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General discussion / Re: Catholics voting DUP
« Last post by Orior on Today at 04:29:57 PM »
1) are there Catholics who vote for the DUP?

2) are there Catholics who attend and celebrate Twelfth parades?

1. There are bound to be some, but an infinitesimally small proportion of the population, a couple of hundred at the most.

2.  Fewer than 1).

So it is either the Landed Gentry who, through some fluke in the breeding process, converted to catholism, or modern English whose work brought them here and live in Cultra and are anglo catholic. Fair play to the OO for seeking these people out and counting them.
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Down / Re: Down GAA Champion 2018 Prediction Competition.
« Last post by Brick Tamlin on Today at 04:26:42 PM »

SFC
Round 3
Castlewellan v Bryansford
Saval v Clonduff
Carryduff v Loughinisland
Glenn v Downpatrick

IFC
Round 3
Atticall v Drumgath
St John’s V Liatriom
Newry Shamrocks v Saul
Drumaness v Bredagh


JFC
Preliminary Round
Kilclief v Bright
Aughlisnafin v Ballykinlar
St Michael’s v Mitchels
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General discussion / Re: Boxing Thread
« Last post by Orior on Today at 04:25:31 PM »
Can anyone confirm or deny that there was "F*#% the pope" songs at Windsor Park on Saturday night?

To be fair anyone going to Windsor Park and getting offended by that type of chanting would need to take a look at themselves.

Spoke to numerous people who attended and heard the chanting inside but more so outside the ground.



Was to be expected. Along with the usual stand up for the ulster men chant that fairly splits the audience.

Thought Frampton looked sharp tbh, even taking into consideration his opponent.  I'd expect him to have too much for Warrington.

Does it really matter if he wins or loses the next fight? People coming out to support him arent what you would term boxing fans, strikes me a bit like the crowds going to Ulster Rugby. They go for the entertainment and a night out on the beer. The sport is secondary.

He could lose the next fight and still come back to Belfast and sell out the Odyssey. Think it was clearly shown last week that this is more about making money than it is anything to do with sport.

I thought it was all to fulfil Framptons “dream” of fighting in Windsor  ;)

If you go to Windsor Park for any kind of sporting event you'd need to take a good long look at yourself.

Emmmm, what about the time David Jeffrey let the camogie players use it?
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General discussion / Re: Rose of Tralee
« Last post by AQMP on Today at 04:24:08 PM »
Yep, saw most of it. The Carlow Rose has gone down a storm. joe.ie was live tweeting during it, very funny.

The Newfoundland Rose has to win!
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General discussion / Re: Catholics voting DUP
« Last post by AQMP on Today at 04:21:32 PM »
1) are there Catholics who vote for the DUP?

2) are there Catholics who attend and celebrate Twelfth parades?

1. There are bound to be some, but an infinitesimally small proportion of the population, a couple of hundred at the most.

2.  Fewer than 1).
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GAA Discussion / Re: Should Tyrone speak to RTE
« Last post by Jayop on Today at 04:16:44 PM »
On its own I wouldn't suspect it was an intentional stroke by Rte but along with years of other personal attacks on people from the county by them over and above any critique I've heard any other county get I'm not convinced it was just down to the dj and not some higher up trying to put manners on Harte. I wouldn't put it past them for a second.
You seriously think there's someone high up in RTE who constantly reminds presenters, analysts, commentators, etc - "Make sure to have a go at the Tyrone lads again" ?

Everyone Tyronie remembers when Spillane made the puke football comment, but very few remember all the times since when he's praised Tyrone. And also don't seem to notice Cavan, Cork, Donegal, Kildare, Roscommon, etc. getting criticised.

I don't think the phrase "it's beginning to follow them round like a bad smell" was ever used for those other counties.

Sure even when Galway reverted to a defensive style this year we were told by a senior RTE analyst it's because one of the back from staff is from Tyrone!

Another senior RTE pundit referred to a defensive Mickey Harte style of play the week Tyrone racked up 4-24 in Croke park.

Honestly I hate a silly conspiracy theory more than anyone but RTEs attitude to Tyrone borders on ridiculous.

Bad smell
Puke football
Less than a man
Bringing the game into disrepute

When one other country has the likes of that said about them year after year then I'll start to believe that there's not a vendetta.
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General discussion / Re: Boxing Thread
« Last post by Therealdonald on Today at 04:12:50 PM »
Can anyone confirm or deny that there was "F*#% the pope" songs at Windsor Park on Saturday night?

To be fair anyone going to Windsor Park and getting offended by that type of chanting would need to take a look at themselves.

Spoke to numerous people who attended and heard the chanting inside but more so outside the ground.



Was to be expected. Along with the usual stand up for the ulster men chant that fairly splits the audience.

Thought Frampton looked sharp tbh, even taking into consideration his opponent.  I'd expect him to have too much for Warrington.

Does it really matter if he wins or loses the next fight? People coming out to support him arent what you would term boxing fans, strikes me a bit like the crowds going to Ulster Rugby. They go for the entertainment and a night out on the beer. The sport is secondary.

He could lose the next fight and still come back to Belfast and sell out the Odyssey. Think it was clearly shown last week that this is more about making money than it is anything to do with sport.

I thought it was all to fulfil Framptons “dream” of fighting in Windsor  ;)

If you go to Windsor Park for any kind of sporting event you'd need to take a good long look at yourself.
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GAA Discussion / Re: Dublin v Tyrone 2018 All Ireland Final
« Last post by trileacman on Today at 04:05:39 PM »
I like Coldrick, doesn't fall for too much of the theatrics but the flip side of that is that I think he believes that GAA isn't as tough as it was "back in the day". It's a fairly common narrative in GAA circles but I think he genuinely believes it and so refs the game by letting alot of physicality go.

I've no problem with that style of referee, it's as valid an interpretation of the tackle rules as any other viewpoint and Tyrone have been on the benefiting end of that interpretation down the years. My only concern is that if you let the teams really go at it and cut shit out of each other it's the stronger, fitter, larger team that tends to prevail in the exchanges. So the "let it go" style of referee will tend to hand the advantage to Dublin as they are always the more professionally conditioned side.

The Sligo Duffy's were the exact opposite, fairly fussy. McQuillan used to be fussy too but seems to have adopted a harder stance of late. I've very little problem with most refs out there with the exception of Deegan, most of them do as good a job as anyone in the circumstances could.
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GAA Discussion / Re: Should Tyrone speak to RTE
« Last post by seafoid on Today at 03:57:25 PM »
On its own I wouldn't suspect it was an intentional stroke by Rte but along with years of other personal attacks on people from the county by them over and above any critique I've heard any other county get I'm not convinced it was just down to the dj and not some higher up trying to put manners on Harte. I wouldn't put it past them for a second.
You seriously think there's someone high up in RTE who constantly reminds presenters, analysts, commentators, etc - "Make sure to have a go at the Tyrone lads again" ?

Everyone Tyronie remembers when Spillane made the puke football comment, but very few remember all the times since when he's praised Tyrone. And also don't seem to notice Cavan, Cork, Donegal, Kildare, Roscommon, etc. getting criticised.
I also wonder how many Tyrone people would regularly watch RTE anyway.
Presumably once Mickey retires normal service will be resumed. It was similar with General Franco.
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Down / Re: Down GAA Champion 2018 Prediction Competition.
« Last post by qubdub on Today at 03:49:28 PM »
SFC Round 3
Castlewellan
Clonduff
Loughinisland
DPK

IFC Round 3
Attical
Liatroim
Saul
Bredagh

JFC Prelim round
Kilclief
Aughlisnafin
Magheralin
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