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General discussion / Re: The Fine Gael thread
« on: Today at 12:02:24 PM »
If/when a border poll becomes a reality, it will be of benefit to have some sort of non-toxic relationship with the largest unionist party.
SF may consider themselves the gate keepers of irish unity, others might see them as an inpediment to it when it comes within grasp.

General discussion / Re: Cookstown Incident
« on: March 20, 2019, 11:10:43 AM »
Perhaps when the dust settles on this tragic event, we can have a serious conversation about the drinking culture in Ireland, not only among young people, but in general.  The utter dependency on alcohol is frightening -even check out the t-shirts on those hen night girls and you can see that virtually all our down time with friends is spent in the company of alcohol and we have a crazy obsession with it.  400 people in a car park is not a risk and should never be a risk, but young people getting off buses, tanked up, drunk and possibly many having taken cocaine and suddenly the vulnerability of those at the front and those who are smaller and lighter can be understood.  We also need to realise that parents allowing their children to have fake ID is not good parenting.  This was an 18+ disco.  If so, why was there a crowd of 400 children of 16 and under in that car park?  Why did parents let them out?  Did parents know they were drinking?  Are parents so stupid as to turn a blind eye to their children drinking at that age?  The thing that drives me mad is the old story - 'sure we all did it when we were their age'.,  This is why there needs to be a serious culture change in this country, starting with a bit of soul searching as to how we interpret St. Patrick's Day. Around six dead at the last count. Arresting the hotel owner is just typical of an attitude that will seek to punish a man for putting on an event, checking ID and assuming they were all over 18, therefore selling alcohol, while the parents, the bus drivers, the off licence owners and the teenagers themselves will go scot free.

The absolute cut of this post. Please seek help from a trained professional. You are not well in the head.

Other than the unsubstantiated cocaine claim, I don't see much wrong with that post.

General discussion / Re: Most hated phrase.
« on: March 13, 2019, 09:19:34 PM »
Do you know that sort of way?

General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: March 12, 2019, 11:19:05 AM »
Cox, the AG, has said the UK still cannot unilaterally withdraw. A dead duck?

However, the legal risk remains unchanged that if through no such demonstrable failure of either
party, but simply because of intractable differences, that situation does arise, the United Kingdom
would have, at least while the fundamental circumstances remained the same, no internationally
lawful means of exiting the Protocol’s arrangements, save by agreement.

General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: March 11, 2019, 11:01:37 PM »
No change to withdrawal agreement.  A political fudge which is ultimately meaningless - says if either side is not making reasonable endeavours to agree trade deal, it can be brought to arbitration. if arbitration agrees one side isn't acting in good faith (however that could be proven!), then the other side can walk away. Or something....
If it gets through the commons, its only because ERG/DUP were looking for an excuse to back it rather than take the leap into no-deal territory.

GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 1 2019 Dubs again?
« on: February 27, 2019, 08:55:54 AM »
Kerry would have won the All-Ireland last year only it started raining.

"Coming through Munster I was like, this team has what it takes to win an All-Ireland.

"I thought we were never as well prepared in terms of what we needed, we couldn't have asked for more with the back room team, medical team, nutritionists and then we hit a stumbling block.

"We prepared unbelievably well for Galway but we got to Croke Park and it started to rain.

"Now it's a funny thing to blame rain in Ireland but when your game-plan is based around playing a certain way and you get to Croke Park and you can't do that because of the skid off the ball ... we just didn't adapt.

"You go to Clones then, a place you haven't played championship before, and are chasing a result against a strong Monaghan team and the doubt just crept in to fellas."

There's a growing disillusionment with the way the GAA is going - particularly the high-handed manner in which HQ completely disregards their membership in favour of 'maximising resources'. The GAA as a sporting organisation was always going to have to find a balance between revenue and purely sporting decisions, but they have decided to prioritise revenue at practically every opportunity.
They will kill off the loyal support throughout the country. There have been generations of 'GAA people' that will disappear. Only then will they realise that many Dublin supporters (and I don't mean this disrespectfully) are not the same 'GAA people' and will disappear very quickly if the entertainment value isn't there - they will move on to Man Utd, Leinster Rugby, Shamrock Rovers etc.

GAA Discussion / Re: Mayo Fundraiser
« on: February 15, 2019, 08:26:58 AM »
Any idea how to get tickets for this, a lot of money in Mayo GAA, Ireland favourite team. A lot of money to spend on one code per year.

Ah but not nearly as much as Dublin had to spend on building their own Stadium and the debt that came with that or the plan to build their own training center and the cost that will come with that? I am not even going to mention the travel expenses that Dublin GAA have to fork out to bring their players across the country for training which Mayo don't have to contend with or the fact that Mayo got €15.4m in development grants in 2018 compared to Dublin only getting €590k!!!! They GAA persecution of Dublin knows no bounds and it is amazing that the Dubs can field a team let alone win All Irelands to be honest!!

P.S just to correction one slight inaccuracy in your intelligent insightful post , Mayo do compete in hurling albeit in the Nicky Rackard Cup and Keith Higgins has won a Railway Cup for Connacht in both football and hurling. I thin k only Kilkenny and Cavan compete in only one code at intercounty level!!

Sorry not sure what your on about, this is about Mayo GAA fundraiser, I am not sure if its just for the Senior Football team or more than that, fair play to them if they can do it and get it, I just feel for say Leitrim, where Mayo have a large financial gain over them, which is unfair to the Leitrim's out there.

The running of the Dublin teams, from minor to senior, both codes, both genders is catered for from sponsorship and merchandising etc. Its not catered for from Development and coaching grants for for the betterment of children in the capital.

Arra would ya quit  ;D. Anyway, as you said it's a Mayo Fundraiser...why are you starting a thread on it?

 ;) it was a fair play thread, fair play to them, Kerry raised a few million I believe on their trips to the states.

And one might say, the finances of the top 1-3 or 1-4 teams are on par.

One might say that but one would be very wrong as can be seen in the other thread about Dublin finances.

GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 1 2019 Dubs again?
« on: February 13, 2019, 09:58:31 AM »
Predicting the league this year is hard
Irish Times from Saturday

Monaghan v Galway, Inniskeen [Live, TG4] – Two teams with a 50-50 record to date and a fair bit of recent history. The evening Galway’s progressive 2018 went off the rails was when Monaghan arrived in Salthill for the last of the All-Ireland quarter-final round robins. The home side’s performance was astonishingly poor and it was downhill from there. Against Dublin they flattered to deceive and have now been further reduced by injuries to Cillian McDaid, who was impressive early on last week but now needs surgery on his foot, former All Star nominee Declan Kyne (ankle injury), and full back Seán Andy Ó Ceallaigh (shoulder). At home Monaghan will want to get back on the track that led them to beat Dublin on opening day. Verdict: Monaghan

Hindsight is you've engaged in there.
The league is always difficult to predict, that's why people enjoy it. 

GAA Discussion / Re: John Morrison RIP
« on: February 12, 2019, 01:57:59 PM »
RIP - he was unique in his methods for sure!

GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 1 2019 Dubs again?
« on: February 10, 2019, 09:44:20 PM »
where's the heretofore ubiquitous Rossie?

GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 1 2019 Dubs again?
« on: February 09, 2019, 09:39:09 PM »
Should that goal had stood?

I'd have given it as a free out for a blatant foul on the keeper.
Did he not get his fist to ball first before he clattered into the goalie?

Whichever way it should have gone, it wasn't blatant.
poor camera angle makes it hard to know whar actually happened.

General discussion / Re: The Late Late show
« on: February 08, 2019, 10:47:36 PM »
Valentines Day edition tonight. My God. If this is what post Catholic Ireland looks like, bring back Archbishop McQuaid.

Amen to that.

Post catholic Ireland really is a fucked up place.

It's mainly the ould Catholics left watching the Late Late

Mayo newbies doing very well but sounds like Tyrone have been melodeon altogether!

This game not on telly? Seems to be feckin hurling on TG4
deferred coverage on tg4

Live on the tg4 player

How does that work Tubber? I'm seeing it as deferred on player as well?

Yeah I just saw the same. someone told me it was live on the player,  maybe they had it wrong.

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