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In Mayo up until this year, the championship structure was for all teams. For example, A, B and the one or two C teams could all be promoted or relegated within the same structure  i.e win Junior A go up to intermediate, which is what happened this year. Now however, the B teams are graded on how they did last year in the championship and are put into the Junior A, B and C championships. Meanwhile the clubs that operate at junior only themselves are in the Exclusive Junior Championship.

League structure, 6 Divisions, all A, B and C teams can be promoted/relegated etc. Division 1, 2 and 3 games are fixed for Saturday evenings, whereas 4, 5 and 6 are usually Sunday at 12.

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General discussion / Re: 26 County General Election 2020
« on: January 28, 2020, 05:54:14 PM »
Didn't think Mary Lou was great last night, few big speeches but little in the way of policy which let her down. She did land a few knockout blows to Martin though who had a car crash night.

Thought Varadkar was the real winner, Boyd Barrett did well too.

Rossfan is one of those lads who is a silent FF/FG voter. He will tell everyone he doesn't vote for them but will be ticking their box as soon as he gets into the voting hall. Bizarrely he only seems to criticise SF when the establishment parties have utterly decimated his own state with their greed and self-interest.

You'd have to be some simpleton to vote FF.

Varadkar did well playing the quiet card alright.

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General discussion / Re: 26 County General Election 2020
« on: January 28, 2020, 08:05:27 AM »
Who "won" last night's debate?

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GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 1 - 2020
« on: January 26, 2020, 10:56:07 AM »
Review of sorts.

Clarke, did well under the high balls dropping in. Almost gifted Donegal a goal, but as per my previous post they hit it wide. Mullen, fitted right in going to be a solid cb or hb. Harrison wasn't too bad either. Boyle - ferocious in the tackle as ever. Everything you want in a player. O'Hora, was excellent I thought. What age is he does anyone know? Coen had a decent game too, did as well as he could on Murphy. Durcan had a good few drives upfield too. Struggled at midfield big time in first half. Parsons might never fully recover from his injury. Jordan Flynn played better in the second half when moved to half forward line. I thought Bryan Walsh struggled big time and was surprised to see him coming out after half time. Diarmuid had a very good game in my opinion. Boland was ok also I think,(was behind the goal to the left of the tv screens and I thought he kicked the ball away in the first half a bit too much). His sub certainly made an impact at the end of the game. Tommy Conroy had a solid performance. Not sure if Reape was the answer to our problems. Carr scored a peach of a goal ;D.

The halftime subs definitely made an impact. It seems to be typical Horan, wait until halftime to make a sub regardless of how bad anyone's playing.

Ref was frustrating. I couldn't believe the Donegal number 5 didn't see the line after crashing the player whose name escapes me st this moment in time into the wall of the stand.

Donegal will be kicking themselves after that. They had awful wides. As Manning18 said Mayo got lucky. It's nice to have a biteen of luck for a change. Major improvement needed for the weekend ahead.

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GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 1 - 2020
« on: January 25, 2020, 11:20:50 PM »
I'd agree with BJ Padden on that James Carr goal, a point effort that dropped into the net.

Commentator seemed to think he meant it. Pretty sure it was a point attempt that dropped short into the far corner of the net.

He didn't look at the posts at all so had no idea where the keeper was, so was 100% a point attempt. Between that, the ref playing way over time, the other jammy deflected goal and all the Donegal wides, it looks as if lady luck is on Mayo's side for yet another season

 ;D ;D

f**k me, I  left before the goal went in. Which is rather unlike me. I just couldn't see a way back for Mayo at that late stage. Yes Carr went for a point and it dropped in. Donegal will be kicking themselves with their poor shooting and dropped balls into Clarke's hands however.

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General discussion / Re: Acht na Gaeilge
« on: January 23, 2020, 10:41:42 AM »
Bhí mé ag smaoineamh go mbeadh do teachtaireacht trí mheán na Gaeilge, cosúil leis an teideal.

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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: January 23, 2020, 10:39:18 AM »
Remember the heady days of last summer when 3 or 4 signings would translate to 80+ points. Easy they said!!  ;D ;D
It was 90+ actually!!

In fairness Burnley put out a strong team against them so that's a sign of progress...

Thought this was the Man Utd thread?

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General discussion / Re: 26 County General Election 2020
« on: January 23, 2020, 08:55:01 AM »
[Don't get me started on rolling out the broadband across the country - sure best way would be to tender for it.  Oh no, we'll just offer it to one company for a bankload of money...no tendering required.  Great economic sense alright.

They did tender for it, only one company remained in the tender process.
Mind you, what they were trying to do was bollix.

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It's bad when Varadkar is more republican than Martin.

Martin is a bit slithery, but you know rightly that he would love  to the FF leader who united  the country.

He is the most repulsive snake of free state partitionism.

Do they still call themselves the Republican Party? Micheal Martin is more partitionist than most in FG and that takes some doing.

Is it not a bit obscene that Pat Kenny provided both Leo and Micheal with an opportunity to tear into Sinn Féin when SF weren't allowed to be there to defend themselves? Surely this is fundamentally wrong?

That's the establishment for you.

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General discussion / Re: 26 County General Election 2020
« on: January 22, 2020, 11:32:58 PM »
[Don't get me started on rolling out the broadband across the country - sure best way would be to tender for it.  Oh no, we'll just offer it to one company for a bankload of money...no tendering required.  Great economic sense alright.

They did tender for it, only one company remained in the tender process.
Mind you, what they were trying to do was bollix.

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It's bad when Varadkar is more republican than Martin.

Martin is a bit slithery, but you know rightly that he would love  to the FF leader who united  the country.

He is the most repulsive snake of free state partitionism.

+1. Probably voting SF after that.

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GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 1 - 2020
« on: January 22, 2020, 10:10:48 PM »
Mayo starting 15 for Saturday...

The team named will see four players making their league debuts. They are Oisin Mullin, Jordan Flynn, Bryan Walsh & Ryan O'Donoghue.

1. David Clarke - Ballina Stepenites
2. Oisin Mullin - Kilmaine
3. Brendan Harrison - Aghamore
4. Colm Boyle - Davitts
5. Padraig O'Hora - Ballina Stephenites
6. Stephen Coen - Hollymount/Carramore
7. Patrick Durcan - Castlebar Mitchels(C)
8. Tom Parsons - Charlestown
9. Jordan Flynn - Crossmolina Deel Rovers
10. Bryan Walsh - Ballintubber
11. Diarmuid O'Connor - Ballintubber
12. Fergal Boland - Aghamore
13. Ryan O'Donoghue - Belmullet
14. Brian Reape - Bohola Moy Davitts
15. James Carr - Ardagh

I reckon if that team starts, Coen will move to fb, Harrison to corner back and Boyle to 6. Inexperienced enough full forward line, but they have to start somewhere.

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General discussion / Re: 26 County General Election 2020
« on: January 22, 2020, 08:56:09 PM »
SF nothing more than a protest vote. Fringe party at best.

So basically it's a waste of time voting for anyone other than the main two parties, because it amounts to "just a protest vote"?

An interesting, if a tad ironic, theory to hear coming from an SDLP fanboy.

If FG get a kicking from the electorate (as opinion polls would appear to suggest), they will go into opposition. Then FF and SF will likely be left with the responsibility of forming a government. Will they accept that responsibility. If I recall correctly, no one was too keen to form a government after last election, other than Enda Kenny, despite FG also losing a lot of seats.
Be under no illusion, FF and FG will not coalesce with the Shinners under any circumstances. That's nothing to do with ideology and all to do with popularity. The two major players in Irish politics won't accept  another will do everything they can to prevent SF becoming a threat to them both.
If FF becomes the majority party, FG will do a confidence & supply deal with them and if, somehow, FG is the one with the most seats, things will continue as before.
In a nutshell, FF and FG may dislike each other but both fear SF and don't want to give them a look in of any sort.

If they both do okish they will continue the confidence and supply. But if Fine Gael take a bad beating, they will go into opposition to lick their wounds (as they should, and would be the smarter move for them). In which case, FF and SF will come under pressure to form a government, especially if they are the two parties with the momentum.

Maybe if someone such as Ó Cuiv was FF leader that would be possible. Cannot see FF/SF coalition under Martin. Also,SF would be betraying their own voters if that happened too in my opinion.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Next Decade of GAA Predictions
« on: January 22, 2020, 02:59:54 PM »
I'll post something pessimistic before nearly every game involving Mayo.

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General discussion / Re: 26 County General Election 2020
« on: January 22, 2020, 02:51:49 PM »
Looks like I'll be voting Fitzmaurice and Naughten 1 and 2.
After that I don't know as I swore never to vote FF again after 2007, FG have been awful on the 2 main crises affecting people (Housing and Health), and apart from a Green candidate I'd be wasting my vote on the rest. Mind you voting Green round here would also be a waste.
FG have someone I never heard of from Galway while FF have hopped Orla Leyden in for gender balance and presumably to dump Eugene Murphy.
Be great if we could get 3 Independents in.

And what if there was an actual 2 party coalition, the independents would be useless in that instance.

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GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 1 - 2020
« on: January 22, 2020, 11:52:01 AM »
Happy new year, fellow Division oneians. Hard to know how Mayo will do, a lot depends on the first two games. Donegal will be well up for the game in Ballybofey after what happened there the last time both counties faced each other and indeed last summer's one when we dumped them out of the championship against the head. Mayo have never won in Donegal either and it's hard to see that unwanted record to be broken on Saturday evening.

The second one is in Castlebar v the Dubs.

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GAA Discussion / Re: 2019 Season Ticket
« on: December 03, 2019, 10:02:49 AM »
Season ticket arrived today.

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