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Replying To omahant:  "I'm still curious, Bennybunny, if you know of Barry's HQ area ?"
I am in my early 40s but not from that part of town. Black Ash is a car park now. Vernon Mount used to be motorcycle track?? Never been there though you see the house on South Link. Barry Tea HQ is a series of retail outlets now I'm guessing..or maybe its still there..I never take any notice

bennybunny (Cork) - Posts: 3870 - 29/07/2021 12:00:59    2365434

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Replying To Tirchonaill1:  "Yes it must be boring as hell being a county player now, a great honour but a dull life for a young man looking to enjoy his youth, think we done things a lot better years ago, but I seem to think that about lots of stuff these days."
It might be a sign of us getting older and looking back through rose tinted glasses but I dont think so. Between nanny stateism and the ever increasing rules and regulations governing our every move I'd hate to be 18 living in these times.

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 3211 - 29/07/2021 12:50:33    2365460

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Replying To bennybunny:  "I am in my early 40s but not from that part of town. Black Ash is a car park now. Vernon Mount used to be motorcycle track?? Never been there though you see the house on South Link. Barry Tea HQ is a series of retail outlets now I'm guessing..or maybe its still there..I never take any notice"
Vernon mount still a top motocross track.

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 3211 - 29/07/2021 12:53:17    2365462

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Replying To Viking66:  "It might be a sign of us getting older and looking back through rose tinted glasses but I dont think so. Between nanny stateism and the ever increasing rules and regulations governing our every move I'd hate to be 18 living in these times."
I agree 100%

realdub (Dublin) - Posts: 8277 - 29/07/2021 15:27:43    2365524

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Monaghan v Tyrone for me is very much 50/50.
What chance a draw ?

catch22 (USA) - Posts: 2148 - 30/07/2021 12:23:50    2365756

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Provincial Finals
Dublin v Kildare. Dublin

Monaghan v Tyrone. Tyrone

MicktheMiller (Offaly) - Posts: 390 - 30/07/2021 12:45:18    2365770

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Replying To Viking66:  "You started the post I replied to by saying I obviously knew nothing about the north. I was just pointing out to you that I did. I've numerous friends in the north predominantly republican but some loyalist small l and some nationalist small n. I've some protestant friends who would see themselves as British and some who see themselves as Irish. The point I was trying to make was that little steps make a big journey. Football and especially Hurling are great sports in their own right. People like you politicising them will ensure they never grow in the North. I could get into a long political debate with you but I'm not going to. This is a sports forum."
"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step" is a common saying that originated from a Chinese proverb. The quotation is from Chapter 64 of the Dao De Jing ascribed to Laozi, although it is also erroneously ascribed to his contemporary, Confucius.

omahant (USA) - Posts: 2108 - 30/07/2021 16:54:41    2365867

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Replying To Viking66:  "Vernon mount still a top motocross track."
But alas, not our family 'really old' home which stood isolated on the old "Avenue" leading to Vernon Mount - knocked down around 1970 when I was a wee lad as we relocated - humble beginnings - you can read between the lines as to conditions.

omahant (USA) - Posts: 2108 - 30/07/2021 17:03:33    2365868

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Replying To omahant:  ""A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step" is a common saying that originated from a Chinese proverb. The quotation is from Chapter 64 of the Dao De Jing ascribed to Laozi, although it is also erroneously ascribed to his contemporary, Confucius."
Many of Confucius teachings especially those dealing with women have no place in modern society.

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 3211 - 30/07/2021 20:29:12    2365928

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Replying To omahant:  "But alas, not our family 'really old' home which stood isolated on the old "Avenue" leading to Vernon Mount - knocked down around 1970 when I was a wee lad as we relocated - humble beginnings - you can read between the lines as to conditions."
Before I was born but many friends older than me grew up in damp houses some with no power or water. I chose to live that way at times in my life because I sidnt want to pay rent but I'd hate to see the kids grow up in those conditions. Easy to see why your parents emigrated. Do you still have family in Cork?

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 3211 - 30/07/2021 20:32:05    2365929

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Replying To Viking66:  "Before I was born but many friends older than me grew up in damp houses some with no power or water. I chose to live that way at times in my life because I sidnt want to pay rent but I'd hate to see the kids grow up in those conditions. Easy to see why your parents emigrated. Do you still have family in Cork?"
I emigrated alone and came out to an Irish uncle / American cousins (that I knew from visits to Ireland) - and yes, most family members still live in Cork (some have passed away).

omahant (USA) - Posts: 2108 - 31/07/2021 05:39:22    2366000

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Good to see the four best teams left in it. Two interesting semi-finals in store. Dublin won't have it all their own way against Mayo, they almost never do. Neither will Tyrone fear Kerry. Actually they'll relish a cut at the kingdom. However, I wouldn't like it to be my team that faces two men the next day out, each after having a very quiet provincial final: Con and David Clifford from Kerry. I think Mayo and Tyrone could respectively bear the brunt of a backlash from these assassins.

foreveryoung (USA) - Posts: 697 - 01/08/2021 17:46:36    2366495

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Down to the last 4 now and I don't think Mayo will have seen much to worry them so far from this Dublin side.
Definitely not at the level of the past decade.
Kerry look like the team most likely to win Sam this year and have the forwards to do it which is vital.
Tyrone will put it up to Kerry for sure but don't know if they are good enough to cope with Kerry scoring threat.
The game v Kildare was a poor watch and Kildare were never going to have a hope of winning with their set up.

Dubh_linn (Dublin) - Posts: 2312 - 02/08/2021 09:59:06    2366748

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Replying To Wally:  "Well that's just not true"
Ignore him Wally, he thought Tyrone won there first Ulster title in the 2000's instead of the 1950's. When asked he ignored. Its the same here.

The_Fridge (Tyrone) - Posts: 1946 - 02/08/2021 10:53:29    2366774

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Replying To The_Fridge:  "Ignore him Wally, he thought Tyrone won there first Ulster title in the 2000's instead of the 1950's. When asked he ignored. Its the same here."
No I didn't actually, that typo re. provincial and All-Ireland was not reposted as well you know.

What it it with so many of you Tyrone people, always so aggressive, if you don't like your lot there, move out, nobody has you tied up.

Country is getting sick of your chips on shoulders at this stage.

AfricanGael (UK) - Posts: 1946 - 02/08/2021 12:11:37    2366806

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Replying To Tirchonaill1:  "Yes it must be boring as hell being a county player now, a great honour but a dull life for a young man looking to enjoy his youth, think we done things a lot better years ago, but I seem to think that about lots of stuff these days."
How do you know that it's a dull life? If players enjoy it and I'm sure most really do then let them at it. It's kind of aul nonsense talk about things being better years ago.

Ulsterchamps_32 (Donegal) - Posts: 453 - 02/08/2021 12:37:43    2366818

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Replying To AfricanGael:  "No I didn't actually, that typo re. provincial and All-Ireland was not reposted as well you know.

What it it with so many of you Tyrone people, always so aggressive, if you don't like your lot there, move out, nobody has you tied up.

Country is getting sick of your chips on shoulders at this stage."
I think myself and Fridge have actually been very calm and measured with our retort.

You on the other hand have been extremely aggressive in your original post and then with various replies. You even used the f, word.

Why are you so angry? What has happened? Do you need a hug?

Wally (Tyrone) - Posts: 773 - 02/08/2021 13:04:45    2366834

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Replying To Wally:  "I think myself and Fridge have actually been very calm and measured with our retort.

You on the other hand have been extremely aggressive in your original post and then with various replies. You even used the f, word.

Why are you so angry? What has happened? Do you need a hug?"
If the f word offends someone from Northern Ireland then it's clear who needs the hugs.

Actually it's you Wally who started this argument by telling me that I was wrong when I said Ulster teams had won f all Division 1 titles.

If you consider it's the province that has had high representation in the Division then the return is extremely poor.

You can disagree with an opinion and that's fine but you can't disagree with facts without expecting a backlash.

AfricanGael (UK) - Posts: 1946 - 02/08/2021 14:44:30    2366893

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Replying To omahant:  "I emigrated alone and came out to an Irish uncle / American cousins (that I knew from visits to Ireland) - and yes, most family members still live in Cork (some have passed away)."
Fair play to you. Will you ever move back? When you retire? Or have you kids or grandkids over there now?

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 3211 - 02/08/2021 14:49:18    2366895

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Replying To AfricanGael:  "If the f word offends someone from Northern Ireland then it's clear who needs the hugs.

Actually it's you Wally who started this argument by telling me that I was wrong when I said Ulster teams had won f all Division 1 titles.

If you consider it's the province that has had high representation in the Division then the return is extremely poor.

You can disagree with an opinion and that's fine but you can't disagree with facts without expecting a backlash."
This isnt an opinion. Its facts.

You have said quite a few times now that Ulster teams have won f all division 1 titles.

That is not true.

Now, if you had said that as a province we have had a poor return and left it at that, then we would have to agree.

Unfortunately your aggressive and childish bias and also your very poor grammar, have let you down again.

Wally (Tyrone) - Posts: 773 - 02/08/2021 15:59:25    2366909

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