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General discussion / Re: Great Newspaper Headlines.
« on: October 22, 2019, 11:59:56 AM »

"New study shows alarming rate of dementia in former footballers"

But it's not GAA players. It's soccer players

It would be interesting to see if the change in the balls from big heavy leather balls that soaked in a load of water to the new lighter synthetic ones makes a positive change.

Abortion on demand up to 28 weeks is very difficult for anyone to justify, especially when survival rates for this period of gestation is 80-90%.

My thoughts exactly.

I personally don't agree with abortion but at the same time I don't feel the need to impose my will on others who may be in a different situation and wish to avail of it.

Abortion is happening today and women in the North are getting it done in the UK, so how do you stop that?

The debate about when life begins can go round in circles ad nauseam.

What does stick in my craw though is those Catholic based pro lifers who don't seem too bothered about what happened in Tuam and the likes.

Evidently being pro life is only important till you're born then zero f**ks given.

Same sex marriage has zero impact on me, I'm not being forced to marry another man, why would I care what two other consenting adults get up to?

For the sin bin the small piece I read is the player binned canít come back on. I donít think managers or players will be happy to be binned.

Maybe they  shouldíve made it for the time it takes the unbinned team to get say 5 points or more. No time wasting then and would lead to open play. Once the team gets the 5 points or 1-2 or 2-0 then the opposition player comes back on.

unbinned team stick to 4 points (unless they're still getting beat) and don't bother going for the extra score....

As Mr Dodds would say you can drive a coach and horses through that rule if implemented.

Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: October 22, 2019, 10:31:21 AM »

"Under cross-examination from defence counsel Joe Brolly however, Dr McLaughlin denied suggestions he 'specialised' in intimidating opponents."

General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: October 21, 2019, 12:45:14 PM »
Henderson was very poor today. Team got much better when Ox and Lallana came in. And Liverpool got very little joy down the right - Salah definitely missed, not least due to the knock-on effect of the changes, although Origi did well for the first half hour (I scarcely remember him after that).

What did you expect, sure didn't the lad get the shin/calf kicked clean off him.

Lucky not to have a broken leg.

General discussion / Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« on: October 21, 2019, 11:13:20 AM »
I think itís a process.
Things they did well :
-playing and beating Southern Hemisphere beforehand (unimaginable 10-15 years ago )
- squad management in the pool stage

What didnít work
- Team didnít peak for the tournament
- Lack of flexibility against Japan

I think theyíll learn a lot from this and you never know, they might get a handy quarterfinal next time

Farrell will need time to fill the key roles in the team with lads who'll still be at their peak in 4 years time and that may mean a few poor 6N campaigns in the interim.

Sexton, Murray, Kearney and the likes are passed their best and should only play peripheral roles in the next few squads, if at all to allow younger blood to bed in for 2023.

Carbery has been poor but I wouldn't be discarding him just yet.

Is it too late to get some of these lads to try and offload in the tackle as Ireland are predictable as fķck with their pick and go through 10 to 20 phases.
That'll work against the Scots or Italians but not the top teams.

General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: October 18, 2019, 09:40:02 AM »
If Boris can get the ERG, and some Labour party rebels onboard, then it would be very tight.
This so called deal is doomed.
I don't get why northern nationalists are clinging to the remnants of the arse end of british imperialism to do right by them.  Has recent decades of subvention addiction affected rational perspective?

The whole focus is on what the DUP demands, there's not a peep out of NI nationalists, It's left up to EU representatives to explain that a DUP veto is not an inevitability to be endured and suffered but one  can choose another way.

I think you're forgetting the "great work" Martina Anderson has done for Sinn Fein in Brussels!!!

John Campbell of BBC NI, I think he's their Brexit Business expert said as much last night even if you are being sarcastic  ;D

Sinn Fein had a big say in the EU's Brexit steering committee as can be seen how the democratic mandate requested by the DUP/UK for the people of Northern Ireland was changed from what in reality was a DUP Veto to a simple majority in Stormont and far from a DUP veto.

General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: October 17, 2019, 04:50:08 PM »
What then?

Guy Fawkes had the right idea........

General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: October 17, 2019, 08:47:05 AM »
Jim Wilson revealed that he met with the DUP yesterday over the Brexit deal and nearly exploded into a fit of rage on the Nolan show when asked. Who would have thought that the UVF would have an input into the outcome of the Brexit process and yet the Tories and ERG are still taking their lead from these people.

Jim was taught economics by a MR S Wilson so understands fully the legal text he was shown about customs and regulatory alignment and how it will pan out.

How desperate are the DUP?

General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: October 16, 2019, 01:42:40 PM »
Arlene Foster
'EU sources' are talking nonsense. Discussions continue.  Needs to be a sensible deal which unionists and nationalists can support.
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Wee Seamy Bwyson won't answer the phone it seems.

General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: October 16, 2019, 01:32:43 PM »
Tony Connelly

BREAKING: two senior EU sources say the main stumbling block to a deal has been removed with the DUP accepting the latest proposals on consent... Optimism a deal can now be done...

General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: October 16, 2019, 12:33:18 PM »
Brexit fatigue might be a saviour. Get this done by Halloween and literally the Parliament can breathe again.
What better deal is any PM gonna get.
Another referendum will drag this nonsense out for years.

Absolutely none and I include Corbyn in that.

The Moggster has made comments to that effect recently as well and if he tells the ERG it's this deal or no Brexit then they'll go for it irrespective of the DUP.

General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: October 16, 2019, 10:02:19 AM »
I wouldn't be surprised if the SNP are being offered another referendum in order to get them onside.

Irrespective of what Corbyn says I think there's enough Labour MP's sitting in pro Brexit seats scared enough to vote through the Boris (Canada -) deal.

Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: October 16, 2019, 09:54:58 AM »
Under 21: - Club Be Under 21 years and Over 16 years

That would mean a 17 year old can play U21, i,e U17 this year.

Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: October 15, 2019, 02:52:16 PM »
Wee bit of cash helps too..facilities development etc

I played my first ever adult game of hurling in Kilcoo and that was the mid eighties. Their changing rooms were a container back then.

Some progress from then to where they are now.

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