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GAA Discussion / Re: Assaults at GAA games
October 03, 2023, 08:20:45 AM
Quote from: tonto1888 on October 03, 2023, 07:47:14 AM
Quote from: Lotto on October 02, 2023, 07:37:15 PMI'm hearing there may have been justification for throwing a few slaps last night. Disgusting mouthing from the county champions if true.

if what I have heard is true then yeah, the Clonduff boys will feel that was justification
Jeez if what was said is true!!! then this has no place in football and it's no wonder certain clonduff boys went nuclear
Really despicable if true
General discussion / Re: On this day.
September 28, 2023, 10:40:41 PM
Quote from: God14 on September 28, 2023, 03:15:37 PMWhat a day. The best ever.
Depends where you are from
GAA Discussion / Re: What does the GAA mean to you ?
September 23, 2023, 12:44:08 PM
Quote from: Rossfan on September 23, 2023, 12:31:57 PMAmateurism????
Was out for a run this morning with a mate from another club
They have spent 80k on managers over past 5 years and nothing in infrastructure under age etc
To win nothing
My club has spent the same on infrastructure and no paid managers
We have a new  underage field ,walkway etc
We won nothing either
The amount flowing out of clubs in search of success is bonkers
Quote from: Ed Ricketts on September 13, 2023, 10:31:13 AM
I'm not sure how oblivious some are to the financial realities of the situation, but it is beyond mental to suggest that the FAI could compete with top tier English, Italian or Spanish clubs for the services of successful, up-and-coming managers. And it's even more absurd to think such managers would want to sidetrack their careers with a stint in charge of a mid-to-lower tier international team.

Someone like Carsley is the best we can hope for, and it's very doubtful that he'd even be interested. He's not getting the senior England job - they'll go big on that when they ditch Southgate. But a Championship club will take a punt on him eventually, which would probably be a better career move than the Ireland job.

The alternatives to Kenny are depressing - auld fellas so far behind the times that the club scene has forgotten about them. Or another LOI graduate like Damien Duff.
would take the england u21 manager
General discussion / Re: Ooh Ah Up The Ra
September 13, 2023, 10:47:43 AM
watched the tones on the two johnnies( youtube), Brian said he wrote the celtic Symphony and belittles  the d4 cries of outrage .
GAA Discussion / Re: Board Trouble
September 12, 2023, 11:28:46 AM
same issue when i post via mobile phone
says banned for life ;D
must have been a heinous post
Quote from: trailer on September 07, 2023, 03:57:04 PM
Car crash interview. It's has went down badly, especially the money stuff. Like really what other reason is there to go to the Camel league? You'd have more respect for him if he just came out and told the truth "the money is too good to turndown". No player is joining for 1 or 2 years so they can win the Jamal Khashoggi memorial cup.
totally agree
he spectularly messsed up
the bit about Klopp  or club not wanting him was poor given that he wanted a commitment that he was being played.
Quote from: LC on September 02, 2023, 09:55:10 AM
Quote from: Rossfan on September 02, 2023, 08:53:02 AM
Ulster rugger ballers to play in Breffni Park 7th October.

Kingspan probably being the main thing here, sponsors of both.

A fair drive for a lot of the BT9 brigade, a change of scenery heading to Cavan.

Plus politically convenient to as no doubt somebody would have stirred the pot so to speak if it had been in a pitch in the 6 counties.
same day as the scotland game so i cant see too many at it
General discussion / Re: 20 years of the PSNI
September 04, 2023, 03:31:40 PM
Quote from: Applesisapples on September 01, 2023, 12:13:55 PM
Am I alone as a moderate nationalist, being concerned at the current direction in policing. I have good friends who are catholic PSNI officers. They allude to a culture within the force that is still in some part sectarian and anti-catholic. I have always felt that it would take time and an effort on all sides to move this on. However current events and the fact that only 26% of officers are NI born catholics is dismaying. In my view the fault here in part lies within our own community, we still are lukewarm in our acceptance of police and they have not become embedded in the community in the way that the Gardai are. The church, GAA and both main nationalist parties need to be doing more to address this. but the PSNI need to look at themselves as well. On joining the police a catholic officer is invariably advised to leave his community and live in a safe (unionist usually) area. They give up all that makes us Irish, the parish, family and the GAA. That is a barrier to recruiting Catholics. Police stations are still festooned with poppies and commemorations to the RUC. Whilst these need to have a space in fairness, it should not be in your face. The Federation in its badge and utterances is unionist in inclination, in spite of Liam Kelly, who like the turncoat has too much to prove. The nationalist community needs to encourage our young people to join, we need to make an effort to have them live in the community and be less qualified in our support. Mistakes were made at the Sean Graham's commemoration but there was a crowd there at a time when I had to wave a the hearse of family members as it passed my street because we couldn't attend the funeral and from what I saw they were not socially distant. Given that the disciplinary action was rescinded, you would wonder why the court case was taken.
I want the PSNI to succeed, there are many fine officers from both tradition doing a good job, the majority in fact. But policing is still too politicised and we are as guilty as the unionists. Time for change on all sides.
the issue though is that all nationalists aspire towards a 32 county entity so de facto its actually hard to sell joining the psni because its part of the maintenace of the status quo . ( and the money is crap)
General discussion / Re: Movie recommendations
August 31, 2023, 09:54:01 AM
tbf with Jamie Dornan, 50 shades catipulted him into the main stream so was a good gig for publicity
General discussion / Re: Movie recommendations
August 29, 2023, 01:42:23 PM
still enjoy High Fidelity with jack black and John Cusack
GAA Discussion / Re: RG at arms length
August 25, 2023, 10:23:18 AM
Quote from: bennydorano on August 25, 2023, 10:18:01 AM
Just after reading Cahir O'Kanes assessment of Derry's year in the Irish News, interesting to note he mentioned rumours of Gallagher's return sweeping the county under the Manager status section - no doubt fueled by the no news in regards to Meenagh's future.
interesting how they would close out the maguire allegations
Quote from: thewobbler on August 23, 2023, 09:44:25 PM
In no particular order:

1. Smoking ban.
2. Drink driving ban.
3. Disparity of pricing between on trade and off trade.
4. Cost of insurance
5. Cost of musical entertainment.
6. Health campaigns and health awareness.
7. Subsequent generations endeavouring not be like their alcoholic fathers.
8. Rising costs of living
9. People preferring to go on holidays
10. Drugs, tied into on-trade pricing, providing an alternative night out.
11. Drugs, leading to rowdier and louder drinking environments.
12. Commercialisation of pubs / super pubs wiping out competition.
13. Relaxation of opening hours, creating a longer working week for the same money.
14.  Satellite TV, computer games, etc providing alternative entertainment.
15. The unfashionable costs of satellite TV for pubs. And almost every pub must engage.
16. Diageo (and other manufacturers) being run by accountants whose solution to every problem is to increase the price of draught beer.
17. The service industry providing so many more career opportunities for what once were natural publicans.
18. For a long time too much competition. I'm not sure when it was that Ireland exploded from a pub in every village to a street of pubs in every village. But it happened and it was too many.
Kinda agree but also think more people are spending off time in gym , cycling , swimming etc
Keeping fit is the new social life
GAA Discussion / Re: Armagh next steps
August 17, 2023, 05:01:50 PM
We need a similar minded reserve keeper
Would like Mc convillr and woods to get run outs this year as we need youth encouraged to stay the course
Would also like young cross keeper and Aaron o Neill on the panel
GAA Discussion / Re: County Manager Merry go round
August 17, 2023, 04:21:51 PM
Quote from: Taylor on August 17, 2023, 02:53:37 PM
Quote from: naka on August 17, 2023, 02:34:23 PM
Quote from: J70 on August 17, 2023, 12:45:50 PM
Rumours today that McGuinness is actually a realistic prospect to return to the Donegal job.

I'll believe it when I see it.

The expectations would be sky high, but I seriously doubt there is an AI challenge in that Donegal squad. There's no elite players like Murphy, Lacey and Neil McGee that McGuinness was able to harness the first time. Would he be content with contesting Ulster finals and, maybe on an extremely good year, an AI semi?

And would he not be publicly acknowledging that his dream of breaking into top level soccer coaching is over?
Tbf talking to a senior Donegal official at the football final and he was confident that Mc Guiness would be back with Gilligan as his no2

Was Gilligan not rumoured to be in with Armagh now?

McGuinness is bound to know he will be on a hiding to nothing taking that Donegal team over now
Yip but this was told to me before gilligan was mentioned with Armagh
Tbf thr official seemed confident enough.