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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: Today at 11:49:36 AM »
Eurovision Song Contest gave Brexit a bloody nose, lol.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Down v Armagh (Park Esler 16:00) 19/05/2019
« on: May 17, 2019, 08:52:33 PM »
Tickets will be on sale outside the stadium on Sunday, yes?

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General discussion / Re: USPGA 2019
« on: May 17, 2019, 02:28:00 PM »
Some start for McIlroy, double bogey, bogey, double bogey

Doing his best to miss the cut.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Down v Armagh (Park Esler 16:00) 19/05/2019
« on: May 15, 2019, 07:51:20 PM »
Prediction:

Down 2-11
Armagh 0-14

Is there a curtain raiser?

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General discussion / Re: The Official Golf Thread
« on: May 15, 2019, 03:35:44 PM »
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FARMINGDALE, N.Y. – After opting out of golf’s return to the Olympics three years ago in Brazil, Rory McIlroy said he “more likely than not” will be among the 60-man Olympic field next summer in Tokyo.

And if he plays, it’ll be for Ireland.

McIlroy fielded a series of Olympic-related questions ahead of the PGA Championship, as he looks to add a fifth major title at the event he won in both 2012 and 2014. The Ulsterman garnered headlines in the lead-up to the 2016 Games, first announcing his intentions to represent Ireland and then withdrawing over concerns surrounding the Zika virus and the notion that he didn’t play professionally to “grow the game.” But on Tuesday, the 30-year-old shared his excitement at the prospect of once again playing for country.

“I think it would be a great experience,” McIlroy said. “Right now, in my mind, I’ll most likely play.”

The issue gets complicated for McIlroy when it comes to which country he would represent in Tokyo. Northern Ireland is part of Great Britain, meaning he could play under the Union Jack as England’s Justin Rose did en route to a gold medal three years ago. But McIlroy represented Ireland in amateur competitions and would have the option to do so again in the Olympics.

It’s a complicated decision given the divide between Ireland and Northern Ireland, and one that McIlroy said in 2017 led him to “resent the Olympic Games” for putting him in the position to make a difficult choice. But it’s one he now appears ready to make, reiterating that he’s “excited to play for Ireland” next summer.

“You really have to start thinking, 'OK, well, what are your beliefs and your values?' It makes you sort of have to delve a little bit deeper. It’s not just a superficial decision,” McIlroy said. “I had an unbelievable amateur career, and I don’t mean that in terms of results, but I mean that in the experiences I had and the trips that I had and the friendships that I made and that I still have to this day. That was all because of playing for Ireland and getting close to some of those guys.”

Qualification for the 2020 Olympics will conclude with The Open next summer at Royal St. George’s, after which the field of 60 men will be finalized. Each participating country can send up to two players, although that maximum can be raised to four players per country if all are ranked inside the top 15 in the world.

McIlroy is currently ranked fourth in the world, with Shane Lowry (No. 45) the only other player from Ireland or Northern Ireland inside the top 100. Padraig Harrington and Seamus Power represented the island nation at the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

Once he moved away from the occupied statelet, he like most others, realised that he used to live in Ireland, not the UK.

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: May 13, 2019, 12:21:56 PM »
Shocker! Rival fans cheering on another team thats stopping their own team from winning! 

Liverpools and Utd's fixation on each other is funny and depressing at the same time, some of the stuff on social media would actually make you laugh out loud but the sniping is ulgy.

The standard this year from the top two has been impressive, but some teams also getting their act together and the points total next year wont be as high.

Good luck in the final to both teams

Yes it’s sad and depressing. Even worse when it’s going on in this part of the world.

Totally agree.

Just as bad is being viewed as a bigot because you support your gaelic county team and don't support an English soccer team and say 'we'.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Down v Armagh (Park Esler 16:00) 19/05/2019
« on: May 07, 2019, 05:02:25 PM »
Both sets of supporters playing their chances down. It will be very different when the ball is thrown in.

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General discussion / Re: Running
« on: May 07, 2019, 10:18:34 AM »
I had to give up running because of my back. A slight curvature in my spine meant my back tries to compensate, using one leg more than the other. Took years to diagnose it.

But everyone is different.

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General discussion / Re: The Hewitt line continues.
« on: May 07, 2019, 07:32:52 AM »
An heir for Hewitt, hooray. I see none of you savages had the good sense to mark yesterdays great news with a thread of its own. Prince DeSean is doing fine by all accounts.

I can’t wait to genuflect and bow my head to any image of the new royal. This is a great boost for all the loyalist gaels of Northern Ireland in the United Kingdom.

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General discussion / Re: Running
« on: May 06, 2019, 11:41:23 AM »
Apology released by Belfast city marathon company. It was half a mile long!!

I did leg 4. Very hilly and I am not in great shape these days so got through it but good craic all the same.

Sounds like the route was measured ok, but the runners were twice misdirected off the course

Few friends ran it and said the new route was far better. Hearing the bag collection was a nightmare though, an hour to collect a bag. Maybe not prepared for the increase in numbers

Sad for the guys who needed a time to qualify for the London marathon

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General discussion / Re: The Official Golf Thread
« on: May 05, 2019, 10:05:37 PM »
McIlroy's birthday celebrations not good preparation for a final round at the Wells Fargo.

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General discussion / Re: Running
« on: May 05, 2019, 03:48:35 PM »
Some very angry local residents along Cliftonville Road, because the end of their street was blocked. They could have turned and went then other way.

The Waterworks paths were a bit tight for some runners.

Damn cold day.

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General discussion / Re: Gift Cards
« on: April 29, 2019, 09:56:50 PM »
Id say you would be safer leaving a review on google or trustpilot rather than a thread on the gaa board

Or just post on the Muck Savages thread?

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General discussion / Re: Knee Trouble
« on: April 29, 2019, 09:47:10 PM »
Last year I had surgery in the Ulster Independent Clinic for a torn cartilage, I didn’t have insurance and paid £2800

During a football match a few years ago I stubbed my toe, twisted my knee and damaged my foot.

I was seen in the Ulster Independent Clinic by a consultant called.... Tony Foote.

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General discussion / Re: More Dissident-Republican Activity
« on: April 27, 2019, 08:31:16 AM »
I'll be voting SDLP. I will transfer to Alliance and UUP. Parties interested in making NI work.
Power sharing is the only show in town. If you think that a Unity referendum is achievable and more importantly winnable in the near future you are living in cloud cuckoo land. It is a distraction tactic used by SF to cover their own shortcomings. I am in favour of a United Ireland. Nut understand there is much work to be done before it's achievable.

NI can never work. It is a deeply flawed project that has had 100 years and had failed miserably since its inception. Power sharing is only a way of keeping the two communities from killing each other until the inevitable happens and "our wee country" is put out of its misery once and for all.

As much as I hate to agree with a Tyrone man, but that is all very true.

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