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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« Last post by forevergreen on Today at 08:22:38 PM »
That'll be Ł100000 less county board f**k ups and costs. Clubs will be collecting again then
Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« Last post by Lecale Gael on Today at 08:21:16 PM »
100,000/48 = guts of 2 grand a club  8)
General discussion / Re: Car Problems!!
« Last post by pbat on Today at 08:20:39 PM »
I am paying 13,200 its 16,500 in Portadown. Still hoping he will take 13 even on Saturday when I am there with the readies. :) Its 2015 I am buying.
General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« Last post by whitey on Today at 08:15:21 PM »
Haha....”the others in the house” are saying no such party even took place, not that they were there and didn’t see anything

It strains credulity to be that one presidential campaign would pay for and then leak a fake dossier to the FBI that was (at least in part) used to wiretap their opponents campaign........but it happened!
GAA Discussion / Re: Ulster Club IFC/JFC 2018
« Last post by delgany on Today at 08:11:54 PM »
Lisburn I believe have gained a few from St Johns and St Pauls.

14 starters played underage football for lisburn.
Squad of 30 players .
2 come from a city club.
3  come from outside  the county

They've lost 8 players to club transfers ..of which only two have continued to play football at senior level
Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« Last post by Targetman on Today at 07:57:40 PM »
I see all the clubs are going to benefit from JP Mc Manus’s generosity, I wonder how long they’ll have to wait for it?
Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« Last post by screenexile on Today at 07:56:03 PM »
All very quick to condemn but the CB should be commended for fixing the Coleraine Sneil game for next Wednesday night!!
GAA Discussion / Re: Is the Indo going after Tyrone GAA?
« Last post by Jinxy on Today at 07:54:05 PM »
The Indo will highlight court material about any « GAA star » from any county. Any kind of skulduggery anywhere is brought to the attention of readers. The idea that Tyrone is singled out is incorrect.

Yes as opposed to the egg chasers they will do so with great glee.
But with Tyrone they do so with a special eagerness

As for the article itself I find it disturbing. Very insensitive to the man's family. A man was killed, no report on the police investigation at the time or inquiry into his death????....just an attempt to link this into other incidents most of which happened decades later.
Pat McCartan I suspect was well aware what the journalist was at when he said this is the first time in 40 years that the press have taken an interest in it.
Disgraceful tabloid journalism but its what we have come to expect as a rule from the Indo

Do you not think he has a point about lack of discipline in the GAA?

In ALL counties when a player is sent off it's the exception rather than the rule for the player/co. board to accept the ban and not look to appeal. Even then the majority of the appeals are based on proceedure rather than the innocence of the individual.

Over the last few weeks we have seen 20 something cards in a Tyrone senior club game, mass brawl in an intermediate game and in the summer the mass brawl with the Tyrone and Armagh U20s.

But sure have a cheap shot at rugby. They at least are clamping down on dangerous tackles to try and make the game safer. In the GAA refs are expected to turn a blind eye to foul play if it means the "star player" might miss a big game for the club/county due to suspension     

I wasnt having a cheap shot at rugby (unless your talking about egg chasing jibe) I was talking about the fawning by the Indo and RTE to (their perceived) elitism of rugby

IF that was his point he didnt make it very well if at all... he was using a man's death 40 years ago, and targeting it as a particular problem in one particular county, shabby stuff.

He is quite clearly and explicitly targeting Tyrone GAA in particular and callously exploiting a man's death to make his point. He quite clearly gave no consideration of the man's family else in the article.

The incident was first and foremost not about the GAA, Tyrone or the clubs but the the unlawful killing of a man with a family. Using it to make a point about any of the former without properly addressing the latter communicates that he doesn't really give a shit about the human cost of that tragedy.

The Tyrone executive released an official statement at the time. "The Tyrone county executive condemns and deplores the unwarranted and unprovoked attack on the minor players and officials at Cookstown on Tuesday, August 2, which resulted in the untimely death of the late Paddy Hughes. The county executive advises all members and officials to do their utmost to ensure that those concerned in this dastardly deed, which brought disgrace and degradation to the GAA and all it stands for, be made amenable for their actions."

Was anyone brought to justice for this man's death?
General discussion / Re: Boxing Thread
« Last post by Syferus on Today at 07:52:08 PM »
Mcgregor is just awful, his achievements are now becoming lost in the woeful behaviour.  What sort of role model is he to anybody?? AJ should be (& is) applauded for turning his life around from being a troublesome youth involved in drugs to what he has become, posters are severely reaching trying to use that to besmirch him.

How dare I point out that Joshua’s criminal record is worse than McGregor’s! It’s terrible when reality butts into your opinions, isn’t it?
GAA Discussion / Re: Underdogs- Tasty
« Last post by befair on Today at 07:44:39 PM »
Enjoyed it, but once again gaelic football is more about turning out a team of commandoes rather than footballers; physical fitness++, nothing about the actual skills. This is where we are going wrong
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