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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone Club Football and Hurling
September 30, 2023, 08:04:33 AM
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Quote from: Wee Roddy on September 29, 2023, 06:18:14 PMCarrickmore have dispensed with Archie Beattie. I'm sure he feels very let down by the players but the writing was on the wall after the Loughmacrory defeat. I'd imagine our next manager will be from within the club
Who would be the candidates for the job?

The problem is I don't think there is too many from within, like most clubs they have tried and tested alot of the potential 'managers'. Michael Gallagher seems to have good experience as a coach with youth/county teams so Im sure his name will be in the hat. Personally I feel an outside man is still required who has a proven track record, they are hard come by at the moment (especially at the right money).  Clubs are being crippled by managers & coaches charging £150/200 a night unless they have a sugar daddy covering the expenses. 

Will be an interesting winter none the less.

This is unsustainable. GAA have to do something about it
Imagine what clubs could be doing with the money being invested into managers and backroom staff

The problem with this is that I hear everybody saying this.  No one disagrees with the sentiment

BUT who is actually standing up in the clubs at the AGMs and saying this is wrong and stopping it?
General discussion / Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
September 24, 2023, 07:47:27 AM
The line out was poor, in the first half, especially early on.

Now I'm no expert but what was the issue? Was it the lad throwing it or was it the lads mistiming their jumps....or a bit of both.

You'd think the lad should be able to throw the ball correctly. Is it a difficult thing to do? Just, to me, seems a simple enough and regular skill.

He seemed to go long for a few at the start and overcooked it.  Would he not have been better to just keep it simple and go short and not overcomplicate it by throwing it further?

Rugby heads will correct me I'm sure.  :D
General discussion / Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
September 23, 2023, 08:43:33 PM
Yeah, not playing well at line outs but surviving.

That's what it's about, then taking your chance when they come.

General discussion / Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
September 23, 2023, 03:33:29 PM
Big profits and very little investment once again this year.

Really need to be making a shape in Europe. Got a decent draw but not pushing on.

Seem to just be content with getting a few pound and revenue from the champions league.

Rogers said as much in a recent interview regarding transfers and building a squad.
General discussion / Re: The Late Late show
September 23, 2023, 03:27:05 PM
Quote from: red hander on September 23, 2023, 03:25:49 PM
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Quote from: Blowitupref on September 22, 2023, 09:54:04 PMVogue Williams your modern day celebrity for doing what? Must be short on guests already just two shows in.

Honestly, never even heard of her.
Lucky for you that you never seen those terrible TV adverts or when she was moaning to the media after some chap chosen not to switch seats with her on a flight last year. 

She really does sicken my shite. Can't abide her

Famous for being famous...hard to listen to.
General discussion / Re: The Late Late show
September 23, 2023, 03:26:19 PM
Quote from: From the Bunker on September 23, 2023, 11:59:41 AM
Quote from: Tubberman on September 22, 2023, 11:12:00 PMHolohan is very matter-of-fact, but I thought that was a very good interview.
Tubridy would have been too giddy and would have interrupted far too often - Kielty let him talk and I thought it was great viewing.

A very soft interview, I understand it being that way with the questions about his deceased wife. But, no push to ask Holohan on the disgraceful Cervical Check fiasco and cover-up, Covid restrictions, His quango job in Trinity that went tits up when it went public that it transpired he actually was going to do nothing.

A very wealthy man, with a huge pension - now writing a vanity book about himself.

What way does this work?

As LLS usually has quite a few on who have just released a book, does the writer/book company pay for an interview or does RTÉ pay the guest for the 20 min interview?
General discussion / Re: Diesel, petrol, oil price watch
September 17, 2023, 07:25:43 PM
Quote from: armaghniac on September 17, 2023, 03:09:56 PM
Quote from: Nanderson on September 17, 2023, 03:01:13 PM
Did they add back some of the fuel duty that they subsidised?

This was the second of three steps to restore the cut in duty last year. However, they don't look like going ahead with the third one in October as oil has gone up.

So is it dearer in north or south?
General discussion / Re: Diesel, petrol, oil price watch
September 17, 2023, 01:35:17 PM
Quote from: Nanderson on September 17, 2023, 11:44:39 AM
Anyone know what diesel price is in Banbridge Tesco or Go station. Heading through the area tomorrow

Is there a difference in price between north and south now?

I read recently that the government in south added 6 or 7c to a litre.
General discussion / Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
September 16, 2023, 09:54:47 PM
This strong team was going to go like this:

A win, good performance and no injuries and the media will be saying Farrell got his game plan right.

A tight win, dodgy performance and a good few injuries and Farrell would be toast.
General discussion / Re: The Late Late show
September 16, 2023, 07:38:05 AM
I think what'll help PK is that show is only 90mins, plus it'll be a shorter LLS season.

Throw in an ad or two and it'll be down to 80 mins.  Very manageable.
General discussion / Re: The Late Late show
September 16, 2023, 07:36:03 AM
Quote from: Itchy on September 15, 2023, 11:10:39 PM
How come Imelda May wasn't on for f**k sake.

Also, can't believe they didn't get the Astro physicist from Portmarnock on.

Haha.  That is a great story.
Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
September 12, 2023, 10:59:12 PM
Something that has been missed in all this is I think the Derry players are well focussed and driven themselves.

The culture in the panel seems high and they understand that they're a Top 4 team.  If they learn the lessons of semi-final V Kerry, they'll be in a really good place in 2024, especially being in Div. 1. Panel needs beefed up a bit though.

They have a good group of experienced players who know how to win and are seriously driven.  The manager will be very important obviously but maybe not as important as many people think.

General discussion / Re: Lawless Republic
September 12, 2023, 07:47:25 AM
Quote from: Eire90 on September 12, 2023, 07:05:40 AM
the tds wont care unless it starts popping off in their own neigbourhoods.

But that must be in a TD's area?
General discussion / Re: Quinn Insurance in Administration
September 11, 2023, 06:38:49 PM
If he didn't like the journalist, why did he agree to meet her?

He could have called it off at the last minute.

And why did he go to the Indo anyway, if they wrote lies about his, as he says? Why not just go to a rival newspaper?

All a bit strange.
Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
September 10, 2023, 11:11:16 AM
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Just home from the club, great that we go into our 5th county senior SF in succession, on top of league winners, yet still endure CBs very obvious condesesention that PG1 don't belong anywhere near the top table -  which gratefully is at long odds with the majority of observers here.

Maybe Cargin can aspire for a run through Ulster,  but wouldn't it be great if we could really all get behind that.

Don't be letting CB get under your skin  :D

There's a good chance you will face Cargin in the final this year, you will have your opportunity to put them to the sword.

Is the semi-final draw made yet?

Has been laid out from the start

Portglenone  v Dunloy
Today's winners in the other