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General discussion / Re: Ryder Cup 2018
« on: September 28, 2018, 03:53:01 PM »
Incredible.  Garcia & Noren 7 up after 9 holes.  Noren's first Ryder Cup
A Pierce Purcell pairing would beat Mickelson & DeChambeau - they are a shambles............

USA win two in a row - 5 down after 11.  This would be some comeback!

General discussion / Re: Ryder Cup 2018
« on: September 28, 2018, 03:33:47 PM »
Incredible.  Garcia & Noren 7 up after 9 holes.  Noren's first Ryder Cup

General discussion / Re: Ryder Cup 2018
« on: September 28, 2018, 01:11:00 PM »
McIlroy and Poulter...will either win or lose 5&4!

Edit: Poulter in the water off the tee at 1st!

General discussion / Re: Ryder Cup 2018
« on: September 27, 2018, 02:13:41 PM »
Is Team Europe's flag the exact EU flag or is it different?

If it's the same, then you could imagine some ToryHead looking to get it changed in time for the next Ryder Cup!

Despite being open to all Europeans (since late 70s I think), pretty sure all players have been from EU to date. No Norwegians or Swiss made it.

Pedant alert!  European players have payed in the RC since 1979.  Spain didn't join the EU until 1986 so any Spaniard before then was an non-EU player.  Likewise Joakim Haeggman of Sweden played in 1993 and Sweden didn't become an EU member state until 1995.

General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: September 26, 2018, 09:09:24 AM »
Watching frampton's documentary last night it was interesting seeing "leave eu" written all over the side of houses in tigers bay and then eu flags on the 11th night bonfire. I wonder what reasons these people have for wanting to leave the eu??

Before their fairly recent about turn, wasn't Sinn Fein pretty anti-Eu, too?

SF very anti EU. The UKIP of Ireland. Consistently campaigned for No votes in all referendums. Didn't register as an official remain party and tellingly didn't campaign for a remain vote. West Belfast a SF stronghold had the lowest turnout in the referendum of all constituencies.

That's just false

No itís not. And the article (from 2015) you linked says they will campaign for yes vote but in reality they didnít bother.

You're some craic. I know when the article was from, that's the point. But whats the point of arguing, you clearly have your knickers in a twist over Sinn Fein for whatever reason.

"The UKIP of Ireland". I rubbished that with a ten second google.

I'm just pointing out their hypocrisy.

If you read some of the comments on that article it appears that Alliance (strong Remain) and the UUP (admittedly very, very soft Remain) didn't register either.

General discussion / Re: Arlene's bigotry shines through
« on: September 25, 2018, 05:59:03 PM »
Pretty uncomfortable for Foster at times but no knock out blow today.

GAA Discussion / Re: Would Dublin beat Ulster?
« on: September 03, 2018, 06:16:07 PM »
A scratch Ulster team wouldn't have a prayer against the Dubs.  Maybe if they trained together for a couple of years they might have a chance.

GAA Discussion / Re: Up for the match
« on: September 03, 2018, 06:14:31 PM »
Is my memory playing tricks or did it used to be called "Up For The Final"??

GAA Discussion / Re: The Sunday Game
« on: September 03, 2018, 12:16:32 PM »
Who won left-footed player of the year?

Peter Harte just lost out to the Kerry minor no 10 for ginger player of the year

General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« on: August 29, 2018, 04:35:41 PM »
He played in 3 friendlies for the Ireland senior team and Southgate/The FA still went sniffing after him. Poor form.
Annoying when a player is developed through the underage squads and is then poached by another association.  You wouldn't get the FAI doing that....

Kind of makes the IFA poaching stance even more ridiculous as if it is just an FAI thing but hey you knew that already? By the way it is the clubs that develop the players and for both Irish associations they are by and large relying on English clubs to do all the work at the business end. So both sets of blazers need a kick up the hole.
Yes mate, fully aware that that it's not just an FAI thing.  Just interesting to hear ROI fans' aping what NI fans used to say when it happened to the NI team in the past.  Not too many coming out with the counter arguments that used to get trotted out when it was the ROI doing the poaching!
Some ROI fans complaining, me personally I'd let him go he's not fit to wear the jersey if he's that conflicted and good luck to him when he earns his 1 cap in a friendly against the Faroe Islands. But this actually exposes the issue for Scotland, Wales, NI and ROI. It is more likely that Rice qualified for England will be retained over a player qualified for the other "home" nations (as they are won't to be called) in a premier league awash with rejects from the other European leagues and limited opportunities for home grown players. Time possibly for a Celtic league akin to the Rugby?

Agree with this, if he's considering an approach to play for England then that suggests to me he's not 100% committed to Ireland and therefore O'Neill should be wishing him all the best with his England career.

GAA Discussion / Re: End of an Era
« on: August 23, 2018, 12:26:16 PM »
When I was Belfast based back in the days of black and white TV it was The Cat & Cage.  More recently the Big Tree and Gill's.

GAA Discussion / Re: Row in Mayo LGFA
« on: August 23, 2018, 12:23:45 PM »
Refusing to play for the county is not bringing the game into disrepute. Refusing to play for the county for any reason cannot be punished.
You cannot be forced to play football ffs. Players should be able to choose what level of commitment they give to the game. If players are unhappy with the county set up, they should be able to opt out.
This is completely baffling.

Completely nuts.  Surely "forcing" a player to play for the county team under threat of suspension goes full square against the amateur ethos of the GAA (or the LGFA in this case)??

Antrim / Re: Antrim, the way forward
« on: August 23, 2018, 12:13:36 PM »
Did the County Board hand over Casement to the Ulster Council as Declan Bogue stated in the interview??

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