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Houses In Order? - 6 Like(s)
One of the biggest issues which no money will sort is emigration and migration, in particular from counties along the western seaboard. Generations have left counties like Donegal, Leitrim, Mayo, Galway, Clare and indeed Kerry. It's actually a credit to any county which has been ravaged to even compete, never mind expect to win. Kerry of course have managed to buck this trend, but there's always been an obsession in Kerry with playing and winning for the county. People often ask where is so and so, who looked so good at underage but never made the senior county team. I'll tell you where they are, they are in well paid jobs and enjoying life in Australia, mainland Europe the UK or America. You never meet too many Dubs too far away from Mammy. It's easy to win an All-Ireland medal if you play for Dublin, try doing it the hard way, and giving the medal a bit of weight.

AfricanGael (National) - 05/03/2021 10:36:02

Houses In Order? - 6 Like(s)
It's gas watching these clowns with multiple accounts answering themselves and giving " themselves" the thumbs up, like drunken Paddy Murphy talking to his twin in the mirror. Hilarious stuff :-)))

AfricanGael (National) - 05/03/2021 13:05:09

Dublin Senior Football Team - 5 Like(s)

Replying To Greengrass:  "[quote=AfricanGael:  "People talk about what the elderly done for our generation during the war, our young people have done as much That has to rank as one of the most uneducated and ridiculous comments ever posted on here, you wouldn't be here today if it wasn't for the people who fought and died in the great wars !"
" Great wars"? There was nothing great about WW1. It was a feud between Imperialist European countries who had related royal families as their heads of state. It was not a war of liberation or a war that opposed indescribably evil totalitarian regimes. WW1 was a mincing machine that was fed millions upon millions of young men by Imperialist regimes. The sacrifices and appalling slaughter were for nothing."]If you don't know what's meant by the "great wars" then I think it's a poor start by you.

AfricanGael (National) - 02/04/2021 12:48:16

Dublin Senior Football Team - 5 Like(s)

Replying To Sweetspot:  "Irish Times: 05-04-2021: "Of the 232,164 cases of Covid-19 recorded in the State up to March 24th this year, 262 were as a result of outdoor transmission, representing 0.1 per cent of the total." 1/1000 cases reported in Ireland so far have been linked to outdoor transmission, of which fewer than 135 have been linked to sport. Now, by all means, continue calling those of us who recon there's nothing wrong with young lads around the country having non-contact kick arounds outdoors "murderers, covid-deniers, disrespectful to the frontline" etc.. but you might want to take a look at the suicide numbers around the country, or ask an unemployed young fella how his mental health is before you do. We're the dubs out of order? Yes, They're the standard bearers for the country. Is the severity of their actions being blown way out proportion? Absolutely."
Well obviously the numbers will be low when hardly any outdoor sports were taking place and coupled with that do you think respondents would be truthful if they were breaking the law. No doubt it's safer outdoors but i'd take those figures with a pinch of salt.

AfricanGael (National) - 05/04/2021 21:59:50

Sligo Covid-19 Breakout - 5 Like(s)
When you see pros like Ronaldo who are so well protected getting the virus, is it any surprise that farmers, labourers etc who are amateurs getting infected. GAA need to cop on a bit, conditions they expect the lads to play in, you wouldn't put animals out.

AfricanGael (National) - 04/11/2020 15:15:02

Dublin Senior Football Team - 4 Like(s)

Replying To Saynothing:  "So the spirit of the guidance doesn't extend to soccer and rugby players. Some slap in the face for front line workers when they see other sports playing . What about the young, they have sacrificed more than anyone, they're healthy but had to stay in to help everyone else. People talk about what the elderly done for our generation during the war, our young people have done as much. So forget about spirit of guidance and sense of collective when it's only GAA being held back."
People talk about what the elderly done for our generation during the war, our young people have done as much That has to rank as one of the most uneducated and ridiculous comments ever posted on here, you wouldn't be here today if it wasn't for the people who fought and died in the great wars !

AfricanGael (National) - 02/04/2021 11:27:24

Monaghan - 4 Like(s)

Replying To realdub:  "Well there is no doubt that the people affected financially and mentally will far outweigh the amount of people who will die from this virus. There is no other way, protect the vulnerable and ill, and open up, or we will never get out of this. This is not a viable solution. Some say that if this way saves at least one life it is worth it, is it? Absolutely not."
Some say that if this way saves at least one life it is worth it, is it? Absolutely not." It's not about saving one life though, it's about saving thousands of lives.

AfricanGael (National) - 11/04/2021 13:58:33

Houses In Order? - 4 Like(s)

Replying To catch22:  "Someone is desperate for a bit of attention I see."
You know what, we are all sick of your totally stupid and ignorant comments, if you have nothing constructive to say, say nothing at all, good ladeen.

AfricanGael (National) - 05/03/2021 11:20:17

The GAA And "Northern Ireland" - 4 Like(s)
Last year when Sean Cavanagh said "Certainly, up here in the UK" when referring to Tyrone and presumably the other five counties, many in the GAA community nearly went into complete and utter meltdown, and directed vile abuse towards him while hiding behind their laptops. Sean clearly recognises the fact that there are 6 counties who participate in the "All-Ireland" which are part of the UK. The Dublin government & the GAA have about as much a legal claim or right to rename New York & London, as they do on Tyrone or any other part of the UK. It's inevitable that a "border poll", will happen in the future, and whatever the outcome there will be one large minority, but I believe we're a million miles away from ever seeing kids on the Shankill road ever wanting to be part of any "GAA Community" or have anything to do with a Dublin government. Bernard Brogan could be a fiddle player from Clare for all they know or care. The six counties are nothing but a problem child for the British government and they can't wait to hand over the brat to Dublin, should that ever happen, that's when the proverbial will really hit the fan.

AfricanGael (National) - 17/04/2021 13:26:37

Houses In Order? - 4 Like(s)

Replying To Onion_Sack:  "If he was born in Ulan Bator he'd never even heard of hurling!"
Actually I must correct you there, a team from Ulan Bator competed at the Asian Gaelic Games nearly 10 years ago, a club set up by two Galway men and a Mayo man.

AfricanGael (National) - 22/03/2021 12:38:30

Mayo Waiting In The Long Grass - 4 Like(s)
There's a sense of embarrassment creeping into Dublin supporters mindsets , maybe its because they know deep down that they struggled when it was competitive. The reality is plain, it's not competitive, the dogs in the street know that.

AfricanGael (National) - 26/11/2020 09:41:22

Dublin V Cavan - 3 Like(s)
Dublin will play with Cavan like a cat plays with a mouse before it kills it , then tell us all the mouse put up a great fight blah blah blah. Dubs to win by a margin of their choosing . Odds of 1/100 , and people really want to know who'll win ? Lol

AfricanGael (National) - 27/11/2020 21:03:34

Another Question For Dubs - 3 Like(s)

Replying To Galway9801:  "Your team has just won the all Ireland. Are you enjoying it? Be honest."
Asking a dub to be honest ? lol

AfricanGael (National) - 19/12/2020 23:01:10

Dublin Senior Football Team - 3 Like(s)

Replying To Galway9801:  "No contradiction at all, there's a big difference between taking precautions and enforcing lockdown on a population. This whole "variant" thing is gas too. Last year, when covid hit, it was treated as the biggest crisis in centuries, but now, new variants are what we should REALLY be afraid of, eh? What these experts are saying effectively, is, "hey, remember virus that came in 2020, well that actually wasn't that bad,, but these new variants of it,, these you should definitely be scared of". You hear so much talk about conspiracy theorists, tinfoil hats etc,, but realistically, what kind of idiot isn't at least a wee bit sceptical at this stage. Besides, no doubt another variant will emerge soon that's resistant to the vaccine and the likes of you will run for cover all over again."
Well a lockdown is only a precaution, specifically a precautionary measure to prevent the health system from becoming overloaded and collapsing, not a measure that is supposed to eradicate the virus, certainly not in an open economy anyway. The whole idea of it is to help slow the spread of the virus, I'm sure you have heard the term "flatten the curve", added to that are some more simple precautions like regular hand washing, wearing of masks and social distancing etc. You must remember that the first lockdown in Irish Republic was very successful, Covid-19 was virtually eliminated, last June and July daily numbers were probably in single digits. So what happened then, remember the "open the pubs" brigade and the blatant flouting of the law by some publicans, this is just one small example as we could write a book about it. The bottom line is not everyone was behaving themselves, including the government who bent to lobby groups, and the numbers started to spiral out of control again. Too many people like yourself who are unable or unwilling to understand, pure and utter selfishness, thinking of their own pleasures in life and to hell with everyone else. All I can say to you is try and educate yourself and don't be fooled by conspiracy theorists, they'll have you believe the earth is flat soon. And spare a thought for the hard working frontline workers, the people who have died and the grieving families, before you casually dismiss the virus as something that's "harmless to almost everyone".

AfricanGael (National) - 05/04/2021 13:27:50

Houses In Order? - 3 Like(s)

Replying To galwayford:  "Speaking of dominance, Glasgow Rangers have just ended 9 years of Celtic rule in the SPL. What are the odds something similar could happen here, with say Galway or Kerry ending Dublin's."
They might not have done it if Celtic had been allowed play all their games at "home" like the poor Dubs, or rather squat in HQ.

AfricanGael (National) - 08/03/2021 18:22:07

How Many More All Irelands For This Limerick Team? - 3 Like(s)
They'll keep winning as long as the McManus money is there.

AfricanGael (National) - 13/12/2020 17:23:35

GAA Speeches - 3 Like(s)
Bloody hell, what a bunch of thankless whingers.

AfricanGael (National) - 14/12/2020 10:02:36

Dublin Senior Football Team - 3 Like(s)

Replying To Yourjoking:  "Who plays who in semi finals?"
Ulster Provincial Champions v Munster Champions & Dublin v Connacht Champions.

AfricanGael (National) - 09/04/2021 15:58:32

Monaghan - 3 Like(s)

Replying To jimbodub:  "For me We carried on regardless after the Sligo panel fell ill to covid-19 and the championship was up and running with the British variant in the country and who knows for how long.. But sure twas all grand when we were elite and actually catching the virus.. The Sligo panel catching and spreading it amongst themselves was grand sure., great to have a bit of entertainment on the tele wasn't it. Then someone deemed we weren't elite and now it's bad. It's all very silly at this stage.. we were playing full contact championship football, panels travelling back and forth around the island..while actively catching the virus not so long ago but sure weren't we elite.."
I see the penny still hasn't dropped for you, there was no British variant in the country at that time, so it would be nice if you stopped spreading misinformation and lies.

AfricanGael (National) - 08/04/2021 15:52:22

Dublin Senior Football Team - 3 Like(s)

Replying To tommy132:  "I was thinking the same, do the GAA think now that they need a tougher punishment as the current punishment doesn't seem to deter teams from training.. I will add, I don't have any problem with the Dublin lads training last week.."
No problem with cheating, no ?

AfricanGael (National) - 06/04/2021 15:49:38