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General discussion / The Gym and Fitness Thread
February 09, 2022, 08:27:23 PM
What's everyone's doing fitness wise? Any CrossFit fans?
I've a good lockdown stone to shift! I've been doing a lot on concept 2 machines lately and loving them. Aiming for a sub 7 min 2k row.
General discussion / Love Island
June 24, 2019, 10:40:34 PM
Who's watching! Be honest  ::)
GAA Discussion / David Clifford
August 21, 2017, 08:09:46 AM
What a player!! Surely the Aussies will steal him?
Anyone else have this man on snapchat? Jesus he gets to a serious amount of games and has become a cult hero around the country!
How do you all contact your club members or people people in your parish? We are looking at setting up a texting service or email service that makes it easy to contact everyone in the club, or specific teams and parents. I know schools use this a lot, but they pay for it. We need something to contact people at the click of a button. Facebook is good but it doesn't get to everyone.
GAA Discussion / Best club facilities
March 16, 2017, 08:47:42 AM
Looking to go have a look at some club facilities. Something with maybe indoor 3G, couple pitches, gym etc. What clubs have the best facilities about? I've got Dunloy, Randalstown, Ashbourne in Meath in a list so far.
GAA Discussion / 7s Tournaments
November 20, 2016, 11:56:07 AM
We are looking at a club/team trip away next year. We went to a London 7s tournament years ago and it one of the most memorable trips away that we have had but they seem to have stopped it now. We are looking to get away to somewhere that has cheap flights from Belfast and over the weekend. Has anyone got any recommendations?
GAA Discussion / Grants and Fundraising
July 07, 2016, 12:02:34 PM
Anyone know of good grants or fundraising ideas that are going around at the minute? Any advice or ideas for putting in for grants and fundraising. Probably looking at a 3g pitch and new changing rooms with a meeting room and gym attached.

Sport NI don't seem to have much going about.
General discussion / Paddy McCourt
May 26, 2016, 09:33:31 PM
On his way back to play in Ireland again. When you watch some of his highlights it's hard to understand how he didn't make it on the big stage. Seems so naturally gifted.
General discussion / French Alps
January 03, 2016, 09:59:19 PM
Flying into Geneva on 12th of July. I have 5 nights in Morzine for a cycling trip. Then the wife is flying over to meet me on the 17th July and we have 10 nights. Going to drive around rather than train or bus. Don't know much about the area but would like some help with an itinerary and hotel suggestions.

What about something like:
Evian 3 nights
Montreux 2 nights
Chamoinx 2 nights
Annecy - 3 nights
Fly out of Geneva

The Tour De France is on and close to where we will be so I will hopefully get to see a bit of it as well.

As I said I know nothing about the area and no doubt there are nicer places. We are looking a bit of a mixture of sight seeing, sunbathing, few nice walks. I will have done my cycling before I start the touristy stuff so I will be happy enough not to want to go cycling, plus the wife would kill me.
General discussion / AFL 2015
March 16, 2015, 07:31:53 AM
Looks like the Shockers aren't as clean as you think Aerlik!! Ive said it before, Australia has a massive drug culture and no doubt every team is rife with PEDs.

Hanley out for a while I think so who is going to take up the reins as the top Irish player?

Early predictions for the top 4
1. Sydney
2. Port
3. Hawthorn
4. Geelong
General discussion / Club Fundraisers
November 29, 2012, 11:18:07 PM
What sort of good fundraiser events does your club run? We are always looking ways to gather a few pound but struggling for new ideas. The charity boxing thing has been played out I think. Anything at all that would make a few?
General discussion / Bad back
October 31, 2012, 07:13:51 AM
I've been lying in bed wide awake for the past few hours feeling sorry for myself due to sciatic type pain down my leg! Started getting pain about 6 months and it has gotten progressively worse. I am a very active and sporty person (Gaelic football, golf, Crossfit, cycle and swim) but the past few months I have been unable to do any kind of sport at all. Even swimming is hurting me ffs. Driving and sitting down give the most discomfort. I have been going to a physio with a good reputation for fixing backs but he has been unable to do anything for mine. Got an mri scan and there is a disc protrusion in my lower back. I've had two injections (the second one was just yesterday) and they have done f**k all as well. I fear the next step is an operation which I want to avoid as I am a sub teacher at the minute, so if I don't work I don't get paid.

Ive had all the usual sore back pain, hamstring injuries, etc that come with playing sport but this is the most depressing and debilitating injury I've ever had.

Anybody had similar problems? What did you do to fix it? 
General discussion / Buying a car
October 14, 2012, 06:48:53 PM
Havent a clue about cars or how to go about buying one.

On the lookout for one, my megane has started to play up so I am looking to get rid of it ASAP. Was thinking of a Audi a4 or a3. The other half saw a nice bmw 1 series. Is it best to buy off the Audi garage if I am looking to trade my car in?
General discussion / Scoreboards
September 25, 2012, 11:44:17 AM
The club is looking into getting a scoreboard for the pitch. Anyone recommend scoreboard types or fellas who would be good to speak to about this? I dont really know what budget we have set yet but hopefully get someone to sponsor some of it.
General discussion / RIP Neil Armstrong
August 26, 2012, 03:29:58 PM
I think he deserves a thread of his own rather than the death notice thread.

A true legend along with the other apollo members. One of the few that will be talked about in 100s of years.
General discussion / Suicide
June 28, 2012, 10:22:06 AM
Just heard one of the fellas from our local area committed suicide last night. He hanged himself.

He has a wee baby only 8 months old and another one on the way.

I was out with him on Sunday and he was in great form but I think he went on the rip since then. He must have been drinking to get away from whatever problems he thought he had. Feel really sorry for his family and his wife. I dont understand what was going through his head that he needed to do it, just wish he could have said something to some of us and maybe it could have been prevented. You would have to be feeling very low to do that sort of thing.

Terrible news.
General discussion / Honeymoon - Lake Garda and Cruise
December 29, 2011, 08:35:56 PM
Honeymoon in Aug 2012. We are thinking of 4 nights somewhere in Lake Garda and then getting the train to Venice where we will depart for our 12 night Celebrity Cruise. Anybody been on the Celebrity Silhoutte ship and can anyone recommend a good hotel around Lake Garda?
Has anyone ever gone to these countries for their honeymoon or even just a holiday? Our wedding is August 2012 so i am just trying to get some ideas of what to do for our honeymoon.  At the minute I want to fly into Dubrovnik - make our way up the coast to slovenia - Lake Bled maybe - Italy (Venice and Lake Garda?) - Fly home from Verona. We would probably have 2 1/2 weeks to do all this so if transport in these countries was crap then it could be a tight squeeze. Any advice or suggestions would be much appreciated.
General discussion / Documentaries
March 28, 2011, 10:25:38 PM
Anybody else love watching documentaires?

Watched a good one there tonight: