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GAA Discussion / Re: R.I.P. Farrandeelin
February 05, 2023, 11:41:29 PM
Desperately sad news. RIP Farrandeelin. Condolences to his young family.
GAA Discussion / Re: Search for New Mayo Manager
December 27, 2016, 10:28:06 PM
Some interesting views when H&C were appointed:

Quote from: Msgr. Horan on September 03, 2014, 10:01:57 AM
Pat Holmes has ruled himself out according to the Mayo news. hasnt the time apparently.
one horse race so, although our chairman has said it'll be the same process as the last time, which was:
subcommitee setup, was leaning towards Tommy Lyons as our chairman thought he was the man, lots of banging on tables and eventually Horan was reluctantly given the job.
Yes, indeed, it'll be John Maughan with Mickey Moran as water carrier, all our 00 nightmares rolled into one.

Quote from: bucko on September 03, 2014, 01:31:49 PM
Quote from: Msgr. Horan on September 03, 2014, 12:33:47 PM
Sure he couldnt possibly take offence from that :)

Why do you say that though? I know little about the man personally, but his record is good.
4 U-21 Connacht Titles
1 U-21 All Ireland Title
1 Senior NFL Title
1 Senior Club Connacht Title, All Ireland Runners up

1 think K Mac is:
1 Senior Club All Ireland (plus 1 Senior Club Connacht Title)
1 U-21 Connacht Title, All Ireland Runners Up

Based on CVs Holmes appears the more impressive, but its immaterial now, just wondering why he is not rated
Solely to do with his spell in charge of the seniors unfortunately. That period covered three Connacht championships with no silverware, a first round exit to Sligo in the 2000 Connacht C'ship (no qualifiers then) and a first round qualifier exit to Westmeath in 01 (I think). His best C'ship record was 02 when they got to the all Ireland quarter final v Cork and lost, to my memory the most boring game of football I'd ever watched. While he won the league in 01, that league campaign was tainted due to Tyrone having to withdraw due to the foot and mouth crisis when they were strong favourites to win the league. Unfortunately for Pat, he took the job having little management experience and throughout that period, other than the league, achieved very little despite having, on paper anyway a pretty good squad (Burke, Cahill, the 2 Connellys, Nallen, Ruane, Brady, Colm Mc, Ciaran Mc, the 2 Mortimers etc). That run is probably why not too many people want to see him back, despite what he's achieved since.

Quote from: muppet on September 20, 2014, 11:06:00 PM
I am not so confident.

This is a desperately safe selection for the CB. We need something extra/special/different/inspired <delete as appropriate> to get over the line from where James and his team have got us to. Even treading water will be an achievement.

I just don't see where we get the last few inches that we need in this appointment.

Pat had a go before and even seemed to rule himself out. He has done well recently with the Mitchels but he had his shot. If Noel needed Pat on board to add gravitas to his application, then we are in bother. If Noel is the difference I mentioned above, then why not appoint him in his own right, as we did James Horan?

Quote from: ballinaman on September 21, 2014, 01:15:13 AM
Quote from: Farrandeelin on September 21, 2014, 12:52:48 AM
What will Pat Holmes and Noel Connelly bring to the table that McStay couldn't?
They'll kneel when required.
General discussion / Re: Not born that way
December 27, 2016, 09:56:55 PM
Quote from: No wides on December 27, 2016, 08:02:52 PM
Maybe it was gallsman all you chic liberals are the sane to me

Indeed sanity is probably the biggest difference between us and you.  :D
General discussion / Re: Not born that way
December 27, 2016, 06:30:47 PM
Quote from: No wides on December 26, 2016, 02:38:09 PM
Quote from: imtommygunn on December 26, 2016, 12:21:01 PM
These damn liberals just don't understand people like you nowides and how you have it all sussed. Hypocrites and idiots the lot of them  ::)

You haven't any family members I assume? Have you seen the struggle people have with coming out? Ever? Does it have to be you or a family member or do friends count? What if for example you had a wife or girlfriend who had a family member? Would you hide what you spout here? Would you not? If you wouldn't it'd be uncomfortable or if you would that would be slightly hypocritical no?

What age are you? You're like a redneck 16 or so year old who hasn't been let out much.

That's right your arch enemy bigfella - he must be gay. See my previous point about you being 16 or so. I haven't heard that slagging since school days.

I love this wee club it was bigfella and muppet who alluded that i was gay in a derogatory fashion as if being gay was somehow wrong.  I never said being gay was wrong just asked in the face of liberal shite was it and trangenderism normal. But dont let facts cloud your posts.

Put up the post where I said that.
Toys and games packaging!

General discussion / Re: Corny One for Friday
December 24, 2016, 08:37:39 PM
General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
December 24, 2016, 06:44:24 PM
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As to the U.N., things will be different after Jan. 20th.

General discussion / Re: Merry Christmas one and all.
December 24, 2016, 03:58:42 PM
Quote from: seafoid on December 24, 2016, 01:03:20 PM
People are homeless in large part cos the banks need high house prices to appear solvent.

Quote from: laceer on December 24, 2016, 12:55:46 PM
Just got word through that our Stephen's Day charity match, which we have been playing every year for 30 years, has been cancelled on direction from Croke Park. Not insured apparently. Who the hell do they think they are? Another example of the GAA being completely out of touch with the normal world. Not impressed at all.

How brainless is that?

That game kickstarted many a good Stephen's Day over the years.
GAA Discussion / Re: Challenge Matches Thread
December 24, 2016, 04:09:19 AM
Quote from: Unlaoised on December 23, 2016, 04:00:38 PM
Limerick Beat Laois by 2 points.....

I heard Meath also hammered Offaly by 18

I heard Santa's reindeers beat Offaly recently. And they were tied to a Sleigh.

Apologies AZ.
General discussion / Re: Merry Christmas one and all.
December 24, 2016, 03:58:21 AM
Anyone I've ever met from this forum has always been extremely civil, a true Gaa fan and wayyy more friendly than their GaaBoard persona. Even Stephenite!

For some reason, posting on a forum such as this can make us appear more aggressive and less reasonable even if that is not the intention. Maybe it is because most of us aren't authors and think we are masters of expressing our opinions with perfect clarity.

Obviously I have that ability, but if the rest of you practice, you may make it to Roscelona level.

To Stew, I don't get where you are coming from most of the time, but I know you have had a difficult 2016. I would like to wish you and your family, and extended friends, a happy Christmas and Happy New year.
Quote from: No wides on December 23, 2016, 11:05:58 PM
Laoislad too busy doing charitable work.

You have no idea how embarrassing this post is for you.

General discussion / Re: Not born that way
December 24, 2016, 03:43:35 AM
Quote from: No wides on December 24, 2016, 12:28:34 AM
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Quote from: Eamonnca1 on December 23, 2016, 01:03:39 AM
Two men can adopt, Fox. What's your point?

Society shouldnt allow them to.


Because only a man and a women can be bad parents.

Fair point well made, apologies two gay men could supply all the emotional support a young girl could need going through puberty.

Point well made, let us know when you make it though yourself. 
General discussion / Re: Death Notices
December 24, 2016, 03:40:25 AM
Quote from: gallsman on December 23, 2016, 08:51:06 PM
Quote from: longballin on December 23, 2016, 08:09:54 PM
'Yifter the Shifter'   by God he could run. I think he was Etheopian, great Olympic middle distance runner.

He was Ethiopian, aye. Long distance running, not middle distance.

36 year old double gold winner at middle distance.