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General discussion / Re: The Official Golf Thread
« on: February 21, 2019, 04:21:58 PM »
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Yeah it's been known for at least a month he's not playing the Irish Open this year . . . he basically brought the tournament back from the dead he doesn't owe it anything!

I would have thought he owes it to the GUI and the Island of Ireland though and any fans he has left.

https://www.independent.ie/sport/golf/roy-curtis-rory-mcilroys-irish-open-snub-an-insult-to-national-intelligence-and-paul-mcginley-37838811.html

After this decision I hope he never wins another tournament.

No, what does he owe anyone? The GUI and Island of Ireland has benefited plenty from McIlroy, so I'd like to know what you think he continues to owe them above his professional efforts in his field. Do you collect your paychecks or go into your annual reviews with the Island of Ireland as your primary stakeholder?

Some clowns in Irish sports on the fanbase side of things.

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General discussion / Re: Dialect test
« on: February 20, 2019, 09:18:19 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.

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General discussion / Re: Dialect test
« on: February 15, 2019, 05:04:09 PM »
Bang on the money for me, relatively speaking. Given 17 years exile.

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: February 11, 2019, 09:10:55 PM »
Shouldn't be any talk of drought years or water shortages this year. We're getting absolutely pounded in NC and the Sierras.

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General discussion / Re: Hare Coursing
« on: February 11, 2019, 03:49:31 PM »
https://www.irishtimes.com/news/environment/can-coursing-be-good-for-hares-the-strange-answer-is-yes-1.3738552?mode=amp

Link to an independent study carried out contained within the article. I appreciate that coursing isn't to everyone's taste but without it the Irish Hare would have a bleak future.

We've actually had this conversation before

I appreciate you providing the article and the link to the biodiversity website. I'm not certain this substantiates the claim that the hare would be wiped out were it not for coursing. Id expect significantly larger populations in areas where shooting was prohibited and the area was kept free of foxes (at what expense to that animal, I wonder?).

If the coursing clubs are taking muzzling measures and the slow animals are only dying from shock as opposed to being caught by the dogs, it's at least a move in the right direction. Comparisons to the food industry or actual pest control blind eye don't fly in my opinion. 

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General discussion / Re: Hare Coursing
« on: February 10, 2019, 12:24:24 AM »
The big rabbit gets fucked.

If you’re ok with the coursing you’re ok with the fox hunt.

The big rabbit as you call it would be completely wiped out in Ireland where it not for hare coursing.

Is this where you sell us on the conservation efforts on the back of the activity? Or what?

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General discussion / Re: Hare Coursing
« on: February 09, 2019, 08:25:39 PM »
The big rabbit gets fucked.

If you’re ok with the coursing you’re ok with the fox hunt.

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Everyone’s brown paper grocery bag always contains a baguette and a bunch of fresh vegetables

3 days of carnage and near death escapes, wearing the same clothes, no one has brushed their teeth in a week - but the hero and the pretty girl are gonna snog the bake off each other

The magical L shaped bed sheets. Waist high on the leading man, but up to the shoulder on the girl

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GAA Discussion / Re: Sigerson 2019
« on: February 06, 2019, 08:36:10 PM »
What are the rules regarding eligibility. Conor Meyler won the Sigerson with St Marys previously and is now lining out for UCD

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General discussion / Re: Things that make you go What the F**k?
« on: February 04, 2019, 10:57:31 PM »
I saw a bit of a brawl going on inside Belfast airport over the weekend - did anyone see the video clips? What was the craic there?

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General discussion / Re: American Sports Thread
« on: February 04, 2019, 01:43:11 AM »
I’ll be the first to admit that I know feck all about NFL, but I reckon that the Rams will win 32-28.

Can I be the first to agree?  :D

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General discussion / Re: Things that make you go What the F**k?
« on: January 22, 2019, 12:46:14 PM »
Wouldn’t be holding out much hope. What a sad thing

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General discussion / Re: The Super(ish) Leeds United Thread
« on: January 11, 2019, 10:56:12 PM »
Shenanigans afoot. Derby City rightfully not happy.

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: January 03, 2019, 11:30:34 PM »
Tough loss for Liverpool. City really had to dig deep there and that was a different kind of performance from what you associate with them. Serious hard work when the chips were down and Liverpool were on the rise. Kompany could have seen red easily and that would have changed everything.

It will go down to the wire and should be great viewing for the neutral!

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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone County Football and Hurling
« on: January 02, 2019, 04:58:22 PM »
What did yiz make of Sean's book?

I thought it was fairly honest and didn't hold back, especially towards the end.

Quite poorly written in the end. Enjoyable enough if you can look past that. He seems to have no issues with saying it how it is/was/whatever.

Interestingly he was big on the legacy he was leaving behind for his little boy. No mention at all of a legacy for the 2 girls, which in today's world and the push for female sports equality I found to be a bit of an oversight on his part.

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