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GAA Discussion / Re: 2018 Ulster Club Minor Tournament
« on: December 18, 2018, 11:05:37 AM »
Not at all. Fact is it’s a meaningless competition which is really badly run at a venue and time which are both totally unsuitable. I remember when our team lost in the final they were put out of the dressing room and  made stand out in a sleet storm to watch the presentation. Some of the lads were just in their football socks. It was shocking. Obviously you guys are on a high cos you’re still in it, and good luck to you. It’s many years since we were there and I still remember it vividly so awful was it.

Better luck next year!

Excellent lad, well done

GAA Discussion / Re: McKenna Cup 2019
« on: December 06, 2018, 03:28:26 PM »
who are they playing on the 15th and where?

General discussion / Re: Belfast
« on: November 27, 2018, 01:44:07 PM »
Great thread, some good memories.

From the 04-08 vintage.

Someone mentioned The Egg there, not a great spot at all I'm afraid - Tonic Wine from the Optics....a crater on the actual floor of the bar. Dodgy Combo.

Temps.....Not a many turned it down at 0300. Esperantos....dear me, some feast of whatever that actually was....

No idea why Renshaws closed, it was a money magnet - but I think it bore the brunt of a lot of the antics around that time, it was at it's height one night the Holylands went a bit mad after a BBC documentary, if I mind right Alex Maskey was on top of a car pleading for calm....obviously he was shook off it. Mess altogether. Things were pretty messy at that time. St Patricks day was a disgrace for all of my time there. I didn't bother going down for it in final year.

Skye £1 a drink was a bit of mess too. Great craic if you could get in and rightly tanked.

Do the Hatfield still slip out the old carry outs after hours? Used to be a great laugh at the time getting a carry out before a night out and then going to Hatfeld to get a carry out for the end of the night. Looking back now - slightly embarrassing.

Haven't been down in that part of Belfast in a lifetime - surprised Laverys is now the go to spot, wouldn't have phoned it back in the day.

yep still do, have availed of this service recently

General discussion / Re: Belfast
« on: November 27, 2018, 01:42:23 PM »
For some reason escaping me then and now The Elms was the place to go on a Thursday night, Blackthorn playing the same old dirge (badly) week in week out in a sweat box of a bar and fierce hard to pick up in.

I liked the old upstairs in the Bot with the bar in the middle, the dancefloor with the low roof, fair old craic in there most nights.
If you were refused entry then the Egg got a turn but it was slightly a classier joint back then and if the horn was really on then the Welly Park was the place to go for the older ladies who were looking a bit of company for the night.

Bob Cratchetts was some spot on the Monday night after the nurses got paid, fierce talent, looking to snare themselves a Doctor, so lies had to be told but the best I ever saw was two lads from home, one a farmer and the other a brickie telling these two they were a dentist and a Solicitor and the hands like shovels with ground in dirt. Worked for one, but not the other..
The Hatfield back then was only frequented by the locals and any strange faces were given a quare look, but that was not long after the Sean Grahams shootings. I remember the night the Ballynafeigh band and lodge were first refused entry over the bridge by the RUC, loads of students appeared out from the Holylands watching on the embankment. Turbulent times.

Grub wise Spuds was the first port of call rudely interrupted by the advent of McDonalds across the road but once that novelty wore off it was back to Spuds.
Abacus was a mighty chinese, but a treat as it was dear enough but Mama Mia pizza's on the Lisburn road was a staple diet, £270 for a 12" marguerita and 30p a topping thereafter.

That **** "Barry" and his rip off shop.....

there's a reason you could'nt pick up

General discussion / Re: Things that make you go What the F**k?
« on: November 14, 2018, 01:42:26 PM »
My own club’s crest has “Crom Abú” attached to it.

many moons ago, while waiting for a teacher to turn up in secondary school, myself and a fellow Rossa man looked up the meaning to the club motto, all we could find was that its an ancient Irish battle-cry, totally different from the direct translation  ::)

« on: November 12, 2018, 09:47:24 AM »
Whats the damage to Graffin? Will he be available for the semi-final?

« on: November 09, 2018, 02:11:38 PM »
Kevin Ryan has declined the Antrim hurling manager's position via his Twitter feed

Anyone else surprised by the selection committee?

On the juvenile structures, for the younger ones would it not make sense for NA to line up with primary school classes like everyone else seems to be doing?

who is on the selection committee?

General discussion / Re: Fionn's Caption Comp 9/11/18 - Back 2 The Backstop
« on: November 09, 2018, 09:35:42 AM »
"Theresa May said what????"

« on: November 07, 2018, 01:52:50 PM »
They were 6/4 this morning on Paddy power someones been reading the forum 😂

You’ve got to keep that stuff off line lol!

A great value bet is Keady tbh.. we’ll give it a lash and see but I’ve said before we’ve not beaten them.. see McCormack was on team of the week, he must be near my age !

He's not that old  ;D late 30's maybe.

He'd be 39-40.

Aye and MR2 is of a later vintage, a fine vintage all the same.   ;)

Don't think the bould PJ is with Keady this year, he was last year IIRC.

He's only a nipper ffs! Oh to be 39 or 40 again!

Can you remember that far back lad????

GAA Discussion / Re: Violence in Adult Club Football
« on: October 22, 2018, 11:05:06 AM »
On reflection, the ban fro next year's championship is quite lenient. Neither team would be serious contenders, nor be expected to progress far. With the back door, it's a loss of 2-3 games at most

My take also. Very lenient. Ban both clubs from every competition for the maximum period permitted. And ban identifiable individuals for the same length of time.

Very easy to do with few county men involved. (And, therein lies the real issue).

BTW, same punishment with recent rows in other counties, including my own.

Do the current rules allow this?

If they don't, they should be amended to do so. The Harps and RGU folk would think several times before jumping the wire again.

I don’t doubt it. But would the county board get away with it? Didn’t the GAA basically make up a rule for TMcCann after hair gate and that didn’t stick?

I could very safely take money from Powers on whether or not they will be banned from the championship, in fact ill guarantee they will be playing. The Ulster Council will not uphold the bans

« on: October 15, 2018, 08:57:16 AM »
Playwiththewind1st.  Wise up. Ref hadn’t a clue simple as that. One example. He gave a free for a throw ball from 20 yards away and directly behind the player. How would he see if the ball was thrown or hand passed. Plus he had to see through two other players.

how the hell can you comment on what the ref did or didn't see? have you some sort of technology that lets you do this?

GAA Discussion / Re: Row in Mayo LGFA
« on: October 10, 2018, 01:04:47 PM »
Looks like this fiasco has came to the most likely conclusion. I doubt the Mayo LGFA County Board ever thought they could hold onto the bans. Appealing it just prolonged the inconvenience for Carnacon. Players will think again about jumping ship from a Mayo Ladies team or trying to control its running's. A clear message of zero tolerance has been sent out. For those who have controlled it there will more than likely be no return. In the process they may have dragged a few innocent by-standers into the same situation.

You might also find that next year the county team could be short a few of its regular starters though

Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: October 04, 2018, 09:13:45 AM »
Hearing Cargin v St Gall's has been switched to Creggan....

Why was it changed?

General discussion / Re: Things that make you go What the F**k?
« on: October 02, 2018, 10:59:47 AM »
Drowning in plastic on BBC1 😳😡

scary and sad at the same time

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