Provisional Sinn Fein fails in bid to recruit GAA star

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In the case of Brendan O' Carroll, there was a story one time in An Phoblacht that he would support SF on account of their social policies, not, to quote himself (on their war policies) "their war policies", in that article he said he had been approached by other parties and that if SF approached him he would consider it. He has mentioned this kind of thing since (although he claims party wise he is considering his options) so I reckon he wants to run at some stage. I would have no problem with him being a candidate as long as he gets active on the ground first, but I don't see it happening.

Of the few well known people in Ireland with SF sympathies, the only ones I could even picture running in an election would be Jimmy Barry Murphy and Robert Ballagh. The celebrities that support us tend to be mainly singers and I think they are for the most part too consumed by their music to stand. Ask any shinner worth their salt and they will tell you they would prefer a hard working, proven, genuine republican socialist any day.
 


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wheres the evidence in regard of JBM DOD ? Never heard that before.

Was watching the Tyrone/Armagh semi final with Pat Doherty a few weeks back, and we were chatting about Peter Canavan. I joked to him (Doherty) that he was lucky Peter the Great had no electoral ambitions. He gracefully admitted that Canavan would hammer him in an election. However, Peter is a well known SF supporter, so maybe watch him for the Assembly in the future. (A possible first SF TD for Tyrone ? :wink: )
 

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wheres the evidence in regard of JBM DOD ? Never heard that before.

Was watching the Tyrone/Armagh semi final with Pat Doherty a few weeks back, and we were chatting about Peter Canavan. I joked to him (Doherty) that he was lucky Peter the Great had no electoral ambitions. He gracefully admitted that Canavan would hammer him in an election. However, Peter is a well known SF supporter, so maybe watch him for the Assembly in the future. (A possible first SF TD for Tyrone ? :wink: )
Jimmy Barry Murphy was pictured in An Phoblacht a few years back at the Tom McElwee commemoration.

As for Peter Canavan, well, I imagine if you got all the 6 county inter-county players, and took out those who didn't support SF, you'd struggle to make a full squad. Is Joe Brolly anything to Francie and Anne?
 

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DOD said:
rockofcashel said:
wheres the evidence in regard of JBM DOD ? Never heard that before.

Was watching the Tyrone/Armagh semi final with Pat Doherty a few weeks back, and we were chatting about Peter Canavan. I joked to him (Doherty) that he was lucky Peter the Great had no electoral ambitions. He gracefully admitted that Canavan would hammer him in an election. However, Peter is a well known SF supporter, so maybe watch him for the Assembly in the future. (A possible first SF TD for Tyrone ? :wink: )
Jimmy Barry Murphy was pictured in An Phoblacht a few years back at the Tom McElwee commemoration.

As for Peter Canavan, well, I imagine if you got all the 6 county inter-county players, and took out those who didn't support SF, you'd struggle to make a full squad. Is Joe Brolly anything to Francie and Anne?
He's their fine son and heir DOD. (First SF TD for Derry maybe ?)

Jaysus but wouldn't an inter-party GAA tournament be some crack wha :wink:
 

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and he has as much qualification to be a TD as very many FG TD's presently and down the years i.e. one of his parents were TD's.

Last time I checked, you qualified to be a TD if enough people voted for you. And, while we're here, obviously no-one ever joined the IRA because their Dad was in it.
 

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rockofcashel said:
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and he has as much qualification to be a TD as very many FG TD's presently and down the years i.e. one of his parents were TD's.

Last time I checked, you qualified to be a TD if enough people voted for you. And, while we're here, obviously no-one ever joined the IRA because their Dad was in it.
Correct and true hiding, but lets be honest, having daddy or mammy as a TD goes a long wat to getting one through a selection convention doesn't it ?

As for the other question, i'd say quite a few people joined the IRA because their dads or other family members were members in the past. Why would you think otherwise ?
 

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Story in the Examiner this morning, with SF denying making an approach. I thought as much.
 

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Story in the Examiner this morning, with SF denying making an approach. I thought as much.
Keeps teh association with Sean Og in the news though. Good work from the publicity department :wink:
 
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All through GAA fans should ignore this story whatever party they are in. The indo typical dragging Sean Og into politics, had they nothing better to put on their front page
 

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hiding behind a poster said:
rockofcashel said:
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and he has as much qualification to be a TD as very many FG TD's presently and down the years i.e. one of his parents were TD's.
Last time I checked, you qualified to be a TD if enough people voted for you. And, while we're here, obviously no-one ever joined the IRA because their Dad was in it.
And do you think that Jimmy Barry Murphy might not get enough voting for him as SF candidate if he ran? How about FG Sean Kelly....now GAA president, assuming he runs for Kerry? While you are on the subject how many TDs in your party had fathers as TDs before them? Your analogy is quite silly.
 

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Going for the whole Jack Lynch factor eh boys? More indications of being a sexed up FF. Very disappointing.
What do you mean? The party DENIED the claims.
 

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Story in the Examiner this morning, with SF denying making an approach. I thought as much.
Are you believing this because SF (or if any party in that were to do the same on a similar matter) denied it? Or because it was in the Examiner?
Both actually. I'll put it this way, I'd believe a fact based story which had quotes from sources, in a normally reliable paper before a very generalised story from a paper renowned for writing articles on SF based on nothing more thorough than hearsay. Let's not forget the famous 'death threat' story a few weeks ago.
 

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I believe Sean Og was seriously considering throwing in his lot with FG for the 2002 Locals, to my knowledge he was very close to agreeing to having his name added to a ticket, what stopped him I believe was his commitments with the Cork senior hurling team and Na Piarsaigh, but for a while it looked a runner.

In light of the above I'd take the Sindo speculation with a huge dollop of salt. Although I've no doubt No. 44 would covet such a candidate as Sean Og.

All digs aside, what party wouldn't.
 

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CrockerJarman said:
I believe Sean Og was seriously considering throwing in his lot with FG for the 2002 Locals, to my knowledge he was very close to agreeing to having his name added to a ticket, what stopped him I believe was his commitments with the Cork senior hurling team and Na Piarsaigh, but for a while it looked a runner.

In light of the above I'd take the Sindo speculation with a huge dollop of salt. Although I've no doubt No. 44 would covet such a candidate as Sean Og.

All digs aside, what party wouldn't.
Perhaps the Sindo published it because it was believable to anyone who wasn't cynical of their stories. Seán Óg is a fluent Irish speaker, who insists on only speaking Irish when he collects trophies (he does that a lot now :D ) and whose father is from Fermanagh. I for one wouldn't have been surprised if I heard he had SF leanings at least on the national question. Strangely enough though, someone I was speaking to about it, said non shinners would think SF running someone whose mother is fijian and who wasn't born in this country would go against everything SF stand for. Shows how little most people know about what we stand for.

By the way, I'm not disputing how close Seán Óg was to running for FG, I'm just saying I wouldn't have been surprised if he were a shinner.
 

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any news on the great JBM? does anyone think he will run for SF at any stage or is he just a supporter.

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Relative tells me that JBM was considered as a possible candidate by the Labour party in the late 70's , at the height of his prowess as a hurler.
Ironic that it was dirt on the field by Jimmy Deenihan that brought a premature end to his inter county football career. Many were of the opinion that he was a better footballer than a hurler.
 

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Relative tells me that JBM was considered as a possible candidate by the Labour party in the late 70's , at the height of his prowess as a hurler.
Ironic that it was dirt on the field by Jimmy Deenihan that brought a premature end to his inter county football career. Many were of the opinion that he was a better footballer than a hurler.
heard the same that he would be in the Labour sphere of influence
 


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