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GAA Discussion / Re: FBD 2019
« on: January 10, 2019, 09:38:17 AM »
Players opting out on Cunningham. Colour me surprised. Who could have seen this coming?

I think those that opted out did so before Cunningham was even in the running for the job.

Correct but not as good a story to peddle.... there is normal player churn, a few post college travelling,a few in 30s retired , and 2 or 3 unavailable... No big story...
I would not be so sure about that. There are players from other counties opting out for a variety of reasons but the bottom line where the vast majority are concerned is that they can't don't see any point in putting in the sacrifices needed to compete at intercounty level when they know there's nothing in store for them except Armageddon when the meet Dublin or one of the others that are attempting t keep place with the Dubs.
John Maughan has had over a dozen who told him they weren't interested. Last year, the Fermanagh manager had much the same story to tell and the Tipp squad were a few first choice players who didn't commit for another season.
THe numbers defecting will continue to grow, I'm guessing.
are there any figures to back that up or otherwise?

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General discussion / Re: Motion to ban Dolph1
« on: January 07, 2019, 01:03:05 PM »
Stop! your redner is contributing to global warming 😂

Ha! That could only be the case if global warming and climate change were actually true! More democrat lies.

Some light reading for you -https://www.skepticalscience.com/global-warming-scientific-consensus-intermediate.htm
the problem with limiting free speech on any subject is one  its achieved the list of subject that are limited just grows and grows , todays its mainlty call foe Racist sexist or anti Homodsexual arguments that get call to be banned  but Climate change and  anti-Vax'ers  are being targeted whats the next area to be targeted?
people may agree racism is a bad thing  but not necessarily on what constitutes racism .
for example could stating Verified facts about the make up of American Prison population be Racist ?

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General discussion / Re: Things that make you go What the F**k?
« on: December 20, 2018, 04:30:51 PM »
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/12/16/boys-can-have-periods-schoolchildren-taught-latest-victory-transgender/

The world is moving is a weird direction
this is where patient nonsence meet cold hard biology.
there are only 2 gender that all nature will allow and it does matter how unfair that that's seems to some peol . nothing is ever going to change that  unless we just change the meaning of words till they have no meaning

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https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/gaelic-games/niall-moyna-sounds-the-death-knell-for-gaelic-football-1.3736080?mode=amp

funny that that story comes out the day Gaelic games over took soccer as numb 1 sport,
those number just don't add up and , and from what ive seen of moyna hes genuine  not just trying to be controversial and sell a book or something

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General discussion / Re: No more evictions!
« on: December 20, 2018, 11:29:46 AM »
https://www.independent.ie/breaking-news/irish-news/chaotic-scenes-in-dil-as-varadkar-accuses-sinn-fin-of-letting-the-balaclava-slip-with-reaction-to-roscommon-vigilante-attack-37637756.html

Sinn Fein didn't like that. Truth hurts I suppose.
its shocking though to hear a leader make Quips about balaclavas to sinn fein when it took decades and a lot of courage for them to discard the armed struggle,
it shows a crass lack of sensitivity fro a Taoiseach,
esp one the oversees the guards wearing them in dawn Raids

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GAA Discussion / Re: pairc ui chaoimh
« on: December 19, 2018, 11:26:12 AM »
and if you get no closer it probably isn't and your not cramped into the tiny seats
but when the crumbling old wreck fell down that's when people would be giving out .
BTW was the 1st picture take before they installed the River lee???

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General discussion / Re: RTE Salaries
« on: December 13, 2018, 04:14:14 PM »
Rete presenters wages are a fraction of what they were 10 years ago and the level of complaint has gone up .
just shows you how right Gerry Ryan was to resist it ,
if some one presents a show and it makes a profit I have no problem them getting their rewards.
and no you don't pay their wages any more then you pay the wages of a guard . thought next time your pulled over tell him you do.
 see how that goes down

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GAA Discussion / Re: Half Parishes
« on: December 13, 2018, 02:42:30 PM »
There was talks of a parish side taking shape around 7/8 years ago when Rhode’s second team won the intermediate championship before the introduction of senior b.
It didn’t take shape.

I believe that all clubs should remain as independent entities …look at Mullinalaghta. All of the clubs in the Vincent’s parish have more numbers than Mullinalaghta, except for Kilclonfert.

Then you have the Edenderry-Ballyfore situation. Ballyfore are currently struggling in the fourth tier of OY football. Contested an intermediate final in the last 10 years, before senior b was introduced.

Edenderry had a mass exodus from their club when players were told to solely concentrate on football.
Unfortunately for Ballyfore, this would be to their detriment. Taking in 12 fellow parishioners. They returned to Edenderry the following year, pissing off Ballyfore, their arrival to Ballyfore was not universally welcomed either.
Ballyfore we’re intermediate until 2015. Got relegated from junior A in 2016, won junior B last year, struggled at junior A this year.
Worse again, their whole underage setup is in with Edenderry, with Ballyfore having no say at all.
Not even a concession of jersey colour or name. Their best player, David Brady transferred to Edenderry upon their relegation from junior A. Because they’re in the same parish, this has set a disastrous and in my opinion worrying precedent.

There’s plenty more examples too, which is quite worrying.
its hardly a precedent its always he way with half parishes and as  often the traffic is both ways. players who are dropped or fall out with the larger club often seek refuge with the junior club indeed it often how the junior club ids formed in the first place  look at the ballygawley/errigal Ciaran  row drom years back , but it great to have the junior club there to allow these lads to keep playing .
ofte time there is a unnoffical arrangement as to the border between  certain clubs though enforceable only by a lifetime of hatred and distrust
 im sure bally fore don't want most of their team made up of townies

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GAA Discussion / Re: Half Parishes
« on: December 13, 2018, 11:40:12 AM »
It’s very possible that the four clubs in the St Vincent’s area in Offaly were all occupying the four semi final spots of the Offaly junior football championship in years gone by. Ballycommon, Cappincur, Daingean and Kilclonfert were all junior at the same time for a while. Cappincur are now senior A, Ballycommon and Daingean intermediate, while Kilclonfert remain in the junior ranks.
And may of these young lads would have grown up playing for vincents together so they may be a bit frustrated with the divisions . but another way of looking at it is how many extra jerseys there are to fill . may be if they had one senior team and kept the own clubs junior teams.
not sure if operates like that anywhere .
may County board have always been  dead set against split parishes as we found out in keenagh years ago.we had to  remain under the cruel Crossmolina tyrant

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GAA Discussion / Re: Half Parishes
« on: December 11, 2018, 01:23:55 PM »
Daingean in Offaly has 4 half parish . Daingean , ballyconmmon kilclonfert and Cappincur thought does the main parish count as a half parish?

the  main difference between a Parish and half parish team is players from the Parish can play for any of the teams

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GAA Discussion / Re: Retirements
« on: December 06, 2018, 11:27:42 PM »
Why do GAA players have to announce retirement statements ?

Never understand this . It's not  a professional game.

probably as a mark of respect to all their supporters who otherwise would be wondering where they are or whether or not they were just dropped. and give them an opportunity to thank all the people who have helped them on the way
that or rampant egomania . probably the 1st

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GAA Discussion / Re: FBD 2019
« on: November 28, 2018, 05:41:34 PM »
Andy Moran reckons that Mayo need to concentrate on the FBD, that’s not breaking it down into silly stuff. That’s being serious, Mayo haven’t won a trophy for a long time he said.

That is breaking it down to silly stuff. Dads Army will have little appetite for picking up unwanted injuries on the dodgy pitch days of January.
plenty to stand in for them.
im hoping for reape and ryan o Donohue in particular I think they'll give it a right go this year

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GAA Discussion / Re: Connacht Centre of Excellence
« on: November 27, 2018, 12:42:21 PM »
Floodlit all weather pitches are needed in the West and midlands

To play club games and school games all year
Most clubs and counties cannot afford to put in those sort of facilities

Why all weather. If they were grass and done properly they wouldnt need to be Astro. Astro is not good for GAA in my opinion.
No cutting
Less maintenance
No mud

Play basketball then.
You can play 3 schools games in a day on a 3G pitch
Or colleges games or primary school blitzes.
In any weather
That is why they are useful

Instead of wasting money on Fenway classics and sending Gaelic footballs out to africa we need to invest in facilities for the grassroots.


Did the fenway classic lose momey  I thought it made a profit?

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GAA Discussion / Re: Connacht Centre of Excellence
« on: November 26, 2018, 12:55:45 PM »
What is the considered opinion
Was it a white Elephant waste of money used only by Mayo teams? ir is hard to kno how everyone survived before it existed?

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General discussion / Re: The Best Burger?
« on: November 23, 2018, 12:00:23 PM »
shout for Macaris Riva in Grange sligo yesterday . mind you I was hungry  but it taste  as good as any burger  have for  a long time .
I was in 4 guys one thought  it was a great burger . don't remember it being do expensive as Quoted here though and i'd more make up for it on the free refills

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