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Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: May 31, 2019, 11:41:58 AM »
Derry treasurer resigns amid financial worries for Oak Leaf board


DERRY county board treasurer Michael Hasson has resigned amid the county reportedly suffering from financial difficulties.

The Banagher clubman, who had served a previous five-year stint in the role, stood down at the weekend.

He had stepped in when he was approached after the failure to appoint a treasurer at the 2018 convention.

Hasson took over after the role’s previous incumbent, Liam Peoples, declined to run for the position again after two years in the job. Previous incumbent, Pat Brennan, had also cut short his term.

There is no suggestion of any wrongdoing on the part of Hasson, Peoples or Brennan. All had struggled to arrest the growing spending demands, and several sources have described the role as “impossible”.


It’s understood that Hasson’s decision to resign was partly due to work commitments.

A meeting had been arranged in recent weeks between county board officials and officers in Croke Park to discuss the situation, but that meeting was cancelled. The reason for the cancellation is unclear.

The Irish News understands that the Oak Leaf county board has suffered from repeated cash flow issues during the summer over a period of several years.

It’s believed that there have been recent issues over payments of players’ expenses, although all payments are now up-to-date.




The bill for the county teams is believed to be on course to hit £600,000 for this year, up from £484,000 in 2018.

While the county board’s accounts from 2018 showed a surplus of £78,695, the net cash inflow showed a drop of just over £164,000 between 2017 and 2018.

The county’s net cash flow decreased by £93,590 in 2018, leaving their cash reserves at just £3,659 - down from £97,249 the previous year.

Several members last year left a finance committee that had been in place for almost a decade to offer advice and assistance to the county board.

Current outgoings are believed to be in the region of £65,000 to £70,000 per month, of which a portion is contributed directly by the county’s fundraising wing, Club Derry, to service the outstanding bank debt for the development of Owenbeg, which is in line to be completely paid off in 2020.

The county runs from the point of its National League dividend being paid, usually in May, until the start of the club championships in September largely off its reserves, with no meaningful income during that period.

Derry’s dividend from Division Four of the football league and 2B of the hurling series are expected to be smaller again this year than the 2018 figure of £45,152 paid by Croke Park.

That issue has been exacerbated in recent years by the county’s return to a straight knockout club championship.

That has in part led to cash flow problems, with further issues this year.

In response to a series of questions, including whether there are any plans to levy clubs, a spokesperson for Derry GAA said: "Any assertion that Derry GAA is in financial difficulties is simply untrue.

"Our accounts are published annually and tabled at the AGM with all transactions detailed.

"Our treasurer stepped down for personal reasons. Any attempt to portray that there is a wider issue is inaccurate and uninformed."

Up 116k in one year to run county teams.  How that happen?
Blow ins like Hugh McGrath are bleeding the county dry. Hes on at least £400 a week, and other than washing jerseys I dont know what else he offers.

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General discussion / Re: Stag do
« on: May 31, 2019, 10:17:40 AM »
Heading to Galway on a stag here this afternoon. What's the story with getting into the bars? There's 15 or so, better splitting up? Where's good?
Definitely go in to the bars in small groups. Don't bother with the Whiskey Bar, yous will be asked to leave if there is a crowd of yous.

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General discussion / Re: Things I do not understand
« on: May 30, 2019, 08:58:04 PM »
Why your knob is tanner than the rest of your skin when it barely sees the light of day

Maybe your hands are stinkin
How you know I use both hands? Your missus telling stories?  ;)

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General discussion / Re: Things I do not understand
« on: May 30, 2019, 10:38:08 AM »
Why your knob is tanner than the rest of your skin when it barely sees the light of day

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Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: May 28, 2019, 04:21:34 PM »
Are these the only 3 C'ship encounters that we have had with Wexford or have I missed any?

2003 R1 Qualifier.

Wexford 0-9 - 3-10 Derry Wexford Park,

Wexford:
M Forde 0-5, R Barry 0-1, L O’Brien 0-1, J Hudson 0-1, J Hegarty 0-1. 
Derry:
A Tohill 1-3, E Muldoon 1-0, D Dougan 1-0, P Bradley 0-2, SM Lockhart 0-1, D Crozier 0-1, G McGonagle 0-1, J McBride 0-1, M Harney 0-1.


2004 R3 Qualifier

Derry 2-16 Wexford 2-05

SCORERS -

Derry: P Bradley 0-8 (3f), E Muldoon 1-5 (3f), D McIvor 1-0, J Donaghy, J McBride, C Gilligan 0-1 each.
Wexford: M Forde 1-4 (3f), P Colfer 1-0, J Hudson 0-1.

Derry: B Gillis; K McGuckin, N McCusker, G O'Kane; F McEldowney, P McFlynn, P Kelly; F Doherty, P Bradley; J Donaghy, J McBride, C Moran; J Bradley, P Bradley, E Muldoon. Subs: S Lockhart for Kelly, 46mins; C Gilligan for Donaghy, 51mins; D McIvor for J Bradley, 51mins; E Burke for Muldoon, 67 mins; P O'Kane for McGuckin, 67mins.

Wexford: J Cooper; P Curtis, P Wallace, N Murphy; D Breen, D Murphy, L O'Brien; P Colfer, W Carley; J Hudson, P Forde, D Fogarty; J Lawlor, R Barry, M Forde. Subs: J D'Arcy for P Forde, 30mins; K Kennedy for Hudson, h/t; D Kinsella for Carley, h/t; G Sunderland for O'Brien, 46mins; J Hegarty for Lawlor, 65 mins.

2015 R2b Qualifier.

Derry 1-19 Wexford 0-10

DERRY: T Mallon; O Duffy, C McKaigue, D McBride; L McGoldrick, B Rogers, SL McGoldrick; N Holly, F Doherty; B Heron, M Lynch, E Lynn; D Heavron, E Bradley, C O’Boyle. #

Subs: T O’Brien for Doherty (60), K McKaigue for Rogers (60), C McAtamney for Lynn (66), C Murphy for E Bradley (67).


WEXFORD: A Masterson; R Tierney, N Rossiter, J Wadding; S Donohoe, G Molloy, A Flynn (0-1); S Byrne, B Malone (own goal, 1-0); T Rossiter, B Brosnan (0-3f), K Butler; C Lyng (0-5, 0-2f), M O’Regan, K O’Grady.

Subs: J Breen for Wadding (HT), E Nolan (0-1) for Byrne (HT), C Kehoe for Malone (HT), J Tubritt for O’Grady (61), P Byrne for O’Regan (61).



Scorers that day
M Lynch (0-6, 0-5f)    C O’Boyle (0-3)    B Herron (0-2, 0-1f)     D Heavron (0-1)    L McGoldrick (0-1)    C McAtamney (0-1)    E Lynn (0-1)    E Bradley (0-1f),
Who scored the other 1-03 for Derry Toby?

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General discussion / Re: Elections North and South
« on: May 28, 2019, 10:13:03 AM »
Is there anywhere you can see the breakdown of transfers? I thought I read that alliance got huge transfers from SDLP first preference voters, but can't find this info?

Yeah, it's all out there.

SDLP transfers:

Alliance - 46.453
SF - 24,236
TUV - 225
Non Transferable - 7,675
Cheers Oakleaf. Do you have a link for the rest of the figures? Thanks

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General discussion / Re: Elections North and South
« on: May 28, 2019, 08:20:30 AM »
Is there anywhere you can see the breakdown of transfers? I thought I read that alliance got huge transfers from SDLP first preference voters, but can't find this info?

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The simple question today (this very day) is what is the point of voting SF?

NI has to be made work- can anybody sincerely say that SF or DUP is the best way to make NI work? The future can start now if people would only wake up to it
I dont buy in to that. People have tried to make it work for 100 years and it has failed. Many nationalists at this stage cant even buy in to the idea of wanting it to work. It is by every definition a failed state.

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General discussion / Re: Teachers get it handy!
« on: May 01, 2019, 09:10:43 PM »
Angelo. You have absolutely no idea what you are talking about in 11 years in the profession I met one person who got into teaching for the holidays. She lasted 2 years.
Plenty of teachers ‘suck it up’ and get in with it.
Ah Jesus Tonto. I find that hard to believe. I made a comment earlier about the same thing. Albeit they would all be mid 30s or younger but nearly all them said they took up teaching because of the holidays. I don't share most of Angelos views. But I do agree with him on that point, and it is an issue.

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General discussion / Re: Teachers get it handy!
« on: May 01, 2019, 03:24:08 PM »

She still brings marking home, still has classes and subjects to teach and under the same pressure to get results but for lesser money than a civil servant doing 9-5

A civil sevrant will probably be have about twice the standard working hours in a year as a teacher and to which grades of civil servant do you refer to? Entry level civil servants?
I would severely doubt that.  Teachers get around 12 - 13 weeks off a year admittedly, but many would work a significant number of hours  during those weeks off.  Given that many teachers would generally working 55 hours or so in any given week, not sure where you are getting your figures from.

Teachers are not working 55 hours a week, I've lived with them, I know some. This is the type of myths perpetuated by them and their associates to garner sympathy but it's a complete untruth.
Some are
Working with children is very tiring.
Dealing with the parents can be a misery.
Down here we seem to have a new initiative for schools every month and generally all they do is cause hassle and take away from quality teaching time with the children.

Why do teachers think they are unique in having to deal with certain aspects of work which they find frustrating/counter productive? Teachers seem to benchmark workplace practices against their utopian view of what they feel should be an easy, well paid part time job with summers off every year. The sense of entitlement is off the chain.

You don't see many of them going for career changes and what does that tell you?

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2015/mar/31/four-in-10-new-teachers-quit-within-a-year

You don't think 40% is a lot? I have to say it sounds like there's an issue there whether it's to do with pay or conditions I wouldn't know. That kind of turnover is bad in any profession.

They are obviously quiting and going back into teaching, rather than taking on new career's  ::)

according to the your man
It says new teachers. I would imagine its because they cant get a permanent full time roll.

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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: May 01, 2019, 03:18:53 PM »
A quick look here can see some of the problems United have in terms of fitness

https://www.uefa.com/uefachampionsleague/season=2019/statistics/round=2000980/players/index.html

Martial's & don't make for good reading when compared against players in similar positions. Pogba's probably not as bad although if their were stats for sprints he'd be near the bottom of it, does more strolling about the pitch than most.

Been told those running stats improved when Ole took over.

Lukaku the fat ****, bottom of the second page. If it was a race to the chip shop he wouldn't be that slow.
https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwipx977mfrhAhUN3uAKHdCADMAQjhx6BAgBEAM&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dailymail.co.uk%2Fsport%2Ffootball%2Farticle-6748441%2FHow-Manchester-Uniteds-Romelu-Lukaku-lose-muscle-not-strength.html&psig=AOvVaw34_b57cULqS4QoHCSoF0AL&ust=1556795669336387

Why this constant shite that he is fat? He has bulked up too much but he is clearly not fat!



;D. Look at the pic ffs. Hes in good shape. Soccer players just don't need that much muscle mass. The pic of Lukaku btw, not cartman  ;D

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General discussion / Re: Teachers get it handy!
« on: May 01, 2019, 01:18:46 PM »
There was only one Teacher who made my life hell to the point of bullying. A real nasty piece of work and when the **** dies I'll throw a f**king party.
Teachers are a funny cliquey bunch. They all marry one another, it's like some sort of secret cult. I always professions who do that with suspicion. 

However most Teachers are good people and I think are paid a fair remuneration package. It's a recession proof career, guaranteed promotion, weekends off and great holidays. That can't be overlooked.
;D ;D ;D

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General discussion / Re: Teachers get it handy!
« on: May 01, 2019, 12:47:38 PM »
Id pay good teachers more. There is plenty of good teachers out there but there is plenty of woeful ones which drags the standard down and there doesn't seem to be anyway in differentiating between the two. When do you ever hear of a teacher being sacked or managed out of a job for performance related issues? Outside of gross misconduct they are virtually unsackable, which obviously leads to the problem that your unable to replace crap teachers with the good ones coming through. I know plenty of teachers, and every one of them to a man or woman when I asked them why they chose teaching, gave one of two answers. Either one of their parents were teachers and advised them to do it, or they said because of the holidays. That tells you something.

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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: May 01, 2019, 12:16:36 PM »
A quick look here can see some of the problems United have in terms of fitness

https://www.uefa.com/uefachampionsleague/season=2019/statistics/round=2000980/players/index.html

Martial's & don't make for good reading when compared against players in similar positions. Pogba's probably not as bad although if their were stats for sprints he'd be near the bottom of it, does more strolling about the pitch than most.

Been told those running stats improved when Ole took over.

Lukaku the fat ****, bottom of the second page. If it was a race to the chip shop he wouldn't be that slow.
https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwipx977mfrhAhUN3uAKHdCADMAQjhx6BAgBEAM&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dailymail.co.uk%2Fsport%2Ffootball%2Farticle-6748441%2FHow-Manchester-Uniteds-Romelu-Lukaku-lose-muscle-not-strength.html&psig=AOvVaw34_b57cULqS4QoHCSoF0AL&ust=1556795669336387

Why this constant shite that he is fat? He has bulked up too much but he is clearly not fat!

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: April 02, 2019, 12:30:57 PM »
Upshot of the GFA was that Northern Irish residents could choose to be either British or Irish or both - that was the essential fudge that got it over the line. With Brexit that now changes to being British or European or both.

If a hard border materialises (and whilst I'd say the odds of it appearing are slightly increasing, the odds of it being permanent are vanishingly small) than the first thing that will happen is that NI nationalists will sue for their rights as European citizens, which were guaranteed under the GFA. Than you would have the spectacle of HM Government defending itself for repudiating a treaty it signed and ratified under international law. It won't go that far, even in a world of Trump, Johnson and disrespect for institutions. The pendulum swings slow but it does swing, and a revitalised international system a la the post WWII settlement may just be the result of all the facist flirtations of the past decade. And the UN won't want a permanent member of the security council reneging on UN registered treaties.

The "backstop" is a fact. The DUP are now prepared to sacrifice Brexit to maintain the Union. The irony here is delicious - if the DUP support a no-deal Brexit, they precipitate a border poll. If they support a soft Brexit, they risk being knifed in the back by the ERG and cut adrift by the Conservatives, and facing the possibility of the most left wing and republican-sympathetic Prime Minister ever - who might just call a border poll.

It is remarkable that the only principled stand they could have made, was also the one that was most effective for protecting the status quo - opposing Brexit from the outset. They took Arron Bank's soup despite knowing that leaving the EU, in any form, was poisonous for NI business and agriculture and they did it because they could foresee no consequences - Brexit would be defeated but they would be poster children for the burgeoning far right with dark money for all. Unfortunately for them, they won. And now they are squirming.

If I was Sinn Fein, I wouldn't be doing anything. When your opponents are setting themselves on fire, do not hand them a bucket of water. Theresa May said last week that NI was unprepared for a hard Brexit because of the lack of an assembly. The DUP cried foul straight away. Because they know what it coming. There will be a reckoning after all this is over, and the hegemony the Unionists currently enjoy in NI because of their numbers in Westminster will come to an end, and the Tories will be looking for any scape goat they can find.

Stay out of the way and let them at it.
Excellent post

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