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GAA Discussion / Re: Ulster Colleges
« on: March 22, 2018, 10:07:33 PM »
Have to say I loved schools football and can honestly say my only football regret is never winning a MacRory. We had the best team for 3-4 years when I was there and should have won at least one and a Hogan as well but we were outwitted by McGuckin!!!

It must have been tough in St Colmans shadow.

(Not that I ever made the team, but then they didn't want players who were God's gift to women)

General discussion / Re: Ulster Rugby Trial - Poll
« on: March 22, 2018, 10:04:57 PM »
Surprising results so far!

General discussion / Re: Columnists you like to read
« on: March 22, 2018, 09:12:19 AM »
Syferus - comedy gold

General discussion / Re: The Official Golf Thread
« on: March 21, 2018, 08:58:20 PM »
Maybe it's a hangover from his win at the weekend, but this round of golf is exactly the kick up the arse that Rory needs.

GAA Discussion / Re: Ulster Colleges
« on: March 21, 2018, 05:40:50 PM »
How dare anyone form an opinion different to that of the Keyser. :*

MacRory should be run off pre Christmas instead of eating into lads study time.

But nah frig their education, lets stick with tradition/over training and forcing lads to choose between schools and club/county!

Surely having it over by St Patrick's day is sufficient?

By the way, I don't agree with schools shopping for the best coach and paying over the odds (by whatever means) just to get their man. But if that is what the board of governors want then I suppose fair enough, they're making the decisions. But if they don't know, then they should be ashamed.

General discussion / Re: The ulster rugby trial
« on: March 21, 2018, 05:35:27 PM »
I don't get how some of these barristers can act in criminal cases where they must sometimes know that they are acting on behalf of clients who are guilty. I get the fact that it is a profession and that their remit is to defend their client at all costs, but it must take a special breed to act for lowlifes who they know are guilty yet for whom their job is to convince a jury otherwise.

On this particular case, I simply cannot definitevely make my mind up based on the evidence reported by the media, there are so many inconsistencies and grey areas and I struggle to get 'beyond reasonable doubt' and on that basis would find it difficult to convict. That is not to say that they are not guilty. Whatever decision the jury decide then it has to be accepted. It is bemusing to see so many on here take certain excerpts of the evidence presented yet ignore other pieces simply in order to fit their pre conceived notions guilt or innocence. On both sides.     
I can't speak for anyone else but my notion that the verdict should be not guilty is not pre-conceived but based on the fact that, as Olding's barrister said today, the evidence isn't anywhere near the required quality to convict. I actually think the case should never have been prosecuted. Everyone is much worse off and only the 2 bit part players face any chance of being convicted.

Very strong from Olding's barrister today.

You have only gone and re-inforced my point. You have taken Olding's barristers argument and taken it as gospel. Someone from the other side could take the alleged victim's barrister statements and do likewise and both could have valid arguments. It does seem to boil down to what exactly constitutes rape. Dara Florence said that she did not consider it rape yet she also stated that she couldn't state that it was consensual. I think that in order to examine exactly what constitutes rape you have to look to other cases and how women react in the circumstances. Do they verbally scream and show physical resistance or do they freeze as the girl claims that she done? Then you have to make up your mind as to whether she is telling the truth based on the whole series of events.

I think in peoples minds, there are pieces of evidence that is canceled out by other pieces of evidence. So when posting an opinion, people will put their opinion around one or two pieces of evidence.

To give an opinion based on all the evidence would require pages and pages of posting, which most people don't have the time to do.

General discussion / Re: The ulster rugby trial
« on: March 21, 2018, 09:28:42 AM »
Is it true that the taxi driver saw blood on the girls trousers?

Is it true that there are two 'lads' clubs in Ulster Rugby who race each other for the most conquests?

Is it true that a rugby loving policeman tipped off the Ulster Rugby management , giving Jackson and co time to wipe their phones and destroy their clothing?

GAA Discussion / Re: Ulster Colleges
« on: March 20, 2018, 09:19:41 PM »
Great achievement by St Ronans. Iím not sure though how long they can continue at this level in the immediate future (maybe someone in the know can correct me) but this current squad is backboned by last yearís Armagh minor winners and last years antrim minor finalists. All players from a 6 mile radius between 9 clubs.

As for pupils going to Newry... Canít see too many wanting to go St Colmans for a variety of reasons of late. With St Paulís Bessbrook also playing McRory, Castlewellan, and St Ronans etc the days of St Colmans attracting players from south and north Armagh, east Down could well be over.

Maybe its time to close the Abbey and have them merge into St Colmans :-)

GAA Discussion / Re: Ulster Colleges
« on: March 19, 2018, 05:31:10 PM »
So Antrim were probably well represented on both teams

GAA Discussion / Re: Ulster Colleges
« on: March 19, 2018, 04:49:49 PM »
Still a we bit of football left in Lurgan yet!!! ;D

Can anyone list the clubs for the St Ronan's players

General discussion / Re: The Official Golf Thread
« on: March 19, 2018, 01:25:16 PM »
Ive missed the old McIlroy debates, let battle commence!

Iíve never known such a banal personality who is almost perfectly media managed to illicit such polarised opinions and Iím a fan of Mc ilroy. Itís bizarre.

Strange, that's not what i see. To me, he is just an ordinary bloke who enjoys playing golf. Weekends are always better when he is playing.

General discussion / Re: The Official Golf Thread
« on: March 18, 2018, 10:48:05 PM »
Fantastic final round by Rory and a great ambassador for this place.

I've studied his final round and realise what I need to do next weekend. Don't go too hard over the first 5 holes. Five pars will do, then rattle in eight birdies over the remaining 13 holes.

General discussion / Re: The Official Golf Thread
« on: March 18, 2018, 09:24:04 PM »
Looking good now for Rory.

General discussion / Re: The Official Golf Thread
« on: March 18, 2018, 04:29:34 PM »
Here's hoping for a Rory win. It is long overdue and will set him up for the Masters.

General discussion / Re: The Official Golf Thread
« on: March 17, 2018, 11:31:43 PM »
The bastid...

He has in the past mentioned Man United in post game interviews

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