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General discussion / Re: Death Notices
« on: November 26, 2020, 11:03:03 AM »


Maradona elevated those around him - they believed they were going into battle with an unbeatable general who was also in the trenches with them, doing the most fighting

Messi, great as he is, doesn't have that


This

Imagine Messi playing in the 70s & 80s. No me neither. Now imagine Maradonna playing with today's protections.

Way better than Pele as well btw.

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: November 04, 2020, 12:38:56 PM »
The Detroit votes that came in (Wayne County) were about 140k out of 150k for Biden and only 55% of count complete.

Looking more and more like a Biden win. A PA win would seal it decisively.

PA makes it decisive but tweet below sets the path for a Biden win which is looking most likely now. My sister and BIL voted in Bucks County and went to bed distraught last night. Still not happy as they expect civil unrest for a tight Biden win. (there've been tanks on Philly streets all week).

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Nate Silver
@NateSilver538

1h
If Biden wins AZ, NV, MI and WI that's ballgame. He could lose PA, GA and NC and he'd still have 270.

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: November 04, 2020, 08:56:38 AM »
That Trump wants the count stopped tells all you need to know. CNN coverage has been excellent. Here's their latest.

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Vote counting is still underway in key states. Here's what you need to know.

From CNN's Maeve Reston and Stephen Collinson

Votes are still being counted in several key states across the US, and no winner has been determined in the presidential election.

If you're just reading in, here's what you need to know about the race:

    All eyes on the Midwest: The election is far from over with millions of votes outstanding in key states like Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan ó ballots that were cast before Election Day that have yet to be counted. Pennsylvania has counted 39% of the mail-in ballots it has received, according to the state.
    Counting underway in Arizona and Georgia: Joe Biden appears to have made significant gains in Arizona, a state which Trump won in 2016. Georgia appeared at a standstill as officials in Fulton County, which includes Atlanta and its populous suburbs, said they would resume counting at resume at 8 a.m. ET.
    President Trump attempted to claim victory: Donald Trump called for a halt to legitimate vote counting that is underway around the country and sought to mislead his loyal supporters by conflating the legitimate counting of ballots with voting as he falsely claimed Democrats were trying to "steal the election."
    Biden holds the lead: The Democratic nominee holds the lead in the Electoral College at this stage in the night, 220 to 213. Remember: 270 electoral votes are needed to become president. Speaking to reporters, the former vice president urged them to "Keep the faith, guys. We're going to win this."



https://edition.cnn.com/politics/live-news/election-results-and-news-11-03-20/h_c2871ed0f911d04df9e6cdebbf6957fb

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-54522088
Casement Park: Nichola Mallon to recommend approval

   




Nichola Mallon has said she is recommending approval for the long-awaited redevelopment of Casement Park.

The infrastructure minister she had "carefully considered" all of the representations and that it had been a "complex application".

She said it would transform Gaelic games and the economy of west Belfast.

"I believe it will be truly transformational in sporting terms and economic terms for the whole of Ulster", she said.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Ulster Colleges
« on: September 26, 2020, 12:55:55 PM »
Is the McRory final going ahead this year?

Good question.

I thought, when lock down came in, that they talked about playing it in September.

It'll hardly be played now.

Mc larnon is in two weeks. Assume itís a double bill with McRory

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GAA Discussion / Re: Kerry Championship
« on: November 15, 2019, 12:39:55 PM »
And it got them 37 All Irelands.

The Kerry boys will tell you it's 38.  ;)

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General discussion / Re: Things that make you feel old...
« on: November 15, 2019, 11:15:44 AM »
When the barber says do u want me to trim your ear hair .

When it takes them longer to trim your eyebrows than your hair. Still the only thing worse than getting old is not getting old.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Kerry Championship
« on: November 14, 2019, 12:48:13 PM »
So Austin Stacks now enter the Munster club because Dr Crokes lost to East Kerry at the weekend... utter toilet.
The gerrymandering of grades resulting in dominance of Intermediate and Junior club grades is tragic too.
Bit of a flat track bully vibe going on down there, a bunch of piss artists when its put up to them at all levels.

It is designed to make football in the county as competitive as it possibly can be.  The County Championship is especially competitive.  Winning provincial/all-Ireland intermediates and juniors is way down the order of priorities.  It may put them at a significant advantage but this is a bi-product not the aim of the system.
As already discussed, Dublin having a Senior A and Senior B championship greatly disadvantages the intermediate and junior teams that progress to provincials.  Although this system is different from Kerry the purpose is to make the county's championships competitive.  Intermediate and junior provincial success is not a priority.

That's what I take from it anyway.  I think the system is excellent.  There's David Clifford who plays for Fossa in intermediate (possibly junior?)championship has now won the major championship with East Kerry thanks to this divisional system.  Whilst he is obviously a stand out player it does give other decent players who play with their clubs at lower standards a shout at getting into and winning 'the main event'.

Spot on. I wouldn't be one to give undue credit to Kerry but the way they run their club football is perfect. If you're a decent footballer in Kerry you won't be overlooked no matter who you play for, that's how you put your best possible county team out.

Remember they were doing this way before the tallest dwarf competitions appeared.

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General discussion / Re: Things that make you feel old...
« on: November 14, 2019, 12:43:51 PM »
The thing about this thread that makes me feel old is that 5Sams started it.

I was thinking the same thing.

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General discussion / Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« on: September 23, 2019, 03:40:19 AM »
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Definitely. I don't think I have ever seen anything like the stadium today for the Irish game.

Not that impressive. Big running track isnít great. Like Murrayfield .

Was at the game and agree ground was nothing special, like Murrayfield. Tbf the Japanese were well organised and it was easy to get in and away from. I could definitely get used to having beer brought to my seat!

This was more like the Ireland of last year I thought. The rest of the group games are now about making sure everyone is healthy for SA. Apparently they are down a few bodies after the New Zealand game.

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GAA Discussion / Re: A question for the over 50s
« on: September 09, 2019, 03:51:44 PM »
When they changed from the old north/south split in the National League to a single divison one in 1980, Armagh got to play Kerry in Lurgan and hammered them. It did feel good to beat the All Ireland champions even if it felt that the result would be different in the championship.

Yes, finished something like 1-17 to 2-5. I think that match might have been all ticket - 17,000 if my memory serves me well - as that was the first time Kerry had crossed the border.

We beat them again in Davitt Park and I recall we scored six goals, with Johnny Corvan and Mickey McDonald to the fore.


Championship though was a different matter!

I was in Davitt Park for that game and the story was the entire Kerry team spent the night before in James Mc Cartan's pub in Donaghcloney. Allegedly it took several strong men to carry the Bomber to bed!

Also remember there being a Hunger Strike demonstration at half time.

I have no doubt that Kerry had a nice weekend, winning wasn't an important part of it. However, I did hear that they had overnighted in Monaghan, which seems extremely plausible, and Armagh had sent a few retired stalwarts to buy them drinks.

I'd agree that your story is probably more plausible, I will say however that I was warned before the throw in that the Bomber might not be in tip top condition due to the reasons I mentioned.

Edit it is also worth considering that Mr Liston was assisted to bed on more than one trip north.

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GAA Discussion / Re: A question for the over 50s
« on: September 09, 2019, 10:50:19 AM »
When they changed from the old north/south split in the National League to a single divison one in 1980, Armagh got to play Kerry in Lurgan and hammered them. It did feel good to beat the All Ireland champions even if it felt that the result would be different in the championship.

Yes, finished something like 1-17 to 2-5. I think that match might have been all ticket - 17,000 if my memory serves me well - as that was the first time Kerry had crossed the border.

We beat them again in Davitt Park and I recall we scored six goals, with Johnny Corvan and Mickey McDonald to the fore.


Championship though was a different matter!

I was in Davitt Park for that game and the story was the entire Kerry team spent the night before in James Mc Cartan's pub in Donaghcloney. Allegedly it took several strong men to carry the Bomber to bed!

Also remember there being a Hunger Strike demonstration at half time.

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GAA Discussion / Re: All Ireland U20 2019
« on: July 28, 2019, 03:22:01 PM »
The minor game is working fine on YouTube.
No issues with minor games yesterday either. U20 not available as itís a rights issue.

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GAA Discussion / Re: All Ireland U20 2019
« on: July 27, 2019, 06:45:13 PM »
Has anyone the link to get TG4.ie in Tyrone. i keep getting message that its not available.Thanks.

I got the same in Down. More partitionism. Hard to fathom as I got the minor game before it

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General discussion / Rugby World Cup
« on: July 26, 2019, 12:49:01 PM »
Anybody travelling?

Waiting on delivery of two tickets for the group stages Got this today by email and text

Your DHL Express ​shipment with waybill number ******** from PIA CORPORATION C/O RUGBY WORLD CUP 2019 OC is arriving in the country and will require customs clearance. There is import duty/tax due on your shipment. The amount is £ 16.84.

Click here to securely pay online, view the duty/tax calculation and download the relevant documents to avoid any impact on delivery.

Initially thought scam now not so sure. anybody else get this?

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