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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: April 04, 2020, 12:24:19 AM »
So you’re looking to blame private nursing home owners? WTF

Who the f**k knew a disastrous pandemic like this would ravage countries like this?

They would meet the requirements set by the government so, who’s at fault?

A pandemic was always likely to occur at some stage. Governments, nursing home owners, etc just hoped it wouldn't be on their watch.

So if it was always going to happen then why were they not prepared? Last one was 1918, the worst thing about this is the experts that f**king know everything, like the plonker who said you should have bigger profit margins and saved all you’re pennies !

We all had that mate growing up, who thought he knew everything, not you mate now of course, cause they were dicks!

Another pandemic was always going to occur and it will again in future. Christ Bill Gates gave a famous speech 3 years ago warning that the next human crisis isn't war but disease. The issue is that in the 21 century a human can within 24 hours be at the other side of the world while having contacted 1000s of people during that time frame.

Every major government in the world knew this but the issue is that to solve the problem countries would have to work together, which history has shown doesn't happen too often. You can barely get politicians in the same country agreeing on a strategy never mind entire countries.

Hopefully the coronavirus can encourage governments across the global to work together in future when a virus breaks out again. As the next outbreak could be humanities last.
Profound stuff indeed. I think you are bang on. Gates didn't get to where he is by being just a pretty face!

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GAA Discussion / Re: Who's your GAA cult hero?
« on: March 23, 2020, 07:02:45 PM »
Diarmuid Connolly.

 ;)

Why the smiley?
Diarmuid was one of the finest players of his time and is (probably) still able to compete with the very best. Okay, he may be a wee bit temperamental at times but that doesn't take from his footballing genius or his ability to inspire those around him.

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GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 1 - 2020
« on: March 23, 2020, 01:24:26 PM »
So it looks like Mayo will be relegated with the league being cancelled.

Be very unfair with all the possible permutations still on offer. You’d have to think at this stage  championship will be scrapped for 2020, perhaps a slight possibility of remaining two league games to be played in sept/October . All seems pretty irrelevant at this time anyway.  I’d hazard

Can't see any chance of the Championship being played.

Squads will be three or four months out of training by the time we see the earliest possible resumption of normal activity and that's effectively back in pre-season mode.

They'll play a championship, financially it causes all sorts of problems if they fail to have one. In addition to no revenue they'll have to return sponsorship money and ticket money. The final 2 league games can be used as warm up games.

If they have to play an All Ireland final in December they will do.

The club is a different matter though, going to be difficult to complete finals this year.
That's a best case scenario, meaning that the pandemic is over sometime in the near future but there is no reason to suppose that this will happen.
 It may very well be that we will have to wait until a vaccine is developed and tested before the world, or what's left of it, will come to grips with Covid-19.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Who's your GAA cult hero?
« on: March 21, 2020, 11:21:08 PM »
Bejaysus, how long is a piece of string?...
This could see out the end of the present panic. I mean I could probably name a hundred with ne'er a pause but in the spirit of the OP's post, I'll stick with a half dozen or so that I think stand out for a number of reasons.
Michael Murphy (Donegal) tops the bill for me.  He's carrying an entire team on his own. Without him, Donegal would probably be a mid-Division 2 side at best.
Peter Canavan carried Tyrone for years before Mugsy and Dooher etc. came along to lighten his load a bit but he was still the linchpin of a great side until he hung up his boots.
Dermot Earley and Eamon O'Hara did the same for Roscommon and Sligo respectively same as Willie Joe and Ciaran Mac did for Mayo in their time.

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GAA Discussion / Re: GAA Response to Coronavirus
« on: March 14, 2020, 10:18:23 PM »
Is it the fancy dans who were due to play New York this may ?
Yeah and I think Sligo are due to play London.

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GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 1 - 2020
« on: March 13, 2020, 10:58:36 PM »
So it looks like Mayo will be relegated with the league being cancelled.
I don't see it happening. I think the restrictions are going to be eased anytime soon- certainly not within six months at best and that's being very optimistic. The AI championships are going to be banjaxed as well as the rest of the league.
TBH, Mayo's relegation prospects are not my main concern right now.

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GAA Discussion / Re: #doitfordan
« on: March 10, 2020, 11:34:05 AM »
Folks, firstly apologies in advance for spamming the board if that's what this is. I hope its O.K. to do this.
I know loads of you have probably seen this on social media or possibly yesterday's Sunday Indo.
I just said I'd give it a little mention here in case anyone missed it.
Niall Donoher gave a lot a pleasure to all of us watching Laois teams for 16 years. If you can at all, maybe you'd consider repaying him for all the sacrifices he made down the years to represent his county. Every little will help to give Niall's little lad, Dan, the best possible chance at life.
Just click on the link below.
https://www.gofundme.com/f/1x3knoyjlc?utm_source=facebook
P.S. I'm sure what I wrote above about Niall equally applies to Dan's mam, Aisling! I'm just no expert on the ladies football!
A heartbreaking story.
I donated a few euro and posted a link to Facebook as well.
I can only wish wee Dan ans his parents ans friends the very best of luck.

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GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 1 - 2020
« on: March 07, 2020, 02:14:11 PM »
Read the question ? That’s not what he asked . If you wanna act the p***k don’t backdoor it , be straight about it ffs..
And ffs yourself, maybe you should go back and read the question yourself!
If you bothered your asss to do so, you’d see it was a rhetorical one- the poster already knew the answer; he just wanted to brag about Tyrone’s achievements. And the reply was in the same spirit- it pointed out that Tyrone hadn’t won anything that really counted. Taking the wind out of Whistup’s sail in a manner of speaking.
A bit of banter between two longtime posters who each knew the other’s form.
I’d have thought that a dysfunctional baboon with an IQ lower than his asshole wouldn’t need anyone to explain that to him.
Then along comes you...
You seem to spend far too much time prowling about this board looking for something to bitch about and using schoolyard language to do so. Maybe you should consider taking up some less stressful pastime to cope with the chip on your shoulder- maybe playing the flute, as opposed to acting it.

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GAA Discussion / Re: James Horan Richard Feeney 2013
« on: March 04, 2020, 11:34:30 AM »
Did you not say before that you had two usernames??

I did, but only set up the new one and got rid of the old.  The Aristocrat was the old one, check when the last time that was posted.

Ah lads come on, do we need to go over this again, as i said i am happy for the mods to clarify i am a stand alone individual.

Never heard of this horan feeney story?

Don't worry Greatest, I believe ya! As for the story itself... I had forgotten about it to be honest. It's a bit odd to be bringing it up 7 years on.

Thanks

Il have a google..
Yup, I know you and the Aristocrat are the same user and I don't believe you have any other names. At least none that you appear to be using on GAA posts.
Dunno what the fuss over your names is about.
There are far bigger trolls than you on this board.

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I suspect that he has a touch of the Timmy O'Leary syndrome. Maybe he should lay off the beer/wine/ whiskey or whatever his favourite tipple happens to be, when he goes on Twitter.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Queen Elizabeth to visit Croke Park
« on: March 03, 2020, 04:00:50 PM »
How much is this new visit costing the taxpayer? Or can be contra charge the Brits and bill them for having to mind these two cratures?
According to the Indo yesterday, the estimated cost is €2 million.

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GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 1 - 2020
« on: March 02, 2020, 11:08:42 PM »
it's a fair ask but not beyond it to think our bucks could spring a performance in salthill
Apart from the Tyrone result, every Galway match has been a one score game either way. This combined with Mayo's propensity for resurrecting themselves out of seemingly unavoidable relegation trouble over the years means I'd say it's well within them to bring a big performance and get a result on the 15th.

Tbh we would need a massive improvement to trouble Galway and that's been honest not beal Bocht . We have been atrocious so far , fluked a draw in Donegal and again very lucky in navan with a late goal against the run of play to sneak it, hammered by Monaghan and we'll beaten by dubs
. So lethargic in yesterday opening half it was soul destroying .

To beat Galway we need cillian back and hopefully fionn mcdinagh too along with James Carr . Mix them up as starters and bench . Eod should start too .

And shur look let's be honest the sight of the maroon and white should always give mayo men a bounce . Ya never. know ,stranger things have happened.
I can’t pretend that I fully expect our lads to reef the heron chokers out of it or anything approaching that but I’ll give them a fighting chance to win the game and if they do, I can’t see Mickey’s maulers ruining our survival prospects.
Mayo’s fight back in the second half on Sunday was most impressive by any standard.
They were pure cat in the first half and were lucky they weren’t further behind at the break.
Then, playing into the wind, they produced the mother of comebacks and could/should have snatched a draw.
Peter Keane didn’t come looking for a draw and you can be damn sure himself and his team would have been gutted if they didn’t get the points. In other words, there was no fluke about Mayo’s second half performance;; the lads knew they had to fight for their prospects of survival in the top division and fight they sure did.
Their tails are up now and they’ll fight to the end.  Unpredictability has been a trademark of Mayo sides going back as far as I can remember and this side is no exception. They’ve survived by their fingernails before in similar situations and I’m banking on them playing first division next year.

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GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 1 - 2020
« on: March 01, 2020, 09:28:55 PM »
Should Horan have made a couple of changes earlier in the game larryin? The subs all seemed to have made an impact when they came on.

He can't keep picking some of those lads that started. Can he?
I think he is caught between the devil and the deep blue sea here. On the one hand, he had a lot of what would be first choice players who are out through injury or at least not match fit. If he starts panicking and throwing some of them on he is risking further injuries to his better players and enforced absences during the championships coming up soon. It's Hobson's choice I'm afraid.
On the other hand, some of the newer players are showing potential and sooner or later, he will have to let a raft of the old guard go. Unless he bloods replacements in, he will be in even more trouble than he is right now.
I thought a few likely lads showed up last year and this year to date has been even more promising. We have always had problems getting youngsters to mature enough to play at championship level but the last few years, and this one especially, there has been quite a few.
Ossian Mullin looks the real deal already and Tommy Conroy, Towey, O'Donoughe and a few others are developing nicely. Throw in Matty Ruane and probably Fionn McDonagh from last year and things are looking good for the future.
Maybe not too good at present but dammit!, Tiocfaidh ar lá arís very soon. ;D

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GAA Discussion / Re: Cork’s Commemorative Jersey
« on: February 28, 2020, 09:29:02 PM »
Good idea? Or no place in the GAA?

What do you think?
Link?? Can't say as I haven't seen it yet .

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: February 28, 2020, 09:26:36 PM »
The WHO has just reported that a confirmed case of the virus in a dog has been found n Hong Kong. The dog tested "weakly positive" after showing flu-like symptoms. Apparently, the mutt's owner has also contacted the virus. This is a potentially serious development as it makes the job on containing the spread of covid-19 even harder than it is now.

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