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GAA Discussion / Re: The Sunday Game
« on: Today at 01:33:46 PM »
The "analysis" of the Sligo v Galway game last night was tremendous. Sean Cavanagh basically had a whinge about structures for 2 minutes and then Des goes "and now moving on". I didn't expect them to say much about the game as it probably didn't deserve more than a couple of minutes but at least make some kind of half hearted effort. All the other games got it but this one was just brushed aside.
Brolly did the same last week for Leitrim v Roscommon
Seems the Ulster boys are quite condescending towards connacht teams

And Cavan haven't exactly been overly competitive in Ulster for 3 decades. (97 excepted)

Would fancy winning an Ulster title this year with Tyrone's run (2 x Div 4, Div 2, Div 2 or relegated to Div 2), as opposed to Div 4 (promoted), Div 1, Div 1, ie #LeitrimRising #NationalLeague Champions #All-Ireland Semi-finalists. Can't believe Canvanagh said all that with a straight face; then again he has so much makeup plastered on his face, he has only one expression. Analyze the feckin game lads; enough of the pontificating.


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General discussion / Re: Eurovision final here we come!!
« on: May 17, 2019, 01:53:43 PM »
Didn't watch. But when heard that song awhile back, it was a shocking attempt to ape crap American pop/country crossover. Irrespective of the political implications, the committee at RTE who foisted that on our eardrums should be named and shamed. Some wit on hearing that the Americans were using Westlife music to torture prisoners commented that RTE have been doing the very same thing to the Irish public for years.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Connacht SFC 2019
« on: May 16, 2019, 04:05:30 PM »
Admission prices from Ros/Rhubarbs Ä5 higher than Sligo/Galway >:(.
Both games are semi finals.

35 euro on the day for a stand ticket for a provincial semi final. The Connacht GAA would need to cop themselves on.

The Prenty Dome - the Taj Mahal in the bogs of Bekan - has to be paid for.

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It was wasn't it?
A new All Ireland State = a new flag and anthem.
Probably  a Green flag with a red X on it

Ah Jaysus a green and red flag, letís not go to ridiculous extremes here.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Connacht SFC 2019
« on: May 10, 2019, 02:08:54 PM »
Best of luck to Leitrim on Sunday. You have the full support of your neighbours here in Mayo.

ĎĎTis like the old joke when Satan asked God why he was giving Roscommon all those lovely lakes, castles and abbeys and God replied: ďwait until you see the neighbours iím giving them.Ē

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We need to get to a place where united Ireland vs the Union is not green vs orange ... for those who promote a UI, they need to show why it is better both culturally and economically.  Likewise, those who promote the status quo of the union, need to explain in great detail as to why the union is better.  Letís have that big discussion and see where it goes, it may take the next 10+ years to have it, but letís have it.  Just demanding one or the other blindly does not suffice.

IMO NI is a failed entity, Unionists have failed NI, partition has failed this whole island.  But my opinion is worth nothing unless I back it up with hard facts.  My unionist colleagues in work have no argument to the economic fact that NI is a public sector dependent basket case.  Whereís Google, Apple, Facebook, Twitter, Intel, IBM, HP etc etc based in the north?  Nowhere is the answer.

Successive British governments and their policies here have helped make the north a basket case. Thatís why thereís no sign of google or Apple up here.

Are google and Apple in RoI because they are successful economies or because they are tax rate whores? If uk lowered corporate tax or allowed a lower rate in NI would NI compete with RoI for these mobile firms?

Would Alabama be able to compete with California? As well as looking to make filthy profits, these companies are also eager to attract a talented workforce, so lifestyle and other factors are important too.
Are you suggesting that the talent pool and lifestyle is inferior in Belfast than say Cork or Galway?

Not really. These top tech brands attract global workforces and Dublin is a desirable location. Despite all the bitching and moaning we ourselves do, itís a top global city with a thriving tech scene. For the record, I strongly believe Belfast and the North will thrive in a United Ireland. It is not just about low Corp tax, itís about how you go about attracting international investment, tourism, how you make friends abroad and the like. For all our faults we have done a decent job.

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We need to get to a place where united Ireland vs the Union is not green vs orange ... for those who promote a UI, they need to show why it is better both culturally and economically.  Likewise, those who promote the status quo of the union, need to explain in great detail as to why the union is better.  Letís have that big discussion and see where it goes, it may take the next 10+ years to have it, but letís have it.  Just demanding one or the other blindly does not suffice.

IMO NI is a failed entity, Unionists have failed NI, partition has failed this whole island.  But my opinion is worth nothing unless I back it up with hard facts.  My unionist colleagues in work have no argument to the economic fact that NI is a public sector dependent basket case.  Whereís Google, Apple, Facebook, Twitter, Intel, IBM, HP etc etc based in the north?  Nowhere is the answer.

Successive British governments and their policies here have helped make the north a basket case. Thatís why thereís no sign of google or Apple up here.

Are google and Apple in RoI because they are successful economies or because they are tax rate whores? If uk lowered corporate tax or allowed a lower rate in NI would NI compete with RoI for these mobile firms?

Would Alabama be able to compete with California? As well as looking to make filthy profits, these companies are also eager to attract a talented workforce, so lifestyle and other factors are important too.

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There was plenty of Protestants down South and they had to endure Catholic laws. Contraception was outlawed until the 1980s (every sperm is sacred) and divorce until the 1990s after a failed referendum in the 1980s. Parties like Sinn Fein and Fianna FŠil did not for example support the divorce referendum. It wasnít just bishops; the Catholic people and the Catholic politicians were every bit as bad. It took us an awful long time to grow up. Itís no that long since half the country were gone mad chasing moving statues. Even some bishops were aghast at that nonsense.

This implies that Protestants were necessarily in favour of divorce etc. As current DUP policy shows, this idea that Protestants favour anything goes is bollix.

Yes, get that the DUP types are ultra conservative. But the main point is we were not a plural society. Catholicism ruled the roost. Sure even when our first Protestant president Douglas Hyde died, the majority of Catholic politicians did not attend his funeral. Fianna Fail stayed at home, and FG attended but decided to stay in their cars outside. And after all that man did for Irish culture. Lots of other examples. We sold babies sold out of wedlock. We banned books, forced teachers like John McGahern out of a job. We were a shocking bunch down South. And in a United Ireland we would still have been a shocking bunch. And if people like Padraic Pearse (a bigger headcase than Dev) got their way, we'd have been even worse.



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Protestants feared "home rule would be Rome rule". They were proved correct. Pity they made a mess of the North at the same time.

If the country had left the UK in its entirety then it would have been less likely that the place would have become a theocratic hell hole at either end of the island. Prods and Taigs would have been better balanced. There's no way a million protestants would have allowed the place to be overrun by the bishops. It could have been like the founding of the United States where there were so many competing denominations that they just had to compromise on the religion thing and make the constitution religiously neutral.

There was plenty of Protestants down South and they had to endure Catholic laws. Contraception was outlawed until the 1980s (every sperm is sacred) and divorce until the 1990s after a failed referendum in the 1980s. Parties like Sinn Fein and Fianna FŠil did not for example support the divorce referendum. It wasnít just bishops; the Catholic people and the Catholic politicians were every bit as bad. It took us an awful long time to grow up. Itís no that long since half the country were gone mad chasing moving statues. Even some bishops were aghast at that nonsense.

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General discussion / Re: Elections North and South
« on: May 03, 2019, 04:53:42 PM »
Jesus the Tory's have taken some kicking here!!!

The question is how they interpret that.
Voters angry because they did not deliver Brexit or Voters abandoning them in favour of remaining parties (LibDems).

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General discussion / Re: NI job losses
« on: May 02, 2019, 01:49:59 PM »
Thats rotten, Shorts has a very skilled workforce with great design teams that have made some signifcant breakthroughs within the carbon fiber industry. Should they not get another buyer then it will be curtains to another skilled workforce that will be lost.

Only obvious buyer is the EU's Airbus and why would they move to the north with all the Brexit uncertainty, no gov, and bail out DUP politicians who are rabidly Anti-EU and refused to listen to Bombardier's warnings.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Connacht SFC 2019
« on: April 29, 2019, 07:22:50 PM »
Very big Mayo crowd heading to NY I am hearing. Wonder if Gaelic Park will even be able to accommodate them all.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Another PR disaster
« on: April 26, 2019, 02:42:19 PM »
At the end of the day, the GAA are not doing battle here with Damien Duff, The Irish Times, Dublin 4, the concerned housewives of Ireland; they are doing battle with their own people, the small community spirit that is the lifeblood of the association.

By that logic, the GAA should never discipline anyone, ever.

If we lived in a world of black and white, yes. But, say, if you are speeding to the hospital with a sick passenger and a gard pulls you over - does he delay you and give you a speeding ticket because you broke the rules of the road, or does he hop in the squad car and help you get to the hospital pronto. Likewise, the GAA should have used common sense here.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Another PR disaster
« on: April 26, 2019, 01:41:48 PM »
At the end of the day, the GAA are not doing battle here with Damien Duff, The Irish Times, Dublin 4, the concerned housewives of Ireland; they are doing battle with their own people, the small community spirit that is the lifeblood of the association. They can quote rules all they want. A mans health transcend the rule book. Parishioners were helping one of their own and it was the rules be damned. Time to let it go and say sorry to those people.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Another PR disaster
« on: April 24, 2019, 01:11:56 PM »
I think there's rules and there's judgement. The club broke the rules but exercised the right judgement in raising money for a local with a terrible illness. The GAA hierarchy followed the rules but exercised very poor judgement in punishing the club.

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