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GAA Discussion / John Horan
« on: November 24, 2019, 08:27:22 PM »
As he comes to the end of his second year in charge, he has achieved his main goal, which was to introduce a Second Tier championship.  He is also reviewing the fixtures.  Was there anything else he should have been doing?

GAA Discussion / CPA Pull out of Fixtures Review Task Force
« on: November 19, 2019, 11:36:46 AM »
The Club Players Association have pulled out of the #GAA fixtures task force, citing a loss of faith with the process. Has anyone any strong opinions on this?

GAA Discussion / Underage Grades
« on: November 10, 2019, 08:13:24 PM »
Bit of a mess, if you ask me.  Anyone following this?  GAA trying to get all counties to follow the under 11,13,15,17 rule.  After that it's up to each county.  Under 19, 20 or 21.  But this was supposed to be what the Special Congress was for...

General discussion / Re: The SDLP
« on: September 15, 2019, 09:53:09 AM »
There is a massive difference between Martin McGuinness going toWIndsor Castle/Meeting the Queen and Margaret Ritchie going to the Lords.
Martin McGuinness had absolutely nothing whatsoever to gain personally from doing what he did. In fact, he had a lot to lose within his own constituency of The Creggan and the Bogside. He did it because he took his role as DFM very seriously and genuinely wanted to undertake confidence building measures to sustain the peace process. This, like many other risks he took were not reciprocated by the DUP and so the Assembly fell.

Margaret Ritchie going to the Lords - Money, red leather and the nice feel of ermine. Same as Austin Currie who went to FG, Mark Durkan who did the same and Gerry Fitt.

 I cannot think of one cause, d’écrire or need within Ireland that could be advanced by her heading to the House of Lords. It is an even more ridiculous place than the House of Commons.   

Durkan adored the pomp and ceremony of Westminster. He fully embraced it. Got involved in the minutiae of legislation and was apparently ‘a great parliamentarian’.  He is an exceptionally able man, granted.

General discussion / Re: 💩 DUP C*ntwatch
« on: September 14, 2019, 11:56:13 AM »
Their legacy for this period of history will be to split Britain in two and unite Ireland as one

General discussion / Re: 💩 DUP C*ntwatch
« on: September 13, 2019, 03:54:05 PM »
They are so bigoted.  So backward.

Believe the earth is 5000 years old (Mervyn Storey) 
Hate gay people (all of them, even the gay councillor herself)
Deny climate change (Sammy Wilson)
Mock the Irish language (Gregory Campbell)
Are openly racist (Get the ethnics out (Sammy Wilson)
Sex scandals (Iris, Other unnamed representatives)
Are prepared to bankrupt the north so they can get a slightly harder border (Dodds)
Are embroiled in some of the worst financial scandals and corruption  ever in the history of All Ireland , even the south (holidays, RHI, Planning, Red Sky, etc etc etc)  There are many many more

Sinn Fein are a typical, left leaning, liberal party.  And have managed to share government with these people for about fifteen years.  They could take no more.  It really grinds my gears when I hear people say 'The politicians should get back to work'.  How could you work with such backward, bigoted, hate filled, bitter, twisted people.

Religion and hate are a potent mix.  Al Kaida, ISIS, those headcases in the middle east.  And boy the DUP have it in spades.   

GAA Discussion / Re: The Sunday Game
« on: September 05, 2019, 09:38:15 AM »
I actually rate Ciaran Whelan very highly as an analyst.  He talks a lot of sense and of course you'll expect him to be a bit biased when Dublin are playing.  he's not someone who signed for them for a few years, but a living, breathing Dub, so that will always come out and what helps to make it interesting.

I think they're all quite good, but Joe Brolly simply has no self awareness whatsoever.  He doesn't know how to listen, how to absorb someone else's point and respond rationally and logically to it.  He interrupts, shows poor manners and always wants the show to be about him.  He has some great insights, but I think people have caught him on and he has crossed the tipping point where he's not taken seriously now at all.

McStay definitely the best of them all. 

General discussion / Re: Willie Frazer and FAIR
« on: July 01, 2019, 10:42:51 AM »
Always remember at the moment that you might feel any sorrow for this man, two years ago he posted - Double Bed for Sale -Contact Mrs. Reavey.

This refers to the murder of three innocent Catholic brothers from the Reavey family outside Whitecross in their beds.

Mrs. Reavey was a woman of immense dignity and modesty and had to endure unjustified and untrue slurs about her sons from people like Frazer who made out that they were in the IRA, or were present at Kingsmills 

Utter nonsense.  They were a totally non-political family and always have been.  Just innocent Catholics butchered in their beds by Frazer's dad's gang. 

Hopefully this puts Frazer into perspective. 

GAA Discussion / Re: The Sunday Game
« on: June 17, 2019, 06:38:15 PM »
Ridiculous and very hurtful comments about analysts here. To be honest, I only heard what Ursula Jacobs had to say. I didn’t check out her hair, although if she hadn’t it coiffed to the last degree, she would have got it here too. I found her to be brilliant. Really knows her stuff. Has a genuine pedigree in that she’s an All Ireland winner and was not there for some stupid gender quota reason. SOme of the comments on this board just highlight how much women are second class citizens in this country.

GAA Discussion / Re: The Sunday Game
« on: June 17, 2019, 07:42:44 AM »
Ursula Jacob was simply excellent on SG last night. Her level of analysis, like the other two guys, was outstanding. A brilliant blend. She captured perfectly the pure drama of Wexford Park and the main turning points of the game.

General discussion / Re: Ireland’s Favourite Folk Song - RTE One
« on: May 21, 2019, 11:52:28 AM »
Nancy Spain
City of Chicago
Back Home in Derry
Ride On

GAA Discussion / Re: Anton O’Toole RIP
« on: May 21, 2019, 11:50:53 AM »
According to the Irish Times, the priest at his funeral said it was going to least five or six hours.  Surely not.

GAA Discussion / Re: Scór
« on: April 15, 2019, 10:55:17 AM »
Went to All Ireland final in Castlebar Saturday.  Great crowd - biggest in years.  50 Years of Scor.  MC awful however.  Why would Scor have shot themselves in the foot like this?  Mumbled his way through the event. Another thing is that Scor seems to be dying in counties, and yet at this level, it's still a great day's entertainment. 

GAA Discussion / GAA Manifesto
« on: April 09, 2019, 08:40:11 AM »
Launched yesterday.  What do you think.  I really like it.  Think it sums us up well to those who don't know us.

General discussion / Re: Cookstown Incident
« on: March 20, 2019, 12:09:38 PM »
I do not mean to shock, or to be 'George Hook' esque in my comments, but anyone who would seek to deny that cocaine is not in general use among young people on nights out really ought to take a look at themselves.  it is now actually cheaper than drink, leaves no smell of the breath and effects have worn off before you get home.  What I am saying is that the responsibility for this tragedy lies deep in the heart of our collective culture and how we turn a blind eye to the rites of passage events that young people are engaged in.  And we really do need to take a long hard look at ourselves around how we behave on St. Patrick's day.  Excessive alcohol use seems to be part of the norm in Ireland.  I am not trying to lay the blame at the deceased; I believe they were just small people at the front of the queue who had nowhere to escape from the stampede, but at what stage do we actually ask teenagers to take responsibility for their own behaviour and refrain from arriving at an over 18 event drunk and disorderly and at what stage do we ask parents how much they know about their children faking ID and taking illegal substances and at what stage do we stop the nonsense of buses being booked by young people who then take money off about fifty of their mates to go to one of these discoes with no supervision, or no oversight.  Before we arrest the owner of a hotel, perhaps we might address these systemic holes in our night time culture and allow at least something good to come of this carnage.

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