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General discussion / Re: Death Notices
« on: November 14, 2022, 03:24:18 PM »
Historian Dr Éamon Phoenix, aged 69 following a short illness. I very much enjoyed his daily column in the Irish News.

GAA Discussion / Re: Ulster JFC/IFC 2022
« on: November 06, 2022, 03:46:13 PM »
Stewartstown will walk that Junior Ulster Championship. The game was over after 10 minutes yesterday.

Letterkenny Gaels will be hard to overcome.

Not going by what I saw today!

GAA Discussion / Re: Ulster JFC/IFC 2022
« on: November 06, 2022, 02:51:42 PM »
Full time Letterkenny 1-13 1-12 Derrynoose. Letterkenny aided by a strong breeze and an incompetent referee.

GAA Discussion / Re: Ulster JFC/IFC 2022
« on: November 06, 2022, 02:09:47 PM »
Half-time Derrynoose 1-7 0-3 Letterkenny.

I can’t stand Zombie by the Cranberries.

The worst accent ever is the posh Scottish accent of Fraser Nelson.

General discussion / Re: TV Show recommendations
« on: October 28, 2022, 09:08:00 PM »
Watched the first two episodes of The Peripheral, impressed so far.

General discussion / Re: What's your earliest soccer World Cup memory?
« on: October 26, 2022, 08:19:08 PM »
1978 Mario Kempes and ticker tape, the Van de Kerkhofs and Archie Gemmill’s goal against Brazil.

GAA Discussion / Re: Ulster JFC/IFC 2022
« on: October 26, 2022, 06:28:56 PM »
More and more its the dual clubs coming to the fore. The purists will hate it
Are Dunloy not the only dual club representing their county across all Ulster football competitions?

Derrynoose have teams at all 4 codes. They also won the ladies junior football title and lost the Intermediate Camogie final, their hurlers compete in the senior championship.

General discussion / Re: Movie recommendations
« on: October 22, 2022, 11:42:32 PM »
The Banshees of Inisherin is brilliant, very dark and funny.

General discussion / Re: Death Notices
« on: October 13, 2022, 04:10:27 PM »
Well known Armagh fan Aaron O’Neill, one of the custodians of the famous ‘Garvaghy Road Orangemen on Tour’ died suddenly yesterday aged just 36.

General discussion / Re: New Car Advice
« on: September 25, 2022, 11:19:57 PM »
Looking to buy a family car to fit two car seats and good space in the boot. Basically looking a reliable spacious car. Had been looking at a Vauxhall Grandland X. Anybody have one of these? It’s probably between that and a trusty VW Tiguan. VW hard to beat. Any advice greatly appreciated.

Nissan X-Trail worth thinking about. I have one and really like it.

GAA Discussion / Re: County Manager Merry go round
« on: September 23, 2022, 12:12:28 AM »
From the Irish independent

Vinny Corey is to be appointed the new Monaghan football manager.

Monaghan will bring their exhaustive search for a replacement for Seamus McEnaney to an end later with Corey's approval.

It is expected that he will have his brother Martin at his side as a coach. Martin Corey has been with Mickey Graham in Cavan in recent years.

Other backroom appointments are expected by Corey who had a long and distinguished career as a Monaghan footballer, winning two Ulster titles in 2013 and 2015, before retiring in late 2019.

Corey is a Clontibret clubmate of Conor McManus and the expectation is now that the veteran forward will commit for another year.

Corey had been part of McEnaney's backroom team in 2021 and 2022, working as a coach and selector.

Willy Moen not getting the job then?

General discussion / Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« on: September 15, 2022, 12:58:32 PM »
That Australia New Zealand game was mental!

General discussion / Re: Russia invades Ukraine Feb 2022
« on: September 14, 2022, 01:55:54 PM »
Russia’s budget surplus evaporates as energy revenues shrink
August figures suggest sharp drop in receipts from oil and gas exports
That link requires a  FT subscription.

12 foot ladder is your friend.

General discussion / Re: Queen Elizabeth II 1926 - 2022
« on: September 12, 2022, 09:11:50 PM »
To make reunification a reality, O’Neill must win over those from a unionist background, or at least assuage them that she is no threat.
“I have to find ways in which to ensure that those of a British identity feel protected. Is it going to be smooth? No, of course not.”

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