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General discussion / Sayings
« on: September 20, 2019, 11:25:54 AM »
Can anyone tell me what exactly "neither the time nor the spoons" refers to? (I get the gist of not having time to waste, but don't get the metaphor?)

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General discussion / Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« on: September 20, 2019, 08:42:31 AM »
Keeper was a disgrace - never touched.

Hopefully gets a retrospective ban (prob not though)

Add in the penalty not given, 1-1 was a good result.

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General discussion / Re: Holidays
« on: September 20, 2019, 08:28:26 AM »
Donegal

We went for a wee week before the kids went back to school. I'd been in my youth to other places in Donegal but not really since. We booked a nice if basic chalet type house in Downings. Here follows a brief summation.

In short Donegal is seriously overrated. The drive is pretty awful, with not a good road to be had. The scenery is spoilt by un-kept hedgerows and awful buildings. Indeed nothing seems to ever have been finished off properly. It's like they were nearly done and then said we'll finish that tomorrow, but they never came back.

The planning committee for Donegal Co. Council or whoever makes such decisions is doing a very bad job. An awful lot of poorly thought out planning decisions seems to have been made. Where we stayed for example, was a little cull de sac of 5 or 6 houses, the road wasn't finished even with a base coat of tar just hardcore and likely won't ever be by the looks of it and there was no footpath to walk to wee town. There was barely a footpath in the town. Surely footpaths should be mandatory?
There's chalet type houses EVERYWHERE. You can't see anything for houses. Awful.
Some of the building that built are truly awful. They look awful and they all seem to be finished with a grey render that bleeds red. It's absolutely awful looking.

There's nothing much in the town. The two shops just about have the essentials, one didn't have bottled water. They' were pretty awful to be honest. We went for Breakfast to a cafe one morning. It didn't accept card. It was just hassely. Who doesn't accept card in 2019?? The food was good.

There's two pubs. One isn't really accessible unless your driving. We had the kids so weren't on that sort of holiday but certainly they seemed nice places if as I say a little inaccessible.

The beach was fine. You could drive onto it which is handy, but it's a beach and certainly not worth going to as one off.

It rained a lot. Indeed Downings appears to get more rain that the other town beside it. We were out for a drive and it wasn't raining in Ramelton (I think that's the other town) but it was in Downings. Quite heavily.

So it was great to be away for a few days etc but I don't think I'd ever go back because there are other places that are far more beautiful and picturesque.
The people are nice enough though.

Has anyone else been and what are your thoughts?

I've always found that it's the vibe in Donegal that you go for - you can almost feel your entire body exhale and start to relax as you cross the border. I've been in Downings a few times and found it to be a great wee spot.

1 good hotel pub smack in the midle of town, anoter good pub with a fantastic fish restaurant, just a 2min walk out of town.

Lidl a 10-15min drive away if yu need to stock up and the beach....Downings beach itself is typically crowded, but Trá Mór beach....simply stunning and usually pretty empty.

So it is what it is. Donegal is not a sophisticated place to go on holiday but I love it as for me it's about decent people, good pints, nice walks, good food and a bit of craic.

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General discussion / Re: Sinn Fein? They have gone away, you know.
« on: September 18, 2019, 01:02:01 PM »
O'Neill prob won't have much support round Strabane way after the DARD issue.......

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GAA Discussion / Re: Money, Dublin and the GAA
« on: September 18, 2019, 12:51:50 PM »
Colm o'Rourke in the Indo today saying the Dubs aren't given ENOUGH funding..... ::)

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General discussion / Re: American Sports Thread
« on: September 16, 2019, 01:30:26 PM »
Also, Pat Mahomes is very, very good at football.

this is true, although it should be balanced aganst the fact that the Raiders secondary are very, very bad at football

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General discussion / Re: American Sports Thread
« on: September 10, 2019, 08:18:54 AM »
This AB situation has been wildly entertaining.

Not if you are a Raiders fan.

Gruden has now (in only year 2 of his 10 year contract):

- lost a generational talent in Mack,
- lost a #1 WR in Cooper,
- wasted  a #1 draft pick on Kolton Miller, who is simply not up to the job
- wasted a #1 draft pick on Clelin Ferrell, who could have been picked up much later
- wasted an entire off season, embarrassing himself and the Organisation by being played for a fool by Brown
- undermined his GM
- failed (again) to fix the LB and Edge problems in the team
- ensured we go into this season with half our game plan out the window
Carr and Raiders looked pretty good tonight

Yeh - bit of a tonic alright that performance.

Brutal stretch coming up tho'

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General discussion / Re: American Sports Thread
« on: September 09, 2019, 08:51:59 AM »
This AB situation has been wildly entertaining.

Not if you are a Raiders fan.

Gruden has now (in only year 2 of his 10 year contract):

- lost a generational talent in Mack,
- lost a #1 WR in Cooper,
- wasted  a #1 draft pick on Kolton Miller, who is simply not up to the job
- wasted a #1 draft pick on Clelin Ferrell, who could have been picked up much later
- wasted an entire off season, embarrassing himself and the Organisation by being played for a fool by Brown
- undermined his GM
- failed (again) to fix the LB and Edge problems in the team
- ensured we go into this season with half our game plan out the window

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General discussion / Re: Electric Cars. Real aternative or ego boosters?
« on: September 05, 2019, 08:02:43 AM »
The Tesla cars look great, seem to perform great and havea  decent long range option.

Are the big drawbacks

a) the fact you can only get them seviced in Dublin
b) the worry that Tesla as a company might go bust?

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: September 04, 2019, 03:52:39 PM »

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General discussion / Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« on: September 03, 2019, 11:49:55 AM »
Only 2million up front for Kent apparantly, rest in installements and add-ons.

A decent player but he was there last year and they still finished a fair bit behind.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Dublin v Kerry All Ireland Final 2019
« on: September 03, 2019, 08:52:53 AM »
As the old saying goes...only thing worse than being talked about.......

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General discussion / Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« on: September 02, 2019, 04:02:18 PM »
I dunno - they have brought 7-8 players in on loan, who will all cost money in wages and bought another 2 for around 4mill ............ can't all be paid for by Europa League money AND leave enough over for Kent...surely?

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General discussion / Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« on: September 02, 2019, 01:37:11 PM »
Sevco apparantly agreeing a 7mill deal for Kent.

Good signing for them but where in fcuk is all the money coming from?

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GAA Discussion / Re: Dublin v Kerry All Ireland Final 2019
« on: September 02, 2019, 11:20:58 AM »
If only Tyrone had got to the Final...... ::)

Tyrone are nowhere near the level needed to beat Dublin.

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