team cos half the panel played were away with antrim.

Interesting there's no nominations for anywhere south of the Galway/Dublin line. Funny that!
Ulster has the majority of nominations.
None of the nominations would be a hurling area either
Is Dervock not ballycastle territory? Or is it Ballycastle thatís dervock territory?

General discussion / Re: Biggest Sh*thole in Ireland (2018 Edition)
« on: April 16, 2018, 12:23:58 AM »
Right thatís enough nominations
Time for a shortlist everyone pick one town from your county
And than some voting
For Antrim I nominate Moss side


Ulster champs make it through to nationals

You forgot Donegal. Are there not any kips in Donegal.

Been all over Donegal not a bad town in it

Never been to Lifford, Carrigart, Raphoe or Convoy?
Letterkenny is a bit of shithole. Always fights every weekend and some scumbags running about it

General discussion / Re: Biggest Sh*thole in Ireland (2018 Edition)
« on: April 13, 2018, 02:05:17 AM »
I don't have a problem with the thread, I just think it's interesting to see how many people don't see the good stuff they see every day. Familiarity breeds contempt and all that. Last time I visited Lurgan I brought my intended with me and she thought it was great.
In my experience, a lot of people think Lurgan is a mainly unionist town (which it isnít - 60%+ green) and are surprised to learn that itís not. They also think the only nationalists that live in the town are in Kilwilke (which they arenít). Lurgan also gets interchanged with Craigavon in the media, so sometimes in the news when someone is shot in Craigavon, arson attack etc they use the ďsuch and such areaĒ of ďLurganĒ when itís really Craigavon. Craigavon itself has transformed in the last 20, even 10 years and is a really decent place to live.

Portadown Iím afraid is a complete dive. No hope for that town or itís inhabitants. The sooner a wall is built around it the better  ;)

General discussion / Re: Biggest Sh*thole in Ireland (2018 Edition)
« on: April 12, 2018, 02:01:14 PM »
A couple of points.

Firstly, people seem to have pre-conceived ideas of towns and therefore consider them to be shitholes despite them not being from anywhere near them or spending any considerable amount of time in them.

Secondly, every large urban area will have its own shithole areas and itís own scumbags running about it. Name me a town that doesnít.

Thirdly, how do you even judge a town on being a shithole? Is it underinvestment? The number of working class estates? The colour of the kerbs? The amount of litter? The architecture? The traffic jams?

Lurgans name as usual has popped up yet Iíd question how many people have actually been there or spent any tangible amount of time there recently. Postcodes in Lurgan were actually named as some of the most desirable in the north when it comes to affordable (decent) housing, access to schools, transport, retail etc.

Larne is another one and I actually was in Larne for the first time ever a few months back, yes itís a dreary wee town but from what I saw itís no better or worse than most other towns. Even banbridge got a mention which to me was always a mainly middle class town!

GAA Discussion / Re: Ulster Colleges
« on: April 06, 2018, 06:56:33 PM »
Locals always tend to say Lurgan is 50/50 because unionists act like they still own it but reality is the majority of development in the town over the last 20 years has been in the nationalist north end of town. Very much a commuter town to Belfast and plenty of people (all seemingly fenian) with no ties to the town setting up camp due to affordable housing and commuting distance to the city

Anywho, all the best to St Ronans tomorrow in the Hogan final tomorrow!

General discussion / Re: Lurgan
« on: April 01, 2018, 12:45:38 PM »
They flattened a pensioner in the process. Look forward to PSNI Craigavonís cheerful take on it on Facebook...

Did you see the video?
Iíve seen a few videos. They had two unmarked minibuses full of cops as well as a pile of landrovers.
Iím no support of RSF but they definitely could have dealt with it better. Next year will be a bundle of laughs, or maybe they didnít think that far ahead

General discussion / Re: Lurgan
« on: April 01, 2018, 11:35:00 AM »
They flattened a pensioner in the process. Look forward to PSNI Craigavonís cheerful take on it on Facebook...

General discussion / Re: The Palestine thread
« on: March 31, 2018, 05:41:31 PM »
Meanwhile their Arab "brothers" are busy trading away with Israel
Surprised youíre not trying to justify the actions of your Israeli heroes

GAA Discussion / Re: Ulster Colleges
« on: March 31, 2018, 09:33:11 AM »
Over the last number of years I always felt Lurgan wad more of a soccer town. Only 1 of the 4 main clubs in the town plays senior football. In some respects though there may just be too many clubs for the area.
All of them have been in and out of Senior in the last 5 or 6 years. If Lurgan only had one club it would be some team

General discussion / Re: The ulster rugby trial
« on: March 31, 2018, 09:24:02 AM »
Truly baffling but all too common now in this internet age. Social justice warriors have zero interest in nuance. They form an opinion that fits their ideology and then they saturate the airwaves with their hard edged version of the truth. How can anyone of good conscience say what they are saying with such certainty and with such venom? These people don't give a fook about the truth or the impact on the lives of those who they disagree with.
Anybody who uses the words "social justice warriors" sort of destroys their own argument.

And why would that be sid? Typical of the style you see on twitter I have to say.  ::)

Using the term "social justice warrior" is very Twitter alright. It's a tool to try and delegitimise debate. All alt-right terminology is.

By far the most venomous reaction I've seen has been from those who are seeking to vilify the complainant, by the way.

Then I suggest you take another look at some of the stuff on the #suemepaddy trend. Its character assassination stuff at this stage. Gary Walsh was turfed off the laois panel for what he said about the complainant (rightly so imo). By comparison, look at what the likes of what @flyingteacosy have said about PJ and it goes completely unchecked.
That flying teacosy woman is a psycho and fits perfectly the stereotypical man-hating militant lesbian.

General discussion / Re: The ulster rugby trial
« on: March 29, 2018, 12:24:50 PM »
The problem with social media and especially twitter is that it actively encourages you to follow with people of similar beliefs. What happens is that your newsfeed becomes dominated with posts from people whos beliefs and values fit your your own narrative, which then becomes fact in your eyes. This was clear in the shock and horror in some circles that they were found not guilty. These people had a pre-determined notion in their heads that the 4 were unquestionably guilty, because everything they read on social media concurred with this belief.
What is quite annoying for me is the presumption that everything in this case is black and white. I would follow a lot of ďfeministsĒ on twitter who Iíve since unfollowed after their OTT reactions to the not guilty verdicts. ďIíd never come forward if I was rapedĒ ďno girl will tell the police after what sheís went throughĒ yet the PSNI have came out and said theyíve had something like 20 odd similar complaints since this case started which they say is well above average.

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