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General discussion / Re: A5 WTC (New Road from Aughnacloy to Derry)
« on: January 26, 2023, 07:04:58 PM »
I often wondered why  Britain took Tyrone and Fermanagh.  Both counties had  nationalist majorities 100 years ago,  and A lot of the land  in both counties  is quite poor, is it not?  And frig me , some parts of both counties are wild, desolate hellholes. Both counties  were probably more trouble than they were worth , especially when it came  to policing  their borders with the south.  Tyrone had a natural border with Armagh  (blackwater) and with Lough Neagh. Easier patrolled there so it was

 I can understand taking  Derry , as Britain would still have  Derry port/Lough foyle and access to the  North Atlantic
I think they needed a minimum size for long term viability and the Taig population was less than 1/3 and everything would always be the same

Yes , as you say ,  6 counties is a minimum size for long term  viability but  that will go out the window  if push come to shove and unionists would settle for less  to maintain their majority.  Thats Derry Fermanagh and Tyrone gone

When you look at the infrastructure map of the north , and unionismís  blatant  disregard for anything west of the bann , maybe they knew  their acre of ground  would have to narrow so they looked after their own corner of the field

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General discussion / Re: A5 WTC (New Road from Aughnacloy to Derry)
« on: January 26, 2023, 02:11:40 PM »
I often wondered why  Britain took Tyrone and Fermanagh.  Both counties had  nationalist majorities 100 years ago,  and A lot of the land  in both counties  is quite poor, is it not?  And frig me , some parts of both counties are wild, desolate hellholes. Both counties  were probably more trouble than they were worth , especially when it came  to policing  their borders with the south.  Tyrone had a natural border with Armagh  (blackwater) and with Lough Neagh. Easier patrolled there so it was

 I can understand taking  Derry , as Britain would still have  Derry port/Lough foyle and access to the  North Atlantic

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General discussion / Re: A5 WTC (New Road from Aughnacloy to Derry)
« on: January 25, 2023, 05:01:35 PM »
The Politicians and Silly Servants in charge of running NI are the most overpaid and underworked incompetent arseholes anywhere on planet earth.

A5
Casement
Dungiven Bypass
Westlink (M2/M3)
Omagh shared campus
RHI
Enniskillen Hospital
And on it goes... Millions upon millions wasted.

If everyone involved in those projects were transported to Antarctica would we notice they were gone?

Antarctica , another cold  house for nationalists

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General discussion / Re: Holidays
« on: January 25, 2023, 04:59:01 PM »
Out of interest,  how much would you likely pay for a week on  a Mediterranean cruise ?

Not my thing but herself  talks about it

For a couple, I'd say you'd be looking at in the region of 3k.  Obviously, there's different standards of cruises, I reckon the likes of Royal Carribbean or MSC would be in the 3k range for a couple, add in 2 or 3 kids and you wouldn't be long getting to 5k for a week. You also need to consider cost of flights to get to the ship in the first place.  Definitely not the cheapest of holidays.

Frig that , a couple of nights  in bundoran will do her rightly  ;D

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General discussion / Re: A5 WTC (New Road from Aughnacloy to Derry)
« on: January 25, 2023, 02:41:34 PM »
Armagh is the  only city in Ireland  not served by a railway. And I honestly donít see that ever changing  as that would entail just  extending the line from portadown., then stopping.  It would hardly extend  further to Keady, Monaghan etc

A line from portadown to Derry is  more likely (although still not likely) as a continuous line, through dungannon, omagh etc .

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General discussion / Re: On this day.
« on: January 25, 2023, 11:20:37 AM »
28 years ago



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General discussion / Re: Holidays
« on: January 24, 2023, 09:23:39 PM »
Out of interest,  how much would you likely pay for a week on  a Mediterranean cruise ?

Not my thing but herself  talks about it

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General discussion / Re: Holidays
« on: January 24, 2023, 09:21:41 PM »
Anyone here done the ring of Kerry cycle? Looking to it & a week down in Kerry for holidays. But donít see any date for the 2023 ring of Kerry cycle event. Think itís usually July time?

Iíve alwsys had a notion of  taking the train to Kerry and cycling the Dingle peninsula (Beara too).   The views and beaches  are stunning.  Some good beaches on the ring too but always  was more drawn to Dingle. Maybe some day

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GAA Discussion / Re: Should An Glenn object?
« on: January 24, 2023, 01:17:56 PM »
Part of the problem is  that players donít remain on the sideline  until a player comes off.  A lot of the  time itís like the old days  where players ran on with a slip of paper to the ref  before a player slinks off

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GAA Discussion / Re: Should An Glenn object?
« on: January 24, 2023, 12:23:08 PM »
Tough one!

Can anyone give me an example of this having happened before?  In that they (Croke Park) have agreed to a replay after steps climbed, speeches made, trophies presented, songs sung etc?

I think it unlikely.  That said, Glen do have the right to ask/appeal!

Big fat fine me thinks!

Meath Antrim  hurlers replayed 3 or  4 years ago after a scoring error

Meath collected the cup  and match was replayed a week or two later. Meath won again

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General discussion / Re: The Late Late show
« on: January 23, 2023, 11:08:28 PM »
Is Tommy gonna be finished now after latest news?
Tommy has already survived through a dozen Spanish Inquisitions,  what has he done now?

Racist joke. Sponsor pulled out of RTE over it.
A very poor joke to boot.
I have just read it and yes it was a pŪss poor joke as well as being racist, he should've followed his daughter's advice and dropped it. It's not so much as the joke being racially offensive but its woke up effect on the  rabid Irish anti-immigrant racist slime  who bombarded the Afro ethnic complainant with a barrage of racist slurs and the incident was commandeered into an altogether different murky racist context. I read that Tommy (genuinely) apologized relatively quickly without reservation. Probably the first time he has apologized for any of his edgy banter which crossed lines with a bullet on previous occasions.

Any link to what he  said?

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General discussion / Re: The official Everton FC Supporters thread
« on: January 23, 2023, 06:27:03 PM »
See Moyles name touted. Rooney too. No mention of Big Sam yet.

Chris?

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General discussion / Re: The Late Late show
« on: January 21, 2023, 08:17:01 PM »
Jesus that interview with Lee just ended abruptly.

Agreed, up to that point I thought it was very good.  He was very open and honest that possibly the commitment of county football may have been at the expense of his own personal / work career and is realising now that this now must take priority.  At the end of the day we will all go for a mortgage and at that stage playing for your county and the number of medals you won is irrelevant.

Was an average enough interview.  Tubridy  just canít interview  sports people.  Hand Keegan a spot on Tommy Tiernans  show and weíll see a proper interview
I thought it was good. Let Lee chat away and say his piece, and he spoke well. What did he not ask?

Could he  have  mentioned it any more times  that Keegan didnít win an  All Ireland? . He also asked about whether heíd  like to do punditry , when heís been doing it for a year or two already

Tubridy  isnít a sports fan and it clearly shows.

I suppose since Tommy Tiernan  has had some great interviews  in recent times ,  anything else seems quite bland and mundane by comparison

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General discussion / Re: The Late Late show
« on: January 21, 2023, 03:44:00 PM »
Jesus that interview with Lee just ended abruptly.

Agreed, up to that point I thought it was very good.  He was very open and honest that possibly the commitment of county football may have been at the expense of his own personal / work career and is realising now that this now must take priority.  At the end of the day we will all go for a mortgage and at that stage playing for your county and the number of medals you won is irrelevant.

Was an average enough interview.  Tubridy  just canít interview  sports people.  Hand Keegan a spot on Tommy Tiernans  show and weíll see a proper interview

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General discussion / Re: Singers Who Don't Sing Live
« on: January 20, 2023, 11:59:01 AM »
Taylor Swift. I was in Croke Park at a meeting when they were doing sound checks for her last gig there.

I was told by officials there that she sings "live-ish".

I was aghast - but I was told the young wans don't care. They are just there to 'make memories'

I'm old  :(

The  window cleaner came round last week  and pretended to clean our windows .  I paid him full whack as usual.  He stayed for an hour and we talked football , he  ate our buns and drank our tae. Still canít see out the  windows but  was a great afternoons craic . Ah the memories

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