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Should posts like the Non GAA tread be tolerated

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House rules: These message boards are intended to be used for Gaelic Games related discussions.

I have noticed that a tendency exists for non GAA related discussion to take place on Hogan Stand.
I am to understand that Hogan Stand has as its House rule that that the message board is intended for GAA related discussions.
What does it matter to good GAA men whether Mr Ireland on an inflated wage in the UK decides to play for a second string English team or not.
This team called Ireland is made up of players that become eligible under the Granny rule because the did not get selected for England the land of their birth.
Shall I go on ?
Let these Soccer leaning gents set up yer own site; OK

tomsmith (Cavan) - Posts: 3295 - 24/11/2008 20:47:05    148873


tom shut up

trileacman (Tyrone) - Posts: 759 - 24/11/2008 22:35:18    148938



thehillontour (Dublin) - Posts: 390 - 24/11/2008 22:43:02    148943


Soccer and rugby do relate to the GAA, you can see it everywhere. They are also the competition, it is a foolish businessman who doesn't keep an eye on the opposition.

Do you think all those kids mouthing off at refs got it from watching GAA? That's the premiership. Celebrating scores, mannerisms, dress wear, all from soccer.

From Rugby comes more willingness to accept referee decisions, weight training, upper body strength, and balance.

Did you ever hear of anyone in the 1960s or 70s talking about "upper body strength?"

patrique (Antrim) - Posts: 13709 - 24/11/2008 22:44:16    148944


It is better than listening to you moan the whole time . Change is better than a rest.

Dellboypolecat (Tyrone) - Posts: 15063 - 24/11/2008 23:11:55    148968



dhorse (Laois) - Posts: 11374 - 24/11/2008 23:18:51    148975


And by starting this thread you have started a non-GAA related topic....lets name the players on the irish soccer panel playing under the Granny rule:
-John O Shea
-Shay Given
-Richard Dunne
-Paul McShane
-Robbie Keane
-Kevin Doyle
-Stephen Hunt
-Nole Hunt
-Darron Gibson
-Glenn Whelan
Yes I see how the Granny rule has affected our national team, well done Tom I was previously oblivious to whats going on with the self-destruction of our national team by way of using import players over our very own irish talent. well done tom, i thank you whole-heartedly!

sheepshooter (Meath) - Posts: 626 - 25/11/2008 08:59:13    149054


Most people in this day & age are interested in lots of sports and not just GAA. I see no harm in a non GAA thread being set up to be honest.

dubupnorth (Dublin) - Posts: 1897 - 25/11/2008 09:02:47    149057


Tom as they say in kerry "phissssst" meaning to keep quiet

woops (Kerry) - Posts: 2073 - 25/11/2008 09:17:20    149061


County: Cavan
Posts: 657

Tom I have no problem with the 'non GAA thread' but I wish posters would keep to it instead of starting a number of similar ones.

Real Kerry Fan (None) - Posts: 2957 - 25/11/2008 09:53:37    149110


eh Tom, get a life. Have you nothing better to be doing with your time lad. I thought you'd be all for the non-GAA thread, seeing as not alot happens in the Cavan GAA about you start something up about Cavan, with headings such as: -

"...Cavan for Sam 09..."

or how about

"...I like Cavan because..."

Caff01 (Mayo) - Posts: 124 - 25/11/2008 11:36:18    149229


sheepshooter ur some fool, john o shea is from waterford, shay given is from donegal, dunne and keane are both from tallaght, mcshane is from wicklow, doyle is from wexford, the 2 hunts are from laois and whelen is from dublin. none of those lads are playing under the granny rule and even darron gibson is a bit of a grey area.

Slash (Meath) - Posts: 3 - 25/11/2008 14:31:52    149427


slash i don't think you understand sarcasm very well

woops (Kerry) - Posts: 2073 - 25/11/2008 15:06:08    149478


slash i don't think you understand sarcasm very well
woops , 25/11/2008 at 15:06

Slash and woops having a go at each other! Is this the ultimate in toilet humour?

JayoCluxton (Dublin) - Posts: 2688 - 25/11/2008 15:26:28    149503


Totally agree with you Tom.

MayoHollymount (Mayo) - Posts: 74 - 25/11/2008 15:32:10    149514


Thanks woops, didnt want to have to point that out myself. Slash, slash, slash, oh dear....your 'facts' arent even completely correct, the Hunt brothers would just so happen to have been brought up in waterford, they happen to be pretty nifty hurlers too if I am correct? I hope for your sake your post was doused in sarcasm also. if not, well then...i think its sort of a compliment to be called a fool by someone as naive and brash as yourself.
As for the granny rule, i think this is the best generation of footballers we've had re: having only a small number of 'imports' (for the want of a better term) wearing the green? any thoughts.

sheepshooter (Meath) - Posts: 626 - 25/11/2008 15:35:57    149521


You're spot on Tom.

At this rate they'll be creating threads about the price of Mangos or whether Cavan people are stingy.

The question is how do we stop it?

Breffni40 (Cavan) - Posts: 11826 - 25/11/2008 15:37:13    149524


haha good stuff jayo. would it be bad to say slash slipped up and woops dropped a bomb?!

sheepshooter (Meath) - Posts: 626 - 25/11/2008 15:40:10    149532


The Non GAA Thread......"Its part of what we are!"


Snufalufagus.....Laochra Gael

Snufalufagus (Dublin) - Posts: 8100 - 25/11/2008 15:56:08    149560


tomsmith County: Cavan Posts: 657 ---- what age are you son? theres scarce enough life on here without you implementing your new rules. why dont you set up your own message board, call it "the provisional hogan stand" and you can take all the fundamentalist hogan standers with you. me? my eyes are wide ****** open.

joan_balantine (UK) - Posts: 824 - 25/11/2008 15:56:28    149562