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General discussion / Re: DIY thread
« on: July 02, 2022, 08:17:54 PM »
Anyone here ever hire a mini digger to do a small job even though they ve never used one before?
Just wondering are they hard to get onto ?
Thinking of going for it, hiring one and mess about with the controls , get the  hang of it and get the small job done by the end of the day …
Once you've been on it for 10 mins you'll be flying.

What width are they? THinking of a semi-D with a gate at right angles to the alley between the houses.

GAA Discussion / Re: Armagh v Galway AIQF
« on: July 02, 2022, 02:07:25 PM »
Both melees against Donegal and Galway were particularly brainless and ultimately suited the opposition.

I think the Armagh setup need to reflect on this. The object should be to win games, standing up for yourself in the melee should not be an objective if it interferes with winning. Some things that go on, e.g. pointless fouls giving away points, slabbering about frees and getting them moved up and wild challenges that end up with people getting sent off, are not helping winning games.
Armagh drew with Galway, one more point would have done the job and discipline is part of the solution to getting that point. 

GAA Discussion / Re: Armagh v Galway AIQF
« on: July 02, 2022, 12:37:42 PM »
Yeah he will miss a game with much less significance. You would imagine it’s PR tbh.(not a dig at Armagh - anyone in their position would do it)

I think Armagh did the right thing. However, it would be odd if the first league game was Armagh v Galway and Kelly played while Nugent did not

General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: July 01, 2022, 06:55:30 PM »

At every choice, Johnson has refused to dilute his Brexit vision for the sake of the Union. In the current row over the Northern Ireland protocol, which creates a trade barrier between the province and the rest of the UK, he could ease friction by adopting EU agri-food rules in the rest of the UK. But this would effectively kill hopes of other trade deals, notably with the US

He is likely not going to get a deal with the US anyway. But he won't get one if the Protocol is not rock solid and he is spending his time trying to give the impression that it is not.

BB - It is a form of professionalism. Except as there’s no guarantees and no contracts involved, it’s infinitely casual labour than a career. It’s really not a whole pile different to our local contractors bringing on students over the summertime, who just happen to be much better at playing football for the same club, than they are at labouring . Would you begrudge that?

Armaghniac - I’m a massive fan of the “socialist” model of ensuring competition in top tier US sport. But when Nike and Pepsi plough 10s of millions into the NFL, it’s not so that the money can be redistributed  to other sports, or to the female only version of NFL.

I know little enough about the GAA in America, but some draft type rule to stop several itinerant players landing in the same team might make the competitions there a bit more realistic.
As for the LGFA, I would ask people making points about expenses how much revenue they have contributed to that organisation to allow expenses be paid.

GAA Discussion / Re: Armagh v Galway AIQF
« on: July 01, 2022, 01:24:09 PM »
Armagh have said they are accepting their punishment so mustn’t be appealing. Anything announced for tiernan kelly?

6 months I’m hearing

6 months from when? 6 months from now does not affect inter-county at all.

Except it’s not the FAI money. It’s a business person’s money. And if they wish to spend it on the flavour of soccer club that interests them, then let them at it. If your desire is that they should make donations to a central body who will disperse it evenly among man, woman and child, then they might just look for a different hobby.

It's not inequality. But it's professionalism.

Yet in North America the sports have mechanisms like the draft to moderate the effect of big money in the sport.

General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: July 01, 2022, 02:07:33 AM »
I suppose Covid is like drinking and driving, if you don't care you need not change your routine.

GAA Discussion / Re: Armagh v Galway AIQF
« on: July 01, 2022, 02:04:30 AM »
The Galway sub who threw the punch might be missing, but not missed.

GAA Discussion / Re: Armagh v Galway AIQF
« on: July 01, 2022, 12:36:52 AM »
Not so good for Galway?
Irish Examiner

Armagh’s Tiernan Kelly is understood to have been given a hefty ban for the eye-gouging incident at the end of normal time in last Sunday’s All-Ireland SFC quarter-final defeat to Galway.

Several players including Kelly across the two teams have received retrospective suspensions from the GAA’s Central Competitions Control Committee (CCCC) arising from the brawl. While Kelly’s penalty is expected to be time-based, the other sanctions are likely to involve matches as they are believed to relate to acting dangerously towards an opponent.

That number excludes Galway captain Seán Kelly and Armagh joint-captain Aidan Nugent who were both sent off by David Coldrick for contributing to a melee. The pair were issued with red cards prior to the start of extra-time.

Armagh are also understood to have received notice of Greg McCabe’s one-match ban for his sending off in normal time against Galway being doubled as he was dismissed in February’s Division 1 win over Tyrone in the Athletic Grounds and it is a repeat Category III infraction. Should he accept the penalty, he will miss the first two games of next year’s Allianz Football League.

Armagh and Galway had been contacted by the CCCC about certain players as part of their review of the brawl in conjunction with Coldrick. An intense three-day examination of the violent scenes concluded on Thursday after the referee’s report was received on Monday evening.

Kelly and possibly Nugent are expected to contest their penalties in front of the Central Hearings Committee (CHC) with the former’s meeting anticipated in the coming couple of days ahead of facing Derry in Saturday week’s All-Ireland semi-final. The pair are expected to have their bans quashed due to mistaken identity.

All the players can contest their bans to the CHC. If they are upheld, they have the option of seeking a meeting with the Central Appeals Committee and after that the Disputes Resolution Authority.

GAA Discussion / Re: Colm Parkinson/The GAA Hour
« on: June 30, 2022, 08:35:54 PM »
Wooly is great because he can be so abrasive.

Parkinson immediately and sternly called him out on it and let him know Armagh started the row.

It makes good media, even if it isn't true.

45,000 tickets sold already which has surprised me.

Cavan and Westies might be taking a few

A few more maroon flags.

General discussion / Re: Lockdown memories
« on: June 30, 2022, 04:54:58 PM »
The mé féiners who couldn't give a damn about anyone else other than themselves.
Coffee stalls in horseboxes   

Galway hadn't a chance against Armagh and now haven't a chance against Derry, long may that narrative continue.

Who said that Galway hadn't a chance? Not people in Armagh anyhow. Bookies had Armagh at a marginal advantage, but there was no talk of not having a chance.
Galway have a similar chance as Derry if they do not have several players suspended.

GAA Discussion / Re: Armagh v Galway AIQF
« on: June 30, 2022, 11:42:53 AM »
From footage I saw it was started by Comer.  For once Morgan looked innocent enough.

As for the next game, I think Derry will win handy enough.  Galway are nothing special.
For the 1 millionth time - the tv footage only showed Comer's reaction to what happened directly beforehand. That wasn't captured but clearly obvious to anyone sitting in the Cusack.

Perhaps. But at that point shown in the footage there was a few metres between him and Morgan and Comer speeded up to keep the row going. Despite much commentary to the contrary this was not some Armagh plan to start a melee. It was a couple of players jostling who carried on doing so to the entrance of the tunnel, but because of the two teams going en masse into that tunnel there was quickly a crowd there and both teams favoured the GAA All-in approach.

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