Garda Taxi Service

The_SR

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This one is buried in the GAA thread. I think it deserves a bit more discussion.

https://m.independent.ie/irish-news/garda-escort-brought-college-gaa-star-100km-so-he-could-play-in-two-matches-on-one-day-36618446.html

Very simply a Gaelic player was double booked. A Garda car span him from Mullingar to a second match in Dublin.

I assume this sort of taxi service is available to all and not just players of one sport. Which means it was formally requested and paid for. Presumably.

A nice bit of community service or flagrant corruption?
 


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This one is buried in the GAA thread. I think it deserves a bit more discussion.

https://m.independent.ie/irish-news/garda-escort-brought-college-gaa-star-100km-so-he-could-play-in-two-matches-on-one-day-36618446.html

Very simply a Gaelic player was double booked. A Garda car span him from Mullingar to a second match in Dublin.

I assume this sort of taxi service is available to all and not just players of one sport. Which means it was formally requested and paid for. Presumably.

A nice bit of community service or flagrant corruption?
Oh look another thread by The_SR where he shows his hatred of the GAA!
 

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This one is buried in the GAA thread. I think it deserves a bit more discussion.

https://m.independent.ie/irish-news/garda-escort-brought-college-gaa-star-100km-so-he-could-play-in-two-matches-on-one-day-36618446.html

Very simply a Gaelic player was double booked. A Garda car span him from Mullingar to a second match in Dublin.

I assume this sort of taxi service is available to all and not just players of one sport. Which means it was formally requested and paid for. Presumably.

A nice bit of community service or flagrant corruption?
I presume the Garda driver went to UCD. This explains delaying the arrival until the 38th minute. The player must have been knackered after his game in Tullamore. Most players come out of O'Connor Park knackered and fit for nothing for days.

Maybe next time they'll use the garda chopper?
 
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So who tipped off the Indo? Has a brave new anti-GAA garda whistleblower emerged from beneath the shadow of the great Maurice McCabe?
 

sadmal

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Joe Duffy was contacted by a caller about this yesterday so presumably he'll have answers today about who requested it and who authorised it.
 

The_SR

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So who tipped off the Indo? Has a brave new anti-GAA garda whistleblower emerged from beneath the shadow of the great Maurice McCabe?
He jumped in a squad car at one venue and out of it at another. It was hardly witness free.
 

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Oh look another thread by The_SR where he shows his hatred of the GAA!
Errr what?!

Our national police force taking a few hours out to drop a student 100km away (and have to drive 100km back) to play a game of sport is hating on the GAA?
 

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Makes no difference who authorized it fúck all will happen.
 

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This one is buried in the GAA thread. I think it deserves a bit more discussion.

https://m.independent.ie/irish-news/garda-escort-brought-college-gaa-star-100km-so-he-could-play-in-two-matches-on-one-day-36618446.html

Very simply a Gaelic player was double booked. A Garda car span him from Mullingar to a second match in Dublin.

I assume this sort of taxi service is available to all and not just players of one sport. Which means it was formally requested and paid for. Presumably.

A nice bit of community service or flagrant corruption?
Get a Life!:roll:
 

Mushroom

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He jumped in a squad car at one venue and out of it at another. It was hardly witness free.
True enough; especially if the blue lights were flashing and the siren was yowling!
 

The_SR

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Makes no difference who authorized it fúck all will happen.
Well if it was authorised I assume it's open to all sports people, or indeed members of civic groups.

However I suspect this was a wink nudge job by a Garda with some affinity to one of his teams.

Lets just hope wherever the car was supposed to be didn't have a victim of crime told no cars were available
 

Mick Mac

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It's screwball stuff. It demonstrative that they guy could do it and a Garda resource be wasted like that.

When the gardai are professionally run then I think we'll all be saying it was community policing.

But in the context of mismanagement and often worst practice then it's just par for the c
 

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If only he could have moved on the pitch as fast as the squad car the outcome on the scoreboard might have been different.

I presume he made his own way home from the second match?
 

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This one is buried in the GAA thread. I think it deserves a bit more discussion.

https://m.independent.ie/irish-news/garda-escort-brought-college-gaa-star-100km-so-he-could-play-in-two-matches-on-one-day-36618446.html

Very simply a Gaelic player was double booked. A Garda car span him from Mullingar to a second match in Dublin.

I assume this sort of taxi service is available to all and not just players of one sport. Which means it was formally requested and paid for. Presumably.

A nice bit of community service or flagrant corruption?
There is an unparalleled intensity and fanaticism about GAA in this country.

NOTHING ELSE MATTERS ONLY GAA - matches take precedence over family bereavements and funerals. It's more important than life or death.

And there's a kind of pathological hyper-masculinity about GAA also.
 

The_SR

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There is an unparalleled intensity and fanaticism about GAA in this country.

NOTHING ELSE MATTERS ONLY GAA - matches take precedence over family bereavements and funerals. It's more important than life or death.

And there's a kind of pathological hyper-masculinity about GAA also.
I think that is a broad stroke and could be applied to other sports too. Large swathes of the country have little or no GAA presence.Large parts have little else. But I think that's not quite the point here.
 


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