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GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 2 2019
« on: March 16, 2019, 10:14:55 PM »
When does Meath play Clare?

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GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 2 2019
« on: March 16, 2019, 07:29:20 PM »



Two from three go down from Cork, Clare and Tipp.

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General discussion / Re: Holidays
« on: March 11, 2019, 09:19:52 PM »
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-47521609

Anyone travelling from Belfast International today? Queued out the door at 8am apparently. A guy in work just landed into the office having been supposed to be in London this morning. He said he arrived over an hour and a half before his flight and had fast track security but missed the flight.

 I do a lot of travelling with work and BFS is an absolute joke of an airport in terms of security and the staff are some of the worst I have ever encountered. Compares very unfavourably with Dublin Airport
It is a horrible place BUT it is a vicious circle, and is suffering from people coming too early for their flights.  I am convinced that if they only let people into the security queue whose flights were leaving in the next, say, 2 hours, the trouble wouldn't be half as bad.  Belfast Intl is the airport for holiday flights, and often infrequent travellers who don't mind being there 4 hours early as they'll start their trip in the restaurants or bar.  The queues have made prudent flyers even more prudent, which results in clogging up security even more at peak times.

Matters are made worse by no one taking supervisory action to alleviate difficulties.  For example this morning's queue could have been made more pleasant by duding it into the bag drop area and keeping people indoors or last Monday managing the through traffic past the queue for McCauslands.  No one in management makes any attempt to  do their job with the public.

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General discussion / Re: The SDLP
« on: March 05, 2019, 03:18:10 PM »
To my knowledge that is inaccurate. The party has plenty of money. This linkup was about political profile.
Nicola Mallon was central to this link up as deputy leader.

Nonsense, SDLP is on its knees when it comes to money.  Donations are so far behind all other parties and they are dependent on expenses from Stormont which are much reduced:

https://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/find-information-by-subject/political-parties-campaigning-and-donations/donations-and-loans-to-political-parties/quarterly-donations-and-loans

To run a modern election, money is everything.  FF brings that resource.

Just because you are deputy leader does not mean you cannot think for yourself or stay true to your principles.

OK you seem to know it all.  ;)

Just factual.

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General discussion / Re: The SDLP
« on: March 05, 2019, 02:09:46 PM »
To my knowledge that is inaccurate. The party has plenty of money. This linkup was about political profile.
Nicola Mallon was central to this link up as deputy leader.

Nonsense, SDLP is on its knees when it comes to money.  Donations are so far behind all other parties and they are dependent on expenses from Stormont which are much reduced:

https://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/find-information-by-subject/political-parties-campaigning-and-donations/donations-and-loans-to-political-parties/quarterly-donations-and-loans

To run a modern election, money is everything.  FF brings that resource.

Just because you are deputy leader does not mean you cannot think for yourself or stay true to your principles.

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General discussion / Re: The SDLP
« on: March 05, 2019, 11:24:19 AM »
It's also a 2 fingered salute from Durkan to Colm Eastwood so soon after the official link up with FF. Their perceived sister party was Labour, they formed a recent alliance with FF and now their former leader has thrown in his lot with FG. Hanna and Durkan's defections have meant that it has been a bad few weeks for SDLP.
I heard it described as Eastwood and Mallons link up with FF on the radio, Was Nicola Mallon a prominent supporter of it? I always considered her and Hanna as 2 of their better performers so to see of them going off in differing directions can only weaken them.

Mallon has the best record of any MLA of working on social issues and achieving something for mostly her N.Belfast constituents but for all in relation to the welfare reforms handed by SF to the Tories to implement. Therefore, it was a shock that she would be alongside Eastwood in moving to FF.

SDLP has always had its FF, FG and Labour factions.  By forcing through the FF alliance, Eastwood has opened up these fissures in the party and is prepared to allow them to grow in return for FF money to keep his party afloat.  The loss of the 3 WM seats meant that income was severely reduced and would mean that a party machine without a grass roots base of volunteers could no longer compete with the other NI parties. Durkan's move will allow the merger/takeover to happen faster than planned.

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GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 2 2019
« on: March 04, 2019, 11:43:13 AM »
Very impressive display against Clare.
We really should have won by more.
Missed 2 very good goal chances in the first half.
From what I can see one win in our last 2 games will promote us as we have beaten both Donegal and Kildare. 
Armagh are bringing us to Cross which will make a nice change.  I can understand why as we have a good record against then the last few years in the league. Can’t mind Armagh beating us in the league.  League finals are a different story lol.
It won’t be pretty but Armagh struggle against defensive systems like Fermanagh’s.

 we beat you the last time at the athletic grounds. Sat night game. Soupy got the winner. Seamie/seanie turned the lights off in the tunnel Game moved because if parade in Armagh that day

Which parade, for Catholic or Protestant St Patrick?

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GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 2 2019
« on: March 03, 2019, 05:18:23 PM »


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General discussion / Re: The SDLP
« on: February 24, 2019, 09:25:12 PM »
Colm Eastwood spoke at the Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis today and for his greatest ovations when he criticized SF for their abstentionnistes policy and for having the audacity to suggest that a referendum on irish unity should be a consideration after Brexit. Do they really think that this sort of rhetoric is going to drive SF voters in their droves and into the arms of the SDFF ‘understanding’,  This sort of nonsense drives northern nationalists up the walls.  it is just the very self same thing that will lose them even more voters. Those to parties are connected by only one thing and that is their hatred for Sinn Fein.

SF have created a two party sectarian state in NI. They think the election results in the North are an honest reflective of their popularity. The recent Presidential election showed were they are. A protest vote

The DUP and SF votes are protest votes that are encouraged by the D’Hondt/Jefferson system. Nationalists are encouraged to vote SF to prevent a DUP FM. And vice versa

As institutionalised by the flawed St Andrews agreement to provide a fig leaf for SF and DUP to get together in government and have SF onboard with policing.


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General discussion / Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« on: February 24, 2019, 09:21:11 PM »
Perhaps after today, the southern media will realise that Rory Best has to remain the number one choice hooker never mind his role as captain.

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GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 2 2019
« on: February 24, 2019, 05:10:33 PM »
Still a very tight table......



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General discussion / Re: building a house
« on: February 24, 2019, 05:01:57 PM »

I be heard if you contact NIE and say they are roosting on power lines they will send you out a cd of hawk noises!! No idea if it’s effective or how you would even go about it!

https://www.birdbusters.com/scare_bird_deterrent.html

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General discussion / Re: Dialect test
« on: February 21, 2019, 07:29:29 AM »
Is

wile/while wine (considerably high winds) or the pronunciation of wild as wile/while

an area specific saying?

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General discussion / Re: Dialect test
« on: February 21, 2019, 07:24:47 AM »
Also dont they say "mines" in Newton/Derg?

Or is theirs more of "my-an" / "my-ans"

My-ans

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General discussion / Re: Dialect test
« on: February 20, 2019, 09:58:49 PM »
BTW guddies (not gutties!) to me were always the rubber soled black shoes, were as the sports shoe was always runners

Omagh townies would call the actual runners guddies.

Also a townie is not necessarily a derogatory term and defo not necessarily a lower class person, it could apply to the golfers types also. Basically someone who wasnt into farming or cars, was a bit showy and soft on the football field and called it "Gaelic".
The lower class types would be "skiprats" or "townie scumbags"

.... and alot of Omagh wans would call their Granny "Nan" thats got to be a garrison hangover that one

Definitely gutties - just your spelling was a bit too phonetical.

Townies is a derogatory term in Omagh when used by those living in the surrounding countryside or by core non-Omagh GAA types or the culchies.  It indicated people who were a seen to not have the backbone and core that the culchies had themselves. It's the derision often directed at Omagh ones who played soccer and football or didn't glorify a culchie lifestyle.  Used in school by culchie GAA teachers in directing insult to those who lived in the town or played for the town GAA teams when finding ways not to pick them for school teams. Look for how long it took for Omagh players to breakthrough onto underage and then senior football teams.  Same happened in Dungannon. 

Never heard the term Skiprat ever used in Omagh to describe anyone and rarely heard or hear Nan being used for Granny except with women who think they are too young to be grannies.

Correct on the gutties, and on the townies. One of the stranger things in my youth was being called a Townie by all and sundry in school football and club underage football - only to take the bus to a challenge game for St Enda's against O'Donovan Rossa and proceed to get lambasted as a crowd of sheep shaggin culchies for the duration.

However, the true dialect test for an Omagh townie is when they say 'mines', i.e. 'Who owns this book? It's mines'

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