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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: October 24, 2021, 02:32:06 PM »
Big win for PG1

Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: October 23, 2021, 08:55:09 PM »
It should be fairly acknowledged that the majority of officials working at county level do not claim mileage expenses.

Yes Duine, where will it end. Until CLG come out with a clear position on the matter the situation will continue to escalate into who has the biggest chequebook or fattest sponsor.

The club I talk of near here has dozens of wealthy millionaire members, many fanatical. They have almost everything they desire (within reason lol) except a senior championship. They will move heaven and earth to remove that statistic if they can, and atm are moving well in that regard.

It sets the bar higher even higher for the next club, especially if successful.
Yes majority of officials are volunteers there for the right reason but I have been told the switch to online ticket purchasing as a result of covid has seen a massive increase on match day income for Antrim. No more cash at the gate and rightly so.

You could still pay cash at the gate

GAA Discussion / Re: GAA books
« on: October 21, 2021, 04:48:14 PM »
Aidan O Mahony's book shortlisted for Sports book of the year
Shane Carty's also on the list

Mickey Harte has a 3rd book out.

Think if you mention ďdemonsĒ or mental health, as they all do nowadays you will be on all the shortlists. OíMahony would eat himself if he could

General discussion / Re: 💩 DUP C*ntwatch - somewhat back on-topic!
« on: October 20, 2021, 03:05:23 PM »
Of course he is. Probably the only man more shameless than Ian Og.

Going onto Irish tv and complaining about wars then doesn't even know how long they were for.

He's a bluffer. The theories all seem to go to russian money.

Watched a few second of that clip where he was wittering on at the RTE reporter.

The only way to deal with that clown is get him on the channel, then when he starts his verbal diarrhea mute him, and the presenter to announce something like "ladies and gentlemen we don't conduct interviews with racists".

Take a leaf out of the book of these people. Those who hounded Corbyn on the false pretense that he is anti-Semitic. They should be referred to as racists at every opportunity.

Heard a few people on about the use of language e.g. where the British PM is constantly referred to as Boris in a sort of everyman endearing sense and it has a disarming effect.

"The racist Mr Johnson" would be a much better introduction.

Wasnít a false pretence in fairness

General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: October 20, 2021, 11:58:43 AM »
Some people just donít get it

General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: October 19, 2021, 11:35:14 PM »
So here we are, a plethora of people vaccinated! Positive numbers rising. Nothing really changing.

What has improved using this experimental Drug? Because it is an experimental drug until 2023!

It's well enough giving it to auld ones, But giving it to the youth of our society who are not in any danger is reckless.

My kids will not be getting it until it is approved officially in 2023.

Far less people dying if you have been paying attention

General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: October 17, 2021, 02:16:46 PM »
United might learn soon, mind you no sign of it yet, that being successful isnít by taking the Football Manager/FIFA Video game approach of just buying expensive attacking players with no plan on how to integrate them into a functioning structured team. Albeit you need a manager that has a plan. United donít.

General discussion / Re: Things that make you go What the F**k?
« on: October 15, 2021, 08:39:03 PM »
Tory MP stabbed to death...

Heard that on the radio on the way home. Don't like the Tories myself, but by fcuk I'd never wish a stabbing to death on anyone really.

Not sure itís necessary to qualify your post

GAA Discussion / Re: TG4 - Club Championships Coverage
« on: October 15, 2021, 09:20:59 AM »
are rte not showing games this season if so thats a disgrace club championship needs exposure

Put the pitchfork away

Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: October 13, 2021, 09:56:12 PM »
Take Dunloy hurlers as an example. Do Dunloy think they need to rely on schools or county development squads to make their players better. Not a chance.

They built their own facility, set up own centre of excellence, brought in own top rated S/C practitioners and most of al, treated their kids like kings from they were 6 years of age.

At no stage do they rely on a school or county led initiative to make THEIR players better.

That's the model right there as far as I can see!!
I'd be surprise if Dunloy didn't have a very supportive primary school helping getting the boys hurling and playing football. In belfast there are lots of diffferent sports pushed in schools but hopefully gaelfast will make a difference

Dunloy wouldnít be a great example, a club that was coming from a lot of success. Hurlings ingrained in the village and most of the families. Many of the current players fathers in Dunloy had Antrim championship medals coming out their ears. They werenít starting from zero.

From my own experience a club can be doing great things but if the kids at u-9 or u-10 are only training one hour a week for example and donít lift a hurl the rest of the week itís hard for them to reach their full potential.

Many families in clubs in Belfast donít have a Gaa background and donít push the kids (in a good way) and a lot of times itís just a passing fad and they donít stick at it. From what I have seen any parents that are involved in the club and have a background in Gaa the kids will stick at it.

GAA Discussion / Re: UTV & BBC & RTE & TV3
« on: October 13, 2021, 07:34:23 PM »
Are RTE covering any club games this Autumn or was last year a one-off in that regard for them?

Yeah starting this Saturday

What is the fixture?

RT…'s live GAA club coverage to return next Saturday with two Tipperary senior hurling quarter-finals.

Thurles Sarsfields v Clonoulty-Rossmore at 3pm, Kilruane MacDonaghs v Loughmore-Castleiney at 5pm.

TG4 to show Clare SHC quarter-final and Leitrim SFC final next Sunday.

GAA Discussion / Re: UTV & BBC & RTE & TV3
« on: October 12, 2021, 04:25:40 PM »
Are RTE covering any club games this Autumn or was last year a one-off in that regard for them?

Yeah starting this Saturday 

General discussion / Re: Boxing Thread
« on: October 11, 2021, 09:03:22 PM »
Lads slating Lennox Lewis. Really? He's one of the greatest heavyweights of all time lads

Exactly, what a jab he had

General discussion / Re: Boxing Thread
« on: October 11, 2021, 01:24:41 PM »
Lennox Lewis was a very good ďbigĒ boxer then, what was he 6ft 5íí ? And could box as well as anyone

« on: October 11, 2021, 09:27:31 AM »
An underrated aspect of Dunloys play was their tackling, dunno how many times a Rossa player went down to dip a ball and the Dunloy player just flicked it away, they made a difficult enough skill look very easy at times.

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