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Dublin are below the level they were at for the last few years. They were well out of the picture in the league - and Jim Gavin didn't throw it at all - and the last two championship performances have been sloppy. There are a load of players getting on in years and not at the same level they were - Mick Fitzsimons, Philly McMahon and Cian O'Sullivan are all well past their best - the Brogans, Flynn and Connolly are gone and the players who have replaced them, good as they are, are not in the same all-time elite class.

When Dublin were in their absolute pomp with those players, between 2013 and 2017, Donegal beat them and Mayo and Kerry pushed them to the absolute limit in some of the greatest matches ever played.

Kerry, Mayo and Donegal are all westerly counties with populations between 130k and 160k with a high rate of emigration and poorly located economically.

Kildare and Meath have significant advantages that those counties do not have, and yet those other counties seriously challenged or beat the best Dublin team of all time.

How did they do that?

And if they did, how is it that people suddenly think this current Dublin team is unchallengable?

Kildare, Meath, Galway, Down, Tyrone, Armagh, Cork - all of those counties have the resources to do what Kerry, Donegal and Mayo have done over the last six or seven years.
But none of these counties have the resources to do what Dublin have done, do they?

General discussion / Re: Anastasia Kriegel
« on: June 19, 2019, 08:08:59 AM »
Rough mess now the whole thing

Boy A case for me was simple, overwhelming evidence against him, his defence was terrible, should have plead guilty.

Dont know on Boy B.... defo guilty of a few very serious crimes but really I am not sure about murder.
Could be wrong here Joe, but I don't think there is any benefit to the suspect for pleading guilty to murder in the ROI.
Secondly, I'm not sure what crimes you think boy B could be found guilty of other than murder. He was either going to get done for murder or nothing at all.

On McCann incident... defo did not kick on head that was was down to mchugh pushing mccann.
Not sure what his hands were doin around the face shouldnt been there but it was not an eye gouge and was not a fish hook...his fingers were closed. Hands shouldnt have been up there tho it happened very fast.

Brolly rabbitting on about the brendan rodgers incident again which was clearly accidental. And how is anyone gonna rip out a man's teeth and gums with his fingers I'll never know :) Coming out with shite like that boy is gonna get what is coming to him is dangerous talk. O, Rouke and his manliness  ::)
CCcc will spring to action now tho since the tail has wagged it.
FFS ::) Delusional or what. Catch a grip. Fair play to most of the trying supporters on here who seen it for what it clearly was, disgraceful behaviour.

Ha justice. Good enough for him

What a sc**bag. What sort of ban will be handed out for that....

Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: May 31, 2019, 11:41:58 AM »
Derry treasurer resigns amid financial worries for Oak Leaf board

DERRY county board treasurer Michael Hasson has resigned amid the county reportedly suffering from financial difficulties.

The Banagher clubman, who had served a previous five-year stint in the role, stood down at the weekend.

He had stepped in when he was approached after the failure to appoint a treasurer at the 2018 convention.

Hasson took over after the role’s previous incumbent, Liam Peoples, declined to run for the position again after two years in the job. Previous incumbent, Pat Brennan, had also cut short his term.

There is no suggestion of any wrongdoing on the part of Hasson, Peoples or Brennan. All had struggled to arrest the growing spending demands, and several sources have described the role as “impossible”.

It’s understood that Hasson’s decision to resign was partly due to work commitments.

A meeting had been arranged in recent weeks between county board officials and officers in Croke Park to discuss the situation, but that meeting was cancelled. The reason for the cancellation is unclear.

The Irish News understands that the Oak Leaf county board has suffered from repeated cash flow issues during the summer over a period of several years.

It’s believed that there have been recent issues over payments of players’ expenses, although all payments are now up-to-date.

The bill for the county teams is believed to be on course to hit £600,000 for this year, up from £484,000 in 2018.

While the county board’s accounts from 2018 showed a surplus of £78,695, the net cash inflow showed a drop of just over £164,000 between 2017 and 2018.

The county’s net cash flow decreased by £93,590 in 2018, leaving their cash reserves at just £3,659 - down from £97,249 the previous year.

Several members last year left a finance committee that had been in place for almost a decade to offer advice and assistance to the county board.

Current outgoings are believed to be in the region of £65,000 to £70,000 per month, of which a portion is contributed directly by the county’s fundraising wing, Club Derry, to service the outstanding bank debt for the development of Owenbeg, which is in line to be completely paid off in 2020.

The county runs from the point of its National League dividend being paid, usually in May, until the start of the club championships in September largely off its reserves, with no meaningful income during that period.

Derry’s dividend from Division Four of the football league and 2B of the hurling series are expected to be smaller again this year than the 2018 figure of £45,152 paid by Croke Park.

That issue has been exacerbated in recent years by the county’s return to a straight knockout club championship.

That has in part led to cash flow problems, with further issues this year.

In response to a series of questions, including whether there are any plans to levy clubs, a spokesperson for Derry GAA said: "Any assertion that Derry GAA is in financial difficulties is simply untrue.

"Our accounts are published annually and tabled at the AGM with all transactions detailed.

"Our treasurer stepped down for personal reasons. Any attempt to portray that there is a wider issue is inaccurate and uninformed."

Up 116k in one year to run county teams.  How that happen?
Blow ins like Hugh McGrath are bleeding the county dry. Hes on at least £400 a week, and other than washing jerseys I dont know what else he offers.

General discussion / Re: Stag do
« on: May 31, 2019, 10:17:40 AM »
Heading to Galway on a stag here this afternoon. What's the story with getting into the bars? There's 15 or so, better splitting up? Where's good?
Definitely go in to the bars in small groups. Don't bother with the Whiskey Bar, yous will be asked to leave if there is a crowd of yous.

General discussion / Re: Things I do not understand
« on: May 30, 2019, 08:58:04 PM »
Why your knob is tanner than the rest of your skin when it barely sees the light of day

Maybe your hands are stinkin
How you know I use both hands? Your missus telling stories?  ;)

General discussion / Re: Things I do not understand
« on: May 30, 2019, 10:38:08 AM »
Why your knob is tanner than the rest of your skin when it barely sees the light of day

Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: May 28, 2019, 04:21:34 PM »
Are these the only 3 C'ship encounters that we have had with Wexford or have I missed any?

2003 R1 Qualifier.

Wexford 0-9 - 3-10 Derry Wexford Park,

M Forde 0-5, R Barry 0-1, L O’Brien 0-1, J Hudson 0-1, J Hegarty 0-1. 
A Tohill 1-3, E Muldoon 1-0, D Dougan 1-0, P Bradley 0-2, SM Lockhart 0-1, D Crozier 0-1, G McGonagle 0-1, J McBride 0-1, M Harney 0-1.

2004 R3 Qualifier

Derry 2-16 Wexford 2-05


Derry: P Bradley 0-8 (3f), E Muldoon 1-5 (3f), D McIvor 1-0, J Donaghy, J McBride, C Gilligan 0-1 each.
Wexford: M Forde 1-4 (3f), P Colfer 1-0, J Hudson 0-1.

Derry: B Gillis; K McGuckin, N McCusker, G O'Kane; F McEldowney, P McFlynn, P Kelly; F Doherty, P Bradley; J Donaghy, J McBride, C Moran; J Bradley, P Bradley, E Muldoon. Subs: S Lockhart for Kelly, 46mins; C Gilligan for Donaghy, 51mins; D McIvor for J Bradley, 51mins; E Burke for Muldoon, 67 mins; P O'Kane for McGuckin, 67mins.

Wexford: J Cooper; P Curtis, P Wallace, N Murphy; D Breen, D Murphy, L O'Brien; P Colfer, W Carley; J Hudson, P Forde, D Fogarty; J Lawlor, R Barry, M Forde. Subs: J D'Arcy for P Forde, 30mins; K Kennedy for Hudson, h/t; D Kinsella for Carley, h/t; G Sunderland for O'Brien, 46mins; J Hegarty for Lawlor, 65 mins.

2015 R2b Qualifier.

Derry 1-19 Wexford 0-10

DERRY: T Mallon; O Duffy, C McKaigue, D McBride; L McGoldrick, B Rogers, SL McGoldrick; N Holly, F Doherty; B Heron, M Lynch, E Lynn; D Heavron, E Bradley, C O’Boyle. #

Subs: T O’Brien for Doherty (60), K McKaigue for Rogers (60), C McAtamney for Lynn (66), C Murphy for E Bradley (67).

WEXFORD: A Masterson; R Tierney, N Rossiter, J Wadding; S Donohoe, G Molloy, A Flynn (0-1); S Byrne, B Malone (own goal, 1-0); T Rossiter, B Brosnan (0-3f), K Butler; C Lyng (0-5, 0-2f), M O’Regan, K O’Grady.

Subs: J Breen for Wadding (HT), E Nolan (0-1) for Byrne (HT), C Kehoe for Malone (HT), J Tubritt for O’Grady (61), P Byrne for O’Regan (61).

Scorers that day
M Lynch (0-6, 0-5f)    C O’Boyle (0-3)    B Herron (0-2, 0-1f)     D Heavron (0-1)    L McGoldrick (0-1)    C McAtamney (0-1)    E Lynn (0-1)    E Bradley (0-1f),
Who scored the other 1-03 for Derry Toby?

General discussion / Re: Elections North and South
« on: May 28, 2019, 10:13:03 AM »
Is there anywhere you can see the breakdown of transfers? I thought I read that alliance got huge transfers from SDLP first preference voters, but can't find this info?

Yeah, it's all out there.

SDLP transfers:

Alliance - 46.453
SF - 24,236
TUV - 225
Non Transferable - 7,675
Cheers Oakleaf. Do you have a link for the rest of the figures? Thanks

General discussion / Re: Elections North and South
« on: May 28, 2019, 08:20:30 AM »
Is there anywhere you can see the breakdown of transfers? I thought I read that alliance got huge transfers from SDLP first preference voters, but can't find this info?

The simple question today (this very day) is what is the point of voting SF?

NI has to be made work- can anybody sincerely say that SF or DUP is the best way to make NI work? The future can start now if people would only wake up to it
I dont buy in to that. People have tried to make it work for 100 years and it has failed. Many nationalists at this stage cant even buy in to the idea of wanting it to work. It is by every definition a failed state.

General discussion / Re: Teachers get it handy!
« on: May 01, 2019, 09:10:43 PM »
Angelo. You have absolutely no idea what you are talking about in 11 years in the profession I met one person who got into teaching for the holidays. She lasted 2 years.
Plenty of teachers ‘suck it up’ and get in with it.
Ah Jesus Tonto. I find that hard to believe. I made a comment earlier about the same thing. Albeit they would all be mid 30s or younger but nearly all them said they took up teaching because of the holidays. I don't share most of Angelos views. But I do agree with him on that point, and it is an issue.

General discussion / Re: Teachers get it handy!
« on: May 01, 2019, 03:24:08 PM »

She still brings marking home, still has classes and subjects to teach and under the same pressure to get results but for lesser money than a civil servant doing 9-5

A civil sevrant will probably be have about twice the standard working hours in a year as a teacher and to which grades of civil servant do you refer to? Entry level civil servants?
I would severely doubt that.  Teachers get around 12 - 13 weeks off a year admittedly, but many would work a significant number of hours  during those weeks off.  Given that many teachers would generally working 55 hours or so in any given week, not sure where you are getting your figures from.

Teachers are not working 55 hours a week, I've lived with them, I know some. This is the type of myths perpetuated by them and their associates to garner sympathy but it's a complete untruth.
Some are
Working with children is very tiring.
Dealing with the parents can be a misery.
Down here we seem to have a new initiative for schools every month and generally all they do is cause hassle and take away from quality teaching time with the children.

Why do teachers think they are unique in having to deal with certain aspects of work which they find frustrating/counter productive? Teachers seem to benchmark workplace practices against their utopian view of what they feel should be an easy, well paid part time job with summers off every year. The sense of entitlement is off the chain.

You don't see many of them going for career changes and what does that tell you?

You don't think 40% is a lot? I have to say it sounds like there's an issue there whether it's to do with pay or conditions I wouldn't know. That kind of turnover is bad in any profession.

They are obviously quiting and going back into teaching, rather than taking on new career's  ::)

according to the your man
It says new teachers. I would imagine its because they cant get a permanent full time roll.

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