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General discussion / Re: Paddy Jackson apology
« on: June 14, 2019, 12:56:03 PM »
They cynic would see this as opportunist by Diageo. There has been a push back in the UK and indeed Europe over alcohol sponsorship in sport, club rugby is near the bottom when it comes to sport sponsorship anyway. What Diageo would pay to be official beer of London Irish would be peanuts in relative sporting partnership terms. They refused to even meet London Irish, so to me opportunistic and having seen the cause of alcohol addiction within my own extended family Diageo have no moral high ground. Diageo are simply exploiting a rape case for their own benefit.
That's a dubious statement which calls into question the perceptiveness of the cynic which swallows anything London Irish pour out.
Diageo state clearly that they had met with LI before making their announcement and another meeting is arranged.

I'd opine that all betting and drink sponsorship be banned from sport.

definitely but id go further esp about betting I ban all adverting .
is there one really positive aspect from Gambling to suggest Society would be better off with it than with out it ?
 

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GAA Discussion / Re: Cillian O'Connor Recognition
« on: June 12, 2019, 05:19:54 PM »
Ask Jimmy Sloyan.

I’d love to do an alternative Up for the Match sometime starting Jimmy Sloyan, John Regan, Mick Barrett etc.
was John Regan, the baber of kiltimaght? was he not on up for the match on year ,
don't for het our Mexican wrestler/chicken man either

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GAA Discussion / Re: Jimmy McGuinness
« on: June 12, 2019, 05:13:44 PM »
Finn Harps be the ideal job for him.
Swilly Rovers I hear are looking for a manager in an attempt to rebuild

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General discussion / Re: Paddy Jackson apology
« on: June 11, 2019, 07:54:25 PM »
Diageo is not a main sponsor of London Irish:

GUINNESS

OFFICIAL BEER OF LONDON IRISH

Guinness continue their proud sponsorship of London Irish, having supported the club since 1992, complementing their strong association with rugby on both a domestic and international scale. Being our longest standing sponsor to date, they are truly a part of the London Irish family and have been supporters of ‘The Craic’ on matchdays at the Madejski as well as the ever popular Guinness Village on our annual St Patrick’s Party Match.

It would appear that they are trying to take the moral high ground by bringing this issue to the fore.
maybe they are pissed off as the lads weren't drinking a Guinness  product on the night  , they want to hold the average of 75% violent occasions in Ireland are caused by people pissed on a Diageo product

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GAA Discussion / Re: split the dubs in 4
« on: June 11, 2019, 07:50:44 PM »
Would all Dublin fans be again a Dublin North and Dublin South team? I'd say 1 or both teams would go close to winning an AI (and give other teams a bit more of a chance).
Well county identity is obviously a huge part of GAA, so most people are instantly against splitting their own county, or combining their county with someone else.

Splitting Dublin is worthy of consideration. But would it solve a whole lot other than helping Kerry win more All Irelands?

Equally worthy of consideration would be to play the league as is, but combine teams for the All Ireland. Two six team divisions, top 2 in each division makes the semis.

Dublin
Kerry
Cork
Rest of Munster
Mayo/Sligo/Leitrim
Galway/Ros
South Leinster
North Leinster
Tyrone/Derry
Donegal/Fermanagh
Cavan/Monaghan
Armagh/Down/Antrim

Every player and every fan could have aspirations of winning Sam, although cyclically, some would not contend.
The above split is just top of the head (Cork on their own, but they should be challenging even if they’re nowhere near at the moment) but I’m sure there’d be a better way of doing it, but as an idea it would be better to try it with hurling first where the disparity is even greater.

Forget the matches...fellas would pay to watch training three times a week in that combination.
back in the Real world

I think  the idea making Dublin a province would be a good one.
the jackeens would still have a team to support when the winners emerge give them the right to wear the navy and blue
spiltting dublin in to its counties is hardly unfair dunleary  sounth dublin  Fingal and the City of course you  would have to do the same for Derry , galway Belfast cork Limerick and Waterford, and I nearly forgot Tipperary

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GAA Discussion / Re: Down versus Mayo
« on: June 11, 2019, 07:36:49 PM »
7pm Sat evening... >:(

Some craic if the game went to extra time and penalties.  Could be 10:30 before anyone was on the road for a four hour trip home.

Penalties?! Wtf? No replay???

No. Winner on the day for all backdoor games.
that's how it rolls in the basement

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See? No more ridiculous than some of the other proposals going around, is it?
im saying it for years every one wants change and reform and lambast the GAA for not doing the obvious thing .
the problem is that no 2 people can agree what the obvious thing is

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General discussion / Re: Mormon temples
« on: May 29, 2019, 02:59:50 PM »
Mormon temples aren't open to non-Mormons - except for yesterday when the Oakland temple was opened for tours by the public. I went with some family and friends (some of them former Mormons) just out of curiosity because it's an impressive looking building from the outside.

Well inside it's just and endless labyrinth of corridors, smallish rooms, more corridors, cramped staircases, more corridors, and strikingly dull decor. It's like a cheap and tacky middle eastern hotel inside. I was expecting to see a big cathedral-like worship space, but all I got was some bland looking auditoriums roughly the size of a college lecture theatre. There was a cool looking baptismal font, something the size of a hot tub, supported by big statues of bulls, but that was about the most impressive thing about it. Everything else was just dull or outright weird.

These include:

  • Tons of changing cubicles with multiple clothing storage lockers in each one
  • Storage for white robes that people are supposed to wear during certain ceremonies like baptism (they go for the full immersion version, hence the hot tub)
  • Small and dull rooms where they perform "marriages" (they don't call them weddings for some reason) and there's a small altar at the middle of the room where the couple kneels opposite each other
  • Code violations left right and centre. There's no emergency exit signs despite it being confusing where is the way out, I saw no signs of any sprinkler systems, no emergency lights, and stairs are non standard dimensions
  • All the decor such as carpet is custom-made in a specific pattern, but it still looks like something out of a hotel
  • There's one auditorium with a curtain behind the stage. They didn't tell us what that's for, but my former Mormon friend told me it's where you reach through to the people hiding behind the curtain and they give you the Freemason-style secret handshake which you're supposed to use when you get to heaven

What I found most striking is that it's high on a hill with a stunning view over Oakland, the bay, and San Francisco looking out through the Golden Gate - and there's not one single window in the whole damn building. They have these rooms where you're supposed to go and supposedly meditate or something, contemplating the grandeur of God's creation, but you can't look out a window at one of the best views ever.

An interesting day out, but weird.
while I agree that their belief sys tem seem very making uppy and laughable at time  with tales of lost gold plates  and  translation that could only be read by one man , suspect racial beliefs and set up by a convicted co  man. they seem to produce well principled rounded family oriented peaceful people.
while far from perfect the world is probably a better place with them in it

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General discussion / Re: Things I do not understand
« on: May 29, 2019, 02:51:05 PM »
Chinese writing
simple enough really
think of it as different version of Korean or Japanese

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GAA Discussion / Re: Maigh Eo v Ros Comáin 25-5-19
« on: May 29, 2019, 02:46:54 PM »
Did anyone else see the double hop before Andy Moran took a pass and kicked a point? 
Seeing as were being pedantic
did any one see the rossies acting like scumbags just before half time .
though of course Gough not a clue what to do booked 2  from either side , at least 3 ros players should have walked

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GAA Discussion / Re: Maigh Eo v Ros Comáin 25-5-19
« on: May 28, 2019, 12:32:22 PM »
mayo always need more chances than the opposition to win games . even the junior team on Saturday has he same flaw? its just part of Mayo DNA.
that's why a top class free taker is so important  to mayo which we have blessed with for years from Mortk Maurice cillian ETC , but when they re not there we struggle. but still 17s point last week was not a bad return . it was the goals and mayos lack of goals that killed them

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GAA Discussion / Re: Maigh Eo v Ros Comáin 25-5-19
« on: May 28, 2019, 11:26:25 AM »
What's the age profile of the Mayo team these days?

A lot younger than the starting team the last two years i can imagine but i don't think the likes of McCormack,Boland,McDonagh,Diskin,Plunkett,Tracey will reach the heights or consistency of Boyle,Higgins,S O'Shea,A Moran etc at their peaks.

Andy didn't peak till 2012 got injured and probably had his best years 30 plus then . Poty 2016 was it ?

Boyler was that poor he was dropped from the panel in 2009/10 was it  . Horan came in and revived his career . Best days late 20s

Higgins was brilliant from young age granted.

Sos again mid to late 20s peaked.

Point is , there is plenty of time for the newbies  and it's the one positive you can take from hopefully getting at least two qualifiers we can let the young lads play , if horan doesn't approach it like that I give up on him.

Respe, Cillian , Carr would be my ff line for the next game . With diskin getting on at some point.  Fionn mcdinagh would be added to hf line . McLaughlin , Doherty and Darren coen to be dropped . Corn might seem like an odd choice but no need to play him the next day , hell be fine enough for the next one .

Eoin o donghue and James McCormack should also start the next one . Good game for seamie to come back for and fine tune match fitness at the brothers expense.

Start slingerman in goals .

Jez Larry, Hope springs eternal. We are back to where Mayo football was circa 2004-2006. We have a few decent players, we have a few coming through and we have a heap getting near or past their use by date. Some of these getting near their use by date are not that old, but they have been through a lot of grueling campaigns since 2011. Since 2015 this has been further compounded by going through the back door.

jeez they lose a match by 1 point and you want to drop 8 players including or top scorer and the best midfielder in the country . I know it was only the rossies  but can you imagine the well deserved Flack horan would get if he did any thing so crazy .
you seem to be basing it on the assumption we will have many more games  this year but un less they take it a lot more seriouslythan you do ,  half them will be on a plane to the  US in a matter of weeks

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GAA Discussion / Re: Maigh Eo v Ros Comáin 25-5-19
« on: May 27, 2019, 02:38:40 PM »
No panic , not looking for horans head but there is no denying he had a bad game .

Something that is bothering me is that there appears to be very little interaction with his selectors during the game. Another thing is that some of the fundamentals appear to have been completely over looked i.e not having identified free takers in advance instead of the nonsense we seen with O'Connor taking the ball off Loftus and giving it to MacLoughin. He also did not use his allocation of subs. Maybe there was no one better to put on but jeez you would think fresh legs at the end would have helped.
No panic , not looking for horans head but there is no denying he had a bad game .

Best thing that happened Horan. Expectation will drop, he'll get a run of games together in low pressure environment and will be there in super 8's and shake up beyond. Only a fool would rule out Mayo despite Rossie game.
if its fools your looking for this is just the place w, we have an abundance of them here.

tere was no confusion over the free Diarmid as Captain made a call that McLaughlin would take it from the right had side . if it had gone over it woulf have been an example of great leadership . but it didn't and thems the breaks 

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