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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone Club Football and Hurling
« on: May 16, 2018, 05:01:41 PM »
In South Antrim (mostly the belfast clubs) we have a south antrim league. its pretty much recreational football, played every thursday night. 15 a side if both teams have 15 if 1 team has 13 then 13 a side is played. works great, clubs grade 15 players who can't play. its always a good mix of older lads in their late 30s early 40s and some lads who need game time and also some lads who just dont wanna commit to senior or senior reserve. i think there are 12 teams in the league and there are very few fail to field. also have a championship for it. As its pretty much all belfast teams there is very little travelling which probably helps a lot too.

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General discussion / Re: TV Show recommendations
« on: April 20, 2018, 01:07:07 PM »
I have watched all the marvel Netflix shows and Jessica Jones would be the pick of them as itís the most grounded.  David Tennant plays such as good bad guy. Started watching Brooklyn 99, sort of like scrubs, stupid comedy, easy watching.

i thought he was very good, i just seem to be enjoying the storyline of Luke Cage better, especially like the bits where it flashes back to when he was in Jail etc

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General discussion / Re: TV Show recommendations
« on: April 20, 2018, 08:44:19 AM »
Watched the first season of Jessica Jones, was quite decent if you like Marvel solid 6/10, decided to give Luke Cage a watch next to try get into the Marvel a bit, been really impressed with it, only 5 episodes in but much better that Jessica Jones i think, sitting at an 8/10 for me at the minute, really enjoying it

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General discussion / Re: The ulster rugby trial
« on: April 04, 2018, 07:26:47 PM »
I tell ya what, i know im not the only one on here who is part of WhatsApp groups or have been where fellas post stuff about women and see it as a laugh. To call it a rape culture because someone uses a few terms is a bit of a stretch for me. Lets not get this as a Rugby problem, we would be having the exact same conversation had this been an Irish league footballer or a GAA County or Club player it is just society now, hand on heart, if my mother, sister or partner seen some of the WhatsApp groups I've been in id def have a red face. Do i agree with all the things? absolutely not, is it the same conversations fellas have on a night out or in a changing room? Absolutely. What i find astonishing is the amount of people on here on their high horse who have never said a throw away comment, laughed at an inappropriate joke or been involved in a fellas WhatsApp group. What i would hope after this, if i had a lad who was a young sportsman is watch what you say, even though Craig Gilroy is 100% nothing to do with ANY part of this court case, he is dragged through the mud for a throwaway WhatsApp message, when you hit send its there and not just one 1 phone but on all the phones of those in the group

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General discussion / Re: The ulster rugby trial
« on: March 28, 2018, 06:56:13 PM »
Holy smokes, they are holding solidarity rallies in Belfast, dublin and Limerick tomorrow, that has to be a joke?

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General discussion / Re: The ulster rugby trial
« on: March 28, 2018, 04:00:13 PM »
Gary Walsh of Laois will have landed himself in some bother with his tweet today hopefully
Mr. Walsh deserves to be charged with bringing the GAA into disrepute and be landed with a nice little ban for his trouble.

Even three months would comfortably cover the entirety of Laois's championship campaign.

Canít see anything on his Twitter from today? Anyone able to DM me what he said?

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: March 23, 2018, 10:01:35 AM »
I speak to a lot of people who agree with this line of thinking.

Then again, the traditionalists will say look if they can't commit 5 nights a week for 9 months of the year, then we can do without them.

Given that any player will not peak (both physically and football wise) until their mid twenties, you will come to the conclusion that after 5 or six years of this gruel, (because it can be) sacrifices, falling out with girlfriends, losing out on job promotion prospects, not being able to go on holidays with your mates, etc etc.......well most talented 19/20 year olds will be truly scundered by the time this new group has developed to its optimum.

And the way the fixture list is screwed up the county player will hardly set eyes on his club mates so he can be expected to be called a glory hunting county b......., given that most clubs dont really give a damn about how the county is doing.

There a no easy solution unfortunately. Bringing back half a dozen old hands for the championship and having a crack at beating Down might win a match but in the process would piss a lot of people off too, and would be counter productive in the medium term.

Then again......it's a results based business. You really can't win!

this is the bit that irks me, asking young lads for this level of commitment is whats turning lads away from IC football. To basically commit the years of your life where you're beginning to get a career and a family etc is very difficult. i would love to see the stats from counties on the average retirement age of IC footballers, i believe thats the biggest problem with IC football, outside the big counties players are retiring in their mid 20s well before we can see their best in a county shirt.

heres my question, would we be in a better place with our best available footballers training collectively say twice a week and doing their own gym work etc to suit their own lifestyle or a squad who are willing to train 4-5 times a week but maybe not of the same talent pool. i think its a question a lot of county teams will be weighing up in the next few seasons.

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: March 22, 2018, 10:43:43 AM »
I think the nature of IC football now doesnít allow for long term planning, itís the here and now. The cycles of good teams is very short so I would be inclined to pick the best players available and if thatís billy joe burns then so be it. How often do we see good 20/21 year olds come in play well and then due to work or uni commitnemets they have to opt out. Pick the best players in the county who will commit for the remainder of the season, then dust ourselves down and go again.

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Antrim / Re: ANTRIM HURLING
« on: March 12, 2018, 08:15:44 AM »
Great result at the weekend, timely boost for us, can have all the hard luck and nearly games you want but its nice to get 2 good points on the board against a team of a 'higher' standard, lets build on it

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General discussion / Re: Movie reccomendations
« on: March 05, 2018, 08:31:21 AM »
Anyone else hate superhero films to the point where you refuse to watch even the well received ones?

Or is that just me?

i actually quite like superhero movies, woman HATES them and with the cub only coming one tv time is at a premium so theres a lot i haven't seen. She's back to work though and works shifts so might actually try watch a few, anyone got the chronological order i should watch the Marvel ones?

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: March 04, 2018, 10:11:23 AM »
Still no sign of the club fixtures for the year?

Not as yet, very late as I said earlier this day last year div 3 was beginning so the fixtures were probably out say middle of Feb last year. Iíd say they are with clubs at the min. Maybe the div 1a 1b thing is jays holding it up? Heard leagues are pencilled to start 18th April or around that but wouldnít take that as gospel m

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Antrim / Re: ANTRIM HURLING
« on: March 01, 2018, 01:08:53 PM »
what chancesdo we give antrim this weekend away to offaly ? Any team news anyone?

I wouldn't be surprised if its called off tbh

heard the GAA have called all games off this weekend, dont know if thats true as yet

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General discussion / Re: The ulster rugby trial
« on: February 25, 2018, 09:00:56 AM »
Quick question, would the PPS have taken this case to court if it wasn't for the high profiles of the accused? Just asking because it seems that way.

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General discussion / Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« on: February 18, 2018, 05:36:29 PM »
Celtic getting a hard time from the ref here, and without brown St Johnstone aren't a bit afraid to try and kick us about

Over 20 fouls and about 20 more not given. No consistency allowed. 7 changes didn't help and only 2 or 3 clear chances. Thursday more important.

Agreed, with Aberdeen result yesterday we basically had a free one today, player management. All guns blazing for Thursday

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: February 18, 2018, 05:00:03 PM »
We any closer to finding out when the leagues start? Think div 3 started before Easter last year, canít see it being that way this year, assume weíll be looking at sun after Easter at the earliest

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