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« Reply #240 on: July 12, 2017, 11:47:05 PM »
They marched through Kilrea today, the town 80% catholic, of course Mr bright didn't bother to check where the parades where at and it took 45 mins and a 10mile diversion to get to my house in the town, f**king crazy stuff. Now its a  tolerate town, never any hassle outside of the John Dallat thing, which did happen.  but this (3000+) marching when hardly any are from the town or anywhere f**king near it for that matter is just to annoy the locals. No other reason.

PS its f**king worked

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« Reply #241 on: July 12, 2017, 11:54:41 PM »
Thoroughly enjoyable highlights presentation on BBC WS there.

Presenter Helen Mark did a lovely job and I could just see her fitting in perfectly as presenter of something like the Balmoral festival - it's an absolute disgrace that it's not covered live anymore.

Orangemen are often unfairly characterised as dour and humourless, so it was interesting and perhaps surprising to see that all the banners on show had "LOL" written on them. They've certainly also showed that they are up to date with the age of social media too.

I see "KAT" was written on a lot of the bonfires yesterday and I can only agree with that sentiment - as a Dub, I think Kildare are t**sers too.

Surely there's obvious sponsorship tie in for Club Orange with the Twelfth. Or would that be corporatising things too much?

What a pity the Linfield-Celtic match couldn't have gone ahead tonight.

It would have been the perfect ending to a wonderful family day out.

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« Reply #242 on: July 12, 2017, 11:57:47 PM »
Thoroughly enjoyable highlights presentation on BBC WS there.

Presenter Helen Mark did a lovely job and I could just see her fitting in perfectly as presenter of something like the Balmoral festival - it's an absolute disgrace that it's not covered live anymore.

Orangemen are often unfairly characterised as dour and humourless, so it was interesting and perhaps surprising to see that all the banners on show had "LOL" written on them. They've certainly also showed that they are up to date with the age of social media too.

I see "KAT" was written on a lot of the bonfires yesterday and I can only agree with that sentiment - as a Dub, I think Kildare are t**sers too.

Surely there's obvious sponsorship tie in for Club Orange with the Twelfth. Or would that be corporatising things too much?

What a pity the Linfield-Celtic match couldn't have gone ahead tonight.

It would have been the perfect ending to a wonderful family day out.

I thought KAT meant the bonfires all came from Mooncoin.

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« Reply #243 on: July 13, 2017, 12:05:31 AM »
Thoroughly enjoyable highlights presentation on BBC WS there.

Presenter Helen Mark did a lovely job and I could just see her fitting in perfectly as presenter of something like the Balmoral festival - it's an absolute disgrace that it's not covered live anymore.

Orangemen are often unfairly characterised as dour and humourless, so it was interesting and perhaps surprising to see that all the banners on show had "LOL" written on them. They've certainly also showed that they are up to date with the age of social media too.

I see "KAT" was written on a lot of the bonfires yesterday and I can only agree with that sentiment - as a Dub, I think Kildare are t**sers too.

Surely there's obvious sponsorship tie in for Club Orange with the Twelfth. Or would that be corporatising things too much?

What a pity the Linfield-Celtic match couldn't have gone ahead tonight.

It would have been the perfect ending to a wonderful family day out.

I thought KAT meant the bonfires all came from Mooncoin.

Kilkenny is perhaps the most anglicised part of the south so I doubt they'd have pissed all over the bonfires the way they pissed on the powder in 1798.

It was lovely to see the young kids and toddlers all dressed up for the occasion.

Just think in 20 years' time, those youngsters will be the ones throwing bricks and getting water cannoned.

As they say, mol an oige agus tiocfaidh siad.


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« Reply #244 on: July 13, 2017, 12:26:23 AM »
Thoroughly enjoyable highlights presentation on BBC WS there.

Presenter Helen Mark did a lovely job and I could just see her fitting in perfectly as presenter of something like the Balmoral festival - it's an absolute disgrace that it's not covered live anymore.

Orangemen are often unfairly characterised as dour and humourless, so it was interesting and perhaps surprising to see that all the banners on show had "LOL" written on them. They've certainly also showed that they are up to date with the age of social media too.

I see "KAT" was written on a lot of the bonfires yesterday and I can only agree with that sentiment - as a Dub, I think Kildare are t**sers too.

Surely there's obvious sponsorship tie in for Club Orange with the Twelfth. Or would that be corporatising things too much?

What a pity the Linfield-Celtic match couldn't have gone ahead tonight.

It would have been the perfect ending to a wonderful family day out.

I thought KAT meant the bonfires all came from Mooncoin.

Kilkenny is perhaps the most anglicised part of the south so I doubt they'd have pissed all over the bonfires the way they pissed on the powder in 1798.

It was lovely to see the young kids and toddlers all dressed up for the occasion.

Just think in 20 years' time, those youngsters will be the ones throwing bricks and getting water cannoned.

As they say, mol an oige agus tiocfaidh siad.



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« Reply #245 on: July 13, 2017, 12:38:44 AM »
They marched through Kilrea today, the town 80% catholic, of course Mr bright didn't bother to check where the parades where at and it took 45 mins and a 10mile diversion to get to my house in the town, f**king crazy stuff. Now its a  tolerate town, never any hassle outside of the John Dallat thing, which did happen.  but this (3000+) marching when hardly any are from the town or anywhere f**king near it for that matter is just to annoy the locals. No other reason.

PS its f**king worked
As the legendary early 1990s indie band The Orangeheads sang, "It's a shame about Kilrea".

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« Reply #246 on: July 13, 2017, 09:23:41 AM »
Thoroughly enjoyable highlights presentation on BBC WS there.

Presenter Helen Mark did a lovely job and I could just see her fitting in perfectly as presenter of something like the Balmoral festival - it's an absolute disgrace that it's not covered live anymore.

Orangemen are often unfairly characterised as dour and humourless, so it was interesting and perhaps surprising to see that all the banners on show had "LOL" written on them. They've certainly also showed that they are up to date with the age of social media too.

I see "KAT" was written on a lot of the bonfires yesterday and I can only agree with that sentiment - as a Dub, I think Kildare are t**sers too.

Surely there's obvious sponsorship tie in for Club Orange with the Twelfth. Or would that be corporatising things too much?

What a pity the Linfield-Celtic match couldn't have gone ahead tonight.

It would have been the perfect ending to a wonderful family day out.

I thought KAT meant the bonfires all came from Mooncoin.

Kilkenny is perhaps the most anglicised part of the south so I doubt they'd have pissed all over the bonfires the way they pissed on the powder in 1798.

Nah, the Jackeens are at least doubly more English than we are.
« Last Edit: July 13, 2017, 09:29:52 AM by Kilkevan »

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« Reply #247 on: July 13, 2017, 09:24:14 AM »
Spent the 12th playing golf with 15 prods in Castleblaney... none of them were at the bonies

No local golf courses open?

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« Reply #248 on: July 13, 2017, 09:30:11 AM »
Spent the 12th playing golf with 15 prods in Castleblaney... none of them were at the bonies

No local golf courses open?

I wouldnt play golf (once or twice a year) so I wouldnt know to be honest, I's say the council courses would have been closed
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« Reply #249 on: July 13, 2017, 10:20:16 AM »

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« Reply #250 on: July 13, 2017, 10:47:24 AM »
https://wingsoverscotland.com/towers-of-hate/

They are so flag-obsessed that some of them are burning their own flags! Presumably they are the ones who couldn't muster the effort to go look for flags of Ireland, Palestine, Poland, etc.

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« Reply #251 on: July 13, 2017, 10:54:21 AM »
https://wingsoverscotland.com/towers-of-hate/

They are so flag-obsessed that some of them are burning their own flags! Presumably they are the ones who couldn't muster the effort to go look for flags of Ireland, Palestine, Poland, etc.

They take those flags down before setting light to the thing.

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« Reply #252 on: July 13, 2017, 10:57:53 AM »
https://wingsoverscotland.com/towers-of-hate/

Good to get a scottish perspective on it.

I've always wondered how the Apprentice Boys parade in Derry always passes off more peacefully than Orange parades.

Better communication? Are the Apprentice Boys a diet version of the Orange men?

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« Reply #253 on: July 13, 2017, 11:11:05 AM »
https://wingsoverscotland.com/towers-of-hate/

Good to get a scottish perspective on it.

I've always wondered how the Apprentice Boys parade in Derry always passes off more peacefully than Orange parades.

Better communication? Are the Apprentice Boys a diet version of the Orange men?

I think the communities in Derry have always had more communication than in Belfast.
But Derry illustrates the situation very well. The Apprentice Boys didn't really have the luxury of refusing to deal, and this puts the more pragmatic leaders to the fore. The residents know that in the 21st century that the Apprentice Boys are an anachronism, and no longer able to boss them around, so the deal was a reasonable one, so the parades begin to become more like Rossknowlagh and not appealing to coat trailers.

In Belfast, Portadown etc the Orangemen are still trying to show who is boss and the residents are intimidated by that.
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« Reply #254 on: July 13, 2017, 11:49:14 AM »
https://wingsoverscotland.com/towers-of-hate/

They are so flag-obsessed that some of them are burning their own flags! Presumably they are the ones who couldn't muster the effort to go look for flags of Ireland, Palestine, Poland, etc.

I thought that after seeing the comment about a bonfire with all 32 county flags of Ireland on it; effectively they were burning the flag of their home.