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General discussion / Re: Diesel, petrol, oil price watch
« on: June 24, 2022, 12:57:18 PM »
just had a look around the local centra this evening

2L jar of milk £1.67
Loaf of bread £1.35
Packed of 6 pancakes £1.52
Box of Cornflakes £4.25
10 pk of ham £2.55
500ml bottle of Coke £1.90
Can of Coke £1.10
Small can of red bull £1.75

Most of the packets of buns/cakes etc are near £4

Where is this going to end.

24 packs of Coke/Diet Coke are usually £7.50 in the likes of Asda and Tesco so it's madness to buy a single can unless you are absolutely stuck.

General discussion / Re: You know what really grinds my gears?
« on: June 24, 2022, 10:07:47 AM »
Let a woman in in front of me in the shop there (only 1 till) . I was standing holding a single item. She takes out her lotto book, jammed packed with scratch cards etc, took 20+ mins.

The scratchcard and lotto brigade are unreal!

General discussion / Re: Diesel, petrol, oil price watch
« on: June 23, 2022, 05:54:03 PM »
What’s happening currently in Ecuador, how soon before it comes to this part of the world?

GAA Discussion / Re: Tailteann Cup 2022
« on: June 23, 2022, 01:39:51 PM »
Yes I think it's been good but little will have improved for some teams e.g Down had a very poor year with 2 bad defeats.

Still it's the way forward and will evolve with a round robin and possible intermediate competition introduced. But think they need leave the hare sit for a while before tinkering too much.

That's not a Tailteann cup issue and I think the Tailteann cup has been a success overall in it's first year.

Down seriously need to look at themselves in the mirror.

General discussion / Re: The next recession
« on: June 22, 2022, 07:25:22 PM »
Last time we got a fixed mortgage rate Danske Bank wouldn't offer anymore than 5 years.
I know Nationwide had 10 year fixed deals but not sure if they still have them.

General discussion / Re: Things that make you go What the F**k?
« on: June 22, 2022, 03:53:48 PM »
Those Fulfil protein bars, £2.55 a pop

They are nice though.

General discussion / Re: The next recession
« on: June 22, 2022, 03:50:31 PM »

According to estimates published by the Fed on Friday, which are purely based on theoretical policy rules the central bank uses as guideposts but does not “mechanically” follow, interest rates should be between 4 and 7 per cent given the current economic backdrop.

If interest rates were at between 4% and 7%, a lot of keys would be handed back I'd say.

first got our mortgage in 2003 when interest rates were at 3.75%. I asked the mortgage advisor at the time what would happen if rates shot up like they did in the early 90's and he said the same thing that a lot of keys would be handed back, but it would be in the government's interest for that not to happen.

GAA Discussion / Re: Sam Maguire Qualifiers 2022
« on: June 22, 2022, 03:10:01 PM »
Let's be realistic, derry are through and I'd make armagh slight favourites in a close battle.

Both Derry and Armagh are red hot favourites for me.

General discussion / Re: Diesel, petrol, oil price watch
« on: June 22, 2022, 03:01:35 PM »

Just get a Tesla, says US talk show host Stephen Colbert.

I have to change the car for a few reasons and was actually thinking would electric be an option. We’re a 2 car family, and would keep a larger diesel 7 seater for all family trips, holidays etc. but is an electric car an option now? We both work at home but with some travel for work. Would generally be doing school runs and short journeys during the week with maybe one trip to Belfast (150 odd miles round  trip) a week and the odd other trip at 150 miles tops.
Was thinking anything within range could be picked up by the electric car. Would be some saving given we could rack up 4-500 diesel a month costs. Anyone much experience with all electric?

2 cars as well, I'd say our fuel bill this month will be approx £350 and that's us both working from home 2 days a week. the best of it is I haven't even went any further than Cookstown or Dungannon in that time. All the trips for the kids school runs, training, matches and discos don't be long adding up. 
So therefore also thinking of electric as my next car.

General discussion / Re: Diesel, petrol, oil price watch
« on: June 22, 2022, 02:41:20 PM »
When will people take to the streets?

And that will do what? The UK government, of which we are not in control of or have any say in, who get into elected positions are the only people to 'get' at by voting for someone who'll actually do something about it... At the minute the Tories don't give a flying f**k and the same people will still give them a majority win come the polls.

The higher the fuel goes up the more money the government make and the more money the share holders of BP and so on will keep this going.. Its getting to the point where nearly every time I'm in the car I'm wondering do I have to?

Unfortunately I have to for work

Wasn't there fuel protests in 2000 (in England anyway) when a litre was heading towards the £1 mark and because of the protests it came down again?
If people don't protest it will be £2.50 before you know it.

GAA Discussion / Re: Armagh v Galway AIQF
« on: June 22, 2022, 12:25:20 PM »
Tell me this... was chatting to a lad there and he happened to say that Croke Park dont allow you to take a backpack in anymore.  Now i says, sure i was there in Jan for the league game v the dubs and brought one in no bother. 

I'm now thinking, feck could he be right.  Long oul time in Croke Park for the 2 games and the kids with me.  I need a right supply of sambos and snacks!

Anyone able to shed light on this for me?

Can only go by my own experience but we were able to take in one of those Club Tyrone Summer camp bags into the All-Ireland Final last year. They vigorously searched all bags going in (we were in the Cusack stand) and took 2 cans of Fanta off us (the cans were at the bottom of the bag under other stuff). I had only expected them to do a quick rummage like the other times we were previously in Croke Park but they did let us drink them before going in which was awful nice of them!.
If you are going to take in fizzy drinks for the kids then just put them in your coat pocket!

Mayo / Re: 1989 All-Ireland Final
« on: June 22, 2022, 11:52:55 AM »
Derry had a mighty minor team in 89, Roscommon lead by a point at half time in the semi, they destroyed us in the second.

Derry minor football panel 1989: Martin O’Connor, Jarlath Martin, Paddy McAllister, Gregory Simpson, Barry McGonigle, Gary Coleman, Roderick Skelly, Anthony Tohill, John Mulholland, Eamonn Burns, James Lynn, Rory McEldowney, Eunan O’Kane, Dermot Heaney, Declan Bateson, Ryan Murphy, Eugene Lynch, Feargal Kearney, Dermot Dougan, John O’Connor, Karl Diamond, Dolan O’Hagan, Michael O’Donovan.

7 who went on to win the All Ireland in 93?

Derry 1989, Laois 1997, Tyrone 1998 and the Kerry teams with David Clifford were the best Minor teams i've ever seen personally.

Mayo / Re: 1989 All-Ireland Final
« on: June 22, 2022, 11:48:55 AM »
Memories of that game for me include:

Jimmy Burke getting stretchered off was a hammer blow for Mayo

I always said McHale should have just taken his point before he laid off the pass to Finnerty for the missed chance

Cork had a sub come off the bench who scored 2/3 points

IIRC that Cork team have several players who passed away at a young age

Mayo lost Greg Maher just a few years ago

John Kerins and Mick McCarthy? were there others?

Mayo / Re: 1989 All-Ireland Final
« on: June 21, 2022, 10:44:52 PM »
I vaguely remember being at the semi final when Mayo beat Tyrone.  I think Tyrone minors might have won but years blend together back then

An excellent Derry minor team won the All-Ireland that year.

I sort of recall that everyone expected Cork to win after losing the previous 2 finals to Meath.

Wasn't this game shown live on Channel 4 as well?

Derry v Clare - Derry by 7
Dublin v Cork - Dublin by 9
Galway v Armagh - Armagh by 6
Kerry v Mayo - Kerry by 2

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