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General discussion / Re: Euro 20/21
« on: Today at 03:37:06 PM »
As a nation, no matter what sport, the Scots have cornered the market in playing well and losing. They have dominated this game.
Punished for mistakes. Plucky losers.

Czech keeper getting busy.

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General discussion / Re: Euro 20/21
« on: Today at 02:47:35 PM »
Was about to post that Scotland weren't getting things their own way and they go one down..

Game on for them.

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General discussion / Re: Things that make you go What the F**k?
« on: June 11, 2021, 09:17:56 AM »
Temple bar still have their mad prices even though its outdoor service, no live music or Americas around to cod.




Your in the most expensive area of the fifth most expensive city in Europe, that looks about right.

I never really get people who complain about the price of pints or food. If you don't want to pay those prices go somewhere else. Get a carryout, stay at home or whatever. Taking a picture and putting it on the internet - It's up there with the woman who left a bad review because the restaurant wouldn't give her just hot water and a cup so she could use her own teabag.

Don't go.

Do you ask the price of a pint before you order, everywhere you go?

No. I couldnít tell you the price of pint. Iím not a penny pincher. If I go to temple bar I bring plenty of 50s or if I go to a nice hotel I know Iím paying nice hotel prices. If I go down the local for an hour, £20 might do me. I donít go to a place and moan about the price of a pint. I find it shitty. Just donít go. Or go somewhere else.

£4+ a pint down our way with the local hotel £5.10 a pint and it's far from high end.

Don't think the brewery's have put their prices up and they've all been getting their covid grants when closed!

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General discussion / Re: 💩 DUP C*ntwatch - Under New Management
« on: June 11, 2021, 09:14:09 AM »
I think Boris should have a referendum, just in the north, regarding the protocal. Just a simple should it stay, or go. Im convinced it would pass and the dup would be sidelined further with nowhere to turn.

The NI Protocol is an international trading agreement between the EU and the UK Government in London.

A bunch of idiots in Stormont won't get any say in it as if it's rejected something similar will need to put in its place.

Even this so called vote in 2024 on the NI protocol can only "amend" 5 items out of the whole protocol and then something needs introduced to replace these five items.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Joe Brolly
« on: June 10, 2021, 11:24:38 AM »
WRT pundits, I never bother with the lads/ladies at half time, but the pundits co comparing during the game are more important.

McStay and his americanisms does my banger in.

Hurling wise I like Duignan and Donal O'Grady.

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General discussion / Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« on: June 10, 2021, 10:56:33 AM »
He has my support. Clean slate. Cant be any worse than Lennon. Iím quietly optimistic.

huge risk being taken by Celtic but a cheap one I suppose.


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General discussion / Re: Sinn Fein? They have gone away, you know.
« on: June 10, 2021, 10:54:49 AM »
Had to turn Nolan off this am in the car, lead story SF posing as pollsters...no mention of Ff or FG. The bias is breathtaking.

I dont think FF or FG stand in the North last time i checked

And the rest don't have the resources to do it.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Friday Night Football
« on: June 10, 2021, 10:52:00 AM »
Down might not be the size of Cork.

But there are plenty of drives of an hour, to an hour and a half, and you just learn to go early or do what you can to avoid rush hour traffic if youíre gathering on the other side of the county for 6.30.

Can everyone really knock off work at 5pm every Friday to do this? Well thatís that thing. Itís not every Friday that youíve got the long away trip. Itís a handful of Fridays a year. It is doable.

The comments from the trainer above are interesting, but look closer and theyíre also an excuse. Playing on Sunday doesnít change a clubís drinking culture. It just moves it to Sunday night.

I think lads in their 20's and 30's are entitled to a social life too, but I have to say I always preferred the Sunday afternoon games where back in the day our senior hurlers and reserves played their games on the same day against the same opposition in the Antrim League. Reserves at 2 with the seniors at 3.30pm. It was a day out for the whole parish and families either way.

congested fixture calendars at IC level put an end to that.

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General discussion / Re: 💩 DUP C*ntwatch - Under New Management
« on: June 09, 2021, 08:20:47 AM »
Anyone watch Poots on Spotlight last night?

I'm almost certain when asked about what would replace the NI Protocol he said he'd accept checks in England and Scotland...

To me (and I'll watch it back later) he knows the NI Protocol is there for good but he needs to save face and make sure the checks aren't in Larne or Belfast.

He was also dancing on the head of a pin when asked why his department went ahead and built the infrastructure for the inspections.

Didn't come across as the most alert either.

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Hurling Discussion / Re: Hurling championship 2021
« on: June 08, 2021, 04:48:10 PM »
I think they're favourites but if they meet a fully fit and fresh Galway I think the result could go either way.

Galway made a balls of losing the Leinster final last year and ended up playing for three weeks on the bounce going into the Limerick semi-final, tiredness and injuries took their toll.

IMO obviously.

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Hurling Discussion / Re: Hurling championship 2021
« on: June 08, 2021, 04:20:46 PM »
That would be my take on it. Galway, for me, are probably the only team who could beat Limerick but they could get beat by others too.

Cork hadn't Horgan so there was a bit of shadow boxing there but still they are probably a bit away from Limerick levels.

KK probably a bit above the teams in 1B so haven't been pushed yet.
I don't know if Limerick can do back to  back. It's very difficult these days

In the past 10 years, Kilkenny won back to backs in 2011 and 2012 as well as 2014 and 2015. Only a fluke Clare win in 2013 prevented the mighty cats from doing the coveted 5 in a row.

Not sure of your logic but going by that Clare prevented Kilkenny from winning 7 in a row but never actually beat Kilkenny...

Missing the point. What people seem to forget to do these days is look at the previous messages. I'm saying it's possible to do two in a row.

Back then there was a backdoor but not the round robin system of the last few years pre Covid. 

Limerick may do a back to back this year due to the shortened championship but it'll get harder to do it again if the round robin gets re-introduced in 2022.

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General discussion / Re: The Official Golf Thread
« on: June 08, 2021, 04:11:46 PM »

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General discussion / Re: 💩 DUP C*ntwatch - Under New Management
« on: June 08, 2021, 04:09:17 PM »
I don't really know the who's who of the DUP but has he brought any of the Donaldson camp into posts to try to keep them happy?

It wouldn't appear so, certainly from the noises coming from the culled ministers and within the Donaldson camp. The party would appear to be split down the middle and it looks like Poots isn't even going to try and bring it together again. Where does Donaldson go from here because it is hard to see how he has a future within the DUP.

There are a lot of relative unknowns in the ministerial team that Poots has announced so only time will tell if they are competent enough but there is a lack of experience in comparision to what went before. Givan for instance would only appear to have got the FM job as he is good mates with Poots.

Dodds and Weir getting the boot would suggest Poots was purging the party of the Donaldson loyalists although I had McIlveen in there as well but being from Comber/Newtownards area she could well be a Free P.

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Hurling Discussion / Re: Hurling championship 2021
« on: June 08, 2021, 03:28:16 PM »
That would be my take on it. Galway, for me, are probably the only team who could beat Limerick but they could get beat by others too.

Cork hadn't Horgan so there was a bit of shadow boxing there but still they are probably a bit away from Limerick levels.

KK probably a bit above the teams in 1B so haven't been pushed yet.
I don't know if Limerick can do back to  back. It's very difficult these days

In the past 10 years, Kilkenny won back to backs in 2011 and 2012 as well as 2014 and 2015. Only a fluke Clare win in 2013 prevented the mighty cats from doing the coveted 5 in a row.

Not sure of your logic but going by that Clare prevented Kilkenny from winning 7 in a row but never actually beat Kilkenny...


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Antrim / Re: ANTRIM HURLING
« on: June 08, 2021, 02:19:39 PM »
There's an all Ireland in this team. I definitely believe that.
We're not going to win an all ireland, in the near future anyway. I love this team, im loving watching them, and its been a hugely succesful campaign to stay up with a game to go, its brilliant! We also have to be realistic, we were in 2a and the mcdonagh last year. We are looking to establish ourselves in div 1 and the liam mccarthy and build from there.

Antrim will lift the Liam McCarthy before the year 2026.

I'd really love to believe you for the greater good of Ulster hurling but a few good performances in the NHL isn't really the foundation needed to be talking of winning an AI in 2026.

Limerick have been rattling off U21 titles, NHL's, Munster titles etc etc with a pretty young team. Hard to see Antrim make that leap in 5 years..


Are the schools out early this year?

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