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General discussion / Re: Boxing Thread
« on: Today at 09:44:07 AM »
@Omagh_Gael -   Great to see Tyrone winning (being a Derry man he's the only Tyrone I will ever support ;-)   ), next fight will be a massive one for him !

Haha probably the reason he is a decent boxer growing up in Derry with that name!

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General discussion / Re: Arlene's bigotry shines through
« on: Today at 09:42:32 AM »
The assumption that everyone from a Nationalist background would vote for a UI is way off the mark

My friend is Protestant and comes from a very proud Unionist family with a capital U. His father and uncle were high ranking RUC officers.

My friend is a Nationalist with a capital N and small r.

So not all Catholics are Nationalists, but no one says not all Protestants are Unionists.

Bit of Daddy issues going on there, Zig? Aul Oedipus wouldn't have a look in!

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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone Club Football and Hurling
« on: April 22, 2018, 07:53:52 PM »
That was some result for Carmen today!

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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone Club Football and Hurling
« on: April 22, 2018, 07:14:29 PM »
Lough pick up another win beating OwenRoes well up in Glenmornan. Good run of home games to come too. 3 out of 4 games away from home at the start of the league.

Other stand out results from Div 2 being Tatts hammering Cookstown away from home and Urney stuffing Aghaloo after Aghaloo pasting Kildress last week. Greencastle also going down at home to Augher. Thought they'd turned a corner after last week.

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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone Club Football and Hurling
« on: April 22, 2018, 07:11:13 PM »
They appear to have been lucky to hold on. Was it 9-2 at half time to Edendork?

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General discussion / Re: Boxing Thread
« on: April 22, 2018, 11:41:25 AM »
My cousin (Tyrone McCullagh) won earlier on Frampton's card by TKO. That brings him to 10-0.

Potentially getting a shot at a Celtic belt in the summer against Joe Hamm. Watch this space.

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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone Club Football and Hurling
« on: April 20, 2018, 01:14:58 PM »
Add to this disregarding Reserve structure and introducing stand alone divisions for seconds team which has relegation involved and can be played at different times like during the week or Friday evenings. This would add more incentive to teams to fulfill fixtures and compete for promotion as a team and not a club.

Do any other Ulster counties follow the separate reserve fixtures/leagues? I know Monaghan do as my cousins play junior B and they think it's a great system. In fact, Monaghan are also trialling a new system for senior teams too, great to see alternatives being given a shot.

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General discussion / Re: Car Problems!!
« on: April 20, 2018, 01:09:59 PM »
If im driving an automatic how do i do the rev in lower gears as will it not just auto change to the best gear?


What do you mean "rev in lower gears?"  As you drive off and build up the revs. you'll go faster.

Ay, but the aim is to go 50mph in say 4th gear at high revs as opposed to 50mph comfortably in 5th gear. If you can't turn off automatic you'll not be able to choose to go high speed in a lower gear than required to create the burn off effect. 

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General discussion / Re: Arlene's bigotry shines through
« on: April 19, 2018, 10:51:54 PM »
This is up on the BBC website at the minute...


It is likely Catholics will outnumber Protestants by 2021 in Northern Ireland, according to a leading academic.

Dr Paul Nolan, who specialises in monitoring the peace process and social trends, told BBC News NI that there could be more Catholics than Protestants in Northern Ireland by the centenary of the foundation of the state.

However, he says unionists should not be too alarmed because you cannot necessarily equate being a Catholic with supporting a united Ireland.

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Census figures in 2011 showed a narrowing gap in the population
The last census in 2011 put the Protestant population at 48%, just 3% more than Catholics at 45%.

More recent figures from 2016 show that among those of working age 44% are now Catholic and 40% Protestant.

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Figures from 2016 of working age population
The difference is even more marked among schoolchildren with 51% Catholic, 37% Protestant.

Only among the over 60s is there a majority of Protestants with 57%, compared to Catholics on 35%.

Dr Nolan said: "Three years from now we will end up, I think, in the ironic situation on the centenary of the state where we actually have a state that has a Catholic majority."

Looking at the last census in 2011, Mr Nolan points out although 45% identified as being from a Catholic background, only 25% claimed an exclusively Irish identity.

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Figures among school-age children are more clear
He said: "The future of unionism depends entirely upon one thing - and I mean unionism with a small 'u' - it depends on winning the support of people who do not regard themselves to be unionists with a capital 'U'.

"In other words people who do not identify with the traditional trappings of unionism; people who would give their support for a UK government framework and that's a sizeable proportion of Catholics provided they are not alienated by any form of triumphalism or anything that seems to be a rejection of their cultural identity as nationalists."

What's next?
It is likely there will be "more examination of what a United Ireland might mean," according to Dr Nolan.

"Does it mean one parliament in Dublin or two parliaments? One in Belfast and one in Dublin?

"I think the more that gets unpacked, the more opinion will move back and forward. Its not going to go just in one direction.

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Dr Nolan warns not to rely too heavily on polls for an indication on support for a united Ireland
Dismissing opinion polls declaring support for a united Ireland, Dr Nolan says the polls ask the wrong question.

"If we got to the situation where people go into a polling booth and have to put the mark against a united Ireland, it's very hard for anyone to predict it. Just ask Hillary Clinton, ask David Cameron, ask Theresa May: were they right to put their faith in the opinion polls? I don't think so."

Meanwhile the Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald responded to the DUP leader Arlene Foster saying she would "probably" leave in the event of a united Ireland.

Ms McDonald told BBC News NI: "Of course unionists have to be at home in a new Ireland. It has to be as much a home for Arlene Foster and her family as for mine.

"So, yes, let's have the discussion.

"As far as I'm concerned nothing is taboo. Let's talk about the flag, let's talk about the anthem, let's talk about every nuance and every aspect of Irish life north and south."

The View is on BBC One Northern Ireland at 22:40 BST


The bit in bold highlights the utter lunacy of the DUP's brexit policy. They couldn't have done anything more suicidal if they wanted to increase the potential small u vote.

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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone Club Football and Hurling
« on: April 19, 2018, 10:19:39 AM »
ACL Div 1

Pomeroy   v   Moy
Omagh   v   Coalisland
Edendork   v   Errigal Ciaran
Trillick   v   Ardboe
Clonoe   v   Donaghmore
Aghyaran   v  Derrylaughan
Dromore   v   Galbally
Killyclogher   v   An Charraig Mhor

ACL Div 2

Aghaloo   v   Urney
Eglish   v   Kildress
Owen Roes   v   Loughmacrory
Stewartstown   v   Derrytresk
Strabane   v   Moortown
Cookstown   v   Tattyreagh
Gortin   v   Dungannon
Greencastle   v   Augher

ACL Div3

Killeeshil   v   Brockagh
Rock   v   Clan na nGael
Dregish   v   Clogher
Drumquin   v   Killyman
Newtownstewart   v   Castlederg
Glenelly   v   Beragh
Fintona   v   Eskra
Errigal Ciaran   v   Drumragh

Looking like a lot of home wins this weekend.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Joe Brolly
« on: April 16, 2018, 12:12:02 PM »
Carryduff charge £100 for an child to be a member. It's a lot of money to fork out on 7 year old who might not like it. They'd need to have a look at that. Clubs in affluent areas can get carried away sometimes. The clubs should look at themselves first rather than the fixtures, development squads

Fecking hell, £100 per kid!! That's nuts.

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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone Club Football and Hurling
« on: April 15, 2018, 08:59:56 PM »
Good win for the Lough up in Moortown.

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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone Club Football and Hurling
« on: April 14, 2018, 11:15:40 AM »
Moy ship another tanking this evening in Garvaghey losing to Trillick 2-14 to 0-09. Another excellent result for the Tatts bearing Derrytresk by 3 points.

 In Garvaghey?

According to Tyrone  GAA website anyway. Assuming Moy gave up home advantage to move it to Friday night and didn't have floodlights or offered Garvaghey to encourage Trillick to accept move.

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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone Club Football and Hurling
« on: April 13, 2018, 10:36:17 PM »
Moy ship another tanking this evening in Garvaghey losing to Trillick 2-14 to 0-09. Another excellent result for the Tatts bearing Derrytresk by 3 points.

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General discussion / Re: Arlene's bigotry shines through
« on: April 13, 2018, 04:52:40 PM »
Watched some of it today and was astounded by her lack of oversight in the whole affair. Unbelievable. She is throwing people under the bus left right and centre. One of the Chairmen could be seen more or less smirking at the response Foster was giving at the time. It already looks like she'll come out of this with serious damage and it hasn't even got to the juicy part of how cost controls were delayed for so long.

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