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Overtrained and mentally drained. That is how I would summarise Armagh after Saturdays performance. Paralysis by analysis and players pre programmed to think too much about the match. McGeeney has to take responsibility as he picks and prepares the team. It was a huge let down and I think the players although a dedicated bunch are just not good enough at the minute. Depending on the draw they might win a game or two in the qualifiers but it iwill be only masking over the problems. The time is now right for change after 4 years and given the money that has been spent preparing this team. 

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Can see Corrigan starting in the full forward line. Il tell u that's a damn strong team. Wouldn't be surprised if Fermanagh make it to an ulster final, then anything could happen

You have seen the draw, right? This match is a contest to see who gets pulverised by either Tyrone or Monaghan. I don't think Fermanagh will get over Saturday never mind make an Ulster final.

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Is the fact that the British PM is not confident that NI would vote to remain in the UK in a border poll not a signal to the SoS that she should call one?? ;)

https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/brexit/theresa-may-not-confident-unionists-would-win-irish-border-poll-reports-36908576.html

The fact that this conversation was leaked is not a coincidence. The Irish border issue is becoming a source of real frustration for some English brexiteers since it is significantly stalling progress on reaching an agreed deal.

A border poll is inevitable in the not too distant future and it might be in Unionists interests to hold it sooner rather than later. Still, I would suspect that their naturally fearful nature will not even countenance the actual poll being agreed upon.

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Big fan of Kimmage so when I began reading this article given the headline, I expected to read a piece on scandalous behaviour within the GAA such as child abuse or something similar. After finishing the article it appears as though that the club was guilty of little more than failing to follow proper procedure. It was a distinctly underwhelming article from Kimmage when you consider what a fine writer he usually is.

Using bad language and haranguing young children is very poor behaviour from coaches and they should have been dealt with more severely by the club but I thought it most unfair that names be published in a national newspaper for what is effectively a local dispute among a few parents and the GAA club. Not a bit of wonder clubs are finding it difficult to get parents to give of their own free time when an amateur underage sport is being scrutinised by a national newspaper. 

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General discussion / Re: Arlene's bigotry shines through
« on: April 18, 2018, 05:27:25 PM »
Arlene Foster is as tough as old boots......according to..........herself!! Even if the report totally indicts her, I doubt very much if she will be resigning.


Mr Sterling said civil servants had "got into the habit" of not recording minutes of meetings with ministers because the DUP and Sinn Fin were sensitive to criticism.

The DUP leader says she "did smile when I read that".

She doesn't believe any politicians are not sensitive to criticism and "given what I came through last year I think I'm tougher than most".

"All politicians know they're going to be criticised on a day and daily basis," she says, adding that "you have to ask if you're in the right job" if you are sensitive to criticism.

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GAA Discussion / Re: We need to talk about Diarmuid
« on: April 13, 2018, 02:02:23 PM »
All around the Dublin set up they went bananas last year when Connolly got a 3 month ban. Now he seems to have taken a sabbatical whether temporary or permanent and Gavin claims he is just 'resting'. It's bizarre to say the least to think that in the goldfish bowl that is Dublin football, not one person appears to know for sure what the story is.

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General discussion / Re: Avoiding rates on new house- NI
« on: April 10, 2018, 03:08:10 PM »
The rates fee charged relative to the service provided has become scandalous. I would like them to state exactly where the money is being spent and what the justification is for charging the amounts that they do. If it's simply to get a bin collected every week then it's entirely disproportionate but people seem to just accept it for what it is.

You can request a rates review and somebody will come out and issue a new assessment but the chances of any sort of material reduction is slim. It is a grossly inflated levy for receiving very little in terms of service.

If you did your own recycling, and dumped your own bin every week, would you get a reduction?

I wouldn't think so. That would be like saying that I want a rates reduction because I don't use any of the leisure centre facilities (even though they charge you each time you use them anyway).

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General discussion / Re: Avoiding rates on new house- NI
« on: April 10, 2018, 02:42:30 PM »
The rates fee charged relative to the service provided has become scandalous. I would like them to state exactly where the money is being spent and what the justification is for charging the amounts that they do. If it's simply to get a bin collected every week then it's entirely disproportionate but people seem to just accept it for what it is.

You can request a rates review and somebody will come out and issue a new assessment but the chances of any sort of material reduction is slim. It is a grossly inflated levy for receiving very little in terms of service. 

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General discussion / Re: Paddy Jackson apology
« on: April 10, 2018, 11:28:16 AM »
This would indicate to me that both players are seeking to get back playing for Ulster and have no intention to move to another club. I think that Ulster rugby and the IRFU would prefer not to have to make this decision but there will likely be another fall out whatever the decision is since the players seem intent on staying put.

I think you are giving too much weight to how many fcks the IRFU give. They will get rid of them even if they have to pay them something to void the last year of their contracts. They are not coming back. It is as simple as that and some would do well to remember that.

They may well want to get rid of them but it is only be because of the public reaction and the possible threat of lost sponsorship not because of any great genuine concern over their off field antics or private phone messages. Other players are widely known to have engaged in misdemeanours without any repercussions. If they release them they will have set a precedent for future.

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General discussion / Re: Paddy Jackson apology
« on: April 10, 2018, 10:50:25 AM »
This would indicate to me that both players are seeking to get back playing for Ulster and have no intention to move to another club. I think that Ulster rugby and the IRFU would prefer not to have to make this decision but there will likely be another fall out whatever the decision is since the players seem intent on staying put.   

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GAA Discussion / Re: Joe Brolly
« on: April 09, 2018, 05:40:59 PM »
the reason most Gaa people don't like Joe brolly is that he is a class one bollix. Always willing to put in his glib one liner looking for a headline  at the expense of anyone or anything . and then come back with a slimy retortor apology  in private  like the Marty apology or  'what are you getting  excited for were only having the Crack'
he came across on the late late show as being desperate for some one to pay attention to him and love him he reminded me  of a young lad who keeps betting picked last for teams even though hes the best player there . people would prefer to lose without him than win with him.
what he does outside football is of no interest to me and could open up 10 homeless shelters and save have of Norn iron by his hard work on transplants while curing cerebral palsy before lunch ,
if you start going down that road and reading details about private live next all their separations divorces, kids communions will be fair game.
if any of the above seems nasty sur were only having a bit of crack

Did he do something on you?

If you actually take him seriously I can understand where you are coming from sometimes as Brolly does often play to the gallery for reaction and can get a bit too personal with some of his criticism. However he can also be very entertaining, is a very clever man and can see through bullshit. Whatever your opinion of him as a GAA pundit, he has done some outstanding work for organ donors and CF. 

I have no intrest in he Charity work or private Life we all do what we can .
its his Say anything for a reaction on the National Broadcaster which has made the sunday game the equivalent of the Daily Mail that I have a problem with . It is now unwatchable .
at least Spillane and O rourke Were important figure winning multiple all Ireland and not just a lucky to be there corner forward whose sole reason for being on telly is to provoke a reaction. my reaction is normally to fast forward or turn off.
its only when he comes on mainstream TV claiming sainthood and hoping to be 'Forced' in to running for the ARAS he need to be called  out for the  sycophant that he is

You just need to take him far less seriously. There is a mute button on the tv and it might be recommended. He can be a divisive character but never boring and I'm glad he is on the media because he does more than most to hold authorities to account. If something has to be said he will say it and I'd rather a pundit with an opinion than some of the dull bland analysts.

As for the assertion that his opinion has no value because he only won one AI that is simply nonsense argument. The number of AI titles he won has no impact on his ability to perform a role as a TV pundit.

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General discussion / Re: Arlene's bigotry shines through
« on: April 09, 2018, 05:32:50 PM »
It was extremely nice of the Combined Loyalist paramilitaries to issue a statement saying that they do not support criminality. Even nicer to hear Arlene welcome this lovely gesture by saying how nice they were in comparision to big bad Gerry Adams.

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General discussion / Re: Paddy Jackson apology
« on: April 09, 2018, 05:27:02 PM »
Do we even know if Jackson/Olding wish to remain at Ulster. Some time away might do them good and they could probably earn more playing abroad. I think there is no chance of either representing Ireland again anyway so it shouldn't effect them internationally.   

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General discussion / Re: The Official Golf Thread
« on: April 09, 2018, 05:10:51 PM »
Some people have been questioning Harry Diamond on the bag as potentially another "yes man" which was the allegation against JP. I would have thought a mate (albeit an inexperienced caddy) would be more empowered to call him out.

I don't know if Diamond is the right caddy or not but people love searching for reasons why after failure. His choice of caddy had nothing to do with him missing a load of putts inside 10 feet. 

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