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General discussion / Re: Arlene's bigotry shines through
« on: September 25, 2018, 03:33:25 PM »
Arlene could be in bother after lunch, think she has just been set for a fall.

Dunno, they are all circling to throw Jonathan Bell under the bus. Making him out to be an unstable individual, who worshipped Peter Robinson and jealous of Arlene's leadership...  ::)

"Jonny" he was obviously put in the post to be walked over. Arlene knew what was going on.

Jonny is being fed to the wolves. It will be interesting if his "dossier" sees the light of day once this process completes and publishes their report.

Arlene knows nothing it seems and is keeping her nose clean. Ineptitude seems to be her get out clause.
Am I missing something, because other than smearing Bells character I haven't seen anything in the evidence that enables them to throw him under the bus?

He's being accused of delaying the remedial actions to prevent further spiralling costs. Arlene has repeated this line a few times now.

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General discussion / Re: Arlene's bigotry shines through
« on: September 25, 2018, 02:46:04 PM »
Arlene could be in bother after lunch, think she has just been set for a fall.

Dunno, they are all circling to throw Jonathan Bell under the bus. Making him out to be an unstable individual, who worshipped Peter Robinson and jealous of Arlene's leadership...  ::)

"Jonny" he was obviously put in the post to be walked over. Arlene knew what was going on.

Jonny is being fed to the wolves. It will be interesting if his "dossier" sees the light of day once this process completes and publishes their report.

Arlene knows nothing it seems and is keeping her nose clean. Ineptitude seems to be her get out clause.


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GAA Discussion / Re: JP McManus - Christmas comes early
« on: September 25, 2018, 09:50:58 AM »
PR gobshitery from McManus.

The little people are easily bought off with transparently empty gestures which are designed to gloss over his massive tax avoidance.

Robber barons like McManus are the problem with capitalism.

Whilst I entirely agree with you I do think there are double standards at play WRT paying tax in the South where JP is rightly frowned upon for not paying his dues, but the likes of Apple, Microsoft or whoever pay very little either and even when we're forced by the EU to bill them for €Billions we don't want to do that for some greater good.

€3.2million is small change to JP but welcome by every club in the land I'd have thought.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Biggest hammerings in club championship
« on: September 24, 2018, 11:29:17 AM »
Ballygunner handed out a 3 23 to 1 4 hammering to neighbours Passage in county semi final today
They are going for 5 in a row v Abbeyside who are looking for their first Waterford title in 2 weeks. Hopefully it will be a more competitive game.

Are Mount Sion and De LaSalle off the radar in Waterford City hurling circles?

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Hurling Discussion / Re: The home of hurling
« on: September 21, 2018, 10:30:53 AM »
Liam Cahill mustn't be trusted by the head honchos when they seem to have went after Sheehy.

Has Cahill blotted the copybook somewhere?

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Hurling Discussion / Re: NHL 2020 proposals
« on: September 20, 2018, 08:52:04 AM »
Sounds like bottom of 1A plays bottom of 1B for the only relegation spot.

Which is what should happen in the Leinster and Munster Championships as well (bottom Leinster plays bottom Munster, loser to Joe McDonagh for the following year).

One relegation place from 12 teams, closed shop if there ever was one. The same logic isn't being applied to Div2 or Div3, why?

That will in turn lead to a less competitive league where win one game and your safe for another year whereas the current league was hammer and tongs the whole way and the crowds responded accordingly.


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GAA Discussion / Re: Would you be in favour of a second tier?
« on: September 19, 2018, 01:05:01 PM »
Few neutrals go to games any more anyways so it will only be followers of the 2 Counties playing  anyway.
Putting a tiered 2 Final along with the Senior Final will mean that only a small number of people from the 2 Counties will be able to attend.
Not much fun for Leitrim or Carlow etc - Wonderful to get to the All Ireland Final but only 2,500 ofor them can see it.
For utm_source to have any hope as a stand alone competition it will need to be officially called "All Ireland Senior B or 2 Football Championship" and be held early enough to allow the winners into the last 12 of the main Championship.
Calling it officially the Dermot Earley/Páidi  O Sé or whoever Cup will nearly guarantee it will be a flop.

Tiering works for Camogie and ladies football as the finals are all played on the same showcase day.

I don't think that may be workable for hurling or Football AI finals, but I do think a second tier final could be before an AI semi-final.

Those that removed the CR and Nicy Rackard finals from the AI semi-final spots did hurling in weaker counties a huge disservice and should be ashamed of themselves. Hurling men my arse.

If the same was allowed to happen in a tiered football championship then Horan and Co need their holes booted the length and breadth of the country.


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Hurling Discussion / NHL 2020 proposals
« on: September 19, 2018, 12:23:33 PM »
http://www.hoganstand.com/Article/Index/290537

The Allianz Hurling Leagues could have a new look by 2020.

GAA President John Horan has revealed that plans are afoot to revamp Division 1A and Division 1B of the leagues so as to allow managers place a greater emphasis on development of players in the competition.

Under the proposals currently being considered, there would no longer be promotion and relegation between Divisions 1A and 1B.

“It was felt the winners of the All-Ireland were coming out of 1B and 1A seemed to be extremely competitive and there was a feeling there that it wasn't giving managers an opportunity to actually play players in a developmental manner because results were key, particularly in 1A, even in 1B because they were all trying to get out of it,” he explained to gaa.ie.

“There is a view there that we will go back to two equal divisions and that they would play and there would only be relegation between the bottom two in each Division so relegation wouldn't be a factor and teams would get a chance to rest players and that players would get a chance to breakthrough.”


Surely they'll do the same for the other divisions or are players in those divisions different WRT rest and development.

Nothing wrong with the current setup.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Row in Mayo LGFA
« on: September 19, 2018, 11:22:04 AM »
Parkinson's hypocrisy is laughable.




That was before he interviewed the manager last week and he openly admitted he was in the wrong to question him previously.

For someone who the Carnacon players claim is basically a monster I thought he was more complimentary to Cora Staunton than she deserved. I was at the final last year and every time she got the ball it was shoot on site. Didn't even consider the option to pass to  a teammate. Crazy decisions at times to go her own rather than pass the ball.

Did you see the video of her telling the girls who the manager had delegated the free taking to go away as she was taking them. She did it twice to 2 different players.

These same players pressure their teammates to drop off the panel to force the manager's resignation but they chose to stay and support the manager. To me that only makes for a stronger panel. Not only should the manager not resign but the Carnacon players should apologise to him and their teammates for their actions if they want to play for the county again.
Because he agreed to be a guest on Parkinson's show.

Parkinson has zero integrity and is basically a troll.

12 of your best players dropping off a panel does not make for a stronger panel and only a fantasist could think otherwise. Again, reality is not doing some of the pro-Leahy posters any favours here.

How many players dropped off the Dublin hurling panel under Ger Cunningham? I'd say it was around 12.

Did that make for a stronger panel?

No, but it probably helped Gilroy and Cunningham this year as lads got game time that stood to them.

Management is never easy and compromise is probably a day and daily task ,but you can't be held to ransom by anyone player or club no matter how good they are (or were).
If they feel the need to walk then so be it, but don't be bringing all your mates with you as it seems that some probably never had an issue with the management or if they have then they haven't made it known.


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GAA Discussion / Re: Row in Mayo LGFA
« on: September 18, 2018, 04:43:15 PM »
They weren’t happy with how the management treated them (Rightly or wrongly can be debated forever) and they left.

That should have been the end of it.

For me, this all kicked off when they were banned from playing club championship. I still think that was a silly decision and I also think it was brought about due to the club being disliked by other clubs in Mayo.
The rest of these discussions should have been held behind closed doors.
Banning them from club championship got their backs up, brought the media attention to it and caused it to descend into shite.

Handled very badly.

I think the initial reason they gave for walking away didn't reflect well on the management as they left everything hanging with some sort of wishy washy statement about it'll all come out later.

Mayo LGFA had to do something to change the narrative, but chose the nuclear option. Not good either.

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: September 18, 2018, 01:29:18 PM »
League is over in fairness..

Chelsea not have the same record?

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GAA Discussion / Re: Paul Kimmage interviews Sean Cavanagh
« on: September 17, 2018, 03:09:29 PM »
It's mad that this is even up for debate in 2018.
Believe what you want to believe, that's your business.
Don't make it anyone else's.

Agreed.

So why are people insisting the Tyrone panel shouldn’t go mass as a group if that’s there wishes?

How would you know that all these young men in their 20's want to go to mass enbloc?

I'd say that as a representative group for lads that age they are an outlier wrt attending Mass.

Would there be the potential for lads to feel pressure to attend Mass to keep the right side of management??


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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: September 12, 2018, 09:12:40 AM »

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GAA Discussion / Re: Paul Kimmage interviews Sean Cavanagh
« on: September 10, 2018, 03:07:42 PM »
Five Points - you mightn't think it a priority and maybe I'm the only one, but I find Harte's bringing of religion into the changing room just as bad as bringing politics into it.  Very dangerous, backward road to be on.  It assumes everyone is a practicing catholic, and assumes everyone conforms.  People can be reared in the catholic community, but be very anti-church.  We do have small but rising numbers of protestants and other religions involved and need more. This is hugely inappropriate and must be tackled.  Can't understand that there isn't uproar over this.  GAA shouldn't be tolerating it in this day and age.  Before you say anything, I'm a practicing catholic myself, but find this totally wrong.

I don't necessarily disagree but I still find it funny being listed as a priority in a thread about spitting biting and sledging.

I'd say its that some people struggle to conflate the two within the same team ethos or actions.

I'm not saying Tyrone are unique in this but they do seem to have a bad press wrt sledging and so forth and I can't say for sure that is well earned or not, but it does follow them around like a bad smell.


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Hurling Discussion / Re: hurler of the year so far anyone?
« on: September 10, 2018, 12:50:48 PM »
Donoghue possibly his own man but his huge weakness is actual game time responses.

has team prepared, drilled etc to the nines but needs someone to read the game. Like that was a 1 point hammering, Limerick deserved possibly a 10 point margin to reflect their superiority but Galway bench was frozen rigid

Easy to be frozen rigid when you look behind you and you don't see any game changers to spring!

He went with the usual suspects and there was no kick from them.

Contrast that with Limerick and their subs.

This is also an issue with Cork and Tipp IMO, strong enough 15 on the field, but when someone has an off day the replacements aren't there.

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