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GAA Discussion / Re: Time to Split Dublin
« on: September 17, 2018, 01:37:55 PM »
What is the answer to the question - how many counties are there in Ireland?

What is the answer to the question - how many county councils and administrative areas are there in Ireland?

This is arithmetic for slow learners.

As for my original post, I pointed out the meaning of the word "amalgamation". You obviously missed that.

Not to labour the point, but you are now arguing that there is more than 32 counties in Ireland, and that Dublin county and football team is an amalgamation of four existing counties.

Like I said, a lot of thicks on this board.


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GAA Discussion / Re: Time to Split Dublin
« on: September 17, 2018, 12:54:59 PM »
It's one of the funniest defences of the unfair advantages Dublin have and it's one that gets the Dubs in a real muddle.

The population of 1.3 million doesn't count as an advantage they say. That's because the Dubs play loads of other sports, rugby, soccer etc, apparently these sports aren't available to kids outside Dublin! Then they say that the 1.3 million count includes tonnes of foreigners and culchies, apparently foreigners don't live in any other county and culchies always remain in their own counties!

This is where it gets really funny though. After spouting on about how their population isn't an advantage, you ask them about the millions of euro they receive every year off all of us. What's their reply? We need the money because of our huge population!!!  ;D ;D ;D

Now read it back, really carefully, and you will see ... the answer is in your own post.

Like I said, a lot of thicks on this thread.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Time to Split Dublin
« on: September 17, 2018, 12:29:07 PM »
It doesn't. Neither does the amount of registered club players per county.

Idiocy doesn't deserve to be coddled.

You'd both want to cop yourselves on.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Time to Split Dublin
« on: September 17, 2018, 11:36:50 AM »
No. It's not.

But please don't let technicalities - like truth, reason or basic grammar - get in the way.


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GAA Discussion / Re: Paul Kimmage interviews Sean Cavanagh
« on: September 17, 2018, 10:53:58 AM »
The game is taken too serious. Players devote most of their lives, even to club football. ROared on by a demented manager making a name for himself and a brown envelope in his back pocket, getting boys to climb redwood trees and pulling monster trucks in the chapel car park. Players end up doing anything to gain success and lose sight of what's fair, honourable and sportsmanlike. So we end up with lads taken to hospital, broken jaws, lost teeth etc.

There is no outlet for your average club player, those who can't/won't devote the time/effort to play elite club football. No place for recreational football, just for the craic. Where the stakes are low, and boys are lining out for the enjoyment, to stay fit and the comradeship.

The GAA go on about the drop off after minor level. The main reason for it isn't lack of interest in the game. It's that people just can't commit to crazy schedules just to play club football.

+1000

My son is just starting off in the game - for a couple of medical reasons he is probably never going to trouble Brian Fenton's place on the Dublin team, but I would love if he could just have it as a past time to knock around with his friends. I doubt that is going to happen and I think the drop off will come a lot quicker as things get a lot more competitive when they hit the teen years.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Time to Split Dublin
« on: September 17, 2018, 08:20:16 AM »
Calls to split Dublin are bullshit and thats from a Mayo supporter.In all honesty who wants to beat Fingal or North Dublin??? Yes Dublin have too many advantages that need to be looked at but splitting Dublin shouldnt be the answer.Having to play their all ireland quarter and semi finals away from croker would be a start IMO.

I want to beat Fingal or South Dublin, y’know actual existing counties in an inter-county sport. That’s natural.

Not the rigged game that is fûcking rural counties like Roscommon or Mayo lining up to the take their next flaking from an amalgamation of four counties with a population greater than our province.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/County_Dublin

We're not an amalgamation, those "counties" were created as administrative areas. In the 90s. Not 1890s. 1990s.

Lot of thicks on the board about Dublin these days. Apparently, pointing that out means you are a financial doper, cheat, one-eyed etc.
I don't quite follow you here.I don't really want to spoil the fun and would prefer to let the pair of you at it. But, looking at the Wikipedia article you referenced, I find Dublin refereed to as a former county.
Furthermore, "Prior to 1994 County Dublin was also an administrative unit covering the whole county outside of Dublin City Council." By my reckoniing there was, in effect two local adminstration units before 1994.
Further on, this is part of what you'll find:
"The total population of the three aforementioned counties and Dublin city was 1,345,402 according to the census of 2016."
All counties were created to simplify the process of facilitating local administration and Dublin was no exception, beginning with those created by Kiing John after the Norman invasion with the western ones, "THe Composition of Connaught," in the late 1500s.
All that's heavy going but the fact is the division of Dublin County into three separate local administration units by the legal authority of the day, makes each of them a county. I mean they were created by the same process that created County Dublin in the first place.
(Maybe I'm missing something but I don't think so.)

Dublin County and Dublin County Football team existed before the creation of these administrative areas. So neither can be considered an amalgamation 4 counties and it is moronic and/or intellectually dishonest to say that they are.

Like I said, a lot of thicks on this thread

They aren't 'administrative areas'. They're counties. This game is inter-county. Getit? Good.
I get that you sre either thick as a plank, a liar, or a combination of both. Dublin is a single county and always has been. The number of local bodies that administrate it are irrelevant  and in no uinverse could Dublin said to be an amalgamation ( which is mixing or merging of pre existing elements to form a new whole) considering those areas were only created in 1994. But that doesn't suit your self pitying narrative.
Got it? Good.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Time to Split Dublin
« on: September 17, 2018, 12:50:55 AM »
Calls to split Dublin are bullshit and thats from a Mayo supporter.In all honesty who wants to beat Fingal or North Dublin??? Yes Dublin have too many advantages that need to be looked at but splitting Dublin shouldnt be the answer.Having to play their all ireland quarter and semi finals away from croker would be a start IMO.

I want to beat Fingal or South Dublin, y’know actual existing counties in an inter-county sport. That’s natural.

Not the rigged game that is fûcking rural counties like Roscommon or Mayo lining up to the take their next flaking from an amalgamation of four counties with a population greater than our province.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/County_Dublin

We're not an amalgamation, those "counties" were created as administrative areas. In the 90s. Not 1890s. 1990s.

Lot of thicks on the board about Dublin these days. Apparently, pointing that out means you are a financial doper, cheat, one-eyed etc.
I don't quite follow you here.I don't really want to spoil the fun and would prefer to let the pair of you at it. But, looking at the Wikipedia article you referenced, I find Dublin refereed to as a former county.
Furthermore, "Prior to 1994 County Dublin was also an administrative unit covering the whole county outside of Dublin City Council." By my reckoniing there was, in effect two local adminstration units before 1994.
Further on, this is part of what you'll find:
"The total population of the three aforementioned counties and Dublin city was 1,345,402 according to the census of 2016."
All counties were created to simplify the process of facilitating local administration and Dublin was no exception, beginning with those created by Kiing John after the Norman invasion with the western ones, "THe Composition of Connaught," in the late 1500s.
All that's heavy going but the fact is the division of Dublin County into three separate local administration units by the legal authority of the day, makes each of them a county. I mean they were created by the same process that created County Dublin in the first place.
(Maybe I'm missing something but I don't think so.)

Dublin County and Dublin County Football team existed before the creation of these administrative areas. So neither can be considered an amalgamation 4 counties and it is moronic and/or intellectually dishonest to say that they are.

Like I said, a lot of thicks on this thread

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GAA Discussion / Re: Time to Split Dublin
« on: September 13, 2018, 06:35:36 PM »
Calls to split Dublin are bullshit and thats from a Mayo supporter.In all honesty who wants to beat Fingal or North Dublin??? Yes Dublin have too many advantages that need to be looked at but splitting Dublin shouldnt be the answer.Having to play their all ireland quarter and semi finals away from croker would be a start IMO.

I want to beat Fingal or South Dublin, y’know actual existing counties in an inter-county sport. That’s natural.

Not the rigged game that is fûcking rural counties like Roscommon or Mayo lining up to the take their next flaking from an amalgamation of four counties with a population greater than our province.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/County_Dublin

We're not an amalgamation, those "counties" were created as administrative areas. In the 90s. Not 1890s. 1990s.

Lot of thicks on the board about Dublin these days. Apparently, pointing that out means you are a financial doper, cheat, one-eyed etc.

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General discussion / Re: The Wire (tv drama)
« on: September 07, 2018, 05:11:16 PM »
BTW the second season of Fargo is up there with the best TV ever made.

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General discussion / Re: The Wire (tv drama)
« on: September 07, 2018, 05:09:16 PM »
Wire - best ever

Currently looking at

Get Shorty (with Chris O'Dowd and Ray Romano) - brilliant first season
Atlanta (with Donald Glover) - very funny, but uneven
Barry (with Bill Hader and The Fonz) - hidden gem, I'd recommend it, bingeworthy.

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: August 30, 2018, 10:51:42 AM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sx4AF-3Rd44

Try that - very illuminating with regard to the real position vis a vis trade, WTO rules etc.

Britain is in a very, very bad position.


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General discussion / Re: Papal Visit to Ireland
« on: August 27, 2018, 05:05:41 PM »
That is not in line with the findings of PA, so stop talking bullshit. Over 1000 children - children - were found by the grand jury report to have been abused by priests, with the vast majority of abuse beginning before their teens.

But don't let that stop you or your Bishop politicizing that to promote an anti-gay agenda.

Clowns, but thankfully obsolete clowns.

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General discussion / Re: Papal Visit to Ireland
« on: August 27, 2018, 04:37:06 PM »
So they don't actually relate specifically to the Pennsylvania report?

That is either spectacularly careless or spectacularly dishonest.

The Bishop's first "quote" says that victims were in the main male - to obviously advance an anti homosexual agenda - before he contradicts himself by saying that they ranged from prepubescent to young seminarians. In other words, children, teenagers and young men. So the vast majority of victims were under the age of consent and the others looked young.

And his second quote was in relation to a 2011 study.

The church is too busy demonising homosexuals to actually go after paedophiles.

Very, very dishonest Iceman. Very disappointing on your part.

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General discussion / Re: Papal Visit to Ireland
« on: August 27, 2018, 04:10:41 PM »
Can you tell me where the sentences in quotation marks came from? If they are directly from the report, could you cite the pages or a link?


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General discussion / Re: Papal Visit to Ireland
« on: August 27, 2018, 03:18:24 PM »
Iceman, I think you should clear up your language. You may think homosexuality is sinful, and it is certainly against the doctrine of the Church you belong to - but it should not be equated - in any way - with paedophilia.

If that is not your intent, fair enough.

What happened in Pennsylvania was an absolute orgy of depravity, rape and vicious assault - carried out by paedophiles. Some of the things described in the report speak to an unspeakable cruelty in the perpetrators. If you read about the same happening in a wartime concentration camp, you could - just about - rationalise its existence. For this to be still happening, in a modern, secular democracy is mind bending.

The church will not be renewed or purified until the culture of secrecy is removed. That culture will never be gone, no matter what procedures re child protection are put in, until the Church faces up to the reality of human sexuality. Perhaps when we have married priests, mature and comfortable in discussing and accepting human sexuality, including LGBTQ, then the Church will no longer be a breeding ground for these twisted, immature monsters.


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