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Armagh / Re: Armagh Club football & hurling
« on: September 23, 2018, 01:10:27 PM »
Is it going to be Ballymacnabs year?

I predict the cup will be in Ballymacnab, about 10 minutes before it arrives in Newtown.

And then another 8 minutes to Cullyhanna....

You are going in the right direction. What's next, 7 mins to a giant beacon on Carron Hill?

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Armagh / Re: The Armagh Harps Thread
« on: September 23, 2018, 12:42:27 PM »


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Armagh / Re: Armagh Club football & hurling
« on: September 23, 2018, 12:41:09 PM »
Is it going to be Ballymacnabs year?

I predict the cup will be in Ballymacnab, about 10 minutes before it arrives in Newtown.

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Armagh / Re: Armagh Club football & hurling
« on: September 22, 2018, 10:25:23 PM »
Good effort tonight, but Cullyhanna might not provide as much space to allow for getting 2-22.

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: September 22, 2018, 12:25:33 AM »
What an opportunity being gifted to the north by remaining in the EU, a foot in both camps, would be a massive cash and employment boost for the 6 counties.  The DUP headcases are happy for their electorate to languish in the current backwater to maintain the status quo.  The whole thing really is seriously depressing, unbelievable.

I think it will happen despite the DUP. They will be dropped from a large height at the 11th hour.

On the 11th night, perhaps.

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: September 21, 2018, 04:19:58 PM »
Why not put it to the people of the North of Ireland in a referendum on wether they wish to remain as part of the EU Customs Union?

Because Scotland would be on the phone in a shot looking for the same.

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General discussion / Re: Things that make you go What the F**k?
« on: September 20, 2018, 12:49:17 AM »
Somebody will get a kick in the arse for this

Airline can't spell own name



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GAA Discussion / Re: Time to Split Dublin
« on: September 18, 2018, 06:44:27 PM »
A couple of questions - what’s a “normal” county and are you saying that the likes of Kerry, Mayo, Tyrone etc will never be able to compete with Dublin again?

A normal county is one within striking distance of the average population and where football is fairly popular, rather than only hurling.
Some of these counties will compete with Dublin some years, but that doesn't change the unfairness of the situation.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Time to Split Dublin
« on: September 18, 2018, 06:05:36 PM »
Adults playing football, stripping out the non-Dubs playing in Dublin, would be a better comparison. We'd still have the most, but the discrepancy wouldnt be near as high.

That's because Dublin clubs are a ridiculous size.


Comparing professional sports is actually a terrible comparison. Players can freely move clubs in professional sports therefore neutralising the population discrepancy.

yes and no. Big teams buy big players and these are in big cities in general.

How about amalgamating counties who feel they can’t compete?

There are a range of counties of very broadly the same size; Kerry, Mayo, Meath, Tyrone etc  and there are some a bit smaller who compete well at times, like Monaghan or Offaly, and a few whose small population makes it difficult. If the smaller counties wish to combine there is a case for this. But they mostly affect themselves. Having one ridiculously big county undermines competition in the normal counties in a way that a few small counties do not.

But all this stuff about soccer and small counties does nothing to support Dublin's position, stop trying to divert debate .

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GAA Discussion / Re: Time to Split Dublin
« on: September 18, 2018, 02:20:09 PM »
The basic point here is that an increasing population requires the State to sub divide counties in Dublin.  Are those who defend Dublin arguing that the GAA should simply ignore an increasing population imbalance, no matter how great it becomes?
You'd have a point if population was directly correlative with performance.

Soccer?
Hurling?
Rugby?

Maybe it's only football. Yep, split Dublin so.

Population is not entirely correlative with performance, but a big pick beats a smaller pick over time.

But since you mention soccer. There are 10 "premier" league of Ireland teams, 3 of these are in Dublin, which is approximately proportionate.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Time to Split Dublin
« on: September 18, 2018, 12:52:04 PM »
The basic point here is that an increasing population requires the State to sub divide counties in Dublin.  Are those who defend Dublin arguing that the GAA should simply ignore an increasing population imbalance, no matter how great it becomes?

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General discussion / Re: Christmas markets in Europe
« on: September 17, 2018, 09:01:44 PM »
Vienna was class
It means nothing to me

I once had a dream about that back when I was younger. The song was playing and the news man announced the world was going to end and there was a white light and an explosion. Was surreal
That must have been scary. It is still a cracking song

But kept from British No 1. by that classic of the 1980s "Shaddap You Face".

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General discussion / Re: Christmas markets in Europe
« on: September 17, 2018, 08:31:27 PM »
Vienna was class
It means nothing to me

I once had a dream about that back when I was younger. The song was playing and the news man announced the world was going to end and there was a white light and an explosion. Was surreal

Sure when you were young it probably was an explosion.

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: September 17, 2018, 02:48:00 PM »
Isn't this just dumbing down the language around an Irish sea border? Open border on Ireland but customs officials doing their checks in British ports (British customs) before they reach Ireland. Will the DUP accept this?

Of course, they'll call them regulatory control officials, not customs men.

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