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longballin

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Norn Iron gets the chop at GAA game
« on: September 13, 2016, 12:10:07 AM »
Advertising banner with map of 'six counties' removed at GAA game  :) ... thoughts... one at a time please...
http://www.irishnews.com/news/2016/09/12/news/banners-with-northern-ireland-map-removed-at-gaa-match-690737/

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Re: Norn Iron gets the chop at GAA game
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2016, 12:31:31 AM »
Coat trailing.
If at first you don't succeed, then goto Plan B

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Re: Norn Iron gets the chop at GAA game
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2016, 12:52:29 AM »

Fair enough. The complainant had a point

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Re: Norn Iron gets the chop at GAA game
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2016, 10:06:33 AM »
A bit stupid of donnellys. Would be ok at a saccar match...
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Re: Norn Iron gets the chop at GAA game
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2016, 10:35:25 AM »
Bit stupid, I'm sure there are many references to NI when it comes to plaques, posters for funding etc so why not remove them too? Here's a local company pumping money into Armagh and Tyrone football and a few thin skinned tyronies get all sensitive over a advertisement. Jesus wept

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Re: Norn Iron gets the chop at GAA game
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2016, 10:43:04 AM »
It may seem thin skinned, but if there were similar hoardings omitting the 6 counties at championships elsewhere in Ulster or further south, I think we'd find it a lot easier to see the issue.

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Re: Norn Iron gets the chop at GAA game
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2016, 10:45:33 AM »
If the NI map had been removed, there's still a problem with the .co.uk bit.

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Re: Norn Iron gets the chop at GAA game
« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2016, 11:12:32 AM »
It may seem thin skinned, but if there were similar hoardings omitting the 6 counties at championships elsewhere in Ulster or further south, I think we'd find it a lot easier to see the issue.
What exactly is the issue?

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Re: Norn Iron gets the chop at GAA game
« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2016, 11:33:29 AM »
The issue is the depiction of northern ireland as a separate entity. If there is one organisation under which this shouldn't take place, its the GAA, given that its aims are to strengthen a 32 county national identity.

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Re: Norn Iron gets the chop at GAA game
« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2016, 11:38:58 AM »

So does that mean that the GAA can't take grants from Stormont or by extension the 26 Co Dept of Sport?
Do MLAs get let into Gaelic games in the 6 Cos?
Did the Galballyites hear of the Good Friday Agreement?

Shades of removing Dúbhglás De hÍde as a patron back in the day.
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Re: Norn Iron gets the chop at GAA game
« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2016, 11:44:56 AM »
None of that follows.

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Re: Norn Iron gets the chop at GAA game
« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2016, 11:58:10 AM »

So does that mean that the GAA can't take grants from Stormont or by extension the 26 Co Dept of Sport?
Do MLAs get let into Gaelic games in the 6 Cos?
Did the Galballyites hear of the Good Friday Agreement?

Shades of removing Dúbhglás De hÍde as a patron back in the day.

The GAA’s official guide says that the association “is a national organisation which has as its basic aim the strengthening of the national identity in a 32 county Ireland through the preservation and promotion of Gaelic games and pastimes”.

Above is correct. The principles of the GAA trump whatever money is thrown at it. Galbally member was right to remove them.

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Re: Norn Iron gets the chop at GAA game
« Reply #12 on: September 13, 2016, 12:15:34 PM »
The dreary steeples.........
That oul' principle fair goes out the window when the oul £s are being applied for and accepted from Sportni ;)
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Re: Norn Iron gets the chop at GAA game
« Reply #13 on: September 13, 2016, 12:19:04 PM »
'The dreary steeples...' wtf do you be on about? Appropriate person for you to be quoting tho, I have to say.

You should try to engage your brain the odd time tho.

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Re: Norn Iron gets the chop at GAA game
« Reply #14 on: September 13, 2016, 12:24:24 PM »

So does that mean that the GAA can't take grants from Stormont or by extension the 26 Co Dept of Sport?
Do MLAs get let into Gaelic games in the 6 Cos?
Did the Galballyites hear of the Good Friday Agreement?

Shades of removing Dúbhglás De hÍde as a patron back in the day.

Club member has an issue with a map on display. Have a little bit of perspective.