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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: February 19, 2020, 08:01:59 AM »
Still fellas in work who wouldn't wash their hands after using the bog.

There's nothing as bad as a middle aged man going to the bog and not washing his hands, we see it here all the time ffs  >:( >:(

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GAA Discussion / Re: WhatsApp Groups And GDPR
« on: February 03, 2020, 08:40:34 AM »
We've made the move to Heja for team communication, some nice functionality like schedule planner where parents can indicate if their child is going / not going. No more counting thumbs up on WhatsApp. Only thing I can see lacking is the ability to post videos.

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General discussion / Re: Holidays
« on: January 21, 2020, 01:20:28 PM »
Anybody recommend anywhere with a few self catering holiday homes together for July or August for a family holiday ?
Looking somewhere in Ireland

I've done a few of these over the past number of summers.  My favourite was probably the one we went to in Courtown, Wexford.  Plenty for kids to do in the area and a great base for exploring Wexford (such a fantastic county).  No issues with accommodation either...

I think this was the place https://www.forestparkselfcatering.com/

I've booked similar holidays in Terryglass (Tipp), Enniscrone (Sligo), Bunbeg (Donegal) and Lettermore (Galway).  They all offered something in their own right.

Courtown, great shout!

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General discussion / Re: Holidays
« on: January 21, 2020, 07:24:58 AM »
Anybody recommend anywhere with a few self catering holiday homes together for July or August for a family holiday ?
Looking somewhere in Ireland
Killarney holiday village, out the Mucross Road.

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General discussion / Re: The SDLP
« on: December 20, 2019, 09:53:03 AM »
Looks like an ILA has been sorted and the main sticking point now is the DUP veto with POC powers or they're bringing the proposals back to Jamie and his muckers for their thoughts

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General discussion / Re: Cycling
« on: December 06, 2019, 03:26:47 PM »
fellas, I'm after recommendations for a waterproof jacket without breaking the bank.

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General discussion / Re: Shootjersey
« on: December 05, 2019, 07:59:44 AM »
Always struggled to find the GK kits for kids on the likes of ShootJersey or DHGate. Let us know if you find somewhere that does sell them for a reduced fee.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Underage Grades
« on: November 14, 2019, 01:50:30 PM »
I like the even age groups up to June/July, give those players a competition then switch to odd ages for rest of year. It also brings Feile to a nice conclusion. That way each age get a chance playing in their 'stronger' year and the 18 year olds can play adult if they want.

Young players don't get enough games. That's one of the biggest issues.

Coaching under 10s last year and between go games fixtures midweek and a plethora of blitz's most weekends it actually was difficult to fit in training sessions to help develop skills.

I realise this is different to other age categories.
Thank god we are not the only coaches that felt this. Unreal amount of running around after our clubs U10s this year. Instead of weekly go games next year it may be better to host blitzes every 4 weeks and get a batch of clubs together and being more selective on which tournaments we attend.

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General discussion / Re: Computer Help
« on: September 25, 2019, 01:50:30 PM »
Folks, thinking about a Chromebook for the eldest fella (10) for Christmas. Any recommendations? What should I be looking our for?

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General discussion / Re: Android Boxes
« on: September 22, 2019, 10:22:14 AM »
Bit off topic but I think this is a good place to ask this question.
I'm trying to convert a couple of old club match dvds to mp4 format using VLC media player. But when I try to view to converted mp4 file it won't play in any of the media, players I have. Can anyone tell me how to best rip the dvd to mp4?

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General discussion / Re: Holidays
« on: August 16, 2019, 01:35:53 PM »
Folks, I'm due to fly with Ryanair next Friday night from Dublin. Apparently there's a 48 hour strike by Ryanair pilots from Thursday - Saturday. Any advice on what to do?  Should I go ahead and book a new single outbound flight now or wait?

If it's a strike am I eligible for a refund for my new or original booking?
There was a rep from RyanAir on TodayFM yesterday, impact on flights out of Ireland will be minimal he said. They're working to reshuffle some of their other flights to ensure holidaymakers (to/from sun destinations) were not impacted. Using their app is the best way to stay informed apparently.

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General discussion / Re: Android Boxes
« on: August 08, 2019, 03:19:15 PM »
General, I've read through the last 10 pages and you seem to be in the know. What's the deal with setting up IPTV I've downloaded the Smart IPTV app onto my Samsung TV, is there a better IPTV app I should use? Any info you can share to enlighten me would be appreciated.

So the smartiptv app in still in the Samsung tv store? I read above that it wasnít in it anymore.
Searched for it yesterday and it was there

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General discussion / Re: Android Boxes
« on: August 08, 2019, 08:33:07 AM »
General, I've read through the last 10 pages and you seem to be in the know. What's the deal with setting up IPTV I've downloaded the Smart IPTV app onto my Samsung TV, is there a better IPTV app I should use? Any info you can share to enlighten me would be appreciated.

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General discussion / Re: Car Problems!!
« on: August 01, 2019, 08:20:44 AM »
I'm after some advice for 2 different problems  :'( :'(
Vauxhall Zafira 1.9 2008 - there last week when I went to start the car it made a kind of whirring noise - like something was spinning under the bonnet but wouldn't start first time. Turned of and tried a second time and car started no problem. This happened a few days in a row but then this week it's been starting no bother - any ideas? I've it booked into the garage for monday thinking it maybe the starter motor playing up. Recently fitted a new battery.


Ford S-Max 2.0 Automatic 2015 - within the last 2 weeks this car has been firing up a Transmission Function Limited or Transmission Malfunction message. With the limited message car goes into limp mode but won't go into reverse. On the Malfunction message no power goes to the wheels at all. Turning the car off and on clears the message for a short while. This car was ex mobility has 45k miles on it atm. We had it at a Ford dealer last week who told us the gearbox is meant to be serviced @ 37.5k miles or every 3 years whichever comes first. I got them to service the gearbox in the hope that would help, did Donegal over Easter weekend no bother but the Transmission messages came back on the other day. Has anyone ever had bother like this before? New gearbox is £2.5-3k when the cars driving everything seems fine there's no chugging between gear changes so I'm hopeful it's more electrical than mechanical.

I connected an OBDII to the car and this fault code appeared:
U0415 - invalid data received from the ABS control module.

I'm a little more hopeful that the issue isn't with the gearbox but with the ABS sensor/unit am I being too optimistic? Booked in with Ford on the 14th
Lindsay's in Craigavon? Personally I'd find a reputable local garage with all the diagnostic gear, as Lindsay's will put the arm in past the elbow and potentially still not fix it. I got landed with a bill from them in the past for £1200 for something that still wasn't fixed.

Not the recommendation I was hoping for. For them to begin the diagnostics and plug the computer on it's £90. So I can easily see how you ended up with a bill of £1200, but for the problem not to be resolved that's woeful. Hopefully I've a better experience. I'll let you know. We do tend to use PittStop in Armagh but when the initial Transmission malfunction message appeared they recommended bringing it to a Ford garage after hooking it up to their computer.

Update on this mess! Found a local mechanic that pulled the gearbox out had a look at it and apparently Ford are using plastic components inside the gearbox. Anyway it shipped over to Al Transmissions in London who stripped, cleaned and rebuilt it, put it in an SMax over there for a few days before sending it back. After a week in Killarney with a fair bit of cruising around with no gearbox problems can comfortably say the car is back in great condition. Al Transmission are rebuilding ford gearboxes all week how can a car company ignore there shitty build quality? Anyway saved myself £1000 going down this route.

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General discussion / Re: Holidays
« on: July 09, 2019, 01:49:15 PM »
Can anyone recommend anywhere in Kerry that would have plenty of self catering apartments to rent?

Castleross Hotel in Killarney does chalets. Also I believe there's self catering apartments in Glenbeigh and Cahirciveen as well. We rented a holiday home down in Cahirciveen a few times, lovely, but not overly cheap.

Thanks for the info. Iíll check them out.

Try Park Place apartments, great location to the town centre and close to the National Park.

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