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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: October 04, 2018, 03:14:59 PM »
Good old argument on Nolan last night where the other 2 (Alliance and Labour peer) ganged up on Jim of the DUP, who could only mouth platitudes about leaving on British terms. Fat Steve didn't spare him either.

General discussion / Re: Ryder Cup 2018
« on: September 30, 2018, 03:44:13 PM »
Molinari MOTM this week .

General discussion / Re: Ryder Cup 2018
« on: September 28, 2018, 08:52:02 PM »
The Yanks on paper have a very strong team but, on reflection, any pairing involving the likes of Fowler, Johnson, Fat Phil, Dechambeau or Bubba can be very exploitable. Fowler is the flake all other flakes call the galactico. 

General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: September 28, 2018, 11:41:35 AM »
Traffic chaos if no-deal crash-out.

At this moment, even if May can get Tory party support for Chequers, the EU will probably reject it. A Plan B might be accepted by the EU, but would be too soft for hard Brexiteers, who'd vote it down in the Commons. Indeed, it looks impossible that May can get any kind of deal through parliament as Labour would vote against it if it wouldn't maintain customs and free trade unions with the EU  (cf. recent party conference). No-deal exit by default looks the most plausible outcome currently. This would be too terrible for words for the UK, see above. A heave against May looks highly unlikely as the Brexiteers aren't strong enough to win and who else would want to inherit May's position? A General election might bring a change in government, resulting in a whole reset of the process, not impossible but time is against it with March 29 in 6 months time. Equally, there's probably no time for another referendum and how would the terms of it be couched? Remain, soft-exit, hard-exit?

To repeat, a hard-exit looks most likely, but surely not even the majority of the Tories are that dumb, are they?
My money, I'd say there'll be an extension of the deadline, followed by almost certainly a new Tory leader, probably a GE (and process reset), or slightly more unlikely a second referendum.

General discussion / Re: Death Notices
« on: September 28, 2018, 10:29:33 AM »

James Lawton. Great sports writer.

Was it sudden? Good writer if a little bit pompous.

General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« on: September 03, 2018, 02:10:10 PM »
Wonder did Rice have second thoughts because of Keane also? He really is unsuitable for anything to do with man-management.

GAA Discussion / Re: Mayo manager resigns??
« on: August 27, 2018, 09:46:15 AM »
Often it means the county board have someone else lined up... Jimmy’s winning matches?

If that's what is happening then think less hair and more tanned ! ;)
I don't think McGuiness or anyone outside the county would be interested in managing Mayo at the moment.
The team is going to be in transition and our executive will be counting the sandwiches at every training session next year so cheap and local will be the way to go for the foreseeable future!!

Surely not Eamon O'Hara?

General discussion / Re: The Official Golf Thread
« on: August 27, 2018, 12:09:56 AM »
Past his best unfortunately

Didn't lose it though. Was still -3 for his round (?). Other guy pulled off a few outrageous hole-outs. Paddy scrambled really well in fairness and avoided the dreaded double-bogey that has frequently haunted him.

Hurling Discussion / Re: Hurling championship 2018
« on: August 27, 2018, 12:08:03 AM »
I attended it.  Awful reffing , Mark Coleman avoided a 2nd yellow when the ref was only one at the game didn't see him foul .... Dalton the Cprk no 1q the mouthiest  tool i have seen in a long time.

Hungrier team won.

Will Liam Cahill get the shout now ??

There will be a groundswell of support alright, especially when you consider the John Kiely factor in Limerick.

I wouldn’t be Cahill’s biggest fan given his attitude towards the big ball, but in fairness to him he has delivered at underage and deserves the top gig if he wants it.

Agree on the refereeing. It looked like he was going to allow everything go, and he just ignored steps completely.

Not sure there is a ref out there who enforces anything even close to the steps rule

In the Leinster final the Galway goalie was penalised for taking puck-outs outside the small square. No U-21 goalie has been pulled for it since as far as I can see, despite a number of transgressions.

GAA Discussion / Re: Mayo manager resigns??
« on: August 27, 2018, 12:04:44 AM »
Heard earlier tonight, not from a great source mind, that players were dead set against Rochford. Had a get-together over the past couple of weeks... Peter Ford is hardly the answer though.

General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: August 24, 2018, 02:14:38 PM »
I don’t think Brexit is going to happen. Maybe if the OECD economies were growing  at 4% it might be possible but Europe is stagnating and the EU won’t concede much to a competitor.  Plus the UK is trína chéile , polarised and may be looking at no deal which would be suicidal. Brexit makes no sense given the context.

You are discounting the great British (political) stubbornness; realistically, the only way it can't happen in some form is to have another referendum and neither Tories or Labour would want to be seen backing that. They'd sooner send the nation to hell in a hand cart rather than swallow their pride.

Hurling Discussion / Re: Hurling championship 2018
« on: August 23, 2018, 04:01:43 PM »
Galway still dont have a real goal treat in their forwards. Sure one of them pops up from time to time but they are lacking  a permananet threat in the full forward line. They have won alot fo games firing over points from way out the field. That didnt work on Sunday and there seemed to be no plan B.

Not quite true; they scored more goals this year than last. Whelan, Conor Cooney, Cathal Mannion, JC, even Glynn, more than capable of hitting the net. It's a tactical approach that needs to be worked on. In the opening games v Offaly and KK they seemed to be more consciously going for goals, but that seemed to fade as the year wore on.

GAA Discussion / Re: Your county’s toughest defeat to stomach
« on: August 17, 2018, 12:00:02 AM »
Galway hurlers

1989 loss to Tipperary was sickening because of the ref, Mr Denton, and because Keady was suspended and because Antrim were in the final so it was a guaranteed all Ireland but Tipp's need was obviously greater...
91 v Tipp because it was the end of a great team
2013 losing to Clare after having been in the final the year before. And then the hoors went on to win the All Ireland. That was a real sickener

Footballers would include 1983 in a very bad final vs the Dubs who had 2 less players
2007 and 2011 getting dumped out of the championship by Meath. FFS
 And 2012 when we were beaten by Antrim.  Hardstation was ecstatic . Every cloud has a silver lining.

Bad, rancorous and all as '89 was, Tipp' largely outhurled us on the day. '90 final was the worst because it was the day we were to reclaim our mantle as the best team in the land, and beat Cork in the final to boot. The sporting Gods disposed otherwise; a crucial 65 not given and Tomas Mulcahy taking Tony Keady on a tour. (RIP Keady, though I never rated him as highly as many would have.) That for me, and not '91, was the logical end of that great team. All subsequent losing finals could have been won with a bit of luck, cuteness, managerial nous etc. We weren't really beaten comprehensively in any of them, save maybe '15 in the end.

Not as many regrets in football. '83 was ugly Seaf, but your other mentioned defeats came when we had rank bad teams, badly prepared and managed. 2003 defeat to Donegal, after a replay, was quite bad. Should have won the first day, when O'Mahony made a massive error in withdrawing the influential Ml. Meehan, and missed all round us in the replay in Castlebar. Tyrone could have been managed in the final. Beat Mayo in Connacht in 2005 with Paul Clancy starring in the unusual position of no. 6. Played Cork in the quarters in Croker, with Meehan running riot in the first half. Clancy, an injury doubt prior to the game, couldn't last at CHB and Cork ran through us repeatedly in the second half.

GAA Discussion / Re: Football team of the 90s
« on: August 16, 2018, 12:59:34 PM »
Sean Og de Paor and Ja Fallon?

Both played their best football in the 90's.

Joyce and Donnellan would really be more 00's given that they so young in 98. Ciaran McDonald would be more the 00's also.

Joyce maybe, streets ahead even then of most forwards named on the team anyway. Donnellan was as good in '98 as he ever would be, should be the first name on that list. Tomas Mannion for sheer versatility should be there also, ahead of a whole host of inferior northern representatives.

« on: August 15, 2018, 03:03:12 PM »
Best of Mayo (from last year) plus best of Galway would beat Dublin; Mayo for defensive solidity and Galway for score-making ability.

Don't get over carried away with either! Both are greatly hyped!

Maybe, but that Mayo defence last year played Dubs forwards to a standstill. One or two more naturally attacking players and they would have been home.

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