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Hearing the GAA and U2 are in talks regarding a live performance on All-Ireland day in memory of Bloody Sunday. Hopefully Tipp can win the next two games and set up a Tipp v Dublin Final.

brisbane (Galway) - Posts: 486 - 09/11/2020 19:27:14    2306967

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Replying To brisbane:  "Hearing the GAA and U2 are in talks regarding a live performance on All-Ireland day in memory of Bloody Sunday. Hopefully Tipp can win the next two games and set up a Tipp v Dublin Final."
That would be very fitting but it's hard to see Tipp getting that far, but in this strange year God knows anything can happen.

Tirchonaill1 (Donegal) - Posts: 1087 - 09/11/2020 20:58:49    2306996

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Replying To brisbane:  "Hearing the GAA and U2 are in talks regarding a live performance on All-Ireland day in memory of Bloody Sunday. Hopefully Tipp can win the next two games and set up a Tipp v Dublin Final."
That would be unreal but unfortunately its not the Tipp of 2016. Cork beating Kerry gives Tipp a slightly better chance in Munster final but you'd want to be a very optimistic Tipp man to see us winning it. Its such a shame what the hurling people have done to football in Tipp after the great strides that were made.

Interesting read for anyone outside of TIpp
https://www.independent.ie/regionals/corkman/sport/gaa/obriens-2020-vision-for-tipperary-football-looking-less-fanciful-now-31163412.html


Unfortunately one man (whos a brillaint manager) who is the main culprit stopped the progress Tipp made in football in its tracks and it should never have been allowed to happen.
https://www.irishnews.com/sport/thechampionship/2016/09/04/news/liam-cahill-feels-vindicated-by-tipperary-minor-victory-680854/

tiobraid (Tipperary) - Posts: 2926 - 09/11/2020 22:20:40    2307040

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U2's song isn't about Bloody Sunday 1920 though...................

MesAmis (Dublin) - Posts: 13148 - 10/11/2020 08:29:24    2307092

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Replying To brisbane:  "Hearing the GAA and U2 are in talks regarding a live performance on All-Ireland day in memory of Bloody Sunday. Hopefully Tipp can win the next two games and set up a Tipp v Dublin Final."
In memory of Bloody Sunday, hope Micky Martins not near it after weekend show. Talk about licking up to the British.

Saynothing (Tyrone) - Posts: 280 - 10/11/2020 19:51:50    2307332

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Replying To Saynothing:  "In memory of Bloody Sunday, hope Micky Martins not near it after weekend show. Talk about licking up to the British."
Laying of the wreath has been happing for a good few years now.

It's all part of the reconciliation that will be needed to achieve the ultimate goal any Irish man/woman worth their salt should be striving for.

cavanman47 (Cavan) - Posts: 4157 - 11/11/2020 08:05:07    2307432

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Replying To cavanman47:  "Laying of the wreath has been happing for a good few years now.

It's all part of the reconciliation that will be needed to achieve the ultimate goal any Irish man/woman worth their salt should be striving for."
I dont think the ulster unionists are striving towards that goal. Im a proud munster man and have no interest in that 'goal' you speak of either. You should not assume your position is the ultimate one. Reconciliation is laudable, Unification is unnecessary.

bloodyban (Limerick) - Posts: 1338 - 11/11/2020 09:39:18    2307444

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Replying To bloodyban:  "I dont think the ulster unionists are striving towards that goal. Im a proud munster man and have no interest in that 'goal' you speak of either. You should not assume your position is the ultimate one. Reconciliation is laudable, Unification is unnecessary."
The open EU border is the closest we will get to a united Ireland in my life and the Unionists F'ed that up to lick hole with their beloved Torys

Breezy (Limerick) - Posts: 1106 - 11/11/2020 10:31:09    2307467

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Replying To bloodyban:  "I dont think the ulster unionists are striving towards that goal. Im a proud munster man and have no interest in that 'goal' you speak of either. You should not assume your position is the ultimate one. Reconciliation is laudable, Unification is unnecessary."
Why is unification unnecessary?
Is that because you are OK, you are fine and you will be OK - unnecessary - is very strange word to use , please explain

cuchulainn35 (Armagh) - Posts: 1590 - 11/11/2020 10:50:45    2307472

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Replying To tiobraid:  "That would be unreal but unfortunately its not the Tipp of 2016. Cork beating Kerry gives Tipp a slightly better chance in Munster final but you'd want to be a very optimistic Tipp man to see us winning it. Its such a shame what the hurling people have done to football in Tipp after the great strides that were made.

Interesting read for anyone outside of TIpp
https://www.independent.ie/regionals/corkman/sport/gaa/obriens-2020-vision-for-tipperary-football-looking-less-fanciful-now-31163412.html


Unfortunately one man (whos a brillaint manager) who is the main culprit stopped the progress Tipp made in football in its tracks and it should never have been allowed to happen.
https://www.irishnews.com/sport/thechampionship/2016/09/04/news/liam-cahill-feels-vindicated-by-tipperary-minor-victory-680854/"
That's a pity tiobraid, the Tipp footballers were making great progress but unfortunately the status quo tends to defend their patch and put down any perceived threats.

Hurling in Meath for example takes a back seat to football and probably always will but there's plenty off appetite for the small ball in the county.

Anyway all the best in the Munster final v Cork, would be great to see a Tipp win.

Htaem (Meath) - Posts: 8586 - 11/11/2020 10:58:38    2307480

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102 years ago today at 11am the guns fell silent, no warm remembering the fallen in that awful, needless conflict.

Htaem (Meath) - Posts: 8586 - 11/11/2020 11:00:45    2307481

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I think 'unnecessary' is the right word. Northern Ireland has developed as a separate entity. Its natural political development is in its own space. I dont think Northern Ireland coming into a United Ireland is going to help anybody. Its better off getting on with things the way they are or striking g out on its own with Help from us and the rest of the UK.

bloodyban (Limerick) - Posts: 1338 - 11/11/2020 11:03:59    2307484

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Replying To Htaem:  "102 years ago today at 11am the guns fell silent, no warm remembering the fallen in that awful, needless conflict."
No need to push it down everyone's throat for weeks. They start earlier and go on longer every year.

Saynothing (Tyrone) - Posts: 280 - 11/11/2020 11:14:25    2307490

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Replying To bloodyban:  "I think 'unnecessary' is the right word. Northern Ireland has developed as a separate entity. Its natural political development is in its own space. I dont think Northern Ireland coming into a United Ireland is going to help anybody. Its better off getting on with things the way they are or striking g out on its own with Help from us and the rest of the UK."
The British are almost as ignorant to Ulster Unionists as you are towards 6 County nationalists. Like us, they feel its not you or their (Brits) business to tell us what we should be striving for in the future.

SaffronDon (Antrim) - Posts: 2024 - 11/11/2020 11:18:59    2307493

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Replying To bloodyban:  "I think 'unnecessary' is the right word. Northern Ireland has developed as a separate entity. Its natural political development is in its own space. I dont think Northern Ireland coming into a United Ireland is going to help anybody. Its better off getting on with things the way they are or striking g out on its own with Help from us and the rest of the UK."
That's your partitionist view. Northern Ireland was created on a sectarian headcount in 1921. It suited the Bits to look after their Unionist pals, who proceeded to make an absolute mess of the place, until the civil rights movement and diplomacy by successive Irish Governments achieved an equality of treatment for all citizens there. It took a lot of effort, and the unionists resisted, some by arms, but the more far seeing ones saw the situation could not continue.
A United Ireland is a legitimate aspiration, but it will not be done by force of arms, rather force of persuasion. The Brexit fiasco could bring about unity sooner than some people think.

MicktheMiller (Offaly) - Posts: 118 - 11/11/2020 11:35:12    2307501

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Replying To SaffronDon:  "The British are almost as ignorant to Ulster Unionists as you are towards 6 County nationalists. Like us, they feel its not you or their (Brits) business to tell us what we should be striving for in the future."
That may be so. But, if it wasn't for the billions of pounds of subsidies NI receives every year from the British, it wouldn't survive.

Cockney_Cat (UK) - Posts: 1118 - 11/11/2020 11:56:46    2307515

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Replying To Cockney_Cat:  "That may be so. But, if it wasn't for the billions of pounds of subsidies NI receives every year from the British, it wouldn't survive."
Thats very kind of them.....

SaffronDon (Antrim) - Posts: 2024 - 11/11/2020 12:25:49    2307534

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Replying To Saynothing:  "No need to push it down everyone's throat for weeks. They start earlier and go on longer every year."
I haven't even noticed to be honest, I pay very little attention to the whole thing.

Htaem (Meath) - Posts: 8586 - 11/11/2020 12:32:55    2307539

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Replying To bloodyban:  "I dont think the ulster unionists are striving towards that goal. Im a proud munster man and have no interest in that 'goal' you speak of either. You should not assume your position is the ultimate one. Reconciliation is laudable, Unification is unnecessary."
Unification is unnecessary? Donegal doesn't share your view.

Rolo2010 (Donegal) - Posts: 204 - 11/11/2020 12:38:54    2307547

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Personally I would prefer to see the Irish language revived in the South, rather than reunification. But that alas is not going to happen. Tá brón orm. So unity is the second option. Ulster unionists could consider resettling in Scotland or England post unification. That is their homeland.

galwayford (Galway) - Posts: 1930 - 11/11/2020 13:16:59    2307569

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