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General discussion / Re: Election for turkeys ? Will FG go for it?
« Last post by Rossfan on Today at 04:38:29 PM »
I think Varadkar is seen as toxic in rural ireland and have seen no proof yet as to his superior debating prowess...
Telling that the Blueshirt membership voted for Coveney in the leadership contest.
Present lot are bad but jaysus does anyone want to see Willie O'feckinD or Barry Bloody Cowen as Ministers?
I hope Frances Fitzgerald on " mature reflection and in the National Interest" decides to step down.
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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« Last post by downjim on Today at 04:36:49 PM »
How are our schools doing this year so far?? Coverage is not so good, do schools not have Proís?
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General discussion / Re: Election for turkeys ? Will FG go for it?
« Last post by AZOffaly on Today at 04:35:38 PM »
Either way, I think FF have badly misjudged the mood of the nation if they force this, so I can see some sort of behind the scenes mutual climbdown which will head it off.
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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone Club Football and Hurling
« Last post by tothetop03 on Today at 04:32:39 PM »
Can't agree on Clonoe, it's a huge catchment area - and recent development will only further that around there.

The recent development will NOT benefit us greatly as most newly developed estates in Clonoe contain families from Neighbouring clubs....there is one estate in Clonoe that 3 starting players for Coalisland live in..... Clonoe Coalisland and Derrylaughan all punch above their weight for the numbers and competition they have in their catchment area.....
How do we define this punching above weight for their catchment area? IS there a database anywhere showing numbers of families or potential playing population?
The diocese of Armagh website used to have a table with numbers of families and IIRC both the Clonoe and Ballyclog both had fairly large numbers compared to the likes of Carrickmore and Ballygawley.

Ballyclog and Clonoe Parish takes in Clonoe Derrylaughan Coalisland Brockagh Derrytresk Stewartstown and Brackaville
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General discussion / Re: Election for turkeys ? Will FG go for it?
« Last post by AZOffaly on Today at 04:30:01 PM »
He's not engaging though. He comes across as a D4 head, and he hasn't reached the constituencies I think. I'm not sure anybody really pays any remarks to debate. In Ireland, as most places, politics is local but the man or woman at the top has to be somewhat popular.

Opinion polls, for what they are worth,  still show him as the most popular leader. However, the opposition are a desperate bunch of has beens so that is not saying much. It would ruin Christmas to see any of their smug mugs nailed to a telegraph poll. The end result would hardly change much either. I doubt the country wants a FF/SF coalition which is the only realistic alternative.

I agree. For what it's worth, I think he's the best of a bad lot. But he needs to do something about his aloof profile.

I wouldn't be surprised to see FF and SF cosying up after any election, particularly if Micheal Martin decides to fall on his sword in order to pave the way. He cannot be seen to lead a coalition with SF at this stage, but there are plenty of FF people who wouldn't mind it. Especially when you think that the junior part in a coalition normally ends up getting toasted.
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General discussion / Re: Election for turkeys ? Will FG go for it?
« Last post by weareros on Today at 04:27:04 PM »
He's not engaging though. He comes across as a D4 head, and he hasn't reached the constituencies I think. I'm not sure anybody really pays any remarks to debate. In Ireland, as most places, politics is local but the man or woman at the top has to be somewhat popular.

Opinion polls, for what they are worth,  still show him as the most popular leader. However, the opposition are a desperate bunch of has beens so that is not saying much. It would ruin Christmas to see any of their smug mugs nailed to a telegraph poll. The end result would hardly change much either. I doubt the country wants a FF/SF coalition which is the only realistic alternative.
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General discussion / Re: Election for turkeys ? Will FG go for it?
« Last post by AZOffaly on Today at 04:26:52 PM »
He's not engaging though. He comes across as a D4 head, and he hasn't reached the constituencies I think. I'm not sure anybody really pays any remarks to debate. In Ireland, as most places, politics is local but the man or woman at the top has to be somewhat popular.

Thereís a reason they stick up as many posters of the party leader as the local candidate in areas where itís a toss up, AZ. A leader that is seen as polished and competent (which is enough with the field we have at the minute) can bring home enough preferences to pull those candidates over the line. FF will likely be blamed for this election, so LV has an opportunity if he wants it.

The left wing parties like SF and the water charges are going to get a punch in the face if this goes to the polls.

That's what I just said. The man at the top has to be somewhat popular. I'm not sure Leo is. I think he comes across as a smug enough fella.
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General discussion / Re: Election for turkeys ? Will FG go for it?
« Last post by Syferus on Today at 04:23:10 PM »
He's not engaging though. He comes across as a D4 head, and he hasn't reached the constituencies I think. I'm not sure anybody really pays any remarks to debate. In Ireland, as most places, politics is local but the man or woman at the top has to be somewhat popular.

Thereís a reason they stick up as many posters of the party leader as the local candidate in areas where itís a toss up, AZ. A leader that is seen as polished and competent (which is enough with the field we have at the minute) can bring home enough preferences to pull those candidates over the line. FF will likely be blamed for this election, so LV has an opportunity if he wants it.

The left wing parties like SF and the water charges are going to get a punch in the face if this goes to the polls.
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General discussion / Anois
« Last post by drici on Today at 04:21:03 PM »
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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone Club Football and Hurling
« Last post by LeoMc on Today at 04:18:19 PM »
Can't agree on Clonoe, it's a huge catchment area - and recent development will only further that around there.

The recent development will NOT benefit us greatly as most newly developed estates in Clonoe contain families from Neighbouring clubs....there is one estate in Clonoe that 3 starting players for Coalisland live in..... Clonoe Coalisland and Derrylaughan all punch above their weight for the numbers and competition they have in their catchment area.....
How do we define this punching above weight for their catchment area? IS there a database anywhere showing numbers of families or potential playing population?
The diocese of Armagh website used to have a table with numbers of families and IIRC both the Clonoe and Ballyclog both had fairly large numbers compared to the likes of Carrickmore and Ballygawley.
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