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General discussion / Re: Car Problems!!
« on: Today at 12:25:59 AM »
As a test on an 05 VW golf that i have driven now from 2008 i let her run on a fuel tank of diesel until see stopped. I got 770 miles and 80 miles from when the diesel light came on till see stopped. Carried a spare tank of diesel in the boot to fill her which must have looked strange the day i had to do it in middle of Omagh.
Best thing i ever done as it allowed me to know what i had left when the light came on.
Something similar on an 02 Leon one time. I did 70 miles from the light came on until i got a chance to fill it.

I was always told it was a bad idea to drive the car regularly with the fuel light on as lots the crud collected at the bottom of the fuel tank and was bad for the engine. Is this just an old wife's tail?

V true in fact. The electronic fuel pumps donít like it and either do injectors.

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: November 13, 2018, 10:15:22 PM »
Portglenone GAC mourn the passing of club referee, and highly esteemed committee member Paul Mc Keever. May he rest in peace.

Absolutely shocking and gutting BS. I bought a few cars off him and got to know him very well.

Sympathies to all the Casement club and to the McKeever family.

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General discussion / Re: Car Problems!!
« on: November 13, 2018, 05:16:48 PM »
Car hasnít been driven for a while and when finally taken onto the road thereís a slight chugging though definitely would be noticed by any would be buyer.
Would that be as a result of the diesel lying in the car for a few months and if so will it eventually go away with the remaining diesel if I drive it or do I have to drive the current diesel out if it?

There is a product called Dipetaine, its a fuel treatment, buy a bottle of it and throw into the tank & fill it with decent diesel and drive the dung out of it up the motorway. Maybe clear it a bit. 

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: November 12, 2018, 11:39:20 PM »
Jim Allister is a complete disgrace.

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: November 12, 2018, 10:55:48 PM »
St Paulís can f**k off and suck it up.

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Antrim / Re: ANTRIM HURLING
« on: November 12, 2018, 10:53:08 PM »
Paddyjohn

'Donegal? Why in caps?'

Why not?

Why emphasise where the ref is from?

Would be more inclined to emphasise that he is in actual fact a football ref primarily.

Wasn't at the game but I have to say there is a terrible tendency with hurling referees throughout Ulster to blow for every little contact.

We had a visiting club up from Cork during the Summer and they commented on that a number of times during the games played

But sure some refs is our own county are football refs and end up being very good hurling ref and vice versa.

Imagine the uproar if the Dall would of lost.

I don't care if the referee is from Donegal or if he referees football as well, it would be nice if he could answer how off the ball a player hits another in the balls, the linesman sees it, calls in the referee and tells him what happened and the referee gives a yellow card. Surely it's a red all day long?

Youíd think so JJ.

You sobered yet?

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Antrim / Re: ANTRIM HURLING
« on: November 12, 2018, 04:00:33 PM »
Paddyjohn

'Donegal? Why in caps?'

Why not?

Why emphasise where the ref is from?

Would be more inclined to emphasise that he is in actual fact a football ref primarily.

Wasn't at the game but I have to say there is a terrible tendency with hurling referees throughout Ulster to blow for every little contact.

We had a visiting club up from Cork during the Summer and they commented on that a number of times during the games played

But sure some refs is our own county are football refs and end up being very good hurling ref and vice versa.

Imagine the uproar if the Dall would of lost.

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Antrim / Re: ANTRIM HURLING
« on: November 12, 2018, 12:03:53 PM »
Paddyjohn

'Donegal? Why in caps?'

Why not?

Why emphasise where the ref is from?

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Antrim / Re: ANTRIM HURLING
« on: November 12, 2018, 11:43:15 AM »

McManus the class act in a poor game of hurling.

Ballycran free taking was as bad as I have ever seen at Senior level and how they beat Slaughtneil by  the score they did I do not know they were brutal and could easily have had 3/4 men sent off but the man from DONEGAL in the middle.. I'll say no more

Graffin with bad luck again hopefully he will be back on the pitch again soon never nice to see an injury like that to any player.

Donegal? Why in caps?

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Antrim / Re: ANTRIM HURLING
« on: November 10, 2018, 07:45:38 PM »
Iím going for an Antrim treble.

All the best and safe travels to all the fans.

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: November 07, 2018, 11:26:47 AM »
PaddyJohn, Dunloy is not a typical club. It probably ticks every box as an ideal club. Almost everyone in the parish is involved in some way in the GAA. Plus it's a dual club, treble including camogie. If we had more clubs like Dunloy Antrim as a county would not be in, or ever would have been in doldrums the way it has been for far too long.

Please don't try to get personal, I put you down for better than that!

Not getting personal at all, please don't think I was. 

I just don't understand how a clubs facilities equate to how passionate its members are. The finance side of things are normally the stumbling block. I know of a club in Tyrone who have a stand which were sponsored by 3 local engineering firms at no cost to the club. How many clubs in Antrim can boast that kinda financial support? No doubt clubs have improved their pitches and grounds, none more so than your own club which is a credit to the members so the passion is there but is there more passion in PG1 than say St Galls who need new changing rooms?


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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: November 06, 2018, 11:27:22 PM »
So BS people in Belfast or North Antrim donít have passion for the GAA because they donít have stands at their pitches? MR2 gives up 7 nights a week to ref but he has no passion as his club doesnít have a stand? I help out with my daughters Un8 Camogie team and umpire for a club ref when asked, I donít have passion as my club has no stand?

Fair play to those clubs who have stands and who have improved their grounds but Iíd rather have a trophy cabinet full of county titles and an All Ireland than a stand.

Fir Coat and no knickers come to mind in some cases.

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: November 06, 2018, 07:29:36 PM »
I'd say if we had a dozen more good floodlit pitches, particularly in the city, that would give the fixture organisers a better chance of rattling through the backlog. Of course it's not a sole solution but it's worth noting there are 28 floodlit pitches in Derry and I'd hazard a guess roughly the same in Down. Tyrone have more than that, well into the thirties I'd be prepared to wager.

How many football playing clubs in Antrim have floodlights? Anyone want to list them...it won't take long!

Tir na og
Ahoghill
PG1
Toome
Ballymena

The 4 council set ups in Belfast.. Ormeau Park, Cricky, Sally Gardens & the college near O'Dees.

Do Lamh Dhearg or St Galls have lights?

Any other that I've missed?

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: November 06, 2018, 09:16:27 AM »
Warning? Now youíre making things up now.  I was asked to not talk about games that I could be involved with, not fair as some people think Iíd be biased, agsin no one at county level believes that refs would be biased, otherwise they wouldnít get games!

I did just that, senior championship is over now. I was still on the site btw


Why bite ?
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Bite on what? I made the observation and it was twisted.

What was the outcome of the meeting does anybody know?

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: November 05, 2018, 10:41:23 PM »
Yeah youíve said that before.. I doubt it though.

Referees who do the fitness tests and pass the written tests do the championship games. Thatís why you have the same faces PJ. You being an aul ref would know that surely?

Donít doubt me mate, you know nothing about it.
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Youíre just an anonymous hackler on discussion board as far as I know, until I know you personally then Iíll hold judgment.

Only you could take a simple comment and twist it. I thought your recent warning from the powers that be would of been enough.

Warning? Now youíre making things up now.  I was asked to not talk about games that I could be involved with, not fair as some people think Iíd be biased, agsin no one at county level believes that refs would be biased, otherwise they wouldnít get games!

I did just that, senior championship is over now. I was still on the site btw

Right well now youíve had your rant, can we discuss as adults?

How many nights a week were you out on average last season? And how many nights a week were you involved with the same club? my own club had Vincent Boyle 5 nights out of the 7 one week and 4 the next week. Now, how fair is that on my club and on Vincent? Surely youíd get scunnered coming to one club all the time. In no way am I criticising refs or the county board, Iím merely stating that extra reserve games could impact on refs. Reserve leagues are something that need looked at as itís been poor at times as last few years.

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