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GAA Discussion / Re: The Patronising Dublin Fan Thread
« on: October 21, 2017, 09:48:25 AM »
That's a really tough draw for us to start next year. Offaly or Wicklow in the quarter-final, and presumably that game will be away from home, just to make the task even harder.

But, sure look it - if something is not difficult, it's not worth doing.
Dublin will get nothing easy if they have to travel to Aughrim. Graveyard for teams.
Including Wicklow

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General discussion / Re: On this day.
« on: October 21, 2017, 09:42:31 AM »
It was 50 years ago today,I attended my first ever big football match live,N Ireland V Scotland in Belfast,with the likes of Pat Jennings and George Best up against a Scotland side containing 4 of Celtic's Lisbon Lions,Denis Law,and Rangers captain John Greig.As you can see I still have the match programme. Can still recall the excitement the night before,we had watched these guys on tv now we were going to see them live.I remember the wee man at the turnstiles at Windsor Park telling my dad to "lift the wee boys over the turnstile" (they didn't charge for children in those days),the excitement when the teams took the pitch,George Best's brilliance as he ran the Scotland team ragged on his own,Ronnie  Simpson,Celtic's goal keeper,winning his third cap at the age of 36,keeping the score down to 1 nil,Scottish supporters,in boisterous but non threatening  form,with parcels  of drink in the front row seats of the Stand,(can you imagine that being allowed nowadays).To cap an amazing day my dad bought me a poster of the Spurs team that had won the FA Cup earlier that year,from a bloke with a makeshift stall outside the ground (there were no club shops or football stores in those days),and
 the sheer joy of the train journey home and unable to wait to see the highlights,on black and white TV on Match of the Day later the same night,to see if we could spot ourselves in the crowd on tv! The kids today might have everything,but they'll never have childhood memories like this.
Tell the truth. You weren't even there

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General discussion / Re: Orange Order Museum in Belfast and Loughgall
« on: October 21, 2017, 09:38:51 AM »
To be fair michael, you weren't *just* doing that. I'd have no problem accepting that there is hatred and bigotry on both sides, although I would say the bigotry especially is far greater on one side.

But you said something along the lines that going to a Trad music session would expose them to 'bigotry'. I don't know many trad sessions that would be a hive of bigotry, and I also don't know that many rebel songs that would talk about being up to their neck in orange blood or the like. They certainly wouldn't be a common feature in any Trad/Folk session I know of.

You may hear 'Grace', or the 'Bold Fenian Men' or other songs about the struggle for independence, but if that equates to hatred and bigotry then you have different standards than I do :)

PS. The wolfe Tones even sang the 'Sash'.
I only used the trad music session as an example as this was brought up in the same post by the poster who claimed that "we don't do hatred and bigotry". 
I appreciate that most trad sessions are not "a hive of bigotry", but in some instances they can be a bit threatening and unwelcoming. By way of example, I was down south working a few years ago and we were in a pub when a session was in full flow.  Given our "Nordie" accents and the fact that we didn't know the words to most of the songs, we soon had a  number of songs sung at us / for our benefit.  Wasn't terribly pleasant.

Such bullshit. They were probably making sure that you got another reason to maintain the big chip on your shoulder

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General discussion / Re: Parking In Dublin
« on: October 18, 2017, 10:51:42 PM »
Car park at Jurys Christchurch

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General discussion / Re: Teachers get it handy!
« on: October 17, 2017, 11:46:28 PM »
3 day week for all this week
4 day week for some next week
No school for some in following week and the rest are on a 3 day week.

You should have done the teaching yourself and thereby create a vacancy for a village idiot

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« on: October 17, 2017, 11:43:26 PM »
If the Republic doesn't qualify at least we will be spared Facebook entries of gobshites serenading babies or helping some **** of a Russian fix a puncture

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General discussion / Re: A United Ireland. Opening up the discussion.
« on: October 17, 2017, 11:40:53 PM »
Maybe, but I think the Special Administrative Region idea is sound in principle. In a future united Ireland agreement you could say that the north should have SAR status and it would take a supermajority to scrap it.

Never mind your S.A.R
Let's see some decent economic argument that will convince Unionists and Nationalists that they will be better off in a united Ireland
 Don't be of any doubt that the nationalist will follow his pocket as quick as the Unionist

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"Her family said they were "shocked and heartbroken" to learn of her death"

WTF!!!
Sinn Fein MLA Alex Maskey said Ms Conlon came from a close-knit family in the Ballymurphy area of west Belfast.



"Given the fact it's such a close-knit family, it will be particularly sad as they haven't seen her for quite a while, even though they wanted to."

Very close-knit! This one is sure to get messy for someone.
More weasel words from Masked who can't help talking shite as soon as a microphone is put in front of him
Close knit FFS

So what else would you expect an MLA to say ffs?  If it's there's an unproven suggestion / suspicion they've  been creaming benefits and the family have made a statement to say "we wanted to visit her more in the past 2 years but couldn't for x, y and z difficulties...." then he has to keep press interviews pretty diplomatic given that a lady has died.  Do you expect him to say that in his view the family obviously didn't give a shit?   ::)

Did the gobshite have to say anything at all? So full of his own shite he actually thinks people wants to hear him

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GAA Discussion / Re: Pope's visit to cause fix tuxture clash
« on: October 16, 2017, 07:22:04 PM »
Fix tuxture? Is that a Latin word?

I bet the Pope's appearance will fill Croke Park,with demand far exceeding supply of in terms of tickets.

Bit nostalgic for those like myself who were in Phoenix Park in 1979,though being a frequent visitor to Rome,I have seen the Pope there on many occasions
I, too, saw the Pope in the Phoenix Park. Not sure that he saw me.
Did you get a chance to kiss his ring?

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"Her family said they were "shocked and heartbroken" to learn of her death"

WTF!!!
Sinn Fein MLA Alex Maskey said Ms Conlon came from a close-knit family in the Ballymurphy area of west Belfast.



"Given the fact it's such a close-knit family, it will be particularly sad as they haven't seen her for quite a while, even though they wanted to."

Very close-knit! This one is sure to get messy for someone.
More weasel words from Masked who can't help talking shite as soon as a microphone is put in front of him
Close knit FFS

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Dunphy was vehemently anti republican and nationalist up until he witnessed the famous Night in November 1993 at Windsor Park.He changed his tune right away,after witnessing the bigotry,sectarianism and anti Irish hostility that night,and became almost a Sinn Feiner.

Kerr was pictured not long after losing his job as Irish Manager at a Setanta Cup match,involving St Pats Athletic,in the North,with a bag of chips purchased from a chip van in a small decrepit stadium.Something I doubt you'll see any other ex Irish manager doing

"vehemently anti Republican"
In other words did not favour sectarian slaughter of innocents by bombing pubs in Birmingham etc

Because that is all republicans are and do/have done. Ejit
So called republicans who don't even know what Republicanism is

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Dunphy was vehemently anti republican and nationalist up until he witnessed the famous Night in November 1993 at Windsor Park.He changed his tune right away,after witnessing the bigotry,sectarianism and anti Irish hostility that night,and became almost a Sinn Feiner.

Kerr was pictured not long after losing his job as Irish Manager at a Setanta Cup match,involving St Pats Athletic,in the North,with a bag of chips purchased from a chip van in a small decrepit stadium.Something I doubt you'll see any other ex Irish manager doing

"vehemently anti Republican"
In other words did not favour sectarian slaughter of innocents by bombing pubs in Birmingham etc

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I don't know about the Millwall story,but his press writings up to November 1993 were akin to those of Ruth Dudley Edwards in terms of Sinn Fein and Northern nationalists.They changed completely that night in November 1993 when he was working as an RTE pundit and observed the bigotry and sectarianism first hand.
It is correct about Bloody Sunday. But as regards changing his  views after Windsor Park I'm not so sure. He was a great F.G. supporter but certainly deserves to receive some recognition for his jumping on a bandwagon ability

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General discussion / Re: Catalan Independence Movement
« on: October 11, 2017, 01:58:14 PM »
Be very hard to be active in the 6 Cos when anything up to 80% of the locals were supporting the "Security forces ".
In Roscommon the least active areas were adjacent to the well garrisoned towns of Athlone and Boyle.
But in fairness Cork and Tipp were savage.
Roscommon can hold its headl high despite the presence of army barracks and the flat countryside

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General discussion / Re: Catalan Independence Movement
« on: October 11, 2017, 01:56:25 PM »
The Catalan leadership are backing off from a U.D.I.   now that their bluff has been called. The big financial groups want stability and are pulling out. Hundreds of thousands of Catalan have gone on the street demanding to stay with Spain. The Pro independence crowd will be happy with that as they now have an excuse to pull back and let the chip on their shoulder get bigger. Similar to the six counties which had the lowest level of military activity during the War of Independence and allowed the south to bear the brunt of the Black and Tans. Then spent the next 50 years whinging
Sure the war of independence was basically Cork and Tipp versus the UK.
That's not true at all Kerry Limerick Waterford Clare Dublin Roscommon all did their bit. Even the Offaly lads were well able to get stuck in
 But a study of the list of engagements with the enemy shows that there was minimal activity in the North. This allowed the British to concentrate their forces in Dublin and the south. The Northern lads mightnt like being told that but the figures speak for themselves

Typical unbalanced view by Ruth Dudleys sole brother
Over the British occupation which lasted 800 odd years the province of Ulster offered the most resistance

your from the pale yourself so I'll forgive you as you don't seem that well read on any subject ireland related
The war of independence didn't start in 1916
Until the GOI act came into being late 1920, there just one version of a 9 county planted ulster and anybody who knows anything about the WOI knows that guerilla warfare started in/with earnest, Monaghan feb 1920, providing the template for successful attacks on RIC barracks countrywide.

Compare the activity in the 26 counties against the number of engagements in the six counties. It is all on record. Monaghan did fine but the activity in big centres of population like Belfast and Derry was minimal compared to Dublin Waterford Cork Limerick etc.

500 people died in Belfast from 1920 to 1922
260 of those where catholic civilians some at the hands of the RIC
Sorry if that wasn't enough for you
I never looked at the figures in the southern part of the country
Because only someone sick and demented would try and turn those horrific days into some sort of bragging contest now
You really are pathetic

And what we're the local ira doing about it?

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