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[Match Thread] England XI v World XI Soccer Aid

2020.09.06 20:02 spinynorman1846 [Match Thread] England XI v World XI Soccer Aid

Date: 06/09/2020 19:30(ish) BST
Competition: Soccer Aid
Venue: Old Trafford
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ENGLAND XI - 4-4-2 (diamond) WORLD XI - 4-3-3
D. James ↑↓ HT A. Allen S. Given ↑↓ HT O. Oduba
M. Wright P. Evra
J. Terry ↑↓ A. Cole Locksmith
W. Brown ↑↓ HT J. Cole M. Silvestre ↑↓ HT C Makelele
J. Bishop ↑↓ 37' P. McGuinness ↑↓ 54' M. Humes M. Gilligan ↑↓ HT I. Stirling
G. Barry ↑↓ HT E. Heskey ↑↓ 84' A. Cole C. Grimes
K. Smith M. Essien ↑↓ HT D. Fletcher
K. Chapman ↑↓ 76' J. Dommett D. Kennedy ↑↓ 68' Dave
O. Murs J. Lynch
T. Davis ↑↓ 14' Chunkz ↑↓ 37' L. Mack ↑↓ 54' J. Bay S. Pizzorno ↑↓ 38' L. Sanderson ↑↓ HT J. Fleeting
D. Jones ↑↓ 28' Y. Filly ↑↓ 64' J. Wicks L. Sanderson ↑↓ 37' K. Cetinay 65' J. Manford ↑↓ 76' R. Kemp
Managed by: Wayne Rooney / Sam Allardyce / Bradley Walsh Managed by: Harry Redknapp / Byran Robson / Vic Bettinelli
England XI squad:

World XI squad:

0' - Olly Murs is on the hunt for celebrities to play in this year's Soccer Aid. Unfortunately all the good ones turn him down so he's left with some Youtubers and the bloke from McFly.
0' - An appearance for Kammy doesn't save the VT, but at least Lee Mack lampshaded the shocking acting. At least we get some classic John Barnes rapping.
0' - It's clear the 19:00 kick off above was optimistic, maybe we'll get around to the football at some point tonight!
0' - I think we're kicking off! We have Clive Tyldesley and Chris Stark on the mic - a legend/celeb lineup even in the commentary box. When will we see a celebrity referee as well?
0' - Someone is doing an "inspirational" speech. I don't know who it is. Possibly Derek Acorah from beyond the grave?
0' - And we're off. The players take the now familiar knee and 8 year old Benjamin gets us underway (before getting off the pitch as quick as possible)
3' - An early free kick for the World XI after Jeremy Lynch is bundled over by John Bishop. Michael Essien to take... but it's high, wide and not too handsome.
6' - Kelly Smith plays a lovely pass to set Danny Jones of McFly through, but he's comfortably tackled by Mikael Silvestre
7' - Chelcee Grimes has the ball out wide in the box, lays it off to Michael Essien but his shot is blocked
8' - Gareth Barry looks like a player who only retired a few weeks ago with some nice tricks and little tidy passes in midfield
14' - We have our first substitution of the game as Chunkz replaces Tom Davis up front
17' - Lianne Sanderson puts through Chelcee Grimes, but Grimes is just a little slow to it and David James tidies up on the second attempt
17' - World XI still have it, and some tidy passing around the box between Sanderson and Dermot Kennedy almost creates a chance but Kennedy can't turn in the box and it's cleared away
19' - The ball is threaded through for England by someone blonde (Murs?) but Locksmith uses his strength to keep Danny Jones from getting on the end of it
20' - Evra feeds Jeremy Lynch in acres of space, but a very poor touch costs him the chance and Wes Brown is in before he can get it back out of his feet
24' - Following a particularly long drinks break, we're back in the action with the scores still 0-0 and a corner for World XI
25' - The ball falls in the box following the corner, the best chance is probably for Lianne Sanderson but all the shots are somehow blocked
28' - Substitution - Yung Filly for Danny Jones
30' - Patrice Evra gets the ball out wide in the box, thinks about crossing but instead puts in a great shot into the bottom corner, but David James is up to the task
31' - Yung Filly chases a long ball from Gareth Barry and gets to it before it runs out of play near the corner flag. Patrice Evra bundles into the back of him and gives a freekick but it goes nowhere
34' - Yung Filly chases a long ball, and from about 35 yards down the pitch he whips in an incredible cross to John Terry (of all people) but he miscues and the ball goes wide for a throw in
36' - Substitution - Lee Mack is coming on for the previously subbed Chunkz to the sound of Chesney Hawkes. Paddy McGuinness replaces John Bishop, and Kem Cetinay for Lianne Sanderson
36' - The latter appears to be a mistake as World XI now only have 1 woman on the pitch, so Serge is replaced by Lianne Sanderson
40' - The game is coming alive and I'm struggling to keep up with the live commentary. Jeremy Lynch makes a decent run but is too slow to beat David James, then Essien curls a shot from distance wide
41' - Gareth Barry leaves one on Lynch as he tries to turn around the halfway line
43' - John Terry is taking this a little more seriously than the rest and goes flying in on K. Cetinay
44' - Grimes gets the ball and tries to play in Lynch, but he loses the flight of the ball and it bounces off his back. Lynch tries to win the ball back but runs it out of play for a goal kick
46' - Sound wonderful skill by Evra, Cetinay feeds him back down the wing and a ball comes in for Lynch around the penalty spot but another move falls apart at Lynch's feet
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HT - A Jack White impersonator and a holographic Robbie Williams are singing a terrible halftime song - I have no idea what it happening now
HT - My red wine has ran out so I'm watching the second half without a drink. Oh no
HT - Lots of subs at half time - hopefully they'll announce them soon! Iain Stirling is one, but I don't know who for! Gilligan?
47' - A. Allen's first touch almost gets him in trouble but Robbie Keane's touch puts it wide
54' - GOAL - Lynch beats a man and then plays a simple pass to Robbie Keane, who curls one in off the post. There's little Alfie Allen could do about that.
56' - There's stuff going on and I can't keep up. I think something happened here but I didn't type it and can't remember
56' - Substitution - McGuinness off for Humes and James Bay is on for Mack
57' - A shot is cleared off the line by Chapman. I have no idea who took it, I was trying to work out the subs
58' - GOAL - 1-1 - A ball in to the box puts Yung Filly in the box with more space than outer space. He makes no mistake and slips it past Oduba
59' - Lynch gets one on one with Alfie Allen with no one else around but the celebrity goalkeeper blocks the shot with his feet and keeps it out
62' - Lynch feeds... someone? on the edge of the box, but the shot is blocked by his own player Fleeting
63' Lynch running away from the goal goes to ground under a fairly light touch from Terry and it's a free kick. J. Terry is not happy.
63' - Substitution - Joe Wicks is on for the goal scorer Yung Filly
65' - Substitution - Jason Manford for Kem Cetinay
69' - Substitution - Davide Santon Santan Dave is on, but I have no idea who for - I'm saying Kennedy but I'm guessing at this point
74' - Jason Manford has the ball on the edge of the box, it's taken off him by his team mate Dave but Dave's shot is blocked in the box
75' - Makelele is still the tidy player he was, even as centre back. He brings the ball forward and plays tries to play Lynch through but it's picked out by Humes
75' - Substitution - Dommett for Chapman (I don't think that's allowed!). Manford is subbed for Roman Kemp
76' - I've been reliably informed by CarrowCanary that the second half only needs one woman so it is allowed. Also means that Grimes is off so I have no idea what the teams are
77' - England win a few corners in quick succession but they're cleared and World XI are awarded a free kick to get things clear
82' - James Bay is through in to the box, it looks like he's held back by Iain Stirling but nothing is given. Stirling is a lucky man.
84' - Did Andy Cole just replace Heskey? I think so. Who knows
85' - Patrice Evra makes a wonderful run, but Mark Wright clatters through him winning all of the ball. Lovely stuff!
86' - A tidy cross and Andy Cole will always get on the end of it but he can't direct it on target
88' - Lynch tries twice to beat Humes but the ball bounces messily off his knee and goes out for a goal kick
89' - Manford is still on the pitch. What? I'm very confused now.
90' - Lynch chases down a pass but is too slow and Allen is quickly out of his goal to win the ball nicely
PENALTIES - So it's celebs vs celebs. No pros involved at this stage
W 1-0 E - Lynch buries it in the top corner
W 1-1 E - Murs scores comfortably
W 1-1 E - Locksmith goes down the middle but hits the crossbar. Advantage England!
W 1-2 E - Mark Wright makes no mistake calmly placing it to his right
W 2-2 E - Serge rolls it into the bottom corner
W 2-2 E - Lee Mack misses for a third year! He tries to go to the bottom right but Oduba reads it and saves well!
W 3-2 E - Dermot Kennedy puts it away nicely
W 3-3 E - James Bay hammers it past Oduba into the top corner. It's sudden death!
W 4-3 E - Cetinay makes no mistake with the pressure on
W 4-3 E - Chunkz puts it wide and World XI take it!
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2015.11.14 20:31 rLeagueOfIreland League of Ireland Transfers 2016

Ayman Ben Mohamed Longford Town
Kurtis Byrne Dundalk
Adam Evans
Kealon Dillon Longford Town
Eoin Wearen
Karl Moore Bray Wanderers
Jake Hyland Drogheda United
Aaron Molloy Drogheda United
Anto Murphy
Mark Quigley Derry City
Robbie Creevy Bray Wanderers
Marc Griffin Drogheda United
Dylan Hayes
Jason Byrne UCD
Aaron Ashe Drogheda United
Mick Daly Drogheda United
Peter McGlynn Longford Town
Graham Kelly St. Patrick's Athletic
Michael Barker St. Patrick's Athletic
Dean Kelly Longford Town
Karl Moore Bohemians
Conor Kenna Shamrock Rovers
Ryan Brennan Shamrock Rovers
Ger Pender Drogheda United
Alan McNally
Jason Marks Drogheda United
John Sullivan Galway United
Dylan Connolly Bray Wanderers
Robbie Creevy Bohemians
Curtis Murphy Shamrock Rovers
Niall Cooney Drogheda United
Dan O'Reilly Longford Town
Adam Wixted Drogheda United
Luke Gallagher Drogheda United
Paul Murphy
Troy Carey
Sean Noble
Gareth Mc Donagh
Sean Fogarty
Daniel Blackbyrne
David Cassidy Athlone Town
Conor Earley Shelbourne
Paul Finnegan Dundalk
Sean Harding Limerick
Aaron Shanahan Warrenpoint Town
Andrew Lewis Burscough FC
Greg Bolger St. Patrick's Athletic
John O’Flynn
Liam Kearney
Kevin O’Brien
Billy Dennehy St. Patrick's Athletic
Kenny Browne St. Patrick's Athletic
John Dunleavy
Stephen Folan Galway United
Gavan Holohan
Mark O'Sullivan
Steven Beattie
Garry Buckley
Alan Smith
Ian Turner Limerick
Colin Healy
Ross Gaynor
Darren Dennehy St. Patrick's Athletic
Sean Maguire Dundalk
Dan Murray Retired
Gearóid Morrissey Cambridge United
John Kavanagh
Michael McSweeney
John O'Flynn Limerick
Alan Bennett
Ross Gaynor Linfield
Rob Lehane Cobh Ramblers
Stephen Dooley
Danny Morrissey
Liam Miller
Mark McNulty
Eoghan O'Connell (LOAN) Celtic
Ryan McBride
Aaron Barry
Mark Timlin St. Patrick's Athletic
Conor McCormack
Gerard Doherty
Ronan Curtis
Dean Jarvis
Shaun Patton
Patrick McEleney Dundalk
Ryan Curran Finn Harps
Mark Quigley Bohemians
Harry Monaghan Stenhousemuir FC
Jordan Allan Montrose
Rory Patterson FC United of Manchester
Nathan Boyle
Gareth McGlynn
Sean Houston Finn Harps
Keith Ward Sligo Rovers
Barry Molloy Finn Harps
Seamus Sharkey Limerick
Chris Shields
Paddy Barrett
John Mountney
Kurtis Byrne Bohemians
Richie Towell Brighton & Hove Albion
Daryl Horgan
Shane Grimes
Robbie Benson UCD
Patrick McEleney Derry City
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Brendan Clarke
Michael Barker Bray Wanderers
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Billy Dennehy Cork City
Darren Dennehy Cork City
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Anthony Dolan (LOAN) Fulham
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Aidan Friel Athlone Town
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Craig McCabe
Ryan Delaney
Peter Higgins
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2015.03.17 14:50 tabledresser [Table] IAmA: IMA bar owner in Dublin, Ireland on St.Paddys day.

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How is different than any other day in Dublin? It's absolute mayhem in the city for the last few days. There are hundreds of thousands of tourists descended upon the city to see the parade and celebrate their Irish heritage. Pretty much from midday on it turns into a massive drinking session. Like an all day New Year's Eve.
All personal financial benefit aside, what are your thoughts/feelings on Americans celebrating their Irish heritage? I'm all for it. What's the harm? As a rule Americans are a pleasure to deal with in bars. Once they realise that here we pay on delivery of the beer. Tabs etc are a rarity.
How many people do you expect to not be able to leave on home on their own, in a rough percent? Most will be fine as in general people are transient on a day like today and go from pub to pub. You just have to watch the doors and make sure that people that are too drunk don't get in.
What do you do to prepare staff that has not experienced the madness before? On a day like today we switch to plastic "glasses" so they are told not to leave the bar unless of emergency. To take their time and not get rushed by people screaming at them.
Can you take a call from a radio station in Phoenix?? I just did! Lemme get an hours sleep and walk these dogs and call me back at 7/8pm Irish time if you can.
Favorite music to play today? The Dropkick Murphys are playing across the street today so it will all be similar to their style more than likely.
How has running a pub influenced your opinion on drink and those who drink, particularly younger people? Do you drink much yourself? I drink very little compared to what I used to. I compare it to working in McDonalds and eating fries. After a while you just get sick of it.
How do you manage to pour a decent Guinness under such pressure from the crowds? Are you pouring to order, is it settling properly? We always pour in order. When it gets crazy busy we start pre pouring the first stage then top up. They are never sitting long.
3 Top selling beers. Guinness. Founders All Day IPA. Porterhouse Red Ale. Jameson. Powers. Bushmills.
I'm from Grand Rapids, and that lit up my face to see that Founders is having that much reach overseas, especially on a big day like today! The guy who owns Founders is Irish so of course we sell it!
Have American-style microbrews or other craft beers/real ale/whatever made much of an inroads with Ireland's drinking public? Big time. We sell a lot of them here.
Sierra Nevada? Yup. Anchor and Founders too.
So, what are you doing here at the moment? Shouldn't you be busier than a one-armed juggler today? Luckily I have great staff who don't mind me getting in their way
Are the new beers from Guinness any good? I've seen them advertised but not tried them yet. Are they proving popular? The West Indies porter is great. I'm not big on the Dublin Porter.
What's the craziest thing you've encountered on St. Patrick's Day in your bar? People who just stare into the void and are non responsive.
How do you feel about American celebrations for St. Patrick's Day. Do we get it right or make fools of ourselves? It can be a fun day for everyone. The problem comes when people abuse alcohol.
I am Irish, and lived in Ireland. But I NEVER saw anything like that! The people who do it are rarely Irish to be fair.
How annoyed do you get by people calling it St Patty's Day (with the 'tt')? It used to bother me but not really anymore to be honest
Hey trying to visit Dublin again, Was there for the Penn State game last August had a blast. Any recommendations? every local told us to stay out of Temple Bar last time. Most of the pubs and restaurants on the outskirts of the city will be more suitable for humans today.
Are you already pissed? I won't be partaking today
What volume of beer will you sell today? Hopefully over a thousand litres.
How much is that in cubic cubits? 78 Danzigs.
How many litres of vomit are expected in-premises today? As few as possible hopefully.
All them.
As a fellow bar owner, strip club owner to be exact, what kind of margins do you make In dubin? It's tight here because of excise duty 50/60 percent is tops.
What is your favorite flavor of K-cup? What ever the strongest one is
Do you get to celebrate or is today all business? All business today unfortunately.
I own a place in orange county California. Wanna trade shirts? Of course. PM me and we will fix it up.
How's the Craic been so far? Minimal craic so far.
Is it possible to walk out sober from an Irish Bar? Of course! Just stop drinking.
So, no then? Self control!
On a scale from 1 to having my passport taken off me, how bad is it that I've never celebrated this and I live on the same island you do? I think Patrick's day has become more of a "hang out with tourists" day.
What would say to convince a local that being behind the bar is better than propping up the bar? Also, what is the most popular drink today? It will be all Guinness and cider today mostly.
Has St.Paddy's day always been a big day at bars in Ireland? It's always a big day here
Have you ever been called a west brit? Not to my face
Are you still alive? Please check in. Still here.
What do you do the other 364 days? Serve beer.
How many litres of beer will your bar dispense today? Over 1000 at least
What do you do on a regular day? It's all over the place. Probably less than quarter that if we are lucky.
What are a couple of core Irish values that generally speaking most of you pride yourselves on today? Common sense and bullheaded resolution
Can you deliver to Merrion Square? I'm stuck at work... Ill swap you
This is the first st Patrick's day I've not been out getting pissed since I was 15. I'm stuck right now, alone, in China. What do you suggest I do to have a good paddys day? Enjoy China. You aren't missing anything here that you won't see again !
How many people on average do you have to kick out on St. Patrick's day? Roughly 10% maybe
That sounds like a huge amount! How many bouncers do you have working today? None. Just me!
How many people get told to shut up for singing "Danny Boy"? Just one
Did you have many people in your bar off their bakes on the old yokes last week? None actually!
I work in an Irish pub in Canada. What are your thoughts on all the "Irish" things we do in North America on St. Patrick's day that aren't very Irish at all? (Green beer, for example.) There are actually a few bars here doing green beer now too
How weird would be for you open a barn in India and have people ask weird questions about your accent? Sounds like fun.
Defend The Thomas House! I'm avoiding town today, always messy. How many people do you envisage having to throw out today? It's a weird day, 5pm feels like 3am with people stumbling around. DEFEND! Hopefully not many people will have to be removed.
Founders Breakfast Stout is my absolute favorite beer! Amazing stuff.
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2013.05.31 02:00 tabledresser [Table] IAmA: AMA, I was interned (illegally detained) for nearly a year by the British Gov’ in Northern Ireland as part of the Troubles.

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Have you gotten any apology or reimbursement for their actions? There were no apology, after nearly a year I was given 20 minutes warning of my release then there I was at the front gates without my family even being told and holding my release papers that made no reference to why I was even there. As for reimbursement a test case was brought before the courts Moore vs Shillington, the judge totally dismissed the government evidence and was found guilty of abuse, everyone got a small claim. I was given a paltry £800 pound.
Are you willing to describe your interrogation/torture? What kind of contact with the outside world, if any, were you allowed while being held? Initially it consisted of physically wearing you down by exercises, stress positions, sleep deprivation. One drink of water per day, one piece of bread, no sleep, no contact with the outside of the world for the 1st 5 days. All of this was done in a boarded up disused army camp. You have to bare in mind that this was after being pulled from the house at 4.30 am by armed soldiers without charge, I had no idea what was happening or what was going to happen next.
I refused at one point to hold a stress position and was made an example of. My hands were handcuffed behind my back and legs were crossed, my feet clipped into the handcuffs. It sort of looked like a chicken, my hands and feet clipped together, it was described in American media somehow as looking like a trussed chicken. I was left like this, I think, for 24 hours, my memory plays tricks on me on that one (as you might imagine).
What was it like, day-to-day? How were your inmates? After the initial questioning/torturing, we were on the Prison Ship as Long Kesh was being assembled. It was pretty rough considering it was a submarine supply ship and you were locked below decks 24 hours a day.
Long Kesh itself though was much like what you'd see in the Great Escape though. A wire surrounding 4 huts in a 'cage' as we called it. Every day was the same, relatively bored, any excitement was almost unwanted as it could have resulted in raids to search the hunts and that kind of thing. We did keep ourselves entertaining with escape plots however. Prison officers were allowed to walk around the huts but our almost political prisoner status resulted in a more POW style treatment. I hope this sort of answers your question, if not fire away and be more specific.
Were you allowed to read or listen to radio? Were the prisoners able to talk to each other? What about religion, were there Masses or pray times? Yes you were allowed to listen to radio. Yes, if you think of the Great Escape it was a similar set up. Food was brought in and you distributed it yourselves. You wore your own clothes. You had the official status of 'Political Prisoner' much like a POW and were therefore. Yes priests were allowed to attend once a week to say mass. I enjoyed this question, this is the insight Im trying to give :)
Going by my rough knowledge of history, you would've been released before the hunger strikes, right? Yes I was released a fair few years before the Hunger strikes (Link to
Was there [by my rough knowledge of history]any type of government or rules between the prisoners? Rules amongst prisoners? There were free and open elections for each hut (40 men) to elect their own commander and overall elections to represent the camp as a whole to the prison authorities. Relations among prisoners 'involved' or 'uninvolved' were good, there was a great sense of camaraderie amongst all the prisoners.
If you don't mind answering, what's your oppinion on the peace process and modern day Northern Ireland? I believe that what looked initially promising it has stalled drastically. I personally dont like the political structure in which there is no opposition of government. I dont see great signs of the bitterness disappearing either, but I believe future generations may have more hope, but it will be a slow process.
What are your thoughts on Guantanamo Bay? I think if people looked at what happened in our situation they would be very much against Guantanamo Bay. Regardless of the moral aspects which I find questionable, it simply doesnt work. You create martyrs at your own cost. Thats not any propaganda point, its simply counter-productive, if you were a general who thought I need guantanamo bay, if you'd any sense youd say no, this just costs us in the end.
it simply doesn't work. And yet Northern Ireland is still part of the UK. It was 30 years of murder and mayhem. I dont think it worked and the largely the consensus. As I said it proved to be the greatest recruitment drive the IRA has ever seen.
At the time, how far removed from the IRA would an un-involved person have to be to be considered 'un-involved'? Or maybe the better question would be how broad was the IRA's involvement with the larger community? Even if a person had no desire to get involved, would they still have known who to contact or where to go to 'join'? The IRA was heavily involved in the community as it did of course come from the community, so I'm sort of unsure how to answer the question. I'm unsure as to the last part either but as a clandestine army they did have ways and means of recruitment, well-known republicans may have been contacts but I doubt they would have been inner-circle type people.
How did the community and the British respond after your release? After Operation Demetrius there was a big backlash from the nationalist community, some were killed. It proved to be counterproductive as it encouraged young Catholics to join the IRA in response to their family members being taken away from them.
My own personal release: I was somewhat of a celebrity and to the police a constant target of harassment as I was assumed guilty. Common tactics included being held for as many hours as possible just to inconvenience me, sometimes up to 72 hours (legal limit) before I was released. All of this was without legal counsel.
How did the arrest impact life after your release? You mentioned the detainment just for inconvenience and I've heard that the RUC was very persistent in their harassment of those they though to be involved in IRA/INLA activity, and later in the 80's the claims of collusion. Were you ever fearful of being targeted by loyalist paramilitaries simply because you were arrested and (presumably) accused of being in the IRA? Did you ever consider moving abroad or to the republic after your arrest? How did the arrest affect your ability to find a job or just live in your community after your release? To be interned was of course to be labelled, IRA/INLA this painted a target on your back, I was aware that this painted a target on my back. I felt this big time! As for moving I wasnt prepared to be threatened out of my own home, I never left. Job prospects changed drastically, I couldnt work anywhere that would require me being in a more mixed zone as it did for many.
Were you involved with the IRA? Are you able to answer that? As I explained, the first 2 days were torture and interrogation, the best interrogators in the British Army were asking that same question. They were never satisfied with my answers, so I doubt you would be.
If so, can you explain what motivated you and how you became involved? What motivated -people- to join the IRA? I can give you an overview, but of course you realise this would not be a personal thing?
They were never satisfied with my answers, so I doubt you would be. Give us a yes or no answer then. I'd like to know if you were actually in the 'ra. Being in the ira is still a criminal offence you know.
I was going to ask you the same question and did not know that belonging to the IRA is still a criminal offense. So, the question has to be why it is still a crime? Is the IRA still blowing shit up? Or do they want to prevent the catholics from political organization? Current membership is illegally as certain IRA factions are still fighting. Whether or not anyone was part of the IRA isnt so much what I was here to discuss, more the illegality and immorality of Op Demetrius.
Keeping on topic is all well and good - but you did say ask me anything. Sorry but initial post said ask me (almost) anything.
Were you allegedly affiliated with a faction of the IRA? if so, was it RIRA, PIRA, Volunteers or other? Finally, Do you see this conflict as an ethnic, religious, cultural or a political one primarily? I was interned for just under a year. Yes I was automatically a political prisoner. The vast majority of people were accused and presumed to be in the PIRA as it was the predominant 'faction' I see it as totally political as it was a war between primarily two institutions, the IRA and the British Government rather than a war against any ethnic or religious group. My son is familiar with the Fulbright programme, were you successful?
1) Putting internment aside, do you agree that people who have been convicted of heinous crimes (a la Mary McArdle) should not be now allowed positions of influence ? Tricky question. On one hand is the well documented Mary McArdle and on the other well documented collusion, which doesnt result in the British government standing down, singling out individuals caught rather than those that really believe did it. I dont think anyone should be barred from standing politically.
I dont think anyone should be barred from standing politically. Standing is one thing, being appointed another. If its okay to be formerly convicted and still be elected, I dont see why it should bar you from being appointed.
Because at least then the public can have say. Looks the like law is going through next week to prevent it anyway.
Not to be rotten or anything, but did you learn any tradecraft from real criminals/terrorists while locked up there ? Not counting the guards or members of the UK gov of course. ;) Well first off there were no 'ODC' (ordinary decent criminals as we called them) with us. Tradecraft, no there were no afternoon lectures on bomb making lol.
Do you think convicted terrorists should be glorified in the proposed peace centre at the maze site? not interned prisoners, detainees who were convicted of terrorist offences? I dont think the purpose of the peace centre is to glorify any killing. Really I dont see the purpose of the peace centre, Im not sure what it would achieve. EDIT: I would like the see a peace centre down the line! But too many things are in living memory, I think it may still be insensitive.
You touched on the NI divide taking a long time to sort itself out. I agree, in my opinion it will take generations. But I truely believe we will get there one day, though I dont think I will be alive to see it or my kids. Yes I agree, generations rather than years!
How did you feel when Thatcher passed away? I wouldnt dance on anyones grave, but I shed no tears.
A recent memo was linked (Link to
"You can’t trust the Irish, they are all liars” - This was leaked recently, something that horrified many people - Not me.
Can you explain what u mean by torture? Did anyone try to escape? To be physically and mentally abused. We were subjected to the now infamous 'Five Techniques' (Link to
"wall-standing, hooding, subjection to noise, deprivation of sleep, and deprivation of food and drink" The European Court under pressure decided to not classify it as the word torture, which was disappointing. It was classed as inhuman and degrading treatment, you can make your own mind up.
Yes, plenty, many escapes from Long Kesh, but from the interrogation centre now.
"I refused at one point to hold a stress position and was made an example of. My hands were handcuffed behind my back and legs were crossed, my feet clipped into the handcuffs. It sort of looked like a chicken, my hands and feet clipped together, it was described in American media somehow as looking like a trussed chicken. I was left like this, I think, for 24 hours, my memory plays tricks on me on that one (as you might imagine)."
How has it affected your life? Do you still hold a grudge? Like I said any grudges are long forgotten now.
How would you of handled Irish terrorism if you were the British Government? It's a tricky question as it depends were you start in history and how you define terrorists, you could even say it was British policy that created the question, be it 500 years ago or in 1921 in the creation of Northern Ireland. As you can see its full of value judgement and not just as simple as it may seem from an outside observer. In direct response, certainly not by colluding with one side.
Which national football squad do you support, Northern Ireland or RoI? Republic of Ireland for sure! 1-1 wasnt too bad!
Did you ever meet Bobby Sands, or any of the hunger strikers? Also, did you ever write to anybody outside of your family/close friends? I know my mother wrote to prisoners and hunger strikers from the US while she was in high school. The hunger strike was years after internment so no i didnt meet them. Yes i did answer letters to myself from people i didnt know personally and were just concerned with my situation. I also received birthday cards from american senators including the kennedys when an irish politician mentioned my personal case whilst speaking in america.
Great AMA, I'm from Castlederg, a town Notoriously bad during the troubles. I am only 22 so can only relate to stories I have heard. Just want to know, where exactly are you from? Hi! Sorry I dont want to get too personal but from a deeply divided town also.
Do you agree with the terrorism that the IRA used? In retrospect, everyone regrets what happens, but at the time everyone seen themselves as being in the right. If you look at were we are now and asked was it worth 3000 lives, I'd say no. Thats not to say the IRA took 3000 lives, all sides were involved.
Did it change your view on protestants? No not really.
, thank you for your IAMA, and I'm sorry for your experience. May I ask if you have any contact with loyalists and if so, is there a genuine movement for reconciliation between the two communities today? Personally no I've had no contact with loyalists, there are some community groups doing this. There is a genuine movement by some people however.
Just to clarify. You are a Catholic living in Northern Ireland? Yes.
How are your day to day relations with Protestants today? How were they during the troubles? During the troubles they were non-existant, even prior they were. And to be quite honest things have not improved, although violence has largely disappeared its sad to say communities have not come together, in fact we're more segregated than we were before the troubles. So the simple answer, things are much the same.
Honest question: Please explain to me the justification for the killing of innocent men, women, and children by the IRA in the name of? There is NO justification for the killing of the innocent. According to Malcolm Sutton's Index of Deaths from the Conflict in Ireland:[138]
187 (~51.5%) were civilians.
145 (~39.9%) were members of republican paramilitaries.
18 (~4.9%) were members of loyalist paramilitaries.
13 (~3.5%) were fellow members of the British security forces.
1080 (~52%) were members of the British security forces.
728 (~35%) were civilians.
187 (~9%) were members of republican paramilitaries.
56 (~2.7%) were members of loyalist paramilitaries.
10 (~0.4%) were members of the Irish security forces.
868 (~85.4%) were civilians.
93 (~9%) were members of loyalist paramilitaries.
41 (~4%) were members of republican paramilitaries.
14 (~1.3%) were members of the British security forces.
Have you considered suing the government for a more reasonable amount of money, say 800,000 pounds? There is no way to do it, they make the laws. However there are people still trying to sue the government for abuse while we were interned such as the use of CR gas, now totally banned, you can google that if you like.
Also some men were separated from us, 11 men taken after our few days of abuse to a still unknown destination and very badly tortured for 7 days. The 'Hooded Men' have had many books written on them. In this case the British gov' was found of torture which was then amended to inhuman and degrading treatment. Even for this, they only received 10 or 11 thousand pound each.
Same thing happened my Dad, PJ the teacher from Tyrone. Im sure you know him. Paddy Joe and a few got much more than any human being should of took. Actually I'm answering this for my dad, nice to see another son of an internee on this!
Yeah, the guys of that generation had alot to go through, we got off lucky enough compared to what they had to endure!! Haha certainly. Thank God though, I'm the same age now as my dad was when he was lifted, can't imagine going through that.
Yeah the not knowing what lay ahead would have been the worst!I'll pass on your kind regards to my father, should be going back to Tyrone during the week so i'll mention it to him then. all the best in future buddy and all the best to your father also!! Great! You too and my dad's chuffed hes got talking to PJ's son over this lol, all the best yourself :)
Do you think that North Ireland should should join the Republic of Ireland or remain a part of the UK. Personally i think it will be a natural progression that we will eventually join the republic but that is some way off and will only be by political agreement
I figured out your user name, tell me if I'm right. The LK stands for long kesh and 1971 stand for the year you were taken. Yes lol.
I really wish this were more popular. I myself am American but my family is from Northern Ireland. My grandfather used to tell me some crazy stories. I'm getting to the age story telling is all I'm good for.
You should've shared your Guinness. Thats why we're famous, we do share it! :)
Hello, My grandparents were born in Galway and I was raised in Boston. I grew up listening to Irish music, and have a particular love of rebel music. I am a musician and I moved to the west coast of the USA, and upon arriving, I found that know one listened too or knew what Irish rebel music was in the PacNW. I've started a band specializing in this music, and I guess my question it, what song would you, as a true rebel, want a guy like me to expose people too? For you the very appropriate song would be The West Awake, for your own Galway roots.
Thanks! If you're ever in the PacNW let me buy you a beer. Always ready for one, thanks lol.
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