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General discussion / Re: East wall #Irelandisfull
« on: March 21, 2023, 11:21:20 PM »
So itís racist to have issues with uncontrolled immigration ? Gottit
Where is this "uncontrolled immigration"?
Non EU people have to have a visa to come here and a work permit to work here.
Others who seek International Protection have their cases examined and are deported if not entitled to it.

If only we could deport the 0.8% Nazi scum......

That's just the thing; they're not deported. Or barely ever. So there's your "uncontrolled".

How do you know how often they are deported?

A figure in the IT today put the rate of deportations of failed asylum seekers since 2018 at 7%. Impressive.

Laois / Re: Laois Senior Hurlers 2023
« on: March 21, 2023, 06:12:32 PM »
And the minors on midday in O'Moore Park. Impossible to get to both - even if anyone was so inclined.

Laois / Re: Laois Senior Hurlers 2023
« on: March 21, 2023, 04:22:23 PM »
Eddie is long gone no point going on what he done or didn't do fair enough we beat Dublin which was a great day and played well again Tipp in Croke Park. But don't forget we got some hidings aswell under Eddie. Speaking to lads now training is going well and there very happy with Maher and big Dan who takes alot of the training sessions. We are years behind the big boys in terms of S and C so we have a lot of catching up to do.

I also heard that the training isn't quite at the same level or intensity as it was under Brennan. Yes, it's true, Brennan is long gone - but a good few of these players were there under him, and they seemed to operating on a higher plane a few years ago. Just saying that we are capable of a bit more. Saturday will tell a lot.

Laois / Re: Laois Senior Hurlers 2023
« on: March 21, 2023, 03:02:48 PM »
But it is underwhelming - opening win in the Walsh Cup aside. When Brennan was there we should have beaten the Dubs in the league, and did beat them in the championship. We lost heavily last year to Westmeath in championship, so this is a bit of a litmus test on Saturday. They're not primed as well as Brennan had them. Remember the relegation play-off against them in OMP two years ago? We were steeped to get away that day - a dodgy sending off doing helping us on our way, too!

In Co. Laois, Portlaoise, Mountmellick, Abbeyleix, and Stradbally all have market squares. The latter two were towns associated w/ a large estate. Timahoe also has a village green. I think that's still officially owned by the 'big house', too. Not sure on the populations of Stradbally and Abbeyleix, but Timahoe is pretty small - though the public space is a 'green', rather than a 'square', per se.

Edit: Just looked up Abbeyleix and Stradbally's populations, and they are, indeed, less than 2,000 according to 2016 census.

This lad's work is amazing. Best neo-folk singer out there, I reckon. This one is in old German, if I remember right.

Laois / Re: Laois Senior Hurlers 2023
« on: March 13, 2023, 04:28:55 PM »
No Martin Phelan is the starting team? Have you being at any of the games this year? Most hard working affective forward we have.

I agree. I'd have him there before Scully.

Laois / Re: Laois Senior Hurlers 2023
« on: March 12, 2023, 06:48:48 PM »
In fairness, MR2, you're right about Purcell and Keyes. Not so sure we'd have the beating of Westmeath, however.

Though McManus took his goal well, I thought O'Connell was caught badly for that one, and I'm not sure he's the best fit for a full-back. But we are short on options there. We need a few more lads like Mullaney, hah! I did think taking him off was a bit odd. I know he wasn't having a great game, but taking him off, and bringing on a light lad soon after, made little sense in those conditions.

Laois / Re: Laois Senior Hurlers 2023
« on: March 12, 2023, 01:45:18 PM »
Just looking at it on GAAGo. Good first half from Laois, but very, very disappointing to concede that goal before half time. Antrim look more of a goal threat than we do, so it's teed them up nicely for the second half with the wind.

Laois / Re: The future of laois hurling
« on: March 11, 2023, 09:42:48 AM »
Well, I think Portarlington and Emo would both be happy to let their underage hurling set-ups wither. Yes, they do have underage set-ups, but this is more down to the enthusiasm and hard work of individual parents, rather than a club commitment, and I know, in Portarlington's case, obstacles have been put in the way of progress. Of course, it's fair enough in a way - it's football men who run these clubs - but it will be a pity to see all that effort fade away. Also, I did hear there were efforts to establish a hurling club in the north east of the county, but I think it came to nought. In any case, it would probably have gone the way of Slieve Margy - where, again, I'm sure the football clubs were happy to let it wither, but hurling clubs in the area may have been equally happy for that to happen, so they could hoover up a few players for themselves.

Laois / Re: The future of laois hurling
« on: March 10, 2023, 07:28:40 PM »
How about using the surplus of Ä900,000 to put GDA's in place to provide hurling to every child in every primary school in the county instead of listening to the Enoch Burke style chairmen (forcing their preferences on their whole club/community) etc of clubs who resist all attempts to promote the game. How are these dinosaurs allowed into positions of power? Small-minded, fearful, inward looking and continuously placing obstacles in the way of hurling development.

Spare me the 'hurling clubs do the same arguments'. I acknowledge that but it doesn't make it right.

Which clubs would they be ?

Whiuch football clubs discourage hurling?? I can think of a couple, all right.

Laois / Re: The future of laois hurling
« on: March 06, 2023, 09:12:19 AM »
Were laois U15s hurling Limerick over the weekend?

Yes. It didn't go that well.

Laois / Re: Laois Senior Hurlers 2023
« on: March 03, 2023, 12:18:46 AM »
Funny, one of the things I thought about the first Walsh Cup game against Wexford was that the tackling had improved. Where did that go?!

Laois / Re: Laois Senior Hurlers 2023
« on: February 27, 2023, 04:43:27 PM »
I know, it's crazy. No one wants to get relegated, but the alternative isn't much better. If they can't do the divisions of 8 due to time constraints, why not have Div. 1A and 1B according to merit. As it used to be. That way you'd have ourselves, Antrim, Westmeath, Dublin, Wexford, and probably Clare (?) in 1B. Would be more competitive, all round.

General discussion / Re: What if there had been no Irish famine?
« on: February 27, 2023, 01:07:45 PM »
The population was pauperised.
Correct .
Probably 2 million existing on 2 acre plots of spuds.
Another 4 million not much better off.
Main source of income for the well heeled was renting their massive estates.
The battle of Aughrim was 1691. The first landlord estate was established in 1720.
The famine was 1840s.  The estates didn't last much longer

It was the land acts that did for them. There's an idea the British establishment turned its back on the Irish landlords after the famine because they had failed to manage the population properly, and Ireland was still a restive country.

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