Sean Mallory thinks little of the world around him and even less of the GAA's Jarleth Burns. Sean Mallory is Tyrone republican.
After his slavish accolades of all things Schomberg, Jarleth Burns has continued to extend his obsequious servitude to Unionism by stating that he would, if he had the power to, remove the tricolour from all GAA grounds and ban the singing of Amhrán na bhFiann before kick-off just to accommodate UUP MP Tom Elliot and his brood of bigots.
Burns, describes himself as being on some form of republican ideological journey – where to is anyone’s guess. And why does he have to take us with him? Currently chairman of the Rules Committee in GAA headquarters at Croke Park and a perceived prospective future president of the GAA (after these comments a daunting prospect for the future of the GAA!) he went on to state that the chances of it happening wasn’t likely which as it turned out had the effect of nullifying the original object of the interview – pointless really.
British UUP MP for Fermanagh South Tyrone Tom Elliot welcomed Burns’ comments as progressive but only to a point as he believed that it would generally aid Protestant understanding of the GAA and its cultural ethos. But as always with Unionism more would need to be done by the croppy before they would freely or willingly attend a GAA game.
With ‘more’ probably being changing all GAA clubs named after republicans to former luminaries of Northern Ireland such as Craig, Carson or even our friend Brooke, raising the Unionist flag of Northern Ireland and singing God Save the Queen when 6 of the 9 counties of Ulster were playing – the other 3 don’t exist in Unionist Ulster. Just as Unionists do now to show parity of esteem towards Nationalists when they, Nationalists, flock to Windsor Park (potential for a name change here!) in their thousands and eagerly wave their Unionist flags and/or Union Jacks and boisterously sing the national anthem of a foreign country to support the ‘norn iron’ team!
Or as Unionist Lord Laird of the Gibberish Society called for, when the Ireland rugby team played at RavenHill, to sing God Save the Queen to accommodate ‘everyone’ .....a call that was rebuked although diplomatically by management, players and the IRU immediately and translated in to layman’s terms as ‘you can take that idea and work it as far up your bigoted arse as you can get it – no way’.
RTE GAA pundit Joe Brolly rounded on Burns for his incredulous remarks and ended agreeing with Burns that it was highly unlikely to happen and ironically also with Elliot that Unionists like Elliot would never be satisfied with the Gaelic Athletic Association until it was changed to the Gaelic Orange Order!
Up at Stormont, Ms Emma Pengelly, daughter of Noel Little – a Unionist/Loyalist gun runner for Ulster Resistance and a person who was arrested while in the process of committing treason against the British crown by selling state weapons secrets to S Africa – and an organisation publicly supported by Ian Paisley and Peter Robinson up until Little was arrested, came under fire from the Finance Committee for a potential conflict of interest.
The newly appointed DUP MLA and former advisor to Peter Robinson and also newly appointed to the Finance committee investigating the same said Peter Robinson, came under fire. Not for her close relationship with Robinson, but over her husband Richard, now permanent secretary at the Department of Health, who was a senior civil servant at the Department of Finance during discussions over NAMA's northern property portfolio. He was recommended along with Frank Cushnahan, to be appointed to the advisory group by the then finance Minister – Sammy Wilson of the DUP.
Ms Pengelly retorted to SF’s Marty Miller’s suggestion that she should remove herself from the committee because of the potential of a conflict of interest with a declaration of interest because of her husband’s role. Any suggestions of a conflict of interest were wrongly perceived as both she and her husband are professionals. What that translates as is a slap across the mouth for Miller for questioning her integrity. Something that bears questioning when we consider who she advised!
“My view is not in terms of a conflict of interest in terms of our roles. Perhaps it may be perceived but the fact is that there is not."
Which is reminiscent of the DUP’s Arlene Foster’s (now holding the fort at Stormont for the DUP) retort when questioned about NOT declaring a conflict of interest when she supported fracking in Fermanagh. In fact her department at the time granted a licence for shale gas exploration in the area which strangely enough included her husband’s 54 acres! Foster who was involved in discussion of the licence application and fully supported its granting stated that her husband’s 54 acres had no influence in her decision whatsoever!
Her response to such questioning was to rebuke those who questioned her ethics with the plausible but bordering on the idiotic assertion that it was her husband who owned it and not her!!!
Robinson confirmed her rebuke by stating that sacking Arlene for such was totally out of the question as she had no vested interest but it was her husband who had, “but that’s different.”
Likewise Ms Pengelly has been rewarded for her loyalty to Robinson in giving up her advisory post of £90,000 per annum and taking on the MLA role with a golden handshake of £40,000+. And all perfectly acceptable even when the DUP are pushing for Tory cuts to welfare!
Ruth Patterson, once of the DUP, has failed to congratulate Emma on her MLA appointment and returned her new outfit to M&S that she bought for her maiden speech in the Assembly. Unlike at her prior court appearance Poots and Co were nowhere to be seen comforting Ruth’s disappointment. If only her own father had shared a gun running past with Robinson things may have been different.
On a sporting front the vile sectarian filth known as ‘norn iron’, the Orange State, made history by beating a manager-less Greek team that looked as if they arrived here on an inflatable dingy and qualified for Euro 2016 from a highly suspect group that was selected shortly before a certain VP of FIFA retired but not before throwing his voluptuous weight behind one Sepp Blatter. Honour among thieves is not always paid for in gold.....gold watches that is!'
This piece of history warranted several pages of coverage within the Belfast Telegraph while the Free State’s amazing victory over the world champions Germany didn’t.
As the sectarian and racist crowd drank in the euphoria of qualification they were joined by Carl Frampton and Rory the weasel McIlroy and quite possibly co-joined by the members of the Felons Club in West Belfast too
Across the Irish Sea now heavily radioactivity polluted by Britain, Cameron delivered his much too soon valediction at the annual Tory party convention and thus opening the way for George or Theresa to fill his shoes.
Condemning the Russians for their much more proactive role in Syria, Cameron went on to compare the callous and indifferent bombing sorties carried out by Russia that were in his understanding negatively impacting on an already highly unstable environment and more importantly killing his trained Jihadis. Unlike his bombs which were having a positive impact while exploding and shredding all caught in their path - collateral damage. Russia's response was to simply ignore the irrelevancy of the man and continue on regardless just as Cameron did in Libya!
Meanwhile, Israel continued its murderous neo-nazi campaign against the Palestinians with indiscriminate murder and injury....while some foreign bloke in charge of some institution known as the United Nations quietly and nonchalantly looks on.
So as Jarleth wanders down the path of no return re-embroidering all GAA tops as he goes, as the DUP continue to circle the wagons around their immoral and unethical leader, as Cameron and his miserly, unscrupulous venal and soulless mob continue to tighten the screws even more on their own people, and as Ban ki Moon, a blind, deaf and dumb monkey, continues to dance to the organ grinders tune while Palestine burns, we can lie easy in our beds knowing that America's constitutional right to bear arms is as rock solid as it was the day the first high school killing took place back in 1853:#
November 2, Louisville, Kentucky, Student Matthew Ward took a pistol to school, where he shot the schoolmaster Mr. Butler as revenge for what Ward thought was excessive punishment of his brother the day before. Ward was acquitted.