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General discussion / Re: TV Show recommendations
« on: August 28, 2018, 08:40:44 PM »
Has anybody watched The Alienist, a 10 part tv drama based on a well regarded book by Caleb Carr?

General discussion / Re: Movie reccomendations
« on: August 28, 2018, 08:11:01 PM »
Anyone seen Black KkKlansman, gonna go at weekend
I'll  definitely view it when it becomes available to me. There is a precedent for a black klansman, wasn't it  Richard Prior & Gene Wilder (aka The Frisco Kid) in Blazing Saddles?

General discussion / Re: TV Show recommendations
« on: August 23, 2018, 10:58:18 PM »
The first 3 episodes of Better Call Saul have been excellent.

First one was poor, last 2 been brilliant
Poor, in your opinion. Most every other BCS  critic gave it fulsome praise, "sublimely subdued" is a description I liked. The first episode is a watermark (Chuck's death) in the slow burner drama that is the transformation of Jimmy into Saul.

General discussion / Re: TV Show recommendations
« on: August 23, 2018, 10:49:35 PM »
Can’t remember who recommended it but The Bureau is fantastic, seven episodes in and I’m absolutely gripped.
In the beginning, it was me.

General discussion / Re: TV Show recommendations
« on: August 23, 2018, 08:02:15 PM »
The first 3 episodes of Better Call Saul have been excellent.

GAA Discussion / Re: Should Tyrone speak to RTE
« on: August 21, 2018, 12:05:41 AM »
it was 7 f**king years ago get over it Mickey,
WTF is wrong with people on this board!
That “sketch” came 7 months after his daughter was brutally murdered on her honeymoon. He and his family were in the depths of grief when this was broadcast to the nation. For me, that is something that any man would struggle to “get over” in his lifetime never mind in “7 f**king years”.
You are some ignorant pup.
I think the genuine emotion of a father's grief is being used to colour perception of this stand off with rte.
The issue with the sketch is mainly with Murray not RTE. Murray claimed he had a lengthy telephone call with Mickey a few days afterwards and Mickey had accepted his apologies and accepted that the use of the tyrone girl song was inadvertent
To my interpretation, the highly insensitive bit in that parody sketch was the reference to the Dalai Lama.
Hadn't Mickey attended a talk by the Dalai Lama with his son in law and the theme was forgiveness?
Still I seriously doubt that Murray was somehow in on the RTE conspiracy to embarrass Mickey.

Mickey's  issue with RTE is with the leak of that letter and all the the attention that was drawn to it cast Mickey in a poor light. Most if not all in Tyrone GAA  fully  believed that RTE were lying through their teeth and had leaked the letter deliberately to embarrass Mickey.

GAA Discussion / Re: Your county’s toughest defeat to stomach
« on: August 20, 2018, 12:32:45 AM »
Although Sunday last was a tough one to take as a Monaghan fan I still don't think it ranked with the feeling after the Kerry defeat in the 2007 QF when we had them on the ropes but failed to land the final blow.  Also denied a late free in that game as far as I recall and that may have resulted in Kerry breaking forward for Tomás to score the winner late on.
Same here, the aftermath of that game in 2007 was pure grief.  Kerry had to dig deep into the depths of their cute hoorism for that victory. That late foul denied was a high heavy blow from D O'Shea's boot into the face of a Monaghan player, Colm ?  who in the next attack missed the last chance of the game, a scorable equaliser.
Dara's loose boot had a dual effect, it assisted the Kerry winning point and at the same time unassisted the last Monaghan effort for the equaliser.
The Monaghan goalie Shane Duffy took a 45 late in that game and missed by inches, wasn't he the first of the goalies at championship level to venture out to attempt a long range  conversion? In those days a 45 was long range for Monaghan.

I was in section 327 on 13m line in lower Hogan. From our view we couldn't see the ball squirm out towards Sludden and our first notion of a goal chance was when it hit the back of the net. Mighty stuff!

It reminded me of how big decisions and lucky breaks tend to even themselves out over the year. James McCarthy's goal against us in Omagh was after Morgan made a great save, the ball could have went anywhere but popped up perfectly for McCarthy to punch it in when on the ground. Karma at it's finest.
That doesn't remotely resemble karma, never mind karma at it's finest.

If you read back on this thread you might notice it wasn't just o'rourke had an issue with the ref...
As Dick Clerkin remarked it's not the ref's decisions which lost the game, it's those decisions made and opportunities not taken during a game which were well within Monaghan's control which had the much greater effect on the outcome.
Without hitting true form, Monaghan brought the game to the wire albeit against a team who similarly dis-functioned,  there's definite progress from last year.
The other 2 defeats to Tyrone  at Croke park  didn't leave me at all positive that Monaghan could move up a level from that.
Now the future for Monaghan football is more positive than it has ever been, the farney support is rock solid behind the team, the evidence of that could be seen in the thousands that traveled all the way down to Waterford, not just to watch a formality of a victory but to make a huge positive statement in the aftermath of that loss against Fermanagh.
All the work over the years  in the county has laid a strong foundation which the senior team can replenish from. The team will come back stronger next year with higher targets which are that bit more tangible. You'd hope that Malachy can properly integrate the natural talent McCarthy and McCarron and a few others into being more effective players for the team.

Was hoping Tyrone  would win because they will rattle the did ....
But my God the ref rode monaghan ....rode them

Still at least we might get a competitive final in the football

Monaghan are right to criticise the ref i would if i had any connection

But just glad Tyrone got over the line
6 of 1....
Tyronies can hold fire while Hardstation  fights all corners, both imagined and real, with a blind fawning fanaticism  ::)

Anyone with a smidgin of football sense could observe that both teams similarly misfired, made similar poor decisions, even at the last play of the  game an astoundingly  poor decision by a Tyrone player under no active pressure  handed back possession to Monaghan who then proceeded  to balls up, again under no active pressure. I couldn't give a toss about the quality of football, that was an absorbing  scrap of a game, intense from beginning to end, decided by an intangible.

You could see  how flashes of Tyrone's game could trouble Dublin in the final, though i'd suspect there would need to be a repeat reappearance of the unexpected 2008 1/4 final inquisition to fully knock Dublin off their perch.

GAA Discussion / Re: AI minor football championship
« on: August 12, 2018, 11:09:01 PM »
Great spirited effort by Banty's boys, played the game to the last ounce of their energy and dragged a lost game down to the wire. Banty in the post match interview looked like was just after playing every one of those 60+ minutes.

A very tight game fought out by two teams close enough in merit to each other at this time of the season. The game could have gone either way, though I thought Tyrone deserved the one point victory, just about. When it came to the crunch they took their goal chance well and in a tight game that had a huge effect in the last 1/4.  At the game's death, Beggan struck a hit and hope ball, the worst decision he could have made at that time.   

There's a good read on Ryan McAnespie in today's Examiner.
Monaghan heart with a bit of Tyrone blood (he could have been a runner for Mickey Harte), it documents some of  his childhood experience, much about his uncle Aidan who was murdered by a british soldier, his all star mother and sister  -  stalwarts of the Monaghan ladies.

One of my personal favourites from the 1988 ulster final, Michael O'Dowd a quiet gentle lad from Tullycorbert, deals effectively with the swarm and to cap it all decks one of the Tyronies with a lightening fast reflex uppercut,   the ref just plays on with a throw ball ;D


 ::) I've already been commenting in this thread, I was simply passing comment on the amount of Tyrone lads here. What do you want me to do, go on a GAA board recruitment drive around the county?

Why so precious so? Will you be railing against the rain next, and blaming us?

We are, in general, so excited, about the game tomorrow. In fact, we just cannot wait, and we just can't help ourselves but to spread that benevolent incandescence!  ;D

Like  "...hysterical young girls at a wedding"?

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