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#1
GAA Discussion / Re: Donegal v Galway
Today at 02:25:49 AM
Quote from: J70 on Today at 01:53:01 AM
Quote from: armaghniac on July 13, 2024, 10:46:18 PM
Quote from: Rossfan on July 13, 2024, 10:28:26 PMThis is an even bigger game after today's result!

these teams do not fear Armagh, and likewise, and if it is close tomorrow then it will be a disappointment for the losing team.

Involving the three teams, there's been four games so far this season.


Three draws, Donegal won the other (Div 2 final) by a single last minute point.

The semi tomorrow is pretty much evens and the final likewise, which is unusual.
#2
GAA Discussion / Re: Armagh v Kerry
Today at 02:23:02 AM
Quote from: AustinPowers on Today at 01:20:19 AM
Quote from: armaghniac on July 13, 2024, 10:44:08 PM
Quote from: dec on July 13, 2024, 10:38:13 PMhttps://twitter.com/KilclooneyJohn/status/1812214632888852907

Lord John Kilclooney
@KilclooneyJohn
Congratulations to Armagh defeating Kerry! Well done the Orangemen!!

John is an Armagh man of course, I would expect the same from Pengelly who should now be at the final.

No wonder folk can't get an All Ireland ticket , with the likes of her  there

I heard that one of MLAs had to get a ticket in Laois.
#3
GAA Discussion / Re: Donegal v Galway
July 13, 2024, 10:46:18 PM
Quote from: Rossfan on July 13, 2024, 10:28:26 PMThis is an even bigger game after today's result!

these teams do not fear Armagh, and likewise, and if it is close tomorrow then it will be a disappointment for the losing team.
#4
GAA Discussion / Re: Armagh v Kerry
July 13, 2024, 10:44:08 PM
Quote from: dec on July 13, 2024, 10:38:13 PMhttps://twitter.com/KilclooneyJohn/status/1812214632888852907

Lord John Kilclooney
@KilclooneyJohn
Congratulations to Armagh defeating Kerry! Well done the Orangemen!!

John is an Armagh man of course, I would expect the same from Pengelly who should now be at the final.
#5
GAA Discussion / Re: Armagh v Kerry
July 13, 2024, 07:10:41 PM
Quote from: omagh_gael on July 13, 2024, 07:08:25 PMAidan Nugent with 3 big errors in last 10 mins. Could have won it if they were cut out and Oisin ONeill took his chance.

Can still see Armagh winning and, God forgive me, want to see them doing it.

Normally, Nugent and O'Neill coming on would be bankers for a point. A lot of errors by both sides.
#6
General discussion / Re: Best Cover Songs
July 12, 2024, 11:17:55 PM
Quote from: weareros on July 12, 2024, 01:49:41 PMSpeaking of feeds this is one I never heard till it showed up in one. Hawaiian artist who died untimely in 1997. Beautiful simple rendition of Over the Rainbow on ukulele.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=V1bFr2SWP1I

it is played from time to time, DJs on the radio do not play it because they cannot pronounce yer man's name.
#7
Quote from: weareros on July 12, 2024, 06:00:24 PMDon't think the €50m is contingent on Euros. It was announced as part of a cross border initiative package from Dublin Gov albeit clearly with uncertainly over Euros funding in mind and to put a bit of pressure on Heaton Harris to pay up (bastard never did). I think it's important for Belfast to have a great GAA stadium regardless of Euro28. Ideal scenario would be for our wee county to lose Euros and a class Casement to get built. And maybe even an Icelandic Dentist to lead Ireland to glory (if we can nab one of those 2 automatic qualifying spots).

As I said, can the Dublin government just give Antrim money for a ground. How would that go with other counties wanting grounds or other sports wanting grounds? Perhaps they could give something as an Ulster stadium, but that could be no more than half the amount Stormont gives. The Euro was a good chance to put something extra in on the basis that the British were doing so.
#8
Quote from: tiempo on July 12, 2024, 01:11:19 PM
Quote from: armaghniac on July 12, 2024, 12:56:36 PM
Quote from: tiempo on July 12, 2024, 12:53:43 PM
Quote from: armaghniac on July 12, 2024, 12:52:29 PM
Quote from: Armagh18 on July 12, 2024, 12:40:22 PMWhy should the 50m be dependent on the Euros?

If Euros arent happening then 30k fully covered would be perfect. 

Why should the Dublin government start providing county grounds in the 6 counties? Are they also obliged to do up Windsor Park?

Reparations for being quislings historically

While the 6 counties are run by the British then they should pay for it. Having the Irish government fund everything without any change is madness

The free state gov have offered a conditional contribution towards, funding everything is something you seem to have just invented

Conditional on the Euros.
#9
Quote from: tiempo on July 12, 2024, 12:53:43 PM
Quote from: armaghniac on July 12, 2024, 12:52:29 PM
Quote from: Armagh18 on July 12, 2024, 12:40:22 PMWhy should the 50m be dependent on the Euros?

If Euros arent happening then 30k fully covered would be perfect. 

Why should the Dublin government start providing county grounds in the 6 counties? Are they also obliged to do up Windsor Park?

Reparations for being quislings historically

While the 6 counties are run by the British then they should pay for it. Having the Irish government fund everything without any change is madness
#10
Quote from: Armagh18 on July 12, 2024, 12:40:22 PMWhy should the 50m be dependent on the Euros?

If Euros arent happening then 30k fully covered would be perfect. 

Why should the Dublin government start providing county grounds in the 6 counties? Are they also obliged to do up Windsor Park?
#11
Quote from: clonadmad on July 12, 2024, 11:36:12 AM
Quote from: Gallybander on July 11, 2024, 11:39:13 PM
Quote from: clonadmad on July 11, 2024, 04:17:29 PM
Quote from: JPGJOHNNYG on July 11, 2024, 03:17:20 PM
Quote from: armaghniac on July 11, 2024, 03:02:38 PM
Quote from: JPGJOHNNYG on July 11, 2024, 02:44:15 PM
Quote from: weareros on July 11, 2024, 01:28:32 PM
Quote from: Rossfan on July 11, 2024, 12:45:45 PMExaminer reporting that UEFA accepts Casement won't be ready for Euro soccer tournament and that Cork Co Board are seeking to have De Páirc given the Casement slot.

Would be a great location with ferry and airport to continental Europe. However, it only has a seating capacity of 21,000 and UEFA requires 30,000 plus. They would need to show they could install temporary seating to meet the needs. At this stage I'd say UEFA would opt for sure bet soccer stadia than taking any more chances.

Would it not need serious money thrown at it to get to UEFA standard. Isn't that the main reason casements costs soared. The pairc would need at least tens of millions

It's on a big site though, I don't know if temporary buildings are allowed, you could have a lot of corporate facilities on the site.

The corporate and media requirements for the euros are ridiculous but for the pairc to be a serious option realistically you are looking at 2 new stands behind the goals

Switch the €50m promised by the Irish government from Casement to Cork

That will sort that

Same number of games stay on the Island

Irish economy benefits even more

Unionists get a kick in the nuts

Casement still gets build for GAA

I presume if NI won't be hosting a game they can hardly  expect to qualify for the competition via the hosts route ?
Give Cork all that money, just so they can host a couple of soccer matches?

Aren't We in the South doing similar with Belfast giving them the €50m so that they can host a few soccer matches

If NI can't get its act together with casement for the Euro's as looks ever more likely

Wouldn't we be better off spending that €50m allocated to the Euros for Casement in Cork and keeping the same amount of games on the Island ?

The Cork Economy and Infrastructure around it benefits and the Gaa benefits

The more likely scenario is that those games go to GB and the €50m for Casement is taken off the table because it is dependent on the Euro games being held there

The money for Casement is for a stadium that does not exist. It is fine to say send the Euros elsewhere, but how will Casement be built otherwise, unless you just want a handy wee ground for Antrim?
#12
General discussion / Re: Best Cover Songs
July 12, 2024, 10:07:39 AM
Love Hurts - Nazareth 
You'll never walk alone - Gerry and the Pacemakers.
#13
Quote from: Mourne Red on July 12, 2024, 12:47:03 AMhttps://x.com/claytravis/status/1811546119283052611?s=46&t=zMI0pHqP8aYtYYerofczvg

Jesus they need to put him out of his misery

He does stumble, but other aspects of the press conference are quite OK.
#14
General discussion / Re: Best Cover Songs
July 11, 2024, 10:44:00 PM
Somebody that I used to know - Walk off the earth
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9NF2edxy-M
#15
Quote from: RadioGAAGAA on July 11, 2024, 09:31:08 PM
Quote from: armaghniac on July 11, 2024, 09:02:48 PMIt is important that someone identifies exactly where this extra is. Are health trusts less efficient than those in England, Scotland or Wales. Are councils? Does the dupicated education structure show up in smaller class sizes? More administrators?

it does not seem to be class size anyway, the health system is worse, so where exactly is this extra?


Indeed - you'd think any half competent governing body would be rather anxious to get to the root of it to minimise waste.

Of course, with Stormont being on the backburner for so many years, we've had our equally feckless civil servant elite on the case. Which means there are no doubt detailed dossiers on exactly this sitting on various minister's tables right now.

The point is that most people on the public payroll in any country are in education and health, rather than in bureaucracy. There may be waste in education and health, but there is no over provision of it, so where are the extra people that everyone talks about? SF have the Minister for Finance, it should be in their interest to identify this, whereas the unionists like having this as an obstacle to Irish unity.