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GAA Discussion / Re: Tyrone v Roscommon Croke Park 14/15th July
« on: July 09, 2018, 09:51:23 AM »

I don't think you believe what you type.

Galway seem to be the best team around at moving the ball sideways at the minute. You seem to be projecting a little too much, is it the impending fear of Croke Park that's causing you to lash out?

nonsense, sorry seafoid (note to self: as Gaeilge, as fecking Gaeilge ;) ), is simply exercising his anti-TŪr Eoghain compulsive obsessive disorder (total COD), pay no heed :)

Bomber is a dose.


"Nobody will want to meet Tyrone but there should be a health warning with their matches.

The standard was not good but it looks as if Tyrone are bound for the Super 8. However, they were quite sloppy and are still a bit behind the top sides. They have not changed from last year when their style was picked apart by Dublin."

Tyrone should do what the Galway hurlers did in 2011. Drop the chokers and start to build a culture of winners.

If thatís the blueprint then why did Galway footballers go down the route of getting a Tyrone man in to train them how to play like Tyrone. At least it seems to be improving them anyhow.

t's holding them back, Galway are a much better side when they let loose a bit. Looking to Tyrone to progress won't get them anywhere. At the very top, that style of play has been made defunct by the Dubs.

Donít be replying to that animal and giving him the oxygen he craves. Makes the good Tyrone posters look very bad by attaching himself to their cause.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Roscommon v Armagh
« on: July 09, 2018, 09:49:58 AM »
The sheer strength shown by big men breaking through defences in both the Roscommon and Kildare games was something to behold.  There was no answer to it by either Armagh or Fermanagh.  The size difference was a factor in the Armagh game where most of our men were out sized and out muscled by Roscommon and couldn't cope without giving away the foul.  The big Roscommon men will have the same advantage against Tyrone.

Definitely getting to an Ulster final must be the best route for Armagh to get to the Super 8 as the four games in five weeks took its toll and the prospect of three even harder games would have been daunting from a physical and mental tiredness aspect.

GAA Discussion / Re: Roscommon v Armagh
« on: July 08, 2018, 07:49:03 PM »
Murnin is an unusual type of player. He doesn't always look elegant but he is highly effective at full forward.

He looked fairly elegant yesterday in the first half as he ran out from his marker, scooped a head high ball with one hand and turned 180 degrees before kicking it over the bar.

General discussion / Re: Arlene's bigotry shines through
« on: July 08, 2018, 07:28:10 PM »
N.Ireland is the last place where a super injunction can be easily achieved to prevent the public becoming aware of indiscretions of those with enough funds to get an injunction and another to prevent anyone reporting the first one.

General discussion / Re: Death Notices
« on: July 08, 2018, 09:16:14 AM »
Don't think there is another 'sport' where so many young men lose their lives or suffer horrendous injuries on a regular basis.

Very sad for the Dunlop family.

As CTWH has stated above road racing has not met the challenges of the massive changes to the bikes over the last 30 years, they are no longer suitable to be racing on courses that haven't changed during this time bar putting a few big bales on corners. Track racing has its dangers but the number deaths is far less because of the precautions taken at these tracks.

It is past the time for banning road racing.

GAA Discussion / Re: Roscommon v Armagh
« on: July 07, 2018, 04:41:48 PM »
Well done Roscommon, Armagh defence couldn't hold them.

Fair play to Armagh, scoring 1-19 would win most matches.

Fair play to McGeeney letting them play an attacking game.

GAA Discussion / Re: Roscommon v Armagh
« on: July 05, 2018, 07:50:14 AM »
The spirit of 77 would be enough to carry Armagh through to the Super 8s.  Only worry is whether we have the players of the same abilities?

I have been as critical of McGeeney as anyone else but he has brought this squad to a stage where they are reaching a level of maturity that has been stilted by playing Division 3 for too long.  He has been handicapped by the withdrawals of players for whatever reasons and by injuries, although they affect all teams.

They have the potential to beat Roscommon if McGeeney can resist his usual impulse in bigger games to change the style of play to supposedly deal with the opposition threat like in last year's Tyrone match.  Best to build on the current game plan and go for it against Roscommon, we would rather go down attacking than wilt against a reasonable but flaky Roscommon team with some amended defensive system.

GAA Discussion / Re: County Manager Merry go round
« on: July 05, 2018, 07:34:49 AM »
Contract? There's no such thing. It's no more than a gentleman's agreement which either party can break without penalty.

Sorry, incorrect word on my part but he still has another year to run so presumably he wants to stay on and I'd be surprised if the CB ditch him

Surely its the O'Ses and their mates who decide on whether any one stays as Mayo team manager with the county board just rubber stamping their decisions,

General discussion / Re: Building a house
« on: July 03, 2018, 11:06:07 PM »
I'm buying a new build, but a cursory inspection by the mortgage provider's surveyor has said that there's a tree within 3m of the house, it is too risky, and mortgage unlikely to be granted without guarantee from the builder and report on the tree.

We would ideally like to get rid of the tree, but it is currently under a tree protection order. 

My question is whether anyone has experience of getting rid of trees, and whether that is inherently more risky to remove it than letting the tree continue as is if the tree report says it is healthy.

House is already built.

Surely Building Control would have made a decision on the tree being close to the house, perhaps you could get a report from them.

The issues of the tree are the roots growing into the foundations and house as well as heading for the drains and drying out the ground under the foundations to cause subsidence.

You could apply to get the preservation order removed if you can show that it is a threat to the building.

Taking down the tree is no problem given the expertise and availability of tree surgeons.

General discussion / Re: Arlene's bigotry shines through
« on: July 02, 2018, 09:44:32 PM »
Like anything he touches really.

It makes me uncomfortable seeing foster and the dup talking to may about the border. You'd nearly swear those feckers are doing all they can to bring the troubles back at times.

I honestly donít see the Troubles coming back anytime soon. There will be a few people that will form some dissident nonsense but itís not like it was when the Republican movement began properly in the North. Catholics are not discriminated against like they were with housing/jobs/education/gerrymandering/policing etc. I canít see a point where armed struggle becomes an option again!

Never was an option.

GAA Discussion / Re: Super 8s
« on: July 01, 2018, 11:41:30 AM »
So the big 3 are now Dublin, Kerry and Galway.
Maybe we should just let them play a Super 3!.
It would avoid some awful takings which we'll get with 8.
Armagh, Fermanagh, Laois are awful.
Cork not much better
Ros, Monaghan, Kildare middlin.
Donegal and Tyrone -remains to be seen.

Why are you so concerned about the financial aspects of this series?

GAA Discussion / Re: Kildare v Mayo AI Qualifier Round 3
« on: July 01, 2018, 11:37:41 AM »
Is that the end of this Mayo team?

It is for a core of players hanging on for that elusive dream of winning an AI.  Plenty of other talent to develop and remain a force for years to come. 

However, it shows the importance of winning a provincial championship.  Mayo's weakness has been the inability to win and being forced down the route of the qualifiers at the mercy of the draw.

No surprise in being beaten this year as they should have gone last year in the Fermanagh game.  Mayo has been surviving on the edge for the last few years but has had the resources that other teams lack to survive a long campaign through the qualifiers.

Interesting to watch how the qualifying teams do if any reach the Super 8s especially those without the depth of squads required to play virtually every week for a couple of months.

GAA Discussion / Re: Football qualifier route 2018
« on: July 01, 2018, 11:26:25 AM »
Breffbi wold be good for Armagh v Rosc but it too is out.

Enniskillen, the Breffini substitute of choice.

GAA Discussion / Re: Cavan v Tyrone
« on: July 01, 2018, 11:24:35 AM »
Ronan does seem to be more effective coming on as a sub though

How can you tell while Harte ignores him in his team selections and holds him for cameo appearances rather than giving him a long run as an established forward like he did with Mark Bradley.

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