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GAA Discussion / Re: Armagh v Donegal (Sun 12th June, Clones, 4pm)
« on: June 12, 2022, 04:29:23 PM »
Crazy 2 minutes! 

Gallsman, nobody is claiming that there are not sick f**ks in all walks of life, but if you are trying to specifically discuss their prevalence within "our side" then that implies you are talking about examples of sectarianism directed against "the other side" - if not, then its surely a bit weird to feel a need to mention that they are on whatever side. The level of sectarianism we seen in that orange hall simply isn't a feature within nationalism and there's nothing progressive about pretending it is.

 ' sure there all as bad as each other up there '   

This loyalist culture where supremacism is taken for granted is really disgusting.  I happened to be in Castlederg Co Tyrone about a month ago. A quick Wikipedia search tells me the town is 60% Catholic and 40% protestant.  The place was festooned with loyalist flags,  the place is red, white and blue from top to bottom.  It takes some sense of entitlement and a complete disdain for your neighbours for this to happen.  This supremacism needs to be challenged at every opportunity

Similar enough effort in Kilkeel which is probably 50/50 now. Uvf flags festooned arpund the place.
               A few years ago, not content with burning the Pope on the bonfire they dragged the mannequin dowm to the harbour where they hanged/ drowned him for good measure. All good old family fun with an abundance of children present.
                I usually hate people taking mobile phones out to video things but in these instances im delighted. Seems to be the only way as the buckos that got caught are finding out.

Armagh looked the part. I thought as well as Campbell and rafferty,  that James Morgan was outstanding. Murnin is a handful as well and a great impact sub. They're definitely a whole lot better than I thought, with Tyrone being a whole lot worse.

Great finish Nugent. Really enjoying this

Not a peep from the grand wizard Merv himself. Probably contemplating rolling out the aul chestnut ' a few rotten apples ' which he normally reserves for the  UDR, RUC  etc.

General discussion / Re: Things that make you go What the F**k?
« on: June 04, 2022, 02:28:58 PM »

Some video - another proud moment for the nation. Times gone by these lads would have got a serious kick in the hole. You can say the lads didn't mean the girl to fall, one of them looks contrite the other who did it, couldn't give a shit.

God that would make your blood boil. Fu#kwits .

Chris Donnelly has a good piece written in the Irish news today.
     ' there is a posion at the heart of the orange and loyalist culture which has for so long been denied or excused but which should not be indulged any longer '
      ' Antagonism and an absence of tolerance remain fundamental characteristics of an orange order which never embraced the good friday agreement nor the many necessary changes required to usher in a more equal and demonstrably better society, and its role in street agitation over recent months will have only fuelled the bitterness ' .

They wont change unless pushed to do so.  Diamond Dan doesnt cut it i'm afraid.

GAA Discussion / Re: Derry V Donegal Ulster final 2022
« on: May 29, 2022, 07:41:43 PM »
Delighted for Derry. Tremendous self belief to push on and win today.

General discussion / Re: Irish men Rosary
« on: May 22, 2022, 02:25:14 PM »
These lads are free to pray where they want to and I'm not aware if anyone trying to censor them.
Mind you instead of blocking public space they could use any of the 5 or 6,000 Catholic Churches around the Country.

Fair enough, but in all truthfulness did they really cause an immense amount of disruption to the public?
         Kilkeel was for all intents and purposes closed of yesterday evening for an Orange March. Thats proper disruption for you.

General discussion / Re: Medical Status of Boardmembers
« on: May 20, 2022, 06:09:49 PM »
Just brilliant news and over the moon for you.

Delighted for Derry. Well deserved. Thoroughly enjoyed the game as well .

General discussion / Re: 6 County Assembly Elections - 5th May 2022
« on: May 06, 2022, 01:34:52 PM »
Not a good day so far for the SDLP. As some have said (and as I've been saying for weeks) their tactic of attacking SF at every turn was just astonishingly naïve. SF voters should have been low hanging fruit for SDLP transfers but Colum Eastwood's strategy seemed to have been to turn SF voters off giving his party a transfer. Absolute lunacy. I've no doubt that them canvassing alongside a constant stream of FG/FG/Lab TDs did nothing to endear them to nationalist/republican voters. There's a healthy cynicism (to put it mildly) in northern nationalism for FF/FG/Lab TD's and their use/abuse of the north when it suits them and on social media it was fairly plain to be seen that parading a succession of these TDs around the doorsteps was another deeply misguided strategy. It'll be a major kick in the teeth for them to lose Nicola Mallon if that's how it turns out but I suspect their biggest cold sweat will be at the seeming collapse of their vote in South Down - one of their two traditional strongholds. Makes you suspect that they have another problem specific to that constituency - my own guess being that people in the area have been turned off by their former SDLP MP Margaret Richie now sitting in the house of lords and calling herself Barroness Ritchie.

Elsewhere, SF look like they will come through relatively happy - looking good to hold two seats in Foyle where many predicted a loss. Stephen Donnelly of Alliance seemingly polling well in West Tyrone which could come at the expense of SF's third seat, that of Maolíosa McHugh.

I think South Down is an interesting one.  SDLP support seems to have fallen off a cliff. Im not so sure its about Baroness Ritchie more a total collapse of the grassroots of the party in the constituency. A lot of the older candidates retired off and no ready younger replacements with any sort of profile. Added to that some bad decisions in candidate selections and vote management have damaged the SDLP badly.

GAA Discussion / Re: Monaghan v Down USFC Sat April 30th
« on: April 30, 2022, 04:31:58 PM »
Is this game on BBC NI??

No, deferred highlights.

Down +8   even money. Surely we can beat that handicap.

General discussion / Re: Things that make you go What the F**k?
« on: April 03, 2022, 10:32:22 PM »
Some of the “high profile” loyalist bloggers. There seems to be a new clown in town - some guy called Moore Holmes? He has appeared on Nolan and bbc radio this week saying loyalists are being censored as he speaks on the bbc   :o Some brains between them.

(Yeah some attitudes on here like it’s never over etc wrt vaccine passports. What do they say now. )
Moore seems to have styled himself as the front man for intellectual young loyalism but I'd say like the rest of them he hasn't 2 brain cells to rub together.
I had the misfortune of encountering this ballbag at university and you are correct. He didn’t try to hide his bigotry then either. Nothing has changed. He thinks he’s the dogs balls, everyone else rolls their eyes.

Ha!  I had the misfortune of encountering this ballbag at university.

That should be under his Twitter feed!  Great line

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