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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone Club Football and Hurling
« on: April 11, 2019, 01:06:37 PM »
Any report from the Dromore match?

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General discussion / Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
« on: April 11, 2019, 01:04:01 PM »
Give my Derry head peace Mrs Brown

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: April 02, 2019, 01:54:33 PM »
Upshot of the GFA was that Northern Irish residents could choose to be either British or Irish or both - that was the essential fudge that got it over the line. With Brexit that now changes to being British or European or both.

If a hard border materialises (and whilst I'd say the odds of it appearing are slightly increasing, the odds of it being permanent are vanishingly small) than the first thing that will happen is that NI nationalists will sue for their rights as European citizens, which were guaranteed under the GFA. Than you would have the spectacle of HM Government defending itself for repudiating a treaty it signed and ratified under international law. It won't go that far, even in a world of Trump, Johnson and disrespect for institutions. The pendulum swings slow but it does swing, and a revitalised international system a la the post WWII settlement may just be the result of all the facist flirtations of the past decade. And the UN won't want a permanent member of the security council reneging on UN registered treaties.

The "backstop" is a fact. The DUP are now prepared to sacrifice Brexit to maintain the Union. The irony here is delicious - if the DUP support a no-deal Brexit, they precipitate a border poll. If they support a soft Brexit, they risk being knifed in the back by the ERG and cut adrift by the Conservatives, and facing the possibility of the most left wing and republican-sympathetic Prime Minister ever - who might just call a border poll.

It is remarkable that the only principled stand they could have made, was also the one that was most effective for protecting the status quo - opposing Brexit from the outset. They took Arron Bank's soup despite knowing that leaving the EU, in any form, was poisonous for NI business and agriculture and they did it because they could foresee no consequences - Brexit would be defeated but they would be poster children for the burgeoning far right with dark money for all. Unfortunately for them, they won. And now they are squirming.

If I was Sinn Fein, I wouldn't be doing anything. When your opponents are setting themselves on fire, do not hand them a bucket of water. Theresa May said last week that NI was unprepared for a hard Brexit because of the lack of an assembly. The DUP cried foul straight away. Because they know what it coming. There will be a reckoning after all this is over, and the hegemony the Unionists currently enjoy in NI because of their numbers in Westminster will come to an end, and the Tories will be looking for any scape goat they can find.

Stay out of the way and let them at it.

So let a "no deal" Brexit happen and f**k all the people in NI? Is that what you think is a good plan?

I'd say the first element of any plan is learning to read. I did not suggest the above. I said that I think that the risk of a No Deal has only increased slightly and even if it does happen, it is completely unsustainable under international law and would not be permanent. Given that, there is no political advantage to Sinn Fein intervening.

The right of all people in Northern Ireland to declare themselves European (Irish) is guaranteed under international law, and can be prosecuted under that law. Which means no deal Brexit for NI is a non runner. And no amount of Brexiteer bluster is going to change that.

The immovable force of the DUP/ERG is about to be introduced to the irresistible force of reality. Stay out of the way of the collision and make sure that you are ready to exploit the situation after the smoke clears.
Which international law are you referring to? Is there a clause, page or section you can refer us to?

What part of a hard Brexit would stop people declaring themselves Irish?

Genuine questuion here, as I'm no lawyer - while the GFA provides the right for NI citizens to call ourselves Irish - what other rights does that actually confer with regard to Europe or RoI?

To my knowledge we can call ourselves Irish and hold an Irish passport but we don't have many other rights that allow us to materially affect anything that happens in the Republic?

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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone County Football and Hurling
« on: March 25, 2019, 01:58:25 PM »
Morgan is an excellent keeper - right up there with Cluxton and Beggan.

He's come along way and is a lot more mature in terms of play and attitude than when he started.

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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone County Football and Hurling
« on: March 22, 2019, 08:09:23 PM »
15 named v Galway

1 N Morgan
2 P Hampsey
3 R McNamee
4 HP McGeary
5 T McCann
6 F Burns
7 B McDonnell
8 C McShane
9 R Donnelly
10 M Donnelly (C)
11 N Sludden
12 C Meyler
13 C McAliskey
14 P Harte
15 K McGeary

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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone County Football and Hurling
« on: February 22, 2019, 04:23:23 PM »
What do ye think of big Kennedy at MF?
I know he's new and still young but I've been disappointed by him so far but I know it's only February and he's been thrown in at the deep end with no recognized seasoned partner.

Good to see Skeet back in the subs but I still get the feeling Mickey is holding back his possible summer forwards until the summer.
I've already seen enough of Coney to think he'll be used at 11 later on.
Mickey knows we're in that chasing pack after Dublin and isn't gonna reveal too much this time of the year.

Fuzz, with all due respect we have nothing to reveal. We have no new players that will set the world alight (bar Canavan but it is too early for him). It appears to be same system, same players, same subs, same tactics, same excuses so I wonder what there is that he can reveal....

If you take the positive slant (and feck knows someone needs to on this thread)..we got to an AI final and were 5-1 up in it with these players / system. IF we hadn't panicked a little and gone for stupid shots history might have been different. Maybe

We now have a wiser (hopefully fitter) Coney on board, Canavan Jnr and (come Summer) a fit Skeet + Richie D., with McCurry as another option.

So lets not get carried away right now - we are a hard ground type of team and you peak in Summer, not Easter.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Joe Brolly
« on: February 15, 2019, 04:00:35 PM »
::)

Thats ridiculous
you have to wonder when is the last time some poster saw A o Sé play .
there maybe as good but there is no better player in the country . big strong skilful mobile great had massive engine and a great football brain . what's not to like
I would have him Midfield every match

It's obviously a game of opinions but to say there is no better player in the country....I'd have to disagree...he's not even the best player on the Mayo team (Keegan)

Big Murphy could also give him a masterclass if it's big man v big man yr after





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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone County Football and Hurling
« on: February 07, 2019, 11:15:23 PM »
1    Niall Morgan           Éadan na dTorc
2   Michael McKernan   Oileán a’Ghuail
3   Ronan McNamee   Achadh Uí Aráin
4   Hugh Pat McGeary   Cabhán a’Chaortainn
5   Tiernan McCann           Coill an Chlochair
6   Rory Brennan           Trí Leac
7   Peter Harte           Aireagal Chiaráin
8   Brian Kennedy           Doire Lochain
9   Declan McClure           Cluain Eo
10   Matthew Donnelly   Trí Leac
11   Niall Sludden           An Droim Mhór
12   Kieran McGeary           Cabhán a’Chaortainn
13   Darren McCurry           Éadan na dTorc
14   Cathal McShane     E. R. Uí Néill
15   Lee Brennan           Trí Leac
16   Benny Gallen           Achadh Uí Aráin
17   Frank Burns           Cabhán a’Chaortainn
18   Kyle Coney           Ard Bó
19   Conan Grugan           An Ómaigh
20   Conal McCann           Coill an Chlochair
21   Aidan McCrory           Aireagal Chiaráin
22   Ben McDonnell           Aireagal Chiaráin
23   Ciaran McLaughlin   An Ómaigh
24   Conor Meyler           An Ómaigh
25   Ronan O’Neill           An Ómaigh
26   Liam Rafferty           An Gallbhaile

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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone County Football and Hurling
« on: February 04, 2019, 11:38:29 AM »
Yesterday was as depressing a match as I've seen in a long, long while.

Tyrone had no bite, no energy, not much of a plan and at no stage did they look like they could turn the game around.

Much as I believe the Team will get better as the ground dries out and the fitness program gets them ready for May / June I still believe we are miles off Dublin - and that's really the only benchmark we should be looking at.

Bar MD and NM, the rest of he team were average at best.

Playing Harte at FF is a waste. He doesn't seem to know how to play there (can't blame him for that) and is much more effective driving from deep. It's a red herring discussing his size - Andy Moran is no bigger, but leads the line really well for Mayo.

One of the Championship MF spots will be occupied by Colm Cav. I don't see anyone else staking a claim yet - not Grugan, Kennedy or McClure, so we will prob end up with Mattie D back in there.

I disagree we don't have man markers - I think Hampsey and McKernan are both capable of doing a 1-on-1 job. I don't think we have enough of them though.

Frees - Jesus wept. McCurry is not the answer. He is a streaky player - given space and time he looks the real deal - when he's tightly marked he's gone from the game. Why Brenna was not hitting the 40m and in frees is a mystery.

Basic skills were missing yesterday - Mayo defence looked like world beaters, but so would anyone is you try to play long ball in to 1 player surrounded by 3 defenders. Worse still when you kick the ball straight to the Mayo defence.

Are the players better than the system or is Harte rigidly adopting a system designed to get the best out of them - that's the million dollar question.

Anyway - well done Mayo and here's to another relegation battle - as Enda McGinley (I think) pointed out on the radio yesterday - even the great noughties Tyrone team got relegated....

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Tyrone were brutal , made our bucks look mighty. Cavan will bring us back to reality next week .

Is there ever going to be protection for Aido?

Aidan O'Shea doesn't deserve protection. Let himself down badly again today

What happened??

The usual non stop slabbering to the ref / linesman / whoever he’s near with sneaky elbows being thrown when no one is watching.

Swan dive and rolling about to get a black card card issued when he was at fault.

Shame. His and Keegans  antics make Mayo awful hard to like.

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Too early to say this is a must win for Tyrone?

Lose first 2 in a row and your whole focus is then placed on battling to avoid relegation.

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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone County Football and Hurling
« on: January 28, 2019, 01:26:21 PM »
they looked good in McKenna Cup.

Generous enough there trailer...

They looked good in patches and poor in others.

Mostly they were just ok.

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: January 27, 2019, 09:05:04 PM »
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/jan/26/john-humphrys-suggests-ireland-could-quit-eu-and-join-uk

Unbelievable....the arrogance.
A journalist asks the question which is part of the leave argument and no matter how stupid the question is he asks it sounding as if he means it. The answer just further exposed the stupidity of the question.  Do you think Humphrys actually believes that Ireland should dump the EU and throw in their lot with the UK?.
 But yeah in general the condescending and hectoring method of interviewing is repetitive and tiresome however it's not just confined to the BBC.

Sorry....when has Ireland joining the UK ever been part of the leave argument?

Even the North was roundly ignored until the British were told by the EU that it was actually a significant issue.

As for Humpries..he’s a well known Brexiteer....did he not refer to a people’s vote as ‘ludicrous’...called the EU ’arrogant’, asked the Swedish ambassador if he would end up speaking German, said on air “We are becoming a colony... what we’re doing is kow-towing to Brussels even before they’ve made any demands... we’re giving away everything,”.....and played loose in this interview with the facts facts about the Brexit vote .....real impartial....so yeah...on balance my opinion is that he really does believe the tripe he was coming out with.
There's some truth in what you write, but probably unlike yourself I listen to R4 quite a bit and don't have to scoop random quotes from the internet to support an opinion. I also know someone who worked on the today team at R4 for years and reports that he is an obsessive domineering perfectionist, a pain in the ass to the nth degree. I haven't noticed a fawning tone from him towards brexiteers. I haven't known Humphrys to be anything but a rude, hectoring, condescending cxnt when interviewing anybody involved in politics and he's quite liable to spout a nonsense insulting question.
 All quite different from his scripted journalism,  a current affairs commentary which is reasonably intelligent and impartial.  So no, I very much doubt he really believes Ireland could consider leaving the EU to throw in their lot with the UK in order to cement North South future relationship.
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Didn’t know listening to R4 ‘quite a bit’ qualified anyone to be a towering intellectual, you live and learn.

Us mortals will just have to keep on making do with using examples to support the point being made. 

Some amount of hubris.


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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: January 27, 2019, 09:06:30 AM »
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/jan/26/john-humphrys-suggests-ireland-could-quit-eu-and-join-uk

Unbelievable....the arrogance.
A journalist asks the question which is part of the leave argument and no matter how stupid the question is he asks it sounding as if he means it. The answer just further exposed the stupidity of the question.  Do you think Humphrys actually believes that Ireland should dump the EU and throw in their lot with the UK?.
 But yeah in general the condescending and hectoring method of interviewing is repetitive and tiresome however it's not just confined to the BBC.

Sorry....when has Ireland joining the UK ever been part of the leave argument?

Even the North was roundly ignored until the British were told by the EU that it was actually a significant issue.

As for Humpries..he’s a well known Brexiteer....did he not refer to a people’s vote as ‘ludicrous’...called the EU ’arrogant’, asked the Swedish ambassador if he would end up speaking German, said on air “We are becoming a colony... what we’re doing is kow-towing to Brussels even before they’ve made any demands... we’re giving away everything,”.....and played loose in this interview with the facts facts about the Brexit vote .....real impartial....so yeah...on balance my opinion is that he really does believe the tripe he was coming out with.


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