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General discussion / Re: Nicest Towns in Ireland
« on: April 18, 2018, 11:47:21 PM »
Would agree with who said earlier about Plumbridge. I'd actually extend that to the Glenelly Valley as a whole.

Portstewart IMO tends to be underrated, nice tidy town, it benefits from being somewhat a student town even when the students aren't there, the Strand is a great beach and has little of the sectarian blight that is otherwise afflicted in nearby Coleraine & Portrush.

A little surprised that some parts of North Antrim haven't been mentioned, Cushendall and Waterfoot/Glenariff have looked like great spots any time I've gone through them.

Enniskillen has it's location going for it and again it's a tidy enough town, though for whatever reason I've always found the natives there a bit cold and unwelcoming, while the traffic in the town centre gets easily chocked at peak times.

Truthfully and honestly I've never been further south of Birr, nor have I ever been in Galway or Mayo with the exception of Charlestown, so I'll defer to those in the know about the southern half a lot better than I do.

You are correct  ;)

I was once told waterfoot was the ghetto of Glenariff ;D

Spent many a day "bunking off" in Waterfoot. Not exactly the best place to hide out! Cushendall was always better for a night out and a fight between the hurling factions.

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General discussion / Re: Nicest Towns in Ireland
« on: April 18, 2018, 11:21:33 AM »
Broughshane recently won channel 4's best village award. To be honest its always clean and has lots of flowers on display in the summer but other than that is extremely ordinary.

Used to have a great butcher's. Changed hands a few years ago so not sure how it is now. Nice local shops. Decent pub/restaurant.  Always well kept, lots of hanging baskets. BUT as always let down by the "bunting".

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Interesting there's no nominations for anywhere south of the Galway/Dublin line. Funny that!
Ulster has the majority of nominations.
None of the nominations would be a hurling area either
Is Dervock not ballycastle territory? Or is it Ballycastle thatís dervock territory?

No!

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General discussion / Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« on: April 15, 2018, 06:07:01 PM »
Brendans Rodgers - the easiest job in football

Are you a manager by any chance? Either in work or of a sporting nature?

as it goes I am

So you know it is not just a matter of turning up, and that players need motivated, and tactics need created and implemented, and longer term strategy need developed and so on and so forth.

when the opposition is at that level yeah. Good to see them stuff Rangers but there is no opposition in Scotland

That was a demonstration of control. Dominated from start to finish.
Munich, Barca, PSG and City have all pissed their leagues. Its all relative.

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General discussion / Re: Commonwealth Games
« on: April 13, 2018, 04:11:38 PM »
NI win their first medal on the track since 1986 (and first athletics medal since 1990) with Leon Reid's bronze in the 200m.  English favourite Zharnel Hughes was disqualified from 1st place moving Reid up from 4th.

Is he Northern Irish though?
He's as Irish as Zharnel Hughes is English

He's as Irish as me i.e. He has one Irish parent. Fucked about by the British has declared his intent to run for Ireland 🇮🇪.

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General discussion / Re: Biggest Sh*thole in Ireland (2018 Edition)
« on: April 12, 2018, 06:34:36 PM »
Remember driving through bush mills one time didnít look like it was a very welcoming place ,anyone any experiences  there

And the winner is Gmac

Worked there occasionally years ago. Let's just say the locals didnt travel far.

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General discussion / Re: Biggest Sh*thole in Ireland (2018 Edition)
« on: April 12, 2018, 03:38:43 PM »
It would be very hard to look past Larne.
Is Larne really that bad?  Just seems like an easy option in threads like this.  No worse than other provincial towns imo.  Was there relatively recently and didn't seemed to be that many vacant retails outlets etc.  What do people expect from a small town?

Larne is like a lot of northern towns, dragged down by the continuing sectarian undercurrent. It's a decent enough looking place with a great promenade and tidy town centre.

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: April 11, 2018, 10:25:53 AM »
Ive no love for City but the referee's absolutely shafted them over the 2 legs!!

No. City had 4 shots on target across the two legs, Liverpool scored 5 goals. It was no contest. People need to stop blaming the referee for City falling 5 goals short.

If the ref had done his job it would only have been three! 😋

If yer ma had balls she'd be your da!

My point exactly. Liverpool walloped City in the first leg, should have scored more than three. Liverpool seemed to be able to restrict their clear cut chances last night. Fully deserved. Let's hope Sevilla do it tonight also. Juventus won't overturn their deficit but would like to see less of the usual suspects in the semis.

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: April 11, 2018, 09:42:33 AM »
Ive no love for City but the referee's absolutely shafted them over the 2 legs!!

No. City had 4 shots on target across the two legs, Liverpool scored 5 goals. It was no contest. People need to stop blaming the referee for City falling 5 goals short.

If the ref had done his job it would only have been three! 😋

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General discussion / Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« on: April 08, 2018, 10:51:37 PM »
Celtic can win the league in the next game. However hey donít know where it is, when it is or who it is against. Only in Scotland

And the truth is there was more trouble at Liverpool-City and City-United than there ever is at the Glasgow derby now.

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General discussion / Re: A United Ireland. Opening up the discussion.
« on: April 06, 2018, 10:57:40 AM »
Just watched the Paddy Kielty programme. Very good.

No greater incentive for a United Ireland. Make it happen and Arlene will leave!

Two things from her comments, if she doesn't get her own way she'll throw toys out of the pram and she couldn't give an eff about the 'ordinary' unionist. Self serving p***k.

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General discussion / Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« on: April 05, 2018, 07:47:39 AM »
All over them tonight but just never felt like we'd nick one for some reason

Symptom of the season, not being clinical. League is won. Concentrate on the Cup semi.

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General discussion / Re: New 'Top Gear'
« on: March 26, 2018, 10:03:45 PM »
I like it even if Matt Leblanc is too much to the fore! It's all about the cars for me. Watching a professional driver like Harris sling a Porsche around a track is infinitely more entertaining than Clarkson trying to do the same. Also Amazon aren't making anymore of The Grand Tour.

I'm not into cars but the other 3 made it enjoyable for non-car fans. The 3 of them taking the piss and doing daft stunts was what was enjoyable. They rubbed off each other well. Joey and the other two dont.

Do you think the beeb will bite the bullet and get clarkson and Co back?

Short answer no. The current format and presenters are doing well. Also, if you arent into cars watch another entertainment show.

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General discussion / Re: New 'Top Gear'
« on: March 26, 2018, 10:01:35 PM »
I would prefer it to go back to the really old Top Gear.  With no Fifth Gear we need a programme to look at the cars that the public drive and can afford and provide honest reviews.  No interest in super cars or stupid challenges.

There are numerous car review sites out there that look at every car the ordinary person can afford. Carwow for example. Top gear is basically entertainment about cars. I don't want to know about a VW Polo thst does 0-60 in
13 seconds. I want to see a Dodge outgun a Lambo over a quarter mile drag race.

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General discussion / Re: New 'Top Gear'
« on: March 26, 2018, 11:16:59 AM »
I like it even if Matt Leblanc is too much to the fore! It's all about the cars for me. Watching a professional driver like Harris sling a Porsche around a track is infinitely more entertaining than Clarkson trying to do the same. Also Amazon aren't making anymore of The Grand Tour.

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