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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: February 23, 2018, 11:52:23 PM »
It’s all a big commie media conspiracy

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General discussion / Re: The ulster rugby trial
« on: February 23, 2018, 06:13:38 PM »
What is different about Olding & Jackson’s version of events ?

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General discussion / Re: Depression
« on: February 23, 2018, 09:37:17 AM »
Soul destroying news last night as one of our U16 hurlers took his own life, lovely young fella who was never any bother and extremely talented hurler. I know a lot of our younger hurlers looked up to him and he'd always look after the young fellas he was playing with.

Harrowing stuff for his Dad, Mum and younger sister who's in my house all the time as well as the family who are heavily involved in the club in so many ways and as a parent I fail to see if you could ever truly get over such a thing, I know I couldn't.

Hard to know what to say in such circumstances and more so what to do.

Jesus that’s desperate JC

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General discussion / Re: Irish Business Thread
« on: February 22, 2018, 12:48:49 PM »
“Economic inactivity” still way above the U.K. average, we will probably just keep blaming that on the troubles

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General discussion / Re: The ulster rugby trial
« on: February 22, 2018, 12:16:22 PM »
Juror unwell, no evidence today. Stand down lads

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General discussion / Re: The ulster rugby trial
« on: February 21, 2018, 04:21:43 PM »
This was today, for Syferus, who seems to think why would anyone say they were raped if it wasn’t true 

Man cleared of raping teenage boy in Belfast Falls Park


A 40-year old father of two has been acquitted of raping a teenage boy in west Belfast's Falls Park.
Gerard Scannell faced four charges arising from an alleged sex attack against the boy, who was 16 at the time.
The teenager claimed he was dragged into bushes and raped in July 2016.
However, after it emerged on Wednesday that the Crown would not be proceeding with the case, Mr Scannell was found "not guilty by direction of the court".
Mr Scannell, who is originally from Ballymurphy Road, but who was living at an undisclosed bail address in another area of Belfast, was charged with three counts of rape and of sexually assaulting the teenager.
'I'm going home'
The painter and decorator spent about 100 days on remand as well as being unable to return to west Belfast as a result of the allegations, which he consistently denied.
A trial which opened at Belfast Crown Court last month had to be aborted after the alleged injured party refused to continue with his evidence.
During his cross-examination, the teenager got up mid-question and said: "I'm going home".
A retrial was due to commence on Wednesday, but after a jury was sworn in, Judge Geoffrey Miller QC was told that the Crown would not be offering any evidence in the case.
As a result, Mr Scannell was acquitted on all four charges.
Judge Miller told the jury: "A trial was commenced some weeks ago and had to be adjourned mid-way though evidence being given.
"As a result of matters which arose at that time, the prosecution reviewed the nature and quality of the evidence in the case, and reached a determination that the test for prosecution is no longer met."
Telling the jury that Mr Scannell was entitled to a not guilty verdict, Judge Miller directed them to return that verdict.
When Mr Scannell was told he was free to go, his family applauded in the public gallery, and he was hugged as he left the court.
'My life has been destroyed'
Speaking afterwards, Mr Scannell said: "Since July 2016, I have faced unbearable anguish, removal from my home and family, and have spent some of this time in prison.
"I am both grateful and relieved to have been found not guilty of these allegations, some two years later."
He added: "My life has been destroyed over the last two years. I have been removed from my family and community - but I hope now to be able to rebuild my life and return to my community, with the help of my family.
"I will be forever grateful to all who supported me through this difficult process. I am also thankful to my legal team, and my faith in the legal process has been restored.
"I hope now, with the help of my family, to regain my standing within society and my own community."






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General discussion / Re: Arlene's bigotry shines through
« on: February 21, 2018, 01:25:52 PM »
Malachi can't help himself with the hatred of SF, even at the end of that piece.

Not much wrong with that article in fairness, but does Malachi think the LGBT community voted en mass for the Shinners on the strength of them wanting same sex marriage legalised?

I'd have thought Alliance was the LGBT communities main ally.

SF especially among their young activists seem to be making a massive push in this sector of the electorate.

It needs to be more than hash tags and billboards though (all non unionist parties are the same btw), when hardy came to hardy SF seemed comfortable enough with no SSM

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General discussion / Re: The ulster rugby trial
« on: February 21, 2018, 12:05:40 PM »
No way these fellas are getting time for this. There has been nothing convincing about the case for prosecution.

I would agree

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General discussion / Re: Radio Ulster
« on: February 20, 2018, 11:43:32 PM »
Why do youse watch/listen to Nolan and the like if it winds you up so much ?

I wouldn’t watch a minute if it, life’s too short

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General discussion / Re: Premier League 2017/18
« on: February 20, 2018, 12:59:33 PM »
Guardiola showing his true colours last night again.  As bad a loser as there is out there.  Lost the plot last season and been fine this year due to them winning, until last night.

Coming from a United supporter ! Lol as they say

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General discussion / Re: Disgraceful front page in The Irish News
« on: February 20, 2018, 12:38:17 PM »
Allison Morris is reason enough not to buy it, a total dose

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General discussion / Re: Disgraceful front page in The Irish News
« on: February 20, 2018, 09:05:17 AM »
So they are going to bring more quality but ‘“comedian” Jake O’Kane is now a columnist. Doesent make sense

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Waterford lads looked a bit unfit, probably a longer lay off than normal, they wont become a bad team over night! expect them in the business end of things again come championship...
Noel Connors had an arse on him ready to burst out his shorts!
Derek McGrath will become another Waterford manager ousted by the players if their slump continues.

Did he ever go back to work, or should I say teaching ? Or is he still a full time manager ?

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Antrim / Re: ANTRIM HURLING
« on: February 17, 2018, 08:32:17 PM »
Laois 0-27 Antrim 2-16 FT

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