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General discussion / Re: Car Problems!!
« on: November 14, 2018, 04:27:33 PM »
Have a Audi A5 Automatic and have noticed that when I pull of some times it doesn't deliver power straight away but then revs hard and delivers it suddenly. Feels Like a slipping clutch.

My thoughts were possibly the torque converter? But not up on automatics so any ideas and likely cost to fix?

Not a torque converter, Audi uses the VAG group DSG.  A5 gearbox problems are well known just google it to see.

DSG moving off is an issue especially with start-go switched on. Also if you didn't get the oil changed at 40K you could be heading for major expense.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Dia Domhnaigh 18 - 11 - 2018
« on: November 13, 2018, 03:06:08 PM »
Ballygunner v Na Piarsaigh  beo
2-00pm

Gaoth Dobhair v Crossmaglen Rangers   iarbheo (1st Half by about 5 minutes)
3-35pm-ish


Bit odd that the Ulster Council wouldn't push back the throw-in for 5/10 minutes so that the first half of the Gweedore v Cross game could be shown fully live. Not exactly ideal.

Seems a bit odd that the Munster Council donít start the Ballygunner vPiarsaigh game 15 minutes earlier so that all our game v Gweedore could be shown fully live. Not exactly ideal.

What a pity that RTE/TG4 don't have the technology to show 2 games at the same time on a digital platform. Don't even have every channel available with HD.

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General discussion / Re: Sinn Fein? They have gone away, you know.
« on: November 13, 2018, 03:02:50 PM »
Where o where did SF get Michelle O'Neill, 200 mile an hour bullsit? No ability to lead or inspire, John O'Dowd or Conor Murphy were the obvious successors to McGuinness.

As we have seen with the RHI inquiry, SF is still controlled by those who are unelected and O'Neill must have been their choice when consulted by Adams before he anointed her as the successor to McGuinness.  Murphy and O'Dowd would not have been as easy for the men in the shadows to control as they have the capability of being leaders.

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General discussion / Re: Poppy Watch
« on: November 09, 2018, 10:14:41 PM »
Fair play to Tracey Magee, refusing to wear a poppy on UTV Live... girl has more balls than Frankie Fuckwit and all those other west Brits on UTV and local BBC
Wouldnt expect anything else from Frankie, he hadnt even the balls to use his own name.

No surprise, a college man.

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General discussion / Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« on: November 04, 2018, 10:25:23 AM »
Not sure if the recent BT Shoulder to Sholder documentary has been discussed yet on this thread.   Despite his expensive education, BOD is clearly not the sharpest knife in the drawer.  Complete lack of empathy displayed throughout.  Also, time given to Belfast Republican sympathiser seemed misplaced given segment that followed relating to Ulster players injured in IRA bomb on return from Ireland training camp before the 18987 World Cup.  "Wrong place, wrong time" was how BOD dexcribed it.  Never mind the fact that the bomb should not have been exploded in the first place.  Poor documentary with little insight provided.
An expensive private education doesn't mean anything
If you're not the sharpest then exclusivity won't remedy it

Your own education was not inexpensive, possibly quite expensive depending on the state school you attended.

O'Driscoll's family like many in RoI were prepared and able to buy a different education from that available from the state.  There was no guarantee of the educational outcome for their son but attending Blackrock opened so many other doors for him him both sporting and social in RoI.  That's what his parents bought for him.

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General discussion / Re: Poppy Watch
« on: November 04, 2018, 10:18:25 AM »
Why are the BBC even showing this crap, their cameras should be in the Athletic Grounds tomorrow night for Cross and the Island, but we all know thisíll never happen!!


If tg4 can purchase rights to games no reason why the BBC can't do better. Continued pressure and lobbying needed. As for utv??

TG4 bought the rights to all provincial club championship and AI championship games. Be sensible, why would the BBC try to outbid them and deprive people in the south from seeing them. 

TG4 exercise their rights purchase every week and prevent counties from broadcasting even when they have no intention of showing them live just an option to show them as clips.  Take your issues to TG4.

At least give the BBC some credit for buying highlight rights to all 9 county finals and showing them on its Gaelic Games web page.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/northern-ireland/45976920

Or maybe none of that fits your agenda.

Bit rich coming from you!!!  ::)
Agreed !

What a pair of hypocrites! Everyone on this forum has their own agenda, some may prefer to call it their opinion. You wouldn't be contributing to the forum if you didn't have an agenda/opinion.  The problem arises when someone has an opinion at variance with your own.

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General discussion / Re: Poppy Watch
« on: November 03, 2018, 11:52:12 AM »
Why are the BBC even showing this crap, their cameras should be in the Athletic Grounds tomorrow night for Cross and the Island, but we all know thisíll never happen!!


If tg4 can purchase rights to games no reason why the BBC can't do better. Continued pressure and lobbying needed. As for utv??

TG4 bought the rights to all provincial club championship and AI championship games. Be sensible, why would the BBC try to outbid them and deprive people in the south from seeing them. 

TG4 exercise their rights purchase every week and prevent counties from broadcasting even when they have no intention of showing them live just an option to show them as clips.  Take your issues to TG4.

At least give the BBC some credit for buying highlight rights to all 9 county finals and showing them on its Gaelic Games web page.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/northern-ireland/45976920

Or maybe none of that fits your agenda.

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Girl who sustained severe brain injury while 'tram-surfing' on Luas settles Ä550k High Court action.

Rebecca Kelly was only 13 years of age when she and a friend jumped on the outside of Luas tram gripping on to the edge of the doors as it departed the Fatima station on the Red Line eight years ago.

The young girl fell back on to the tracks striking her head and had to be rescued by her friend. The friend along with the help of others pulled Rebecca out of the way of an oncoming Luas tram en route to the city centre.

Rebecca Kelly (20) of Pearse House, Pearse Street, Dublin had through her mother Elizabeth Kelly sued the Luas operators as a result of the accident on September 3, 2010.

She claimed there was an alleged failure to have any or any adequate visual systems employed and activated on the tram and that the driver was unable in the circumstances to see the non-platform side of the tram before leaving the station.

https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/courts/girl-who-sustained-severe-brain-injury-while-tramsurfing-on-luas-settles-550k-high-court-action-37437810.html

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General discussion / Re: Car Problems!!
« on: October 15, 2018, 08:20:20 PM »
Mine goes to 45 miles then stops showing it but at that stage the dial on the tank is showing at the very very end i.e. that it wont do any more.

On that note is 130 miles for 20 quid of diesel a crap return? Should i be getting more than that.

@ £1.35 per litre this works out at about 39.5mpg. It is not brilliant but not too bad. What type of car is it?

Vauxhall Astra 2.0 auto

Told you at the time to buy the Golf.

I am averaging 48 mpg over all types of driving and the over speed being less than 35 mph over serval thousand miles. Has been as high as 51 mpg over almost 2,000 miles and an average speed of 37 mph.  The car is a 2L TDI Golf - 148 bhp with 6 speed auto gearbox.

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Looks like Casement is a dead duck for the foreseeable future.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-45703584

Time for Ulster GAA to spend some of its own money to demolish the stand, provide temporary accommodation for changing rooms and renovate the pitch in time for Antrim to play on it next year. A small amount of money in the context of the project and/or Ulster GAA income.

Do not waste another year by leaving the ground to continue to deteriorate.

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GAA Discussion / Re: County Manager Merry go round
« on: September 28, 2018, 11:05:43 PM »
Maurice has been a teacher with years. Heís also an auctioneer/estate agent.

Given that he has become principal of ColŠiste na Sceilge in Cahersiveen he won't have much time for auctioneering or managing a county football team.

https://www.radiokerry.ie/maurice-fitzgerald-become-colaiste-na-sceilge-principal/

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GAA Discussion / Re: Paul Kimmage interviews Sean Cavanagh
« on: September 23, 2018, 09:25:11 PM »
Can't believe any self respecting GAA person would go on that show unless they were getting paid? Then Kieran has always been about the money, just look at his twitter feed promoting his sponsored cars, writing a book, yerra etc yerra.


Did he have any book signing sessions in local shops to promote the book?

Have you looked at your hero's twitter feed to see his promotion of sponsored clothes:

https://twitter.com/benettimenswear/status/1039873544082128897

his book: https://twitter.com/SeanCavanagh14/status/1037402878791622657

and his business.

All of these players who are switched on are into self promotion to get as much out of their name while they can and fair play to every one of them regardless of where they are from.  They put a hell of a lot more into the game than they ever will get in return. It's just of them are better and more prolific at it than others. 


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GAA Discussion / Is the Indo going after Tyrone GAA?
« on: September 23, 2018, 09:08:16 PM »
Brolly has consistently hammered Tyrone in his columns in the Indo.

Com O'Rourke has been behind in ladling out the criticism of Tyrone football in his columns.

Recently Ewan McKenna has tackled Mickey Harte and issues relating to Sean Cavanagh.

Today Dermot Crowe goes even further with this article.....

https://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/remembering-the-tragic-death-of-a-tyrone-gaa-fan-at-a-minor-game-in-1977-and-where-violence-can-take-us-37345116.html


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