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GAA Discussion / Re: season tickets
« on: August 04, 2020, 09:37:02 PM »
Ä40 refund


Robbin c**ts

By my counting, 7 matches out of a possible 10 have been fulfilled. So the refund seems to be in line with that.

I fail to see how any GAA ground cannot hold 500 comfortably and within all guidelines.  The current limit which differs from the north is going to result in the GAA season being written off.

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General discussion / Re: Gardening
« on: July 31, 2020, 04:20:38 PM »
Planted a Portuguese Laurel hedge recently, now they're very small, no more than a foot to 18 inches in height so will be quite a while before they're in a hedge formation of any sort.  They cover an area of approx 70 metres.  I'm destroyed keeping the weeds away from around the newly planted hedge ... any suggestions other than hand weeding?

You can get a hood for a knacksack sprayer that will allow you to spray inbetween the trees without touching the trees. Good job but you need to be very careful.
https://www.tooled-up.com/hozelock-weedkiller-cone-for-5-16l-pressure-sprayers/prod/307765/?Referrer=affwin&source=affwin&awc=496_1596185541_4db53b82122d79a17d799e7bbf791d7d

Then once weeds killed off get down some bark or even your grass cuttings/ mulch and it'll help retain moisture and keep the weeds down. Just make sure if your doing grass cuttings that there's very little weeds in it!!

Superb, thanks for that!

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General discussion / Re: Gardening
« on: July 31, 2020, 02:21:32 AM »
Planted a Portuguese Laurel hedge recently, now they're very small, no more than a foot to 18 inches in height so will be quite a while before they're in a hedge formation of any sort.  They cover an area of approx 70 metres.  I'm destroyed keeping the weeds away from around the newly planted hedge ... any suggestions other than hand weeding?

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General discussion / Re: Maddie McCann
« on: July 30, 2020, 01:02:02 PM »
You really have to wonder how this guy managed to dodge suspicion for so long.

He didn't the original investigator on the Portugeese side Goncalo Amaral, said years ago in his book that it was all a cover up and it had been decided a German Paedophile will be the one that it will be pinned on. on.

The prime suspect has a lot of form, for rape as well as sexual offences against children, made a call from outside the complex within an hour of the abduction, seems to fit the bill for the prime suspect suspicion.  How he has gone under the radar for so long is an awful indictment of the Portuguese investigation.  I think Amaral has lost any credibility he had at this stage.  The parents only complicity as I see it was that they left their 3 children unattended in an apartment whilst they went for dinner 50+m away and out of line of sight, that will haunt them forever.

The theory that the suspect could possibly have driven 26 hrs with the child in the car is surreal, would explain the missing without a trace in Portugal.  The German prosecutors obviously have a lot more info than is in the public domain.

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GAA Discussion / Re: GAA Response to Coronavirus
« on: July 24, 2020, 01:41:32 AM »
Travelling to away underage games ... is it correct to assume that all children from different households should travel separately to the game, or are children from different households ok to share a lift?

My view is that children from different families should travel separately but I stand to be corrected .... thoughts?

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General discussion / Re: New Car Advice
« on: July 22, 2020, 03:18:55 PM »
In the market for a car currently.  Whatís the general consensus on PCP vs HP?  I know pcp results in lesser monthly payments, with a balloon payment at the end or hand the car back, I had pcp previously but handed car back at end of the deal just because I wanted something different ... interested in what is otherís experience with pcp deals?

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GAA Discussion / Re: GAA Response to Coronavirus
« on: July 17, 2020, 06:14:18 PM »
I think the time for calling a halt to any 2020 plans is drawing near.  Normal life, or any semblance of it, are just not compatible with a pandemic situation.  Yes, if we had eradicated the virus from the island, and had shut down all foreign travel, both in and out, then we'd have a chance but there is no evidence the whole population are up for trying to eradicate it completely.

Travel is one thing, but people are also not willing not to have karaoke events in Limavady, and that is not the fault of foreigners.


The curve is flat
Why are people not grasping this part.

Perhaps they do not grasp it because the curve is in fact rising?

Correct, the Limavady cluster was not the fault of foreigners, or anyone travelling abroad, but if we get to a point where there is no virus on the island, then how can it get back onto the island without it incoming via travel.

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GAA Discussion / Re: GAA Response to Coronavirus
« on: July 17, 2020, 05:17:08 PM »
I think the time for calling a halt to any 2020 plans is drawing near.  Normal life, or any semblance of it, are just not compatible with a pandemic situation.  Yes, if we had eradicated the virus from the island, and had shut down all foreign travel, both in and out, then we'd have a chance but there is no evidence the whole population are up for trying to eradicate it completely.

I see the antibody test is already out, a Belfast clinic are charing 65 pounds for the test to confirm whether a person has already had COVID-19.  Even if you have had it, there is still no confirmation as to how long immunity lasts for ... it is for weeks, months or for life ... of whether this immunity prevents you from being a carrier of it to others.

A long haul still ahead by the looks of it.

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General discussion / Re: building a house
« on: July 13, 2020, 01:05:56 PM »
Whats a typical price for plans? House is just past the outline planning stage so need everything from here on out. Been quoted £3300 for plans and mortgage supervison. Is this high?

10 years ago, I paid an architect £1 a sq foot to draw up plans, and get it through planning permission, once through planning stage, didnít have much further interaction with the architect, as he asked for a further £3k to be available for any questions around the build, which I declined. 

Took the plans to a QS to draw up a bill of materials, and approx staged costs for the build, and that was used for mortgage purposes. 

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General discussion / Re: The Official Daddies Club
« on: July 13, 2020, 03:28:02 AM »
Congrats to all of the new Daddies! 

Had our first when I was 30, had our 4th when I was 40 ... the 4th was the toughest!  Donít know whether it was age or what, but the lack of sleep at 40 seemed to hit exponentially hard for some reason.  All good fun ... in hindsight 😊

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General discussion / Re: Medical Status of Boardmembers
« on: July 13, 2020, 01:11:53 AM »
Superb news BH, keep truckin, youíll be having one hell of a celebration later this year!

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General discussion / Re: Scottish independence referendum thread
« on: July 05, 2020, 02:21:17 PM »
The Scot's problem is that any IndyRef is only possible at the gift of Westminster ... the likelihood that a second referendum would result in a majority for Independence, means that it is far less likely to be 'granted' to Scotland.  Short of landing a million+ Scots at the gates of Westminster, I can't see what would prompt an English parliament to give a second referendum.

The Pandemic has again magnified the stupidity of the Union, not just for the Scots, but for the north as well.  The sooner the 'precious' Union is no more, the better for all concerned, including the English.

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General discussion / Re: Sinn Fein? They have gone away, you know.
« on: July 04, 2020, 02:34:23 AM »
So MON, as SF leader in north attends the funeral of a leading figure in the IRA who played a major part in bringing the organisation along into in the peace process .... shocking

MON followed regulations and guidelines in attending the funeral ... shocking

Massive crowds turned out in West Belfast for the funeral of one of their own ... shocking

Canít believe this story has garnered so much discussion.  I suggest that no one should take their lead from the tabloid journalism of Stephen Nolan. 

If MON was to resign, and SF refused to nominate a successor, biggest losers would be the DUP, they must have very short memories.

I donít give a shite!!

This is the Cummings thing all over again one rule for them and another for everyone else. Families not allowed at funerals for 4 months but a big IRA man dies so itís ok for the leader to go to that while others suffered?

Bullshit! I couldnít care less what the DUP have said or what loyalists will do sheís plain wrong and her apology wasnít worth a f**k. Those defending her are brainwashed dickheads stuck in the past!!

What she has done the past few days is not leadership itís a far cry from it!

Maybe youíve been brainwashed by Stephen Nolan and the media hysteria ... MON attended a funeral and adhered to regulations ... the fact that thousands lined the streets, in social distancing formation, what did you want MON specifically to do differently?

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General discussion / Re: Sinn Fein? They have gone away, you know.
« on: July 03, 2020, 11:39:24 PM »
So MON, as SF leader in north attends the funeral of a leading figure in the IRA who played a major part in bringing the organisation along into in the peace process .... shocking

MON followed regulations and guidelines in attending the funeral ... shocking

Massive crowds turned out in West Belfast for the funeral of one of their own ... shocking

Canít believe this story has garnered so much discussion.  I suggest that no one should take their lead from the tabloid journalism of Stephen Nolan. 

If MON was to resign, and SF refused to nominate a successor, biggest losers would be the DUP, they must have very short memories.

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General discussion / Re: Things that make you go What the F**k?
« on: June 27, 2020, 05:57:28 PM »
Tragic news, poor fella. 

Whatís the theory, that he fell from his bike, hit his head, became confused and ended up in a storm drain for cover.  If so, it really is unbelievably tragic.  In an area as densely populated as north Belfast, he had absolutely no luck at all.  RIP.

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