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Do any of Mayo posters think Rochford got his tactics wrong in the 2nd half with everyone retreating back to their own half given the wind?

Not for me. 14 players was bigger than wind for me. I was hoping to get to xtra time and bring it back to 15 v 15. Almost got there too.

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Don't know if it's been mentioned already, but on the TV the pitch surface looked terrible and dangerous. Was it in anyway responsible for Parsons' injury?

Pitch was fine.

After a difficult and mostly awful league this was another tough day to endure from a Mayo perspective. Lack of discipline - again - cost us and that is just not good enough. However losing Parsons is the biggest blow - bigger than losing the game imo. We don't have enough players that can play at top level as it is so losing top players like Keegan and Parsons is not something we can cope with. We started yesterday with 2 lads that struggle at that level and our bench was largely ineffective. Calls to use our panel for qualifiers but really - what panel? We will have to play strongest team all the time if we are to survive at all. Remarkable that 2 lads played yesterday that didn't even play part of a senior league game. Sad that we haven t produced a quality inside forward in the years under Horan and Rochford. You would imagine it would be easier in a team that was relatively successful.
Anyway all the best to the Galway lads here. I was thinking before the game that when a big Galway crowd show up for these games, Galway win.

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Whatever about teams that have been named,I think it is odds on that one team at least will finish a man down.A referee directive which is to be enforced strenuously.
Ahead of what’s expected to be a tense Connacht quarter-final between Mayo and Galway on Sunday, a warning has been issued that footballers involved in melees in this year’s championship will be sent off.A melee is where a third person or more become involved in an incident.Players have been warned but with both teams playing on the edge something has to give.

Ah yes, a directive that will be completely ignored later when Ulster and the Kerrys and Dublins kick into swing. Laughable, but I have no doubt that you are on the money there. Bit like schools cracking down on uniforms and mobile phones in September. A few months later hoodies and cyber bullying all around. Will we ever learn?

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There must be 2 Keith Higgins. Hearing he is best man at a wedding day on Sat?
He is a major doubt anyway.

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It looks like a bitter dispute because one of the parents wanted to form a breakaway club, according to my sources.
So it went far beyond effin' and blindin'.

I would imagine so. Effin' and blindin' not something that is acceptable either.
This story struck me like there were layers there. Kimmage comes out of this as the biggest tool of the whole story though.
A simplistic way to look at it is that there are two different types of clubs at underage. Those that have barely enough numbers to field a team and those with large numbers that struggle to keep kids and their parents sweet because of who gets to play most or at all.

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General discussion / Re: Paddy Jackson apology
« on: May 07, 2018, 12:13:10 AM »
If we can hate Jackson and Olding for being dicks to women can we also unite in our hatred of Patrick Reed because he's a w**ker to his folks.

I don't hate either of them and they may well be decent lads in other ways, but nor do I have any sympathy that their careers are stalling as a result.  They brought it on themselves.  It doesn't appear to have been a spur of the moment/ out of character thing fuelled by drink.  It seems from the texts that this type of behaviour took place fairly regularly and was perhaps even planned.  It was going to get exposed at some point given their profiles.

All probably a result of too much money, too much time on their hands and too much porn.

You’re making out that having sex on a regular bases and telling your mates is a crime! Wise up

I'm not but 2-3 grown men setting up a drunken teenager for group sex with them is morally reprehensible, whether it's legal or not.

They were all around the same age and they hardly set her up. She was a willing participant.
No they weren't around the same age and she was drunk. Where you come from is it fine to double and treble up on drunk teenagers then?
They were all drunk, not as if they were sober and got her drunk. What is your definition of around the same age? Olding was around 22 and Jackson 23/24. The girl was 19. No big difference.

You obviously do not have daughters. They did this sort of stuff regularly according to their WA group including spit roasting another girl the night before. WTF is wrong that they  can't go out and get a shag without sending girls home feeling degraded?  Do you really think the "willing participants" to these regular  threesomes woke up the next morning punching the air saying 'result, I got spit-roasted!!'

I’ve two daughters. Your point is lost..the girl had sex

She believed she was raped. That's why there was a court case. Most rape claims never even get to court.

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General discussion / Re: Things that make you go What the F**k?
« on: May 06, 2018, 11:58:59 PM »
https://www.msn.com/en-ie/news/newsireland/catholic-priest-allegedly-a-prime-suspect-as-gardaí-probe-images-of-sex-act-on-church-altar/ar-AAwPjDE?ocid=spartanntp



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General discussion / Re: Things that make you go What the F**k?
« on: April 30, 2018, 03:36:18 PM »

In another twist in this story police are investigating possible link between DeAngelo and a 'solved' 1978 murder of a young mother and her son. Thing is another man served 38 years for the murders before being released in November after detectives re-analysed DNA found at the scene with modern technology and found that it did not belong to the convicted. 

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General discussion / Re: Things that make you go What the F**k?
« on: April 30, 2018, 02:18:25 PM »
Sacramento police arrested the East Area Rapist/Original Night Stalker serial killer last week. He raped 50 women and killed at least 13 people between 1974-1986.

I’d just watched a documentary series about the crimes (Unmasking a Killer, very average and if you’re interested I’d recommend the Criminology podcast season on the case as it’s far better) and afterwards Googled the case to see that he’d been arrested the day before. Surreal. Probably the most infamous unidentifed American serial killer outside of the Zodiac.
I would say a lot of these chaps will be having sleepless nights now that they see a lot of these cold cases being cleared up. He was nailed on the basis of DNA samples used for genealogy.

Read a magazine article about this a few weeks ago. An amateur called Michele McNamara spent 5 years going through the evidence and wrote a book. Sadly she died before this breakthrough. I couldn't believe it when I read about the arrest last week. Coincidence or what?! Maybe her book prompted something.

The fact that the arrested was a serving cop at the time is 'disappointing'.

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Mayo lost a challenge to Donegal. 2-21 to 2-18.

Any team anywhere for that Farr?

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General discussion / Re: Death Notices
« on: April 21, 2018, 11:13:34 PM »
For someone of 28 years old he suffered some bad health. According to articles excess drinking caused a good part of it. He must have done some amount of drinking. I have never heard of someone so young suffer so badly through alcohol. I have heard of older people but 28 is very young for that.

Amy Winehouse?

He actually lasted longer than the '27 Club'. Amy was one of those.
Pancreatitis would suggest an awful lot of drink. However I know lads that were in a bad way with that several years ago and are now in rude good health.

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General discussion / Re: The Late Late show
« on: April 21, 2018, 10:57:15 PM »
Cripes! Seamus Shannon was the music at my wedding back in the day.

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General discussion / Re: Nicest Towns in Ireland
« on: April 19, 2018, 11:28:38 PM »
Ballycastle, Co. Mayo. Beach, cliffs, archaeology, birdwatching, walking, whalewatching and a wonderful café at the bottom of the hill.


Not many jobs up there unfortunately though. A friend of mine living in killala has a young son (~10) who plays with Naomh Eoin (or Pádraig)? Anyway, it's an underage amalgamation of 3-4 clubs, doesn't bode well for those clubs in north Mayo

Ah yeah. There are no jobs there. Secondary school closed down 20 yrs ago as well. When you take kids out of a town, you take the soul out of a community. Garda station, I suspect, is gone too. The football clubs are hanging on by the skin of their teeth. Ballycastle had Tom Langan on the Team of the Millennium. Unreal to see his portrait on the wall in their tiny dressing rooms. They also had a player on the 36 AI team. The whole of rural North Mayo is football heartland but with depopulation it is very difficult to keep the show on the road. Amalgamations the only way but that is never without issues as well.
 The area is spectacular though. Anytime I'm ever around Downpatrick Head (I try to visit regularly to do same bird pics.), there are always numbers of people there. One time a lad was running a mobile chipper there.
 As regards tourism, I think there are people locally looking at ways to get people to stay around North Mayo for a few days.

What do you do about that though? You cant force them to stay.

I meant the kids were bussed out and educated elsewhere because the local school was considered inefficient due to falling numbers. Schools in Mayo have been educating kids for migration/emigration forever. It's nice for a rural town to have them about for a while though. Once the school shut the tumbleweed effect kicked in.


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General discussion / Re: Nicest Towns in Ireland
« on: April 19, 2018, 11:11:06 PM »
Ballycastle, Co. Mayo. Beach, cliffs, archaeology, birdwatching, walking, whalewatching and a wonderful café at the bottom of the hill.


Not many jobs up there unfortunately though. A friend of mine living in killala has a young son (~10) who plays with Naomh Eoin (or Pádraig)? Anyway, it's an underage amalgamation of 3-4 clubs, doesn't bode well for those clubs in north Mayo

Ah yeah. There are no jobs there. Secondary school closed down 20 yrs ago as well. When you take kids out of a small town, you take the soul out of a community. Garda station, I suspect, is gone too. The football clubs are hanging on by the skin of their teeth. Ballycastle had Tom Langan on the Team of the Millennium. Unreal to see his portrait on the wall in their tiny dressing rooms. They also had a player on the 36 AI team. The whole of rural North Mayo is football heartland but with depopulation it is very difficult to keep the show on the road. Amalgamations the only way but that is never without issues as well.
 The area is spectacular though. Anytime I'm ever around Downpatrick Head (I try to visit regularly to do same bird pics.), there are always numbers of people there. One time a lad was running a mobile chipper there.
 As regards tourism, I think there are people locally looking at ways to get people to stay around North Mayo for a few days.

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General discussion / Re: Nicest Towns in Ireland
« on: April 19, 2018, 06:43:06 PM »

Nice to live beside a town that has been mentioned a few times. In fact it could have been listed in the previous thread as well!!

A couple of my own favourite smaller villages.

Ballycastle, Co. Mayo. Beach, cliffs, archaeology, birdwatching, walking, whalewatching and a wonderful café at the bottom of the hill.

Easkey, Co. Sligo. Surfing, fishing and a wondeful area to walk and cycle. Loads of space for camper vans along the shore. Pints for 3.50 and 4.00.

Both are underdeveloped - but that is not a bad thing imo.

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