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GAA Discussion / Re: Player Opt outs for 2020 season
« on: December 23, 2019, 04:35:50 PM »
You can add Thomas Galligan, Cian Mackey, Conor Rehill to the list of cavan players not committing this year. I feel sorry for Mickey Graham, he may worked a miracle with Mullinaeachta but seems getting Cavan players to commit requires an even bigger miracle.

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« on: December 21, 2019, 11:58:54 PM »
Shane long going well for Southampton today and is back starting games. If mccarthy has that collins fella in the squad ahead of long he needs his head seen to.

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General discussion / Re: Sinn Fein? They have gone away, you know.
« on: December 17, 2019, 04:17:21 PM »
FF seem happy enough with the current arrangement. Can’t see either of the main parties wanting to go into a coalition with SF.

Ah now, you are not that naive are you. The slippy FF gangsters were staying away from Brexit while at the same time holding the minority government to ransom. They'd sell their mothers to be in power and will jump into bed with just about anyone to do it.

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General discussion / Re: Sinn Fein? They have gone away, you know.
« on: December 17, 2019, 01:40:26 PM »
Reports this morning suggest that no matter what Leo and Mícheál might be saying in public that the GE in the 26 will be in February.
Some in the Blueshirts talking of running with the old fashioned "red scare" tactic that FF/SF will be the most
left wing Government ever.....
FF probably will find their roots again and promise a load of house building plans etc while trying to airbrush their 4 years of support for FG, plus their Bertie/McCreevy neo liberal era.

Dont forget the Greens, likely to make some gains. It will come down to one of FG and FF with one of SF and Greens.

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Cavan / Re: Official Cavan GAA Thread
« on: December 17, 2019, 08:55:01 AM »
Interesting from survey in todays times...

"Just over half of GAA players (51 per cent) believe that their life is better because of their status as an intercounty player and involvement in the game.

A further 19 per cent indicated that their life was a lot better because of playing senior intercounty. Some 27 per cent indicated that playing intercounty had no impact on their life, positive or negative, while 3 per cent believed that being involved had made their life worse."

So if you believe that, 97% of players (51% + 19% + 27%) believe being an intercounty player has at worst had no impact on their life. Seems very high to me.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Full Size Astro Pitch
« on: December 15, 2019, 11:01:11 PM »
If you're talking about 4g/5g ours was £250k.

Thanks for the info. Was that just the ground work and carpet or was that lights, fencing etc too?

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GAA Discussion / Full Size Astro Pitch
« on: December 15, 2019, 05:00:23 PM »
Has anyone been involved in installing an Astro pitch? What would you expect as a ball park on the price per square foot, just for the carpet and ground works? I know each site is different so just looking for an order of magnitude on it.

Cheers.

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Cavan / Re: Official Cavan GAA Thread
« on: December 15, 2019, 04:50:04 PM »
I didnt give the manager a pass, I said they have a part to play.

If you read the article from the interview posted, its clear he was on too many teams and was therefore not able to get recovery. If you are managing an inter county team you have to have access to your players. In my opinion players need to pick one team or the other and not try to keep 5 balls in the air, 7 days a week. Its the multiple teams at same time of year that does the damage.

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General discussion / Re: The Late Late show
« on: December 15, 2019, 01:12:52 PM »
Tubridy stupidly brings up the ‘lousy f**got’ lyric, and Shane rightly tells him to f**k off.

In fairness, it's in the news so he had to. Got a nice short response to it lol

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General discussion / Re: The Late Late show
« on: December 15, 2019, 01:11:58 PM »
It plumbed new depths the other night.

Buy yourself a Brendan Grace DVD for Christmas lad

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General discussion / Re: The Late Late show
« on: December 15, 2019, 01:11:15 PM »
McGowan and Begley was the most surreal moment on TV this decade. A fitting tribute to Gay Byrne.

McGowan telling her she was an auld slut on junk was greatest thing ever put on tv.

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Cavan / Re: Official Cavan GAA Thread
« on: December 15, 2019, 12:25:32 PM »
https://www.offtheball.com/football/luke-keaney-retirement-936551
Thanks for the link Redzone. That's grim reading but unfortunately it's a thing. Our club have got young lads back from county in bits and have really struggled in the club championship to get any sort of clear run. Other clubs the same.
 It crept into GAA with outside managers there to just absolutely flog players for a couple of years to boost their CV short term with no regards to the long term health of club/county panel. Unfortunately now it seems to be accepted practice and MO of most county setups.
 Money you could argue is a big driving force. Alot of people getting paid by the session and refuse to budge on number of sessions cause they're milking it. Absolutely no regards for the long term health of our youth. The human body can take a lot but it needs conditioning long term. Dumping these type of workloads on 20 year olds first time out is going to end very badly for the majority.

The manager has a part to play but I think the GAA top brass have a bigger part to play. Strict rules need to be put down regarding playing with multiple teams whether it be college teams, schools teams and county underage teams.

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General discussion / Re: Westminster Election 12th December 2019
« on: December 13, 2019, 02:05:28 PM »
Personally quite gutted at the results in England and Wales. It's clear this was about Brexit and the people in those areas are steadfastly determined to jump off the cliff. I find it astonishing but I can understand it given the wall to wall coverage it has received.

As usual some unfair and inaccurate comment on Corbyn. I think he has done a tremendous job in making Labour stand for something again. I believe completely in the policies put forward and I know they are the only solution to growing wealth inequality, the jobs timebomb and the climate crisis. Eventually the people will realise this - hopefully before it's too late. I don't think he lost the election on his policy platform - the policies are popular. Brexit meant all bets were off. The Tories, like Trump in 2016, worked out what had to be said to win and the did it relentlessly. A winning strategy perhaps but that's a sad reflection on where we're at I'd say. Corbyn will go but Labour must stay the course with a modern social democratic alternative. Nothing worse than a country with two main parties offering the same.

The silver lining to the cloud is that a United Ireland is closer. I only hope and pray when it comes about we've moved away from the Varadkar/Murphy Tory style politics on this island and our kids get the United Ireland that brave people a century ago envisioned.

Its not about Brexit, its about racism and the uneducated little englander blaming Johnny Foreigner for all his woes.

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General discussion / Re: Westminster Election 12th December 2019
« on: December 12, 2019, 10:33:51 PM »
A buffoon like Boris Johnson having a such a landslide victory just highlights how awful weak Corbyn and his party are.

No ot highlights how f**king stupid the general english man is

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General discussion / Re: Westminster Election 12th December 2019
« on: December 12, 2019, 09:20:36 PM »
When would you expect votes to be counted in the north?

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