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Messages - Dougal Maguire

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General discussion / Re: A United Ireland. Opening up the discussion.
« on: December 06, 2017, 10:47:40 PM »
So why is it only n recent years that Catholics made it to the top in the Civil Service. I know you're a wind up merchant but the extremes you'll go to get an arguement going are unreal. You appear to lead a sad empty life spending your time posting on Internet forums where you post what should be private information about yourself to people who couldn't give a toss about you and doing silly competitions in magazines.

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General discussion / Re: 5 Sams - RIP
« on: December 06, 2017, 10:40:53 PM »
I understand it was sudden. RIP.

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General discussion / Re: A United Ireland. Opening up the discussion.
« on: December 06, 2017, 09:20:38 PM »
I am not saying there wasn't discrimination,but it was exaggerated,as my own family experiences in Portadown.It certainly didn't impact at all on the catholic middle classes.Without access to free education,those who brought about radical change,like Hume,Devlin etc would never have emerged
Yeah?  Tell that to Catholics looking for Council houses.

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General discussion / Re: 1st news story you remember from tv as a child.
« on: November 29, 2017, 08:08:38 AM »
Aberfan is my first clear memory. I also vividly remember seeing some war footage on the news and getting very upset. It was a clip of an aerial bombing raid and must have been either Vietnam or the 6 Days War. I remember my parents trying to comfort me by saying it was just a film.

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General discussion / Re: Poppy Watch
« on: November 22, 2017, 08:16:03 PM »
Saw a guy today wearing an Easter Lily badge. Is this a bit early?

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General discussion / Re: Death Notices
« on: November 18, 2017, 06:33:02 PM »
When will he realise that he's just not funny and no amount of trying is going to change that

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: November 15, 2017, 05:29:33 PM »
Just under 50% of unionists voted to remain so they don't all think Brexit would be good

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« on: November 15, 2017, 05:23:47 PM »
Wringing our hands about being how poor we are is an age-old condition. This is the country that partied like it was 1990 when that team came home from the WC, having lost in the 1/4 finals, played drek football and beat nobody on the field of play. And we had much better players then.

I posted it here a long time ago; soccer by and large isn't the sport of the 'home' nations. The Celts/Saxons don't have the organisational discipline, creativity or imagination of other continental sides. England is just at the apex of ordinariness among us all, (and as long as first/second-generation players keep declaring for us when they find out they're not good enough for England, then we'll always be following on behind them.)
Are the Saxons not German?
Live with it, nothing's really going to change. Be thankful we have the GAA to fill the sporting void.

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General discussion / Re: Flight delay compensation
« on: November 05, 2017, 05:09:54 PM »
Flying home from New York last night. Flight overbooked. They were asking for volunteers to take an alternative flight to Shannon which left 1 hour later, business class seats, taxi from Shannon to Dublin and $650 each.  I took hand and all.

Nice one Dougal.  Sounds like it was a case of "right place, right time"
You're not wrong there Joe. It's much easier to do when you don't have young kids anymore.

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General discussion / Re: Flight delay compensation
« on: November 05, 2017, 10:26:02 AM »
Flying home from New York last night. Flight overbooked. They were asking for volunteers to take an alternative flight to Shannon which left 1 hour later, business class seats, taxi from Shannon to Dublin and $650 each.  I took hand and all.

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General discussion / Re: Poppy Watch
« on: November 04, 2017, 12:20:27 PM »
Saw a guy in New York wearing one. It was one of those woollen jobs not your common version that Tony Fearon buys from his neighbour every year

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General discussion / Re: Smart watch/Fitness tracker
« on: October 25, 2017, 03:10:16 PM »
What about Apple series 2

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General discussion / Re: Death Notices
« on: October 25, 2017, 03:08:35 PM »
Fats Domino aged 89

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General discussion / Re: Dirua
« on: October 23, 2017, 06:19:20 PM »
Iím ok with it sometimes I forget to check it and then iíll see drici has posted so Iím up to date... itís a great service!!
What does the bottom figure represent?

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General discussion / Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« on: October 22, 2017, 11:13:38 PM »
A genuine league challenge should be welcomed and would be better for Celtic generally.Last year was an achievement of sorts remaining unbeatable domestically,but this will not last forever.I think the longer it continues it will heap needless pressure on the players to the detriment of European showings.
It would be nice to take the unbeaten run to 100 though

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