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General discussion / Re: What's your relationship with alcohol?
« on: October 14, 2018, 12:46:53 PM »
Only seeing this thread now. I have a strange relationship with drink, I never drink at home and would never think of having a few beers at home. I also struggle to take 1 drink, even after football on a Sunday or that if Iíve work the next day I couldnít take 1 pint because I know as soon as I take one thatís me on the stool till closing, I donít know if itís a lack of self control. Iím not proud of it but I can take a lot of drink, i could easily take 20 pints in one sitting. In fact, few months ago on a Saturday night it was a friends birthday and although I had a match on the Sunday I went out and said Iíd have a couple of bottles and no pints, ended up on a rip and was going to go to the game on the Sunday having only got through the door, friend talked me out of it so I text an excuse and went back on it, 3-4 days drinking, still really annoyed about that. I love drink, I know I drink too much, have tried going off it, even this month said Iíd do that sober for October, couldnít even get passed the first Friday. Alcohol has been a factor in me doing a lot of things Iím not proud of/ ashamed of. Hope everyone on here whoís on their journey keep plugging away and get through t

Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: October 11, 2018, 10:36:46 AM »
themac_23 quote:

'Should be aligned with the leagues, the thing being even this year, the best div 2 teams didnít actually play IFC they played SFC in st Bridgetís and Aldergrove. Makes a bit of a mockery that youíve 2 div 2 teams playing senior yet a mid table div 1 playing intermediate, not all the clubs fault the county should set it out at the start of the year'

St Brigids didn't play intermediate as they won it last year and had to go up even though they asked to be kept in intermediate but rightly so they were told no

Aldergorve did play in it but were beat comfortably in the premlim stage by Gort Na Mona

St Endas worthy favourites but Gort Na Mona will give it a good rattle and might surprise a few.

Apologies, youíre correct aldergrove did play IFC. My point is that it shouldnít be down to clubs to chose what level they play at, I donít blame the clubs I blame lack of clarity from the county.

Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: October 11, 2018, 09:27:52 AM »
Championship should be aligned with leagues.

As such this yr St.Endas should be playing Senior, Glenravel Junior. End of.

Should be aligned with the leagues, the thing being even this year, the best div 2 teams didnít actually play IFC they played SFC in st Bridgetís and Aldergrove. Makes a bit of a mockery that youíve 2 div 2 teams playing senior yet a mid table div 1 playing intermediate, not all the clubs fault the county should set it out at the start of the year

General discussion / Re: Ashers cake controversy.
« on: October 10, 2018, 01:02:12 PM »
Think it was the wrong decision, strictly for the fact that they are citing their deeply held religious beliefs as the reasoning.  Are they denying services to adulterers, divorced couples, those who engage in premarital sex etc.

Cherry picking orthodox morality looks suspiciously like bigotry.

All joking aside, did you read the ruling?

General discussion / Re: Ashers cake controversy.
« on: October 10, 2018, 10:57:08 AM »
Supreme court rules in favour of Asher's.

I think that's the correct outcome. You should be allowed to accept or decline any work you see fit.


General discussion / Re: Movie reccomendations
« on: October 06, 2018, 12:46:59 PM »
Watched Black 47 yesterday, was nothing special.

Was alright. Worth watching but felt a bit B list low budget. 6/10

Likewise, had heard great reports, was kinda waiting on a big show stopping end to the film but def failed to deliver, kinda watched the end and was just meh

Leave things as they are, look at other sports, take soccer for example in the premier league. Everyone bemoaned that soccer was dying with the likes of Mourinho and his park the bus tactics, few years on and the magic formula now is outscore your opponent with attacking football like Liverpool, City and Chelsea. Even watching West Ham last week thats how they tried to play.

What im saying is, these things go in cycles, we will get back to attacking football and more enjoyable games, every time we dont like something about the game we cant just change the rules to suit a narrative, as others have pointed out, no matter the rules some coach/ manager will find a negative way to stop it and then back to square one. Let it play out and let the game come out the other end for the better

General discussion / Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« on: October 05, 2018, 09:37:27 AM »
What is Rodgers overall away record in European football, must be brutal at this stage.

Celtic have struggled for years away in Europe. There was no realistic expectation to win tonight. That team were semi finalists last season. We need to win home games and hopefully get something at Rosenberg to progress.

How are that team in the Europa League? they were quality all over the pitch, sometimes ya gotta hold your hands up and say the other team were just too good

GAA Discussion / Re: Munster Club Championships 2018
« on: October 01, 2018, 01:50:52 PM »
Tipp senior hurling is between Sarsfields, Nenagh, Clonoulty and Toomevara. Cashel in the intermediate as it's Sars second team facing them in the final. Senior football betwen Clonmel Commercials, Moyle Rovers, Loughmore and Ardfinnan.

Midleton into Munster from Cork senior hurling also.

Seems like Crokes were impressive winners yesterday.

Crokes were very impressive alright, but Legion looked off the pace. Last 4 in Kerry has 3 club teams I think? Dingle, Kerins O'Rahillys and Crokes along with East Kerry.

what way do the regional sides work in Kerry, are they players made up from junior and intermediate clubs? Can they represent Kerry in Munster?

« on: September 18, 2018, 06:42:32 PM »
Nope. I thought i had nailed this. You made a detailed response, that doesnt mean that it is fact. I didnt believe most of what you said.that doesnt make me right either. Once again in glad you took time to respond & anyone who watched the game can now look at my version & your response & make up their own mind. Im more than happy with that. People said you wouldnt respond .i was confident you would & whats more i practically dictated your response.  ;)

So did know I was the ref but said you didnít know! What a nob! So you donít know the rules, thatís why you asked? But believe your own rules?

Jesus lads someone have a word with this clampit, Iím actually thinking heís not from Cushendall

I think its pretty obvious to everyone he knew you were the ref.

Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: September 18, 2018, 11:38:23 AM »
Lamh Dhearg vs cargin  - referee from St Galls and the winner probably plays st galls in the semi final.

The referee has a good reputation but for the avoidance of any doubt he shouldn't be reffing it. END OF. Problem Solved

I'm not sure if you are aware of the counties low intake of referee's each year?, people are unwilling to go forward with it as they will generally come up against people like yourself and others..

If a Cargin man referees a St Galls club league/Championship match, which happens often, do we lose the run of ourselves? Catch yourself on

Pick the best two men for the job regardless of their club (obviously not reffing their own club)
Let them do what they have done for years to get there and ref two of the biggest three games of the year in the county.

Think clubs should start concerning themselves more with the standard of football in the county and the standard of player than worrying about the attitude of a ref in a certain game.

Exactly, not fair on refs who have worked hard all year, i suppose in theory if a referees club is in a semi final, theres a good chance they will make the final so the ref cant get the final so to rule him out of getting a semi final is unfair, remember referees love the game too its not really fair for a referee who turns up on wet nights to referee 2 teams in a meaningless league game to then get overlooked for an important game because his club is involved in the other semi

« on: September 18, 2018, 11:35:34 AM »
Anytime ive seen MR2 ref, or indeed had him as a ref hes always been fair and ive never seen him 'apply different rules to different teams' wasnt at the game at the weekend so cant comment on his performance but id safely say any calls were made due to what he seen and not to try and make a game of it.

Also, no offence Auld Stock but i think you knew fine rightly MR2 was the ref, i think you wrote your message intentionally to have a pop at him which i think is bad form on a forum

Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: September 06, 2018, 02:43:46 PM »
Quite a bit of action round the county this weekend, again as usual, the Saffron Gael has given good previews my predictions are:


Ahoghill Vs St Brigids- Gonna go for the Div 2 leaders
St Teresas Vs Glenavy- Teresas
Portglenone Vs Rossa- Portglenone
Lamh Dhearg Vs Aghagallon- Hannahstown

Gort Vs Aldergrove- Gort
Randalstown Vs Moneyglass- Moneyglass
St Endas Vs St Pauls- St Endas

O'Donnells Vs Antrim- Antrim
Lisburn Vs Ardoyne- Ardoyne
Glenravel Vs Pearses- Glenravel
St Agnes Vs St Malachys- Mals

General discussion / Re: The Wire (tv drama)
« on: September 06, 2018, 01:19:55 PM »
the wire, sopranos, breaking bad and the shield are my favourite shows, watched them all twice. After watching them all twice i actually found Breaking Bad the best, on first watch you kinda dismiss Walter White as someone who's soft but then develop a hardened persona, when you watch it the 2nd time you realise hes just a calculated, ruthless guy who knows exactly what hes doing or getting others to do. The wire a close 2nd, best dialogue of ANY tv show when they are talking about how 'The Game' should be like any other industry, and why they shouldn't have to beat someone down for being short etc class.

General discussion / Re: TV Show recommendations
« on: September 05, 2018, 06:26:24 PM »
Better call Saul is just getting better and better latest episode was first class

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