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Dublin bullying of media... - 15 Like(s)
While I have taken issue with Spillane for past ablutions I think the way he has been hung out here is scandalous. He commented on the actions of a player who put his hands on an official. Whether intentional or not the rules are black and white and he merely quoted the relevant regulation. One would have thought his Sunday Game colleagues would have backed the correct application of the rules instead if currying favour with Dublin who are starting to resemble a one party state and displaying the behaviour of an arrogant oligarch.

Ulsterman (National) - 02/07/2017 15:03:38

Martin McGuinness RIP - 15 Like(s)
There's a deep sense of sadness across the Nationalist community today, we have lost one of our own. Martin, you stood up when others didn't and you led us when we needed direction. You will go down in history alongside Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King. May God Bless Your Soul. Rest in Peace Comrade. HOME IS THE GAEL.

Ulsterman (National) - 21/03/2017 16:07:56

12 weeks for Connolly. Is a GAA Witch Hunt in progress? - 13 Like(s)
Dubs should dry their eyes and take the punishment. Connolly is a superb footballer but he has to get the message that he is subject to the rules like everyone else. This self pitying, myopic, paranoid nonsense from Dublin fans really takes the biscuit. They have had Croke Park, the CCCC, media and many officials in their back pocket for quite a while now and the rest of the country have had their fill of their whinging. I wouldn't be surprised if Dublin do appeal and Connolly gets off on some technicality or legal argument. That however is why Gaelic Games is struggling in places, the one team, one dimension of the Association.

Ulsterman (National) - 06/06/2017 19:52:11

Dr Crokes vs S'neil - 10 Like(s)

Replying To TheUsername:  "Congrats to Crokes a very contained, expierenced and disciplined performance. You would have to fell for SN in many ways they didn't deserve to be beaten, but were with their boots on, felt the bigger pitch wore them out, shot selection wasn't great and they were prone to rushes of blood to the head. Very spirited permormence and can be proud of the performance and achievement this year. Lovely gesture by Crokes with Amy O Connor, would melt the year."
Disciplined??? Are you for real? Cynicism personified but will be ignored and hidden behind the mushy Gooch stuff.

Ulsterman (National) - 17/03/2017 18:56:28

Inequality in County Funding - 10 Like(s)
Dublin GAA are more or less run as a professional outfit now and the reality is the rest don't really stand a chance. Dublin fans, Croke Park and media may all be wallowing at this but Gaelic football in the rest of the country is suffering as a consequence. However those currently running the Association are doing so on a commercial basis and Dublin means dollar signs. The bigger picture doesn't really concern them. As long as the cash cow delivers then the rest can go and whistle Dixie. I believe that people outside Dublin will eventually grow bored of the annual blue coronation and vote with their feet.

Ulsterman (National) - 19/07/2017 00:11:33

Does Diarmuid Connolly have his own rules? - 9 Like(s)
Once again a Dublin player gets away with a blatant indiscretion on the pitch. That was a reckless, dangerous grab of a player's neck that should have seen a straight red let alone a black. Tell us now the Dubs and Connolly DON'T get special treatment. It's gone beyond a disgrace now.

Ulsterman (National) - 17/07/2016 17:06:07

Dublin bullying of media... - 8 Like(s)

Replying To Damothedub:  "Sad , worse still you probably believe it which is even more sad"
What is sad is the denial and head burying of Dubs who cannot see the wood for the trees. Their arrogant behaviour reminds me of Man Utd and Rangers fans when they were winning everything. Sneering and looking down their noses at everyone else.

Ulsterman (National) - 02/07/2017 18:19:42

Tyrone's tackling-is it legal? - 8 Like(s)
Wasn't it a Tyrone player who took a bite out of the Apple in the Garden of Eden which led to the original sin? It was apparently also a Tyrone player who denied 3 times that he knew Jesus. Tyrone players were also allegedly seen shipping boat loads of grain, wheat, barley, cattle, pigs and sheep out of Ireland in the years 1845 - 1849.

Ulsterman (National) - 24/05/2016 21:08:44

This is not Kerry football - 7 Like(s)

Replying To Triple H:  "Silly fouling off the ball, pulling and dragging, more backs than forwards, defending in depth. Where do you stop. If Fitzmaurice does not change his tactics then the Kingdom are gone."
YES it IS Kerry football. They have great footballers but have a very cynical side too. Billy Morgan always said Kerry were the most cynical team Cork played down through the years. Kerry's awful antics today will probably be blamed on Tyrone and Donegal. Donaghy should get a hefty ban for that double punch on O'Shea.

Ulsterman (National) - 26/08/2017 16:47:09

Dublin V Cork Super 8S - 7 Like(s)

Replying To Dubsfan28:  "Fair play to Cork, giving it a real go with some good attacking football and some nice scores."
Cue patronising guff from Dublin fans now. While undoubtedly Dublin have some very good footballers the big difference is that from 30 mins onwards their fitness and conditioning starts to take over and they begin to pull away. Football wise for half an hour Cork were as good as Dublin and just as talented and capable. However you could see Dublin's superior physical state give them a clear advantage. Now if people are saying that's nothing to do with the finance, facilities, coaching etc they are deluded. It was the same in lady year's All Ireland final. Tyrone were excellent for a half hour but Dublin's physical superiority took over.

Ulsterman (National) - 13/07/2019 19:54:01

Rte Missing A Trick ? - 7 Like(s)
Gaelic football is dead, Croke Park's infatuation with Dublin success has ensured that. The chickens are coming home to roost now. Many Gaels used to look forward to the football Championship but now it's just a bore and charade. Dublin will canter to 5 in a row, Croke Park will reap the financial rewards, tell us all how healthy the game is as it dies in front of their eyes. The Emperors New GAA Clothes will prevail ONCE AGAIN.

Ulsterman (National) - 03/06/2019 01:13:54

Meath V Dublin Leinster Final. - 6 Like(s)
The Association should take a long hard look, this is the future of Gaelic football and the game will die if drastic action isn't taken. The crowds are staying away and people are bored stiff now. Turgid, turgid rubbish but you can't blame Meath who just want to keep the score down. The GAA have created a monster in Dublin that they can't, or more likely don't want to control. The game is dying a death.

Ulsterman (National) - 23/06/2019 16:49:35

Westmeath v Armagh - 6 Like(s)

Replying To royaldunne:  "Westmeath for me, terrible v dubs, but effectively packed bags up with 20 minutes to go Mullingar to be the difference by 2"
If the All Blacks were from Ulster and they were playing a Blasket Islands XV you would still tip the Blasket Island team. You fool no one, you don't like Ulster sides and have never had a good word to say about them. You wouldn't tip the Ulster entrant to win in a one horse race.

Ulsterman (National) - 09/07/2017 02:01:59

Jim Gavin Steps Down - 6 Like(s)

Replying To Joxer:  "So you've used the thread to have a jab at Dublin but not a word about the man himself. Stay classy bud."
Where's the jab at Dublin? I call it as I see it. Jim Gavin was good for Dublin and the fans. Outside of that no one within the GAA really knew him. He wasn't very open or engaging let's be honest.

Ulsterman (National) - 30/11/2019 20:25:19

FAO Mayo Fans - 6 Like(s)
Patronising b******t!

Ulsterman (National) - 17/09/2017 21:58:10

Ulster Team Allege Sectarian Abuse. - 6 Like(s)
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.

Ulsterman (National) - 14/06/2018 17:28:36

Day Out In An Empty Croke Park - 6 Like(s)
What a shocker.........not! Football is on it's knees and we all know why. Croke Park have created a monster in blue that is out of control and the Association doesn't know what to do now. It is a forgone conclusion that Dublin will win another All Ireland and the Dub fans and GAA heirarchy will pat each other on the back and tell the rest of us to "Cheer up, isn't Dublin's success just wonderful". Meanwhile the game goes further under and other fans switch off or go to other sports and activities. Croke Park will continue to close it's eyes, stick it's fingers in it's ears shouting la la la.......and when they realise the truth it will be far too late.

Ulsterman (National) - 10/06/2019 16:02:02

Brolly's constant contradictions and Kerry Bias - 6 Like(s)

Replying To candlewax:  "Not sure how many of you remember Brolly picking Donegal to beat Tyrone earlier this year, cant turn sideways now without hearing Brolly spouting something about how brilliant this Tyrone team are. He was also feeling awful for the " end " of this great Donegal team instead of maybe pointing some credit to the team who had beaten them by 15points? Also like to add can we get a Kerry pundit that doesnt mention Kerry every 5seconds , between three O'Se brothers, Gooch, Cinneide, Galvin and of course last but not least Spillane. They could be reviewing a game between Carlow and Leitrim and they could still manage to fit Kerry football into it 20 times. They havent won an all ireland in whats coming up to 4 years, Dublin should be the team theyre talking about nowadasy and Tyrone were the team they couldnt beat in the noughties. Need to get new blood to review games and stop talking about their own counties/agendas. End of Sunday game rant."
I used to have respect for his original views which I believe were honestly held. Now Brolly is just a parody of himself, a Spitting Image puppet who plays to the gallery. Joe sadly has become a figure of ridicule and fun now and no one really listens to him anymore. He has lost the one thing a sports pundit needs and that's respect. Brolly is part of the Dublin Establishment now.

Ulsterman (National) - 25/07/2017 23:03:13

As Dublin win 5 in a row the blue juggernaut rolls on and there doesn't seem to be any opposition or way to stop it. The Jacks and Jackeens laud it up, rightly, the GAA hierarchy, media, sponsors, advertisers all seem content to go with the flow and laud the annual coronation on the Hill. The Dubs success "ISN'T about money" they say out of the side of their mouths and even if it was well don't Dublin deserve and need it BECAUSE of the population size as they all nod in agreement and smug satisfaction. Meanwhile 100 miles up the road in Ireland's SECOND city BELFAST, and in the wider county of Antrim, Gaelic Games are struggling and in some places dying. If Dublin's funding is ALL about population where is our share we ask? We haven't even got a decent county ground in the name of Good Lord. The GAA and media shoot a glance the other away, holler "Look.............Squirrel" then collectively Whistle Dixie. Deflection, hypocrisy and double standards are alive and well within the Association.

Ulsterman (National) - 22/09/2019 00:54:54

Never Heard Of Him! - 6 Like(s)

Replying To Laois76:  "Whatever you were into in the 1990s a couple of the recent threads you started have done little for your credibility. You're taking pride in your ignorance on this thread and really showing you have a shallow knowledge of gaelic games. The thread you started about the death of Antrim hurling after the Christy Ring defeat to Carlow was disrespectful to the great tradition of Antrim hurling and equally disrespectful to Carlow who are a progressing team. You profess to be 'Ulsterman' and then belittle the great work being done in the promotion of hurling in Antrim, Down,Derry and Armagh. I actually used enjoy some of your posts as they were challenging and sometimes an interesting take. As of late you're moaning, whinging and whining like a spoilt child."
I can take it......... Laois I can take it..............blub blub! I am getting older, not that old, and the oul arthritis is kicking in so cut me some slack FFS. I used to play Irish League football on a Saturday and Antrim GAA on a Sunday and my joints are now crumbling into dust.......but I am not one for complaining. Firstly I don't disrespect my own county or Carlow. I get sad and frustrated at the state of Antrim hurling and football. I don't think modern day Antrim county players have the same backbone or fight in them as days gone by. Carlow hurling has made great strides and there's no doubt geography has helped them, being in the midst of hurling counties whereas we don't have that. Kildare have had some very good footballing sides over the past 2 decades but Willie McCreery's remarks about Ulster football were bang out of order and untrue. Were Peter Canavan, Stevie O'Neill, Sean Cavanagh, Cormac McAnallen (RIP), Oisin McConville. Stevie McDonnell, Diarmuid Marsden, Ronan Clarke, Michael Murphy, Colm McFadden, Karl Lacey etc BAD footballers with no ability or skill? It's total disrespect on McCreery's part and that's when I MUST defend my province. There's a lazy stereotype there and it has to be challenged.

Ulsterman (National) - 16/07/2017 00:22:57