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GAA Discussion / Re: Rural Ireland's football future
« on: August 22, 2019, 08:50:27 PM »
Mayo got a centre of excellence in the middle of a bog
Oh, sorry Connacht got the centre
And soon they'll have a giant bouncy castle

Mayo got huge funding for McHale park
AND a bailout when they blew the budget

A lot of money spent on those projects

Still paying back the bailout. Clubs are I mean. I do believe there's another centre of excellence in the pipeline although I'm not sure when.

Back to Loose Cannon's point, amalgamations are happening left, right and centre in Mayo at underage. We even had a situation 2 years ago having Ballyhaunis and Aghsmore joining up at minor. Terrible indictment on Ballyhaunis imo.

Population loss or just young lads no longer want to play?
IMO, a  bit of both to be honest but the former is the more serious one.
After all, every part of the country has problems with kids not bothering to play any sort of field game but if you donít have youngsters, you get them to play anything.
I went to a small rural school in near Swinford back in the 60s. The teachers in the parish organised an 11 a side  tournament back then. Today, there is only the town school open.
Thatís something Dubs canít understand and think life can go on as it has always with Dublin growing bigger and their country cousins just moaning and whining, as always.

This year I think half the county panel are based in Dublin. 
It seems reasonable that a good number of these lads will settle down to work and live in the city so in the next few years, they will be lost to the county, probably forever. Odds are that their kids will play with a local club and grew up as Dub supporters.

I can't blame Dub supporters for wanting to keep things the same as always and getting the lionís share of whatever money is available, the gap between Dublin and the rest will become unsustainable.

This is a huge issue, and something that also crossed my mind when starting the blog. You cannot measure the impact of this. As I recall one of the Dublin subs this year, his father played club football for Swinford until he headed east back in the 80's. I am sure there are hundreds if not thousands of such examples.

Back to the Airport, if the entire politics BS, play into its under developement, then shame on the elected officials involved. A no brainer would be to create an exclusive tax free zone around the airport or even extend it to twenty or twenty five mile radius around the airport as a tax free zone. As well as east and north Mayo, it would encompass parts of south Sligo, part of Roscommon, north Galway and parts of Leitrim. Areas prone to folks migrating to Dublin etc. If there were 25k or 50k jobs created over a decade or two, then the positive knock-on effect of this would be very significant.

I happened to be at a presentation back in November, discussing rural Ireland, two presenters, both decent, second one a tad boring TBH, my biggest take away was, north of Galway city to south of Sligo town, the electric grids do not have the capability of carrying enough power(wattage whatever it is) to service a major plant, ( The example given, was that if a guy in England or USA or where ever wanted to set up a major plant in Claremorris (was the example used), he or she would not be able to.

I took the train from Ballymote to Dublin a few weeks ago, there is one train track, comical. It means that only one train can pass at a time, and the schedule is dictated by where there are multiple lines. How difficult or expensive would it be to put another track alongside it. The west, north west, and tourism or the wild Atlantic way my backside.

Maybe the answer is to put aside the parochial politics, of FG, FF and SF, and form a west of Ireland party. Pie in the sky, but if the combined elected politicians controlled a majority, you may see a lot more resources heading out of Dublin.

There's a graphic out there of rail and motorways in Ireland. The border counties and north west are the most neglected regions in Ireland.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Rural Ireland's football future
« on: August 22, 2019, 11:21:40 AM »
Roscommon Hospital is still open.
It was the Casualty that got shut.
FG have no TD in Roscommon.

Denis Naughton was a FG TD. When the A&E closed he didn't resign from the party, he voted against it from within and lost the party whip but of course he knew the vote would be carried anyway and he would create the illusion of being a rebel. He resigned (or more accurately was told to resign) years later when he messed up broadband to rural Ireland by having dinner with the main bidders. So we can see he is clearly a man of great principle I have no doubt the great people of Roscommon (with their shite broadband and phone coverage) will no doubt vote him back in again at the next opportunity.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Rural Ireland's football future
« on: August 21, 2019, 11:03:04 PM »
Indeed.
However I take it Donegal, Cavan, Monaghan, Louth are now economic powerhouses since they were the first places to  elect SF TDs.

Border counties have always been most neglected by the FF and FF crowd. That's why SF has success there.

As for mayo. What got done in north mayo for example. There's been f**king nothing done even when they had a taoiseach. Flynn the corrupt hoor did more for mayo (He brought us the road)

Btw - the fact ring can influence granting of money is a disgrace in itself

Roscommon even worse eejits when it comes to voting. Like a bet dog coming back for more.
Funding would not be granted unless the project being funded qualified. Lads sitting on their asses doing nothing and bitching about getting nothing is typical of the new Ireland of entitlement.
Michael Ring helped us with our project once it was confirmed the project had potential and people willing to give their time and skills to see it home. Your response itchy is typical of the criticise everything and finger pointing that goes on, open your eyes, join your local enterprise team and do something for your area.

You know nothing about me you muppet. But I can tell you this, I have fund rasied and put a huge amount of infrastucture into my club. I applied for the grants and I did the running with the people in the club. I didnt need any gombeen politician telling me he would look after me. When the infrastructure was in place they all came running to claim that they had something to do with it, one of them want to cut the ribbon, a FG bollix. They were all told to f**k off. Politicians should govern, not run around shaking hands at funerals of people they barely know and hold "clinics" to fill potholes, move esb poles and create the illusion they are helping you with a project. And clowns like you that entertain this crap and vote for these bluffers because you believe their rubbish are the root cause of the issue.

f**king Rossies even voting for fellas that shut down their hospital. Deserve everything ye get.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Rural Ireland's football future
« on: August 21, 2019, 06:45:03 PM »
Indeed.
However I take it Donegal, Cavan, Monaghan, Louth are now economic powerhouses since they were the first places to  elect SF TDs.

Border counties have always been most neglected by the FF and FF crowd. That's why SF has success there.

As for mayo. What got done in north mayo for example. There's been f**king nothing done even when they had a taoiseach. Flynn the corrupt hoor did more for mayo (He brought us the road)

Btw - the fact ring can influence granting of money is a disgrace in itself

Roscommon even worse eejits when it comes to voting. Like a bet dog coming back for more.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Rural Ireland's football future
« on: August 21, 2019, 05:10:38 PM »
Good joke.
Them yokes are against everything.

Unlike Mr Ring who spends his entire day going to funerals. Or dont forget Fornication Mulherin with the boyfriend adviser in Africa. Not to mention the great Enda.

Mayo people seriously need to look at the clowns they vote for.

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Hurling Discussion / Re: Hurling Championship 2019
« on: August 19, 2019, 08:32:33 AM »
I don't pretend to be a hurling man but is that not a straight forward red card in any sport? I can't understand the debate on it.

Is there debate surrounding it? For me the strange thing is why he didnít even book the tipp lad who wrapped his hurl round Hoganís face

There clearly is, even in the studio at half time sheflin said no Red. John Mullane on radio said it was very harsh and there are a lot of people of Facebook and Twitter blaming the ref for ruining the final.

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Hurling Discussion / Re: Hurling Championship 2019
« on: August 18, 2019, 08:37:49 PM »
I don't pretend to be a hurling man but is that not a straight forward red card in any sport? I can't understand the debate on it.

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General discussion / Re: Wasps
« on: August 17, 2019, 07:42:44 PM »
No lion has even built a nest in or near my garden that marks it out of bounds until it's either dealt with through pest control or autumn starts to settle in

No lion has ever sneaked in to my half-drunk soft drink can and then started attacking me when I needed a sip.

Lions don't land on your food on the kitchen worktop, or hang around your bins.

A lion can't hurt you when it's dead.

You can usually see a lion on the seat of your chair before you sit down on it.

Lions don't tend to go on suicide missions against humans in August/September/early October.

A lioness will not produce tens of thousands of offspring in her lifetime that a queen wasp is capable of.

Shooting a lion as a trophy is frowned upon, shooting a lion that is a predator to livestock should ideally not be the first resort to dealing with them. Shooting a lion when one is an immediate danger to yourself or others around you is acceptable albeit usually reluctant and rather it didn't happen. Shooting a wasp with a firearm is (a) unlikely to do much good, and (b) somewhat of an overkill - especially if you're using your Uzi or AR-15.

Finally, lions are presently categorised in conversation statuses internationally as a vulnerable species whose historical distribution was far more widespread than it is today, where the number of lions in the wild are estimated to have plummeted in the last several decades. OTOH wasps are anything but vulnerable, and have been a significant problem when introduced into new ecological areas e.g. New Zealand.

That's fair enough on lions. But dogs can be annoying, I'm going to kill sone dogs. Even cute cuddly ones.

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General discussion / Re: Wasps
« on: August 17, 2019, 11:05:44 AM »
Why is it ok to kill a wasp and not ok to shoot a lion. Discuss.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Who will you be shouting for and why?
« on: August 16, 2019, 12:59:10 PM »
I think Kerrys carry on about the ref was disgusting. The biggest day of the refs life ruined by those gobshites. The idea that a Meath man would be biased towards dublin? I also think the dubs are a fantastic team and so I hope they give Kerry a good trimming.

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General discussion / Re: Android Boxes
« on: August 13, 2019, 10:49:19 PM »
I don't need one at present but is the VPN the sure way to circumnavigate ISPs' blocking tactics?

I don't think it alone will sort it if your provider has not taken precautions on their side

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GAA Discussion / Re: Mayo v Dublin - AISF - Saturday 5pm
« on: August 10, 2019, 11:12:14 PM »
Mayo did so much right in 1st half but it was like Dublin hit a turbo button at half time and mayo didn't have turbo. I was in the Canal end and the movement and ball winning of con o Callaghan was outstanding. He was a wrecking ball in there as was Fenton. Dubs are just an amazing team. I don't think there is any hope now they can be bet in the final.

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Cavan / Re: Official Cavan GAA Thread
« on: August 10, 2019, 10:56:49 PM »
Some thrashing of the gaels by crosserlough. They've a great chance to win it out this year I think.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Mayo v Donegal, Elverys McHale Park, Aug 03, 6pm
« on: August 03, 2019, 10:28:15 PM »
Not one for stating the obvious  by just read Peter Canavans article  in the Belfast Telegraph on Friday this man was probably the greatest footballer of his age and possibly of any age but his football  commentary is right up there with his article "Why Mayo can Defy all logic and progress to semi final" I have been around football for 40 years and played against the errigal man a good few times but his call on Mayo was one of his best.

He's by far the best analyst out there on tv (granted not much competition )

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