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GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 1 - 2020
« on: February 24, 2020, 01:13:55 PM »
Anyone know why Matty Ruane is not playing at the moment? Along with Foinn McDonagh he was the pick of the new hopefuls last season and Mayo needs inspiration from somewhere right now.
A few promising kids there right now but there's no David Clifford among them.Harrison, O'Connor, Higgins etc. etc. may be pressed into action from here on but if they are out through injury, there will be questions about their match fitness.

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General discussion / Re: Medical Status of Boardmembers
« on: February 23, 2020, 10:11:32 PM »
Hope all the hipsters and gout guys are surviving the winter. 

Let us know how the battles are going.

Sharing helps!!!
Keep the faith, BH!
Neither hips, gout, epilepsy and God knows what else kept me away from Clones today and won't keep me pinned in next week either if I can help it.
Stay positive at all costs if you can because it positively affects your overall health and I'm talking from personal experience.

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General discussion / Re: 26 County General Election 2020
« on: February 23, 2020, 07:31:28 PM »
Micheal Martin has played right into SF's hand since the election. By dismissing them completely I can't help but feel that he is only bolstering support for them. FG have now joined the attacks in the last day or two and Drew Harris' comments yesterday about the SF links to the IRA army council being still intact are very curious in their timing. Continuing to bang the old IRA drum will have less resonance with people now that the old brigade are almost phased out even if a few linger in the background but for anybody under the age of 40, it is not a pressing issue. People just want to give the old established order of FF & FG a bloody nose and by them attacking SF it is only helping to feed the narrative of the establishment against the people that SF want to create. If they really are hell bent on not going into government with SF then I'm not sure what else they can actually do to win public support and confidence but I'd guess that the longer they keep SF out in the cold the more that the public anger will build.
+1
I am in total agreement with you. That's the most objective assessment of the Shinner surge that has been posted here. ;D

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General discussion / Re: 26 County General Election 2020
« on: February 22, 2020, 07:00:48 PM »
It was obvious he was prompted by Varadkar/Martin, reeks of desperation.

+1 the timing of his statement is no coincidence.  Political interference by a Gardai Commissioner is surely unacceptable.
True indeed, his timing was designed to influence the current political  negotiations.  However, he cannot leave things at that- he must now either put up or retract and it’s in everybody’s interests than he is compelled to produce proof or withdraw his allegations.

Theres no doubt either that he was commanded to interfere. A truly shocking turn of events and incredibly dangerous to the health of the peace process. It also shows everyone who has their eyes closed exactly what depths the establishment will stoop to.

The question was out there, he answered it. What do you expect?
I'd expect him to substantiate his allegations.
I somehow doubt that he was making things up and I would imagine that he meant what he said but given the unsettled state of political affairs rights now, it's necessary for him to back up his allegations and to do so without delay.

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General discussion / Re: 26 County General Election 2020
« on: February 22, 2020, 03:31:35 PM »
It was obvious he was prompted by Varadkar/Martin, reeks of desperation.

+1 the timing of his statement is no coincidence.  Political interference by a Gardai Commissioner is surely unacceptable.
True indeed, his timing was designed to influence the current political  negotiations.  However, he cannot leave things at that- he must now either put up or retract and it’s in everybody’s interests than he is compelled to produce proof or withdraw his allegations.
 

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General discussion / Re: 26 County General Election 2020
« on: February 21, 2020, 11:56:13 PM »
No comments on here about the Garda Commissioners scandalous comments today? We're not a functioning democracy if we accept that. It's absolutely mental and no one is talking about it!
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Dunno seanie, what did the hoor say anyway?
I was out of town all day so I haven't been keeping in touch with current affairs.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Should the GAABOARD Shut Down
« on: February 19, 2020, 11:08:57 PM »
Donaghy has a completely valid wider point, but his solution is ridiculously ill-informed. The GAA obviously has no authority to shut down this or any other website or social media platform. Its up to the members here and the moderators to keep the standards up by cracking down on trolls and abuse on a couple of fronts. There are the arseholes who post inflammatory shite just to get a reaction; the ones who offer no substantial discussion beyond personal attacks. And then, the stuff Donaghy is on about, the ridiculous and over the top personal attacks on players, managers and referees who are doing their very best at an amateur sport and are not here to defend themselves. The stuff on the referees, in particular, gets very sickening, especially when its geniuses who have had the opportunity to study a replay in hi-def, slowed-down footage from all angles before making their “criticism”.
+1
That just about sums it up for me.
I find nothing wrong with what Donghy said about the problem but I don't think he understands the way the internet, and that included social media outlets and discussion forums , are structured.

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GAA Discussion / Re: David Clifford protection
« on: February 16, 2020, 01:56:08 PM »
Lads would you all stop engaging with this Kingdom37 person. Clearly a good WUM, but that's the height of it.

Excuse me I'm genuine.  Ronan Keating had a good song one time. You should look up the lyrics.
No, you are not!
Not so long ago you were pasing yourself off as kerryforsam19 and if I was assed enough I could think of another couple of your aliases. I've no problem with any of your trolling because if anyone is daft enough to respond to you, they deserve what they get.

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GAA Discussion / Re: David Clifford protection
« on: February 13, 2020, 12:23:08 PM »
If Tyrone and Mickey were so clearly targeting Clifford, why did they wait until the 65th minute to unveil their masterplan, when Clifford had been booked in the first half? The media have declared Ben McDonnell was sent on to mark David Clifford (most probably don't realise he is a midfielder)- the play up until the incident Clifford had won a free in on the wing. Clifford's marker McNamee and Jack Barry were on the ground between the 45 and 21. Clifford had made his way towards the square where a number of Tyrone players had gathered to defend the free kick, and he encountered McDonnell.

What do you think you are doing using facts and logical against the anti tyrone bridage. Are you mad.



So they initially tried to get another sent off but what a bonus Clifford arrived and was trailed to the ground, They used to say Kerry were cute hoors. At what time was Harte sent off?

Nope, both McNamee and Barry got black cards, again no real camera evidence on what happened and how is started.

The only player sent off to that point had been Peter Harte on a second yellow, for an off the ball incident with another player who only received their first caution. Harte has a far bigger history of being targeted cynically from opposition players, indeed the last time they played Kerry he was systematically fouled at every instance right under the nose of the referee and nothing done about it. Harte was sent off about 10 minutes before not long after he picked up his first yellow.

There were also the case when McShane was introduced and his marker tried to start something with him straight away, hit him four or five shoulders, McShane didn't bother getting involved in the silly stuff with him.

The narrative is as one eyed as you expect when it's both Kerry and Tyrone involved, the facts of the matter don't seem to matter whatsoever. There is no conclusive evidence to say what happened but it doesn't stop people making their mind up.

I think Kerry have shown themselves to be the most cynical team in the country in the past few years but actual facts don't come into it in the propaganda campaign behind Kerry GAA.

Nonsense post.  Kerry have never engaged in cynical football.  We play football in the right way. No blanket defence.  Were the best kick passes in the game.  Our backs have always been pure footballers and never have to engage in sledging or cynical play.

 ;D ;D ;D

We wouldn't been cynical like the jackeens. Pinning and holding 14 players on David Clarke last kickout in final 2017

Not at all, Dublin also excel in the field of the dark arts, i would have done the same at that stage of the game myself and iv no problem with it, got over the line...

Kerry are not holier than thou though.
Bang on! Didn't I always say you talk a lot of sense-- some of the time anyway!

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GAA Discussion / Re: David Clifford protection
« on: February 10, 2020, 11:12:07 PM »
I admit I know little about the game and whatever I do know was picked up here. But I overheard a conversation today where the two guys talking are fairly sensible, straightforward types if you know what I mean.
They both agreed that what Mickey Harte is as shrewd as they come and I can't disagree with that.
Sure the world knows he has an honest face.
Yer man sez the Kerry bucko was to blame because he only got a wee slap in the puss, which is well within the acceptable limits of what is allowed in this manly sport and he should have taken it like a pansy boy man and given a good dunt back with interest but the quare fella was having none of this at all at all.
According to him, Mickey took off one of his good players and put a plonker on in his place with the intention of getting him to pick a row with Clifford and get him sent off at all costs. If the said plonker got red carded also it would be no big deal as he wasn't worth a starting place anyway.
Looking at the wee bit of the action I saw on tv, I dunno what to believe.
I mean Mickey wasn't taking the mickey,  was he?  ;D

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GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 1 - 2020
« on: February 09, 2020, 10:57:54 AM »
Anyone know if the Mayo/Meath game will go ahead?
I need to make up my mind to travel or not and I'll need to set out soon if I want a stand seat.

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General discussion / Re: 26 County General Election 2020
« on: February 08, 2020, 09:33:28 PM »
Has anyone else noticed that Alan Dillon used MacHale Park for a piece in one of his videos, while he also used the Mayo GAA crest in a graphic that I saw recently online?

I’m pretty sure that both would be a breach of some sort of GAA rules, no?

Typical of the blue shirts. Sure didn’t Seán Kelly use his presidency status to get elected to EU. Ban the both of them

Whatever about FG Sean Kelly is an absolute gent and I won’t hear of anything to the contrary.

Yes, any comment against Sean Kelly would be divisive and mean spirited.
Yeah, apart from the fact that he is a teetotal bollix, I have nothing but good to say about him. ;D

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General discussion / Re: 26 County General Election 2020
« on: February 07, 2020, 12:23:11 PM »
Can someone please dumb down how the voting system works. How are quotas decided upon, how are surplus votes distrubuted etc

Lets say, first preference votes in a 5 seat cons.

x has 12,200
y has 7,800
z has 7,400
a has 4,300
b has 3,600
c has 2,100
d has 1,700
e has 1,000
f has 670
g has 410
h has 200
I has 120
(Can't say I fully understand it.)
Courtesy of The Journal:
Explainer: How does Ireland's voting system work?
Here’s all you need to know about what happens to your vote.
AS PEOPLE GET set to vote in the general election tomorrow, we’re going to take a look at how the Irish voting system works.
In Ireland, all elections – Dáil, Seanad, presidential, European and local elections – are decided through proportional representation with a single transferable vote (PR-STV).
Voters indicate their first and subsequent choices for the candidates on the ballot paper by marking the relevant number in the box beside a person’s name. You indicate your first choice by writing ’1′ opposite that candidate and ’2′ opposite your second choice, and so on.
By doing so, you are instructing that your vote be transferred to your second preference if your first choice is either elected with a surplus of votes over the quota or is eliminated.
If your second choice is elected or eliminated, your vote may be transferred to your third choice, and so on.
You can order some or all candidates or stop at just one. If there’s someone you really DON’T want to see elected, it’s best to give preferences to everyone but them. As the count continues and the number of non-transferable votes add up, the number of votes required to be elected decreases.
How are the votes counted?
At the count centre, all the ballot papers are mixed and then sorted according to first preferences. Spoiled papers – which Citizens Information lists as those without an official stamp; those which do not indicate a clear choice, for example, if you have indicated number 1 twice on the paper; or if anything is written on the ballot paper by which the voter can be identified – are removed.
The quota, the minimum number of valid votes each candidate must get to be elected, is then calculated.
The Department of the Environment notes that in a three-seat constituency, for example, the quota is a quarter of the valid votes, plus one – only three candidates can get this number of votes. In a four-seater, the quota is a fifth of the valid votes, plus one, and so on.
Surplus votes
If a candidate receives more than the quota on any count, the surplus votes are transferred to the remaining candidates in proportion to the next available preferences indicated by voters.
Citizens Information has given this breakdown as an example:
If candidate A receives 900 votes more than the quota on the first count and, on examining their votes, it is found that 30% of these have next available preferences for candidate B, then candidate B does not get 30% of all candidate A’s votes, candidate B gets 30% of A’s surplus, that is, 270 votes (30% of 900).
Where a candidate is elected at the second count or a later one, only the votes that brought them over the quota are examined in the surplus distribution – i.e. the votes last transferred to the elected candidate.


The manner in which the surplus is distributed depends on whether the number of transferable papers is greater than, less than or equal to the surplus. You can read more about that here.
If two or more candidates exceed the quota at the same time, the larger surplus is distributed first. The surplus must be distributed if it can elect a candidate or save the lowest candidate from elimination or qualify a candidate to recoup their election expenses or deposit.
Candidates at most elections can recoup their election expenses (up to a maximum of €8,700 at a Dáil election), provided the number of votes they receive at the count exceeds one quarter of the quota.
The last seat can be filled either by a candidate exceeding the quota or being elected without reaching the quota because it is clear that they are ultimately going to be elected.
Candidates can ask for a recount of a particular count or of the entire count. More information on the process is available here.
Pros and cons
Some people argue the PR-STV system is too candidate-focused and leads to localism – i.e. TDs focusing on issues in their local area, rather than pursuing a national vision.
A 2011 Oireachtas report found that this might deter nationally-minded individuals from entering politics, as well as poor national planning “as legislators clamour to deliver services to their own areas”.
However, the report also notes there are “equally profound problems with the likely alternatives to PR-STV”, stating:
If local accountability is reduced, a clearly articulated ‘national interest’ to which parliamentarians are accountable is needed.
It has been argued the current system leads to more variety for voters – i.e. TDs being returned from a number of parties. However, in constituencies that elect fewer TDs, it can be very difficult for smaller parties to gain a significant foothold.
As a result of PR-STV, coalition governments are very common in Ireland. The last single party government here was the 1987-89 Fianna Fáil administration.
First past the post
PR-STV is relatively unique, Ireland and Malta are the only countries to use it.
The first past the post system in single-seat constituencies is the second most popular voting system in the world. It’s used in the UK, US, India and Canada.
The candidate with the most votes in each constituency becomes an MP. All other votes are disregarded. This type of voting is also known as single member plurality, simple majority voting or plurality voting.
The Oireachtas report mentioned above also looked into various other types of voting, such as alternative or preferential voting, and the closed list system. You can read more information about them here.

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General discussion / Re: Sinn Fein? They have gone away, you know.
« on: February 07, 2020, 11:15:48 AM »
Sinn Fein electoral van playing the wolf tones in co Cavan is actual headline news on BBC news line.

Shock horror. I’m sure Nolan will be “all over” this in the morning. W***er

Hopefully people need to know that they haven't changed their spots. I dont know who would vote for the wife of an IRA garda killer who supports the IRA. Sadly in the world we live in many will.

Jesus the absolute state of this. Now married women are tied to the beliefs of their husband. Away and have a word with yourself you absolute Neanderthal. Sad this is the world we live in.

The animal murdered a serving member of the defense forces of our country and she didn't have much of a problem with it.  He even tried to kill her, sure lovely couple.

That would suggest to me that a vote for her is most certainly not a vote for him...

That's the understatement of the year! ;D

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General discussion / Re: Budding Writers
« on: February 05, 2020, 02:18:09 PM »
Anyone on the board had anything published that we could rip to shreds?  ;)
Be my guest. Google "The Little Book of Mayo" by the History Press.

I see someone has already been at the abuse on Amazon.  You cant win 'em all!
I know the bitch! She told me she was going to stick it up and I told her she could stick it up her arse!
Frustrated ex! ;D

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