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General discussion / Re: Things that make you go What the F**k?
« on: December 06, 2019, 03:31:22 AM »
Not much being said about it on this side of the planet, but in Samoa a widespread measles outbreak has so far killed 60 children - all bar eight of them were under four years old.

Samoa measles epidemic: Death toll rises to 60

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The death toll from Samoa's measles epidemic has risen to 60, with five deaths recorded in the past 24 hours.

All but eight of the dead were children aged under four.

The Ministry of Health said another 171 cases of measles recorded since Tuesday bringing the total to more than 4000.

Of those who are ill, 177 people remain in hospital, including 20 children in critical condition.

It's the eighth day the death toll has risen.

https://www.rnz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/404799/samoa-measles-epidemic-death-toll-rises-to-60

F*ckin' loathe these anti-vaxxer bullshitters.  >:(

Just to add, also a report from a couple of weeks ago mentioning that a mass measles outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has killed approx. 5000 children in the country.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-50506743

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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone Club Football and Hurling
« on: December 04, 2019, 10:26:45 PM »
For anyone interested, the second Under 21 Grade 1 Championship Semi-final between Galbally & Carrickmore is down for this Saturday in Healy Park (5.00pm) while the Under 13 Grade 3 League final between Drumragh and Castlederg is also on Saturday in Newtownstewart (12.00pm).

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Kilkeel,  Co Down, the town voted by this board as the biggest shithole in Ireland has deservedly won yet another accolade as the town with the worst Christmas tree in Northern Ireland.  I don't know how to post pictures on this, but the tree is comically bad!

I think Fintona’s could have run it close!!

We got that one sorted out! 🎄🎅🏻👍🏻







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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone County Football and Hurling
« on: December 03, 2019, 12:06:30 AM »
Martin Sludden up for Vice Chair/Chair of the CCC

Citation needed!

Annual Report released this evening there online. Has all nominations/motions in it.

Yep, just skimmed through it there. He's the only challenger to the outgoing Eunan Lindsay (page 81 in the convention report). Rory Cox has been nominated for PRO against Eugene McConnell, and there's a few jostling for the two County reps to the Ulster Council. No other challengers to the top table.

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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone County Football and Hurling
« on: December 02, 2019, 11:02:03 PM »
Martin Sludden up for Vice Chair/Chair of the CCC

Citation needed!

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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone Club Football and Hurling
« on: December 02, 2019, 02:08:32 AM »
Fionn's early Monday morning review of the past 48 hours...

Commiserations to Galbally whom put up a good fight on Saturday night in the Athletic Grounds, but lost out to Monaghan IFC championship Magheracloone whom by most accounts were the slightly better team on the day and deserving winners. Losing in an Ulster Final for your club is not something that is easy to take, but Galbally can by all accounts say that they had a very successful domestic season, with their seniors doing the IFC/Div 2 double & the reserves also winning the league whilst losing out in the IRFC final only by a point to Greencastle. A team that should be worth looking at for 2020 at senior level.

Meanwhile back in Tyrone, Loughmacrory managed to achieve promotion to the senior ranks on Saturday in Killeeshil when they accounted for Eglish in the Div 1/2 play-off by 0-12 to 0-6. The result sees Loughmacrory play with the big boys in 2020 alongside Galbally & Pomeroy. For Eglish however, there will be bitter disappointment in being relegated straight away after winning the Division 2 league in 2018. That game now wraps up all ACL activity for 2019.

The first of the Under 21 Grade 1 semi-finals took place in Newtownstewart on Sunday between Dungannon & Dromore - Dungannon marching on to the final with a solid 2-8 to 0-6 win. They will now meet either Carrickmore or Galbally, whose semi-final will surely be fixed very soon with the latter's loss in the Ulster club IFC.

The only youth football activity to be round up for 2019 is the Under 13 Grade 3 league, and the final will be between Drumragh and Castlederg - the two teams won their semi-finals on Sunday, Castlederg comfortably accounting for Clonoe at home 8-13 to 3-3, while Drumragh went to Edendork and defeated the home side by two points, 3-10 to 4-5.

Expanding horizons slightly, congrats to St. Joseph's Donaghmore whom won their first ever "A" grade schools title after defeating Inishowen Colleges in the Sciath na nÓg (Under 14.5 "A" shield) final at a windy Killyclogher 1-7 to 1-5 last Tuesday. Coming up, St. Ciaran's Ballygawley will face St. Colm's Draperstown in the Arthurs Cup (Under 16.5 "C") final which will be held under lights at MUSA in Cookstown on Wednesday 11th December, throw-in 8.00pm - St. Colm's reached the final having defeated the Dean Maguirc Carrickmore in their semi-final. St. Ciaran's also have another final to look forward to when they will face another Derry school, St. Conor's Clady/Kilrea in the McDevitt (Under 14.5 "C") final, date yet to be arranged. Keeping track of schools competitions across the board isn't the easiest of jobs, but it's worth keeping an eye out!



To be fixed...

Under 21 G1 Championship Semi-Final
Galbally vs. Carrickmore (neutral venue)

Under 21 G1 Championship Final
Dungannon vs. Galbally or Carrickmore (neutral venue)

Under 13 G3 League Final
Castlederg vs. Drumragh (neutral venue)

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General discussion / Re: Things that make you go What the F**k?
« on: November 30, 2019, 06:54:49 AM »
Doctors ordered to ‘re-implant ectopic pregnancy’ or face ‘abortion murder’ charge*

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A US state has introduced an extreme anti-abortion bill that orders doctors to perform a procedure that does not exist in medical science – or face life in jail.

Governors in Ohio say medics must re-implant ectopic pregnancies, which happen when a fertilised egg implants itself outside of the womb, or face murder charges.

The condition is a life-threatening and can kill a woman if the embryonic tissue grows unchecked. The embryo that has implanted outside the womb cannot be saved and no procedure exists that could re-implant an ectopic pregnancy.

In countries with strict abortion laws, ectopic pregnancies are one of the few exceptions that allow women to get the procedure, as it is impossible for the egg to develop into a child.

https://metro.co.uk/2019/11/29/doctors-ordered-re-implant-ectopic-pregnancy-face-abortion-murder-charge-11239369/

* Headline is a bit misleading as it hasn't been made law yet. Still, the fact they are perusing this after they've been informed by professionals that it is medically impossible to re-implant a fertilised human egg into the womb as part of emergency treatment for an ectopic pregnancy is just feckin' nuts.


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General discussion / Re: Westminster Election 12th December 2019
« on: November 28, 2019, 11:20:07 PM »
Whatever the issue concerning "real", "flase" or "blurred" anti-semitism in British politics and wider society, linking to globalresearch.ca to source your POV is a really poor idea. It's essentially the left-wing estranged twin brother of InfoWars/Prison Planet whom were separated from each other shortly after birth. On Wikipedia, it's regarded as an "unreliable source".

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GAA Discussion / Re: Colm O'Rourke vs. the GPA
« on: November 24, 2019, 07:29:57 PM »
Dungannon really on the up. Playing week in week out against good opposition up is what is helping them. Expect them in Antrim division one soon enough.

Certainly doing well. Opened their own grounds a couple of years ago, and had a Feile team that won a Division 2 Cup a few years ago too. They also reached the final of the Ulster Club MHC tournament at Ballinascreen having won the shield title earlier this year. A very passionate & dedicated bunch within Eoghain Ruadh, they take teams all over the place for games. Their dominance at youth level in Tyrone however is coming at a cost somewhat since they've won everything in sight the last few years in the county with only a few teams operating with several of them fledgling and getting footholds where hurling was rarely if ever seen before, but that is not Eoghain Ruadh's problem to deal with, that's for the county hurling committee. Geography definitely an advantage for them and Naomh Colmcille, whom both compete in the Antrim leagues and don't have to travel too far to get competitive games against the strongest sides in Ulster. Further west in Tyrone, it's more difficult to be able to do this although Omagh have been putting efforts in at the younger levels in both hurling & camogie. At present the biggest barrier is getting club teams fielded beyond Under 14 levels.

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I always enjoy a trip to the Athletic Grounds.  A few thousand people creates a good atmosphere there. The whole Casement Project should be scrapped and just start from scratch. Build something suitable for Antrim, small and compact.  Would be much better than a big white elephant which will only be full once a year.  It’s just another one of the shambles stories from the Stormont era (reading Burned at the moment).

That's the main reason I never really enjoyed going to games in the old Casement - the ground being so open and the distance between the pitch and the stands always gave it a "cold" feeling even if the attendance was well into five figures. Healy Park suffers something similar, but to a lesser extent. The Athletic Grounds benefits from having two roofed areas along the length of both sides of the pitch, as well as both those stands being quite close to the playing area. Doesn't take too many people to get a good atmosphere going.


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GAA Discussion / Re: Colm O'Rourke vs. the GPA
« on: November 24, 2019, 07:08:12 PM »
Whatever about the rest of the article, sending Liam McCarthy Cup teams up north to Fermanagh, Tyrone or Leitrim to play exhibition games during the "off-season" along with one public training session, on its own, would do next to nothing to encourage hurling participation levels. At least in Tyrone.

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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone Club Football and Hurling
« on: November 24, 2019, 06:20:42 PM »
And just out of curiosity, when was last time Castlederg and Clonoe faced each other in a competitive match in mens/boys football? It's not a pairing you often see.

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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone Club Football and Hurling
« on: November 24, 2019, 06:18:18 PM »
Fionn's near end-of-season Sunday report...

First to adult football, and in the Division 2 promotion play-off final Loughmacrory managed to scrape a one point win over Owen Roes in Killyclogher. Owen Roes will I'm sure be gutted, having led 1-5 to 0-2 at half time and also leading with just five minutes to go, but two goal strikes in the first 10 minutes of the second half brought Loughmacrory back from the dead and a late deciding point means that they will now play Eglish in the Division 1/2 promotion/relegation play-off next weekend.

Meanwhile in Eskra, Newtownstewart & Killeeshil met in the Division 2/3 play-off with Newtownstewart running out 2-9 to 0-9 victors, a strong third quarter by NTS helped them pull away and put the tie beyond reach for Killeeshil. This means Killeeshil will stay in Division 3 & Junior grade for 2020, while Newtownstewart's win will mean that the new Naomh Eoghan club will commence playing Intermediate football next year.

On to youth grades, and congratulations to both Trillick & Galbally whom won the Under 13 G1 & G2 titles respectively, Galbally winning the G2 final at Ardboe on Saturday against Eglish 2-15 to 3-8 while Trillick overcame the challenge of Carrickmore in Drumragh on Sunday. Trillick led 0-6 to 0-3 at half time, and while Carrickmore kept themselves in contention with two goals in the third quarter, Trillick found an extra gear in the last 10 minutes to put daylight between their opponents, winning 0-13 to 2-3.

The U13 Grade 3 league finished up their final group ties over the week as well, with the semi-finals now confirmed - Edendork will be hosting Drumragh while Clonoe will be making the long journey westwards when they will be hosted by Castlederg.

For this coming weekend, all the best to Galbally in the Ulster Club IFC Final on Saturday evening at the Athletic Grounds in Armagh, Magheracloone of Monaghan standing between them and a provincial title. Also we finally get one of the Under 21 G1 semi-finals going with Dungannon facing off against Dromore.

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Fixtures (correct at time of publishing)

Adult

Saturday 30th November

Ulster Club Intermediate Championship Final

Galbally (TE) vs. Magheracloone (MN)
Throw-in: 7.00pm, Venue: Athletic Grounds, Armagh

Division 1/2 Play-off

Eglish vs. Loughmacrory
Throw-in: 1.30pm, Venue TBA (Neutral)

Under 21 Championship G1 Semi Final

Dungannon vs. Dromore
Throw-in: 1.30pm, Venue TBA

Youth

Sunday 1st December

Under 13 League G3 Semi Finals

Edendork vs. Drumragh
Throw-in: 11.30am, Venue: Edendork

Castlederg vs. Clonoe
Throw-in 11.30am, Venue: Castlederg

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Fixtures still TBA...

Under 21 G1 Semi-Final*

Carrickmore vs. Galbally

Under 13 G3 Final

Edendork or Drumragh vs. Castlederg or Clonoe

Under 21 G1 Final

Dungannon or Dromore vs. Carrickmore or Galbally


* Apologies for an error last week which stated that one of the U21 G1 semis was Dungannon vs. Errigal Ciaran. It is in fact Dungannon vs. Dromore, as I misread the results from earlier in the competition wrong. I'm mentioning this because if I didn't say anything then Dromore wans would never stop yapping to me about it.

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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone Club Football and Hurling
« on: November 24, 2019, 03:21:19 PM »
Loughmacrory 2-7 Owen Roes 1-9
Newtownstewart 2-9 Killeeshil 0-9

Lough face Eglish in Div1/2 play-off. NTS secure intermediate status for Naomh Eoghain in 2020 while Killeeshil remain in Junior.

U13 G1 final - Trillick 0-13 Carrickmore 2-3

More later.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Leinster Club Championships
« on: November 24, 2019, 02:57:25 PM »
Mullinavat have reached the Leinster IFC final after defeating Rosenallis of Laois 2-10 to 1-7 yesterday. They now face Mattock Rangers of Louth in the provincial final, scheduled for 7th December.



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