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Laois / Re: Laois Senior Hurlers 2023
« on: May 31, 2023, 03:09:29 PM »
On the plus side, Wexford didn't get demoted, and we should have Offaly at home next year. And Kerry. Not sure about Westmeath, but should have them at home, as well.

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Hurling Discussion / Re: Hurling 2023
« on: May 26, 2023, 07:15:07 PM »
I don't know what is wrong with Lynch and Hegarty but I don't see it being put right on sunday. It might be too close to call but I am going with Cork for the upset even if it wouldn't be that much of an upset.

I think it'd be quite a big upset, actually. Can't see Cork doing it, at all.

Wexford have been dire pretty much all year. The odds are stacked against them, but I have a hunch that'll they'll wriggle out of it.

Offaly will probably beat Carlow, but they played a dangerous game putting out a dummy team last time. It'd be good enough for them if they got caught.

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Laois / Re: Laois Senior Hurlers 2023
« on: May 22, 2023, 07:55:42 AM »
Even more of a pity now, seeing as it's a big possibility Wexford will be in McDonagh next year, and all. Honestly, the Leinster championship has become like a slow-horse race, compared to the Munster one!

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General discussion / Re: East wall #Irelandisfull
« on: May 13, 2023, 10:15:48 PM »
Yawn. Be sure to wipe up that bile you drooled when you're finished; self-hatred is a messy business.

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Laois / Re: Laois Senior Hurlers 2023
« on: May 13, 2023, 10:12:48 PM »
The second quarter against Carlow wasn't too hot, either.

Carlow could easily beat Offaly. Offaly're playing a dangerous game. Here's hoping... But, on the other hand, didn't we play a bloodless draw w/ Westmeath the time we were to play them in the final?

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Hurling Discussion / Re: Hurling 2023
« on: May 08, 2023, 07:52:39 AM »
If the hurling wasn't on gaago it would be on sky sports with the same conversation. No fan of rte but they can only show so many games. If gaago or sky sports weren't broadcasting the games would they be on at all? Split season means all the games are condensed into a shorter window. Does munster hurling need to be promoted before the Tailtean cup etc??

Yes.

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General discussion / Re: America`s Gun Culture
« on: May 07, 2023, 11:41:35 PM »
America has been a bad soap opera since Vietnam. All facets of society has gotten worse despite Wars on everything ie poverty, drugs, crime, terrorism. homelessness etc. It is now a trash can society.

Hmmm. Coincidentally, that's also around the time they really opened up to non-European immigration.

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Laois / Re: Laois Senior Hurlers 2023
« on: May 05, 2023, 06:10:42 PM »
Ouch.

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Laois / Re: Laois Senior Hurlers 2023
« on: May 05, 2023, 11:06:59 AM »
Where's Liam O'Connell?

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: May 04, 2023, 11:44:35 PM »
Meanwhile joe has us on the cusp of ww3
Are you just another useless idiot who peddles random idiotic kremlin botisms or just someone afflicted with an uncontrollable anti -Biden tic syndrome?

Ah, right - so Biden has it under control? Phew. We can all sleep easy now. Thanks for the update.

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: May 04, 2023, 11:33:20 PM »
Letís put it this way: whenís the last time someone in Ireland (or the US) was arrested for saying ďI think homosexuality is wrong/an abomination ď?

Has it ever happened?

Itís been a protected characteristic for quite a while now.

Most intelligent people would just say ďf**k off bigotĒ or something to that effect.
That assumes good faith ongoing.
Trans people may be more litigious. They use bad faith more often. Why should the people be exposed to this ?

Trans people use bad faith more often??

They may be more litigious??
if I told you 2/3 years ago that you could lose your job for calling a biological man a man and not playing the pronoun game would you have believed me ? Doesnít take long to escalate

Exactly. The more you give 'em, they more they want.

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: May 04, 2023, 09:23:04 AM »


It's actually mental this has been allowed to pass.

We're being governed by Facebook ethics.

I wonder is there anyone who doesn't possess material that could get them convicted?

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Hurling
« on: April 25, 2023, 10:13:34 PM »
Iím not sure how to best approach it, if heís seen no foul he canít call it, just because (in your opinion) 95% of the hand passes are illegal, if that is the case then just ban it altogether.

Refíd a game on Sunday possibly 2 that I caught 4 I was unsure of the rest grand.

I assume you let the ones you were unsure of go? That's the nub if it: if you were unsure, there was obviously no 'definite' striking action, and it should have been a foul. I realise, of course, that a whistle-happy ref. ain't going to be too popular, but if the rule was enforced properly players wouldn't so readily chance a throw.

You play at all? If a ref pulled you every time you made a legal hand pass would you be pleased?  Just because the ref isnít in position? Give your head a shake

Yes, I do play. And yes - of course I'd be annoyed. I'm annoyed every time I'm blown! However, we've got to the point where the throw-ball has become a bit of a blight on the game, and that's happened because refs are letting 'borderline' cases go when, in fact, the onus is on the player to execute the pass in a clear and definite way.

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Hurling
« on: April 25, 2023, 09:24:24 PM »
Iím not sure how to best approach it, if heís seen no foul he canít call it, just because (in your opinion) 95% of the hand passes are illegal, if that is the case then just ban it altogether.

Refíd a game on Sunday possibly 2 that I caught 4 I was unsure of the rest grand.

I assume you let the ones you were unsure of go? That's the nub if it: if you were unsure, there was obviously no 'definite' striking action, and it should have been a foul. I realise, of course, that a whistle-happy ref. ain't going to be too popular, but if the rule was enforced properly players wouldn't so readily chance a throw.

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Hurling
« on: April 25, 2023, 10:51:00 AM »
Mixed feelingsÖ.a defeat at the end would have been absolute heartbreak but overall werenít we the better side? Yeah a draw we would probably have taken beforehand and 6 points I suppose isnít a big lead in hurling. Dub players were throwing the ball to each other without the pretence of a hand pass and never blown up for it. Great to see us matching them, standing up to them.

The ďthrowĒ argument has been lost, itís gone. Every team is doing it. The ref will give a token free or two each game.

Itís impossible to see unless you see it done! Even if we say thereís no way he got that ball out of that situation unless the ref actually sees a technical foul he canít call it on a whim!!

So the token call you said is stupid as all refís will call it if they see it, otherwise why bother call token ones?

I thought the rule stated there must be a 'definite' striking action. Therefore, if the ref can't see that it was a definite handpass, surely he's within his rights to blow a free? The onus should be on the player to make it a clear handpass action, and not on the ref to have to judge every marginal handpass/ throw.

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