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GAA Discussion / Re: GAA Response to Coronavirus
« on: May 27, 2020, 06:27:29 PM »
+2

Great post Sid. Exactly my thinking as well.

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General discussion / Re: Running
« on: May 26, 2020, 10:33:42 PM »
Mix and match. I do that depending on mood. Walk, run, sprint, walk... etc.

Some days I can’t be arsed and mixing it up gets me through it. Other days I go at a steady pace most of the way through.

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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: May 26, 2020, 08:40:04 PM »
Ah we'll continue the theme, today is the day of all days  8)

https://youtu.be/LC_f9CB1Pmg

I have several stories relating to '99 but I'll tell this one. I was at the match and in the delirium after the final whistle we missed our coach back to Salou. We weren't that arsed and spent several brilliant hours tipping in and out of bars and cafes around Las Ramblas and enjoying the singsong with the throngs of United fans. About 3AM there was the dawning realization that we were 50/60 miles from our beds.

Taxis were as rare as hens teeth with thousands in the same boat as us but a local driver saw an opportunity and negotiated a fee of about 150 to take us to Salou. Four weary lads got into his car with me in the front. The three in the back promptly fell asleep and as we drove out onto the motorway I noticed Pedro's driving getting more and more erratic. He kept driving over the rumble strips, he was falling asleep too!!!! I thought fcuk this we're going to all die on the greatest night of our life's. My Spanish was as good as his English so conversation was out the window. I eventually woke the boys in the back and we sang Utd and rebel songs the whole way to Salou to keep the fcuker awake.

Anyway four bedraggled guys landed at the hotel in Salou about 5AM. The night porter must have took pity on us and produced a case of beer from somewhere and we watched the sunrise sipping beer on a balcony overlooking the sea. Good times  8)

Often wondered did the taxi man make it back to Barcelona in one piece  ;D

Great story hard to believe its 21 years ago today.

I re-watched the full match on Manunited.com recently while Bayern had two good opportunities to get a 2nd goal (post and crossbar saved United) the view from many non United fans that Bayern outplayed United was a total myth.

I’m not sure if Bayern outplayed United, but they had far more chances to score. United were poor, and I’m not sure if they created any clear cut chances, and never looked like creating anything. I just thought it was going to be one of those nights were nothing really clicked.

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: May 26, 2020, 04:52:34 PM »
Milan reached 3 champions league finals between 2003 and 2007, winning 2. They also reached the Q/F and S/F the other 2 years

United also reached 3 finals from 2007-2011. And one QF and a semi in the other two years too.

Only for meeting that Barca team in two finals, they could have had 3 titles.

Or zero if John Terry hadn't tripped on his arse.

Yup, that too.

Fine margins and all that.

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: May 26, 2020, 04:35:22 PM »
Milan reached 3 champions league finals between 2003 and 2007, winning 2. They also reached the Q/F and S/F the other 2 years

United also reached 3 finals from 2007-2011. And one QF and a semi in the other two years too.

Only for meeting that Barca team in two finals, they could have had 3 titles.

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General discussion / Re: Things that make you go What the F**k?
« on: May 26, 2020, 12:29:42 PM »
The cliffs at Dún Aonghasa on Innismore would scare the bejaysus out of ye.

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: May 26, 2020, 09:22:58 AM »
The Guardian’s Football Weekly podcast covered this final recently. Good listen, even for non Liverpool fans.

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: May 26, 2020, 12:08:19 AM »
I remember flying back home on the night of the 2005 CL final. Remember a wee TV in the waiting area, could hardly see anything, but at half time it was 3-0 and I thought, well I suppose I won’t miss much in the second half while I’m in the air. Match as good as over.

Landed, and made it home avoiding final score. Knew the full match was on again later that night so thought, I’ll stay up and catch the goals. Got into bed, and watched it get back to 3-3. Thought Liverpool were in the ascendancy and might win it, as plenty of time left. But once Dudek made that double save in ET, I says ‘name on the trophy’. I just knew they weren’t going to lose it.

Heard it said recently Milan better team most of the match. Liverpool were the best team for 6 minutes. But those 6 minutes were enough to win it. Can’t remember if that was the case, but they won it anyway. Fair fucks, it’s all about winning, no matter how it’s done.

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True but the current thing is a unique specimen.

That he surely is, but he's only a puppet for powerful forces pushing this agenda.

Exactly. He’s there to serve the interests of the top 0.1%

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This will end when the single cell organism is removed from the White House.

Do you think past presidents were any different? Or future presidents?

None of them are put there to look after the common man.

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Another thing I can’t understand is the amount of streets in Dublin in particular, that are still named after English dukes, princes or politicians. What the feck is that all about?!

The same with Nelson standing for nearly 50 years in the capitals Main Street. It should have been wired it with explosives, as the Brits were leaving to catch the boat.
Quite right!

Let's eliminate every English name about the place.

Then eliminate their language entirely, make everyone speak Irish.

"Tá an stair marbh, déanaimis dul ar ais chuig Year Zero!"

[Alternatively, we could just go back to discussing the myriad Irish names which have a nice ring to them]

I didn’t say to eliminate the English language. It’s just strange that you would continue to retain names adapted by the oppressor of hundreds of years. Places named after English Earls, Dukes, Queens, Lords etc. It’s like some sort of street naming Stockholm Syndrome.

Anyway...

(Yes, let’s) ;)

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General discussion / Re: Lockdown
« on: May 24, 2020, 05:45:25 PM »
Mac, I heard of this sort of carry on during lockdown. It doesn’t surprise me it seems to be rife now. Fuckin idiots

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Townlands of my grandparents.

Derryneskin (Doire Naoscán - Oakwood of the snipes)
Derrinraw (Doire an Rátha - Oakwood of the Rath)
Dernasell West (Doire na Saille Thair - Oakwood of the salted meat)
Cushenny (Cúil Sionnaigh - Corner of the fox)

Fantastic.

Mines would be 

Edenballymore x2( Eadán An Bhealaigh Mhór- Brow Of the Main Road. Bogside is in this townland and it is not Eadán An Bhaile Mhór as most people claim)
Coshquin(Cois Caoine-Next to the pleasent water)
Creggan(An Cregáin- Stony Place).

All Derry City townlands. Creggan which I mention above isnt actually where the present estate is, it is where Glenowen is today. The creggan estate is made up of Glassagh , Ballymagowan and Edenballymore.

Derry city on the westbank  was part of Inishowen long before modern borders.



+1 to the fantastic comment.

Mine would be:
Farrandeelin (Fearann Díleann - townland of the floods)
Knockmore (Cnoc Mór - big hill)
Lisaniska (Lios an Uisce - fort of the water)
Rinmore (Rinn Mór - the big promontory)

PS, why did towns change* their Irish names?
Nás na Ríogh has a nicer ring to it than An Nás, likewise Gort Inse Ghluaire instead of An Gort.

They didnt change them, the british sent a guy around surveying the place names of Ireland. It was a good piece of work too as he recorded both the Irish name but also an anglicised name for the town. Over time as the mother tongue was lost the anglicised name came to the forefront. The real question is why did governments from 1922 to today not revert back. As I said earlier, I would rather see all our town names in Irish in big writing with the english version underneath in smaller writing. That would do more to promote the language than most efforts in my lifetime.

Anyway, for those interested watch this show which i thought was very interesting..

https://www.rte.ie/player/series/creedon-s-atlas-of-ireland/SI0000005960?epguid=IH000379664

Yeah I agree.

Another thing I can’t understand is the amount of streets in Dublin in particular, that are still named after English dukes, princes or politicians. What the feck is that all about?!

The same with Nelson standing for nearly 50 years in the capitals Main Street. It should have been wired it with explosives, as the Brits were leaving to catch the boat.

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General discussion / Re: Sinn Fein? They have gone away, you know.
« on: May 23, 2020, 11:56:17 PM »
Jim Wells and Gavin Robinson trying to rewrite GFA at the minute, saying any Irish identity or citizenship someone born in the North has is merely in addition to their Britishness.
Gavin Robinson is correct, this has been discussed other threads here.
It is the British Nationality Act 1981 which defines citizenship inside the UK. Afaiu,  that 1981 act would need to be updated to incorporate any GFA clause on nationality or identity or citizenship .

As it stands now, to take a simple example
A NI born footballer qualifies to play for the IFA team only due to their British nationality.
the same footballer qualifies to play for the FAI only  due to their Irish nationality.

The part in this dual nationality issue that puzzles me is that Emma DeSouza  was correctly  recognised as being a British national because she did not go through the process of giving up her British nationality,  however the Home Office did not recognise her as being a British citizen because she did not have a British passport.
They said she had to apply for a passport in order to be regarded as a British citizen.

But the the 1981  British Nationality Act clearly states "A person born in the United Kingdom or in a qualifying territory shall be a British citizen"
It says nothing about having to have a British passport in order to be recognised as a citizen by the Home Office..

So basically, the thing in the GFA about being in the north and being an Irish citizen, is absolutely meaningless?

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General discussion / Re: Lockdown
« on: May 23, 2020, 04:43:50 PM »
The virus has apparently brought forward online shopping by 5 years. Not a healthy situation for the already crippled town centres and local shops

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