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General discussion / Bands you for forgot you liked
« on: March 26, 2020, 07:43:14 PM »
So all this staying in has had me going through my music. I feel like I’ve just discovered oasis having not listened to them in years. What a band. Anybody else rediscovering bands they had forgotten them liked

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General discussion / Re: Wakes and Funerals during the pandemic
« on: March 22, 2020, 02:42:08 PM »
We buried my granny on Friday. It was strange. People wanted to hug you or give you a handshake but couldn’t. We kept the funeral mass to family and close friends only so it was small. There was no sign of the peace but they did do communion

Was communion not a risk?

Pallbearers? Opening chapel doors etc?

What about small chapels where even small crowds pose a problem with distancing?

I didn’t go for communion. I wouldn’t have anyway. My mum sister and brother didn’t go and they would normally have. We had the same 4 pall bearers tho we didn’t do much of a walk. I had wipes with me. Didn’t notice who opened the doors. St Peters in Lurgan is a big chapel spy social distancing was easy done. Would be harder in a smaller chapel

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General discussion / Re: Wakes and Funerals during the pandemic
« on: March 22, 2020, 02:05:45 PM »
We buried my granny on Friday. It was strange. People wanted to hug you or give you a handshake but couldn’t. We kept the funeral mass to family and close friends only so it was small. There was no sign of the peace but they did do communion

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General discussion / Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« on: March 17, 2020, 07:13:51 PM »
Does lenny go with 2 strikers against the huns? went to st mirren game on sat comfortable win,im not convinced with taylor and would prefered ntcham to start against them for physical battle but hes only back in training this week.Celtic have spent alot of money on shved,bayo,klimala,soro,kouassi,12 mill i think poor judgement whos to blame for these signings.

Are you writing off Kimlala and Soro already?

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GAA Discussion / Refunds
« on: March 16, 2020, 09:10:37 AM »
Anyone know what the deal is with getting refunds for the games which didn’t go ahead last weekend

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: March 11, 2020, 01:00:48 PM »
GAA fixtures at the weekend and the McRory final will be played behind closed doors or a limit to 1000 people. Irish race goers at cheltenham should be advised to  self isolate when they return, as should any holiday makers.

Where did ye hear this

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GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 2 - 2020
« on: March 07, 2020, 10:33:47 PM »
That was as bad as I have witnessed.
Absolutely dreadful.
Armagh full value.

TBH i was expecting a tight game with a point or two here or there splitting the teams...

Were Armagh good or was Fermanagh that bad?

A bit of both. Buy as FG said, that was a poor poor fermanagh team tonight.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Ulster XV to beat Dublin
« on: March 07, 2020, 03:35:30 PM »
Danny Quinn, Peter Canavan, Oisin McConville and Eamon McGee recently came up with an Ulster XV to beat Dublin.

They agreed on the following side:

1. Morgan (Tyrone)
2. R Wylie (Monaghan)
3. R McNamee (Tyrone)
4. C Cullen (Fermanagh)
5. E Ban Gallagher (Donegal)
6. C McKaigue (Derry)
7. K O’Connell (Monaghan)
8. J Og Burns (Armagh)
9. N Kearns (Monaghan)
10. R O’Neill (Armagh)
11. M Murphy (Donegal)
12. R McHugh (Donegal)
13. P McBrearty (Donegal)
14. C McShane (Tyrone)
15. C McManus (Monaghan)

4 Donegal and Monaghan
3 Tyrone
2 Armagh
1 Fermanagh and Derry

I’d go with the following

1. Morgan (Tyrone)
2. Hampsey (Tyrone)
3. McNamee (Tyrone)
4. Ban Gallagher (Donegal)
5. McHugh (Donegal)
6. McKaigue (Derry)
7. Mooney (Down)
8. McFadden (Donegal)
9. McKiernan (Cavan)
10. Donnelly (Tyrone)
11. Murphy (Donegal)
12. Campbell (Armagh)
13. McGuigan (Derry)
14. McShane (Tyrone)
15. McManus (Monaghan)

5 Tyrone
4 Donegal
2 Derry
1 Armagh, Cavan, Down and Monaghan

Personally think any team picked has to include Rian O'Neill.

O'Neill is a fantastic talent but I think his decision making has to develop a bit yet, he is still a bit too indulgent and you could question his discipline. His talent is unquestionable though.

I thought Armagh's best forward last year was Campbell, O'Neill would have got a lot of the plaudits with his scoring return but I thought Campbell was immense, particular in the Mayo game where he was the best player on the pitch, he's well able to kick a score and has a superb engine.

What's the story with Murnin this year? Is he currently injured or has he dropped off the panel. He's another excellent forward and one who could really thrive on the advanced mark rule.

ONeill needs to be in it but you have a point about his decision making.
Campbell is a fantastic player. Murnin is still injured. I see him in the gym from time to time tho so hopefully not too far of being back

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: March 07, 2020, 03:33:38 PM »
It was a clear push IMO and should have been a foul.  If Gomez decided not to stay on his feet as he stumbled then it would have been given. England still continues to make a balls of VAR when the rest of Europe seems to do it ok.

Agree on all points. Was a clear foul

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General discussion / Re: GAA Geansaí “Threatening” To Unionists
« on: March 06, 2020, 07:49:15 PM »
When I started in QUB back in the early noughties one of my first lectures was with 300 people and I didn't know anyone. So my tactic was to wear a GAA top to lure a possible friend. Sitting there and a lad sits down beside me and starts talking to me cause he saw the GAA top. Turned out to become a good friend throughout university and he went on to be a great county footballer too.

I wasn't trying to intimidate anyone - My only shame was that it was a Dublin top!

Lowry is talking shit to try and prevent the inevitable!

I done the same but with an armagh top. Made a lifelong friend. Also happened to make a good friend from the unionist community

Did you bond over the colour orange?  ;)

Hahaha. Possibly. One friend was a fellow Armagh man. The other guy played for ballyclare comrades at the time

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General discussion / Re: GAA Geansaí “Threatening” To Unionists
« on: March 06, 2020, 04:30:28 PM »
When I started in QUB back in the early noughties one of my first lectures was with 300 people and I didn't know anyone. So my tactic was to wear a GAA top to lure a possible friend. Sitting there and a lad sits down beside me and starts talking to me cause he saw the GAA top. Turned out to become a good friend throughout university and he went on to be a great county footballer too.

I wasn't trying to intimidate anyone - My only shame was that it was a Dublin top!

Lowry is talking shit to try and prevent the inevitable!

I done the same but with an armagh top. Made a lifelong friend. Also happened to make a good friend from the unionist community

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General discussion / Re: GAA Geansaí “Threatening” To Unionists
« on: March 05, 2020, 06:43:15 PM »
Running about with bottles of wine in a bar  ::)

Lurganites.................


Must be from the vatican city area of Lurgan as it's not buckfast, snob.

As someone who grew up in the Vatican I can tell ye we love our buckfast. None of that white wine muck

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GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 1 - 2020
« on: March 01, 2020, 10:45:20 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.

And Kerry don't target players?

Your response says it all . Something not right in the head with some Tyrone wans , thankfully most are grand.

My response does say it all about the free state narrative.

Don't blame on the jackeens
Don't blame it on the yerras
Don't blame it on the Mayomen
Blame it on the northies

It was never as obvious as when the RTE pundits sat in their studio awkwardly staring down at their feet and mumbling after Aidan O'Shea had dived to knock Fermanagh out of the Championship, a year on from them trying to crucify Tiernan McCann for his flop.

If you guys can't take it then you really shouldn't be dishing it out.

I do see where you're coming from Angelo. The 'puke football' term stuck with ye however. I admit Mayo were as cynical as you could get throughout the last decade.

All the top teams do, you won't get anywhere without bending the rules, Tyrone have been wise to that since 96.

I'm not going to be a hypocrite and cry about the dirt that other teams are at but I do have a serious problem with the imbalance in reporting. Every other county has a statute of limitations with their past indiscretions, whereby RTE pundits have selective amnesia when it comes to the indiscretions of Dublin and Kerry in particular but could rhyme off past incidents involving Tyrone players.

I don't think James McCarthy is a particularly dirty or nasty player for instance but there would be a body of evidence in past incidents for pundits and journalists to put forward this claim now. They've gone to town on Tyrone players and teams for less in the past.

Highlighting it and bringing these hypocrisies to light will have the usual suspects tying themselves in their usual cries of whataboutery but that's just the oldest excuse for people who can't square off their contradictions with each other. It's not going to change, the media down south created a bogeyman out of Tyrone and will continue to push that narrative. If the likes of Derry and Armagh were to return to the top table, they will soon find out it won't just stop with Tyrone.

I'm particularly surprised at the Armagh lads, they must have fairly short memories of how their team was portrayed down South during the Kernan years as some sort of sadistic group who were more interested in fighting than playing football.

I'm not surprised at the Derry ones, for a county that seems to stab their legends in the back and always seem to be infighting, the only thing that unites them is their enmity toward Tyrone.

Tyrone do get a raw deal. I’ve said that before and will say it again. We have had the same in the past and if we get back to the top table will again. I suppose we still get some of it at the moment but not in the way we used to. Or Tyrone currently do. Haven’t commented on last nights events as I haven’t seen anything so I’m not gonna do what others do and comment on something I haven’t seen.

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GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 2 - 2020
« on: February 25, 2020, 05:44:05 PM »
cavan to win
armagh to win simply because Fermanagh have a few missing and arent scoring enough
laois /Kildare a draw
Rossies to beat westmeath

Cavan 8
armagh 7
Rossies 7
laois 6
westmeath5
kildare 3
fermanagh 2
clare 2

Armagh based on that should win however I think the last league visit to Brewster park ended up in a low scoring draw plus Ciaran Branagan as the ref makes the match a bit of a lottery.

7-7 if I remember rightly on a cold and miserable day

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GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 1 - 2020
« on: February 24, 2020, 05:20:22 PM »
If you'e going to hit someone with the shoulder you better be making sure you make contact with his shoulder and not his head otherwise you're going to get the line. He was unlucky in terms of being a fraction out with his timing but you can't afford to be a fraction out with a challenge like that, there's always the danger a player in possession will move his head which indeed happened.



That outlook makes a mockery of the current rules in the game.

The GAA are basically sanctioning players to commit tackles that could cause dangerous injuries if mistimed by the slightest of margins.

Either the shoulder tackle has to be outlawed or you have to allow some leeway in situations like that.

Any mistimed tackle can cause dangerous injury

Incorrect.

Really? That’s incorrect?? Okeydokey then

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