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General discussion / Re: Arlene's bigotry shines through
« Last post by Applesisapples on Today at 04:28:32 PM »
Mike Nesbitt was a beacon of light in the unionist world and tried to break away from the entrenched attitudes. And look what happened him.
No he didn't really, but that was because he was constrained. Unionists can legitimately expose a UK as we can a UI. I'd like to think that any future UI would give a place to loyalist icons and flags and identity in a way denied to the nationalist community at present.

Is that what it's all about though? Most nationalists in the North don't need a icon or flag to declare what or who they are. If you have to resort to that, well that explains a lot about you.
its about mutual respect
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Laois / Re: 2018 ACFL Division 1
« Last post by BallyroanAbu on Today at 04:21:04 PM »
more interested to see how the younger players are doing, we are going to need them. saunders at portlaoise is getting a run with the senior team, though frank Flanagan seems to be hurling. I thought he was good last year playing with laois. Barry at o dempseys seems to scoring well and it will be interesting to see how Coffey and Murphy do with Port.

courtwood seemed to have a few good lads as well.
Saunders looked a fine player last year. Is he with the under 20's?
Whelan of Ballyroan is another great prospect as are Coffey and Slevin. O'Flynn too.

It will be interesting to see how U20's go.  I just think they will find it extremely tough going with their preparation they were quite lucky as minors in the draw they received.  I am not a fan of potential show me what you got and then I will believe it.  So far for these chaps it really is a case of big fish in a small pool.
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GAA Discussion / Re: Attendances
« Last post by rosnarun on Today at 04:14:02 PM »
I was watching the Dublin club championship on TG4 last night . a very attractive looking double header with ballyboden ballymun, st bridgets and kilmacud   all playing and only a handful of people there . much less than a similar attraction in Mayo or most other counties I'd bet
there was a high level of football though the results were uneven and big names on all teams.
surely more could be done to promote this

Dragging Crokes & Boden over to Parnell Park for the game, would have a knock on effect on attendance. As would the games not being knock out anymore.
killmacud  to donnycarney  is is 13,4 K most country clubs would have people travelling further to training . we used to go 20k without the power of Dublin bus as well

Probably 500 sets of traffic lights in that city trip.
It's a short journey in distance but factor in the lights, traffic, reduced speed etc. and it is a long enough spin at any time. Unfortunately no decent venue on the southside bar O'Toole Park so their options are limited.

is that why Dublin refuse to play their home games there out in the sticks. it would suit country clubs like St Vincents though
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General discussion / Re: Arlene's bigotry shines through
« Last post by 6th sam on Today at 04:13:58 PM »
Mike Nesbitt was a beacon of light in the unionist world and tried to break away from the entrenched attitudes. And look what happened him.
No he didn't really, but that was because he was constrained. Unionists can legitimately expose a UK as we can a UI. I'd like to think that any future UI would give a place to loyalist icons and flags and identity in a way denied to the nationalist community at present.

I think we need to get away from flags. We should encourage and foster identity but discourage “ in your face” territory marking.
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General discussion / Re: Nicest Towns in Ireland
« Last post by Milltown Row2 on Today at 04:13:19 PM »
The Dodge was a different nightclub on the road down to Gaoth Dobhair GAA club in Magheragallon. It was Dodgy.

Long hair fellas with check shirts on and Lee jeans!
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General discussion / Re: Nicest Towns in Ireland
« Last post by hardstation on Today at 04:11:43 PM »
The Dodge was a different nightclub on the road down to Gaoth Dobhair GAA club in Magheragallon. It was Dodgy.
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GAA Discussion / Re: We need to talk about Diarmuid
« Last post by rosnarun on Today at 04:11:40 PM »
Could Connolly Tog for the hurlers yet!?
hes no keith higgins
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GAA Discussion / Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
« Last post by thebuzz on Today at 04:09:52 PM »
Mayo are better than any team they'll meet in the QFs.

Mayo are better than any team they'll meet in the qualifiers. However they can be caught cold at that time of the year and in my view rode their luck early on last year.
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Towns that i have been in (or passed through) that I consider shitholes:
Portadown
Newry
Limavady
Coleraine
Newbuildings
Clough
Much of east Belfast
Newtownhamilton

Newry? WTF have you got against Newry?! Nice people, nice town centre, canal towpaths being done up...
Newry is one of these places where every road into and out of it is covered in litter. The canal is stinking! Banbridge is a nicer town.

+1 on limavady,was wondering how long it would take for a mention.
Limavady is an awful town, it’s more the sectarian element than anything else. f**kers have nothing better to do than paint roundabouts and put flags on anything that doesn’t move!

Always quite liked Newry. Plenty about it and it's a decent night out. Canal is stinkin though right enough. Full of shopping trolleys and bikes.

I've swam that canal while doing its Triathlons! never hit any trolleys!!

You must have caught it on a good day. Past it every day for almost 2 years going to work. Stinkin

Its done about half a mile before the shopping centre, and its a popular race
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+1 on limavady,was wondering how long it would take for a mention.
On the topic of that area, Ballykelly is never out of the paper for Drugs, Fighting, Court appearances etc. It's a place I never be in but I won't be in any rush.
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