Love Ulster parade MK2 - Croke Park

#1
Just heard on the news (Irish radio) that "certain hooligan elements" are planning to attack England fans on their way to the Ireland v England rugby match at Croke Park this weekend. No link as yet
 
#5
The-Daddy said:
Just heard on the news (Irish radio) that "certain hooligan elements" are planning to attack England fans on their way to the Ireland v England rugby match at Croke Park this weekend. No link as yet
It's probably missing.
 
#7
This is new when England played Ireland at Lansdowne road there never was any trouble! Why should it be different? They always played God save the Queen at Lansdowne.
 
#8
in the place where 13 civilians were machine gunned by Auxilleries - the provos consider Croke Park their Mecca - you can guarantee that Sinn Fein activists will be thinking up some kind of welcome.

Probably pissed up yobbos wearing Man U shirts chucking bricks & bottles in the name of a free Ireland
 
#10
Romeo_47 said:
This is new when England played Ireland at Lansdowne road there never was any trouble! Why should it be different? They always played God save the Queen at Lansdowne.
Because Croke is the spiritual home of Gaelic games & so caled Garrison games like Rugby & Football have never been played there . The GAA even had to have a special vote to permit the playing of these games during the redevelopment of Lansdowne road
 
#11
Imperial_Warrior said:
Ah but Croak Park is the spiritual home of Gaelic heritage! Thats why its different!
Its fecking Croke!
Páirc an Chrócaigh
Lets hope it all goes okay.
Rugby football is a bit better behaved game off the park than soccer, im sure you all remember the English rioting at Landsdowne in '95 Match abandoned after 27 mins!
Chill Winston :meditate:
 
#12
Romeo_47 said:
This is new when England played Ireland at Lansdowne road there never was any trouble! Why should it be different? They always played God save the Queen at Lansdowne.
Oh yes there was. Not from us of course but from English fans. Didn't An Garda Siochana have to wade in about ten years ago to teach them a lesson? And what a lesson it was. Anybody trying to feck things up at Croke Park needs to watch out because the ROI isn't quite as politically correct as the UK and the Guards will not hesitate to get the long truncheons out - AND USE THEM, to great effect.
 
#13
The Gardai are nothing but a bunch of corrupt overpaid security guards - at Lansdowne they tried to bully the English fans who up to that point were well behaved (maybe a little boisterous). The cowards waded into small crowds of innocent bystanders and left the hardcore hooligans alone.

Feckin' amateurs!
 
#14
Rifle-Green-Sex-Machine said:
The Gardai are nothing but a bunch of corrupt overpaid security guards - at Lansdowne they tried to bully the English fans who up to that point were well behaved (maybe a little boisterous). The cowards waded into small crowds of innocent bystanders and left the hardcore hooligans alone.

Feckin' amateurs!
Ah yer arse. If they can handle the peons in Ballymun they can handle a few juiced up eejits.
 
#15
I hope nothing happens! The English fans are going to have enough to chew on anyway, when their team gets whitewashed by "da boyyos".

MsG
 
#16
Romeo_47 said:
This is new when England played Ireland at Lansdowne road there never was any trouble! Why should it be different? They always played God save the Queen at Lansdowne.
Because:

Croke Park is the place where several Republicans were machine gunned. As well as that, the Hill that makes up one end of the stadium is made of the rubble from the 1916 Easter Rising, and the stands named after Irish Republican "martyrs".

As well as this, Croke Park is run by the GAA, the Gaelic Athletic Association, who run all Gaelic Sport in Ireland, such as Hurling and Gaelic Football. They haven't allowed any games to be played at Croke Park that arn't "Irish", such as Rugby, Football and especially Cricket. The GAA also have links to the IRA.

So, lets look at it this way:

"English" game, being played at an "Irish" stadium, with the team in question being England, and "God Save the Queen" being played.

Its a historic occasion, but one that needs to be carefully policed.
 
#17
Fcuk them. It will be a real shame if the Oirish are 0 and 2 at Croke Park. What are they going to do? recall that d1ck who waded into the crowd in France a couple of weeks back?
 
#18
Praetorian said:
Romeo_47 said:
This is new when England played Ireland at Lansdowne road there never was any trouble! Why should it be different? They always played God save the Queen at Lansdowne.
Because:

Croke Park is the place where several Republicans were machine gunned. As well as that, the Hill that makes up one end of the stadium is made of the rubble from the 1916 Easter Rising, and the stands named after Irish Republican "martyrs".

As well as this, Croke Park is run by the GAA, the Gaelic Athletic Association, who run all Gaelic Sport in Ireland, such as Hurling and Gaelic Football. They haven't allowed any games to be played at Croke Park that arn't "Irish", such as Rugby, Football and especially Cricket. The GAA also have links to the IRA.

So, lets look at it this way:

"English" game, being played at an "Irish" stadium, with the team in question being England, and "God Save the Queen" being played.

Its a historic occasion, but one that needs to be carefully policed.
Apart from perhaps conjunctivising your: "The GAA also have links to the IRA", all true what you say. Although one the stands (Hogan) is named after the captain of the visiting team (Tipperary, I think), who was also gunned down when the Black and Tans opened fire.

Let's just pray the Garda are also aware of the situation and have arranged corresponding measures. I'm sure the vast majority of Irishwo/men just want to see England get a good thrashing - and at Croke at that!

MsG
 
#19
Bugsy said:
Praetorian said:
Romeo_47 said:
This is new when England played Ireland at Lansdowne road there never was any trouble! Why should it be different? They always played God save the Queen at Lansdowne.
Because:

Croke Park is the place where several Republicans were machine gunned. As well as that, the Hill that makes up one end of the stadium is made of the rubble from the 1916 Easter Rising, and the stands named after Irish Republican "martyrs".

As well as this, Croke Park is run by the GAA, the Gaelic Athletic Association, who run all Gaelic Sport in Ireland, such as Hurling and Gaelic Football. They haven't allowed any games to be played at Croke Park that arn't "Irish", such as Rugby, Football and especially Cricket. The GAA also have links to the IRA.

So, lets look at it this way:

"English" game, being played at an "Irish" stadium, with the team in question being England, and "God Save the Queen" being played.

Its a historic occasion, but one that needs to be carefully policed.
Apart from perhaps conjunctivising your: "The GAA also have links to the IRA", all true what you say. Although one the stands (Hogan) is named after the captain of the visiting team (Tipperary, I think), who was also gunned down when the Black and Tans opened fire.

Let's just pray the Garda are also aware of the situation and have arranged corresponding measures. I'm sure the vast majority of Irishwo/men just want to see England get a good thrashing - and at Croke at that!

MsG
Was Hogan not one of the original founders of the GAA, along with Sam Maguire? Hogan was a Tipp man yes, but the GAA was formed in Tipp, at Hayes' Hotel in Thurles. I've stayed there many times and there is still a brass plaque on the wall outside the front foor.
 
#20
Scratch that Bugsy, just did a Google on it. Michael Hogan was the Tipp Captain on the day. The Hogan stand has apparantly been demolished and a new stand built on what they now call "The Hogan Stand side".
 

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