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Commission for flags, identity, culture and tradition out today, £800k later and not one agreed implementation and we all know why but it'll be spun that ones as bad as the other.

I was literally about to reply to say that the SDLP will no doubt be first out of the blocks trying to play that particular card. Then I thought to myself, 'they probably already have'. So I went on the BBC news website to read their report....and sure enough, the section of the report where it outlines how SF are calling for the recommendations to be implemented was followed immediately by the SDLP response which is that its the fault of both the DUP and SF.

FFS do the stoops really think people are so stupid that they can't see through this tactic by now?

What recommendations lol. Did you not notice there was no action plan . And wasn't it Naomi long who led the criticism, by the way every party apart from the 2 money suckers criticised it. It's called opposition politics. Now drop that massive chip off your shoulder

"What recommendations?" There were 44 of them. And yes I did notice there was no implementation plan. That's kinda the whole point. As was reported yesterday on Radio Ulster, the DUP only agreed to release the report on the sole condition that there would be no implementation plan. SF, meanwhile, were actively arguing for an implementation plan to be made and calling for the those who were opposed to it, to explain why.

So yeah, a bit f**king warped of the SDLP to attempt to portray this as "they're as bad as eachother". Only fools buy such nonsense. Seemingly, you're among them.


(P.s. If there's one person on this earth that cannot accuse anyone else of having achip on their shoulder, it's you. Is there a single topic on this board that you haven't hijacked to have a cry about SF on?)

Really? We haven't heard much about it since July 2020 when it was in their laps. It would be remiss of any party not to challenge the fact that there is no plan surely?

The Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) has called the decision to publish without an implementation plan "a farce".

SDLP MLA Sinead McLaughlin, who chairs the Stormont committee tasked with scrutinising the work of the first and deputy first ministers, said it underlined the "dysfunction being driven to the heart of government by the DUP/Sinn Féin relationship".

"It is far too important a challenge to allow this document to become an £800,000 ornament at Stormont Castle," she said.

"In the absence of direction or leadership from the first ministers, I will be seeking to invite the co-chairs of the commission to come to our committee and outline their view on implementation of the report recommendations."


SF last week

"However, since then, for its own reasons, the DUP has resisted all attempts and subsequent deadlines to present a plan to the full executive on implementation of the report’s recommendations," he wrote.

He added: "There is no point working so long and hard for this important report to be put on a shelf."

More or less the same thing. (In fact I think SDLP were lucky not to be pulled on for plagiarism for the shelf/ ornament comment….)

Defs plagiaraism there, you never even cited your quote lol

What exactly was the point in your quote, Fear, if not to make my point for me?

A report was commissioned.
SF want the reports recommendations implemented
The DUP are blocking the implementation and refused to even support the release of the report if it included an implementation plan.

On what planet does Sinead McLaughlin and the SDLP live, where they think people will fall for their attempts to portray SF and the DUP as equally to blame for the lack of an implementation plan? Do think think we don't know they are electioneering?

Imagine that

finally calling it for all that it is..

The truth will set you free Fear..

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: Today at 03:53:12 PM »
That dirty thug Allison kicking the lucozade bottle and hitting a disabled kid in the front row...

Disgusting behaviour and should be roundly condemned but no mention here...

Fishing again

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General discussion / Re: Odious People
« on: Today at 03:41:08 PM »
Ruth Dudley-Edwards

https://twitter.com/RuthDE

Obvs.

I will see your RDE and raise you Eoghan Harris!

Harris was nothing compared to that Barbara J Pym one, has she disappeared from the planet like Katie Hopkins..

long rod..........

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: Today at 03:22:12 PM »
McKenna cup got the go ahead then, all matches Tuesday and Fridays, our home games possibly played under the new lights at Dunsilly, saw them on the other evening on the way home, looked impressive.

Are the Casement flood lights still up or were they taken down?

They were seriously impressive in their height and brightness.
Lights still there, but basically ornaments as all electric cables that powered them were dug up and sold for scrap

Do I need to speak to Frankie Quinn or Brian McEvoy about "procuring" them?

They'd be the dogs danglies for hurling under with those masts.

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: Today at 03:19:45 PM »
There were a good few lads from Portaferry and one from Ballygalget, in my year, when I was at the red high, only a couple of them hurled though.

Not everyone from Ballygalget nor Portaferry hurls I'm afraid to say..

Would clubs in the Ards never play football or even amalgamate to try and get one team from that area? I am sure with a bit of organization and Ards amalgamation would give the junior championship a rattle if the players committed. Maybe that is something the county board could look into. We often cry about hurling not being promoted in areas especially the bigger traditional football clubs but the Hurling snobs in the county can't throw Stones either.

Any lad from the Ards who wants to play football can go to Darragh Cross, Saul, Kilclief and even Loughinisland. As for an amalgamation at football, that's as likely as Burren and Kilcoo amalgamating to put in a hurling team for the year.

no stones being thrown here, just point out facts and i think the CB has enough on it's plate getting a competitive football team out of 30 plus football clubs without promoting football in what is a pretty small catchment area player wise when the likes of Newry, Newcastle, Castlewellan and even Downpatrick aren't exactly setting the world alight football wise with much larger catchments. The three Ards parishes have a combined population of in and around 5K and like I said before not everyone plays hurling here let alone has an interest in the GAA.

In fairness Castlewellan are making strides at underage hurling and long may it continue.

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: Today at 03:08:25 PM »
There were a good few lads from Portaferry and one from Ballygalget, in my year, when I was at the red high, only a couple of them hurled though.

Not everyone from Ballygalget nor Portaferry hurls I'm afraid to say..
The previous poster suggested the Red High should be competing at Mageean cup level regularly.

Kilclief are probably the only hurling club in the red highs main catchment area, so id imagine the hurling success would be sporadic and dependant on ards students studying a levels there, and of course the majority of them would need to be hurlers too.

Portaferry is in the Red Highs catchment area I'd have thought and not just kids who have been to St Columba's. We've a good few kids from our club there as well, Ballycran less so but I think there's a few on their Mageean team and panel.

Knock would get the majority of kids from our local primary school most years, I'd say kircubbin PS is the same, less so from Poraferry as it's probably down to geographical handiness.


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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: Today at 11:42:38 AM »
McKenna cup got the go ahead then, all matches Tuesday and Fridays, our home games possibly played under the new lights at Dunsilly, saw them on the other evening on the way home, looked impressive.

Are the Casement flood lights still up or were they taken down?

They were seriously impressive in their height and brightness.

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: Today at 11:40:34 AM »
There were a good few lads from Portaferry and one from Ballygalget, in my year, when I was at the red high, only a couple of them hurled though.

Not everyone from Ballygalget nor Portaferry hurls I'm afraid to say..


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Commission for flags, identity, culture and tradition out today, £800k later and not one agreed implementation and we all know why but it'll be spun that ones as bad as the other.

I was literally about to reply to say that the SDLP will no doubt be first out of the blocks trying to play that particular card. Then I thought to myself, 'they probably already have'. So I went on the BBC news website to read their report....and sure enough, the section of the report where it outlines how SF are calling for the recommendations to be implemented was followed immediately by the SDLP response which is that its the fault of both the DUP and SF.

FFS do the stoops really think people are so stupid that they can't see through this tactic by now?

What recommendations lol. Did you not notice there was no action plan . And wasn't it Naomi long who led the criticism, by the way every party apart from the 2 money suckers criticised it. It's called opposition politics. Now drop that massive chip off your shoulder

How so?

Naomi sits in government as a justice minister, yet criticises another department in the same government?

The DUP do the same when Swann and the executive put out new Covid guidelines and she's the first to criticise them for mixed messaging and rightly so.

Remember the Alliance in Belfast City Council didn't support the implementation of the same regulations for bonfires being applied to council property as they currently implement for third party bookings on their premises..

As for the lack of an action plan, the dogs in the street know it has to be agreed by the execute and guess who didn't want anything done about this?

You mean like SF criticising Nichola Mallon every time there is a pot hole? My point is that they dont agree as a group, they oppose who in their minds are their threat in next election, not sure why posters are surprised at that. SF have a massive chip in this regard.

Yes and we know now from the report that SF and DUP were the 2 not able to agree on an action plan-the dogs on the street know it as you said

Which one of those two have most to lose with their base if an action plan was in place? Answers on a postcard to 91 Dundela Avenue now that they've painted the front door.

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: Today at 10:31:14 AM »
Those 2 players didn’t dominate us
Not haven a go but AMC hasnt done it on the biggest stage
Against Burren he was taken off when the game was in the melting pot
Anyway not getting into it I just don’t think he is up to it
Any potential new names on the squad?
Big rumour Caolan Mooney has retired

First I have heard that but he is only young so I can't imagine this to be true.
It will be interesting to see what O'Rourke can bring to Ballyholland, I have not heard of him much in managing. That's all the positions filled bar Bryansford and the Fin. The Fin could do with a big name to try and take them to the next level.

Will Down school win anything of note in schools GAA this year? Would the Red high be one of the favorites for the McLarnon? St Malachys took a pasting in the first game as did Knock. St Malachys and St Marks were always stepped in Gaelic football and given the clubs that feed into them should they not be playing at a higher level. Would these schools be playing Rannnafast football does anyone know. I cannot see anything on the website which is hard to navigate. Smurfy do you know anything about St Marks? I mind playing them years ago when Barney was in charge and they were well drilled.

Red High have a good chance of doing well in the Mageean Cup.

They strengthened their hand with a few lads from St Columbas going there to do A levels, have already beaten one of the favourites in the group stages and are in the semi-finals on friday night.

All good.

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: Today at 10:02:56 AM »
He should have done a lot better for a couple of those goals.

I thought so too.

Thierry was right at half time in relation to Salah's first goal, showed too much of his right side of the goal to a left footed striker who prefers that type to angle, one step too many to his left (Pickfords that is). Salah's second he maybe should of gotten a better touch to it, wasn't much power in the shot and as for Jota's, needed to be braver and take it on the body and maybe come out more to narrow an already narrow angle.

there was no stopping Hendersons though.

Wee Seamus had a bit of a mare for Salah's second all the same..

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Commission for flags, identity, culture and tradition out today, £800k later and not one agreed implementation and we all know why but it'll be spun that ones as bad as the other.

I was literally about to reply to say that the SDLP will no doubt be first out of the blocks trying to play that particular card. Then I thought to myself, 'they probably already have'. So I went on the BBC news website to read their report....and sure enough, the section of the report where it outlines how SF are calling for the recommendations to be implemented was followed immediately by the SDLP response which is that its the fault of both the DUP and SF.

FFS do the stoops really think people are so stupid that they can't see through this tactic by now?

What recommendations lol. Did you not notice there was no action plan . And wasn't it Naomi long who led the criticism, by the way every party apart from the 2 money suckers criticised it. It's called opposition politics. Now drop that massive chip off your shoulder

How so?

Naomi sits in government as a justice minister, yet criticises another department in the same government?

The DUP do the same when Swann and the executive put out new Covid guidelines and she's the first to criticise them for mixed messaging and rightly so.

Remember the Alliance in Belfast City Council didn't support the implementation of the same regulations for bonfires being applied to council property as they currently implement for third party bookings on their premises..

As for the lack of an action plan, the dogs in the street know it has to be agreed by the execute and guess who didn't want anything done about this?


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General discussion / Re: Death Notices
« on: Today at 08:58:29 AM »
Seanie O'Leary, Cork hurling legend, winner 4 All Irelands

Loved watching him play, only 69

In an incident before the 1977 All-Ireland final, against Wexford, he was hit on the nose during the pre-match puck-around and missed the parade while receiving medical attention. Christy Ring, then a selector is reputed to have told him: “Get back out there. You don’t hurl with your nose.”

Seanie was some hurler, a wee barrel who knew where the net was and took some stopping. Much was made of JBM beside him, but Seanie produced the goods when the timber was flying.

I think he went to the priesthood for a while, may be mistaken for Pat Hartnett on the same team...

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: December 01, 2021, 04:26:59 PM »
The tackles (and studs  :P) will be flying in tonight, that's for sure. Liverpool need to have some balls, ride that out and play around them.

I'd be delighted with a one goal win.

Anyone who thinks Everton are going to be as passive as they've been recently in a home game against Liverpool needs their head examined.

Whiter than white Liverpool  ::) Klopp's cute AF as the referee will be more vigilant than ever with a jaundiced eye.

Wee Sneaky Andy will be up to his work, and will go unpunished but I'd still be expecting Liverpool to win this 2-0 or more.


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General discussion / Re: 💩 DUP C*ntwatch - somewhat back on-topic!
« on: December 01, 2021, 09:24:51 AM »
Paisley is having a laugh - laughing at everyone and raking the money in. He has no useful attributes at all - none.

In a normally functioning society and political system that would be the end for all involved but hey, it's Norn Iron and nothing sticks unless you put a pan loaf on your head.


Commission for flags, identity, culture and tradition out today, £800k later and not one agreed implementation and we all know why but it'll be spun that ones as bad as the other.


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