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GAA Discussion / Re: QF Phase 2 predictions
« Last post by Oraisteach on Today at 08:06:31 PM »
Dublin by 4
Donegal by 6
Kerry by 3
Galway by 4
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Never mind the free holiday, the man who quotes scripture and loudly proclaims his Christian credentials was supporting and promoting the regime with probably the worst record against its own Christian minority. DUP hypocrisy.

https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/top-un-committee-says-tamil-muslim-and-christian-minorities-continue-to-be-discriminated-in-sri-lanka/

While there is some discrimination about Christians in SL, it is distorting things to say that they have "probably the worst record", and this distracts from the treatment of ethnic Tamils.
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GAA Discussion / Re: PuC and the Liam Miller Fundraiser
« Last post by Bord na Mona man on Today at 07:48:17 PM »
It's surprising how a lot of people seemingly weren't aware of the rules around the use of GAA facilities until yesterday. Or that's what I gathered from the reaction on social media and elsewhere.

On the face of it, the cause here seems sound and so the GAA is invariably going to look like the Scrooges once the full weight of outrage has been unleashed.
 
It should open a wider debate. Perhaps a more flexible approach could be adopted to ground usage taking into account the cause and benefactors
However one of the few advantages the GAA has over other sports is the ability to evangelise its grassroots and develop pitches, grounds and facilities.
Is this something to be leveraged, or does it not matter in the greater scheme of things?

Other international sports have the advantage of not needing to lift a finger or spend a cent promoting their games.
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Kerry, as a county, didn't sign up for the super 8s for a do or die battle v monaghan away in clones! Going to be v tough for Kerry but surely there is a sting in their tail after Galway?
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It will be interesting to see how Galway go this weekend after the high of last week v Kerry. Mentally tough to peak for 2 games in a week. Same challenge for all super 8 teams though! For Galways sake, I hope it's not a case of after the Lord mayors show!
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General discussion / Re: Things that make you go What the F**k?
« Last post by armaghniac on Today at 07:29:52 PM »
Kicking ourslves again with GAA not giving pitches for Liam Miller charity match.

https://www.buzz.ie/football/fans-lash-gaa-permission-refused-pairc-ui-chaoimh-host-liam-miller-charity-match-292866

I think the GAA should have passed a resolution for charity events (as distinct from competitive games) years ago, from the time of the Omagh bombing. But there is no point in people ranting about the GAA in relation to this particular event, the rules cannot be changed in a few weeks.  Asking for Pairc Ui Chaoimh until that change takes place is a bit like the Brexiteers asking for free access to the Single Market.
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GAA Discussion / Re: QF Phase 2 predictions
« Last post by tonto1888 on Today at 07:28:11 PM »
Dublin by 4
Donegal by 8
Galway by 5
Draw
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So, when Roscommon were regularly getting hammered out the gate by Galway in the now defunct Connacht hurling championship they were putting more effort in than what they do now when they've a realistic chance of winning a Nicky Rackard??

What are you basing this on?

To be fair looking back at some of the scorelines of the Galway games they were fairly respectable. Obviously Galway weren't the strongest back then but these days Roscommon would do well to get within 30.
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General discussion / Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« Last post by Gmac on Today at 07:15:39 PM »
Paul o Connells last involvement in a rugby game was being cleaned out of a ruck against France in 2015 wc

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GAA Discussion / Re: Rule Change Needed to Stop Puke Keep-Ball
« Last post by trileacman on Today at 07:12:22 PM »
Free kicks and sideline kicks cannot go backwards.

A free kick is supposed to be an advantage to the team taking it. If you can backpass during normal play then surely it would not be fair to punish a freetaker for playing it backwards. If your going to stop backpasses then start doing it in normal play.

What do you do if the free is half way inside the half on the sideline?
Except a free taker cannot be pressured and has time to pick out a team mate to send the ball towards.  That team mate should catch the ball forward from the kicker is hardly presenting a difficulty.

Your logic says the kick out rule of the ball going outside the 20m line before being played by the kicking team should be rescinded...hardly an improvement.
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