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There's soo many obviously, but what is your favourite?

The 2021 All Ireland Semi between Dublin and Mayo is up there for me. Mayo finally got over the line against that team, albeit in a semi and not a final.
General discussion / Apartment in Queens New York
April 27, 2015, 04:44:35 PM
Lads, 2 of us heading out to New York at the end of May for the summer to try and find a bit of work, have a couple of contacts out there but nothing major. With regards to an apartment does any of you lads out there know where I would best be looking online. Have someone over there who can check them out for us before we go. Looking for something basic enough. What about work? Know a couple of ones who have got bar work handy enough in Irish bars, would that be a realistic possibility? Heading in four weeks so would need to get something sorted. Thanks in advance for any help.
General discussion / Work in Australia
February 27, 2014, 12:48:18 PM
Lads I am thinking about going out to Australia in about October time on the year visa and was wandering does anyone know anywhere or anyone hiring to arrange a job in advance before I leave home. I have a degree in Hospitality, I know it isn't as handy as a trade but I was thinking there should be work around in my field. I just don't know whether it is worth taking the risk of going out with no job and then having to come home again in the near future if I don't find anything. I was thinking of Sydney or Perth. Any information would help.

General discussion / Interrailing
April 30, 2013, 11:41:09 AM
Thinking of going on the 22 day interail from the first week of July. Anyone done this? Have any advice on where to go, funding etc?
Next year's Giro d'Italia will begin in Belfast as part of three days of action on both sides of the Irish border.

The cross-border start to the world-famous event will be held over three stages from 10-12 May.

The stages will involve routes taking in Belfast, Armagh and Dublin.

Estimates suggest a figure of around £4m will be required to bring the event to Ireland but the commercial return could be in the region of £10m.

Tourism chiefs from Northern Ireland and the Republic are backing the event.

The start of the 104-year-old Giro is normally hosted in Italy but in recent times has been awarded to an outside country every two years.

Tourism officials and government representatives from both sides of the border are attending Thursday's respective launches at Titanic Belfast and Dublin's Civic Offices on Wood Quay.

It will mean that two of cycling's Grand Tours will both make visits to Britain and Ireland next year, with the Tour de France starting in Yorkshire.

The Republic of Ireland did welcome the Tour de France in 1998 when the first three days of the race took place in the country.

Michele Acquarone, head of the Giro and managing director of Italian race organiser RCS Sport, said that Belfast would "provide spectacular backdrops for the 2104 Grand Partenza (Big Start)".

Northern Ireland Tourism Minister Arlene Foster added that "plans are already in motion to make the occasion a fabulous celebration worthy of Italian cycling traditions".
General discussion / Lost Suitcase
October 22, 2012, 07:11:07 PM
Lads i travelled with Ryanair from Palma to Dublin last week and still haven't recieved my suitcase. They told me if i don't hear anything within the week to fill out the claims form on the Ryanair website. But i never took the 5 euro (or whatever it was) insurance when booking the flight (I'm guessing they would know that). Does anyone know if i am still covered for lost suitcase or not? i presume its lost as i am home 5 days now and have heard nothing, i have even traced the case online and have only got 'tracing continues'. Has this happened anyone before and if so how long did it take for you to get your suitcase back?
General discussion / Work Placement
December 01, 2011, 07:39:36 PM
A mate of mine is studying a degree in Hospitality and Tourism and needs to go on work placement from June-December next year and wants to go abroad. He has emailed some companies but has either been unsuccessful or they haven't got back to him.  Anyone have any ideas or contacts that would help?

General discussion / Tour de France 2011
June 30, 2011, 02:40:23 PM
Starts on Saturday, hard to look past Contador for the win. With a bit of luck Cavandish won't win a stage :)

Map of each stage:
After a great win last week we can go out there with a lot of confidence and give it a go. One win out of the last 3 games should keep us up. Will the Cross lads be playing?
General discussion / Microsoft Works
January 18, 2011, 05:54:06 PM
Lost alot of files off my laptop so was only able to download a 30 day trial of microsoft word and it has run out. I have Microsoft works on the laptop and was wandering does anyone know if it is possible to open a works file in word from a USB?
Chelsea will begin the defence of their Premier League title with a home match against newly promoted West Bromwich Albion on Saturday, 14 August.

Heavyweights Liverpool and Arsenal will meet at Anfield on the opening weekend.

Last season's runners-up Manchester United face a mouth-watering home match with top-flight new boys Newcastle.

Championship play-off winners Blackpool start at home to Wigan while Tottenham host Manchester City, who they edged out for fourth place last term.

Elsewhere on the opening day of the 2010/11 season, Aston Villa face West Ham and Everton travel to Blackburn, while Sunderland are at home to Birmingham, Stoke visit Wolves and Bolton welcome Europa League runners-up Fulham.

Chelsea's opener sees them come up against one of their former players in Albion manager Roberto Di Matteo.

Next up for the champions will be a trip to Wigan, where they were beaten last season, before Stoke visit Stamford Bridge on 28 August.

Carlo Ancelotti's title holders have to wait until 2 October for their first match against one of last season's top four clubs, when they face Arsenal at home, with the return fixture on Boxing Day.

Chelsea host Manchester United on 18 December, with the two coming together at at Old Trafford on 7 May - the Blues' penultimate away fixture.

Ian Holloway's Blackpool will know all about the rigours of the top flight by the time they travel to Old Trafford - the visit comes on the final day, giving them a tough end to the campaign on 22 May.


Opening weekend - Saturday, 14 August

Aston Villa v West Ham
Blackburn v Everton
Blackpool v Wigan
Bolton v Fulham
Chelsea v West Brom
Liverpool v Arsenal
Man Utd v Newcastle
Sunderland v Birmingham
Tottenham v Man City
Wolverhampton v Stoke

Saturday, 21 August

Arsenal v Blackpool
Birmingham v Blackburn
Everton v Wolverhampton
Fulham v Man Utd
Man City v Liverpool
Newcastle v Aston Villa
Stoke v Tottenham
West Brom v Sunderland
West Ham v Bolton
Wigan v Chelsea

Saturday, 28 August

Aston Villa v Everton
Blackburn v Arsenal
Blackpool v Fulham
Bolton v Birmingham
Chelsea v Stoke
Liverpool v West Brom
Man Utd v West Ham
Sunderland v Man City
Tottenham v Wigan
Wolverhampton v Newcastle

Not an easy start for united but liverpool especially!
Snooker player Stephen Lee arrested in betting inquiry

Snooker player Stephen Lee has been arrested following an investigation into suspicious betting patterns.
West Midlands Police confirmed that the player, from Trowbridge, Wiltshire, and ranked number 25 in the world, was arrested on Thursday.
A spokesman said: "A 35-year-old man from Wiltshire was arrested on Thursday 11 February on suspicion of cheating."
He said the arrest followed a joint operation with the Gambling Commission over concerns about betting patterns.
World Snooker, the commercial arm of governing body the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA), said it was awaiting further developments.
"We are aware of the recent news articles concerning match fixing and are awaiting further reports," a statement said.
"In instances where the Gambling Commission commences an investigation into a match, the WPBSA works together with the commission to assist in its inquiries and the WPBSA will hold its own investigation open pending the conclusion.
"However, neither the commission nor the WPBSA will release information surrounding a betting matter while an investigation in ongoing."
General discussion / Football Manager 2010
December 29, 2009, 10:05:47 PM
I have the 10.2 version (the 10.2.0 patch? First time i have bought the game) and i am not sure how to manage an international team or is it even possible? :-\

Not long until the 3rd birthday of the new board. Those 3 years have flown by.
GAA Discussion / 2010 Provincial Draws
October 05, 2009, 11:26:37 AM
Just read there that last years draw was made on October 9th. Haven't heard anything about this year's draw. Anybody know when it is?
General discussion / Continental Airlines
September 28, 2009, 09:24:20 PM
Looking to fly with continental airlines (or any other airline that fly to) to newark/antlanta then onto San Francisco next June, but can't find any flights under £730. Anyone know any sites that offer a cheaper price? Would like to pay under £600 if possible.
General discussion / Keeper guilty of moving goalposts
September 25, 2009, 12:25:03 PM
IFK Gothenburg goalkeeper Kim Christensen could be in hot water after moving the posts during a Swedish first division game to make the goal smaller.

The Danish goalkeeper was caught by TV cameras pushing the posts toward each other before a match against Orebro.

Referee Stefan Johannesson spotted the posts had been moved a few centimetres about 20 minutes into the game and pushed them back into the right place.

Christensen later said he had done the same thing before several other games.

He was spotted using his feet to push the bottom of each post slightly inwards.

The Swedish Football Association is investigating the incident.

"I have never heard anything like this before," said Swedish FA's disciplinary chief Kheneth Tallinger. "It's unique."

IFK Gothenburg drew 0-0 with Orebro and top the table on goal difference with just a few weeks of the season to go.
General discussion / Mobile Phone
September 11, 2009, 08:01:50 PM
Thinking of buying a new mobile phone, but not sure what to buy. Have had a nokia for about 3 years now. Anyone suggest a good phone thats lasts a good while and is not too dear? Was thinking of getting a sony ericsson.