- Jul 6, 2009
Trooping the colours!
Well done boys...
Well done boys...
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Exactly, Fair Play to Rory, Garaham and Padraig on being part of another historic win. Well done lads.Dissident Republicans use the tricolour in much the same way as loyalists use the former flag of N.Ireland, but that doesn't mean everyone who waves the tricolour is being a sectarian bigot.
They have just as much right to celebrate their own identity as I have to celebrate mine, I thought we'd moved on from that sort of begrudgery after Good Friday.
Of course they would. The confusion is understandable when you have the likes of Northern Irish soccer fans chanting "you're just a small part of England" at Scottish soccer fans, all the while flying faux-English flags and singing God Save the Queen.I would say if you showed the majority of people in mainland Britian that flag they would have trouble to identify it.
Any Northern Irish competitors in pretty much any international sporting events.. whether it be golf, snooker, soccer..So the flag used at the Commonwealth Games represents loyalist paramilitaries...?
Personally? Without a shadow of a doubt.It's the defacto flag of Northern Ireland.. I love to see a new flag but this is the last flag of Northern Ireland.. would the moaners here prefer they waved a Union Jack?
Ditto.Well done to the Ulstermen, as an Irishman I'm proud of them.. 100%
Didn't come across that one mate but old Graeme is a slick pragmatist when it comes to the whole thing. Sometimes it sounds like he has a speech impediment 'Irish...Northern Irish fans...". A great sportsman no doubt, but a top class business mind too. Maybe politics after the golfing career?Graeme was also pictured posing with an Irish tricolour, I wonder if Schomberg will be as quick to post that up?