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WonderWol Posts: 2927
RTE News 16th February 2007 15.02PM [b:3h11sv0z]Ceremony in Croke Park[/b:3h11sv0z] British & Irish Governments Plan Ceremony in Croke Park Northern Ireland Minister Peter Hain has announced details of a joint ceremony before Irelands crunch game against England in Croke Park on the 24th February. The significance of the game is not lost on GAA followers and republicans who remember the infamous shooting of 14 players and supporters by the British Army on the 21st November 1921. However according to GAA spokesman Ulick Magee a plan being devised by the GAA and the Northern Ireland office, will attempt to draw a line under the incident. "We've spoken to the British government and they understand the significance of the event back in 1921. Back then 14 people were killed by British forces so in the spirit of the peace process and friendship we're proposing that we shoot 14 of their lot before the match. Then maybe have fireworks afterwards or something." Said Mr Magee. Government Reaction The plan has had a mixed reaction from Downing Street. Prime Minister Tony Blair thinks the idea has merit but said that it needs to be done properly and with dignity. "Frankly I think its a small price to pay for progression in Anglo-Irish affairs, but I think the idea of getting Ray Houghton to do the shooting would be too much for many English fans to take particularly after his goal against us back in 1988. And he's Scottish which is worse." Proposed Victims According to informed sources, the GAA and Number 10 have already drawn up a list of names for those to be shot. The list, which is not yet agreed, is thought to be a compromise of people that both the Irish and English public dislike. Among the names are moaney-hole singer James Blunt, foul mouth idiot Jade Goody, Trinny & Suzannah, Man Utd donkey Rio Ferdinand, cream cake expert Vanessa Feltz, "comedian" Russell Brand and any of the blokes who do outside broadcasts for Sky News. But discussions took an ironic twist when both sides agreed on shooting Belfast singer Brian Kennedy, but neither side agreed on what nationality he was. GAA representatives claim he's British with their Foreign Office counterparts claiming he's Irish. The Irish claimed no Irishman should sing or dance in such a manner and the English saying he couldn't be a Brit because he had no tattoos on his forearm and didn't wear Ben Sherman shirts. However there was eventual consensus that he should be shot regardless of his nationality. Plans agreed: The shooting will be carried out my members of the 2nd Infantry Battalion from Cathal Brugha Barracks in Dublin. The original idea to get the FCA to carry out the executions were dropped when they revealed that their rifles are in fact made of baked-plastercine. Similarly the Garda Emergency Response Unit was discounted for fear they'd shoot more innocent civilians then claim overtime for it. :-8
charli Posts: 5994
[quote:31lpjnkw]GAA spokesman Ulick Magee [/quote:31lpjnkw] :o0 :o0
MRSWJ Posts: 540
Wonderwol, you're going to be slated I got that by email. Not very nice but :o0 :o0 :o0 :o0 :o0 :o0
sinion Posts: 6050
read this earlier, thought it was hilarious!! Especially the Brian Kennedy bit :o0
rock-n-roll-wife Posts: 6579
:o0 :o0 :o0 :o0 :o0 :o0 :o0 FANTASTIC!! :o0 :o0 :o0
WonderWol Posts: 2927
[quote:55mt6lm9]Wonderwol, you're going to be :action34 [/quote:55mt6lm9] :-8 I know and I wasn't going to post it but just thought it might lighten up the other post a bit ........ Things got a bit personal over there I think. No offense meant :action31
MRSWJ Posts: 540
I edited the little green man incase anyone read something else into it (being the topic it is). Its terrible, I'm afraid to offend anyone now. I'm still giggling though :o0 :o0
Drummerswife Posts: 3497
That was hilarious. I was kind of half reading it as i presumed it was just a new topic then i came to the joke part about shooting them and had to reread it. It was such a shock i burst out laughing. Thanks for brightening up my day.
pluto Posts: 3893
It was when I got to "Ulick Magee" I nearly fell off the chair! :o0 Thanks Wonderwol!! Better to make things light around here. :thnk
Mrs áthas Posts: 3488
i just read it to H thought the bit about brian kenneddy was priceless!