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GAA Discussion / Re: Underage training
« on: May 05, 2021, 03:59:55 PM »
Yeah the "Nursery Club" is great for getting the kids down, doing some fundamental movements and being a part of the club.  I must say too, we are in a town with lots of competing clubs.  It's become near essential to start this early or you fall behind in terms of numbers.... There are too many clubs in our area in truth.

How have you coaches found the return to play after the lockdown? My own experience has been a shocking lack of fitness.  Also lots of wee niggly injuries early on in the return.  It's been very tough on the kids.

Fitness is really poor, especially the girls teams and kids from U13 up, the younger ones seem good. I am clubs coaching offices and have noted this myself.

General discussion / Re: Landlordism 2.0
« on: May 05, 2021, 02:12:05 PM »
I am not a landlord, but would like to point out that there are good landlords and there are bad landlords. The good landlords;

- provide a much needed service
- are at the end of the phone when anything goes wrong 24x7
- have the same problem as home owners in getting tradesmen to turn up
- are not social service counsellors
- have deposits which never compensate for the mess that some tenants leave behind

Indeed and there are quite a few accidental landlords too. I expect though the focus is on people who are buying with a view to maxmising profit from rent by putting ridiculous pressure on some poor family or tenant. That is what should be controlled.

General discussion / Re: Landlordism 2.0
« on: May 05, 2021, 12:30:03 PM »
Kate O Connell former FG minister for Dublin Bay South & front runner in the position vacated by Eoghan Murphy, the ultra liberal back stabber owns 3 pharmacies & 5 investment properties. No doubt the Dublin Bay South ones will have her & her sister back! Welcome to the new or not so new Ireland, this girl is confused about her woke identity, or maybe she just wants it all.

Her brother in law is political correspondent for the Independent.

The political editor of the Independent is Leo Varadkar's biographer.

You can see the trend there.

Yip its rotten to the core the media and political connections in this country. And both are terrified off an alternative approach on housing.

General discussion / Re: Death Notices
« on: May 04, 2021, 04:47:58 PM »
Alan McLoughlin

Ah ffs. I remember hearing a while back he was going through treatment but didnít think he was as bad.

I must have seen that goal a million times. Great memories. RIP.

He also scored the first goal here v Macedonia, in that infamous match...

Very sad. A hero to most of us of an age for that goal alone. Like you a read he was sick only a few weeks ago but didnt understand it was as bad as this. RIP.

General discussion / Re: 💩 DUP C*ntwatch - Arlene overboard!
« on: May 04, 2021, 04:23:01 PM »
It's easy to criticise the DUP. But remember, their base is the right wing Free Presbyterian, Evangelical Church. Save Ulster from Sodomy crew. That is who they are. It's only natural that they'll return to that. They may have picked up some soft Unionists along the way but they were never natural bedfellows. The next election will be so, so interesting.

It is isnt it. Nothing wrong with criticism of rascists, sexist, homophobes, science deniers, hypocrites, people who stoke up hate for their own gain etc etc.

General discussion / Re: 💩 DUP C*ntwatch - Arlene overboard!
« on: May 04, 2021, 12:50:48 PM »
This reminds me of the Southpark episode where there was a vote for a mascot between a "giant douche" or a "turd sandwich". Puff Daddy had to get involved in that election but I dont think Puffs are allowed in this one.

GAA Discussion / Re: Underage training
« on: May 03, 2021, 09:03:53 PM »
Does anyone think its crazy the way GAA clubs are now offering training for 4 and 5 year olds? I mean some of them won't even be in school!

There is now huge competition to recruit players/members this young in our area and I find it baffling.

Our club runs a program for this age group. Pointless trying to do any football stuff. They just play games as in tag and stuff.. not football games. Depends on what you're doing with them. If you trying to run a training programme well then forget about it, but of you're letting them run around and even free play then it's not a bad idea.

We have kids this young, they just out playing and having fun. No big deal if its done right.

General discussion / Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« on: May 02, 2021, 01:17:21 PM »
Whoever goes in to manage celtic has serious work to do.

I have no real affinity with the north, understanding of what its like in the north or want to pay more taxes for a united ireland but when it comes to voting i will 100% vote fot it.

Generations of Irish men and women have suffered, wanted, campaigned, fought, gave their lifes for a united Ireland for me to have a chance to vote for it and vote no as i might be a bit worse off financially is unconscionable.

Even it made me poor id vote for it. However, I believe it will make iteland much stronger to be united.

General discussion / Re: Guess the Sindo Headline
« on: April 30, 2021, 11:16:29 AM »
Journalism is a dying trade now and good journalism is buried among the trash and click bait headlines aimed to shock and peddle agendas. This is across all borders and topics.

The Daily Mail in UK is poison. Some of the stuff they lead with is shocking. Express not much better and not even mention the Tabloids.

Plenty of guilty parties in Ireland too. The broadsheets all following suit down the line of driven agendas. Then youíve the likes of McKenna and others who are moved out of mainstream and they go to extremes and slowly align with the likes of Gript and new media.

Modern journalism nowadays seems to be entry level click bait like, ladbible,, sportsjoe etc etc. They barely even fact-check their stories and sources. One mans tweet or Instagram post is a full article on loop for 4 days.

One positive in recent times has been the emergence of independent areas like podcasts and blogs. Has been some brilliant ones over the years that are free of the required view that many of traditional media require. Sports in particular has had plenty of offerings in this area with fans creating lots of content and attracting high levels of interest.

You forgot to mention editorial line being bought by external forces too.

The sad thing is, within all these broadsheets there is the occasional brilliant journalist. I think Malachy Clerkin and Miriam Lord are very good for example but I could never pay for a paper that is not fair and impartial in its editorial and I say that as someone who has a fully paid subscription in two local papers. The way forward may be to break out sports subscriptions or subscribe to read certain journalists but not others. Like imagine paying for a paper that allows Ruth Dudley Edwards to write bare faces lies every week, imagine your money paying for her bills - no chance?

General discussion / Re: Guess the Sindo Headline
« on: April 29, 2021, 08:47:25 PM »

As shit at maths as they are at journalism

General discussion / Re: 💩 DUP C*ntwatch - Arlene overboard!
« on: April 28, 2021, 06:31:16 PM »
I wonder which ignorant, sectarian,  racist, homophobic fuckwit will replace her, there should be massive competition.

General discussion / Re: Sinn Fein? They have gone away, you know.
« on: April 27, 2021, 06:39:23 PM »
I feel like Fear Bun Na Sceilpe is bullying me. Now I've written it and claimed it we can all agree its fact.

General discussion / Re: Sinn Fein? They have gone away, you know.
« on: April 27, 2021, 03:46:50 PM »

Welcome back Angelo. I assume you're drafting your considered response to this?
Macker, are you on holidays?
Where is everyone?

What has the story actually got to do with SF?

Reminds me of the two recently convicted fraudsters in Cork. Former FG councillors, but not one news outlet (as far as I can see) referenced their past political party affiliation in their headlines on the case. So far, seemingly every news headline that I've seen on today's story has managed to include the "former SF councillor" bit into their headline. Funny that.

Big jump from fraud to murder.

And? The point is in the relevence of the individual's previois politicalparty affiliations.

Hard to see you as being anything more than a WUM in your reaction to this story. Unless you are actually trying to argue that SF are/should be responsible for the actions of all former members.

He was a party member. He's up on a Murder charge. It's a very serious crime. It's all factual. I can see as a SF supporter you don't like the facts but here we are.

Key word being "was". Are you suggesting SF should be responsible for the activities of former members?

What if he is a former member of his local library, should that not be referenced in the headlines too?

The local Library is a not a political party looking to be in government. This is the level of scrutiny that political parties are quite rightly subject to. You are just upset it is SF. You need to get over that.
Unless Mary Lou gave the order then itís irrelevant ffs.

You are missing the point, history shows they have no capability of weeding out bad apples early on

Seems this guy had lots of rumours in his involvement in criminal activities at the time and prior to him resigning for the party. Well known in local circles but he wasnít forced out the door or asked to resign, rather was subject to rumour and took it upon himself to resign as part of his defence into those rumours.

Not much vetting going on.

Funnily enough, the circumstances surrounding his departure from SF make it seem like he was in fact forced out. In fact, at the time, SF critics (people like you) were most outraged for his plight and were accusing SF of "bullying him" out.

Forced out? They not the backbone to remove him? They save face by forcing him out and not have to confront the issue head on.

Confront the issue that in the future he might murder someone, how do you do that?

General discussion / Re: Sinn Fein? They have gone away, you know.
« on: April 27, 2021, 03:39:27 PM »

The indo sympathy article to same man who was bullied out of SF. How thick are some of ye to be paying any heed to this rag.

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