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General discussion / Re: Stag do
« on: August 28, 2019, 08:31:45 AM »
Guys. Any tips for a stag in Sligo. Places to stay / things to do?

I wouldn't bother. Bouncers in Sligo don't let stag parties through the doors.

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General discussion / Re: Amazon Rainforest fires.
« on: August 22, 2019, 11:18:15 AM »
Aye but human welfare isn't or shouldn't be measured by GDP not that governments really care about that. Its just one component towards it. I suppose western countries will need a strong GDP to accommodate the 200 million people who will be displaced as a result of climate change.

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General discussion / Re: Amazon Rainforest fires.
« on: August 22, 2019, 09:47:32 AM »
The amazon is probably one of the few areas of the world that is of such international importance that there must be a case for the UN to take control of it. Should an area of land that is so important in terms of our planets future really be owned by one country? Every country is subject to having a rogue government which Brazil has at the moment and if oil fields are important enough to go to war over then surely the Amazon is worth fighting for more?

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General discussion / Re: 1st news story you remember from tv as a child.
« on: November 30, 2017, 09:52:30 AM »
If the world cup in 1990 doesn't count the it was the outbreak of the first Gulf War. I think I was 6 or 7. Locally it was the Shankhill bomb and a picture of a wee girl that was murdered in it has never left me. Then a week later the Rising Sun shooting which my mum grew up beside and knew five of the people murdered.

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General discussion / Re: I urge any Irish Nationalists to boycott Wikipedia
« on: November 21, 2017, 10:33:31 AM »
It is a bit trivial.

Trying to boycott a massive and genuinely awesome open source project like Wikipedia because of a few rogue issues you have with it is a very north of Ireland response to a problem.

I urged Irish nationalists to boycott wikipedia, if you aren't irritated by this then you aren't an Irish Nationalist.

 Lol.  ::)

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Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: November 08, 2017, 11:19:10 AM »
See Paddy Campbell appointed as u-17 manager.
Hope he will not subject young players the puke football he has subjected the 3 club teams to managed.
F Muldoon and R Rocks were v good forwards, hopefully they will have a big say.

When he managed Slaughtmanus it was soul destroying for the players. It was at least 13 men behind the ball and no kick passing allowed. I remember him subbing a player who was having a good game for kick passing (and that's no lie). A disgraceful decision by the County Board to put this type of coach in charge of our best underage talent.

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Dunphy was tongue in cheek. Anyone offended by that is definitely too sensitive which a lot of northern nationalists definitely are. This is the first I heard of the other comment.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Sean Cavanagh Retires.
« on: August 29, 2017, 10:15:01 AM »
Probably Tyrones greatest all round player of my lifetime and a giant on the field. Up there with the very best of the last 20 years. Great servant to the game.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Ciaran McKeever
« on: August 21, 2017, 10:28:21 AM »
Of course he did. It wasn't him who put out the statement but he obviously bitched about it! It was hilarious, the schoolyard bully moaning to the teacher.

You are simply putting you own slant on something and wishing that had happened - like I said, small minded.

How did it get out then?

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GAA Discussion / Re: Ciaran McKeever
« on: August 21, 2017, 10:04:23 AM »
I recall a number of matches against Armagh where I've seen drunken Armagh fans goad Derry people about everything they could think of on and off the pitch for the duration of games. Means nothing as far as this thread is concerned. This thread is about Ciaran McKeever as a player, not Armagh and my comments are my own and not meant to represent Derry. The reaction to my opinion just shows how parochial and small minded Armagh people are.

Armagh produced plenty of good tough and clean defenders over the years that I have great admiration for like McGeeny and the McNulties. McKeever was just a thug who chatted shite and then cried wolf when he took a bit of sledging himself.

Ironic really - the fact that you accuse McKeever as someone who 'cried wolf' really does show you up as someone who is indeed 'small minded'.

McKeever never said a word about the sledging incident, despite the fact he was the recipient of the sledging. The issue was raised by Armagh officials, but sure why let the truth get in the way of your own small minded agenda.

Of course he did. It wasn't him who put out the statement but he obviously bitched about it! It was hilarious, the schoolyard bully moaning to the teacher. 

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GAA Discussion / Re: Ciaran McKeever
« on: August 21, 2017, 08:57:20 AM »
I recall a league trip to Derry in the glory years.The abuse meted out by the natives to the Armagh players and management was vile.I cannot recall worse anywhere at anytime,and I remember Joe Kernan going public about it on TV and the press after the game.

I recall a number of matches against Armagh where I've seen drunken Armagh fans goad Derry people about everything they could think of on and off the pitch for the duration of games. Means nothing as far as this thread is concerned. This thread is about Ciaran McKeever as a player, not Armagh and my comments are my own and not meant to represent Derry. The reaction to my opinion just shows how parochial and small minded Armagh people are.

Armagh produced plenty of good tough and clean defenders over the years that I have great admiration for like McGeeny and the McNulties. McKeever was just a thug who chatted shite and then cried wolf when he took a bit of sledging himself.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Ciaran McKeever
« on: August 18, 2017, 01:12:52 PM »
I don't see anything wrong with a bit of a thread for a lad who has given huge service to Armagh. He's also been a bit of a cult hero there, and surely it's no skin off your nose if his retirement is remarked upon?

Recent threads like this have been for players like Thomás O'Sé and Colm Cooper. No skin off my nose at all but if it's a player who was controversial like him and also average at All-Ireland level then a bit of criticism should also be expected.

He might well be a decent fella off the pitch and good with kids locally but for a young defender watching on TV I think the way he conducted himself was a poor role model.   

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GAA Discussion / Re: Ciaran McKeever
« on: August 18, 2017, 09:47:08 AM »
This should be a thread for the Armagh Local GAA Discussion page as it's insignificant on an All-Ireland level.

A very poor role model for young football players who will really only be remembered outside (and maybe inside) Armagh for the 'hard man' image he tried to build for himself.

Remember him dragging Peter Canavan on the grass by the shirt in Croke Park or one winter he learned a bit of Ju Jitsu and decided to practice it before a ball was thrown in the championship. And who can forget when he cried about 'racism' he suffered against Laois despite him being known for sledging shite himself, one incident against Martin Clarke was particularly unsavoury.

Good riddance!

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GAA Discussion / Re: Cork fans flying the confederate flag
« on: August 15, 2017, 09:33:24 AM »
Criticising anyone for having a Confederate flag because white supremacists use it is like criticising people who fly tricolours or starry plough flags because dissident republicans identify with them. I think one of the main leaders of the Confederate army was Cork born and plenty of Irish men died fighting in that army and Cork fans have been flying it along with many others for decades offending nobody until now.

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There is really very little that either county board can do about this incident, however I do think they should issue a statement condemning it.
Reading fans of other counties talk about incidents involving Armagh & Tyrone fans over the years (some as far back as 17 years ago!) is really quite ridiculous...I could recount many incidents over the years where I have seen fans of other counties acting the drunken maggot including Derry lads at the first round of the Championship last year against Tyrone where a group of lads who had clearly been out on the lash from the night before proceeded to call just about every Tyrone player all the c**nts of the day (they were completely stinking too). Thankfully they left before the first half ended. Could talk about similar incidents with Cavan, Down, Fermanagh, Meath, Laois and Dublin fans. Maybe it is more prominent with Armagh & Tyrone because they bring a significantly larger support than most other counties (obviously barring Dublin). It would be great if these lads stayed away (like they do until we have a game in Croke Park) but unfortunately I can't see anything changing
The big problem is that in this country just about every big event is turned into a complete piss up. The footage from the train could have been taken in any town across the country on a Saturday night I have no doubt.

That long - was football even invented then?

Anyone remember an incident in Clones - Qualifier match - possibly 2001 / 2002 - Derry v Dublin.  Drunk Dublin fan decides to streak across the pitch, gets as far as the bottom of the hill and then goes onto relieve himself up against the fence. Think he got a couple of skelps for his trouble!
2003. My memory is that two lads ran onto the pitch at half time in the corner between the Hill and the terrace behind the goal. I don't remember them streaking (I might be wrong, or one or the other might have taken their top off), but one definitely had a pee on the pitch.

Dublin fans travelled in big numbers that day and a lot of them were tanked up. I think if Dublin was forced to travel more in the championship you would have to expect that.

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