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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: April 04, 2020, 11:24:32 AM »
Can anyone actually confirm that Joe Brolly was at Cheltenham? If he was, it wouldn't make anything he's saying about the state of things wrong but it would make him an absolute hypocrite.

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: March 15, 2020, 10:35:33 AM »
The herd immunity theory is complex and partly based on conjecture. I think it would be useful if all of us on here could persuade people to avoid excessive drinking in public on St Patrick's day. While it may be a challenge, particularly for younger people,  the evidence for the risk of spreading the virus through close contact is clear and proven. All of us will know friends, relatives and club-mates who are planning to go on the lash on Tuesday. The most constructive thing we could do at this point is to minimise the risk and avoid crowds where close contact takes place.

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: March 01, 2020, 05:53:01 PM »
First consideration is the result between them. So if we win both our games only Longford could be level with us and as we beat them, we go up. Only if results lead to us and Tipperary level will scoring difference kick in

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: March 01, 2020, 04:44:35 PM »
Good win alright, and without Darren O'Hagan and Donal O'Hare.  Barry O'Hagan seems to have stepped up to the mark along with the Guinness bros, Kerr and Quinn. Good to see Harrison rattled the crossbar and Burns kept a clean sheet.  Two wins in last two games guarantees us promotion and first tier championship football so Tally to keep the focus.

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GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 1 - 2020
« on: March 01, 2020, 08:56:17 AM »
I'm a Down man who has a lot of time for both Tyrone and Dublin; however the way both sides targeted Clifford this year was sickening.  While both teams have been innovative and exciting, they have also led the way in cynicism and gamesmanship; last night Dublin shaded it but Mickey has a strong claim to leading the decline into where we are.

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: February 29, 2020, 06:33:28 PM »
Our lead manager of the under 20s must be the worst appointment of all time.  Look at his record,  with talented squads. Great players rarely make great managers. Another Ulster title gone missing

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General discussion / Re: 26 County General Election 2020
« on: February 09, 2020, 12:03:48 AM »
We're living in remarkable times and sometimes when you're in the middle of something its hard to see the bigger picture.
My take is that Ireland is a good country with decent people, shaped by history,spirituality and the weather.  We are reasonably tolerant, hard working and enjoy life but are well aware of the impact of poverty, hunger and unfairness. Like all nationalities there is a darker side, manifested in intolerance which we saw in the brutal murder of Paul Quinn when none had the courage to say stop.
Times move on; the right wing populists in England forced a weak PM into a nonsensical referendum at a time that the decent majority had no leadership and the UK sleep walked into leaving the one decent structure in place to moderate against extremism from left or right.
On this island the short sighted bigotry among some unionists led them to support the UK leaving the EU without thinking of what would happen next. A bit like the otherwise decent Blair government supporting the American war on Iraq.

So now in 2020  we have the decent majority in the North saying that we reject the extreme voices who are essentially nihilistic

And now in the South,  most young people have said they want a change from the boring rhetoric of two right wing parties, to support a party who are far from perfect but offer hope of a nation once again.  And there's absolutely nothing wrong with that.
This is a GAA forum. We welcome different voices. However there's nothing wrong with supporting a party who are upfront about wanting a United Ireland.
Varadkar and particularly Coveney have served our nation well at an important time. If Martin is to be the next leader of the 26 counties I hope he will have the courage to be a true soldier of destiny.

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: February 01, 2020, 10:26:01 PM »
Critical 2 points thanks to Rory Gallagher.  The man has lost the run of himself. Tally got it right and Down got out of jail.

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GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 1 - 2020
« on: January 25, 2020, 10:07:03 PM »
I disagree that there was nothing in it. There was real nastiness,  particularly from the Dubs. O'Carroll ran his studs down the Achilles of Geaney? when the Kerry forwards boot came off. Dangerous.  Then John Small was beating all round him. Should have been lined. The targeting of Clifford at the end was nasty. This is a talented 21 year old who the neutrals love to watch. Yet the Dubs lit on him at the end like Leopards on a foal. Cynical.

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: January 20, 2020, 08:08:39 PM »
Kilcoo played a typical Kilcoo game in normal time although the quality of the opposition forced them into making more errors than usual. Only Daryl and Laverty played the occasion but all can reflect on a great year. Unfortunately the  chance may have gone as their example will spur on many clubs in Down and Ulster to raise their games. Good to see local clubs supporting the magpies and who knows when a Down team will be back in HQ.

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: January 17, 2020, 05:59:38 PM »
Adh mor Cill Chua. Whatever your views on their questionable non football tactics we should get behind them on Sunday.  We have been starved of success in the county and the magpies have flown through Ulster and South Dublin under Mickey Moran.  Posters will know I have consistently highlighted Conor Laverty as an outstanding leader and I look forward to him lifting Andy Merrigan on behalf of his club, county and province.

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: December 01, 2019, 03:58:27 PM »
Comghairdeas Cill Chua. Brilliant performance,  full of pride and passion but discipline and determination as well.  Onwards to the Andy Merrigan

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: November 17, 2019, 04:45:03 PM »
"There's nothing to do in Kilcoo except going to mass, having a few sheep and playing football " Aaron Brannigan

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General discussion / Re: Quinn Insurance in Administration
« on: November 09, 2019, 03:31:52 PM »
Kevin Lunney is a courageous and heroic Irishman.  I wish him a full recovery.  Everyone should watch Spotlight.

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: October 19, 2019, 07:19:59 PM »
So unless we get to the Ulster final next year were out of Sam ? Disaster

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