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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: June 15, 2022, 06:27:28 PM »
Relegation yes.i would say Aghagallon are in trouble this year

What is the set up with relegation?

Is it bottom team goes down and 2nd bottom goes into playoff with 2nd in Div 2?

This is the correct process for relegation from Div1 and 2.
League re structuring will be discussed at county convention for 2024.

GAA Discussion / Re: Rule Change Needed to Stop Puke Keep-Ball
« on: June 10, 2022, 10:23:05 PM »
Brolly's new rule suggestions:

1.  The ball cannot be passed back to the goalkeeper.
2.  Kick-outs must go beyond the 45'.
3.  The ball can't go back into your half after passing the halfway line.
4.  Put an official in each half to ensure no sweepers are played, with a failure to follow the rule resulting in a 21-yard free for the opposition.

And how would this work in club football ?
A total load of bollocks.

General discussion / Re: Nicest Crisps?
« on: June 09, 2022, 12:28:39 PM »
Tayto Craft Beef and Peppercorn the nicest about for me.

And call me strange but Ready Salted McCoys and Ready Salted Hula Hoops I could go through a multipack of them in 10 minutes

Ready Salted?? Jesus what are you?

Ready salted are only eaten when there is nothing else

I’d be the same. But always finish by saying, “they were nice”.

Ready salted get a bad rap.

Ready salted are class 👌

General discussion / Re: Ancient order of hibernians
« on: June 08, 2022, 07:18:25 PM »
Is the INF still big in places too?
One in Lurgan, Newry and Hilltown. Maybe Belfast?

One in Omagh

Ok, one for MR2 & others with reffin' experience...

Can a referee dismiss or replace a linesman or umpire (wherever neutral or otherwise) during the course of a game?
Yes , ref can order anyone within the confines of pitch - off
Thought that might be the case, but can yourself or anyone else recall an incident when a linesman or umpire was dismissed by the referee?

At inter county - wouldnt happen!
At club level - occassionally

Ok, one for MR2 & others with reffin' experience...

Can a referee dismiss or replace a linesman or umpire (wherever neutral or otherwise) during the course of a game?

Yes , ref can order anyone within the confines of pitch - off 

General discussion / Re: Holidays
« on: June 01, 2022, 12:05:26 AM »
Flying out from Dublin on Saturday at 10:45am.
With the horror stories from the weekend just gone by re queues etc - I was thinking about arriving at the airport around 7am.
Good idea/bad idea?

Airport website , showing security waiting times,  varied between 5  to 30 mins this evening.

GAA Discussion / Re: Derry V Donegal Ulster final 2022
« on: May 20, 2022, 05:30:30 PM »
I couldn't get tickets so far either. I don't care about going but my father has watched Derry for over 50 years. The annoying thing is that my local club don't make it easy to become a member. They don't seem to go around doors selling membership like they used to do. I think the game should have been in Croke Park

You renew your membership on line,  using  foireann / returnto play

General discussion / Re: Holidays
« on: May 17, 2022, 11:50:59 AM »
Same as above really I'd say bring a few disposable BBQ's as they have an area out the back for it.

Not sure if you have to book the swimming pool but it's first class and make sure you don't miss out.

Depends on the kids ages what to book really. There's a pedal boat job if they're young or a kayak if a bit older which are good craic. It's first class you should really enjoy it.

I'm not sure on the prices for the week but I heard its expensive, Would the camps in France be similar in price or more expensive? No offence to Longford and its surrounding areas which are lovely but weather wise and campsites I'd rather pay that bit extra.. The price for a family of 4 in July is nearly £3000 at Centrepark in Longford

That seems expensive of the activities and food is extra.
Booked a week all inclusive in Turkey, July peak season £4500. Huge big resort waterpark etc.

I punched in the dates and that's what came up, I'm only saying this because as a family if you asked my adult kids now if they look back at their best holidays it was the parcs in France/Spain/Italy even better than the clatter of Disney hols,  we did them for 2 weeks, Longford are looking nearly £3000 for a week!

Centreparcs in Europe were generally cheaper than UK , maybe had less activities available. But Uk+ Longford are exorbitant

Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: May 14, 2022, 03:44:08 PM »
Teachers are not what they use to be.

Most definitely agree with this. Then again they are probably under more pressure than before. Should counties not take control of coaching in these schools? I think St Mary's Magherafelt have a full time GAA coach - not sure who pays for it. It's resulted in a big upturn in their fortunes - albeit they were always competitive.
St.Marys is a voluntary grammar , manages its own budget , charges a capital fee, pays for coaching expertise,  DOF .

General discussion / Re: 6 County Assembly Elections - 5th May 2022
« on: May 10, 2022, 01:45:50 PM »
Emerson's account seems plausible. However, the problem is the malign presence of the Boris regime. A half responsible government in London would make a few changes, maybe harmonise some food standards, then allow the DUP sell this as a win so that they can go into the Executive. But this London government is not even half responsible.
The EU aren't going to tolerate shite from London in the middle of a war.
Reasonable changes will be entertained.
the annoying thing about the protocol is that 90% of the people giving out havent a clue what it is. Best case scenario is the EU makes some immaterial changes, let the Unionists sell it as a big win and the protocol remains

I have seen graffiti saying "Trigger article 16".

The person inclined to write graffiti on a gable wall isn't the kind of person inclined to read an international treaty, let alone understand it.

Tricky enough spelling that , for those inclined to partake !

General discussion / Re: 6 County Assembly Elections - 5th May 2022
« on: May 08, 2022, 06:44:59 PM »
While it's a good election result for Sinn Fein, it doesn't bring a border poll success any closer. The problem is that there is a much greater chance of a successful border poll if it isn't led by Sinn Fein. The numbers breakdown is approx 40-20-40 and the middle ground is where it will be won and lost. That together with the 33% of current non voters. Unionist politicians have done almost everything in their power to alienate the 20% middle ground with their decisions in recent years but there is still a lot of ground work to be done to convince a sufficient amount of these same Alliance voters to vote to change the status quo. This will be won and lost mostly on economics, health, education and the day to day stuff that matter to people. Therefore it is more important that SDLP or other shades of civic nationalism gets behind the preparatory work. Sinn Fein support for a UI is a given in the same way that DUP/TUV is a given on the unionist side.

The key to moving forward is as you rightly say , 'the preparatoty work' . What will a UI look like, its implications for our unionist neighbours,  how will their identity be perserved , will there be a NI assembly , leading to full integration down the line.
Unlike Brexit, these points all  need addressed   thought through and agreed , so no one is left in an uncertain future.
All parties need to look forward to discussing at all level of the politic.

GAA Discussion / Re: All Ireland u17 & u20 2022
« on: May 08, 2022, 02:39:12 PM »
an absolute exhibition from Canavan Og .....
Unbelievable ability

General discussion / Re: 6 County Assembly Elections - 5th May 2022
« on: May 07, 2022, 09:48:48 PM »

Candidate   Party   Votes          Vote (%)   Change (%)

Jeffrey M. Donaldson    DUP           19,586   43.1   -16.4
Sorcha Eastwood    Alliance   13,087   28.8   17.7
Robbie Butler            UUP             8,606   19.0   2.2
Ally Haydock *           SDLP             1,758   3.9   -3.7
Gary McCleave *   SF             1,098   2.4   -1.1
Gary Hynds *           Con                955   2.1   1.1
Alan Love *           UKIP                315     0.7   0.7

Bit of a risk here if Jeffery joins the assemble forcing a bi-election going on the 2019 results above.

FPTP election is the time to get behind alliance in such a constituency, still pissed though that places like Lagan valley and strangford are not represented by a nationalist and upper bann has only one SF MLA instead of 2

In LV , Pat Catney pissed off alot of people, with his behaviour by embrassing the local GAA club. Honeyford from Alliance , has a good GAA profile, with his club in Glenavy, so had a better impact.

General discussion / Re: 6 County Assembly Elections - 5th May 2022
« on: May 05, 2022, 10:25:35 PM »
NI average around 55% ,  with belfast having higher turn out than rural constituencies

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