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Ulster Team Allege Sectarian Abuse. - 11 Like(s)

Replying To Ulsterman:  "There's a story in today's Irish Independent that an Ulster U14 hurling team received vulgar abuse and partitionist catcalls at a tournament in Galway last week. The team's management and parents said the abuse included "British b*****ds" and "You're not even Irish". Many Ulster sides will tell you that this sort of abuse is rife when they travel South and it's shameful. I don't think the GAA and websites like HS can ignore this now as it's getting worse."
Why did you not add a link to the article in the Independent? Here it is: https://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/hurling/they-called-us-british-bs-investigation-launched-after-abuse-claims-at-u14-gaa-tournament-37010254.html You failed to mention that the alleged abuse was from the opposition team's under 14 year old children, not adults. . Not nice. if true. But boys will be boys. Maybe it doesn't suit your agenda. You also failed to mention that the chairman of the club who lodged the complaint said: "Personally I have experienced this on many occasions and I am sure northern teams have sledged just as bad." You also, failed to mention this: When contacted by Independent.ie, the coach of the opposition team denied that any abuse had taken place. "It didn't happen. I was there and it didn't happen," he said. "The game was played in good spirits. There were no chants whatsoever. A lot of what was said is untrue. "If all this has happened, why was nothing mentioned at the time to our mentors or to the officials? Not one of them approached anyone to say that any of this happened. As for your "Many Ulster sides will tell you that this sort of abuse is rife when they travel South" Which clubs? Where? When?

Cockney_Cat (National) - 14/06/2018 18:19:06

Should The Rebel Flag Be Banned At Cork Matches? - 9 Like(s)

Replying To Trump2020:  "According to RTE the Confederate Flag will be banned at Cork matches. Thoughts?"
This is what Cork GAA chairperson Tracey Kennedy said: "As far as I'm concerned, the Confederate flag is banned," "Ger's statement in 2017 was very clear when he asked our supporters not to bring the flag to our grounds, not to use the flag, so as far as I'm concerned, it's banned. "I'm happy to make that position explicit and say it's banned from our grounds. It has no place in our grounds or in supporting Cork teams. "We're a community association and every part of the community is welcome in the GAA." My first concern is that it seems to be a unilateral decision made by Tracey Kennedy, she uses the word I, instead of we (as in the Cork county board). With regards to the ban. You have to very careful when you start banning flags, because a group of people find it offensive. Some 'communities' would, indeed do, find the US Stars and Stripes offensive, or the Israeli Star of David flag for instance; not to mention the British Union Flag. In fact, the Japanese Rising Sun Flag is often waved by Cork supporters. This flag is offensive in East Asia, particularly in South Korea. Will Tracey Kennedy be banning this too? If not, why not? I fully understand the reason behind the ban, but feel this could have been handled in a better way. Instead she's made a knee-jerk reaction to events occurring in other countries.

Cockney_Cat (National) - 12/06/2020 16:33:16

No Red Thumbs - 8 Like(s)
Why have the Red Thumbs been removed? Where is the admin's explanation for doing it? With both green and and red thumbs you tend get a general view of the point expressed, pro and con. A comment could get 4 greens and 5 reds. Now, only the 4 approvals (green) will show. You can't get rid of one and leave the other. By getting rid of the red thumbs, and leaving the green; you are only allowing approval, and censoring disapproval. Either leave both, or get rid of both. I speak as someone who has had far more red thumbs than green.

Cockney_Cat (National) - 02/07/2020 20:20:52

Election 2020 GAA Style: Should Red Thumbs Come Back? - 6 Like(s)
Yes. A man can't live on green thumbs alone.

Cockney_Cat (National) - 02/07/2020 21:07:43

Stitching On Helmets - 6 Like(s)

Replying To Savage_Score1:  "well folks, any advice on how to stitch a helmet while being on lockdown? what thread - techniques would be best suited. thanks"
Did you catch it in the zip?

Cockney_Cat (National) - 22/05/2020 22:02:43

No Red Thumbs - 5 Like(s)

Replying To Whammo86:  "I'm not a fan of either but I think the red thumbs were particularly bad and stifled debate."
I don't understand, in what way did they stifle debate?

Cockney_Cat (National) - 02/07/2020 19:50:20

Election 2020 GAA Style: Should Red Thumbs Come Back? - 5 Like(s)

Replying To KillingFields:  "No they shouldnt come back Can mods update the forum to actually allow polls take place. You should be able to post polls like what happens on other forums."
Red Thumb!

Cockney_Cat (National) - 02/07/2020 21:08:38

Dublin Fans Behaviour - 5 Like(s)

Replying To Joxer:  "What paper reported trouble on the terraces between fans?"
Irish Independent: Even in the stand below us a minor scuffle broke out between rival supporters well into middle age, who really ought to have more sense. And as the referee Alan Coyne, of Westmeath, made his way off to a safe house at the back of one of the goals, some Dublin supporters surged in his direction and made their displeasure known. Irish Times: Not that Saturday's result seemed to bother the former Dublin minor and U-21 manager too much, with their travelling supporters far more agitated. One of them, standing on the terrace beneath the main press area, almost came to blows with a Longford supporter while later on, after Darren Gallagher kicked the winning point for Longford after winning a debatable free himself, Dublin supporters verbally abuse referee Alan Coyne as he exited the pitch. In the end, it required the intervention of two gardaí and a couple of stewards to bring calm to an unseasonably combustible situation for the second weekend of January.

Cockney_Cat (National) - 13/01/2020 21:06:18

The Corona Virus And Possible Effects To GAA Matches - 5 Like(s)

Replying To catch22:  "Ya, I thought that alright but there is no evidence that children transmit it to adults and are generally not affected in the same way. If the parents who are at games or training take care then I don't think it would be a problem."
"but there is no evidence that children transmit it to adults" This is not true. Please stop spouting dangerous nonsense.

Cockney_Cat (National) - 04/05/2020 20:26:51

Tomas O Se - the King of Yerra - 5 Like(s)

Replying To jimbodub:  "Classic Kerry stuff Using their privileged media positions to peddle their pro Kerry agenda Talking up teams, down playing their own, going after rival players, rival styles of play.. all in their own interests Have been doing it for years"
Give it a rest will ya? This is one of the few topics on here not about Dublin. Isn't there enough others on here for you and the rest of the Dubs to carry on your bleating and wallow in your victimhood?

Cockney_Cat (National) - 02/07/2017 21:15:20

Posters Crossing The Line - 5 Like(s)

Replying To royaldunne:  "All I will say is if anyone thinks that is offensive then they better not read what I post (any of it) should Meath and dubs meet in a Leinster final. And probably vice versa . So to spare anyone's feelings DO NOT READ ANYTHING ABOUT MEATH AND DUBLIN. Should it come to pass as their is no guarantees in life."
It's almost impossible not to read anything on here about Dublin. As for Meath... who really cares? No offence intended.

Cockney_Cat (National) - 05/06/2019 20:28:24

Hurling better than football....?? - 4 Like(s)
A terrible topic created by a diehard football fan and endorsed by other football fans. Who instead of facing up to the deteriorating state of gaelic football, put the boot (or should that be hand pass) into another sport.

Cockney_Cat (National) - 10/07/2016 19:47:44

Where is John 3:7? - 4 Like(s)
I'm sorry to rain on his parade (I'm not really). But, good riddance to him and his dogma. There should be no religious or political banners at GAA games, or any sporting events for that matter. In fact, they are not allowed in soccer.

Cockney_Cat (National) - 05/06/2017 21:52:56

The Corona Virus And Possible Effects To GAA Matches - 4 Like(s)

Replying To summerof09:  "David Clifford says he wants a championship behind close doors, it would be better than having no championship, then the GAA come out and say there is no appetite for this within the association. No appetite? How can they say this?"
David Clifford is a 21 year old, student. Since when has his opinion been the deciding factor in when the GAA should resume the Championship?

Cockney_Cat (National) - 06/05/2020 20:03:00

No Red Thumbs - 4 Like(s)

Replying To KillingFields:  "What age are you? 12 maybe? People hid behind red thumbs. Couldnt or wouldnt post a reply to a persons post so just red thumbed the post. How does it take from the forum? If you were to keep the red thumbs you should have to post in a pop up form why you dislike the post and that reason should be available to the original poster and moderators. But if not that then keep them off the site"
And the green thumbs? People also ' hid behind' them. Someone could post an antagonistic post and get green thumbs. Going by your reasoning; why shouldn't they "have to post in a pop up form why you [like] the post and that reason should be available to the original poster and moderators. "?

Cockney_Cat (National) - 02/07/2020 21:05:03

Tyrone Boycott Of RTE - 4 Like(s)

Replying To TheUsername:  "It feels even inappropriate that this is even a debate. Nothing in life could ever be worse then the pain of the loss of a child. To have it mocked on national radio is just disgusting and subhuman. If other counties and the GAA had anything about them they would have backed Micky too in this stance and forced RTE to some kind of end that could bring the Harte family some sense of justice for what they did. The whole thing just disgusts me. It goes without saying he is totally justified and fair play to Tyrone County Board and players staff etc for backing him."
Spare me the melodramatics. RTE withdrew the programme and apologised.

Cockney_Cat (National) - 20/08/2018 18:28:57

Leinster Council Open To Accommodating Kerry's Senior Hurlers - 4 Like(s)

Replying To TheHermit:  "Those counties voted to have bye's for the semi final based on the final pairings the previous year, they felt there should be a reward for a team making the final, esp if it was one of the other 4. It's not about keeping Cork and Kerry apart, they can still be drawn against each other in a semi-final as has happened this year when both will meet in the Munster semi final on 24 June. Again that system was voted in by the other counties as a way of ensuring that a county does not have the prospect of having to play both Kerry and Cork to get to a potential final. It's a very fair system. To be honest I always thought it was stupid that the likes of the Ulster championship did not have some reward for the provincial champions or finalists. It seems daft that Tyrone and Donegal, for example, could contest a final one year and yet be drawn in the preliminary round the next."
Yet another topic on hurling turns into a row about football. Isn't there enough topics about football on this forum for you to carry on your rantings.

Cockney_Cat (National) - 28/02/2020 13:43:53

Rugbys Attitude To Retaliation - 4 Like(s)

Replying To Setantawatchl:  "That's just a famous example Rugby is a game of hype, I wouldn't take any of their standards and bluster A bull in a china shop and slick marketing is the best that can be said about this pumped up back slapping non sport."
Non sport? I can understand someone disliking a sport, for whatever reason; but to say rugby is not a sport is ridiculousness. Maybe you should pay a visit to here: http://www.countycavanrugby.com/the-club/club-history

Cockney_Cat (National) - 28/02/2020 15:00:36

Dunphy on the Dubs - 4 Like(s)

Replying To hill16no1man:  "the soccer boys seem to be running scared at the minute with roddy doyle now dunphy trying to have a go.
id ask the question has dunphy ever even met messi?
highly unlikely i would say, in that case how would he even know what type person messi is?
of all the things to accuse this team of being full of themselves has to be madness.
they have seperate guys who are ambassadors for suicide prevention, mental health and addiction problem.
the manager flew a plane to uganda for concern and goal last year after the all ireland final.
on several occasions throughout this year they have helped out in the capuchin day centre for homeless people.
they have taken the trophy specificaly to children who are suffering with life long illness on match days to let them celebrate.
another player does ted talks to help people who are suffering with depression and are at low points in their life."
FFS stop, I'm wiping my eyes. They should all be given halos

Cockney_Cat (National) - 23/09/2017 23:09:04

No Red Thumbs - 4 Like(s)

Replying To KillingFields:  "[quote=Cockney_Cat:  "And the green thumbs? People also ' hid behind' them. Someone could post an antagonistic post and get green thumbs. Going by your reasoning; why shouldn't they "have to post in a pop up form why you [like
the post and that reason should be available to the original poster and moderators. "?"]Because its not needed. Why should there not be a system to allow appreciation of good posts be in place? That's what the green thumbs/like button do"]"Why should there not be a system to allow appreciation of good posts be in place?" Then, why should there not be a system in place to allow people to disappreciate bad posts?

Cockney_Cat (National) - 04/07/2020 11:53:01