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General discussion / Re: Parents and Team Selection
« on: September 23, 2019, 07:14:21 PM »
Once had a parent ask me for the child’s membership fee back in the middle of a tournament. I quickly opened the wallet and handed it back and pointed them in the direction of the gate!
f**k you fairly showed them there, great promotion of the primary ethos of the GAA.  ::)

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General discussion / Re: Things that make you go What the F**k?
« on: September 19, 2019, 11:06:17 AM »
Folks, I would have once thought the same as yourselves. Go out and educate yourselves on the subject, there is plenty of info out there. It is completely different from dressing up as a woman, or as someone said putting makeup on to be white. Blackface has a long documented history of being used as a way to systematically humiliate and denigrate different ethnic minorities, particularly black people in the USA. Try to see it from their POV when looking at an incident like this. I am not trying to preach to anyone, as like I said I once thought the very same, and I accept that a lot of these incidents did not have racist intentions at their heart. However if calling them out and publicizing them helps to educate people about the sensitivities of different cultures and people, then that can only be a good thing. Irish people should be more understanding than most given our history and experience of discrimination.

It was 20 years ago. He was at college!  If someone went out tomorrow and did it then absolutely no sympathy for him/her. I heard the leader of some party in Canada on the radio and he went to town on him! As if he did it yesterday
Shock horror opposition politician making a meal out of it. Look, its no surprise that this was publicized as in this day and age its extremely newsworthy, but I think Trudeau has responded in the correct way.

And I was specifically posting in response to people seeing it as no big deal regardless of when it happened, or comparing to other forms of dressing up. There is a clear difference, and all the info on why that is, is out there.

"I've done it. I know plenty who have dressed up as women for Fancy dress...is that sexist? Or is comedic?"

"Dont know the answer - but is it seen as disrespectful/racist if someone dresses up and puts make up on depicting them as white?"

"Just my opinion but I personally think this is over the top nonsense. Its a fancy dress party FFS. You are trying to look like someone you are not."

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General discussion / Re: Things that make you go What the F**k?
« on: September 19, 2019, 10:48:04 AM »
Folks, I would have once thought the same as yourselves. Go out and educate yourselves on the subject, there is plenty of info out there. It is completely different from dressing up as a woman, or as someone said putting makeup on to be white. Blackface has a long documented history of being used as a way to systematically humiliate and denigrate different ethnic minorities, particularly black people in the USA. Try to see it from their POV when looking at an incident like this. I am not trying to preach to anyone, as like I said I once thought the very same, and I accept that a lot of these incidents did not have racist intentions at their heart. However if calling them out and publicizing them helps to educate people about the sensitivities of different cultures and people, then that can only be a good thing. Irish people should be more understanding than most given our history and experience of discrimination.

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General discussion / Re: Car Problems!!
« on: September 12, 2019, 03:12:40 PM »
Anyone have any experience on where I stand with this one? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

Right car all of sudden wouldnt start and had to be towed to the mechanics. Needed it fixed quick as we were going on holidays. Mechanic says no chance, so as its a Discovery, and the fact the mechanic knew we were on holidays, I reckon he didnt even look at it for a couple of weeks bar checking to see if it was anything simple. Well it turns out it was, it was filled to the neck with petrol instead of diesel. He didnt notice at first because when he checked the fuel lines there was still diesel in them. The petrol station we got the fuel from is in Donegal, and we have a pretty good relationship with them as we have an account and get all the vehicles from work filled there and would never have them filled anywhere else. So I let them know the bad news the other day and they were quite defensive. Said the cctv doesnt go back that far. I asked what does that prove, as they aren't disputing they filled it up on that date as it was signed for?? They asked to bring a sample of the fuel down, and as soon as the car is fixed I have about 60 litres to bring back to them! Other than them saying I could have got it filled up elsewhere, which would be a stupid thing to say considering the relationship, not to mention the fact you would just go to the garage that actually filled it up, I dont know what there POV is? So far it has cost me the fuel and at least £200 with the mechanic. I would be expecting at least the cost of the fuel back, but in truth would also expect them to cover the cost of the repair, though I expect this is going to be a struggle. If thats the case could you make a claim against their insurance? Anyone any idea where I stand on this? Some people have said they think it will be tough luck, but I just dont see why I should be out the cost through a mistake that was no fault of my own?

So you're saying the Diesel tank at the station had Petrol in it? Surely there would be more than you complaining if that was the case?
No Im saying their attendant lifted the wrong hose and put it in the car. The fuel cap on the car is clearly marked Diesel, and the same guy as filled it up a 100 times previously. I can only imagine he had a brain fart.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Joe Brolly
« on: September 12, 2019, 02:23:24 PM »
Fionntamhnach's own Red and White tinted glasses wouldn't let facts get in the way of a complete lie, and he laments about Brolly, Jesus wept.

I don't deal with "alternative facts" and I've a low tolerance for bullsh*tters no matter where in the world they are. Also you haven't said yet whom you thought should have taken up Michael Lyster's job either. 😉

For everyone else, the story of the clip being played on the coach was confirmed to me through both a player on the squad and also a member of the backroom team at the time. The bereavement mentioned by BennyCake likely proved to be a factor for that game, but is a separate incident in itself.

OK, I had a rule to myself to keep away from talking about the arsehole this thread is dedicated to for several years now (with one exception) and now he's been finally let go from RTÉ with many others here also sharing my view, I'm going to take that vow again. Because for narcissistic attention seekers, the worst thing is not being talked about by others. 🙊

Paddy Bradley had a great game the first day and carried what was a very limited Derry outfit. Roasted Mickey McGee. A certain Dromore man got the nob the 2nd day and Bradley never got a kick. Derry were well beaten.

A team with 5 all stars 'very limited' (Lockhart, McCloy, Muldoon, Tohill and Bradley), plus the likes of Fergal Doherty, Paul McFlynn, Niall McCusker and Kevin McGuckin. Ha I would love a Derry team this limited today. No doubt they were poor the second day but this was a very good Derry team.

Anthony Tohill was 43 years of age that day ffs. Lockhart and McGuckin good players. The rest very limited one dimensional footballers.

EDIT: Sorry, I love winding youse up but Enda Muldoon was a baller and could play in any team in any era. Even I would have to admit that wind up or not.
Aye he was 43  ::)

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General discussion / Re: Car Problems!!
« on: September 12, 2019, 01:38:04 PM »
Anyone have any experience on where I stand with this one? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

Right car all of sudden wouldnt start and had to be towed to the mechanics. Needed it fixed quick as we were going on holidays. Mechanic says no chance, so as its a Discovery, and the fact the mechanic knew we were on holidays, I reckon he didnt even look at it for a couple of weeks bar checking to see if it was anything simple. Well it turns out it was, it was filled to the neck with petrol instead of diesel. He didnt notice at first because when he checked the fuel lines there was still diesel in them. The petrol station we got the fuel from is in Donegal, and we have a pretty good relationship with them as we have an account and get all the vehicles from work filled there and would never have them filled anywhere else. So I let them know the bad news the other day and they were quite defensive. Said the cctv doesnt go back that far. I asked what does that prove, as they aren't disputing they filled it up on that date as it was signed for?? They asked to bring a sample of the fuel down, and as soon as the car is fixed I have about 60 litres to bring back to them! Other than them saying I could have got it filled up elsewhere, which would be a stupid thing to say considering the relationship, not to mention the fact you would just go to the garage that actually filled it up, I dont know what there POV is? So far it has cost me the fuel and at least £200 with the mechanic. I would be expecting at least the cost of the fuel back, but in truth would also expect them to cover the cost of the repair, though I expect this is going to be a struggle. If thats the case could you make a claim against their insurance? Anyone any idea where I stand on this? Some people have said they think it will be tough luck, but I just dont see why I should be out the cost through a mistake that was no fault of my own?

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: September 06, 2019, 05:32:37 PM »
I agree with yous, but I think DUP behind closed doors know they backed the wrong horse. They didn't expect to win regards Brexit. Now they have to stick to it. Good luck to them.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Would you call this year a failure for tyrone
« on: August 13, 2019, 12:11:59 PM »
Of course it was a failure for Tyrone. We set out to reach an All Ireland final and fell short. Donegal may see their season as a success as J70 is trying to explain but clearly Tyrone’s ambitions are a little higher than that. Success and failure are very much relative, for the likes Derry, for example, it’s been a massively successful season getting promotion from div 4 is a huge achievement for them and I think they even won a championship match so they’ll be dancing in the streets of Coleraine about that. On top of this, they’ve also got the imminent departure of Mickey Harte to warm their cockles during the winter months. For Tyrone, there’s no shame to say that failing by a kick of the ball to reach an All Ireland is deemed a failure as it shows how far we have come as a county in the past 20 years or so. And also it shows the very high esteem others hold our county by suggesting this is failure.
;D ;D I enjoyed that post, nearly as much as the game on Sunday.

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Big crowd.
Is that the worst AI semi final attendance in recent years in what would have been classed as a perfect rivalry? I genuinely was shocked at the attendance

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General discussion / Re: Cycling
« on: July 24, 2019, 03:37:09 PM »
Anyone able to recommend a good bike rack? Its for 2 possibly 3 bikes, my mountain bike and the kids bikes. Id want something that is pretty handy to use, and take on and off. Cheers

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General discussion / Re: Portrush gets the Open
« on: July 21, 2019, 05:28:31 PM »
Anyone got a stream? My box has just packed it in there :'(

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General discussion / Re: The Official Daddies Club
« on: July 16, 2019, 02:53:22 PM »
Cheers for all the advice. I honestly haven't a clue what to do with babies. Never been around them much at all. The first two months sound frightening now that it's up here in front of me.
You'll be grand. Having only 1 to look after is easy enough, it's when the 2nd and 3rd come along the shit really hits the fan...
Agreed. It was only when our second came along that I realised I had more time than I thought when we had just the one.
I can't imagine what it's like when you have more than 2 smallies.
I actually found the opposite! Well more so when the 2nd one got to 18 months and up. The two wanes would keep one another company, and the two adults could actually get 10 mins to chill out. When it was one child they need constant attention. Now 3 is a whole different ball game!

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General discussion / Re: It Must be Marching Season
« on: July 10, 2019, 08:31:32 AM »
Mass protest in east Belfast after the bonfire at avoniel appears to be banned.

Here we go again >:(
We're on the road again..... ;D

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General discussion / Re: The Official Tennis Thread
« on: July 05, 2019, 09:54:59 AM »
Kyrgios is a bell end. Find it bizarre that people think he is great and funny. Cant understand why Tennis puts up with these guys and doesnt just boot them off the tour. If people think his antics are entertaining then why dont they just watch WWE or something.
I don't think hes great and funny but his antics are seriously blown out of proportion. Its because he goes against the grain of the image of tennis being an elite toff sport that the ruling bodies want to maintain. His behavior wouldnt garner much attention in most other sports. As Johnnycool says takes all sorts.

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General discussion / Re: The Official Tennis Thread
« on: July 04, 2019, 08:25:31 PM »
I don't think there is anything wrong with the underarm serve.
No doubt he is a bit of knob though, but as much as I like Rafa he can slow it up something fierce, and gets away with it when lesser known players would be punished.

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