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Replying To Scenicparish:  "Strange Statement?"
Hi Scenicparish: Calamity and their surname was how 1 of the nominees was known in a previous high profile position.

AudiMan (Donegal) - Posts: 639 - 01/12/2023 11:37:25    2515167

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Replying To gunman:  "I wouldn't disagree with you but a couple of weeks ago it was a club from the western seaside that were getting a hard time on the forum about their rough play and indiscipline."
Footballs gone too nice. Very few clubs get stuck in anymore. It's more like basketball back in my day you took it all but gave as much back and by the way injuries were few and far between. I take it an peilodor wudnt do well in that era. Too many mammy boys playing now.

rorysboys (Donegal) - Posts: 2334 - 01/12/2023 11:52:25    2515170

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Replying To rorysboys:  "Footballs gone too nice. Very few clubs get stuck in anymore. It's more like basketball back in my day you took it all but gave as much back and by the way injuries were few and far between. I take it an peilodor wudnt do well in that era. Too many mammy boys playing now."
Plenty of boxing rings around the county if that's your thing.

Lockjaw (Donegal) - Posts: 9027 - 01/12/2023 12:05:23    2515172

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Replying To AudiMan:  "Hi Scenicparish: Calamity and their surname was how 1 of the nominees was known in a previous high profile position."
So because a nominee was known as a Calamity in a previous position ur suggesting the same outcome for the County Board next year. Your very optimistic....

Scenicparish (Donegal) - Posts: 242 - 01/12/2023 12:07:45    2515173

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Replying To rorysboys:  "Footballs gone too nice. Very few clubs get stuck in anymore. It's more like basketball back in my day you took it all but gave as much back and by the way injuries were few and far between. I take it an peilodor wudnt do well in that era. Too many mammy boys playing now."
Cool story

Bon (Kildare) - Posts: 1887 - 01/12/2023 13:19:55    2515185

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Replying To Lockjaw:  "Plenty of boxing rings around the county if that's your thing."
The same boy would break the land speed record to get away if a fight broke out near him.

Highstooler, and not even a good one at that.

peiledoir20 (Donegal) - Posts: 752 - 01/12/2023 13:37:25    2515188

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Replying To AudiMan:  "Hi Scenicparish: Calamity and their surname was how 1 of the nominees was known in a previous high profile position."
If the alternative is them running for TD next time out then we should be relieved.

SurelyToGod (Donegal) - Posts: 359 - 01/12/2023 13:38:06    2515189

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Looks like it'll be Mary Coughlan or Sean Dunnion for the chair. Coughlan would be an interesting choice. She obviously has a good background in politics and has been involved with her local club. Could she be the one to shake things up and start getting us on track based off the GAA's report?

Lockjaw (Donegal) - Posts: 9027 - 01/12/2023 13:38:58    2515191

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Replying To Lockjaw:  "Plenty of boxing rings around the county if that's your thing."
Didn't mention boxing on about good hard football. Big difference.

rorysboys (Donegal) - Posts: 2334 - 01/12/2023 13:53:24    2515195

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Replying To peiledoir20:  "The same boy would break the land speed record to get away if a fight broke out near him.

Highstooler, and not even a good one at that."
Don't be talking about yourself lad. You described your self well.. a bit like roadrunner

rorysboys (Donegal) - Posts: 2334 - 01/12/2023 13:55:15    2515196

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Replying To Scenicparish:  "So because a nominee was known as a Calamity in a previous position ur suggesting the same outcome for the County Board next year. Your very optimistic...."
Hi Scenicparish: Politics needs to be taken out of it.

AudiMan (Donegal) - Posts: 639 - 01/12/2023 14:20:31    2515201

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Replying To rorysboys:  "Didn't mention boxing on about good hard football. Big difference."
What exactly does "hard football" entail then?

Lockjaw (Donegal) - Posts: 9027 - 01/12/2023 15:25:46    2515224

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Replying To Lockjaw:  "Looks like it'll be Mary Coughlan or Sean Dunnion for the chair. Coughlan would be an interesting choice. She obviously has a good background in politics and has been involved with her local club. Could she be the one to shake things up and start getting us on track based off the GAA's report?"
Dunnion and Kelly have pulled out. Its only her going for it now.

donegaldouble (Donegal) - Posts: 306 - 01/12/2023 15:36:45    2515229

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Replying To Lockjaw:  "Looks like it'll be Mary Coughlan or Sean Dunnion for the chair. Coughlan would be an interesting choice. She obviously has a good background in politics and has been involved with her local club. Could she be the one to shake things up and start getting us on track based off the GAA's report?"
Dunnion has pulled out, so it will be Mary Coughlan. Whatever anyone thinks about her, at least she's a new face and not one of the usual suspects who seem to move from one position to another on the county board.

greenfan (Donegal) - Posts: 441 - 01/12/2023 15:52:38    2515231

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Replying To AudiMan:  "Hi Scenicparish: Politics needs to be taken out of it."
I never mentioned politics....

Scenicparish (Donegal) - Posts: 242 - 01/12/2023 17:00:52    2515235

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Replying To peiledoir20:  "The problem with some of the teams in the East of the county is that they are more interested in the off the ball stuff than playing actual football. A look at the league tables this year will shed a bit of light on who that is.

It's up to clubs to discipline their own players not the county board."
Explain how looking at a league table will enlighten someone about a teams discipline.

League positions are a reflection of a number of things, the players available, the strength of competing sports, the size of the possible playing population, the habit of a club to steal players from other parishes and more.

Discipline would have very little to do with not being successful look at who were the best junior team in Donegal this year and look at their discipline record including when they beat your own club Convoy. Few red cards for each side in that game.

Whateveryourhavingyourself (Donegal) - Posts: 32 - 01/12/2023 19:46:31    2515241

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The musical chairs at county board level needs to stop. Some names seem genuinely afraid not to be on it.

StockholmGael (Donegal) - Posts: 102 - 02/12/2023 05:43:18    2515245

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Replying To Lockjaw:  "What exactly does "hard football" entail then?"
The definition of hard football changes lad, depends on what era you were brought up on in. Your own club man is the perfect definition of a hard footballer in my eyes, the great Martin shovlin tough but fair.

rorysboys (Donegal) - Posts: 2334 - 02/12/2023 10:41:01    2515250

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A politician to head up the political minefield that is Donegal county board. Sure it makes perfect sense.

ryan (Donegal) - Posts: 714 - 02/12/2023 10:54:28    2515251

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Replying To Whateveryourhavingyourself:  "Explain how looking at a league table will enlighten someone about a teams discipline.

League positions are a reflection of a number of things, the players available, the strength of competing sports, the size of the possible playing population, the habit of a club to steal players from other parishes and more.

Discipline would have very little to do with not being successful look at who were the best junior team in Donegal this year and look at their discipline record including when they beat your own club Convoy. Few red cards for each side in that game."
Good point lad , I don't know na rossa disciplinary record this year but I can remember bonner saying in an interview that he might have one red card up till the Ulster game but correct me if I'm wrong. I think it's about playing on the edge some teams do it better than others. But certain teams are branded because of it.

rorysboys (Donegal) - Posts: 2334 - 02/12/2023 11:02:03    2515252

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