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Quote from: tiempo on July 12, 2024, 09:46:40 AMCircling the plughole these people, they'll soon disappear
They're like a shite that won't flush.
Well done Derry, some team. Armagh didn't take their chances, I think the ref was trying to atone for the soft penalty decision in the first half.
Ref 100% favouring Derry. Armagh should probably have more on the scoreboard having had so much of the ball for much of the first half.
Quote from: RedHand88 on July 05, 2024, 10:26:11 AM
Quote from: JPGJOHNNYG on July 05, 2024, 10:17:26 AMIt's so frustrating that Campbell escapes by a few votes. He won't stand next time so we will never have the satisfaction of seeing him get the boot. It's even crazier to think he wins by less than 200 votes yet over 1000 nationalists gave brolly a vote. I don't know if any of you caught her interview on TalkBack last week but it was atrocious, embarrassingly bad

There are alot of pro life nationalists about. They were ignored by SF and it has cost them an 8th seat.
Not really, nobody could have predicted how close East Derry was.
Quote from: Brendan on July 05, 2024, 06:07:29 AMWe've seen unionist pacts in North Belfast, mid ulster and Fermanagh/ South Tyrone which have failed repeatedly, they're going to need pacts for Upper Bann and East Derry next time...
They already (sort of) have one in Upper Bann, TUV don't stand. Lockhart hoovers up their votes
General discussion / Re: Great smells
June 22, 2024, 06:47:33 AM
New car smell
Quote from: Brendan on June 05, 2024, 02:57:10 PMWould there be a case for splitting Ballinsacreen in 2? Consistently have B teams in football and hurling at underage, think they even have a D team at u14 football this year. Winning nothing of note at senior for a long time makes it less appealing I suppose
When is the last time a club split because of too many numbers? Can't have been too many examples in the last 30 years.
What would be the entry requirements for this hillbilly Loughshore Championship?
General discussion / Re: Car Insurance!!!!!
June 03, 2024, 01:36:49 PM
Quote from: snoopdog on June 03, 2024, 01:20:59 PMQuick question. Looking at a 2017 santa fe mileage is 105k. So a little high. My mechanic has looked at it said he can't fault it. But for peace of mind there is insurance you can get for engine maintenance? Anyone know anything about this and its cost? What does it cover.
Extended warranty? I'd do some research into common faults with that particular model and check service history. Make sure warranty covers it.
General discussion / Re: Car Insurance!!!!!
May 30, 2024, 03:42:43 PM
It's a complete racket. I'm reluctant to ever actually claim off my insurance (touch wood, I've never had to in 20 years driving)

You're as well just lying to them to try and keep the premium down(car stored in garage, parked securely at work, only 3k miles a year). It's not like you won't get shafted anyway if you're honest and actually need to make a claim.
Quote from: Jim Bob on May 29, 2024, 10:36:05 PM
Quote from: marty34 on May 29, 2024, 09:16:31 PMThis is the type of candidate that SF are 'going after' now I think.  Moving away, to a certain extent, from the old guard. Pat is new blood, if you pardon the pun!

If she is successful, would she go down the route of Health Minister at some stage? She would have a better knowledge that most of this portfolio.

Maybe some long term planning here but needs to get elected first obviously.

Snapchat might know more?

Bet there are a few Sinn Fein members pissed off in FST tonight who have worked their @@@@@ off the past few years and hoping that maybe they would in with a shout of being selected .............
If people in grassroots politics are pissed off for not being personally rewarded then it's probably best they weren't selected.
GAA Discussion / Re: Seconds teams
May 20, 2024, 09:51:06 AM
Quote from: Armagh18 on May 19, 2024, 10:44:58 PM
Quote from: ranch on May 19, 2024, 10:23:19 PMBy all means have them playing league football. There should be a proper reserve championship to accommodate them however. As much as the CE lads would have enjoyed winning a junior championship last year, there was hardly a celebration out of them after they beat Ballyhegan.

As for this year, St Peter's seconds are doing well, only lost one game to league favourites Corrinshego early in the season. Come championship you'd imagine that Forkhill and Middletown would be the favourites if they're at full strength.
That St Peters team will be hard stopped. Yeah probably a tiered league competition for seconds and reserve teams would be best. 
Think that's the reason the likes of St Peter's have scrapped reserves and went for Junior football instead. You might get one or two meaningful reserve games a year sandwiched between walkovers and cricket scores. I suppose with junior football you're almost certainly guaranteed the opposition won't cry off at the last minute with something to aim for (promotion & junior championship).
GAA Discussion / Re: Seconds teams
May 19, 2024, 08:10:32 PM
Quote from: Milltown Row2 on May 19, 2024, 06:04:04 PM
Quote from: Armagh18 on May 19, 2024, 12:21:47 PMDefinitely think they're a great thing, at the end of the day the more people getting football at their level the better. Not sure it's fair on the junior clubs though that they csn play championship.

If we look at the players as just players at that level and take away that they are part of a senior club, then they are just that, either junior level or intermediate.

From memory not too many seconds have won  junior or Intermediate.


In Armagh Cross & Killeavy have been the mainstays, big clubs so consistently have the numbers. Cross use their team more for development, Killeavy more for giving lads football (Cross yoyo between Junior & Intermediate)

Clann √Čireann entered a junior team last year and won the Junior championship, St Peter's & Madden entered junior teams this year with St Peter's looking like another good outside bet for this years title (21 goals in 5 league games so far).
I'm sure some of the other junior clubs won't be too keen.
GAA Discussion / Seconds teams
May 18, 2024, 05:18:49 PM
What's the thoughts here? Over the years senior clubs in Armagh have dabbled with entering a seconds team in the junior leagues/championship with varying success and they've started doing it again the past year or so. I can see the reasoning behind doing so (reserve football is a joke for anyone seeking meaningful football). Does it go on in any other counties? (I know Tyrone allow it) What's the feelings from proper Junior clubs?
Quote from: Itchy on May 13, 2024, 11:51:11 AM
Quote from: general_lee on May 13, 2024, 11:00:56 AMIf there's a silver-lining to yesterday's performance it's that Armagh put on an exhibition on why the attacking mark should be ditched. Such a stupid rule.

Odd take. I think the attacking mark works. I also don't know why you would get rid of it because 2 Armagh players didn't have a shot.
It's a terrible rule. Doesn't encourage high fielding or long kicking. It slows the game down whenever it's used. It's shite.