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#1
Quote from: Blowitupref on Today at 03:28:53 PMDonegal are the only unbeaten team in league and championship this year. P12 W11 D1  F225  A164

Donegal last year after 12 league and championship games.  W3 D1 L8  F154 A206

10 wins in games and 1 in a penalty competition.
#2
Quote from: Horse Box on Today at 06:24:19 PM
Quote from: armaghniac on Today at 05:52:32 PM
Quote from: Horse Box on Today at 03:41:34 PMYou can`t compare Nazi Parties in Britain at that time with Parties in Ukraine that represent an ethnic Minority . Are you seriously telling me that The Antifascist Committee of Ukraine , The Communist Party of Ukraine and Progressive Socialist Party of Ukraine are Nazi Parties :o ?

These parties are not banned for representing anyone, they are banned because they supported the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Any group which seeks progress though a foreign power invading rather than through winning elections cannot be characterised as a political party in a democratic state.

Communist Party of Ukraine banned since 2015 , Russaian SMO started 2 years ago !

Russia invaded Crimea in 2014.

If Ukraine wants gas masks than it is more likely for defence
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-68941220
#3
Quote from: Horse Box on Today at 03:41:34 PMYou can`t compare Nazi Parties in Britain at that time with Parties in Ukraine that represent an ethnic Minority . Are you seriously telling me that The Antifascist Committee of Ukraine , The Communist Party of Ukraine and Progressive Socialist Party of Ukraine are Nazi Parties :o ?

These parties are not banned for representing anyone, they are banned because they supported the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Any group which seeks progress though a foreign power invading rather than through winning elections cannot be characterised as a political party in a democratic state.
#4
Quote from: lurganblue on Today at 01:21:29 PM
Quote from: armaghniac on Today at 12:56:48 PM
Quote from: full moon on Today at 11:48:24 AMThe fall in attendances are actually incredible in the past 5-10 years, there are too many matches with nothing on the line at high prices in an inflation/cost of living crisis.

So many big staidums now and they forgot to keep the supporters onside

What is needed is competition. Someone noted that Celtic park in Derry had been hardly used for years and this year it has had 3 full house games. The Leinster championship is not getting the crowds of 30 years ago because there is zero chance of a Dublin-Meath game going to extra time. As for inflation, I doubt if prices are any higher than ever they were and most people have no problem paying for them if they are interested, look at the crowds in the Munster hurling or the quarter of a million people who paid out €150 a go for Bruce Springsteen.

Perhaps the price isnt too bad but it's the condensed format that goes along with the price. Big costs for families every week or fortnight is not sustainable for many.

As much as I love the Ulster championship, it is now clear that the provincials have to go.

Mechanisms such as the €50 ticket for the 3 group games are a response to the cost.

As for the provincial championships, when they are abolished people will then be posting that it used to be possible for families to go to Omagh or Clones but the cost of having to go to games in Kerry or Galway is prohibitive.
#5
Quote from: theskull1 on Today at 01:20:09 PMNo acknowledgement that bringing an army up to a border (after years of US backed revolution and conflict in that said country) is an act of aggression.  ::)

One side good ..... the other side bad



Russia had actual bases in Ukraine, was that an act of aggression?
There was conflict in that country, shit stirred up by Russia which tried to thwart the wishes of the Ukrainian people to join the EU.
#6
Quote from: Horse Box on Today at 02:56:42 PMSo Zelensky`s term as President is over since last week , however it doesn`t look like an Election will be called . Suits the US/NATO as they have their Puppet in place . Zelensky is not that popular at the moment in Ukraine so the Polls might not be kind to him .
Interesting too that all Pro Russian Parties in Ukraine are banned , this is the kind of Democracy the US and the West likes when it gets it`s hands on you ! It leaves a large section of Ukrainian Society disenfranchised , not just in the Donbass area .

There were no elections in Britain during the war, it isn't the time for an election.
Pro Nazi parties were also banned in Britain during the war.
There aren't so many pro Russian Ukrainians now, after being bombed by them. It is a complete fallacy to declare that all Russian speakers want to be ruled from Moscow, just as all people in Kildare do want to be ruled from London although they have spoken English for centuries. If Russian speakers were discriminated against then why would they not want to replace Zelensky with a fior-Ukrainian?
#7
General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
Today at 02:46:47 PM
Quote from: theskull1 on Today at 02:05:57 PMMaybe you need to question your world view for a minute.

Every westernized country in the world moved in lock step with very similar policies and the shutting down of dissenting voices. It's not unreasonable to look for common denominators and I see this as a valid one to question. Is here something inaccurate about the information in the tweet?

Same is happening with the US and Euro leadership siding with Israel's blatant genocide in Gaza. Should I be embarrassed to point out the amount of effort AIPAC lobby go to to get their candidate elected to the corridors of power?

Of course every country moved in lockstep, Covid affects people the same in one country as in another. That's why it was a global pandemic.
This has exactly zero to do with Israel's blatant genocide in Gaza.
#8
There was some fine shooting in the Ulster final.
Teams always had a Maurice Fitzgerald, but not necessarily 6 of them. Perhaps one difference now is that a nominal back will come up and knock one over from long range, and certainly back in the day you would not expect the goalie to do so which is quite possible nowadays.
#9
Quote from: full moon on Today at 11:48:24 AMThe fall in attendances are actually incredible in the past 5-10 years, there are too many matches with nothing on the line at high prices in an inflation/cost of living crisis.

So many big staidums now and they forgot to keep the supporters onside

What is needed is competition. Someone noted that Celtic park in Derry had been hardly used for years and this year it has had 3 full house games. The Leinster championship is not getting the crowds of 30 years ago because there is zero chance of a Dublin-Meath game going to extra time. As for inflation, I doubt if prices are any higher than ever they were and most people have no problem paying for them if they are interested, look at the crowds in the Munster hurling or the quarter of a million people who paid out €150 a go for Bruce Springsteen.
#10
Quote from: Horse Box on Today at 12:03:49 PMYou don`t hear anything on Western Media about the shelling that occurred of ethnic Russian areas of Ukraine long before the war kicked off , the ethnic cleansing of these areas also . The shelling of civilian areas in Donetsk and Belgorod ( Russia ) since the start of the war either .

Russia invaded in 2014 and of course there has been some shelling on the front since then, by no means were these shells going one way. As somebody noted above, Ukraine does not have the ammunition to waste on shelling random targets.
And of course if Russia withdraws to their own borders then the people of Belgorod needn't worry.
#11
Quote from: burdizzo on Today at 11:40:05 AMNo bile in my post, Lubo. And, no, I don't deny that Russia is corrupt, or that they have conscripts. However, the same is true of Ukraine - but I would say Ukraine is probably more careless with the lives of its soldiers, throwing poorly trained conscripts into 'cauldrons' and hopeless situations to hold the line while the more elite units retreat.
Of course, Russia tells lies, too - and I realise Putin is not our friend - but to depict Ukraine as the all-virtuous one is too much to swallow.

It isn't rocket science, Russia invaded Ukraine not the other way around. Russia has killed tens of thousands of civilians by deliberately targetting civilian targets.
Justifying Russia is like justifying rape because the woman wore a short skirt.
#12
General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
Today at 11:40:50 AM
Quote from: theskull1 on Today at 08:02:49 AMBrought back this topic because it's pertinent IMO. These fckers have us under a spell that many still need to wake up from


https://x.com/LetsGoBrando45/status/1791359735423471700?t=7g_XOYdNQDA1gXEi8bnyhg&s=19

The only medical matter this tweet is pertinent to is the prevalence of mental illness.

However, while the Covid thread is open, this FliRT Covid variant is now knocking around and is giving people a dose again.
#13
Quote from: tintin25 on Today at 09:58:50 AMHi, quick bump.

I'm currently living/working in NI whilst my partner is currently living/working in the south.  In an ideal scenario the intention would be that she moves up north as she gets to WFH pretty much all the time, however; she doesn't hold an Irish passport albeit she has applied for Irish citizenship having lived here for like 20 years.  Just wondering what the employer stance would be if she wished to move to NI but keep her job in the south?  Would this be dependent on her getting the citizenship or could her employer refuse regardless?

I wouldn't have thought that the employer would treat people differently based on their citizenship as such provided that the person's legalities were in order. So it would depend on the visa/ work permit situation.
#14
Quote from: theskull1 on Today at 10:54:18 AMOne side good ... other side bad.
NATO can come right up to Russia's border and it shouldn't ever be seen as an act of aggression.
One side good ... other side bad.

If Ukraine wishes to join NATO then that is their business. Norway and now Finland are in NATO and that does not entitle Russia to fire missiles at their DIY superstores and either.

But of course, the reason that Ukraine wants to join NATO is that they want to stop Russia invading them.
#15
Quote from: Lubo Moravcik on May 27, 2024, 04:55:25 PM
Quote from: Bord na Mona man on May 27, 2024, 04:37:13 PMOn the other hand, the people who are 'too clever to believe the MSM' and 'do their own research' - remember when they were telling us that Putin was stepping in to sort a Nazi problem, or rescuing Ukraine from joining NATO.

Strange how tankies and 'both siders' have gone quiet about these justifications?
Now imagine if Putin had been able to topple Ukraine in 3 days, with a few rusty tanks on the road to Kyiv, as he originally thought.
Would he have realistically have stopped there? I expect he'd already be sorting out Moldova's problem by now.


They've been quiet but they're still there,  believing the same tired old rubbish but mostly too embarrassed to spout it now, after everything Russia has done (and said) these past 2 years.

Sure we still have "one side is bad as the other" here after 400 years, and these rubbish spouters probably think that a reasonable statement too.