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Eamonn Sweeney in the Indo notes Armagh's tendency towards systems failure on close finishes.
Quote from: balladmaker on June 03, 2024, 06:12:13 PMAgreed tbrick18, that's exactly how I see it ... winning at a canter against a Derry team not up for the fight is one thing, backing it up the next day would be confirmation that Armagh are undisputedly trending upwards in the pecking order.  But that is exactly the opportunity that McGeeney and Armagh want to have, and no better team to square up to than Galway.

There was one penalty between Armagh winning Ulster and the actual result. They have a lot going for them. They also lost the qf on penalties in 2022. They have the class.
What Galway turns up against  Armagh depends on injuries
Quote from: Horse Box on May 31, 2024, 04:10:13 PM
Quote from: armaghniac on May 30, 2024, 06:43:28 PM
Quote from: Horse Box on May 29, 2024, 11:38:20 AMThe shelling of Civilian areas by Ukraine/US/NATO is okay with you then ?

No, of course it is not. Some things will occur in a war that should not and they should be stopped as far as possible. However, the bulk of the blame lies with the country that started the war by invading another one and the war can be stopped by that county withdrawing its forces.

In the twilight zone rambling that we are seeing here, there is a lot of crap about America encouraging Ukraine to join NATO. As far as I know, nobody has ever said that Ukraine should join NATO, but the Ukrainians want to join. In the 1990s Ukraine decommissioned its nuclear weapons and much of its munitions, and it received security guarantees from the US and Russia. Given that Russia has shown every intention of reneging on its agreement Ukraine inevitably sought protection from their other guarantor, WTF do you expect them to do? Lie down and let Russia occupy them?

Ukraine gave up the Soviet nuclear weapons stationed on its soil of which Ukraine had physical but no effective operational control .
And was given security guarantees by the West.
Quote from: tbrick18 on May 30, 2024, 11:35:11 AMWhat ever about the local politicians running for Westminster - the only real interest I have in that is the nationalist v unionist count at the end of it. An increase in the number of nationalists might nudge us further towards a border poll.

It feels inevitable that the Tories are going to lose in a landslide Labour victory and as much as I want to see that, I can't help but feel Starmer is not going to change much. I'm not a fan of his. It's such a pity Labour aren't going in with a Corbyn-esque leader who I think would do some real good. I know he wasn't everyone's cup of tea, but I think he was honest and had the good of all people at heart.
Starmer is the continuity candidate.
Quote from: Rossfan on May 30, 2024, 12:54:19 PMWon't be doing away with Provincials while hurling exists.
Munster SHC will be grossing €6m in gate receipts this year.

Terrace tickets for Munster Hurling Final sold out in 15 minutes this morning.
There is no reason why hurling and football have to be the same.

Separate provincials plus a league as suggested above would work for football.
Fógra : Only 2 of the football provincials work
Well done Louth but it is hard to see Meath like this.
The malaise in football is bigger than just Dublin.
Quote from: thejuice on May 25, 2024, 06:06:33 PM3-6 to 0-5

Louth destroying us. O'Rourke and the whole back room team can go now.
3-10 to 0-9
On a seismic scale this is equivalent to the time Westmeath beat Meath
General discussion / Re: Death Notices
May 24, 2024, 07:51:45 PM
Quote from: Gabriel_Hurl on May 24, 2024, 03:53:05 PMDirector of documentary about McDonald's Supersize Me, Morgan Spurlock
Died very young
Quote from: whitey on May 21, 2024, 06:30:38 PMI'm sure people are going to go ballistic (no pun intended) when I ask this question, but what exactly did Hamas hope to accomplish by the attacks on October 7th?

Was it a revenge attack for decades of oppression on the Palestinians?

Was it an attempt to start a war?

Was it an attempt to derail the normalization of relations between Israel and other Muslim Countries?

Netanyahu was like Tyson Fury on Saturday night and would likely have been removed from office. Why did they give him this lifeline ?

On a scale of 1-10 how did they think Israel would respond ? (1 being do nothing, 10 being dropping a nuke)
They wanted to stop Saudi normalising relations with Israel, they wanted to put Palestine back on the agenda and they wanted to swap hostages for prisoners. Israel will never be seen in the same light again.
Last week Derry were 6/1 for Sam and Galway were 12/1
Today Derry are 12/1 and Galway are 9/1
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Quote from: seafoid on May 14, 2024, 10:13:27 PMAny idea what the €500 million refers to?

Yes, he referred to two different groups / lists of commitments - one was in relation to new / improved centres of excellence (with both Armagh and Monaghan getting a mention) and the other to GAA Stadium infrastructure projects - this latter list included Kerry, Tipp, Louth, Meath, Kildare and Antrim.
I don't think adding money to GAA grounds does the games much good. Pairc ui chaoimh is a great warning

You don't think Louth, Meath, Kildare and Antrim don't need a help financially??
They do not need tens of millions each.

Casement does need 10s of millions.
This is a circular issue. What sort of improvement levels does it need? does it need to be ready for the Euros ?
General discussion / Re: RTE crisis
May 21, 2024, 06:21:45 PM
RTÉ doesn't have a business model and the Govt aren't going to give them much more than pocket money.
General discussion / Re: Death Notices
May 18, 2024, 09:07:05 PM
Tony O'Reilly

According to Máirtín Beag this is the first time in 6 years that Derry have lost 2 games in a row.