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#1
GAA Discussion / Re: Tailteann Cup 2024
Today at 08:48:39 PM
Quote from: thewobbler on Today at 08:44:15 PM
Quote from: Rossfan on Today at 08:04:58 PMThe 2 grouches dont want the little Counties or the Club players playing in Croke Park.
They'll want Santy abolished next.

Such a needy individual you are.

This has nothing do with little counties.

Nobody should play in empty stadia. That very much includes Dublin.

Genuine supporters should not have the hassle of going to Dublin to sit in an empty , soulless stadium.

Tailteann semis should be a straight up coin toss for home advantage.

Anything else is daft.




The final wouldn't bring a 40 plus crowd so play that in Páirc Tailteann, oh wait that's not a bad idea..

Ask those players on Sunday where would they prefer to plsy
#2
GAA Discussion / Re: Tailteann Cup 2024
Today at 07:51:45 PM
Quote from: thewobbler on Today at 07:12:27 PM
Quote from: Milltown Row2 on Today at 07:05:13 PM
Quote from: thewobbler on Today at 06:49:35 PMI've said it before and I'll say it forever.

When youngsters grow up dreaming about playing in Croke Park, that dream will ALWAYS be based a full house.

The notion peddled around the GAA that playing in Croke in itself is a reward for all the hours put in, is pure and utter romantic drivel.

These games have no business being in Croke. It's a charade.


Do they? Been lucky to be with club in Croke park for club finals with no numbers... best days of my club memories

Romantic drivel? Croke is full house mainly twice a year. So every game bar the finals should be played elsewhere?

I honestly doubt the memories of those days would have been any different had those finals been played in a full house at say Armagh.

Croke Park isn't the occasion. The game is the occasion.

Hogan Cups won in Croke, I guarantee, resonate no more with the winners, than those won on county grounds.

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If demand for a game needs a stadium of +40k then Croke should be an option.

If not, then go somewhere else.

So half stadium rather than full house now?

Again can only speak for my own views on getting to Croke, I'd rather there than Clones
#3
GAA Discussion / Re: Tailteann Cup 2024
Today at 07:05:13 PM
Quote from: thewobbler on Today at 06:49:35 PMI've said it before and I'll say it forever.

When youngsters grow up dreaming about playing in Croke Park, that dream will ALWAYS be based a full house.

The notion peddled around the GAA that playing in Croke in itself is a reward for all the hours put in, is pure and utter romantic drivel.

These games have no business being in Croke. It's a charade.


Do they? Been lucky to be with club in Croke park for club finals with no numbers... best days of my club memories

Romantic drivel? Croke is full house mainly twice a year. So every game bar the finals should be played elsewhere?
#4
Quote from: Gerard O'Neill on Today at 09:03:58 AM
Quote from: imtommygunn on Today at 08:59:28 AMbelfast thursday afternoon

Drug use in Belfast city centre getting a bit more open!

This should not be tolerated. They'll be shooting up next.

It's probably a symptom of how widespread Cocaine use is in Ireland. They're doing on the street what the great and the good are sneaking off into the toilets to do.

That's not cocaine and they regularly shoot up in the side streets

Belfast has an addiction problem that the likes of Dublin Glasgow and Edinburgh had in the 90's

I'm at a health center that has meth Tuesdays.. Its not a pretty sight
#5
Quote from: smelmoth on Today at 11:58:21 AM
Quote from: Milltown Row2 on Today at 11:47:00 AM
Quote from: smelmoth on Today at 11:42:19 AM
Quote from: Milltown Row2 on June 20, 2024, 07:58:51 PMI don't think the questions are difficult. She could have said something, but it's Political point scoring, if you are going back nearly 4 decades to get a rise you are clearly struggling

Really good questions could have been about

Infrastructure
Roads
Employment
Housing
Education
Child care
NHS
Cost of living
And so on

And how will you help that without being actually at Westminster?

Is there a time limit to when these atrocities can go back to? 40, 50, 75, 100?

By all means ask all those questions. The existence of those very good questions is neither a reason nor an excuse to ask other good questions.

But what are we gaining for asking questions on what happened that dreadful morning, which, I can remember very vividly at the time, give me one benefit that it will achieve?

Good things that inter alia, politicians can do:
Recognise the horrors of the past.
Treat the atrocities of the past as atrocities irrespective of which side committed.
Empathising equally with all the victims of the past, irrespective of which side they are on.
Holding the wrongdoers to account irrespective of which side they were on.

Clearly showing that you are on the side of decency and accountability on these issue is a good thing for candidates to do. Many will fail. We should point out that failure.

How far back are we going though? I think there was a an apology for all victims of the troubles when the ceasefire was announced by both sides?

Think you know that, but I think you'd still not be happy with a 30 page apology

oh wait

The IRA yesterday issued an unprecedented apology to the families of those it termed "non-combatants" whom it killed during its 30-year campaign of violence in Northern Ireland.
#6
Quote from: smelmoth on Today at 11:42:19 AM
Quote from: Milltown Row2 on June 20, 2024, 07:58:51 PMI don't think the questions are difficult. She could have said something, but it's Political point scoring, if you are going back nearly 4 decades to get a rise you are clearly struggling

Really good questions could have been about

Infrastructure
Roads
Employment
Housing
Education
Child care
NHS
Cost of living
And so on

And how will you help that without being actually at Westminster?

Is there a time limit to when these atrocities can go back to? 40, 50, 75, 100?

By all means ask all those questions. The existence of those very good questions is neither a reason nor an excuse to ask other good questions.

But what are we gaining for asking questions on what happened that dreadful morning, which, I can remember very vividly at the time, give me one benefit that it will achieve?
#7
Antrim / Re: Antrim Hurling
Today at 10:48:42 AM
Quote from: NorthAntrim on Today at 10:38:11 AMNot sure why they went intermediate again anyway. They won junior moved up. Competed rightly. Fair play had another crack at it but league position shows they are a junior team. Possibly hinders league performances going intermediate. Not going to get relegated and will do nothing at championship. Differenet story in junior with the chance of winning it

Think Glenravel have a great set up at the minute but with all the dual stuff going on its a hinderance for sure..

#8
General discussion / Re: Holidays
Today at 10:46:35 AM
Quote from: Walter Cronc on Today at 10:36:16 AM
Quote from: Milltown Row2 on May 21, 2024, 10:44:16 PMGoing to London again this Summer for few days, done most things over the years there, anything off beat or not the usual sites and attractions that would be recommended?

Have you been over East? Broadway market a nice spot on a Saturday? Likewise Brick Lane market on a Sunday. Victoria Park nice with few pubs etc along the canal.

Looks like we are doing Battersea Power station, its been done up and The Skyline for some drinks and snacks

Doing Wimbledon on the Sat day, but Brick Lane market looks that spot and Victoria lane is nearby.. cheers that could be the Sunday sorted
#9
General discussion / Re: Great smells
Today at 08:56:31 AM
The smell of the burning welding flux brings back my apprenticeship days.

The sound (I know its smells lol) of wood pigeons evokes great memories of my days with Euro children in Belgium

I don't smoke but the smell of a lingering cigarette, childhood memories of a time when mum and dad were smoking away carefree in the house! ah the days lol
#10
Quote from: square_ball on Today at 08:26:43 AMThis English lad thats missing in Tenerife and associated facebook group with wild theories and suggestions about how to find him. By all accounts he's a bit of a wrong'un.

A wrong'un or not, if that was your son, missing in those conditions you'd be fearing the worst. The best of social media and the worst of social media in one incident
#11
I don't think the questions are difficult. She could have said something, but it's Political point scoring, if you are going back nearly 4 decades to get a rise you are clearly struggling

Really good questions could have been about

Infrastructure
Roads
Employment
Housing
Education
Child care
NHS
Cost of living
And so on

And how will you help that without being actually at Westminster?

Is there a time limit to when these atrocities can go back to? 40, 50, 75, 100?
#12
Who listens to the BBC as a source?  ;D
#13
These are marginal seats and the voters that she is looking to stoke up wouldn't be voting for SF anyways, Pat was very dignified and held her own while this one was pulling faces, She'll gain some votes with how she approached it.

As regards to apologies or showing remorse, that's down to those that carried that out, or those that organised it. But a simple "what happened that day was wrong and any loss of life is wrong" and moved on"

Pat will have known for sure that that would have been thrown up in her face and to use the death of the nurse as a means to get one-upmanship will backfire
#14
Quote from: Would ye whist on June 20, 2024, 10:58:16 AM2 queries:

1. in a club game if a player is fouled within the D and 21 with a goal scoring opportunity is it a penalty or is that just intercounty?

2. Sliding tackle- if a player slides in feet first to win a ball and does not touch an opponent coming in to challenge for the ball but does not due to the player sliding in, free or not?

First one is intercounty, as DIE says, its got to be cynical/deliberate and a clear goal scoring opportunity, that the referee believes was stopped, not what the guy hanging over the fence thinks ;)

A player can slide in anywhere on the pitch but if the referee deems it dangerous or reckless he can call a foul and dish out a card. Not touching the player can still be a free, if it could have been reckless or dangerous,  but no need for card just a free.

Conditions though play a part, on a soak drenched night there will be more people going to ground, all about making sure those things are taken into consideration.

I'd a player that did that yesterday, no hassle slid in no contact but the defender coming out was slightly impeded and enough for a free out and no need far cards
#15
General discussion / Re: Euro 2024
June 19, 2024, 11:19:46 PM
Quote from: Jell 0 Biafra on June 19, 2024, 11:11:59 PMIf you see a replay, you can see the keeper crouch to take it into his chest, and his face when the deflection takes it away.  He knew he had it.

If it's on target it's a goal not own goal , been that way for a while