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General discussion / 50th Birthday
« on: December 03, 2017, 11:02:56 PM »
There’s 3 of us hitting the big 5-0 towards the end of next year and we’re looking to mark the occasion by doing something out of the ordinary. All well travelled, family men with plenty of ‘life’ experiences, would be willing to travel and spend a few quid if necessary but not essential. Vegas has been mentioned but I’d like to do something less obvious although I will go if I have to  ;D

Any suggestions?? Probably 4/5 days max would be the only restriction.

General discussion / 1st news story you remember from tv as a child.
« on: November 27, 2017, 05:51:45 PM »
The Dublin bombings in 1974, so I’d have been around six. It was a much different time and information would have been sketchy at best. I think they were breaking into the tv schelude every now and then with updates. I remember worried faces in my house, my father had 2 brothers in the Civil Service in Dublin and I found out years later that he knew that they’d get their buses home in Parnell St. Every so often he’d go out to the hall to make a phone call to ring and see was there any news.

It was terrifying to a young lad like me that didn’t really understand what was happening..

General discussion / George Hook
« on: September 13, 2017, 02:01:49 PM »
I'm surprised this hasn't reared its head, or maybe it has and I've missed it if so apologies...

Opinions? I'm not a fan of his at the best of times and obviously what he said was crass but really this have gone too far its trial by social media at this stage?

General discussion / Learning to drive
« on: August 10, 2017, 09:09:09 AM »
Incredibly I've gotten myself to the age of almost 50 without learning to drive  :-[.
Circumstances have now dictated to me that I must learn so I've taken 3 lessons this week. I've been shocked at the level or aggression other drivers have shown to an obvious learner driver in a fully marked up instructors car.

Any tips for me??

General discussion / Croagh Patrick
« on: July 30, 2017, 09:18:49 PM »
Reading there about all the people carted off it today

What's the story? Why would you put yourself through something like that on a day like today.. anyone here do it or ever do it?

General discussion / The Open 2017
« on: July 17, 2017, 01:45:09 PM »
Almost upon us again, it's definitely one of my favourite sporting events every year.

It's one of the most open Opens  :D I can remember with most bookies going 14/1 the field... I haven't really studied the betting yet but will have a few speculations. I'm not sure what the forecast is but if it's calm I might chance Rory, he's in a similar vein of form as he was the last time he won it when I'd a decent few quid on him at 20s!

General discussion / Dublin accommodation
« on: June 12, 2017, 05:57:29 PM »
Can anyone tell me is there someone on in Dublin this week that I don't know about? I need to be in Dublin early Wed morning for a hospital appointment of someone close to me. Sometimes I travel up and stay the night before, usually for reasonable price. Tomorrow night though I can't even get a grotty b&b for anything less than €200 (for 1 person). I know it's tourist season but is accommodation really that hard to get in Dublin.. I could stay in Manhatten for less!!!

General discussion / Russian Ambassador to Turkey murdered live on TV
« on: December 19, 2016, 05:49:52 PM »
I won't provide the link but its all over internet if you want to look.

Appears to have been done by one of his own security detail who does the 'Allah Akhbar' shout and ISIS one finger salute.

Edit: Appears he was a serving Turkish Policeman

General discussion / The Grand Tour
« on: November 18, 2016, 01:41:46 PM »
Anybody watch?

Basically the same as they were on Top Gear,  same format, same jokes, same innuendo, but the chemistry between them is good and it works in a 'it'll pass an hour' kind of way...

General discussion / Big Brother is watching us...
« on: September 22, 2016, 03:13:37 PM »
I updated my phone to the latest operating system the other night (IoS). This morning I noticed as I left the house it was offering to calculate a route to work for me, I clicked and sure enough it offered me a route right to the front door of my business. I'm pretty sure I've not got anything on my phone or social media that links me to the address. It knows where "home" is too but I've never actually told it..

I guess I've always known that we're being tracked but i'd say with social media and all the apps on our phones now the information we're passing on, sometimes unwittingly, is staggering.

General discussion / USPGA 2016
« on: July 27, 2016, 10:47:41 AM »
Starts tomorrow, brought forward this year to allow all the big names time to prepare for the Olympics ;-)

I'm going for Rory, he was on the wrong side of the draw and putted like me at Troon but still managed to finish 5th. Back in the American conditions he thrives I reckon he'll be hard to beat.

General discussion / Counties Quiz
« on: July 25, 2016, 12:15:06 PM »
I saw this SpecSavers ad yesterday in Malahide train station and it nearly drove me mad last night and this morning but I've eventually got them all. Some are extremely cryptic and the last couple I probably wouldn't have got only for the process of elimination. There is also the chance to win All Ireland tickets..

General discussion / Premier League 2016/17
« on: July 13, 2016, 01:44:13 PM »
With the Euros over and the transfer silly season about to crank up a notch we might as well get this started.

Most open league in years? Leicester winning last season meaning that all we previously thought about the league is out the window :-).
There are currently 7 teams at 20/1 or less in the betting.

General discussion / Your earliest sporting memories?
« on: April 23, 2016, 11:15:16 AM »
I suppose this depends on your vintage, I was born in '68... What are your earliest sporting memories?

I remember the World Cup Final of 1974 but nothing about it. Similiarly I have vague re-collection of being in Croke Park for All Ireland hurling final the same year but nothing about the game. The FA Cup Final in '76 and Dublin/Kerry from the same year are the first vivid memories I have of being actually interested in what was happening, I was sorely disappointed with both outcomes!!! I also remember in 76 there being great excitement about Eamon Coughlan hopefully getting a gold for Ireland in the Olympics in Montreal and the disappointment when he didn't.

General discussion / Mortgage interest relief
« on: February 02, 2016, 03:34:02 PM »
In the South

Whats the deal with this? how long does it go on for? Mine has always arrives in my account the day before my mortgage goes out, this month nothing... I've just completed 7 years but my understanding was that it was reduced further at this stage but not cut altogether.


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