Former GAA star stands for DUP

Interesting snippet from yesterday’s Sunday Life. Denver Thompson is standing for election in the Blackwater ward for a seat on Dungannon Borough Council. It emerged yesterday that he also once played Gaelic Football for a local side between 1981 and 1984. How the times are they a-changing!

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118 thoughts on “Former GAA star stands for DUP”

  1. But= buy a camaan. Typing and eating Tayto Cheese and Onion crisps…. eat your heart out maca! 😉

  2. A fatuous parallel.

    One that obviously makes you feel uncomfortable.

    There’s no way round it Billy. if The GAA says it provides a sense of identity for all Irish people, then by definition those whose Identity it doesn’t provide aren’t, in it’s eyes, Irish. That’s 19th century nationalism. It’s DP Moran. The GAA needs to shed that attitude to the Irish People who don’t embrace and who don’t want to embrace it’s Gaelic mission. Ditto Sinn Féin in respect of it’s attitudes to gael vs gall. It may be a historical remnant, but it’s there and it’s unacceptable in a multicultural Ireland.

  3. Speaking of tayto – what’s the deal with Southern Tayto? Are they made under licence or what? I think they’re decidedly average but people I know from Fermanagh say they’re nicer than the Tandragee variety! Are they insane or am I missing something?!

  4. beano, southern tayto, or to be correct, Tayto in the ROI are actually a separate company.
    Heard that from the horses mouth at the Tayto factory in tandragee

  5. Partitionist mongrels! That settles it, we can’t have a United Ireland because there would be two crisp manufacturing companies both called Tayto. I’m glad this issue has finally been resolved after 85 years. Now we can get on with fixing schools, hospitals and the economy! 😀

  6. Ah no Beano.

    Do you not see that all our problems with schools, health, the economy are caused by the sheer madness and inefficiency of having separate Taytos in such a small country?

    What we need is a united Tayto, where the red white and blue (southern) and the red white and yellow (northern) can come together to make a world-beating crisp.

    We must end the union with Walkers and unite around the common name of Tayto.

  7. Our Taytos are better than yours anyway! And our Taytos website is better than your taytos website! 😉

    Actually I didn’t even know there was an occupied tayto. “Tayto” is a registered trademark of the Irish company though, afaik, I wonder have they had a court battle or anything over it? How can two companies market a product under the same name?

  8. Interesting that they seem to be two totally different companies one set up in 1954 in the ROI and the other in 1956 in NI. By looking at the websites I am not so sure there is a licence involved at all rather two completely different companies with different but simialr products but with the same name.

  9. I used to live in Church St Tandragee 🙂 Played in the castle grounds – boy, sometimes that place STANK
    of cooking oil 🙂

  10. I’d rather have Hunky-Dory’s or Mc Coy’s any day. If either company want to send me a free box of their crisps after that free advertising I won’t say no 🙂

  11. Davros.

    Jesus, is there anywhere in the north you haven’t lived at one time or another?

  12. Actually, having given this important matter some thought I nominate McCoy’s Spicey Chilli best crisp flavour ever. No variety of Tayto comes even close…

  13. Our Taytos are better than yours anyway! And our Taytos website is better than your taytos website! 😉

    Actually I didn’t even know there was an occupied tayto. “Tayto” is a registered trademark of the Irish company though, afaik, I wonder have they had a court battle or anything over it? How can two companies market a product under the same name?

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