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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone Club Football and Hurling
« on: Today at 02:13:41 PM »
County Board do not have a sponsor for the Club Championship yet because Donnelly Bros pulled out after what happened with Mc Aleer and Rushe! FACT! That's why the draw hasn't been made yet!

Donnelly Brothers three year contract for sponsorship expired at the end of last season so it may also be related to that surely?

The negative publicity after the Galbally incident may have deterred them from renewing or perhaps they just thought they weren't getting value for money? They're still the kit van sponsor so it's not as if they've pulled out completely.

The way the club championship is rushed through totally diminishes it. A box ticking exercise.  Is little wonder they pulled the plug

What was the galbally incident?

http://www.irishnews.com/news/2016/09/12/news/banners-with-northern-ireland-map-removed-at-gaa-match-690737/

I never knew that happened. That's Galbally all over. What an arsehole.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Joe Brolly
« on: April 17, 2018, 10:31:37 AM »
In Dublin I believe the county board assigns the schools to each club and then that clubs GPO can only attend those schools......

co board needs to take over inter club bickering and work out a system that will maximise the numbers playing irrespective of what club.

Don't see any issue with Bredagh's fees at all

Carryduff you mean!

Compared to some South Dublin clubs I'm sure it does seem reasonable but then again hurling isn't seen as a working class sport in a lot of those areas.

I know we couldn't ask for such memberships and hope to have any youngsters come through the gates.

Carryduff i meant........Bredagh are £70


90% of all dublin clubs would be at this rate and more I believe. Clubs only charge what its costing to run the show presumably

Is there a parish rule in Antrim and Down ??

Most Dublin clubs, certainly the bigger dual ones, would be close to €200 for juveniles. Their academys would be close to €100. Pitch hire for all these kids is an expensive business.

I think these costs are incredible. But then if it is expensive for pitches etc. I always loved that our games were more or less free. £5 or £10 yearly membership. Surely these costs are prohibitive to lots of families? If you have 3 or 4 children at €200 a pop, plus boots, jerseys, shorts etc. It would work into almost a €1000 for the year?

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General discussion / Re: The Official Golf Thread
« on: April 17, 2018, 10:04:30 AM »
Why would Gerry McIlroy mark his opponents ball? Or be allowed to? This is ridiculous. It just doesn't happen.

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General discussion / Re: The Official Golf Thread
« on: April 17, 2018, 08:23:19 AM »
can someone get this fella Rory's autograph

you havent a effin clue

if you talk to anyone involved competitive amateur golf from 10 years ago esp from outside the north, they will tell you about the charming Gerry McIlroy and his equally affable bankroller / son.

acts like marking an opponents ball with L before a round to signify he was a loser and plenty of classy acts like it.

running charitable foundations to avoid tax does plenty of good but it wont buy class

How can you mark an opponents ball? This is bullshit.

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General discussion / Re: The Official Golf Thread
« on: April 16, 2018, 03:12:51 PM »
People getting carried away. Individual sports people at the very top are typically single minded and driven. It's this very characteristic that can lead people to not liking/ hating them.


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GAA Discussion / Re: Joe Brolly
« on: April 16, 2018, 10:36:31 AM »
Carryduff charge £100 for an child to be a member. It's a lot of money to fork out on 7 year old who might not like it. They'd need to have a look at that. Clubs in affluent areas can get carried away sometimes. The clubs should look at themselves first rather than the fixtures, development squads

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General discussion / Re: The Official Golf Thread
« on: April 16, 2018, 10:28:31 AM »
Most elite level sportspeople are arseholes. Tiger is an absolute rocket for example.

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General discussion / Re: Biggest Sh*thole in Ireland (2018 Edition)
« on: April 12, 2018, 04:51:21 PM »
I have lived in and around Strabane, Portstewart, Lurgan and Dungannon in my time and work near Portadown at the minute.  Lurgan is not as bad as its made out to be, got more going for it than Dungannon and Portadown.  Strabane is not as bad either.  I take it posters here haven't been to places like Carrickmore, Newtonstewart, Castlederg, Middletown, Derrynoose, Limavady or Coalisland?

An utter shitehole. Full of travellers, 10p RA men and benefits cheats. No-one from Coalisland admits to being from it they all say Edendork.
Traffic in the town is a nightmare as Parking Attendants give it a wide berth due to ongoing intimidation.

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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone County Football and Hurling
« on: April 12, 2018, 11:45:40 AM »
Darren McCurry with 0-08 for Edendork. Showing what he is capable of with some freedom.

Maybe Harte should write to the top counties and ask them if they could give him a bit more space like at club level.

or maybe Harte could give his players some freedom to play... as Sean Cavanagh said about last year they were "slaves to a system." We'll see how it develops this summer when they meet the big guns

I'm sure Gavin tell's the Dublin lads go out and have a bit of craic and do as you please. This system stuff and lack of freedom is an easy excuse. A lack of freedom doesn't make you miss important free kicks for example.

some difference the system Tyrone could play 2003 - 2010 and last few years and Im guessing Sean would know

The next time Tyrone are playing Clonoe we should give Darren a shout... Notice he kicked a last minute free to win it yesterday as well, pity he couldn't do the same for Tyrone over the last few years

Should be noted in context, Connor McAliskey missed a last kick free to draw it.

Can we blame Harte for him missing this free?

Sure what do I care about what Mickey Harte thinks?

I'm just saying if men are going to slate a lad for scoring a winning free as an ex Tyrone player for what they perceive as not stepping up when it counts, they should maybe worry more about a current Tyrone player missing frees under the same circumstances in the same game.

Or is that maybe too logical?

You need to turn on your sense of humour.

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General discussion / Re: The Official Golf Thread
« on: April 12, 2018, 11:41:13 AM »
going back 13 years to the west of ireland i have a intense dislike of McIlroy and his zealot of a father and all connected to them. It may not be rational but most who have crossed their paths since would know where i am coming from. I respect the money raised by the PR / Charitable foundation but i will delight when i see him depending on sponsors passes to play tournaments.

Give me gentlemen like Paul Dunne, Shane Lowry, Padraig harrington, Graeme McDowell and Paul McGinley any day of the week

My point is Rory wants a yes man on the bag, so he got one, but it wont call his putts so that one is all down to his own failings

You need to let go.....

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General discussion / Re: The Official Golf Thread
« on: April 11, 2018, 02:19:11 PM »
and putting wasnt his problem in 2011 either........

i'm not saying JP would have made the difference on Sunday but a yes man buddy wasnt going to be of much help in the pressure.

anyways I'm delighted the smug p***k is still waiting to win there......

Why don't you like him?
Of all the things wrong with his game, his caddy ain't one of them. Some players want caddys to help them line up puts others want to do it themselves. Putting is sounique to the golfer, different styles, short putters, long putters, quick, slow etc. A caddy won't make any difference unless the player allows them to.

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General discussion / Re: The Official Golf Thread
« on: April 11, 2018, 12:26:42 PM »
McIlroy I'd guess will finish with 8-12 majors and he'll complete the Grand Slam. He is that good.

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General discussion / Re: Good Friday Agreement 20 years old tomorrow
« on: April 10, 2018, 04:38:55 PM »
What has the nationalist side really gained from the GFA
- We are still being dictated to by protestants in our own land
- We have loyalist terror groups acting freely and receiving large sums of money through bullshit community groups
  (can be said for both sides)
- We have politicians lining their own coffers and doing nothing for us (Both sides)
- We have no GAA stadium at the maze
- We have no GAA stadium at casement park
- Windsor park got developed even with a major fcuk up by the contractor which put lives at risk (never has been
  mentioned since)
- We have no Irish language act
- The south gave up it rights on the North
- We have no A5 dual carriageway between Derry & Auchnacloy. 10+ lives have been lost on this stretch of road since
   the GFA was signed
- We have seen very little investment in the west of the province in general
- We are still living a poorer standard of life compared to the rest of the UK and Ireland

The major outcome of the GFA was to get the gun out of politics and it has done that but in doing so it has not brought about the changes that i thought it would but in fact has left this place hanging over a cliff edge and brexit might be the push that will see us go over.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qc7HmhrgTuQ

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General discussion / Re: Good Friday Agreement 20 years old tomorrow
« on: April 10, 2018, 09:43:17 AM »
There has certainly been a huge change from 20 years ago, and the peaceful society we now live in is something to be celebrated. In a weird way I feel Unionism as in the parties perhaps do hark back for an old NI of majority rule, but I have to say ordinary everyday unionists (protestants) don't seem to. Nats and Unionists work together, do business with each other and socialise with each other. This is some change from say 30-40 years ago.
There is room for everyone and all traditions in NI and even in new Ireland.
Some people - on both sides - do have an old entrenched view, but this is slowly being eroded thankfully.

We should all be thankful for people like John Hume who's vision made it possible.

As a footnote, I am disappointed that 20 years on we don't have an assembly and that decisions affecting us here are not been taken locally by locally elected politicians.

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General discussion / Re: The Official Golf Thread
« on: April 10, 2018, 09:01:16 AM »
The sooner we have "ready golf" on tour the better.

The pace of play wasn't too bad at Augusta to be fair. The reduced field helps that.

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