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GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 1 - 2020
« on: March 07, 2020, 11:59:12 AM »
I'm sure he'd be welcome back in Mayo if he's stuck for something to be at

GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 1 - 2020
« on: March 01, 2020, 09:46:36 PM »
Jaysis after that analysis by Spillane and Whelan you'd never think it was a one point game.

GAA Discussion / Re: Mayo Millionaire backer withholds Money
« on: February 28, 2020, 06:15:23 AM »
Have Mayo already received the 250k cheque? if so do they return it or use it for the illusive academy? 

Isn't this a case of the Asses calling out the Donkey, just for the crime of being a bit of an Ass.

Mayo County Board will not be getting €250,000 in funding pledged by the international supporters group after cutting off dialogue with its chairman, millionaire businessman Tim O'Leary.

The funds were earmarked for the development of an underage academy, but the Irish Independent has learned they will instead be given to charities and used to buy equipment for the county's ladies football team.

My understanding was that this was fundraised money, not Tim O'Learys personal money.
In that case, the donors would have believed they were contributing to Mayo GAA. They may well be v pissed off that their money is not going where they expected

Mayo / Re: Mayo Football and Hurling - Discussion pages
« on: February 24, 2020, 11:28:22 PM »
he's got the bullet now!
Mayo GAA not dealing with him anymore

Mayo / Re: Mayo Football and Hurling - Discussion pages
« on: February 24, 2020, 04:29:30 PM »
I see O’Leady had a drunk tweet at the weekend? Anyone see it?

#horanout we are not very good #truthhurts always


General discussion / Re: 26 County General Election 2020
« on: February 24, 2020, 01:01:37 PM »
Micheal Martin has played right into SF's hand since the election. By dismissing them completely I can't help but feel that he is only bolstering support for them. FG have now joined the attacks in the last day or two and Drew Harris' comments yesterday about the SF links to the IRA army council being still intact are very curious in their timing. Continuing to bang the old IRA drum will have less resonance with people now that the old brigade are almost phased out even if a few linger in the background but for anybody under the age of 40, it is not a pressing issue. People just want to give the old established order of FF & FG a bloody nose and by them attacking SF it is only helping to feed the narrative of the establishment against the people that SF want to create. If they really are hell bent on not going into government with SF then I'm not sure what else they can actually do to win public support and confidence but I'd guess that the longer they keep SF out in the cold the more that the public anger will build.
It is a pressing issue for me; I don't want a political party being controlled by terrorists or shadowy figures in the background anywhere near the running of this country. The Chief policeman in the country was correct and had a duty to call this one out. FG have been consistent all along in their insistence that they will not deal with SF, not just in the past few days.
The hypocrisy of the FG stance (and the FF one also) is just off the scales.  It's OK for unionists to go into power with SF in the north (Simon Coveney was heavily involved in persuading the DUP to go back into partnership with SF) but a month later they refuse point blank to do the very same thing themselves in the south. Do as I say not as I do. Joke.

The GFA dictates that the largest parties from each community have to share power in the north.
There is no such rule in the south, so FG are quite entitled to say they will not share power with SF.

General discussion / Re: Death Notices
« on: February 15, 2020, 09:06:42 PM »
Caroline Flack

Seems like the idiot trolls on social media contributed to her death.

Trolls and press, what a rotten place social media can be.

The Sun are after deleting all the vile stuff they had up about her.

Not that their readers will give a fck anyway. 
They just want celeb goss and the latest prem league transfer rumours. They don't correlate buying the paper to the paparazzi and tabloid journalist scum that it fuels

GAA Discussion / Re: U20 All Ireland football championship 2020
« on: February 15, 2020, 08:17:20 PM »
A lot of games will probably be impacted by the rain today.

Would it not be plausible for pitch covers to be used in circumstances like this when heavy rain is forecast, the type of covers you see them roll out at Wimbledon to keep the courts dry.

Obviously I know the sheer scale of a football pitch in comparison to a tennis court is huge and the cost and practicalities could be an issue.

But surely in circumstances like this, in a squeezed calendar, there should be ways and means to thwart heavy spells of rain when it is well forecasted in advance?

They should just had a penalty shoot out to decide all games

General discussion / Re: 26 County General Election 2020
« on: February 14, 2020, 11:28:07 AM »
Gemma Doherty!? That hardly strengthens the case...

General discussion / Re: 26 County General Election 2020
« on: February 13, 2020, 10:18:55 PM »
Back on subject FF decide not to have talks with SF about Government formation.
They will talk to others though.

They could probably put smacht on SF in Government though.
FFG would be more risky for them. SF outside the tent pissing in

There are no simple solutions. House prices have to come down but owners won't agree. That is the problem with asset bubbles.
It's a shortage of supply issue

Cannot see houses dropping in price for 4-5 years plus

A huge issue is the distances people are having to travel for work.

House prices dropped in 2019

GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 1 - 2020
« on: February 13, 2020, 10:45:22 AM »
While Cliffords red card was disgraceful arguably the worst decision of the weekend went almost unnoticed. Meath should have had a penalty in the first half when they were denied a goal by a blatant foot block by I think O’connor. RTE didn’t even show a replay of the incident but I’d recorded it and it’s actually a blatant and dangerous foot block.

The Meath player never actually kicked the ball so it wasn't a foot block.

Correct - DOC kicked it away before the Meath player got to it. Great piece of last-ditch defending.

Actual wording of the foot block rule

5.1 To block or attempt to block with the boot when an opponent is kicking the ball from the hand(s).

Stonewall foot block.

This is also a Category 1 Agressive Foul so should have been a yellow card as well as a penalty.

Note the use of the word "block" in the rule. DOC didn't block it, he kicked it.

GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 1 - 2020
« on: February 11, 2020, 10:39:19 AM »
While Cliffords red card was disgraceful arguably the worst decision of the weekend went almost unnoticed. Meath should have had a penalty in the first half when they were denied a goal by a blatant foot block by I think O’connor. RTE didn’t even show a replay of the incident but I’d recorded it and it’s actually a blatant and dangerous foot block.

The Meath player never actually kicked the ball so it wasn't a foot block.

Correct - DOC kicked it away before the Meath player got to it. Great piece of last-ditch defending.

General discussion / Re: Sinn Fein? They have gone away, you know.
« on: February 07, 2020, 09:15:16 AM »
Sinn Fein electoral van playing the wolf tones in co Cavan is actual headline news on BBC news line.

Shock horror. I’m sure Nolan will be “all over” this in the morning. W***er

Hopefully people need to know that they haven't changed their spots. I dont know who would vote for the wife of an IRA garda killer who supports the IRA. Sadly in the world we live in many will.

Jesus the absolute state of this. Now married women are tied to the beliefs of their husband. Away and have a word with yourself you absolute Neanderthal. Sad this is the world we live in.

Yer man is indicative of the type of electorate that will bring you a century of state corruption and mismanagement.

Fckin hell, SF trying to take the moral high-ground!

General discussion / Re: 26 County General Election 2020
« on: February 05, 2020, 09:57:09 AM »
How exactly did FF and FG "create the pension crisis"?
By not legalising Euthanasia?
By not making Euthanasia compulsory?

Jases Angelo you're shinnerbotism at its worst ::)

Well first of all, I'd like to draw attention to the idiocy of this post.

You seem to be alluding to the fact that the pension crisis was a magical creation that happened out of thin air? The contradiction here is that you are ashamed to admit your FF/FG allegiance, yet you are one of their most ardent apologists here, consistently out here defending the indefensible for them.

The pensions crisis arose from gross mismanagement by both FF/FG. You obviously seem to be under the delusion that government makes no policy on pension contributions and entitlements, that government takes no role in fiscal management and that government and that government takes no responsibility for forward planning and contingencies when it comes to meeting those entitlements. A government in your eyes does not take any accountability for the gross incompetence and abuse of power that FF/FG have had throughout their control on the state.

The real roots of the pension issue are the bloated public sector pensions that the two establishment parties introduced and failed to address before it was too late and a pension crisis ensued.

Wink wink, nudge nudge politics that FF and FG engage in is the type of government that will bring you from one scandal into the next and I guess they're chuffed to know they'll still have a few village idiots like yourself to put a tick beside them in the ballot box.

The fact you're spouting on about euthanasia shows the level of intelligence of your average FF/FG hick.

It's a global issue largely related to demographic changes i.e. people living longer and having fewer children, therefore more pensioners with less working people to support them.
It is not an Irish or FF/FG specific issue.
The SF "solution" that "demographics will look after it" is laughable! The demographic changes are what has caused the problem! Mary-Lou reckons having SF in office will mean we'll suddenly revert to having 5 kids per household.

That's not true though, it's a bloated public service pension that is a crux of the matter and neither FF or FG took any steps to tackle the system until it was too late.

The old scheme, which applies to those hired before 2013, offers those on full 40-year service a pension equal to 50 per cent of final salary, index linked to future public pay increases and with a tax-free lump sum of 1˝ times annual salary on retirement.

So someone on around €66,000 with full service would get a tax-free lump sum of around €100,000 on departure, and then a generous pension entitlement. This has generally been an unfunded pay-as-you scheme, though some groups, including teachers, have paid contributions. It is, on any calculation, an extraordinary perk.

First, a new scheme was created, the so-called single scheme, which pared back the entitlements for those joining after January 1st, 2013. Pensions for newer entrants are based on career average earnings, and are index-linked based on inflation rather than tied to public sector wage rises.

Second, a pension-related deduction was introduced for public servants as one of the crisis measures, and this was subsequently transformed – in slightly less onerous form – into an ongoing additional contribution to their pension (the so-called ACS).

This has left pre-2013 public servants with a sweet deal despite the fact they are paying a bit more. The civil service pension scheme website, for example, calculates that to buy the benefits available to a higher executive officer on retirement would require someone in the private sector to have a pension pot of €690,000, while for a principal officer the sum rises to €1.34 million.

Those public sector pension levels are obscene compared to the rest of Europe.

I don't disagree that public pensions are way too generous for those who retired before the crash. But the larger demographic point is the bigger issue coming down the road.
How does SF policy of giving the pension to everyone at 65 (and no indication of increasing that age in years to come) resolve the issue in any way??

Well SF is a side issue to what is being denied at the minute.

FF/FG are the cause of the pension crisis, so why on earth would anyone trust them to sort it?

As regards how to solve it, the issue is not necessarily the pension age that is the issue - it's the level of pensions and associated benefits alone being hoovered up by high ranking retired public and civil servants and even the ones at the lower level. That's a creation of FF and FG, for many years these bloated pensions were UNFUNDED. Enda Kenny has retired now and gets a pot of €2m and a and an annual pension of €126k, it would cost €5m of contributions in the private sector. For years and years and years, FF and FG were asleep at the wheel regarding this.

A huge pension deficit was created that FF and FG did not put in place contributions to fund it, it's a making entirely of their policies and complete incompetence.

How are they a side issue!? They're asking people to vote for them, so people are entitled to ask how are they going to fix the issue.

General discussion / Re: 26 County General Election 2020
« on: February 05, 2020, 09:55:02 AM »
The amount of people defending SF's stance on the Paul Quinn case is really disgusting. Brainwashed.

The amount of people using him for political point scoring is disgusting. And it's typically from people who neither know about, nor want to know about the victims of the conflict unless there's an election campaign happening. Then they'll always pick a useful one. And when the campaign is over, there won't be a word about Paul from the same people. Because that's how much they really care about him and his case. People who a fortnight ago probably never heard of Paul Quinn, but weirdly are taking an interest these days. Nothing like digging up the IRA or things that happened 15 years ago to distract simpletons from the homelessness & health crises that are the real clear & present danger to people today.

You might be right that for most of the time they're not highlighting the Paul Quinn case.
But the reason they're highlighting it now is to remind the electorate of the shady dealings SF are involved in, that these people are still involved in SF today at high office and this issue occurred after the GFA, so cases like this can hardly be described as "victims of the conflict" as you put it.
Murder is still a lot more serious than vote-gate or swing-gate, and rightly so.

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