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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: November 26, 2021, 12:04:11 PM »
They can't represent armagh in camogie and antrim in football. Down teams play down championship.
Reading irish news this morning I see an Aghagallon playing in ulster camogie representing armagh. Jim is that your crew and if it is I'm opening a can of whoop ass.

Down team have been playing senior hurling in Antrim for decades, and long may it continue

We’ve been playing in Armagh for many years and our players represent Armagh at county camogie level.

Is that because the Camogie Association is separate from the GAA?

What'll happen if they do merge as looks more likely after the recent announcement that the GAA is taking over the Camogie Associations commercial activities which was one of the big stumbling blocks a few years ago.

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: November 26, 2021, 11:06:38 AM »
I honestly wouldn’t be surprised if there were twenty years in casement. It is an utter balls up and we just need to get on without it.

It's beyond embarrassing how its got to this point, that fundamental errors throughout the whole process was/is allowed to continue, whoever was in charge of overseeing this building project really needs to take a hard look at him/herself
The Ballinderry lad McGeehan is front and centre of it, you look at his twitter feed and it’s everyone else’s fault Casement hasn’t happened. Ulster GAA to blame and he in particular should be called out on it more, given the bull he spouts

Him and his predecessor just seem to be wannabe politicians.

Feeney?

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General discussion / Re: Laptop Recommendations
« on: November 26, 2021, 09:51:27 AM »
I bought this, and it just arrived with me today.  Haven't used it yet.

Thought the spec (processor / RAM) was very high for £600 in the Black Friday sale.

Forgot the link!!
https://www.hihonor.com/unitedkingdom/product/honor-magicbook-pro/

That is excellent value. 16gb RAM for under £600, plus a good mid range processor. Only thing lacking for me is a dedicated graphics card but thats not necessary unless you are using it for gaming.

Bought one of these lads up in Finaghy, refurbed but not a scratch on it, 3 months warranty and a fraction of the price for a similar spec'd machine from PC world/Curry's who have bumped their prices up big time.


https://laptopandpcwarehouse.com/

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General discussion / Re: Garth Brooks and Croke Park : Boss to intervene?
« on: November 26, 2021, 09:46:38 AM »
One artist over 5 nights is ripping the hole clean out of it.


The thought of the big fat ghoul blurbing out "I've got friends in low places" and sung along by lord knows how many thousands of Tir Eoooiinn voices, I think if I was a local resident I'd burn Croke Park down..

 

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: November 26, 2021, 09:10:30 AM »
I'd have expected our "trusted" officials to have nailed down guarantees of this type at the onset. Verbally (not worth a thing) or written down is the question!

What Antrim GAA really should have been pushing for is a Linfield/IFA type deal over Windsor but I think one of the more clued in contributors here back at the early phase of the process believed the then Antrim executive gave away the deeds for nothing more than the sight of a few glittery baubles and that the lads in charge of the social club put up a better fight and have won themselves some floor space in the new stadium with various caveats on matchdays..

Maybe the Shinners were putting pressure on in the background, who knows but on the face of it Antrim GAA seem to have been shafted.

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: November 26, 2021, 08:56:52 AM »
I honestly wouldn’t be surprised if there were twenty years in casement. It is an utter balls up and we just need to get on without it.

Antrim GAA really do need to understand that whatever form Casement takes, it will be under the sole control of the Ulster Council.

Don't be expecting the South Antrim schools finals to be played there unless Antrim GAA pony up to get it.


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General discussion / Re: Unionist Outreach in Craigavon
« on: November 25, 2021, 12:00:57 PM »
ABC carrying on the proud legacy left by Craigavon Borough Council…

https://www.armaghi.com/news/lurgan-news/lurgan-hurling-club-sean-traceys-member-to-take-legal-action-against-council-over-use-of-gaa-pitch/150092

The sad thing is, after all the work Sean Traceys put in to get this area suitable for GAA, it's actually Lurgan Celtic who are forcing the change.  Lurgan is not short of community football pitches.

Antrim Borough Council being just as inclusive….

https://www.irishnews.com/news/northernirelandnews/2021/11/24/news/criticism-after-antrim-athletics-venue-renamed-centenary-stadium-2517122/

Sad. Reaching out the hand of friendship once again.

New Leisure Centre in Newtownards called the "Blair Mayne Wellbeing and Leisure Complex"..

Do you think it's because he played rugby for Ireland like a few others from the area?

Its strange they didn't use his proper name as he was called... Paddy Mayne by his friends, the English

They've a statue of him outside the town hall, not sure what is inscribed on it, couldn't be arsed looking and also a road named after him...

Think I read somewhere he hated the place  ;D

He crashed his car and the locals were to afraid to go to him and that's how he died, well that's how the story goes...

He was very rarely named Blair Mayne, isn't their a film coming out shortly?

To be fair, he was a Lions player also, obviously sporting things were cut short because of the war, his story (if told well) should be very good

So were Phil Matthews and Nigel Carr who are associated with the local area yet no roads or leisure centres named after them....

Davy Tweed also played for Ards Rugby for a while as well, he'll be getting a plaque up somewhere I'm sure.  ;)



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General discussion / Re: Unionist Outreach in Craigavon
« on: November 25, 2021, 10:06:58 AM »
ABC carrying on the proud legacy left by Craigavon Borough Council…

https://www.armaghi.com/news/lurgan-news/lurgan-hurling-club-sean-traceys-member-to-take-legal-action-against-council-over-use-of-gaa-pitch/150092

The sad thing is, after all the work Sean Traceys put in to get this area suitable for GAA, it's actually Lurgan Celtic who are forcing the change.  Lurgan is not short of community football pitches.

Antrim Borough Council being just as inclusive….

https://www.irishnews.com/news/northernirelandnews/2021/11/24/news/criticism-after-antrim-athletics-venue-renamed-centenary-stadium-2517122/

Sad. Reaching out the hand of friendship once again.

New Leisure Centre in Newtownards called the "Blair Mayne Wellbeing and Leisure Complex"..

Do you think it's because he played rugby for Ireland like a few others from the area?

Its strange they didn't use his proper name as he was called... Paddy Mayne by his friends, the English

They've a statue of him outside the town hall, not sure what is inscribed on it, couldn't be arsed looking and also a road named after him...

Think I read somewhere he hated the place  ;D

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Hurling Discussion / Re: Brian Lohan v David Fitzgerald
« on: November 25, 2021, 08:30:09 AM »
Wee Davy now rumoured to be in talks with the Cork Camogs....

That wee man will find a high profile gig somewhere..

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: November 25, 2021, 08:28:56 AM »
2nd gear was enough. Thiago is just a class above.

Porto are a pack of diving hoors

Even when 2-0 down, strange but their game was run at that stage...

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General discussion / Re: Unionist Outreach in Craigavon
« on: November 25, 2021, 08:28:02 AM »
The Protestant Centre, whoops I mean Robinson Centre in East Belfast - named after Peter because of his generous financial donations to the justice system in Dundalk

Was Stevie Nolan not a frequenter of that facility?

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General discussion / Re: Unionist Outreach in Craigavon
« on: November 25, 2021, 08:03:09 AM »
ABC carrying on the proud legacy left by Craigavon Borough Council…

https://www.armaghi.com/news/lurgan-news/lurgan-hurling-club-sean-traceys-member-to-take-legal-action-against-council-over-use-of-gaa-pitch/150092

The sad thing is, after all the work Sean Traceys put in to get this area suitable for GAA, it's actually Lurgan Celtic who are forcing the change.  Lurgan is not short of community football pitches.

Antrim Borough Council being just as inclusive….

https://www.irishnews.com/news/northernirelandnews/2021/11/24/news/criticism-after-antrim-athletics-venue-renamed-centenary-stadium-2517122/

Sad. Reaching out the hand of friendship once again.

New Leisure Centre in Newtownards called the "Blair Mayne Wellbeing and Leisure Complex"..

Do you think it's because he played rugby for Ireland like a few others from the area?

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: November 24, 2021, 05:19:51 PM »
Any word of who else is involved in backroom team?
Dan
Eoin
Charlie pat

And relation Greg Blaney

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: November 24, 2021, 02:30:43 PM »
"HSE's Paul Reid: "If you take the adult population, only about 7% haven't got two vaccines. That's a
highly disproportionate number of people we have in hospital -
for 7% of the adult population to represent close to 55% of our ICU capacity"
"

If those figures are true then it tells you that vaccines are working but I think there's a general understanding that top ups and annual vaccines will become a regular occurrence..

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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: November 24, 2021, 01:08:58 PM »
That was a massive result for Man Uniteds season. Knock out champions league where anything can happen and things could look a whole lot differently in February. Importantly it means they also avoid Thursday night Europa League football.

Would they have got the same result under Solakjaer? The way things had slid I’m not sure they would have which is a part indictment on the players too. I don’t think anyone believes Carrick is the answer long term but if they get a decent result against Chelsea on Sunday he could well be in the managers chair for a bit longer yet.

This game had 0-0 written all over it till the VR keeper decided to give the ball to a lad being marked...

Lucky is all I'm saying.


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