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General discussion / Re: The "PC Brigade" brigade
« on: August 16, 2017, 08:07:26 AM »
It's the equivalent of the straight bananas myth. Brought to you by Boris Johnson.

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General discussion / Re: The "PC Brigade" brigade
« on: August 15, 2017, 09:42:48 PM »
FT :
The Trump administration recently killed an effort to use online technologies to draw people away from extremism, axing a $400,000 grant for a deradicalisation group called Life after Hate in Chicago. Run by several former members of white nationalist organisations, the group was planning to use counter extremism technologies pioneered by Moonshot of London

Steve Bannon was never going to have that.

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They actually put the starting the games by puckouts rule on trial in direct response to the Colin Lynch massacre of 1998.


I didn't know/remember that. Do you remember the outcome - why it wasn't adopted? I can't imagine why they concluded that the ugly spectacle of the throw-in was preferable to a puck out and contest in the air for possession.

Maybe they concluded that that your opinion is wrong (heaven forbid they disagree with Meath's premier, all seeing, fountain of knowledge) and that it's actually NOT an ugly spectacle after all!

Maybe you should lie down for a while.

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They actually put the starting the games by puckouts rule on trial in direct response to the Colin Lynch massacre of 1998.


I didn't know/remember that. Do you remember the outcome - why it wasn't adopted? I can't imagine why they concluded that the ugly spectacle of the throw-in was preferable to a puck out and contest in the air for possession.

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Hurling Discussion / Re: Hurling Championship 2017
« on: August 13, 2017, 05:10:27 PM »
Austin Gleeson to be done for the helmet incident?

Has to be.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Would you be in favour of a second tier?
« on: August 13, 2017, 01:54:00 PM »
Waterford manager Tom McGlinchey and London manager Ciaran Deely from earlier on in the year.

http://www.the42.ie/tom-mcglinchey-waterford-2-3407747-May2017/

https://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0530/879042-london-boss-deely-wants-a-second-tier-competition/

Firstly - I like Tom McGlinchey, and I think he's done a decent job with Waterford - but he is a Cork man. He was brought up thinking that in footballing terms, Waterford are second tier by their nature, and while I've no doubt that he's put his heart and soul into his job, it is just that to him - a job. It's not the same as somebody asking for their own county to be relegated; the county they grew up supporting, playing for, committed to.

Maybe I'm being unfair, but to me, that's a Cork man suggesting a second tier - and until he's also suggesting that Cork should be in it, I'm not taking that the same as I would the comments of someone like Frank Fitzsimons. Now if an experienced player, someone like Paul Whyte or Thomas O'Gorman came out and asked for it, that would be different. Tom McGlinchey asking for it is the same as when Pat Flanagan went on the Sunday game and suggested that Westmeath should be in an All Ireland B competition. Yet funnily enough, he never asked for that when in charge of his native county.
 
London is a bit of a special case too. They don't have a special rivalry with their neighbours that they want to keep alive, and they will always be very different from the county sides from the island of Ireland. Again, very few players grow up with a deeply held love of County London, in the same way that 99% of the readers of this board grew up loving their own county. They don't have a bank of memories of provincial games that they treasure, and they don't have those one-off days to aspire to in the same way.

Neither Offaly nor Westmeath were at anything in this year's Leinster championship, but for two days in June, that was all that mattered. That was our All Ireland, and winning or losing it meant far more than any Junior competition. London don't have that, so of course their view will be different.


To me, this argument is the same as people who think that there should be better public transport. Some people want it because they themselves would happily take a bus or a light rail to work, even if it involved some additional inconvenience. More people just want it because they think it'll get more cars off the road and thus make their own drive to work a bit more pleasant.   

In addition, it's the players who don't want to be second tier. Nobody is surprised that (especially blow-in) managers want to compete in a competition in which they have a chance of success and consequently a better prospect of keeping their jobs appointments and expenses.

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General discussion / Re: Silent Justice/ Internet Interceptors
« on: August 10, 2017, 02:43:19 PM »
I disagree to be fair. Of course it will change their lives knowing their husband/ father is at this carry on.

To broadcast this for thousands of people to see and hear goes beyond what is right imo. Without doubt this is going to make things a hell of a lot worse for them.

We don't KNOW anything. And now will never find out because there won't be a trial. No doubt the resident one-man supreme court will be along to tell us we don't need trials when we have Facebook and its trained investigators, but I'd rather stick with the criminal justice system for now.

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OK, I was wrong. There's huge spectacle and spectator value. You have to go back a mere twenty years to find the last entertaining throw-in.

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Tipperary - Lukey, The Bear, Connolly Conneran Conron (I got it right I think) and What The Hell Is His Name Atall.

Brilliant. Eddie Moroney is some supporter still though. He gets a lot of lampooning, but whatever bit of money he got from that video he gave to Aherlow GAA. One of the decent ones.

You could never doubt his passion as a supporter. I didn't know about his generous gesture, though. Fair play to him.

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While we're at it, hurling should be started/restarted after half time with a puck out. There's no skill, value or spectator appeal in the beating-about-the-ankles method currently in use.

That was tried in the past and wasn't taken up. There's nothing wrong with the throw in ball in hurling.


Ah there is, I think. There's not much skill, entertaining competition or spectacle involved and often it's the stage for a bit of letting your opponent know you're there type stuff. Let's put it this way, when Eamonnca1 was putting together his excellent video showcase for hurling, he didn't choose to include the beating-about-the-ankles throw in, any more than the ten-man bent-over poking and pawing sessions that often develop in a scuffle for possession when the ball is on the ground.

How could you ask for a better start than a 90-metre puck out with the opportinity for a spectacular catch, turn and score?

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While we're at it, hurling should be started/restarted after half time with a puck out. There's no skill, value or spectator appeal in the beating-about-the-ankles method currently in use.

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General discussion / Re: Silent Justice/ Internet Interceptors
« on: August 10, 2017, 12:54:50 PM »
Punt kick you seem to be missing the point.

TG hasnt mentioned anything about the actual perpetrator - its more the daughter and family she is talking about.

One can only assume you support knee capping, punishment beatings, eye for eye systems in place in the middle East etc?

So do you support knee capping, punishment beatings etc Punt Kick?

Why ask? You're hardly going to get a reasoned answer. Jurisprudence ain't in this guy's repertoire.

[Edit - see?]

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General discussion / Re: Learning to drive
« on: August 10, 2017, 12:49:07 PM »
Before you learn how to start the car, learn how to stop the car.

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In thought the OP meant starting the match and re-starting after half time with a kick-out, which I think would be a good idea now that we have the mark. The throw-up is often a shambles that results in a wrestling match.

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General discussion / Re: Jason Corbett
« on: August 10, 2017, 11:28:46 AM »
Was there no explanation of why?

There was a $600,000 dollar life policy, of which she was "the main beneficiary".

Also, her father didn't like him and his "rowdy Irish friends" who "cussed too much" and left cigarette butts about the place. :-\

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