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General discussion / Re: Portrush gets the Open
« on: July 21, 2019, 05:28:31 PM »
Anyone got a stream? My box has just packed it in there :'(

General discussion / Re: The Official Daddies Club
« on: July 16, 2019, 02:53:22 PM »
Cheers for all the advice. I honestly haven't a clue what to do with babies. Never been around them much at all. The first two months sound frightening now that it's up here in front of me.
You'll be grand. Having only 1 to look after is easy enough, it's when the 2nd and 3rd come along the shit really hits the fan...
Agreed. It was only when our second came along that I realised I had more time than I thought when we had just the one.
I can't imagine what it's like when you have more than 2 smallies.
I actually found the opposite! Well more so when the 2nd one got to 18 months and up. The two wanes would keep one another company, and the two adults could actually get 10 mins to chill out. When it was one child they need constant attention. Now 3 is a whole different ball game!

General discussion / Re: It Must be Marching Season
« on: July 10, 2019, 08:31:32 AM »
Mass protest in east Belfast after the bonfire at avoniel appears to be banned.

Here we go again >:(
We're on the road again..... ;D

General discussion / Re: The Official Tennis Thread
« on: July 05, 2019, 09:54:59 AM »
Kyrgios is a bell end. Find it bizarre that people think he is great and funny. Cant understand why Tennis puts up with these guys and doesnt just boot them off the tour. If people think his antics are entertaining then why dont they just watch WWE or something.
I don't think hes great and funny but his antics are seriously blown out of proportion. Its because he goes against the grain of the image of tennis being an elite toff sport that the ruling bodies want to maintain. His behavior wouldnt garner much attention in most other sports. As Johnnycool says takes all sorts.

General discussion / Re: The Official Tennis Thread
« on: July 04, 2019, 08:25:31 PM »
I don't think there is anything wrong with the underarm serve.
No doubt he is a bit of knob though, but as much as I like Rafa he can slow it up something fierce, and gets away with it when lesser known players would be punished.

General discussion / Re: The Official World Cup 2018 Thread
« on: July 03, 2019, 09:46:26 AM »
VAR needs to be written off as a failed experiment. Yes to goal line tech, no to VAR.

The problem isn't VAR, it's the rule. She was offside. VAR allowed the ref to make the correct decision.

The real question is whether that should be the correct decision.
Thats a fair point. With VAR the attacker no longer gets the benefit of the doubt. If using VAR for offside they should go back to the clear daylight rule IMO. It will mean more goals as well.

General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: July 01, 2019, 05:07:17 PM »
Not sure how accurate this is but with Rashford's new deal United have 5 of the top ten best paid players in the PL. Surprised there are not more Chelsea players in there to be honest
Where is Aguero on that list? I find that hard to believe that he isn't near the top.

Dublin are below the level they were at for the last few years. They were well out of the picture in the league - and Jim Gavin didn't throw it at all - and the last two championship performances have been sloppy. There are a load of players getting on in years and not at the same level they were - Mick Fitzsimons, Philly McMahon and Cian O'Sullivan are all well past their best - the Brogans, Flynn and Connolly are gone and the players who have replaced them, good as they are, are not in the same all-time elite class.

When Dublin were in their absolute pomp with those players, between 2013 and 2017, Donegal beat them and Mayo and Kerry pushed them to the absolute limit in some of the greatest matches ever played.

Kerry, Mayo and Donegal are all westerly counties with populations between 130k and 160k with a high rate of emigration and poorly located economically.

Kildare and Meath have significant advantages that those counties do not have, and yet those other counties seriously challenged or beat the best Dublin team of all time.

How did they do that?

And if they did, how is it that people suddenly think this current Dublin team is unchallengable?

Kildare, Meath, Galway, Down, Tyrone, Armagh, Cork - all of those counties have the resources to do what Kerry, Donegal and Mayo have done over the last six or seven years.
But none of these counties have the resources to do what Dublin have done, do they?

General discussion / Re: Anastasia Kriegel
« on: June 19, 2019, 08:08:59 AM »
Rough mess now the whole thing

Boy A case for me was simple, overwhelming evidence against him, his defence was terrible, should have plead guilty.

Dont know on Boy B.... defo guilty of a few very serious crimes but really I am not sure about murder.
Could be wrong here Joe, but I don't think there is any benefit to the suspect for pleading guilty to murder in the ROI.
Secondly, I'm not sure what crimes you think boy B could be found guilty of other than murder. He was either going to get done for murder or nothing at all.

On McCann incident... defo did not kick on head that was was down to mchugh pushing mccann.
Not sure what his hands were doin around the face shouldnt been there but it was not an eye gouge and was not a fish hook...his fingers were closed. Hands shouldnt have been up there tho it happened very fast.

Brolly rabbitting on about the brendan rodgers incident again which was clearly accidental. And how is anyone gonna rip out a man's teeth and gums with his fingers I'll never know :) Coming out with shite like that boy is gonna get what is coming to him is dangerous talk. O, Rouke and his manliness  ::)
CCcc will spring to action now tho since the tail has wagged it.
FFS ::) Delusional or what. Catch a grip. Fair play to most of the trying supporters on here who seen it for what it clearly was, disgraceful behaviour.

Ha justice. Good enough for him

What a sc**bag. What sort of ban will be handed out for that....

Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: May 31, 2019, 11:41:58 AM »
Derry treasurer resigns amid financial worries for Oak Leaf board

DERRY county board treasurer Michael Hasson has resigned amid the county reportedly suffering from financial difficulties.

The Banagher clubman, who had served a previous five-year stint in the role, stood down at the weekend.

He had stepped in when he was approached after the failure to appoint a treasurer at the 2018 convention.

Hasson took over after the role’s previous incumbent, Liam Peoples, declined to run for the position again after two years in the job. Previous incumbent, Pat Brennan, had also cut short his term.

There is no suggestion of any wrongdoing on the part of Hasson, Peoples or Brennan. All had struggled to arrest the growing spending demands, and several sources have described the role as “impossible”.

It’s understood that Hasson’s decision to resign was partly due to work commitments.

A meeting had been arranged in recent weeks between county board officials and officers in Croke Park to discuss the situation, but that meeting was cancelled. The reason for the cancellation is unclear.

The Irish News understands that the Oak Leaf county board has suffered from repeated cash flow issues during the summer over a period of several years.

It’s believed that there have been recent issues over payments of players’ expenses, although all payments are now up-to-date.

The bill for the county teams is believed to be on course to hit £600,000 for this year, up from £484,000 in 2018.

While the county board’s accounts from 2018 showed a surplus of £78,695, the net cash inflow showed a drop of just over £164,000 between 2017 and 2018.

The county’s net cash flow decreased by £93,590 in 2018, leaving their cash reserves at just £3,659 - down from £97,249 the previous year.

Several members last year left a finance committee that had been in place for almost a decade to offer advice and assistance to the county board.

Current outgoings are believed to be in the region of £65,000 to £70,000 per month, of which a portion is contributed directly by the county’s fundraising wing, Club Derry, to service the outstanding bank debt for the development of Owenbeg, which is in line to be completely paid off in 2020.

The county runs from the point of its National League dividend being paid, usually in May, until the start of the club championships in September largely off its reserves, with no meaningful income during that period.

Derry’s dividend from Division Four of the football league and 2B of the hurling series are expected to be smaller again this year than the 2018 figure of £45,152 paid by Croke Park.

That issue has been exacerbated in recent years by the county’s return to a straight knockout club championship.

That has in part led to cash flow problems, with further issues this year.

In response to a series of questions, including whether there are any plans to levy clubs, a spokesperson for Derry GAA said: "Any assertion that Derry GAA is in financial difficulties is simply untrue.

"Our accounts are published annually and tabled at the AGM with all transactions detailed.

"Our treasurer stepped down for personal reasons. Any attempt to portray that there is a wider issue is inaccurate and uninformed."

Up 116k in one year to run county teams.  How that happen?
Blow ins like Hugh McGrath are bleeding the county dry. Hes on at least £400 a week, and other than washing jerseys I dont know what else he offers.

General discussion / Re: Stag do
« on: May 31, 2019, 10:17:40 AM »
Heading to Galway on a stag here this afternoon. What's the story with getting into the bars? There's 15 or so, better splitting up? Where's good?
Definitely go in to the bars in small groups. Don't bother with the Whiskey Bar, yous will be asked to leave if there is a crowd of yous.

General discussion / Re: Things I do not understand
« on: May 30, 2019, 08:58:04 PM »
Why your knob is tanner than the rest of your skin when it barely sees the light of day

Maybe your hands are stinkin
How you know I use both hands? Your missus telling stories?  ;)

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