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GAA Discussion / Re: CPA (Club Players Association)
« on: January 25, 2017, 11:53:21 AM »
I have seen posters on here call for the abolition of replays as a measure to ease fixture congestion.

I would agree with this and further suggest that as means of deciding games still drawn at the end of extra time, that quite simply the last team to have scored is deemed the victor. No penalties nor special rules and there would be great excitement in teams having to push on for a 2 point lead to give them any margin at all.

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General discussion / Re: Stormont Assembly Elections 2017
« on: January 19, 2017, 11:21:38 AM »
the DUP would absolutely love you to spoil your vote - the only way you can hold them accountable is by voting for others.

Saying they are all as bad as each other in so many words is really irrelevant as an argument to spoil a vote. If, by wielding your vote, one crowd of incompetents is displaced by another, at least you would have contributed to a principle of electoral accountability and send a message that absolutely staggering RHI level incompetence will not be tolerated.

In all honesty, I would view a spoiled vote as effectively a small scale endorsement of the DUP, as its only practical effect would be to contribute to a preservation of the status quo.

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General discussion / Re: Latest NI Balls Up
« on: December 09, 2016, 12:00:04 PM »
Seems the newly commissioned Strangford Ferry vessel, which was purpose built at a cost of 6M, can't be used as it is unable to dock at high tide as the ramps don't drop down low enough to allow vehicles to disembark.

without knowing jack about the project can they not just install an adjustable hydraulic ramp on the edge of the jetty to meet it?

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Derry / Re: Derry Club football and Hurling
« on: November 22, 2016, 04:48:08 PM »
Derry Optimist, these eternal roll calls have to stop  :-X

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Derry / Re: Derry Club football and Hurling
« on: September 29, 2016, 10:53:14 PM »
Hi folks, just wanted to take the opportunity to publicise a fundraiser that our club has initiated to raise money for a great cause and have plenty of craic with at the same time. The donations raised go to AWARE, Pieta House and a fund for our desperately needed 2nd pitch (we have one pitch for 4 codes at all age levels). All the details for taking part can be seen at the link below to the thread on the main discussion section.

http://gaaboard.com/board/index.php?topic=27361.msg1630871#new

Thanks

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GAA Discussion / GAA Memories Challenge
« on: September 29, 2016, 10:39:37 PM »
Hi folks, just wanted to take the opportunity to publicise a fundraiser that our club has initiated to raise money for a great cause and have plenty of craic with at the same time. The donations raised go to AWARE, Pieta House and a fund for our desperately needed 2nd pitch (we have one pitch for 4 codes at all age levels). All the details for taking part can be seen at the links below.

http://www.irishnews.com/sport/2016/09/24/news/gaa-memories-fundraising-initiative-sweeping-the-nation-706896/

If you are interested in taking part then text ERUA01 2 to 70070 for UK based mobiles to donate 2 to AWARE. In the Republic, text GAAmemories to 50300 for ROI based mobiles to donate 2 to PIETA HOUSE.
Texts cost 2. Pieta House will receive a minimum of 1.63. Service Provider: LIKECHARITY. Helpline: 076 6805278
At the end of the campaign Eoghan Rua will receive 30% of donations back from the charities.

http://www.sportsjoe.ie/gaa/antrim-clubs-magnificent-fund-raising-initiative-is-dredging-up-some-magnificent-gaamemories/96417

For those who don't have Facebook and would still like to take part, feel free to share your favourite memories and nominate fellow posters (if you like!) in this thread.

Thanks!

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Heavron was quite clearly hurt and on the verge of going down with his limping after his final score, obviously needed to be subbed. Or you could just jump to the conclusion that suits you.

It wasn't quite visible at all.

You weren't watching it then as it was completely obvious. Even the commentators mentioned it as he limped off. You're sticking the boot in with one eye on the game.

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Heavron was quite clearly hurt and on the verge of going down with his limping after his final score, obviously needed to be subbed. Or you could just jump to the conclusion that suits you.

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General discussion / Re: Islamic Jihadists ISIS
« on: July 15, 2016, 04:54:10 PM »
I don't think you can compare this to guerrilla warfare elsewhere. You could wipe ISIS off the map in the middle east and have this happen again. You are fighting deranged individuals who pick up murderous intent from YouTube etc and have no thought for self preservation at all. 'Organisations' just claim them as brethren after. There is no command structure to destroy or negotiate with. Very scary times.

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Derry / Re: Derry Club football and Hurling
« on: June 02, 2016, 11:31:35 PM »
http://gaelicstats.com/football-county-squad-sizes/

Number of players Derry have used in championship action in last ten years has been 96; second highest behind the mighty Carlow with 101

Justice for the 96! A free cup of tap water at Owenbeg if you can name all 96...

No wonder that announcer hasn't a notion

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General discussion / Re: Depression
« on: May 24, 2016, 12:55:58 AM »
Red Hand Man, really have to commend you on being brave enough to open up and share your pain on here. Depression is a disease and not a sign of weakness, you should treat it like any other disease and go see the doctor about it. Even the act of sitting down and opening up to someone will start to lift this gloom off your shoulders. Very likely you would be speaking to a GP who will have have had dozens of people through the door with the same dark thoughts and misery. They will know exactly how to deal with it and will listen to you very patiently. Pick up the phone tomorrow morning and book an appointment, and keep the momentum going from opening up on this forum.

I would echo other posters on being active. If you think about, id say your depression would likely be bad at times when you are on your own or inactive, and at its worst when you are both.

Be not solitary, be not idle. Take on a new challenge, enter a 10k or half marathon, take on an evening class, take on a new sport or pastime by joining a local club, there are lots of ways to challenge yourself into activity and social interaction.

First step though, book in to see the doctor and know that everyone on here would back you 100% on opening up about how you feel. You're not on your own and people will support you in getting better, seek help and you will get it  :)

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General discussion / Re: Depression
« on: May 22, 2016, 01:05:01 AM »
Thanks. Not so good when that game doesn't even raise the dander in me.

Red hand man, get talking to anyone at all if you can and if you cant, at least sharing your feelings on a forum like this is a brave step and you are the better man for it. There are many on here who will take you on board in all seriousness and sympathy.

Getting through tonight will be a step in the right direction and the atmosphere tomorrow will take care of itself.

There will always be people out there who will listen to you and support you at any hour of the day - even complete strangers  :D The more you reach out the more you will find this out I promise. And a number of people on here have had serious experience with depression and will volunteer plenty of advice and know exactly where you are coming from. However you get through tonight, just remember you are absolutely not alone and never forget it!

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General discussion / Re: Northwest 200
« on: May 12, 2016, 09:36:40 AM »
yin yin yin yin yin yin yin!!!  ;D

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General discussion / Re: Boxing Thread
« on: May 01, 2016, 04:28:49 PM »
Vlad beat alot of blown up cruiserweights he could paw away (illegally) with his big jab. Met a half decent big guy with a longer reach who could do the same to him and he was fcked. Him continually clinching inside rather than trying to mix it with the big man really put paid to the idea he has a high boxing IQ. One note is the best way to describe him tbh.

What is illegal about the jab? Considered by many - who would know a lot more than me - to be the best jab since Larry Holmes. Think your judgement being clouded by fact his fights were boring by and large but shouldn't take away from him being good fighter. Be interesting rematch.

Calling it a jab is the wrong term for it. Most of the time it was a clubbing motion that doesn't even resemble a punch. Best jab in decades my arse - big tall lad who can club v poor fighters equals a lot of wins.

Your arse indeed. As for calling it illegal, what absolute nonsense  ::)

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General discussion / Re: So that woman who went missing in Ibiza
« on: April 12, 2016, 11:50:45 AM »
After all the shite they have put out over the years I dont know why any of you are discussing an article from that contemptible rag. I wouldn't even click the link.

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