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General discussion / Re: North Korea Crisis
« on: September 21, 2017, 02:47:32 PM »
Why is it so bad for North Korea to have nuclear weapons anyway?

GAA Discussion / Re: We need to talk about Diarmuid
« on: September 21, 2017, 11:15:27 AM »
Played a bit of hurling for Vincent's but you would be right, not a hurling man and a big name coach or 2 coaches will be brought in. It looks like a steady the ship job, get the players back that have been lost and attract hurlers that maybe inclined to football.

Even though I heard its a done deal, I'm still not convinced until officially confirmed. Totally left field.

Not as left field as Sean Boylan thinking he'd accepted the Meath hurling job when he was actually offered the football job and that didn't exactly go too badly.

GAA Discussion / Re: We need to talk about Diarmuid
« on: September 21, 2017, 09:45:35 AM »
No money involved this time round.

Believe it or believe it not, Pat Gilroy is strongly rumoured to be a done deal.

Can't say I know much about his hurling pedigree or background. Has he managed clubs in Dublin?

GAA Discussion / Re: We need to talk about Diarmuid
« on: September 21, 2017, 09:40:35 AM »
What was his thought process re sleeveless top and track suit pants in the warm up? 2 fingers to Gavin ?I doubt he was impressed with Flynn coming on ahead of him, never mind not getting the start !

I wonder will he give the hurling a proper go next year when the big name takes over the hurlers :-X

If rumours about the Hurling management are true, I would say there is good chance you wont see Connolly play football for Dublin again.

Was perusing through the AI hurling semifinal program when Dublin minors were on the undercard and they'd a bit where the last time they'd played Cork at minor hurling and there's a good few of the current Dublin football squad named, James McCarthy, Ciaran Kilkenny, Cormac Costello and one of the subs who didn't get a run out on Sunday, not to mention Con O'Callaghan who was fantastic for Cuala in the AI club series.

Who's lined up to take the big money job in hurling?

General discussion / Re: North Korea Crisis
« on: September 20, 2017, 04:02:55 PM »
I have been following this one for a while. So far they have tested 2 atomic bombs and this is the seventh missile test.
Extremely aggressive behaviour and they look to be on the brink of an attack against South Korea.

Read more:

Where did they test these atomic bombs?
On page 4 of this thread.

The title of this thread is just another indication of how we repeat what we hear and why intervention will be easier when the time comes.
Without knowing anything and there being no solid information regarding North Korea's intention or capability we accept it's a crisis (a crisis we must end) because it's what some PR guy decided we should call it that.

North Korea Crisis........the North Korea Crisis.......the North Korea Crisis........and so on.
You'd nearly think that somebody stands to benefit from a "crisis"...

It obviously won't be Lockhead Martin, Bechtel or Haliburton....

« on: September 20, 2017, 11:26:11 AM »
you are aware that they dont own it and will be paying rent, which obviously could increase if it is not seen to be making a profit.

I hope it works out for glenariffe, but from what ive heard it could be a bit of mess for them, and for what, better changing rooms.

That’s the thing, it is owned by “Friends of Glenariffe”, a separate entity to the hurling club. In my opinion that wasn’t always made clear to people when fundraising was going on throughout the years.

How are the Friends of Glenariffe made up? How are they elected?

« on: September 20, 2017, 11:14:38 AM »
you are aware that they dont own it and will be paying rent, which obviously could increase if it is not seen to be making a profit.

From that explanation it sounds like a precarious enough arrangement.

90% rates relief on a building owned by an organisation with charity status.

I was interested in Glenariffe's model and TBH we are about to start something similar via a DERA grant which we need to top up BUT the final building will be owned by Ballygalget G.A.C. and controlled accordingly.

Yes there's certain obligations that need met to placate the local council who met their minimum legal requirements in terms of funding and then fucked on a load of stipulations wrt employment opportunities and availability to the wider community but nothing untoward and not reasonably workable with a bit of creative thinking.

Getting way too complicated.Quite simply my religious faith is simply based on the fact that Jesus Christ lived,died,and rose again,and this gives some purpose to another wise finite biological span.Now I know people will say that Jesus existence cannot be technically proved.However I feel that if this was some sort of fairytale it wouldn't have survived into its third millennium.

If at the end I have been wrong I still have lost nothing.

Krishna has probably lasted longer so can we deduct that he/she/it/them are even more genuine?


The guards are saying they didn't falsify nuttin'

Comical Ali lives.

What they are saying is that they were told to beef up the figures to make their senior management look good;

"He said that gardaí were under duress from middle and senior management within An Garda Síochána to elevate figures, with the threat being that if they did not, there would be implications for their future in the force."

hardly a culture you'd want in your policing service.

Hurling Discussion / Re: New Hurling Championship Format
« on: September 15, 2017, 09:19:33 AM »
Well hurley folk - what's going to happen here?
Special Congress looming so decisions need to be made.

Ned Quinn talking sense;

There's not a whole pile wrong with the current format for the Liam McCarthy, but something needs to be done for the progressing counties and the super 8's certainly won't do that!

GAA Discussion / Re: AI Final Ticket Swap
« on: September 15, 2017, 09:01:32 AM »
On the day Gills Corner or top of Clonliffe on the Ballybough end where many dubs come in.
You can be lucky with Gaffneys of Fairview but it woukd be a Dubs ticket.coukd
How is it compared to other years? The hurling was meant to be impossible.

There were hardly any tickets available on the day for the hurling. For face value anyway. Some touts might have had a few for well over the odds alright. Saw scores of fans with signs out looking for a ticket. Way more than I've seen for any other final I've been to.

Last years All Ireland Hurling final had Nally tickets for sale a few days before the final on This year all tickets was snapped up well in advance

Kilkenny fans had AI final fatigue last year! The drive for 5 was the height of demand for tickets!

There was little interest from the rest of the hurling fraternity in yet another Tipp/KK battle whereas the novelty pairing of Waterford and Galway not only drew big interest from the counties involved but in other counties as well.

I keep telling everyone, pensions are the next big financial scandal/bollox up.

It's only a matter of time and we're all screwed.

Hurling Discussion / Re: Hurling Championship 2017
« on: September 15, 2017, 08:06:20 AM »
Limerick win another u21

Have Kilkenny gone soft?

Limerick outmuscled them all over the park with no "bite" at all from the black and amber. Strange times ahead.

Hurling Discussion / Re: Kilkenny
« on: September 15, 2017, 08:04:04 AM »
I never found KK fans to be arrogant. That would be Tipp

That would be my sentiments as well.

GAA Discussion / Re: The Croke Park Experience
« on: September 13, 2017, 03:54:42 PM »
I only go to grounds for the match not the peripheral stuff.
At least when you go to a club game or County games outside of Croker you don't feel like a consumer who just happens to also take in the match as an optional extra.
Each to our own though.

You don't have to partake in the other crap if you don't want to.

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