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GAA Discussion / Re: 'GAA Athletes for a No Vote'
« on: Today at 10:50:18 AM »
Mickey Harte is completely out of order here.

I don’t care how many all Irelands he was won, he has no right to present his merry band as in any way representative of the GAA.
I'd say it is a sign of how well the No side are going.
At least part of Ulster says no .

I would think that a lot of people have thought a lot about this particular issue and might be less amenable to celebrity intervention.

GAA Discussion / Re: 'GAA Athletes for a No Vote'
« on: Today at 08:12:54 AM »
Around 64% of the population is urban.
This is not going to help the no side

What makes it even worse is the crowd egging them on and the social media aspect.

General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: Today at 01:50:40 AM »

Theresa May could face a cabinet revolt on a customs union as peers prepare to inflict more defeats on the government over the EU withdrawal bill in a key week for the future of the UK’s relations with Europe.

Amid Brexiter threats of a leadership challenge, the former cabinet minister Nicky Morgan, who chairs the Treasury committee, said party rebels should be careful what they wished for.

“This sabre-rattling is not coming from the section of the party that I represent. It is coming from the pro-Brexit section of the party and is deeply unhelpful,” she said.

Government hopes of avoiding a hard border in Ireland either through technological innovation or regulatory alignment have been set back after they were rejected during preliminary negotiations in Brussels.

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That has led to speculation that May is preparing to concede on a customs union, which has been a red line since the prime minister’s conference speech in October 2016.

Reports over the weekend suggested a “wargaming” exercise into the consequences of a concession showed that not even leading Brexiters such as Michael Gove, the environment secretary, or Boris Johnson, the foreign secretary, would resign.


Brexit is very Joe Dolan

Reaching out to touch
But you're  not there
You're not real
Still I believe

GAA Discussion / Re: 'GAA Athletes for a No Vote'
« on: April 22, 2018, 08:22:35 PM »
I think it was 5000 abortions a year in England for the last 25 years.
125000 women with 125000 men is 250K or maybe 10% of the electorate

More interesting is how poor Walsh’s stats were. He’s never really became the player he was hyped to be.

Not yet
Let's see how he gets on on the dry ground

GAA Discussion / Re: 'GAA Athletes for a No Vote'
« on: April 22, 2018, 06:04:32 PM »
This group are being referred to as 'GAA athletes for a No vote' in multiple media reports now.
I doubt some reporter just decided to make up a name for them so I'd be curious to know who told them it was called that.

Tyrone manager Mickey Harte fronts GAA anti-abortion group

'The group, GAA Athletes for a No Vote, was launched in Dublin on Saturday.'
They could have called it Angelus fans or Dunnes shoppers for No but GAA has more cachet.
The GAA should come down heavy on this misuse of the Association's brand

General discussion / Re: Paddy Jackson apology
« on: April 22, 2018, 03:45:51 PM »

Joe Schmidt and the IRFU are anxious that either one of Leinster's back-up out-halves - Joey Carbery and Ross Byrne -
move to Ulster to replace the exiled Paddy Jackson. 

According to a report in The Sunday Times this morning, IRFU performance director David Nucifora visited the Leinster training centre to tell Leo Cullen that he needed to make a choice between keeping Byrne or Carbery.

GAA Discussion / Re: 'GAA Athletes for a No Vote'
« on: April 22, 2018, 11:40:48 AM »
Just checked there and the name of the group is "Gaelic Athletes for Life" rather than GAA athletes. A minor but significant difference tbf

‘GAA Athletes for a NO vote’

‘GAA Athletes for a NO vote’ has launched its campaign, in advance of the Referendum on the Eighth Amendment.

The Referendum will take place on Friday May 25, 2018.

‘GAA Athletes for a NO vote’ launched its campaign earlier today (Saturday, April 21), at Ballyfermot Sports Centre in Dublin.

The group said it also planned to issue a series of videos, featuring well-known GAA players over the coming month, in which the players will give their reasons for voting NO.

Today’s launch of ‘‘GAA Athletes for a NO vote’ was attended by: Joe Sheridan (Meath), Patrick Gallagher (Antrim), Aoife Cassidy (Derry, All Ireland Camogie winning captain), Anne-Marie McDonagh (Galway Ladies Football) and Micky Harte (Tyrone Manager).

A statement issued at the event said: “The mission statement in the GAA's Strategic Plan assures us that, ‘We actively seek to engage with and include all members of our society.’

“The GAA's vision is ‘that everyone be welcome to participate fully in our games and culture, that they thrive and develop their potential, and be inspired to keep a lifelong engagement with our Association.’

“Many young men and women are wondering how to vote. The GAA insists that there is a place for everybody in our Association, regardless of ability, or disability, regardless of background, regardless of race.

“We are an inclusive organisation. There is a space for everybody at our table. Sport is a place where people come together to test themselves, to strive for greatness, to fulfil their potential, and to express their unique gifts as part of a team.

Those are fairly muddy waters, at best.

Especially given Ireland outsources abortion to England
Big Joe and Co are defending an Ireland that does not exist 

GAA Discussion / Re: 'GAA Athletes for a No Vote'
« on: April 22, 2018, 07:19:15 AM »
It’s scary how quickly people point the “you aren’t part of us” finger when it suits them. Of course the GAA name shouldn’t be bought into this debate but neither should people from the north’s right to have a view on it. It’s our country too. Hardly any wonder partition was allowed to happen when you scrape the surface and see what the true colours of how partitionist some people from the south actually are. Regardless of the abortion debate it’s depressing how some people from the south view the north of this country.
It is.
As if the border is stronger than history and culture.
Nationalism works by emphasising the group and differentiating it from outsiders. The Roi has unfinished business in the North so excluding part of the nation does not work.

GAA Discussion / Re: 'GAA Athletes for a No Vote'
« on: April 22, 2018, 06:35:13 AM »
Is Mickey Harte catholic?

GAA Discussion / Re: 'GAA Athletes for a No Vote'
« on: April 21, 2018, 10:18:32 PM »
Mickey Harte: voters must chose between ‘culture of death and culture of life’

A group of GAA figures launched the GAA Athletes for a No Vote campaign in Dublin on Saturday. Gaelic Athletes for Life said the Government’s proposals on abortion are not inclusive and “seek to exclude one group of people - the unborn - from society”.

Haven't seen any promotional material yet but they should not be using the association's name at all in my opinion.
Doesn't sit well with me, regardless of which way people swing on this issue.
I wouldn't be happy if there was a 'GAA players for yes' campaign either.

too many gruseome deaths of innocent women
The one who was dead but kept in limbo with her unborn baby because of the abortion regime  was more important than whatever Mickey has to say

General discussion / Re: The Late Late show
« on: April 21, 2018, 04:07:52 PM »
Last night is the annual country music show isn't it. Just a coincidence big Tom died.....

Not my cup of tea but must have a huge market when rte do it eacb year
The Sunday World entertainment ads are a good guideline.I imagine the top people make a lot of money.

In fairness RTE were very late in recognising the sector with a LLS show benediction. Country was officially recognised the same year as gay marriage.
The itinerants won't get a LLS for another few decades

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