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General discussion / Re: Nicest Towns in Ireland
« on: April 18, 2018, 01:54:27 PM »
Love Ballina, Westport and Enniscrone (when it's not crowded).
Great call on Dungarvan in Waterford. Some great wee villages and rural pubs round about Portlaw and Carrols Cross area. Might have been my youth or the great weather but I have great memories of the area.

Headed to Dunfanaghy this summer when I'm back, have a wee spot booked right on the beach. Donegal has some gems.

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I would hate to see the anthem done away with at games. I think it goes hand in hand with gaelic games for me.  It's sad to see so many other countries where the flag and anthem and pride in where you are from outshines the Irish. I have the Irish flag flying proudly outside my house here in Florida. I wish living in the North of Ireland I could even have one without fear of being targeted.  Any time I've been to a bar out here to watch a game every one to a man stood for the Anthem (over the flippin telly!).  I went to see Armagh play Derry in 2007 before I left for the States. I recorded the anthem at that game. Gaelic games, national pride and the anthem are so intertwined I would be devastated for that to be watered down

It probably has more significance now you live away from home. People tend to attach more significance to anything Irish when away from home.

Yes you risk being targeted having a tricolour on your house in the North, but how many in the South fly a tricolour on their house? Very very few. Because the South is not a divided society and therefore few feel the need to nail their colours to the mast.
I recorded the anthem at the match before I left Benny. The significance at the time for me was knowing this was possibly the last time I would be at a game in person. I chose to mark it and recorded the anthem. They're intertwined for me. Not because I'm away. They've always had significance.
Granted this national pride and attachment to Ireland has only increased since I have left and is what brings me home every year now.

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I would hate to see the anthem done away with at games. I think it goes hand in hand with gaelic games for me.  It's sad to see so many other countries where the flag and anthem and pride in where you are from outshines the Irish. I have the Irish flag flying proudly outside my house here in Florida. I wish living in the North of Ireland I could even have one without fear of being targeted.  Any time I've been to a bar out here to watch a game every one to a man stood for the Anthem (over the flippin telly!).  I went to see Armagh play Derry in 2007 before I left for the States. I recorded the anthem at that game. Gaelic games, national pride and the anthem are so intertwined I would be devastated for that to be watered down

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General discussion / Re: Biggest Sh*thole in Ireland (2018 Edition)
« on: April 11, 2018, 09:22:16 PM »
We should print this off and send it to Tourism Ireland. How about a positive thread or comment lads.... flip me.
I've travelled and lived all over the world and I'll tell you Ireland is a beautiful country. Even these so called "shithole" towns have great things going on and great people, great history, great significance in the history and story of the country.

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General discussion / Re: Facebook - a penny for your thoughts.......
« on: April 09, 2018, 03:26:15 PM »
it has turned in to a real cheerleading exercise.....
girls especially with their makeup selfies and skinny apps to alter their appearance and their cheerleaders telling them how great they look - its all fake

the thing i find worry is the posting of opinions on contentious issues - if nobody speaks up AZ then are we all going along with it? I don't know where to draw the line sometimes.



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General discussion / Re: Facebook - a penny for your thoughts.......
« on: April 09, 2018, 01:54:17 PM »
why is it ok to offend though - post an offensive picture or commentary to your entire friends list (via your wall) but not ok to be offended by that post?
I don't understand it.

Don't reply to it. It's not worth it. Discussions can't be had over facebook. If a pattern emerges, then just stop following that person's posts.
I've deactivated my account. Every few months I'll dip back in for a nosey for 10 mins or if someone tips me off that there are photos etc. but in general it's the same oul rubbish so I'm not missing anything.
think thats the best bet Tony

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General discussion / Re: Facebook - a penny for your thoughts.......
« on: April 09, 2018, 01:30:20 PM »
why is it ok to offend though - post an offensive picture or commentary to your entire friends list (via your wall) but not ok to be offended by that post?
I don't understand it.


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General discussion / Re: Facebook - a penny for your thoughts.......
« on: April 09, 2018, 01:08:32 PM »
question on facebook etiquette:
If someone writes something offensive or shares an offensive post and you're friends with them, known them for years, can you comment on the post or should you comment on the post?
I did this yesterday and opened a big can of worms and I did it a couple of years ago with a lad from home who then just blocked me.
FB isn't worth losing friends over but I said to him if we were out in a bar and you came out with the shite I would argue you with you there about it...

thoughts?

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General discussion / Re: The Official UFC Thread
« on: April 06, 2018, 10:05:18 PM »
then he fights in the west. you dont think muslim americans will embrace Khabib?
they'll make a big card and it will sell

like i said, outside of FMW its the biggest fight they can make

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General discussion / Re: The Official UFC Thread
« on: April 06, 2018, 09:53:50 PM »
on the global stage Khabib is much more popular than Diaz. If you follow other fight promotions like KSW you'll see they fill 50,000 seater stadiums in Poland and other eastern european countries. Khabib is the GSP of that market. He's a huge name.

With the mainstream media attention for CMG over this incident more and more casual fans will know who he is.  It's the biggest fight outside of FMW right now.
Throw someone like Brock Lesnar on the card -they'll all want a piece of the MCGreogr PPV pie and we're in for a huge night.

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General discussion / Re: The Official UFC Thread
« on: April 06, 2018, 08:43:56 PM »
Iceman, I assume the chances of UFC cutting Conor would be petty slim (regardless of all Dana's hand wringing)?

Imagine how big Khabib v Conor would be now.  Biggest PPV numbers ever for UFC?
outside of CMG versus FMW in the cage - Khabib v Conor in Russia or anywhere is the biggest fight they can make
huge PPV numbers - hug stadium somewhere - big gate - hottest ticket in town type of thing

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General discussion / Re: The Official UFC Thread
« on: April 06, 2018, 08:19:24 PM »
who has Khabib fought ranked #1?
Eddie Alvarez was the champ when he beat him is the #1 enough?
Jose Aldo was the champ when he beat him how about that?
Chad Mendes fought the champ twice and was the #1 contender...
Diaz when he is healthy can beat anyone and those two fights were great regardless of who won....

if you're questioning his skill set or his record you are ill-informed

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General discussion / Re: The Official UFC Thread
« on: April 06, 2018, 07:33:39 PM »
Pettis asked for more money and was denied and has now dropped out.
Paul the Irish dragon Felder has been offered the fight but the commission has not agreed to it

They'll have to make this a free card

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General discussion / Re: El Camino De Santiago
« on: April 06, 2018, 04:53:42 PM »
right, because those are walks, hiking trails known for their scenery and beauty.....
It's like going for an island getaway to lough derg.....

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General discussion / Re: The Official UFC Thread
« on: April 05, 2018, 11:12:49 PM »
The Khabib / Artem thing happened a few days ago - https://www.facebook.com/mma247official/videos/1523926604386977
When Artem was solo and McGregor's gang wasn't in town.... kind of makes sense on their level Gabe?

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