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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone County Football and Hurling
« Last post by southtyronegael on Today at 02:48:26 PM »
Mickey attended in a private capacity as he is entitled to do.
no he didn't.'gaa athletes for a no vote' is what the group called itself. Big difference using the gaa name rather than your own.
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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« Last post by downjim on Today at 02:46:14 PM »
These coaches should be sent out to develop coaches in other clubs to improve club coaching especially in the weaker clubs. There are too much emphasis on dev squads and improved coaching is needed in a good few schools.
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Antrim / Re: ANTRIM HURLING
« Last post by NAG1 on Today at 02:45:13 PM »
Are this weekends fixtures the last then until the county season is over?
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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone County Football and Hurling
« Last post by skeog on Today at 02:44:58 PM »
Mickey attended in a private capacity as he is entitled to do.
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General discussion / Re: The Official UFC Thread
« Last post by gallsman on Today at 02:43:19 PM »
Saturday's co-main event between Frankie Edgar and Cub Swanson was a bit of a yawnfest; I was disappointed in it.

Ah it was never going to be any different. Because he hasn't been a champ in so long and after his losses to Aldo and Ortega, people forget our overlook just how brilliant a fighter and wrestler Edgar is. Miles above Swanson, just like the first time around.
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General discussion / Re: Boxing Thread
« Last post by Atticus_Finch on Today at 02:41:09 PM »
Khan has fought and beat some excellent fighters but then again has been badly beaten 3 times.  Donaire is not as good as he was plus has been better at lower weights.  It is nice to see a bit of respect too but a lot of what went on has been cringeworthy.
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You'd much prefer McGregor's approach?

Carl has never been a trash talker as such and thats his nature.. As for the fight its was a step up from the last fight and while in control for most parts he di take a few punches, Donaire fought better at lower weights, as did Carl, so i dont see your point, yes he's older but not by much.

Needs a good title fight, he seems happy with his training program and the set up so far, hopefully that continues. I was unsure of the partnership at first but things looking good, If Carl wins another title that be some achievement..

Father in Law and my daughter were there and he was telling me they were drinking during the fights at their seats! This has to be a first I'd assume as Ive never seen it done before.. dodgy in the extreme

Drinking at the seats is new, in fairness there is restrictions around it MR and i think the management thought long and hard about it before it went live.  Drinking at the seats was allowed at Carl's last fight as well.  You are not allowed to purchase more than 2 pints at a time and they properly enforce this.  I ordered at the bar and I had a dribble left in a pint glass while ordering, the girl was only prepared to serve me 1 pint !!  I quickly finished the dribble to take my full quota of 2 pints and proceeded happily to my seat !

I know there are dangers associated with it but i'm in favour of it as long as the safeguards are there ...  If it wasn't for beer during the Tete fight, I don't know what I would have done lol  !!

Carl was looking as sharp as he has been since his first Santa Cruz fight and seems in a good frame of mind.   He will need to be at his best for Selby (don't mean to be disrespectful towards Warrington, he's tough and gritty but only one winner between him and Selby) or Valdez should they materialise.

Agree with Square Ball - Very hard to see where Cummings goes from here.  He must have been heart broken at that result but put on his support face to be in Carl's corner straight after it.  Fair play to Luke Keeler, completely outboxed Cummings. 

@Omagh_Gael -   Great to see Tyrone winning (being a Derry man he's the only Tyrone I will ever support ;-)   ), next fight will be a massive one for him !





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General discussion / Re: Boxing Thread
« Last post by lurganblue on Today at 02:38:45 PM »
Khan has fought and beat some excellent fighters but then again has been badly beaten 3 times.  Donaire is not as good as he was plus has been better at lower weights.  It is nice to see a bit of respect too but a lot of what went on has been cringeworthy.
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You'd much prefer McGregor's approach?

Carl has never been a trash talker as such and thats his nature.. As for the fight its was a step up from the last fight and while in control for most parts he di take a few punches, Donaire fought better at lower weights, as did Carl, so i dont see your point, yes he's older but not by much.

Needs a good title fight, he seems happy with his training program and the set up so far, hopefully that continues. I was unsure of the partnership at first but things looking good, If Carl wins another title that be some achievement..

Father in Law and my daughter were there and he was telling me they were drinking during the fights at their seats! This has to be a first I'd assume as Ive never seen it done before.. dodgy in the extreme

Who was drinking? The fans?

Nothing new in that at boxing

Any of the fights i went to it wasn't allowed. Especially the ones that sky were covering.
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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone Club Football and Hurling
« Last post by GetOverTheBar on Today at 02:34:00 PM »
Was at errigal game yesterday and have to say that the GAA as a whole is going to have to look at introducing a limit on the number of backroom staff that can be on the sideline and a technical area that they cant step out of. Edendork had 6-7 men walking out onto the pitch shouting instructions which was ridiculous looking.

Really?

Edendork have 1 manager. 1 assistant manager. 2 'mentors' and a statistician. So that's 5....at the very most. The only time all 5 were ever on the pitch at one time was HT.

Absolute non truth.
Non of them should be on the pitch at anytime though

Agreed - but I had to post that defence as it plainly did not happen.

That's that cleared up. Not 6-7 but only 5. FFS More 'managers' than Tesco's Dungannon.

You'll find this is fairly standard at any club to be honest. Hardly cause for comment. Indeed Errigal had an ex Edendork manager on their sideline yesturday along with Pascal Canavan and a few others.
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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone County Football and Hurling
« Last post by southtyronegael on Today at 02:32:19 PM »
I think Il wear my Tyrone jersey to the next pro choice rally. Just to show we aren't all religious zealots. #tyrone4choice.
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GAA Discussion / Re: 'GAA Athletes for a No Vote'
« Last post by Syferus on Today at 02:31:33 PM »
One of the most vexing things for me re Mickey Harte's group is that they obviously put a lot of thought into how they could maximise the perception that this was a 'GAA' group, without actually being in technical breach of any rules (that I can see at least).
The name, the location for the launch, the deliberate blurring of the lines between their position and the strategic vision of the association etc.
It's incredibly cynical stuff.

I think you have to try and put yourself in Mickey Harte's shoes here to try and understand his thought processes. My sense would be that Mickey, as a devout Catholic, will regard the legalization of abortion as tantamount to allowing the murder of the innocents. In such circumstances, he will use whatever influence he has to try and affect that decision. In that context, his concern for the issue around the blurring of the lines regarding the use of the GAA's name will carry zero weight.

By the way, I wonder will those 'Gaels' on here, who decry Mickey's intervention, on the basis of him coming from a different jurisdiction, consider their membership of the GAA on the basis that it has as its basic aim "the strengthening of the National Identity in a 32 County Ireland through the preservation and promotion of Gaelic Games and pastimes"?

Their position flies in the face of the spirit of that aim.

Harte coming from outside the 26 counties has nothing to do with anything, so let's put that one to bed. We've had a president from Belfast, and Martin McGuinness and Dana ran last time.

There's a glaring inconsistency that the No side never answer. If they believe that abortion truly does constitute "murder", why can't any of them answer whether they think women who have abortions are committing murder, and should be locked up in prison for such?

Presuming the No campaigners think all murders should be punishable by imprisonment, like.

Between 1980 and 2016, 170,000 Irish women travelled abroad to have abortions.

Are these 170,000 women therefore "murderers"?






I think that's an assumption on your behalf.

Itís a talking point regularly used by the No side Tubberman. Whether theyíve spent enough time thinking about what it means and taken the idea to its logical conclusion is another matter.

Is it? I haven't heard the word 'murder' used in any debate so far, although I try to avoid a lot of them as it feels like it's the same thing being rehashed over and over again.

I will more than likely vote No, but it's not because I consider abortion to be murder.
For the record, I support the option of abortion for fatal foetal abnormalities, rape, incest.
My main problem is that if the 8th amendment is repealed, then any govt could allow abortion up to any gestational period without any public say in the matter. That's a principle I'd be very uncomfortable with.

Unless youíre exclusively talking about PG-rated TV debates youíll hear it very very regularly. Thereís plenty of off-colour stuff on both sides. The implication of treating an embryonic fetus as a full human means by its definition abortion becomes murder so itís an ever present part of the No side argument.
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