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I wonder to any of the Government Departments publish a breakdown of their staff?


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General discussion / Re: Easter Lily & Rising Commemorations
« on: April 17, 2019, 02:50:59 PM »
http://www.irishexaminer.com/viewpoints/analysis/why-are-we-so-apathetic-about-the-prospect-of-a-united-ireland-390454.html

Apologies if already posted. Not a bad read.

Very good article which I agree with entirely.

And another view of 1916 and partition;

http://gaeliclife.com/2016/04/opening-shot-the-gaa-has-held-true-the-1916-ideals/


The GAA were one of the few bodies which actually took the lofty ideals of 1916 seriously and tried to put them into practical action.

While then giving absolutely no examples of this. Not saying its wrong, but thats a terrible article. Massively oversimplified, no meat on any bones.

Thanks for the journalistic feedback.   8)

No problem. By the writers logic, rugby, cricket and hockey are immersed in 1916 ideals. But we know that is bollocks.

Also partition was a Dublin decision only. Also for the bollocks file.

Thats a terrible article for that site to run. Note nobody had the tars to put their name to it.

By John Hughes. (Just below the picture)

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General discussion / Re: Easter Lily & Rising Commemorations
« on: April 17, 2019, 01:14:02 PM »
http://www.irishexaminer.com/viewpoints/analysis/why-are-we-so-apathetic-about-the-prospect-of-a-united-ireland-390454.html

Apologies if already posted. Not a bad read.

Very good article which I agree with entirely.

And another view of 1916 and partition;

http://gaeliclife.com/2016/04/opening-shot-the-gaa-has-held-true-the-1916-ideals/


The GAA were one of the few bodies which actually took the lofty ideals of 1916 seriously and tried to put them into practical action.

While then giving absolutely no examples of this. Not saying its wrong, but thats a terrible article. Massively oversimplified, no meat on any bones.

Thanks for the journalistic feedback.   8)

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Agree with the above, I didn't see bombardiers name on the list.

Still trading under the Short Brothers moniker in that report for some reason.

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General discussion / Re: Death Notices
« on: April 16, 2019, 03:52:03 PM »
Miguel Delaney didn't have much time for him today.

Delaney was dead right, absolute racist, being a great footballer doesn’t absolve you of that

Who’s this now?

Former Sunday Tribune and current Independent (UK) football writer Miguel Delaney.

Talking about Liverpool legend and one time racist, Tommy Smith.




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General discussion / Re: Islamic Jihadists ISIS
« on: April 16, 2019, 02:00:04 PM »
You might have thought that actually being resident in a country might be a condition for getting legal aid. Begum f****s away off to Syria; Jack Shepherd goes OTR to Georgia, but both are entitled to legal aid, in absentia? Maybe Begum should ask Bashar al-Assad for a few quid in legal aid & see what the answer is.

Valid point on Jack Shepherd.

White boy takes off after killing a girl in a speed boat and being found guilty. I don't recall any moral outrage or TV phone ins, questions on Question Time, Politicians jumping all over it, I wonder why?

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GAA Discussion / Re: What do New York bring to the Championship
« on: April 16, 2019, 12:28:58 PM »
Is this excercise not just a waste of time at this stage.....

Mayo go over it costs them a fortune the players have a few beers ...Hammer a New York team who don't even go into the back door draw then.....

What if they won a game what would happen then !Is stupid and pointless!

Scrap!

Subsidised by Croke Park, or was when NY played in the now defunct Ulster Hurling Championship.

Bit of PR and craic.

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General discussion / Re: Things that make you go What the F**k?
« on: April 16, 2019, 11:12:46 AM »
https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2019/apr/15/man-sues-parents-for-throwing-out-porn-collection
US$29,000 is nothing to jizz about with. The parents have rode him bareback on this.

I wonder if he's hired a lawyer or decided to take it into his own hands?

"Big Bad Grannys [sic]" that's a WTF in its own right. sic indeed.

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General discussion / Re: Islamic Jihadists ISIS
« on: April 16, 2019, 10:59:15 AM »
See Begum is getting legal aid now, to fight the decision to strip her of her British citizenship. Hasn't been about for four years or so but, sure, let's throw bucketloads of money at her, to uphold her 'rights'. World has definitely gone mad.

She is as entitled to legal aid as you or I. If she was not she would not be getting it.

Legally yes. Morally, Politically....Socially....I'm not so sure.
Yes you Brits or west Brits are really concerned about the possible use or misuse  of Brit exchequer money.
Did you know the KKK was formed and grew because Of Negro Rape, Assault & Murder, well so the KKK claimed that sort of thing happened, not unlike ultra right propaganda against Muslims today.

Meanwhile the 100th anniversary of the Amritsar massacre was acknowledged  to some extent by a minor UK tv channel (CH 4) on Saturday in a documentary named The Massacre that Shook the Empire. Despite it actually being the massacre to shake the british empire, the documentary maker was nonplussed to begin with,  but 5 minutes after visiting the scene of the massacre was prompted to declare that the British Empire in India was an exercise in institutionalised racism and sadistically cruel.
i thought that was a pretty mild statement myself, I would have used stronger words. For the most part British people think that the British empire was beneficial to humanity. Rhees Mog contents that the Amritsar massacre was but a tiny blot. Boris Johnson  in his biography of Churchill doesn't deem it necessary to even mention anything about the Famine of Bengal in 1943, a famine which Churchill's war cabinet's decisions exacerbated the effect of,  to the tune of 3m dead.
But let's get back to wonderfull Blighty and and their attitude to the now young mother, (or is it ex mother)  who can be condemned because of a few edited newspaper and tv accounts, and who you now say is not entitled to present her side of the story to a instituted  court of law,  but let it be trial by daily Mail??
I say old chaps, is that how you play cricket?

Quite the rant - you'll have to excuse me, I fail to see what Churchill or indeed British atrocities back whenever have to do with this. Bit ironic considering you seem to be defending a woman who cleared off to join a group / nation in the Middle East that made atrocity their MO.

Don't really care how the British Govt. spend their money, that's their money to spend how they wish I suppose.

But if you hop on a plane to join Al-Baghdadi and his new state, you can't have your cake and eat it. It seems pretty open and shut here. Again, legally that's for better minds than me to argue - but certainly I think most 'normal' people will hold the same opinion here, she's went off to join a state which essentially massacred anyone but her own. She made her bed.

The Manchester bomber spent a bit of time in Libya and Syria before coming back to the UK and no issues. Ever wonder why?
The then Home Secretary Teasie May turned a blind eye to these extremists going over to these places and joining extremist groups as they were doing the Wests evil work in deposing of Gaddafi and attempting to overthrow Assad.

They're all pawns but the moral outrage is only a concern when they evil deeds are carried out in the West.

The West are reaping what they sow I'm afraid and innocents will die as usual.



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If Damien Duff thought the GAA were dinosaurs and archaic and awful, I wonder what he thinks about the overlords within Irish soccer.

The Irish soccer media will circle the wagons and defend Delaney, didn't Duff, Whelan, Dunphy etc brand the tennis ball protest as a disgrace or words to that effect only a few short weeks ago. All sucking from the same tit.
As opposed to the hyper critical GAA media? The soccer mefia at lesdt bothered finding Delaneys salary and expenses. Our mob have yet to bother rocking that boat

Somehow spinning this as a soccer strength, some neck on you.

"Our mob" a nice touch also.   ;D
No, I'm not. But ultimately it was tbe soccer press that did for him. His salary, the rent, the €100k. All found by the press. Can you honestly see the GAA press asking these questions?
Was it not a news journalist in the Sunday Times that revealed the story about the 100k? The rest followed on from there.
Thats a semantic point at best.

Are we all confident there isnt similar dirty linen within Gaelic Games?

Put the whataboutery Klaxon on standby there....


If there's a bit of the skullduggery financially in CP then it wouldn't be much of a surprise as although we regale with laughter at Michael HR and his parish pump politics and lax attitude to financial accountability, there's a lot like him at various levels within the GAA/FAI/IRFU/Sport Ireland and whatever other governing bodies out there.

There's almost an acceptance of a rogue in Ireland as a harmless type character with no victim and no harm done.

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GAA Discussion / Re: GAA Manifesto
« on: April 10, 2019, 11:56:30 AM »
It's a positive statement for equality and inclusivenes as well as good kick in the goolies towards narrow minded bigots and racist type ideologues.

All good stuff, but the proof of the pudding is in the eating.


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GAA Discussion / Re: Too many for one Team
« on: April 10, 2019, 11:52:22 AM »
Handy when you're a big club and you've got 20 or 30 at each age group. You'll win you're share of Senior champs when you've the shear weight of numbers in your favour.
But I do agree all children no matter what ability should be given a game and picking the best out at such a young age sickens my hole. I see it so often.

That's where you have to be strong. We take beatings off teams who are playing their best players in their top team, and that leads to pressures from inside the club.  The county has a (very good) rule that every young lad who togs out for U12 championship must get at least a full half, and all substitutions take place at half time, barring injuries. However I know for a fact that some clubs (well regarded senior clubs) send out texts to their weaker players telling them to stay at home for certain games, so that they can minimise the number of substitutions they have to make.  I've also had some clubs refuse to play 13 a side, because they want to dilute their weaker players influence on the game. If I turn up with 13, and the other team has 13, I'm happy to play 13 a side with no subs, so everyone plays the full game. I have had opponents refuse to do this, preferring to stick with the 2 subs (11 a side) so that they can bring off two weaker lads and bring on two more. Very amusing at times actually.

I've saw this happen too and I've told the coaches that if another team does this and has subs to put out 13 (15 depending on the age) then you line out the 13/15 anyway and its up to them to send their weaker players on if they want.
Why should we deny some kids gametime because of the bolloxology of another team.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Too many for one Team
« on: April 10, 2019, 11:43:20 AM »
My daughter is part of a squad of 27! At her age group it is 13 a side. She is the 11 year old in under 12. Tonight 22 turned up that would have left 9 subs to be satisfied (if all 27 turn up there would be 14 subs). She played one quarter and a five minute spell later on. This is going to be the gig for the year. She is already not getting enough game time to bring her on. Thinking of pulling her from the club for the season and joining a Town team that would have a 'B' team. Any other solutions?

How about you offering to take a "B" team in the club you're already at.

There is not enough for a 'B' team. To have a B team with 13 a side you need a panel of about 34 or 36. I already have more than my share of sporting commitments as a coach and volunteer.

Is this 13 aside hard and fast?
We can go 11 aside if needs be.

You also pointed out that there's a lot of the kids turn up willy nilly, very hard for a volunteer coach to manage that and get them gametime when you can't rely on them week in week out.


I know I'm going to receive a call from a parent very shortly about their kid who has trained the sum total of three times since January, hasn't turned up for a game since a friendly in February for an U14 team (this kid is in his final year at this level) and the manager has discussed with me about what to do and I've suggested he's given a subs jersey and earns the right to get game time by attending training more often.
The wee lad plays soccer and that's fine, so do some of the other ones, but they also make training and games.
What message would we be sending out to the other kids who turn up all the time and this lad saunters onto the pitch ahead of them just because he's older?

Fundamentals down, no bother, but I have explained to parents to play fair, get their kids to training, take your turn to travel to away games as its not fair if wee Jenny or Jonny rocks up to the home games and expects to play and never appears at away games and blitzes.
P.S. It's never the kids that are the problem, its always the parents when it comes to this.


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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: April 10, 2019, 09:27:35 AM »
Is gaelfast a county wide project now ? I see they r running an Easter camp in Dunloy. Nothing against North Antrim and Southwest getting funding but this spreading out of resources doesn’t look like a Belfast project where the chronic need has been identified. Are they just claiming existing initiatives with this Dunloy Easter camp...

And nothing in Cherryvale.  ;)

Might have to remind Dr Paul that this isn't purely an Antrim initiative next time I see him.



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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: April 09, 2019, 03:34:26 PM »
Would’ve thought Milner would slot back in there

As soon as Milner trots out to the left the opposition should be firing a speedster down that wing. A liability in that regard.

Moreno is a liability for various other reasons.

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