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General discussion / Re: Death Notices
June 25, 2024, 12:37:49 PM
Quote from: Taylor on June 25, 2024, 12:16:32 PMMícheál Ó Muircheartaigh
RIP to the greatest

Saddened to see this.  A gentleman and a cultural icon.
Tyrone / Re: Tyrone County Football and Hurling
June 23, 2024, 12:35:29 AM
Didn't think we had it in us to win today, even if this Tyrone team is a shadow of past outfits.  A woefully flat first half for Tyrone,  and we avoided our customary 2nd half slump.  A lot of great Tyrone players showed a lot of mileage in the legs today, and a year or two for some very bright young prospects to get up to speed.  Success and achievement are relative, ye have been at the top table, but today is a high water mark for our lads.  Hopefully we can give it a rattle next week, and maybe even get another day out.
Explosions in the Sky had some class instrumentals in the film Friday Night Lights.
Klaus Doldinger's score for Das Boot- the Germans do brooding music really well!!
General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
June 07, 2024, 12:14:40 AM
One thing I think is funny is how trying to recall anything in the past 10 years is muddled because it feels as if the mind has blanked those couple of years out, so it messes with calculations.
I did the masks and more or less the social distancing (far easier out the country, I honestly don't think I'd have managed living in town or an estate anywhere as well).
I think the vast majority complied with whatever was suggested out of a sense of 'the greater good', and took offialdom at face value.  As it went along, and there was a growing push-back, it was interesting to see the different dynamics.  I remember stopping at a motorway filling station while masks were still mandatory, but more and more were abandoning them.  5 lads, maskless, early or mid 20s, hardy looking hures, almost like they were stalking around the filling station willing someone to say something.
I read about it a lot, here especially.  I did 2 rounds of the vaccine, but stopped at that.  I adopted a few conspiracy theories.  My main one was, what if this was just a trial run? To see how governments and populations would act?  What if there was a main course coming down the track?
I got one proper dose that knocked me out for 2 days- never particularly sick, but zero energy.  Up for an hour to do something,  then bed for 2 hours.  A week off work, but after it felt great because it felt like a month off, I'd slept so often!
When it started with news and numbers this week, if felt like 'yeah, whatever'.  It put me thinking,  supposing they came out next week with Covid 20, or Omnicron Part Deux- what would be the reaction to renewed restrictions and lockdowns?  I'd imagine the only way it would work would be if people were looking at 20% plus mortality, because numbers and cases wouldn't suffice without seeing at a local level, God forbid.
May you live in interesting times- I think I've seen or lived through enough interesting times in the last 7 or 8 years to last a lifetime,  either a vaccinated or unvaccinated one!
Quote from: burdizzo on May 12, 2024, 12:51:13 PMClearly the Croatian song was by far the best one there, as was reflected by the public vote. However, the juries decided otherwise, so really it's all about pushing an agenda. Just a confirmation of what was probably always the case. Or certainly recently. Can't be letting the public actually decide!

The public wants what the public gets...
Disappointing result, beaten by a very good team.  We would have needed nearly 90% conversion to stay in touch, and far better on our own kickouts. 
As the game went on, Tyrone were deadly clinical on the breaks, and we were getting caught between two stools between trying to push up, and then leaving acres of space for Tyrone to send in ball.
Fair play to Tyrone,  some fine players.  Best of luck in the final.
General discussion / Re: On this day.
May 01, 2024, 06:15:24 PM
Quote from: Tony Baloney on May 01, 2024, 05:52:23 PM
Quote from: armaghniac on May 01, 2024, 10:09:16 AM60 years ago today, the first BASIC program was run on a computer, a GE-225 mainframe.
20 GOTO 10
General discussion / Re: Death Notices
April 07, 2024, 09:03:33 PM
Quote from: dec on April 07, 2024, 07:34:33 PMJoe Kinnear

Saddened to see this.  In school days, we all had a 'second' team, and Wimbledon were my 2nd outfit.  Used to be fascinated by how a seemingly level-headed and nice guy could be overseeing the crazy gang.
Recall reading in some soccer mag at the time after something outrageous Vinnie Jones was after saying or doing that Joe's take was 'He's a nice guy, Vinnie- just doesn't have the brains of a flea!'
RIP Joe.
General discussion / Re: Getting married
April 04, 2024, 09:21:56 PM
I live in renewed hope!!😅
General discussion / Re: The DUP thread
March 29, 2024, 08:24:21 PM
Jesus.  I've had a day where, for different reasons,  I had no glance at X/ Twitter, and heard no news.  Just spent the last half hour reading back over about 10 pages here.  A classic 'Did I miss anything?' episode for me...
Derry v Roscommon Ros
Dublin v Tyrone Dublin
Kerry v Galway Kerry
Monaghan v Mayo Mayo

Cavan v Fermanagh Cavan
Cork v Armagh Armagh
Donegal v Meath Donegal
Kildare v Louth Louth

Antrim v Wicklow Antrim
Down v Clare Doen
Offaly v Limerick Offaly
Sligo v Westmeath Westmeath

Carlow v London Carlow
Waterford v Laois Laois
Wexford v Longford Longford
Leitrim v Tipperary Leitrim
General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
March 18, 2024, 12:39:36 PM
It will be interesting to see what happens.  A lot depends on what's happening with clubs around them.  There could be a seamless enough transition because there are a lot of talented young lads there, but some big names in big positions to be replaced.  If United, Arsenal aren't progressing fast enough,  then Liverpool will get away with more leeway.
If Arsenal can establish themselves as the prime contender against City, and I'm hoping that Utd can improve in the next couple of seasons,  then that would really up the pressure on Liverpool to keep the consistency they have shown, and there could be potential to fall back.
Real Madrid and Bayern Munich probably the only 2 clubs due to relative scale within their own leagues that would be insulated against a significant longterm falling away.  I think City post Guardiola could possibly go into a severe tailspin, especially if there was anything to come out of FFP or the likes. 
Galway v Dublin - Dublin
Tyrone v Monaghan - Tyrone
Roscommon v Kerry - Roscommon
Mayo v Derry - Derry

Armagh v Cavan - Draw
Kildare v Donegal - Donegal
Meath v Cork - Meath
Louth v Fermanagh - Louth

Wicklow v Limerick - Limerick
Clare v Antrim - Clare
Sligo v Offaly - Offaly
Westmeath v Down - Draw

London v Waterford - London
Laois v Leitrim - Laois
Tipperary v Wexford - Wexford
Longford v Carlow - Longford
Derry v Dublin - Dublin
Mayo v Roscommon Roscommon
Kerry v Tyrone Kerry
Monaghan v Galway. Galway

Fermanagh v Armagh Armagh
Cavan v Meath - Cavan
Donegal v Louth. Donegal
Cork v Kildare. Cork

Limerick v Clare. Clare
Antrim v Westmeath Westmeath
Down v Sligo Down
Offaly v Wicklow Offaly

Carlow v Wexford Carlow
Laois v London. Laois
Tipperary v Waterford Tipperary
Longford v Leitrim. Leitrim
Tyrone v Mayo Mayo
Dublin v Kerry. Kerry
Galway v Derry. Derry
Roscommon v Monaghan Roscommon

Fermanagh v Cork Cork
Louth v Cavan. Cavan
Meath v Kildare Meath
Armagh v Donegal. Donegal

Down v Offaly Down
Clare v Wicklow. Clare
Sligo v Antrim. Antrim
Westmeath v Limerick  Westmeath

Wexford v Waterford Wexford
Longford v London Longford
Carlow v Leitrim Leitrim
Tipperary v Laois. Laois