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GAA Discussion / Re: Derry V Donegal Ulster final 2022
« on: May 20, 2022, 05:30:30 PM »
I couldn't get tickets so far either. I don't care about going but my father has watched Derry for over 50 years. The annoying thing is that my local club don't make it easy to become a member. They don't seem to go around doors selling membership like they used to do. I think the game should have been in Croke Park

You renew your membership on line,  using  foireann / returnto play

General discussion / Re: Holidays
« on: May 17, 2022, 11:50:59 AM »
Same as above really I'd say bring a few disposable BBQ's as they have an area out the back for it.

Not sure if you have to book the swimming pool but it's first class and make sure you don't miss out.

Depends on the kids ages what to book really. There's a pedal boat job if they're young or a kayak if a bit older which are good craic. It's first class you should really enjoy it.

I'm not sure on the prices for the week but I heard its expensive, Would the camps in France be similar in price or more expensive? No offence to Longford and its surrounding areas which are lovely but weather wise and campsites I'd rather pay that bit extra.. The price for a family of 4 in July is nearly £3000 at Centrepark in Longford

That seems expensive of the activities and food is extra.
Booked a week all inclusive in Turkey, July peak season £4500. Huge big resort waterpark etc.

I punched in the dates and that's what came up, I'm only saying this because as a family if you asked my adult kids now if they look back at their best holidays it was the parcs in France/Spain/Italy even better than the clatter of Disney hols,  we did them for 2 weeks, Longford are looking nearly £3000 for a week!

Centreparcs in Europe were generally cheaper than UK , maybe had less activities available. But Uk+ Longford are exorbitant

Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: May 14, 2022, 03:44:08 PM »
Teachers are not what they use to be.

Most definitely agree with this. Then again they are probably under more pressure than before. Should counties not take control of coaching in these schools? I think St Mary's Magherafelt have a full time GAA coach - not sure who pays for it. It's resulted in a big upturn in their fortunes - albeit they were always competitive.
St.Marys is a voluntary grammar , manages its own budget , charges a capital fee, pays for coaching expertise,  DOF .

General discussion / Re: 6 County Assembly Elections - 5th May 2022
« on: May 10, 2022, 01:45:50 PM »
Emerson's account seems plausible. However, the problem is the malign presence of the Boris regime. A half responsible government in London would make a few changes, maybe harmonise some food standards, then allow the DUP sell this as a win so that they can go into the Executive. But this London government is not even half responsible.
The EU aren't going to tolerate shite from London in the middle of a war.
Reasonable changes will be entertained.
the annoying thing about the protocol is that 90% of the people giving out havent a clue what it is. Best case scenario is the EU makes some immaterial changes, let the Unionists sell it as a big win and the protocol remains

I have seen graffiti saying "Trigger article 16".

The person inclined to write graffiti on a gable wall isn't the kind of person inclined to read an international treaty, let alone understand it.

Tricky enough spelling that , for those inclined to partake !

General discussion / Re: 6 County Assembly Elections - 5th May 2022
« on: May 08, 2022, 06:44:59 PM »
While it's a good election result for Sinn Fein, it doesn't bring a border poll success any closer. The problem is that there is a much greater chance of a successful border poll if it isn't led by Sinn Fein. The numbers breakdown is approx 40-20-40 and the middle ground is where it will be won and lost. That together with the 33% of current non voters. Unionist politicians have done almost everything in their power to alienate the 20% middle ground with their decisions in recent years but there is still a lot of ground work to be done to convince a sufficient amount of these same Alliance voters to vote to change the status quo. This will be won and lost mostly on economics, health, education and the day to day stuff that matter to people. Therefore it is more important that SDLP or other shades of civic nationalism gets behind the preparatory work. Sinn Fein support for a UI is a given in the same way that DUP/TUV is a given on the unionist side.

The key to moving forward is as you rightly say , 'the preparatoty work' . What will a UI look like, its implications for our unionist neighbours,  how will their identity be perserved , will there be a NI assembly , leading to full integration down the line.
Unlike Brexit, these points all  need addressed   thought through and agreed , so no one is left in an uncertain future.
All parties need to look forward to discussing at all level of the politic.

GAA Discussion / Re: All Ireland u17 & u20 2022
« on: May 08, 2022, 02:39:12 PM »
an absolute exhibition from Canavan Og .....
Unbelievable ability

General discussion / Re: 6 County Assembly Elections - 5th May 2022
« on: May 07, 2022, 09:48:48 PM »

Candidate   Party   Votes          Vote (%)   Change (%)

Jeffrey M. Donaldson    DUP           19,586   43.1   -16.4
Sorcha Eastwood    Alliance   13,087   28.8   17.7
Robbie Butler            UUP             8,606   19.0   2.2
Ally Haydock *           SDLP             1,758   3.9   -3.7
Gary McCleave *   SF             1,098   2.4   -1.1
Gary Hynds *           Con                955   2.1   1.1
Alan Love *           UKIP                315     0.7   0.7

Bit of a risk here if Jeffery joins the assemble forcing a bi-election going on the 2019 results above.

FPTP election is the time to get behind alliance in such a constituency, still pissed though that places like Lagan valley and strangford are not represented by a nationalist and upper bann has only one SF MLA instead of 2

In LV , Pat Catney pissed off alot of people, with his behaviour by embrassing the local GAA club. Honeyford from Alliance , has a good GAA profile, with his club in Glenavy, so had a better impact.

General discussion / Re: 6 County Assembly Elections - 5th May 2022
« on: May 05, 2022, 10:25:35 PM »
NI average around 55% ,  with belfast having higher turn out than rural constituencies

General discussion / Re: 6 County Assembly Elections - 5th May 2022
« on: May 05, 2022, 09:30:17 PM »
Turnout will be interesting.

Noticed at ballot box station ( poster) in South Belfast , that over 620 out of 1015 had voted by 5pm and it was busy enough at 7pm !

General discussion / Re: 6 County Assembly Elections - 5th May 2022
« on: May 04, 2022, 09:35:42 PM »
So the Tories have shafted the DUP again.. On the night before the election you couldn’t write it lol

Whats this Red

« on: May 04, 2022, 07:38:20 PM »
So-called ref accused him of using foul and abusive language towards him. I was there. I didn't hear it.

Did no official ref turn up ?
Was the stand in  a qualified ref ?
Did the teams toss for the role ?
If there was no coin toss, it wouldnt stand .
The ' unofficial ' ref can only report the score .

General discussion / Re: Mass
« on: May 04, 2022, 07:32:48 PM »
Eldest lad had confirmation on Friday past.

Arrived at the chapel for 5.45pm as requested. Service lasted from 6-7.45pm then there were a few group photos.

So because the priest wanted to ensure that everyone got the full ultra-repetitive mass experience as well as the full confirmation experience, all our young families and elderly grandparents were forced to  sit, bored out of their f**king minds, for over two hours.

When someone reviews the demise of the Catholic Church in 50 years time, they’ll have an easy synopsis to “reveal”: once the Information Age wiped out all the bad eggs in the priest hood, the only ones left behind were those so utterly committed to the catholic mass, that they were unable see its very make up was driving people people away in masses.

Why get your wain confirmed. Mini wedding ?

To be honest with you, if I thought the wife would eventually forgive me, I’d excuse the rest of the litter from this ordeal.

Lol. Fair enough. I stopped going to mass bar maybe Easter and Xmas, love it Xmas Eve.

I wuold pick bits and pieces of morals and ethics from different religions and none

Local primary school in Belfast , 600 kids , about 65% of RC faith background , 25 % other faiths, 10% no faith background .of the 65 % , less than 5% go to the chapel on Sunday.
The church is bucked.
Confession is generally by appointment ! Like ...what a way to put people off !
If sacraments werent in school, it would be all over !

General discussion / Re: Tea
« on: May 03, 2022, 11:29:39 PM »
Tea had no true significance  for hundreds of years and then Bang, along comes chocolate digestive’s. Throw a TV into the mix and I’m set for the evening.

Hard to beat

GAA Discussion / Re: An Foireann/Registration number
« on: May 03, 2022, 07:33:59 AM »

Click Profile

7 digit number at top of page is your membership no.

GAA Discussion / Re: Sam Maguire Qualifiers 2022
« on: May 01, 2022, 09:20:12 PM »
Can a team meet each other
Eg - Tyrone v Derry again

Its an open draw !

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