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GAA Discussion / Re: Meath's demise
« on: Today at 07:03:18 AM »
So now it turns out Conor Nash is going to the AFL after signing with Hawthorns for two years.

Well all I can say is SHIT.  :(

Best of luck to him all the same but we certainly could have done with him. Would have been hard with both the AFL and Leinster Rugby after him too.

If Pairc Tailteann is ever redeveloped I wonder what you'd have to spend on it. I reckon we wouldn't need more than a 25,000 capacity ground. Cork are spending 70m on a 50,000 seater. Nothing like that kind of money isn't really floating around these days. I suppose we're lucky to have Dunganny.

Given the way the floodlights were handled if it ever happens it needs to be taken out of the county boards hands completely.

General discussion / Re: Ashers cake controversy.
« on: October 24, 2016, 10:43:28 PM »
Obviously its a complicated issue and could set some difficult precedents but ultimately I think the cake shop owner ought to have their religious views respected even if I don't personally agree with them. Plenty of other religious views are accommodated by businesses across Europe despite the questionable moral ethics of some of their practices. In this instance this is the least incendiary case I can think of and yet look at the storm its creating, and this families livelihood could be in jeopardy over it.

I've spoken to some gay lads who've told me they find it all embarrassing. In their words "Its just a bloody cake, can't they just go somewhere else, there is plenty of other places". But then they weren't that keen on gay marriage or modern gay activism in general.

General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: October 20, 2016, 01:26:54 PM »
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Interesting graphic that illustrates what I said a few pages back. As the white demographic goes so goes the GOP.

Not sure about the source but I'd say it's close enough. What the underlying reasons for it are up for debate. Does lower taxes and limited government not appeal to non-Europeans and women?

General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: October 18, 2016, 11:10:58 AM »
Hillary will not be able to govern.

Wanna bet? The way the house and senate races are going, it looks like Trump is dragging the whole GOP ship down to the bottom with him. The Republicans are finished for a generation. We're looking at immigration reform, socialized medicine, death penalty abolition, gun control and a load of other progress in the next eight years with plenty of high quality Democrats waiting in the wings to step in next (Booker, Newsom, etc.). The catastrophic GW Bush years are looking more and more like an anomaly.

The GOP are finished from what I can see. They would love to go back to nominating a Jeb or a Romney but that will fail miserably as everyone knows they stand for nothing different to Hillary that really matters. They can try pandering to minorities like the democrats but they'll lose the disaffected white vote, though where that vote goes after that is anyone's guess. The libertarians are a joke.

The democrats will have their own problems keeping the neo-cons who are backing Hilary and their multi-faceted base from diverging. But as the podesta emails have shown its only a matter of keeping a "uniformed and compliant electorate".

General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: October 18, 2016, 02:05:59 AM »
Not to mention RussiaToday getting its bank accounts frozen by the UK. There is serious skullduggery going on. All the while there is little or no evidence of Russia hacking the DNC but it would seem they make a nice scapegoat. However I wouldn't like them to poke the bear too hard. It's getting ridiculous now, and all of it unnecessary from what I can see.

General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: October 18, 2016, 01:51:38 AM »
So what's going on with Wikileaks and Assange. From what I can gather John Kerry made some threats towards Ecuador that they should extradite him ASAP or face serious consequences. Assanges Internet access has been cut off now by Ecuadorian officials.

This follows the leak of Hilarys Goldman Sachs speeches along with the podesta emails and others. There might be some move in the coming hours where he is removed from the embassy and placed under arrest.

This is all from reading Wikileaks tweets and other insider sources which will either be proved true or false as events take shape.

Goes to show how much the establishment, corporations, media and all their backers want Hilary rather than a Trump or Sanders putting the brakes on their gravy train.

Might all be a ruse by Assange as he might have nothing left on her though from what I've read it should already be over for her. Perhaps if she wasn't running against a buffoon like trump it would be, but then only for Trump running against a corrupt hag like Clinton is he still in the race. Bizarre situation. Hard to believe this is what America has to choose between.

General discussion / Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« on: October 17, 2016, 07:03:45 AM »
Terrible to see a great man go with so many miles still to travel and so much to offer as a father and a coach.

Might he be the top scoring Irish forward still?

GAA Discussion / Re: Meath's demise
« on: October 16, 2016, 10:58:51 AM »
More good news on the Meath front, Conor Nash who captained our minors and the Irish under 18s rugby team has turned down a chance to play for Hawthorns in the AFL and is now looking to follow in the footsteps of Gerry McEntee and become a doctor. Hopefully this means he choosing GAA over rugby but we'll see what happens on that front in time.

GAA Discussion / Re: County Senior Football Championship Updates
« on: October 16, 2016, 10:47:49 AM »
Senior football is so overrated.

St Vincents are Junior B champions of Meath! Hon the Vinnie's!

Deutsche Bank is too big to fail. Germans are going to have to shoulder this one.

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In a way Mayo did really well to be so close to a team that blew away most of the other competitors when you think that Mayo haven't much if an up front threat. If Mayo find two absolute top drawer forwards they'd have won that and they could utilize Aiden O'Shea more effectively.

General discussion / Re: Big Sam
« on: September 28, 2016, 12:14:46 AM »
From what I can tell, and I'm not speaking as someone who cares that much about soccer of any variety but since I live in England my impression of it is that the game is too entrenched in working class culture. It is a culture that has a very narrow (and often dim) way of viewing the world and most if not all the leading men in English football seem to come from that class and culture. They don't seem to be very bright or ever come in with new ideas. This doesn't just apply to the manager. Whereas the Dutch and Germans seem to have a more varied group of people that coach and organise the game coming from various strata of society. 

By contrast, you don't see a footballing equivalent of Clive Woodward. And Woodward doesn't even come across as anything special when you hear him speak but he was a very good organiser, with a keen attention to detail and would leave no stone unturned when looking for an advantage over the opposition.

Obviously its a bit unfair to compare football and rugby as rugby is not as competitive but English football appears to me that it needs to shake off the working class mentality and culture that surrounds it.

GAA Discussion / Re: Why are Dublin so minors
« on: September 27, 2016, 09:46:33 PM »
We threw our money at the floodlights in PT till they fell over.

Actually we spent money putting them up, then spent more money taking them down. If they fell it would have saved us a few bob.

any live streams??

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