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General discussion / Re: Guess the Sindo Headline
« on: Today at 09:01:19 PM »
His assertion that Twitter took down accounts due to pressure from big bad Sinn Fein. Loon.

General discussion / Re: Guess the Sindo Headline
« on: Today at 04:07:35 PM »
Barbera J Pym gives her unbiased reaction on the news...

“Hello everyone, let me start by saying you’re going to hear a lot of things being said about Eoghan Harris online and in the papers in the coming days, but only the vast majority of it will be true.

Before you open your minds I ask that you instead bang your head against the wall first as I think it’s only right that for balance I say that Eoghan Harris is sexy, smart, respected and full of integrity. And I say this as someone with nothing to gain from saying so, as I have no personal connection to Eoghan, who is taller and slimmer in person than you might think.

Now that’s out of the way, let me address the fact that the account operated in part by Eoghan sent sexualised messages to one journalist, engaged in ad hominem attacks, and wrote cringe-inducing supportive tweets praising himself. On this matter I will concede that:

Sinn Féin/IRA want to inject The Communist Manifesto directly into the brains of Ireland’s children at point of birth.

Some may say Eoghan, who is the country’s most insightful and articulate thinker and was once romantically linked to Mother Ireland, is a sad old obsessed man.

But by saying such things they’re ruining the spotless reputation of a man who used his Sunday Independent position to staunchly defend Bertie Ahern’s financial affairs and labeled key Moriarty tribunal witness Tom Gilmartin a fantasist; he did all this out of the goodness of his heart and got nothing for it except Ahern appointing him to the Seanad.

Others will say that Eoghan’s unmasking as an anonymous online troll that obsessively denigrated Sinn Féin online, outside of his usual column, has actually gifted a massive win to the party and made him look like a complete f**king idiot, but actually I measured Eoghan’s brain once with a measuring tape and the measuring tape wasn’t big enough, that’s how gargantuan his brain is.

Many will say Eoghan has never met an issue that he couldn’t come out on the wrong side of, but may I remind you this is the man who poured scorn on John Hume’s efforts to achieve peace in the North and supported the war in Iraq, so I’ve little doubt Eoghan will be back with more excellent points, and even more handsome than before.

General discussion / Re: Guess the Sindo Headline
« on: Today at 01:12:08 PM »
Shocking carry on and no messing with the action taking. You’d hope it serve as a warning to rest and I’m sure some twitter accounts will go quiet and a few heads looking over shoulder.

Once again it highlights what a cesspit the likes of twitter can be with faceless posters and constant trolling, no one has a monopoly on that practice.

This type of stuff sticks. Gript at it again this week with another false story about made up relations of Eamon Ryan. Posted a story and left it there for hours before removing and issuing an “apology” but harm was done and was been quoted all over social media by the usual suspects.

Media needs a serious clear out.

Maybe no messing, I wonder how long they knew about it. I wonder who else is involved. Did they get wind that all was about to come out anyway? Harris has been disgracing himself under his real name in that paper for a long time and nothing was done.

General discussion / Re: Guess the Sindo Headline
« on: Today at 08:22:04 AM »
Seems the man who complained about Sinn Fein twitter trolls was the biggest troll of them all. Some of the stuff from that account is shocking and I see online there are other accounts that are suspiciously like the one call out. What an odious little west brit hypocrite, I hope he gets everything that he deserves now and never gets published again. I also wouldnt be getting too excited yet about the transformation of the Sindo even if the removal of this w**ker and RDE is a step in the right direction.

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 didn’t 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 you’ve 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?

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