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General discussion / Re: The Open 2017
« on: Today at 07:26:22 PM »
Best bet was Rory not making the cut

Having a good back 9. The conditions are so benign though he should be taking full advantage. Hopefully he can get his act together for tomorrow

Watched first couple and he looks like he doesn't believe in himself

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General discussion / Re: The Open 2017
« on: Today at 07:10:09 PM »
Best bet was Rory not making the cut

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Antrim / Re: ANTRIM HURLING
« on: Today at 06:42:31 PM »
Do they deserve their jersey after one game?

Plenty giving off about no manager wanting to take the team here and with sound advice on how we could improve, but not actually willing to put their names forward and then blame the county board! Strange
At what point do they earn their jersey, has this ever been clarified? Is there a minimum reward a county player can expect? Did the players take to the pitch last night to lose the game? Were they perhaps ill prepared?
Had training begun 10 weeks ago would the panel have attended where possible? I believe they would have as their record of attendance through all the age groups would back that up. Investing personal time and expense wanting nothing more in return than some county gear for their efforts. Any of the old farts that cant get over this need to finally realise once and for all that this is the No.1 motivator.
IMO we tripped over our arrogance yet again believing we would get over the line in Ulster and see if we could put up a performance against Kilkenny. Meanwhile Colly McGurk hadn't been taking things so lightly with his lads out playing us all over the field and deserving winners. Nor did Colly sit back and wait for an U21 manager to put his hand up, perhaps he saw some merit in maintaining development standards in the short term at least.
So this rumoured threat of sanction to the panellists who did not return their jerseys having been told to take them by the team management I find truly baffling. As a county we got what we deserved, is this the fault of the players?
Why does the CB continually seek to alienate this generation of players while failing them on so many levels. There was a Mexican army eventually looking after the U17/minors when it became apparent there was a whiff of success about them, no corners would be cut here. Mentors all jumping aboard knowing it would be a fairly easy ride. At the same time if its a less productive group the usual 2 man management team would be expected to just get through it and do what you can fobbing the players off when the embarrassing questions about gear start to arise. I personally found this one of the most annoying things I had to deal with as a development squad mentor ie. a fairly chunky disincentive for anyone to be volunteering to take these groups.

By all accounts here it seems they just turned up, no training no selection process no manager! Play a match and complain about not getting a jersey ? Is that what we are talking about?

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Antrim / Re: ANTRIM HURLING
« on: Today at 02:30:13 PM »
Do they deserve their jersey after one game?

Plenty giving off about no manager wanting to take the team here and with sound advice on how we could improve, but not actually willing to put their names forward and then blame the county board! Strange

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I'm with Dennis Bradleys opinion about Nolan. This place needs a different type of dialogue to drag people beyond the themuns and usuns positions many hold on to.

A david Dunsieth type?

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General discussion / Re: Stephen Nolan's 500k BBC Salary last year!
« on: July 19, 2017, 07:00:04 PM »
He did some sort of a program a few years ago when he came Dine Site. I thought he came across as a complete and utter tool - fcuk sake - he was acting as if he was Columbus exploring Amerikay.
He captured perfectly the generic greater Belfast Protestant/Unionist who not only think Ireland is a different country but is also part of a different dimension. These plonkers have seldom if at all set foot in "Ireland" except maybe to go to Dublin for a shopping trip or a weekend in Donegal. It's mind boggling how ignorant they are of the land mass on which they live

Plenty of Americans don't have a Passport or rarely leave their state... I'm sure plenty French and Spanish have no need to leave their land mass either!

Plenty of Americans would drive the distance from Belfast to the border to go to the shop.

Still don't leave their state though! Just filled car their now, 20 dollors!!

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General discussion / Re: Stephen Nolan's 500k BBC Salary last year!
« on: July 19, 2017, 06:29:02 PM »
He did some sort of a program a few years ago when he came Dine Site. I thought he came across as a complete and utter tool - fcuk sake - he was acting as if he was Columbus exploring Amerikay.
He captured perfectly the generic greater Belfast Protestant/Unionist who not only think Ireland is a different country but is also part of a different dimension. These plonkers have seldom if at all set foot in "Ireland" except maybe to go to Dublin for a shopping trip or a weekend in Donegal. It's mind boggling how ignorant they are of the land mass on which they live

Plenty of Americans don't have a Passport or rarely leave their state... I'm sure plenty French and Spanish have no need to leave their land mass either!

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General discussion / Re: Stephen Nolan's 500k BBC Salary last year!
« on: July 19, 2017, 06:26:41 PM »
I always laugh when I see the pay for our 'top stars'. I see some terrible broadcasters on the RTE list and the talk is that they get that because they are the best. But honestly I ask you in terms of BBC NI and RTE who is after these people.
Like Tubridy (495,000) and Joe Duffy (416,000) are on serious dosh here but if RTE said F off and we are cutting your wages they wouldn't have much places to go. TV3 can't afford them. The commercial radio stations don't have the cash either.

When I watch Nolan he seems a good man to get a row going but then can't really bring it down apart from being overbearing. I wouldn't rate him at all.
On an aside I am surprised Graham Norton is not on more. He is one lad who literally would have his pick of jobs.

Norton has one regular show and the Eurovision Song Contest where like his Irish predecessor bigged up his country... GB and he's on twice the wage

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: July 19, 2017, 06:20:26 PM »
Saw that table on facebook, some ridiculous comments on it as well.

The figure for Antrim was 551,973 over 9 years (07 - 15).
Thats slightly over 60k per year - might just about cover 2 full time coaches so while its a big number, it won't go very far.

Still more than other counties no? Other counties that have done better let's say in juvenile or school

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General discussion / Re: The Open 2017
« on: July 19, 2017, 02:17:25 PM »
typical shite as usual!

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General discussion / Re: Stephen Nolan's 500k BBC Salary last year!
« on: July 19, 2017, 02:15:42 PM »
Taxed accordingly also and lives here.... never watch or listen to the man that much, seems like a wind up merchant, getting people to bite, i must be on this forum  ;)

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General discussion / Re: Stephen Nolan's 500k BBC Salary last year!
« on: July 19, 2017, 02:02:01 PM »
Stephen does three shows and gets paid accordingly... stupid fuss over nothing

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: July 18, 2017, 10:37:45 PM »
I haven't seen anywhere or heard anything from GAA folk that building Casement in Belfast will make us a better county, all I want is for Us to be able to use the dam place!!

Noticed some GAA funding over the years given to counties, Dublin top, no surprise but Antrim were lying fourth !! What have we achieved with that?  This was dated from 2007 till 2015 (I think)

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: July 16, 2017, 11:35:17 PM »
I know all these margins are small but looking back at the league, we gave Armagh one of their hardest challenges of all in a no holds barred game. Genuinely could have gone either way. Now after exiting the Ulster championship at the first stage, as did we, they are in the final round of qualifiers with an All Ireland Quarter Final a realistic possibility while our senior footballers are kicking their heels waiting 7 months for a meaningful game. Small margins, big impact.

League games in the NFL won't represent how you play in championship.... leagues are playing, championships are for winning! Armagh had decent draws after exciting Ulster also

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: July 16, 2017, 09:26:23 PM »
Milltown Row is as Irish as any of us, including Ruth Dudley Edwards.

And you're as Irish as Ian og

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