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General discussion / Re: Nicest Towns in Ireland
« on: Today at 11:28:15 AM »
Bunbeg, its been a while but I would have went often enough, and with the National park beside it you've got one of the best areas to walk around

Good call, although I think the recession has hit it hard.

Must get back to it then, stayed at the harbour hotel twice and then further up the road at Teac Jacks a couple of times

Hiudai Beag's used to be a fantastic spot.
Drink pints till they come out of your ears and have the craic with anyone that comes in.

Havent been back to it in years.

Was there a nightclub called Seaview or similar?
There was a nightclub at the Seaview hotel. Closed now.

Thought so. Was some cattle mart

It was called Dodge City ... very apt. 

General discussion / Re: Nicest Towns in Ireland
« on: April 18, 2018, 10:50:27 AM »
As a counterpoint to that negative and depressing thread about shitholes, how about we nominate the nicest towns in Ireland?  I think we have far more nice towns than shitholes.

I'll open the betting with a couple off the top of my head.

Adare, County Limerick. A lovely small town, loads of character. Beautiful golf course as well.
Kinsale, County Cork. A bigger town, but still has small town feel with the tight streets and colourful shops. Perched on the inlet with all the small sailing and fishing  boats that brings.
Kenmare, County Kerry. More along the lines of Adare, but a beautiful scenic town with a lot of colour and life.
Dunmore East, County Waterford. Another seaside town/village. A lovely cove.
Birr, County Offaly. Another bigger town, but one that's really vibrant and has loads of interesting and historical buildings.
Carlingford, County Louth. The north eastern version of a smaller Kinsale.
Westport, County Mayo. A really nice bigger town, with the river running through it and good pubs and restaurants.
Kinvara, County Galway. Another seaside/coastal town or village that is very good at taking advantage of it's location.

I see what you did there - very sneaky.   :P

General discussion / Re: The Super(ish) Leeds United Thread
« on: April 16, 2018, 04:13:03 PM »
Just wondering are there any Leeds' followers out there with the urge to give an opinion, as yet another season that had some early optimism slowly runs to a dispiriting standstill?

I was on a site that allows different variables to be put in to come up with a league table of current form, and from Boxing Day to the present - a period in which we have two wins - we are currently rock bottom of the Championship Table with a total of 12 points, three below both Burton and Sunderland, and four from safety. The great football played under Christiansen back in the Autumn is but a distant memory and on the basis of last Friday night, the players look distinctly uninterested, with Heckingbottom's already brief tenure already looking under threat.

Changing the manager - in my humble opinion - is not the answer to the underlying issues of some bad recruitment and under investment, but it is usually Leeds go to choice when things are not going well. I actually thought that the danger of a return to Division One was a thing of the past, but now I'm not so sure - very depressing to be honest.

I'm too sick to say anything, Rufus.  Leeds are, by some way, the worst team at present in the Championship.  Some fall, after having been top in October. 

General discussion / Re: TV Show recommendations
« on: April 03, 2018, 09:38:36 AM »
Overdosed on Toast of London on Netflix. For a second time.

Yes I can fcukin hear you Clem Fandango.
Hard to beat a bit of toast. Very funny.
Watching Sneaky Pete on amazon prime ATM. Started a bit slow but picked up nicely good show.

Yeah loved it and watched it through twice.  Will probably do it again.

Finished season-3 of 'the detectorists' over the weekend.  Great stuff.  Very English. 

General discussion / Re: Death Notices
« on: March 26, 2018, 08:54:08 AM »

GAA Discussion / Re: Longford v Kerry - National League QF 1984
« on: March 21, 2018, 03:32:23 PM »
Jaysus, that brought back some memories - I've seen better footage of Victorian times, so it definitely wasn't fake.  Was at the game and remember deluding myself after the first few minutes that it might be a good day for Longford.  It certainly wasn't vintage football, Shamrock Shore.  Was that your Da in the first minute of the footage?

General discussion / Re: TV Show recommendations
« on: March 14, 2018, 12:56:55 PM »
I watched The Killing (Danish) following recommendations here.  I see there is a Season 2; is that also worth watching?

Season 2 & 3 (Danish) both well worth watching.
The first 20 part season is really two seasons in one.
Whilst season 2 and 3 are well worth watching they do drop off the pace set in the 20 episode  first season.
The 20 episode first season just had a good tempo, a dynamism throughout, with a perfect blend of city politics, social issues and a missing girl investigation.
Afterwards move on to Spiral.

I was just talking to Mrs Boots about this last night - we finished watching Season-2 of Modus which was on BBC4 recently.  It had ten episodes, but it should have been six - it got seriously ponderous and pointless in the middle, but was quite interesting at the start and the end.  We compared it to The Killing Season-1, and thought it should have been more like Seasons-2&-3. 

General discussion / Re: TV Show recommendations
« on: March 12, 2018, 09:01:44 AM »
I watched The Killing (Danish) following recommendations here.  I see there is a Season 2; is that also worth watching?

Yes, if you liked the first season.  Seasons 2 & 3 are 10-parters, so they are less leisurely paced than the first season, and probably more watchable.  Good stories too. 

GAA Discussion / Re: 2018 NFL Division 3
« on: February 26, 2018, 02:37:05 PM »
So it could be a major traffic jam at the top by the time the dust settles. Anyone brave enough to call it?

Very difficult to call. I can't work out all the mathematical permutations, but it has to be two from Armagh, Fermanagh, Longford and Westmeath. For Armagh, there is a real bonus in that the other three all have to play each other and thus points will be dropped. Indeed Fermanagh's last three games are likely to be their toughest, as they face us, Longford and Westmeath.

Armagh though do not fill me with confidence and I do not see them going the whole league with a 100% record.

Very difficult to predict, but if I was forced to call it I would say Armagh and Longford to go up, with Longford beating Armagh in the final.

Thanks for the kiss of death, Rufus. 

Armagh and Westlucan for me, I'd say, with Armagh to win the final. 

General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: February 16, 2018, 03:31:42 PM »
I understand that Mattia Perin (Genoa FC) is thought to be the outstanding goalkeeper in Serie-A this season.  Just saying.

GAA Discussion / Re: 2018 NFL Division 3
« on: February 12, 2018, 09:22:53 AM »
Nah. I don't fully subscribe to the manager's assessment. Being there and being with other Longford folk there was no sense that the ref was riding us. Farrell deserved his two yellows for two awkward challenges. Shur, he knew it himself. One black card actually improved things and one happened so late it was immaterial.

What DOES seem to be true and, I am putting on the tin foil hat for this one, is that any time Longford play Ulster opposition, especially away, is that it's always an Ulster ref. Always. Now so what, you may say.....but some can get paranoid that all ye Ulster boys stick together!

Perhaps it's a subtle revenge for us inflicting Derek Fahy and John Bannon on ye  :-\

Didn't Wally Flood get a few inter-county games back in the day - we will never get Karma after that ...  :o

GAA Discussion / Re: 2018 NFL Division 3
« on: February 03, 2018, 03:11:44 PM »
Any handy pubs near that longford pitch; we always seem to come in on the top end of the town away from the main town?

The short answer is No.  The long answer won't help you much either - the pubs are in the town, Pearse Park isn't. 

General discussion / Re: woman dies for want of a abortion
« on: January 30, 2018, 12:53:41 PM »
Here we go.

You said it my man.

My only comment on this thread will be this and firstly on the "abortion on demand" term. It's a misleading and disingenuous term. No one is queueing up going "happy days....I'll be back soon for another one". This is a bad option all round. It's a horrific decision that some ladies and girls face and they opt for the least worst option.

Secondly. comments like some just before this that reduce the discussion to a black and white issue display either (a) a lack of intellect, (b) a lack of understanding of the issue or (c) and unwillingness to understand the complexities. My advice to anyone would be - don't listen to these types of arguments from any side.

Good man Seanie, well said. 

GAA Discussion / Re: 2018 NFL Division 3
« on: January 29, 2018, 04:43:00 PM »
That was the day Jamesie Martin played well. 

The only day. 

GAA Discussion / Re: 2018 NFL Division 3
« on: January 29, 2018, 01:14:19 PM »
Could Derry be in a spot of bother ?

The jury will have a fair idea after Derry's trip to Longford next Sunday. I don't think we're dragging them to Ballymahon as we did a few years ago  ;D

Ah, the memories.   ;D

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