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Quote from: Orior on February 23, 2024, 06:17:39 PMOn Wednesday, Stephen Nolan had three people on his television show discussing Casement Park. None of the three were in any way associated GAA. Indeed, one of the three was from the TUV (not Jim Alister) and had to keep reading his notes before talking.

On Thursday evening Mark Carruthers also discussed Casement Park and had commentators including one actual gaelic football journalist.



Caruthers had a much higher quality discussion with even the former DUP minister Simon Hamilton spoke in favour. Nolan not happy until he is ramping up the sectarianism. BBC has a lot to answer for.
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Tyrone v Mayo  - Draw
Dublin v Kerry - Draw
Galway v Derry - Derry
Roscommon v Monaghan - Roscommon

Fermanagh v Cork - Fermanagh
Louth v Cavan  - Draw
Meath v Kildare - Meath
Armagh v Donegal - Armagh

Down v Offaly - Down
Clare v Wicklow - Clare
Sligo v Antrim - Sligo
Westmeath v Limerick - Westmeath

Wexford v Waterford -Wexford
Longford v London - Longford
Carlow v Leitrim - Leitrim
Tipperary v Laois - Laois
#4
I imagine Casement will have no problem attracting American football games. Yanks will have no trouble spinning that as some kind of post-conflict Belfast Bowl or the Good Friday Peace Agreement Showdown. Even with a smaller capacity, if these games generate 147 million for Dublin then they will be very lucrative for Belfast too.

https://www.irishtimes.com/ireland/2023/08/25/american-football-dublin-welcomes-largest-number-of-americans-to-travel-abroad-for-sporting-event/
#5
To host an event like the Euros, governments have to invest. London spent £14 billion in the Olympics. If each game brought about 30,000 visitors to Belfast area (going with assumption North haven't a hope in hell of qualifying) , and each spent £500 (which is conservative) that's £75 million into the local economy. With concerts, American football one offs like Aviva, Ulster finals, it will well pay for itself.
#6
Most famous globally: Boyle's Chris O'Dowd, he played minor goalie for Ros back in the day.
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Quote from: Dreadnought on February 21, 2024, 09:39:41 AM
Quote from: weareros on February 20, 2024, 05:56:04 PM
Quote from: Derryman forever on February 20, 2024, 05:29:35 PMIt's not Leo's money.

It's not but at least his government has been generating surpluses to be in a position to do so. There's not one vote for Irish gov in 26 for any of this. This €800m is on top of €50m already signed off on for Magee, paying to keep North in Erasmus, €10m to fund nursing places, €200m contribution to EU peace fund, and of course a lot of work to keep North in EU customs union which provides free access to lucrative EU market for farmers and business while 26 is a net contributor not to mention letting EU raid our seas for the privilege. And I was and am a strong supporter of Dublin funding Casement as can be seen earlier in this thread.
I'd disagree there. The 600m on roads will benefit the people of Donegal and such who will use that road. While in a roundabout way the 50m for Casement will benefit the 3 Ulster counties not in the North. h emay get a few votes on the back of it

It will great for the whole country to have a top class GAA stadium in Belfast and a safe motorway connecting Derry to Dublin. I doubt it's a vote winner in 26 but you never know. I wouldn't think Clones will be too happy if Ulster Finals move on a permanent basis to Belfast. That's revenue shift for local business.
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Quote from: Derryman forever on February 20, 2024, 05:29:35 PMIt's not Leo's money.

It's not but at least his government has been generating surpluses to be in a position to do so. There's not one vote for Irish gov in 26 for any of this. This €800m is on top of €50m already signed off on for Magee, paying to keep North in Erasmus, €10m to fund nursing places, €200m contribution to EU peace fund, and of course a lot of work to keep North in EU customs union which provides free access to lucrative EU market for farmers and business while 26 is a net contributor not to mention letting EU raid our seas for the privilege. And I was and am a strong supporter of Dublin funding Casement as can be seen earlier in this thread.
#9
That should soften some coughs.
#10
GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 1 2024
February 19, 2024, 07:46:36 PM
The problem is if you are a manager that tends to say what's on your mind like Davy Burke, your comments will be a section on the podcasts as the 65 training sessions was on Parkinson's Smaller Fish and the RTE one above. The difference is at least Eamon Fitzmaurice knew that was normal if 3 + 2 gym sessions a week since early Nov whereas Wooly was as usual like the immature little child.

Davy however would be better off becoming a bit more like Jack O'Connor or Dessie Farrell and offer a few meaningless soundbytes, and also be a little less available to the media. Offering his level of detail is an unnecessary distraction to the team.
#11
Quote from: Snapchap on February 19, 2024, 02:13:57 PM
Quote from: weareros on February 19, 2024, 02:02:24 PMHowever 55-64 is 64% to 28% in favour of Union. Is the disparity that great in that age group or would it indicate as they near retirement, good few nationalists opt for the status quo in the absence of a plan from Dublin/clarity over pensions they've paid into.

I don't think there's too much analysis required on that one. Support for the union is strongest in that age category because that's the age categry with the biggest majority of unionists. The protestant/unionist population is ageing one.

Union goes down to 48% again on 65+. Reality must set in. Crumbling NHS and pension higher in Republic. But agree the Union is depending on a greying vote as one can see at any Jim Allister Orange Hall rant.
#12
Some telling stats on that poll.

Staying in the Uk now and in the future is at 44% and that number will likely only go down. Direction of travel is clear unless the younger change as they get older...

However 55-64 is 64% to 28% in favour of Union. Is the disparity that great in that age group or would it indicate as they near retirement, good few nationalists opt for the status quo in the absence of a plan from Dublin/clarity over pensions they've paid into.
#13
Derry v Monaghan - Derry
Dublin v Roscommon - Ros
Kerry v Mayo - Draw
Tyrone v Galway - Draw

Donegal v Fermanagh - Donegal
Cork v Cavan - Draw
Meath v Louth - Meath
Kildare v Armagh - Armagh

Antrim v Down- Down.
Limerick v Sligo - Sligo
Offaly v Clare - Clare
Wicklow v Westmeath - Westmeath

Waterford v Longford - Longford
Laois v Carlow - Laois.
London v Tipperary - London
Leitrim v Wexford - Draw
#14
GAA Discussion / Re: Sigerson Cup 2024
February 14, 2024, 08:57:41 PM
Quote from: bennydorano on February 14, 2024, 08:55:34 PMVery good game. UCD #11 a fine footballer, Daire Egan?? County?

Daire Cregg (Boyle, Roscommon)
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