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General discussion / Re: Things that make you go What the F**k?
« on: June 14, 2019, 03:32:27 PM »
How people are so anti-sinn Fein they criticise them over something that would actually benefit them and their local community, just to get a dig in  :o

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General discussion / Re: TV Show recommendations
« on: June 06, 2019, 01:07:30 PM »
Theres no place like Tyrone!!! Give me strength.
Did anyone watch this? I never watched a bigger pile of dung in my life  :o
Never seen a bigger pile of shite in my life. Must need to be Protestant to find it funny

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GAA Discussion / Re: Would you be in favour of a second tier?
« on: June 06, 2019, 11:14:06 AM »
We could maybe just focus on targeting ďweakerĒ counties for increased financing, underage coaching, infrastructure etc rather than just chopping and changing and deluding ourselves into thinking this will make everything rosey. How is a perennial division 4 team ever going to get better if the best they can come up against is a division 4 team in some Mickey Mouse Tommy Murphy mkII?

Yeah, do the same at club level also. I can just imagine ogra colmcille and magilligan taking on slaughtneil and ballinderry in the derry championship if they had a bit more coaching. Some people on here are nuts. Why not just give counties tiers that they have a realistic chance to compete in and progress with a few matches rather than a competition where they have 2 matches every year with no chance of winning. Teams make progress in the league playing against teams their own level and then get thrown into the championship playing against teams 2 or 3 divisions above and get beaten by 20 points plus. All the development is wasted in one fell swoop. It's mad.
Aye well you may tell the boys in Derry city theyíre wasting their time then!  ::)

If there is an appetite for these elitist proposals among the weaker counties then Iíll support them. This notion of giving the weak counties a wee to cup to play for cos theyíre gonna get hammered is the wrong approach. Weíve already heured ourselves out to Sky tv and along with the super 8s this is just another commercially motivated proposal to get the shite counties out of the road

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GAA Discussion / Re: Would you be in favour of a second tier?
« on: June 05, 2019, 02:58:19 PM »
We could maybe just focus on targeting ďweakerĒ counties for increased financing, underage coaching, infrastructure etc rather than just chopping and changing and deluding ourselves into thinking this will make everything rosey. How is a perennial division 4 team ever going to get better if the best they can come up against is a division 4 team in some Mickey Mouse Tommy Murphy mkII?

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GAA Discussion / Re: Armagh v Cavan (Sun - 02-06-19) Clones
« on: June 03, 2019, 10:12:58 AM »
The players lined up for the throw in, McVeety put out his hand to shake hands with Morgan and got a shoulder to the chest for his troubles so Dara gave him a few shoves in return. Morgan then fouled McVeety trying to go through him on the ground and Cavan got a score from the free. Then in response to more pulling and dragging off the ball Dara pushed him and Morgan pushed Dara in the face, inexplicably got a yellow and he got moved off him and then subbed when it was clear he was a walking liability. And of course you go to the umpire when you've just been struck in the face, you're entitled to look for fair play from the officials.

But yes, McVeety should cut out the crap....

As for saying Grimley went to kick the ball as McKiernan dived on it, since when does a player draw the boot on a ball loose ball instead of going to win it? He deliberately drew the boot on it because he saw McKiernan going to win it, clearly deliberate dangerous play.

The Sunday game are commending Armagh for defensive discipline and you're admitting that they had 1 deserved red and could have easily had 2 more. Interesting indeed.

If you think Grimley deliberately went to hurt McKernan you are way out of line. Jamie Clarke drew the boot on the ball in front of goal - who was he trying to hurt?

As for the comments on the reds I was trying to give a view on what is possible and not what I thought was correct.

He doesn't need to try to hurt him for it to be red. He needs to put him in danger, which he did. He drew the boot on the ball when he saw McKiernan was diving for it, could have caught him in the head. Should have been a red.
tbf westside the same could be said for the two challenges on burns one of which resulted in stitches and concussion. it was obvious both times that he was being taken out.
as the guys say we all see what we want to see.
decent game, draw was a fair result and for me both sending offs were correct.
your number 11 could have seen red earlier for the smack on shields which was straight across from where i was sitting and was uncalled for as both guys weren`t at any shananigans.
Yeah I think I saw McVeety throw an elbow as itís not often Shields loses his cool. Would need to watch the match coverage again later though. Cavan are the perennial yaps though ;)

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GAA Discussion / Re: Armagh v Cavan (Sun - 02-06-19) Clones
« on: June 03, 2019, 10:11:40 AM »
Think some of the Armagh forwards were starting to believe their own hype so hopefully yesterday brought a few of them back down to earth. Really a game Armagh should have won, chances werenít taken that should have been, numerical advantage as well as on the scoreboard but somehow let slip. Cavan to me are really well organised and seemed to have a spare man when down to 14 whereas Armagh looked reluctant to push on and break tackles when the game was in the melting pot; felt we had to  try and peg on another score to put more daylight between the sides when four points up. Didnít see the point in bringing on Murnin if they werenít going to play any ball into him. Donaghy is an eejit, donít know what he was thinking and is lucky Cavan didnít get a point as a result. Kickouts need worked on as does the throw in. James Morgan and one or two others  need to be more disciplined, especially in the face of provocation from Cavan players.

On the positive side of things we live to fight another day. Mackey when he came on was outstanding finding space to shoot and nearly won the game for Cavan, however When they had that momentum plenty of fight was shown and we managed to keep them out. Thought Stefan Campbell was unlucky to be subbed off as he seemed to be the only one wanting to drive at the Cavan defence and take men on, seemed refreshed when he came back on again though. Jarly Og put in a good performance as did Jemar Hall and Aidan Nugent. Itís difficult to call a winner, Cavan on paper will be favourites for the replay but if Armagh can tidy up a bit at the back and be a tad more adventurous up front then who knows

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General discussion / Re: Things I do not understand
« on: June 01, 2019, 12:02:45 AM »
Israel, getting away with what it gets away with

Cos all the Western establishments and media have made a deliberate decision not to bring attention to Israel's genocidal crimes.  Shameful.
Why though? Is there some big Jewish conspiracy? How can one country be allowed to continue in such a way with minimal sanctions? Why canít stuff like this be questioned without being ďanti-Semitic?Ē

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GAA Discussion / Re: Would you be in favour of a second tier?
« on: May 31, 2019, 03:29:17 PM »
provincials are glorified friendly tournaments if tyrone never won an ulster title again but won all irelands no one would really care
If Cavan win Ulster this year the whole County will care an awful lot.
As would Armagh.

Iím all for change myself, change back to straight knock out provincial and All Ireland series

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GAA Discussion / Re: Would you be in favour of a second tier?
« on: May 28, 2019, 07:48:57 PM »
Roscommon, Cavan, Monaghan, Fermanagh, Leitrim, Longford get f all funding yet with much smaller populations are consistently better than Antrim at football.
Does that not tell you something? A county containing Ireland’s second city is struggling and has been for decades. Too much potential and it isn’t being harnessed
My comment was in relation to someone saying Antrim would have had great teams if they'd got loads of funding like Dublin.
Where did anyone say this?

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GAA Discussion / Re: Would you be in favour of a second tier?
« on: May 28, 2019, 03:01:05 PM »
Introducing a second tier is nothing more than a knee-jerk reaction to a problem that has been simmering for the best part of a decade. The best teams are getting better and the bottom teams are staying stagnant. Making the poorer teams continue to play each other however is not going to improve matters. Just because the Leinster championship has become a perennial turkey shoot for Dublin does not mean the GAA has to revamp the whole All Ireland series.

Focus needs to be on improving the weaker counties through investment: coaching, infrastructure and centres of excellence. Why can small counties like Fermanagh (or Monaghan even) fulfil their potential and to an extent be competitive but other counties canít?

How dare you think rationally, GL!

Youíre right though. When you analyse it, the revamp is actually a diversion from the GAA failures to fund smaller counties. Take Antrim: why werenít they funded in the same way Dublin were? They were always the underdog, but with funding they could be in the top half each season. You seen what Bradley did with them, so the potential is there. But according to HQ, nah theyíre just shite, put them in tier 2, or 3.

And when tier 1 and 2 gets going, the lacking of funding to these smaller counties will be ignored. Antrim/Leitrim/Wicklow etc will forever be in 2 or 3, and the GAA wonít be helping them do anything about it.
Antrim is a great example, huge potential in terms of population and while there is some work going on itís nowhere near enough and nothing compared to the money pumped into Dublin GAA. The football team is struggling and the hurlers havenít reached the level they were once at, probably one of the few counties though to win an All Ireland club at both senior football and hurling in the last ten years? So itís not like the club scene is particularly weak. Having Casement Park, an institute of Ulster football and hurling left to rot wouldnít happen in Kerry, Mayo or Tyrone

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GAA Discussion / Re: Would you be in favour of a second tier?
« on: May 28, 2019, 02:03:46 PM »
Introducing a second tier is nothing more than a knee-jerk reaction to a problem that has been simmering for the best part of a decade. The best teams are getting better and the bottom teams are staying stagnant. Making the poorer teams continue to play each other however is not going to improve matters. Just because the Leinster championship has become a perennial turkey shoot for Dublin does not mean the GAA has to revamp the whole All Ireland series.

Focus needs to be on improving the weaker counties through investment: coaching, infrastructure and centres of excellence. Why can small counties like Fermanagh (or Monaghan even) fulfil their potential and to an extent be competitive but other counties canít?

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General discussion / Re: Lurgan
« on: May 28, 2019, 12:13:09 PM »
Including very recently over the soldier F banner


Good work by the young team taking it down and putting a match to it.

There was a revenge attack in Kilwilkie last night. Ones from the other end paint bombed the Republican murals and the Easter Rising monument thing at the bottom of the road.

Is there a bigger kip anywhere in the North?
Is there a bigger stoop snob anywhere in the north?

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General discussion / Re: Lurgan
« on: May 27, 2019, 03:03:17 AM »
Nope, didn't sign anything, we were just going to exchange and complete on the same day.  I've a brother in law at the bar who advised me, he's done plenty of property work - we could give a partial completion argument a bit of a go, but unlikely to be successful, just wrack up costs.

We were never asked for a deposit (strange for a new-build) and it suited us as the OH was always suspicious.  We suspect it's mainly greed - there's a bit of momentum in the development and we struck a price last year so he probably thinks he can better it.

But to happen two days before we planned to move in is just cruel!  This company has plenty of houses to sell around Lurgan so just wanted to warn others.

Forget Lurgan, can't believe that you would even think of buying there.

Take your money, add a little more or downsize slightly and move the Moira/Magheralin and you have a village area with access to M1 and the train.  Belfast in 22 minutes by train from Moira.
Ask the good folk in Moira about their rush hour traffic.. ask them how they enjoy standing for 20mins every morning on their 22 minute commute, thatís if they can even get on the train that is... or if they can get parked in the morning...cos you know the station isnít actually in the village...

Seriously I know Lurgan gets a bad rep but itís not like itís Beirut. And the area Rois was moving to is really nice.

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General discussion / Re: Things that make you go What the F**k?
« on: May 25, 2019, 01:06:54 PM »
Is this not one of those gimmick type swings you get in nightclubs rather than one youíd get in a play park? I think Ollies in Belfast have one... the brass neck of your woman, then again she is Fine Gael so there is no surprise there. Rejected the hotels cheque to cover medical costs. Iím all for people seeking compensation they are entitled to but when itís a result of their own clumsiness or idiocy I have no sympathy

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General discussion / Re: Elections North and South
« on: May 23, 2019, 06:04:56 PM »
The condescension from some posters in this thread is making me lol.

Moving the moral high ground to Olympus ... and beyoooooooonnnnnddddd
Aye itís shocking. But again itís just shinner bashing no matter how people try to dress it up. Letís look at Naomi Long, did she not as an MP vote in favour of airstrikes in the Middle East? yet people are trying to decide between her and Eastwood. Realistically, if youíre opposed to violence itís a no brainer...

Sure itís easy to dismiss criticism of Shinner bashing. Is John Finucane being bashed? Maybe he has that bit more ability. Andersonís political track record does get challenged for a reason

As far as I recall Long voted against Syrian strikes but for Iraqi strikes and was able to link that differential to conditions on the ground and options available within the timescale. She made the point that strikes alone were insufficient. The 40 odd MPs to vote against what alternatives did they point to and how would they have addressed the mass slaughter being perpetuated by IS?
Yes he got bashed quite publicly in the wake of becoming Lord Mayor by a so-called journalist/author promptly followed by a loyalist death threat.

I donít think the UK has any business in the Middle East full stop so Iíd prefer an MP that voted against all forms of military attacks abroad.

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