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GAA Discussion / Talking Balls
« on: April 30, 2015, 10:04:43 AM »
I'm going to a pre Championship discussion night next Wednesday night, the panel is Martin McHugh, Peter Canavan, Pat McEnaney, John McEntee and Jarlath Burns. What questions should I ask or what questions would you like to ask the panel?

General discussion / Strangford Lough
« on: August 11, 2014, 03:08:51 PM »
This looks serious:
@BBCBreaking: It is understood up to 100 people, including children, could be involved in incident at #Strangford Lough

GAA Discussion / Scór
« on: April 25, 2014, 04:22:15 PM »
Anyone for Castlebar this weekend? For my sins I'll be there to take part in the table quiz.

General discussion / Caption competition.
« on: November 23, 2013, 09:11:29 PM »

General discussion / Nathan Carter
« on: January 29, 2013, 11:23:33 PM »
What is the attraction? I don't get it, how can someone so shite be so apparently popular?

General discussion / 2011 Census
« on: December 11, 2012, 09:50:43 AM »

GAA Discussion / The Niall McKee fundraiser 5th November 2011
« on: October 19, 2011, 02:33:33 PM »
On 29th June 2010, my nephew Niall McKee, then aged 20, was involved in an accident at work wherein his left arm became trapped in heavy-duty industrial machinery. It took two hours to free Niall from the machinery. During the subsequent surgery in Craigavon hospital to try to save Niall’s arm, the injuries were so extensive it became necessary to amputate his arm 2-3 inches below his shoulder, leaving him with no elbow. It was clear from the outset that the absence of his elbow joint would cause many complications when it came to constructing an artificial limb for Niall.
Niall is a fully trained brick-layer who, due to the downturn in the construction industry, had taken a job in another area of work while hoping to return to his own trade in due course. He had been employed in that new job for just three months when the accident occurred. Niall had two major interests in life, one was building and the other sport. He had always been involved in a range of sporting activities. Sadly, Niall can no longer build and the range of sporting activities in which he can now participate has been much curtailed.
Since his accident, which was a very traumatic experience, Niall’s life has changed dramatically. He has had to come to terms with a lot, both physically and mentally. Always very stubborn and determined, Niall has made great progress. At this stage, >12 months after the accident, he has returned to his old job, where the accident took place, and has been working full time again for quite a number of months now. He is aware that others who are in a similar situation may require some encouragement to find this kind of strength within them, and he now helps other young amputees in an effort to pass on some of his inspirational spirit to those struggling to cope.
Although the immediate trauma care provided by the NHS was superb, their resources are very limited when it comes to prosthetics. Unfortunately, it has now become apparent that due to the nature of his amputation, a suitable and functional artificial limb will have to be paid for privately. After watching Niall cope for the past year without the use of his arm, his local club, Derrynoose GAC, have decided to come together with Niall’s family to organise a fundraising night in aid of this worthy cause. Therefore, on the 5th of November 2011 a Race Night will be held. The purpose of this event will be to raise funds which will all go towards the purchase of a suitable arm for Niall.
The fundraising preparations for the Race Night involve selling horses, jockeys and trainers (not real ones!) at a cost of £10 each. Anyone who would like to donate will have their contribution acknowledged in the programme for the evening and will be able to name their own horse, jockey or trainer. Our family would be very grateful if you would consider supporting Niall’s fundraiser by contributing £10 to buy a horse, jockey or trainer. Donations could be made as individuals contributing £10, or by two or more people coming together to donate £10 in total to buy a horse/jockey/trainer jointly. If you would like to donate, please PM me. Please tell me the name that you would like to give your horse/jockey/trainer and I will take note of all of the details and will pass on all donations. All contributions are being managed by the club who are acting as independent custodians of the funds raised until a suitable artificial limb can be purchased for Niall.

Thanks for taking the time to read.

GAA Discussion / Kieran McGurk
« on: September 26, 2011, 04:28:31 PM »
Very sad to hear of the passing this morning of former Armagh footballer Kieran McGurk, only 49 I believe.

General discussion / Spontaneous human combustion
« on: September 23, 2011, 11:25:30 AM »
First Irish case of death by spontaneous combustion
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Does spontaneous human combustion exist?
A man who burned to death in his home died as a result of spontaneous combustion, an Irish coroner has ruled.

It is believed to be the first case of its kind in Ireland.

West Galway coroner Dr Ciaran McLoughlin said it was the first time in 25 years of investigating deaths that he had returned such a verdict.

Michael Faherty, 76, died at his home at Clareview Park, Ballybane, Galway on 22 December 2010.

An inquest in Galway on Thursday heard how investigators had been baffled as to the cause of death.

Forensic experts found a fire in the fireplace of the sitting room where the badly burnt body was found had not been the cause of the blaze that killed Mr Faherty.

The court was told that no trace of an accelerant had been found and there had been nothing to suggest foul play.

The court heard Mr Faherty had been found lying on his back with his head closest to an open fireplace.

The fire had been confined to the sitting room. The only damage was to the body, which was totally burnt, the ceiling above him and the floor underneath him.

Dr McLoughlin said he had consulted medical textbooks and carried out other research in an attempt to find an explanation.

He said Professor Bernard Knight, in his book on forensic pathology, had written about spontaneous combustion and noted that such reported cases were almost always near an open fireplace or chimney.

"This fire was thoroughly investigated and I'm left with the conclusion that this fits into the category of spontaneous human combustion, for which there is no adequate explanation," he said.

Taken from the BBC.

General discussion / The Wolfe Tones live from the Garvaghy Road
« on: August 27, 2011, 10:13:50 AM »
They might not be everyone's cup of tea but the Wolfe Tones are playing a concert tomorrow night, 28th August, at Tír na nÓg's playing fields @8pm. Gates open at 6pm, admission £15.

General discussion / MacNean House & Restaurant
« on: February 18, 2011, 11:04:19 AM »
Heading to Nevin Maguires place in Blackion tomorrow evening and staying the night. Has anyone been? I hear the food is amazing & I'm looking forward to it. Are there any decent pubs to have a few drinks afterwards?

General discussion / David Thorne
« on: December 11, 2009, 02:05:33 PM »

General discussion / Banned?!
« on: November 03, 2009, 09:33:32 AM »
When I attempted to log onto the board yesterday I received the following message: "sorry Harold Disgracey you are banned from using this forum! Your ban will not expire!"
WTF was going on here? I can now access the board again obviously! Was I banned for something or was there some issue with the way I was trying to access the board, via opera mini on my phone?

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