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Hurling Discussion / Re: Hurling Championship 2019
« on: May 24, 2019, 02:27:17 PM »
I've been in O'Shea's company once at an event in Downpatrick and he's certainly different to any other coach I've ever listened to.

He's very much motivated by movement, creating space and decision making, not a cone in sight.
He is a really interesting person. It's a pity he didn't win an all Ireland with them when he was manager
he was a bit to loyal to underperforming players
he's probably better as a coach and coming up with solutions or game based training

Which is what you need in any successful team set up, trying to do it all or being very good in one area and lacking in another will eventually catch you out.

The bit in bold needs to be implemented from the start, once kids have an understanding of spacial awareness then game based training has to be employed. But the ball is fine as it is  ;)

f**k no, the ball needs a lump of lead put in it.................







Our reserves lost 8 bloody balls into the Newry canal the other week. Can't be at that week in week out.

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General discussion / Re: TV Show recommendations
« on: May 24, 2019, 12:02:35 PM »
Watching the second series of Killing Eve! Top notch

Is that on iplayer?

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: May 24, 2019, 12:02:00 PM »
In reality does it matter who gets the PM position? The only show in town is a no deal Brexit......and life will go on. I hope Jeremy Hunt gets it, IMHO he is the best of a very poor bunch......and 12/1😎

Sweet f**k, Hunt is probably the best of a very bad lot alright..

Boris the self serving Churchill wannabe
Mogg the taig doesn't seem interested in leadership, couldn't afford the paycut
Gove, another snivelling wee toad
Raab, another toff bollox who doesn't even understand how shipping from Dover to Calais works..


Jim Shannon for PM I say.

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: May 24, 2019, 10:42:40 AM »
Looks like today's the day this finally consumed Theresa, her resilience was impressive at least..if nothing else. Cant imagine the torys will vote for another who tries to save them for themselves. I'd say Gove or Raab are the most likely candidates. MPs wont let boris near it but well see. Another GE is on the cards this year
She promised her party that they could have their cake and eat it too, which could never happen and sheís paying the price.  She told them the UK will leave the CU but there will be no hard border, and DUP were assured there will be no Irish Sea border - if you leave the CU there has to be a border somewhere, simple.  She hadnít the nerve to face down one side or the other and now they are all eating her.

On the Peston show the other night there's real deep division in the Tory party over Boris it seems.

Rees Mogg is a fan, but you always get the notion that he's far too smart for his own good that lad and that he thinks he'll be able to pull Boris's strings in the background.
Johnny Mercer has fallen head on into the Boris cult and thinks he'll be great. Doesn't come across as the sharpest tool in the box.
The other Tory on was Dominic Greer and he couldn't hide his disdain for Boris.

The Tories are couped and Labour are that inept they cannot take advantage.

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Antrim / Re: ANTRIM HURLING
« on: May 24, 2019, 10:11:12 AM »
Going by the team sheets CíDall were missing a brave few. Iíd say there wasnít much sleep lost about beating Rossa by a few points. Itíll be a Dall or Dunloy victory again this year. Has Sean Delargy packed it in?

Hard to see Aaron Graffin back either considering he's just went through a kneecap operation.

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Hurling Discussion / Re: Hurling Championship 2019
« on: May 24, 2019, 10:08:10 AM »
I've been in O'Shea's company once at an event in Downpatrick and he's certainly different to any other coach I've ever listened to.

He's very much motivated by movement, creating space and decision making, not a cone in sight.


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General discussion / Re: Elections North and South
« on: May 23, 2019, 11:06:46 AM »
Martina Anderson, the IRA and her Disappeared Victims

https://irishpeaceprocess.blog/2019/05/20/martina-anderson-the-ira-and-her-disappeared-victims/


Is the author of the piece allowed to have his own "awakening" for his past misdeeds but Martina isn't?

Getting as bad as Jim Allister at this stage.

You can deflect by attacking me or the author but this is just facts about who she is and what her background is.

Who's attacking you?
General Lee above. See Jamie Bryson line - deflection.

Some facts and some conjecture in there and who doesn't know this at this stage in her political career?

Should Shane Paul O'Doherty be made walk around in sackcloth and ashes for his previous life as well as Martina?

So everyone knows. Deflection.
Your point about the author is pure whataboutery. He's not running for Election to the European parliament. Anderson should be held to a higher authority as she is.

Didn't see General Lee's comment and it's nothing to do with me.

Anderson doesn't shy away from her past and it's well documented for all to see.

Vote as you see fit Trailer.

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General discussion / Re: Elections North and South
« on: May 23, 2019, 10:59:11 AM »
Martina Anderson, the IRA and her Disappeared Victims

https://irishpeaceprocess.blog/2019/05/20/martina-anderson-the-ira-and-her-disappeared-victims/


Is the author of the piece allowed to have his own "awakening" for his past misdeeds but Martina isn't?

Getting as bad as Jim Allister at this stage.

I make no comment on the article or it author. But in respect of Andersonís violent history it has already been quoted here as a reason for voting for her. So which is it? Do we judge her on her violent past and afford her political credentials based on that or do we judge her on her abilities and track record as a politician? Iím happy to do the latter

I suppose like the rest of us you judge her as you see fit like we all do to people in public life you will vote accordingly.



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General discussion / Re: Elections North and South
« on: May 23, 2019, 10:45:47 AM »
Martina Anderson, the IRA and her Disappeared Victims

https://irishpeaceprocess.blog/2019/05/20/martina-anderson-the-ira-and-her-disappeared-victims/


Is the author of the piece allowed to have his own "awakening" for his past misdeeds but Martina isn't?

Getting as bad as Jim Allister at this stage.

You can deflect by attacking me or the author but this is just facts about who she is and what her background is.

Who's attacking you?

Some facts and some conjecture in there and who doesn't know this at this stage in her political career?

Should Shane Paul O'Doherty be made walk around in sackcloth and ashes for his previous life as well as Martina?


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General discussion / Re: Elections North and South
« on: May 23, 2019, 10:27:46 AM »
Martina Anderson, the IRA and her Disappeared Victims

https://irishpeaceprocess.blog/2019/05/20/martina-anderson-the-ira-and-her-disappeared-victims/


Is the author of the piece allowed to have his own "awakening" for his past misdeeds but Martina isn't?

Getting as bad as Jim Allister at this stage.

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General discussion / Re: Elections North and South
« on: May 22, 2019, 10:54:19 AM »
When you vote Tomorrow in the North there is only 1 Pro European Nationalist candidate on the ballot. Always was Pro European and always campaigned positively for Europe. And most importantly campaigned for a Remain vote in the Brexit referendum. Only 1 on the ballot. If you're a pro European Nationalist then Colum Eastwood should get your 1st preference.

It's only in recent years the SDLP have started playing the nationalist card and that will stick in the craw for some of us.
 
They'll still get on my ballot paper, but they've a bit of work to do to build on those nationalist credentials a bit more yet.

Far too quick to lie down to big house Unionism in the past. Too insignificant in recent years to matter.

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Antrim / Re: ANTRIM HURLING
« on: May 22, 2019, 10:47:43 AM »
Anyone at the Laois game? Hearing rave reports about their goalie but more to the point saves apart were we challenging them or were they too strong for us? Difficult competition and to be honest we're possibly at the lower end of the standard here so it was very important to beat Kerry. Not sure what to expect from Offaly game but Westmeath will be a big challenge.

Their goalie had an outstanding game, we had five goal chances in the second half but in reality more clinical finishes would have buried three of them and we missed three or four  scoreable frees, plus the penalty missed in first half.  Laois where way better than us all the same as they had less forced errors, better movement and more threatening forwards. Their number 12 played at FF and gave rocky a serious time with his movement and always first to the ball. Their other forwards made great space for him.
Truth be told it was all over at half time only Brennan emptied his bench and it could have back fired  if we took our chances but we didnít.

Over all it looked like what it was a div1 team giving a div2 team a lesson

On our match v ballycran yesterday, the next time an ATM gets hit they might lift our forwards because that was Daylight Robbery in the last minute 😂😂😂
Maybe karma for they done a Feirce yapping about wides and frees and stuff, still felt sorry for them (sort of).

Careful now or Owen Elliott will be getting a letter from them about how hard done by they are.....

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Hurling Discussion / Re: Hurling Championship 2019
« on: May 22, 2019, 10:28:36 AM »
Odds I found today, 21 May:

Tipp 11/4

Cork Galway Limerick all 9/2

Kilkenny 5/1

Clare 13/2

Wexford 20/1

Dublin 33/1

Thereís a bit of value to be had with KK

I can see a semi-final in them TBF. Not sure thereafter.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Down v Armagh (Park Esler 16:00) 19/05/2019
« on: May 20, 2019, 10:53:13 AM »
Indeed. And we gave you Greg Blaney!

There's also a bit of Tyrone in Greg.

Square ball can correct me.

I'd expect McGeeney to get the same as wee Davy Fitz did a few years back when he dunted the Tipp lad.

A wee spell in the stands.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Would you be in favour of a second tier?
« on: May 16, 2019, 10:33:47 AM »
I'm amazed at how many people try to compare these proposals with the club tiered system or, now, the EFL Championship.

The major difference is that all 32 counties have for over a hundred years been allowed to play in this current format. Half of them are now, in a roundabout way, being relegated from this structure when they haven't warranted relegation because no relegation has ever existed.

If the stakeholders from these counties want to go down this road then that's fair enough, I think they should be allowed to, once they all have their say; players, supporters etc.

But the whole "it works at club level" bit is irrelevant for me as you're not comparing like with like.

That horse has already bolted when a lot of these same counties voted for the tiering in the hurling championship.

They'd be hypocrites to then not vote for tiering in the football.

But learn lessons from where hurling went wrong and ensure it's hard written into the competition that the finals are played on the AI semi-final days.

The tiering in the hurling was brilliant until they moved us out of Croke Park on a big occasion

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