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General discussion / Re: Depression
« on: February 23, 2018, 09:56:43 AM »
Soul destroying news last night as one of our U16 hurlers took his own life, lovely young fella who was never any bother and extremely talented hurler. I know a lot of our younger hurlers looked up to him and he'd always look after the young fellas he was playing with.

Harrowing stuff for his Dad, Mum and younger sister who's in my house all the time as well as the family who are heavily involved in the club in so many ways and as a parent I fail to see if you could ever truly get over such a thing, I know I couldn't.

Hard to know what to say in such circumstances and more so what to do.
I think he's in my nephew's year at school where my sister teaches.  Absolutely devastating news and I'm sorry for you and your club JC. 
I feel so so so sad that a youngster thinks there's no way out in third year at school. 

General discussion / Re: Radio Ulster
« on: February 20, 2018, 11:48:30 AM »

His questioning of Conor Murphy from SF and the SDLP for that matter, compared to the right Honorable p***k Jeff Donaldson was a clear indication of who they are promoting.
I don't agree that they are always that bad, but I do agree with your comments this morning (and I am no SF lover) - I heard Jeffrey and Conor Murphy on - two different interviewers.  Joel Taggart ffs was interviewing Jeffrey - I thought he was a sports guy who stood in the odd time but he has really dragged the quality down.  Chris Butler on Conor Murphy was also terrible.

GAA Discussion / Re: McKenna Cup 2018
« on: February 17, 2018, 07:45:44 PM »
Ah fair play to Donegal, some amount of messing by Tyrone but a more interesting game as a result.

Poor Niall Devlin, a Tyrone man, having to present the cup!

General discussion / Re: Depression
« on: February 17, 2018, 01:54:42 PM »
Long time lurker on this particular thread.

Thankfully I'm pretty positive at the moment and I'm now able to identify when I take a turn and how to manage it.
It must be a tough enough time when you know it is coming but great that you can tell what to do now.

My colleague at work recently got married to this guy - fascinating story and one where talking to the GP really seemed to help.

General discussion / Re: Arlene's bigotry shines through
« on: February 16, 2018, 09:57:46 AM »

What's Jamiwe going to do over in Westminster?
Just heard him on Nolan there now.  He responded to a public invite for submissions on finding new and innovative solutions to devolved government here on behalf of some unionist group.  To be fair to him, other people could have also responded and got an invite but didn't.  I think it is sheer coincidence that it has come up now.

As to his contribution, he will be arguing for a repeal of the GFA.  Yep, very innovative and welcoming.  Oh and he refused to condemn loyalist paramilitaries.  What a peach. 

General discussion / Re: Depression
« on: February 15, 2018, 09:33:38 PM »
Some super advice can be found among gaaboarders and Iím sure any regular posters would be more than happy to chat over PM.

General discussion / Re: Arlene's bigotry shines through
« on: February 15, 2018, 03:30:07 PM »

Rois, would your sisterís school get many pupils from Irish medium primary schools? English doesnít seem to cause problems the same way maths does, certainly not initially. Pupils tend to find the terminology for maths difficult to learn, having never heard the word isosceles etc before.

Can understand that re: maths.  Not sure of the numbers these days and perhaps the growth and bedding in of the meanscoil in Belfast over the last couple of decades has meant fewer now attend, but she has certainly had a stream of such pupils over the years (she has been in OLSPK for 20 yrs now, give or take a maternity leave or 3).  We have had a number of discussions on this at different times (and not just about Irish speakers, but other bilingual students).

General discussion / Re: Arlene's bigotry shines through
« on: February 15, 2018, 02:27:08 PM »
the literacy standards of children coming out of primary gaelscoils is significantly lower than English medium achools

My sister teaches English in one of the top (east Belfast) grammar schools in the north, and said that whilst that may have been true in the past, she now sees negligible difference.
(Big caveat is that they only take top performers, so the population is skewed)

General discussion / Re: The ulster rugby trial
« on: February 14, 2018, 01:15:40 PM »
Indo gives the names of the other three girls in the house that night, one of which I was informed was the IP;
Nope, the name I heard was not in that article.   

GAA Discussion / Re: McKenna Cup 2018
« on: February 13, 2018, 02:17:43 PM »

GAA Discussion / Re: McKenna Cup 2018
« on: February 13, 2018, 10:41:47 AM »
Has this been switched to the Athletic Grounds from Celtic Park?  Tyrone GAA have this on twitter. 

General discussion / Re: Death Notices
« on: February 12, 2018, 06:08:03 PM »
I have no problem with people seeking treatment for existing ailments,it is those who have f..k all wrong with them pestering Health Services to be checked out etc.
So the Cormac McAnallen Trust shouldn't be bothering with their work on awareness of CRY? 

General discussion / Re: The Official Daddies Club
« on: February 12, 2018, 01:30:12 PM »
Sounds like a living nightmare Jim.

How far along are the twins?  Have they given your wife the growth hormones? 

I have not been through this personally but a good friend has faced the threat of early labour throughout her pregnancies (having miscarried a number of times) and she has thoroughly researched and found so many "miracles" that have come out of similar circumstances.

Keep positive and phone in sick and be there with your wife.  Thoughts are with you. 

General discussion / Re: Death Notices
« on: February 12, 2018, 10:20:35 AM »
Action Cancer offer an MOT for free.  They are outside of NHS and would be grateful for a few pounds in a donation afterwards, though not required.

General discussion / Re: The Official Daddies Club
« on: February 10, 2018, 02:40:31 PM »
Grandson staying with us for a few weeks. He's now 10 weeks old. Class
My dad quickly became my nephew's favourite person. He brings my dad to the main road beside my folks' house so they can wave at lorries who honk back. Just lovely to see a 2yr old and a 71 yr old get so much craic from each other! Enjoy Dougal.

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