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The GAA And "Northern Ireland" - 14 Like(s)

Replying To Onion Breath:  "Why are the GAA seemingly unable to issue a statement that includes the words "Northern Ireland" and thereby reflecting the democratic view of people across the entire island to recognise the existence of the state of Northern Ireland? It was democratically recognised when the Treaty was democratically approved in 1921 and again when the Good Friday Agreement was voted on in 1998. Still the GAA, like the IRA, continue to act as if they refuse to recognise the state of Northern Ireland. They're happy enough to recognise the state when it comes accepting government grants. Their linguistic gymnastics designed to avoid saying Northern Ireland are tiresome and irritating at this stage. Enough of "the North"."
Northern Ireland is not a "state".

Cockney_Cat (National) - 17/04/2021 11:44:59

A Christmas Message from the team at - 11 Like(s)

Replying To KillingFields:  "Why cant the forum stay open like all others. Yes people need holidays but it isnt a problem for any other forums where the mods are volunteers who do it in their spare time so why should it be different here?"
If you don't like it...

Cockney_Cat (National) - 23/12/2020 21:21:39

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: 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, 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

The Corona Virus And Possible Effects To GAA Matches - 7 Like(s)

Replying To Crinigan:  "600 millionaires live in Gaza city. 5 star hotels, shopping centres, water parks.... billions pumped in by useful idiots like Trocaire each year. Martyring a few brainwashed children is great business for Hamas, the leaders of which live in palaces in Qatar and couldn't give a flying fiddlers about Gazans nor does the Arab world itself. Only people keeping the lights on, the water clean and hospitals going are the Israelis."
Just like just over a hundred years ago in Ireland. The "only people keeping the lights on, the water clean and hospitals going" were the British. How ungrateful were the Irish to rebel against the occupiers of their country and claim self-determination.

Cockney_Cat (National) - 14/10/2020 21:42:41

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

RIP Mr Hume - 6 Like(s)

Replying To s goldrick:  "anyone would think to listen to some people on here that the likes of me dont know what went on. I course I do. same crack went on all over the world and a hell of a lot worse in most places. the thing is you need young impressionable hot-headed brain-washed individuals to do the dirty work of the "leader" and the stokers of the flames. One would hope that as these once young individuals grow up and reflect they will see a different way. Yes the catholics were discriminated against and harrased and intimidated and yes it was sanctioned from Westminstet but the way to expose it and end it was to use the fledgling medium of TV and the press in to shaming the British Govt, get the british public on your side, get the rest of the world on your side, use skill, judgement, negotiations. Are the 6 counties free? no, Is there better prospects for catholics now in the 6 counties than there was in the past ? yes. Before you can even attempt to contemplate a united Ireland , you need a period of stability and peace and I am talking about generations. You need a time when no one is left alive who remembers the troubles. You dont need whataboutery."
You are really rambling on here, showing great naivety. To take one point: "but the way to expose it and end it was to use the fledgling medium of TV and the press in to shaming the British Govt, get the british public on your side, get the rest of the world on your side" TV and most of the press were either controlled by the British Government or toed the party line; broadcasting and printing government propaganda. The vast majority of the British public knew next to nothing about, and couldn't care less about Northern Ireland; as long as it didn't directly effect their way of life.

Cockney_Cat (National) - 08/08/2020 23:34:31

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

The Corona Virus And Possible Effects To GAA Matches - 6 Like(s)

Replying To royaldunne:  "And how's things going in sf run north ? That's right a bloody disaster. Again no mandate in this country. And won't have one after next election either. Thankfully. Country would be ruined"
"no mandate in this country" In the 2020 general election Sinn Féin received the most first-preference votes.

Cockney_Cat (National) - 28/02/2021 09:43:50

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

Stepping Away And Retirements (Early) - 5 Like(s)

Replying To catch22:  "When was the last time Tipp won Munster previously ? When was the last time anyone other than Kerry or Cork won Munster ? Munster is a hurling province whether you like it or not and are happy to be. Not changing tact at all. The roll of honour doesn't lie when you look at who has won what in football from Munster and compare it to the hurling equivalent. The facts are there if you want to look and it's all about hurling."
For a 'hurling province', they're not to bad at the football. Munster: All-Ireland Senior Football wins - 50 (Kerry (37), Cork (7), Tipp (4) & Limerick (2). Runners-up - 42 Leinster: AI Senior Football wins - 52 Dublin (30), Meath (7), Wexford (5), Kildare (4), Offaly (3) & Louth (3). Runners-up - 38

Cockney_Cat (National) - 28/01/2021 22:44:32

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

RIP Mr Hume - 5 Like(s)

Replying To s goldrick:  "a very back-handed compliment. I suppose you would praise him more if he orchestrated bombing and shooting campaigns."
When the state starts shooting and killing it's own innocent and unarmed citizens, then fabricates lies to justify the murders. Peace talks get put on the back-burner.

Cockney_Cat (National) - 08/08/2020 09:43:30

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