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    Default Well done NI's Boxers!

    What a shame our friends South of the border choose not to participate

    Well done lads!

    Paddy Barnes, Paddy Gallagher and Eamonn O'Kane have won Northern Ireland's first Commonwealth Games gold medals in boxing for 16 years.
    Commonwealth Games: Northern Ireland boxers net gold medals - Other Sports, Sport - Belfasttelegraph.co.uk
    Don't tread on me.

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    [QUOTE=centauro;3079981]What a shame our friends South of the border choose not to participate






    But we are not members of their club

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    Congratulations to them on their success!

    There are a lot of major Boxing powers not taking part (such as China, Russia and Cuba) but it still a fine achievement.

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    Well done to all of the team.

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    Well done lads. Ireland really does punch above its weight in boxing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by centauro View Post
    What a shame our friends South of the border choose not to participate

    Well done lads!



    Commonwealth Games: Northern Ireland boxers net gold medals - Other Sports, Sport - Belfasttelegraph.co.uk
    Don't worry kid; they'll be boxing for Ireland in the Olympics

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    Congratulations to the Boxers

    - but leave out the politics SVP!

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    Its OK Stephan Freil was there as a rep from the 26.

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    Well done to all the boxers involved!

    However, I couldn't help think how confusing it all was. The gold medal winners (presumably all of nationalist background...) got awarded their medals whilst a defunct flag was raised to an unofficial national anthem (with 2 different names!) The crowd were all in green and there was somebody in an Irish rugby jersey and somebody in a republic football shirt. They were waving a flag with shamrocks on it. Last night ,of course, Northern Ireland football team had a different anthem. Let's not even mention rugby...

    How on earth would you start trying to explain this all to an outsider?

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    Could have been a lot worse (confusing)
    Just imagine if Barry Mc Guigan had been singing martins Londonderry air.

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