63 thoughts on “De Sunday Papers

  1. Shayna

    I know it’s probably not correct and proper, or indeed wise to bite the head of the beast that feeds you, but Paul Galvin in The Sunday Times is doing just that. The GAA made him a household name back in his day. I still get the shudders when I think of his fellow county man, Maurice Fitzgerald who scored this point https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXEONcn_4XM. Also, this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m07it4_evog&t=182s. I couldn’t resist the Tyrone reference.

    1. Yep

      HE made himself a household name by being an exceptional player and someone of “distinguished” character.

      They don’t feed him anymore, and in carving out his own path he raises an issue that could be a very real threat to the reputation of the game.

      1. Shayna

        I know he’s loved in Kerry, his students adored him and now he has a different career. The GAA still feed him, he wouldn’t have a career without it. The drugs issue is something that was a tad evident in 2002 when Armargh guys were bursting out of their jersies in Croke Park. My point was, originally, that of course there is drugs going on, but don’t mention it.

    2. Frilly Keane

      “More sinned against than sinning”

      BTW I’d reconsider the use of the expression “distinguished” when talking about Paul Galvin
      And I’d definitely wouldn’t refer to his relationship with his students

      1. Happy Molloy

        he was a thug on and off the field but, to be fair, he cleaned his act up. his last few years he had people pulling and dragging out of him but wouldn’t react.

        Wonder will Dermo ever manage the same? he’ll probably be gone for the summer now

  2. Sheik Yahbouti

    Is this website now to be called Gaaaaah Sheet? No matter the topic, this woman has to shoe horn in some reference to it.

  3. Frilly Keane

    Spaking’ of drugs in the GAA, by Paul Galvin

    Dancing with the Stars Cup and Galvins team mate Aiden O’Mahoney had a bad test

    And one’ve their New up and coming lads has accepted a ban

      1. Frilly Keane

        We did alright for ourselves on Donkey Derby day din’t we
        Nathins won or lost yet

      1. Formerly known as @ireland.com

        You may have heard this one…

        I know why I am not a top level athlete, I don’t suffer from any long term medical conditions.

  4. Jimmy Russell

    Once again innocent muslims will bear the brunt of this, they will be met with suspicion ad scrutiny now, in many ways Islam is the biggest victim of all this. We cant dwell on the past we need to move on already europe needs to learn to live with these unfortunate incidents and put these unfortunate events behind us otherwise we are playing into the hands of nazi’s like trump and farage

  5. Ron

    Air strikes carried out by the US and it’s allied partners including the UK in Syria have killed the highest number of civilians on record since the bombing campaign began.

    A total of 225 civilians, including 36 women and 44 children, were killed in the period between 23 April to 23 MAY 2017

    The toll is the highest number of recorded deaths since the international air campaign against ISIS began in September 2014..

    Where is the 24 hour rolling Sky News coverage? Where is the international condemnation? Where is the front page news stories? Why is the Facebook ‘I’m safe’ check in system not activated like they have done in London?

    I hate war of any kind. My condolences to all the innocent people killed in Syria, Iraq, Manchester, London etc.

    Maybe the same level of outrage that we see for Manchester and London is because that’s not supposed to happen in nice places like the UK. Thats not supposeed to happen to people like ‘us’. So long as the UK and their partners continue on a foreign policy path that is war mongering and hostile to other countries, you can probably expect a lot more of the events we have seen in London and Manchester etc. RIP to the thousands of innocent people killed all over.

    1. mildred st. meadowlark

      Great comment Ron. Completely agree, and you said it better than I certainly could’ve.

    2. jungleman

      Well said.

      Also, that facebook thing is just fuel for narcissists, like everything else on facebook..

    3. Yep

      Al Jazeera if you’re looking for coverage. Not being smart but it has a lot to do with geography.

      Like you, I have no doubt there will be many more attacks like last night. Pop on to the Al Jazeera site next time. The comment section in the live feed is a real eye opener.

    4. Sheik Yahbouti

      Ah, Ron. I’m so heartsick I can’t even comment beyond this. BTW wrong forum – GAAAAAH, Povs and the content of Cadbury chocolate boxes, with a rivetting controversy between Barrys Tea and Lions tea. ‘shakra, when the walls came down’.

      1. Frilly Keane

        C’mere all that stuff has a place too ya know
        If it didn’t
        You wouldn’t be here

        It takes all sorts ya know
        That’s what they mean by tolerance BTW

        If we’re not grand enough or high-brow enough for you here
        There’s always All Jazeera

        1. Sheik Yahbouti

          Sorry Frilly, in bad form. Found a dead dog on my travels today – and it wasn’t natural causes, or even ‘a belt of a car ‘. Just bummed out

          1. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

            I’ve been looking for a dead dog for ages now…

            …no, wait, hang on…
            – I’ve been looking for a dead horse.
            (I wanted to flog it, but don’t tell anyone.)

          2. Sheik Yahbouti

            Frilly, he was beaten and garotted with a piece of cable. A boxer cross – maybe three years old. And people jeer ME for being a misanthrope?!?

          3. mildred st. meadowlark

            That’s awful. What a truly horrible thing to do to a dog. Can’t understand why someone would do that.

        2. Yep

          Frilly, with all due respect, I enjoy your articles.

          In general conversation you don’t have to pump up the prose. Making yourself cryptic doesn’t make your statement concrete.

          Also, I agree about Galvin. That’s why it was in quotes.

          1. I'm in 'moderadion'.

            @ Yep…
            Making yourself cryptic doesn’t make your statement concrete.

            No truer statement was ever typed, and it isn’t typical of this site to have someone say so but I agree.
            I’m in ‘moderadion’.

          2. Frilly Keane

            There’s nothing cryptic
            That is a direct quote from a 2 page IT spread on Galvin the Saturday before he clattered the black book out’ve a refs hand
            And then clattered one’a the O’Se’s who was only trying to came the ape down

            Guess who authored it?

          3. jungleman

            Just had a look at the Al Jazeera comments threads there. They appear to have been completely taken over by right wing nut jobs (the lack of moderation is actually astounding). Was that the point you were making?

    5. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

      …’allied partners including the UK in Syria have killed the highest number of civilians on record’…

      Did you hear Theresa May’s statement after this morning’s COBRA meeting?
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_1LRjI7oBk
      – She’s scared.

      It’s my belief that Britain is being targeted because of two things… Brexit & Trump.
      (Not Facebook & Google.)
      Isis sees Britain as weakened and isolated. The opposite to Mrs May’s spinning.

      Protect Democracy by talking like a Dictator…. Who was it who did that…?
      He looked a bit like Charlie Chaplain.
      I can’t remember his name…

      1. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

        Sorry… I left out a bit of my comment…

        Mrs. May or might not, is trying to get her old mates back, by sacrificing some teenagers who haven’t got jobs.

        She May do a DUET with DT or the EU, but that would be an anagram.

        Aren’t YOU glad we’re a neutral country?
        We don’t send our children to kill or be killed. Not a lot of people appreciate that.

        1. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

          …and when I say …’sacrificing some teenagers who haven’t got jobs‘ you know perfectly well who I mean and what that strategy entails…
          Mrs. May’s bravery in sacrificing another Mother’s son or daughter is truly inspiring. She’s not brave enough to do a TV Debate, but she does have a very hard neck..

          When she wins the election next week we will ALL be poorer.

          1. Zena

            @ Memes

            Due to the fact that US war planes refuel at Shannon, we are not considered ‘neutral’. These planes have been passing through Shannon since around 2002, bringing all types of weaponry with them. Very unfortunate state of affairs for a once neutral country.

  6. Zena

    @ Lilly

    Sweden is part of the US-led coalition fighting ISIS in the Mddle East, that makes them a target, the same as any other country involved.

    1. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

      Girls, girls, girls…
      We are NOT targets.
      Everybody who’s been hurt in these attacks or anything related are victims, not targets.

      Stop rationalizing madness.

  7. Ron

    At times like this I always think about that famous quote from Carl Satan when they photographed earth from billions of miles away in space. A pale blue dot barely distinguishable…

    Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every “superstar,” every “supreme leader,” every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there–on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.

    The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that, in glory and triumph, they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of this pixel on the scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner, how frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds.

    Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the Universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves.

    The Earth is the only world known so far to harbor life. There is nowhere else, at least in the near future, to which our species could migrate. Visit, yes. Settle, not yet. Like it or not, for the moment the Earth is where we make our stand.

    It has been said that astronomy is a humbling and character-building experience. There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we’ve ever known

      1. Sheik Yahbouti

        Agreed, Ron, every word. Perhaps we could make a start by not further fouling our one and only nest, and try to repair some of the damage already done.

  8. Zena

    Ron, are you a writer? Your posts are beautifully written, moving and poetic, you’re truly gifted.

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