Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.


Messages - imtommygunn

Pages: 1 [2] 3 4 ... 542
16
GAA Discussion / Re: Violence in Adult Club Football
« on: October 10, 2018, 09:58:06 PM »
I firmly believe that in bad cases there should be prosecutions. I have seen a few things over the years, one incident in particular stands out, where boys should have got a criminal record for their antics. Unfortunately in our case some in the club tried and some refused to follow this line as the attitude to police in the north wasn't good at the time. This was about 15 years ago so I would hope it has changed mind.

It's the best way to stop it in my view. I am not sure whether southern clubs would pursue this with the gardai or not mind. It's like the law stops before you go into a GAA ground for some people.

I am not talking for 2 guys digging on or off the ball but when you get boys wading in, punching people in the back of the head and doing things like fracturing eye sockets and broken jaws for boys who are doing nothing but trying to break a fight up. Sometimes people suffer from being unable to work off the back of these things too.

Where any lads done by the police when our own Ref was attacked in Ballymena a few years ago? I said it before on here and a gael was against it! Strange one. If you were punched in the side of the head on the street and you knew their names surely you would report it?

Yeah I agree. People have to be held to account for what they do by law if they are breaking it. Just because it's in a GAA ground it doesn't make it any different.

I doubt anyone was done for the ref getting attacked.

If someone goes far enough in a GAA ground to do something which they would be prosecuted for in the street then they should be prosecuted for doing it within a GAA ground.

Down south do many of these make it to the gardai I do wonder? I do think up north there may be an aversion to getting police involved.
There was a case in Dublin where a fella clobbered an opponent with a hurling stick and he was charged with GBH. I think the fella made a full recovery and dropped the charges but he was taken to court anyway. I'll see if I can find it online.

https://amp.independent.ie/irish-news/courts/gaa-player-charged-with-assault-after-he-allegedly-hit-opponent-over-the-head-with-a-hurl-court-told-37192226.html

I have a feeling the lack of police involvement could be part of the reason they are worse up north. Apart from one or two you hear of, one in wicklow seemed pretty bad, they generally seem to be worse up north.

17
GAA Discussion / Re: Violence in Adult Club Football
« on: October 10, 2018, 03:09:05 PM »
I firmly believe that in bad cases there should be prosecutions. I have seen a few things over the years, one incident in particular stands out, where boys should have got a criminal record for their antics. Unfortunately in our case some in the club tried and some refused to follow this line as the attitude to police in the north wasn't good at the time. This was about 15 years ago so I would hope it has changed mind.

It's the best way to stop it in my view. I am not sure whether southern clubs would pursue this with the gardai or not mind. It's like the law stops before you go into a GAA ground for some people.

I am not talking for 2 guys digging on or off the ball but when you get boys wading in, punching people in the back of the head and doing things like fracturing eye sockets and broken jaws for boys who are doing nothing but trying to break a fight up. Sometimes people suffer from being unable to work off the back of these things too.

Where any lads done by the police when our own Ref was attacked in Ballymena a few years ago? I said it before on here and a gael was against it! Strange one. If you were punched in the side of the head on the street and you knew their names surely you would report it?

Yeah I agree. People have to be held to account for what they do by law if they are breaking it. Just because it's in a GAA ground it doesn't make it any different.

I doubt anyone was done for the ref getting attacked.

If someone goes far enough in a GAA ground to do something which they would be prosecuted for in the street then they should be prosecuted for doing it within a GAA ground.

Down south do many of these make it to the gardai I do wonder? I do think up north there may be an aversion to getting police involved.

18
GAA Discussion / Re: Violence in Adult Club Football
« on: October 10, 2018, 11:05:44 AM »
I firmly believe that in bad cases there should be prosecutions. I have seen a few things over the years, one incident in particular stands out, where boys should have got a criminal record for their antics. Unfortunately in our case some in the club tried and some refused to follow this line as the attitude to police in the north wasn't good at the time. This was about 15 years ago so I would hope it has changed mind.

It's the best way to stop it in my view. I am not sure whether southern clubs would pursue this with the gardai or not mind. It's like the law stops before you go into a GAA ground for some people.

I am not talking for 2 guys digging on or off the ball but when you get boys wading in, punching people in the back of the head and doing things like fracturing eye sockets and broken jaws for boys who are doing nothing but trying to break a fight up. Sometimes people suffer from being unable to work off the back of these things too.

19
Antrim / Re: ANTRIM HURLING
« on: October 09, 2018, 03:14:13 PM »
I think NaMagha might win that game but would be surprised were st galls not to beat lisbellaw with a bit to spare?

20
Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: October 08, 2018, 09:08:16 AM »
DR there has never been any shortage of good footballers in Dunloy - it's just keeping them at it it seems!(from the outside anyway).

otbar I wasn't at the creggan game but it didn't seem like they won "without too much worry". Seemed tight enough?

21
Hurling Discussion / Re: County Senior Hurling Championship Updates
« on: October 07, 2018, 09:37:12 PM »
Cuala beat.

22
Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: October 07, 2018, 07:29:02 PM »
How are the younger creggan guys looking? Kevin small and liam quinn look like decent county prospects.

23
Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: October 07, 2018, 06:44:11 PM »
Massive win for Creggan.  Glenravel won junior and St endas beat money glass.

Creggan in their first final in 41 years.

24
General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: October 07, 2018, 03:43:46 PM »
I didn't realise he was that bad. That is shocking. The boys that did this should be locked up for a long time.

25
Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: October 06, 2018, 08:41:33 AM »
Not sure creggan will beat st johns. Be nice to see them in a final for a change though.

26
GAA Discussion / Re: Violence in Adult Club Football
« on: October 05, 2018, 10:51:13 PM »
Two players fighting has f**k all to do with a ref, players running on to the pitch has nothing to do with the ref.. 30 players wanting to fight it out, again nothing to do with the ref..

A ref making a ‘mistake’ (in the eyes of a player) does not mean they can knock shite out of each other.. once people understand that then we can talk sense. The stupid age old cry of ‘ you caused that ref’ is said by stupid people

I’ve played football and hurling well into my 40’s, I’ve never hit anyone because of the ref

Players galore beating the crap out of each other and supporters shouting f**k sake ref.... what do they expect from the ref??

27
General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: October 04, 2018, 12:07:27 PM »
That is bang on applesisapples and this brexit nonsense is illustrating your point.

Union over money. The ones doing the campaigning won't be out of pocket mind. Just their followers.

28
Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: October 02, 2018, 10:25:11 PM »
Late goal won it for gnm apparently. Wonder how late?

29
General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: October 02, 2018, 05:31:50 PM »
Boris said in the tory conference that may's brexit proposal was illegal and quoted some act. It was repealed 51 years ago. What a muppet.

30
General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: October 02, 2018, 03:15:44 PM »
The mask is slipping for what they really want.

I have said it before - i really don't think these people would be too bothered if they brought the troubles back.

Pages: 1 [2] 3 4 ... 542