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General discussion / Re: Manchester Arena
« Last post by smelmoth on Today at 10:27:31 PM »
Omagh!!!!!
The Murder Gang apologists on here reckon that Omagh was another great blow for Irish freedom like Birmingham and Warrington

If only all the Irish had rolled over like the Pale.

You might want to reconsider that post. It reads as if you're saying Omagh, Birminghan and Warrington were heroic acts of resistance. I'm sure that's not what you mean.
Orion is permanently confused. I wouldnt send him to the shop for bananas

I'm just a proud Irishman, who likes to point out that the IRA didn't start the troubles. In fact, the troubles started in the 16th century.

Am I understanding correctly that your response to the question about whether you meant to portray Omagh as an example of not "rolling over" is that you're a proud Irishman?

I didn't think your question didn't required a response. Omagh, Birmingham and Warrington were acts of war. I've no idea what cause the Manchester Arena bomber thought he would achieve.

That would make all 3 war crimes and the bombers war criminals. How does that help your argument??

What was the military target in Birmingham?

What was the war objective at Omagh??

This will be good
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General discussion / Re: Manchester Arena
« Last post by Hardy on Today at 10:25:11 PM »
Acts of war? Are you for real? What role was Tim Parry, for instance, playing in this "war"? How is his murder different to those of the kids killed in Manchester?


How did the Omagh massacre contribute to the cause of any participants in this "war"?
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GAA Discussion / Re: Benny Flynn
« Last post by Il Bomber Destro on Today at 10:24:25 PM »
That's a really comprehensive breakdown of the failings of this Mayo team over the last few years and it makes dull reading. But unfortunately like everything the author posts on this site its based on absolute nonsense. I wont even waste my time breaking it down line by line as I've learned from experience when you get in a debate with an idiot.... well you know the rest

What I would love to see thou is the same analysis conducted on any county and their star players. Like can anyone tell us why Mattie Donnelly or Peter Harte have consistently failed to deliver for Tyrone on the big days. We hear they've upped there game the last 2 years but yet are still falling short . What about Sean Kavanagh. Have the All Ireland's gone to his head as he hasn't performed on a big day since 2008.  What about Sligo. Whats Adrian Marrens problem when he plays the big games. Damien Comer for Galway, useless when it really matters. Conor McManus..... anyone. The list goes on because in reality according to whats called analysis from some posters here over the last 7 or 8 years outside of Dublin very few players can actually say they have consistently delivered on the big days.

Its amazing how Aiden O'Shea's games against Donegal 2013, Tyrone 2013, Kerry x2 2014, Cork 2014 and a lot of other decent performances in between are forgotten about. Just wiped from the memory because these days are not big enough for some. For anyone to claim he has not worked on his game over the last few years obviously has not watched him and is just basing opinions on what they see  on social media.

I would accept that Mayo could get more out of Aiden O'Shea but imo this is a management problem. O'Shea himself no matter where he is played gives it everything. Yes he might struggle when double marked by a team like Dublin, but who wouldn't. Even the great Michael Murphy has the same problem.
What is it going to take for the begrudgers to lay of the man for a while. Will one All Ireland do it. Probably not. I can see it already, One All Ireland wonder. Sure he was useless in all the rest.
Lad you can dress it up what ever way want but you are probably one of the finest examples of what people call Irish begrudgery

Exactly the type of ostrich behaviour I'm talking about. No matter how valid, invalid, fair or unfair the criticism of O'Shea is, in your eyes it's irrelevant - O'Shea cannot be criticised.

My post above might be stinging but it's true. I pointed out to Harte and Donnelly as they were two players who had loads of talent but were wildly inconsistent and were not delivering on their potential. Both of them would have came into a lot of criticism from their own and are now our two most valuable players, they are the leaders in this team - much like O'Shea should be with Mayo, except he's not.

When I see Mayo play, the guys who stand out are the likes of Keegan, Andy Moran, Kevin McLoughlin, Durcan, Parsons - they are the leaders of them - not O'Shea. O'Shea falls into the riff raff of the team, if a players of his potential was not delivering as well as he could be with Dublin, Kerry or even with Tyrone he would be on the end of a lot of internal criticism. I'd imagine Kyle Coney or Tommy Walsh would have demigod status in Mayo if they played there.

He should be delivering a lot more than he is for Mayo and if he does they'll probably go at do it. But until then and as long as he's arsing about indulging his ego and media profile, the criticism is fair.
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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« Last post by The Stallion on Today at 10:21:34 PM »
Mourinho has done well so far with Utd. He has probably been manager of the season for me.
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General discussion / Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« Last post by Main Street on Today at 10:15:25 PM »
Growing up I was a Dundalk fan and went to their games. I just like Celtic and the Celtic ethos, I'm not what you'd call a fan but the fellow traveller connection goes back as far as I can remember.
Most everybody else in my 6th class at a Dublin national school which I attended, supported Leeds Utd at the time. They were the fashion in Ireland then.
I was a lone voice of fervor for Celtic in the days before the epic European cup semi final, Celtic v Leeds. The morning after the Hampden pk victory,  I came late to school and took my time strolling across the football field which the classrooms faced out onto, with a huge feckin' tricolor draped over my shoulders as a cape. My mother had sewn one together in 1966 to hang outside our house. It was faded but served with honor in what turned out to be its last call of duty.
The Head was amused and bemused at the same time.
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Hurling Discussion / Re: Hurling Championship 2017
« Last post by shark on Today at 10:05:37 PM »
There are good sound hurling people in both Offaly and Westmeath who would have no time for that type of shite. Neither county has a big population and is fairly evenly split between football and hurling. Its amazing that Offaly achieved what they did in the 80s and 90s. I recall one game where they were down 9 points against Kilkenny, came back to draw and won the replay by 9
its two thirds football in westmeath I'd say
only 15 adult hurling clubs

True. Geographically it's close to 50/50, but the hurling areas are more sparsely populated. Plus roughly 1/3 of the population lives in Athlone area where hurling is almost non existent.
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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« Last post by Cunny Funt on Today at 10:01:35 PM »
Mourinho was brought in last summer to bring the club back to the champions league and to win trophies job done in season one. Darmian who i wasn't convinced about was probably MOTM tonight Smalling solid also. Never seen so many on crutches picking up their medals.
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General discussion / Re: Manchester Arena
« Last post by Orior on Today at 09:58:23 PM »
Omagh!!!!!
The Murder Gang apologists on here reckon that Omagh was another great blow for Irish freedom like Birmingham and Warrington

If only all the Irish had rolled over like the Pale.

You might want to reconsider that post. It reads as if you're saying Omagh, Birminghan and Warrington were heroic acts of resistance. I'm sure that's not what you mean.
Orion is permanently confused. I wouldnt send him to the shop for bananas

I'm just a proud Irishman, who likes to point out that the IRA didn't start the troubles. In fact, the troubles started in the 16th century.

Am I understanding correctly that your response to the question about whether you meant to portray Omagh as an example of not "rolling over" is that you're a proud Irishman?

I didn't think your question didn't required a response. Omagh, Birmingham and Warrington were acts of war. I've no idea what cause the Manchester Arena bomber thought he would achieve.
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General discussion / Re: Dogs
« Last post by The Iceman on Today at 09:54:10 PM »
The problem with those dogs is the hair lost. terriers like the welsh, Airedale, wire fox, Lakeland etc do not cast hair and therefore there is little odour left in the house as the dogs hair is not falling off into the house. father had terriers and as result I have had them since the kids were born. Like all dogs never leave with a child unsupervised regardless of how well you think you know them. Did you know that a child's crying is like the squeal of an animal that is being killed and can actually increase the pack mentality in a dog, sometimes contributing to it attacking, regardless of how tame it has been in the past.

It still amazes me how little research people put into dogs before getting one. What amazes more is that they treat the dog like a person and whats worst they teach no rules nor boundaries to the dog, basically fecking the dog up, and when the dog is running amuck blame the dog as uncontrollable. I remember a work colleague who has a bull dog, strong brute, she complained of it dragging her everywhere when she walked it, pulling the arms off her. I asked her to bring the dog in and within ten minutes on the correct lead and tone of voice and correct correctional touches I had it walking on a loose lead tight bedside my leg, with me in control with a slight touch of the lead. Showed her how to do it and then practised it with her. Three weeks later she has lost control. Ah but it was the dogs fault.
I thought the airedale was notorious for shedding  - not one of the worst? maybe i'm confused about them aye
From dogtime.com:
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The Airedale Terrier is not known for extreme shedding, but he does shed certain times of the year. Regular brushing keeps the coat in good condition (once or twice a week), and periodic bathing as needed (over-bathing is not recommended, as this softens the coarse terrier coat).
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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« Last post by Milltown Row2 on Today at 09:53:45 PM »
In fairness Jose got it bang on tonight. Controlled the game from start to finish. This season has got to be considered a success.

Wasn't great.... would be hoping for the defence to tighten up and Utd to improve on their attacking play, yes controlling a game is needed but winning the league would require some surgery
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