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GAA Discussion / Re: 'GAA Athletes for a No Vote'
« Last post by BennyHarp on Today at 11:09:04 PM »
Just heard that Mickey has recorded a short video condemning the vulture funds on the grass bank at the Hospital End in Pairc Tailteann.
A county board official grabbed the video camera and tried to run off with it but he was quickly surrounded and dispossessed by Mickey's entourage.

There should be 24 hour rolling news coverage of this. He's been from Cootehill to Ballyfermot to Navan breaking into GAA grounds. No ground is safe. Locks your gates guys.
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General discussion / Re: European Leagues.
« Last post by seafoid on Today at 11:07:09 PM »
If Real go through then you’d wonder have they enough hunger to win another?
It looks like Real are in Fergie/Cody time.
Which would mean we don't see them again for a good while after this year or next year
Which wouldn't be unbearable
Cody ain't finished yet..
He doesn't have a settled backline. They don't really know each other yet.
And the new championship setup is a scenario for guaranteed injuries
And KK can't afford to lose any key men

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8mUMSi5M8g
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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« Last post by LooseCannon on Today at 11:06:35 PM »
Indeed. Even after all the improvements in stadiums, stewarding, policing there is a small core of scumbags attached to many clubs. It used be called the English disease but all over the continent in places like Poland Italy Hungary these so called "Ultras" who, when they behave are seen as providing atmosphere, are acting the bollix and creating threatening environments at games and outside the grounds. What is the point of going to matches if you have to enter an environment of heavy security, searching etc?

You've obviously never been to a European away game where heavy security, searching etc is the norm. Some of it can be quite heavy handed and on almost all occasions totally uncalled for. There are of course exceptions to the norm, Villa Real being one that stands out as being very relaxed, but I find the Spanish police to be as bad and in many case worse than the Italians.

I was at a Juve - Real Champions League game in Turin, and the searching was laughable. In the stand the Madrid fans were set up above left of the Juve Curva, where we were, and for most of the game missiles rained down on us, including lit flares. One hit me, burned my jacket and melted the seat it then landed on.
I hope that the jacket wasn’t a good Offaly one, with Carroll Meats on it.

No, that was robbed off me when my car was stolen in Annacotty. Ach sin scéal eile.
You should write a book, it would sell.
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General discussion / Re: RTE investigates
« Last post by macdanger2 on Today at 11:06:09 PM »
Anyone watching this evening. Absolutely shocking stuff.

Only watched it this evening, felt sick in my stomach listening to that girl
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I can remember a few years ago a club in Tyrone charging entrance into minor league games. But they always seemed to have a great crowd at the games. Made a few bob for any hungry treasurer I'm sure.
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General discussion / Re: European Leagues.
« Last post by laoislad on Today at 11:00:59 PM »
It looks like Real are in Fergie/Cody time.
Which would mean we don't see them again for a good while after this year or next year
Which wouldn't be unbearable
Cody ain't finished yet
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General discussion / Re: The Horse racing thread
« Last post by Therealdonald on Today at 11:00:54 PM »
Nicholls never dominated like the current monopoly.

He went back to the pack because of a number of reasons not least his own ignorance, his inability not to shag most women in the yard,  and a group of obnoxious owners  like Clive smith.

NH Racing has never been dominated by so few to the exclusion of so many. check out the Irish national for gigginstown, elliott and Mullins as example

I made a good living for many years in the game and its on it's on its f**king knees now whether you accept it or not

You seem the sort to say f**k the club it's all about Sam in September

Let me tell you Orchard that I can safely say that during the last 15 years or more I've done as much for the club as any other volunteer...even though it has no relevance to the argument.

Nicholls dominated both the QM and the GC for a period of 3 years, not forgetting farming the World Hurdle.

Just to clarify, you don't like O'Leary, or Rich Ricci or McManus or Clive Smith? Have you a chip on your shoulder about successful owners?

I'm going to use Samcro as an example-  did Gigginstown breed, break in etc him? Or was he bred, bought and reared somewhere else? If you want to compete with the big boys then don't sell your star stock to them. Its simple.

Instead of moaning and crying, why not embrace the success that is happening at the moment. Messrs Elliot, Mullins and O'Brien's success should be lauded instead of this nonsense about killing the game.
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I was charged €5 into a club minor league match last night..
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Id pay 20 max unless it was a provincial final or late stage all Ireland. Thats for senior

Dont care about U17 really, too young many will quit by senior. Id attend all Ireland final though
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GAA Discussion / Re: The Sunday Game
« Last post by full moon on Today at 10:51:09 PM »
7 County Boards are only interested in Hurling
10 or 12 felt they'd  get to the last 8 regularly and get a big €€ game at home.
Others no doubt saw extra income for the GAA so more available for Co. Boards.
Maybe Messrs Duffy and Ó Fearghail are good salesmen.

As for the Hurley stuff's new system -one flaw is that the 4th and 5th teams in Munster would nearly always beat the 3rd team in Leinster, yet they won't get a shot at Liam due to the Provincial straitjacket.

Considering a lot of CB's have spent money they don't have to develop stadiums I'd say they jumped at the change to Super 8's and the hurling round robins in the hope that it'll mean more revenue for them irrespective of the impact it will have on their clubs.

Hurling wise I can see this being a step in the direction of moving away from the Provincial championships to a more open draw type scenario as the round robin system beds in. The Provincial councils will lose control and that's not a bad thing for hurling.

Westmeath, Laois, Carlow, Kerry, Antrim are regularly screwed over by the powers that be in hurling, so it is no suprise there. Par for the course.

the hurling is an absolute joke, whoever finishes last in leinster is relegated and winner of the joe mcdonagh go up however if kerry win the joe mcdonagh there is a playoff with the last team in munster. why is one straight forward and one the need of a playoff. is it a case where super 8's and hurling format that they want the rich to get richer and the poor get poorer (not a dublin reference;))
Aye only 10 teams in the Liam Mccarthy  plus the 2 from McDonagh.Its a closed shop and thats the way they like it, so much for All Ireland. Its the early stages but the football HQ and Dubs will push for tiered also. Theyve already decided to stop televising smaller counties.

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