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GAA Discussion / Re: East Belfast GAA
« on: June 03, 2020, 08:16:32 PM »
I think we should applaud Linda Irvine, but i disagree with any dilution of what the GAA stands for.

Every other country in the world can fly tri-colours on St Patrick's Day. It's only in the occupied six where a minority go out of their way to take offence. Those that take offence at our national flag are not gonna be picking up a hurl or donning an O'Neill's top.

And that is no different to me passing remarks about Windsor Park. They can sing no surrender for all they like, because I ain't gonna visit nor follow that team.



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General discussion / Re: Cycling
« on: June 01, 2020, 09:20:11 PM »
Out on the bike yesterday, and on one steep downhill I reached 43 mph. Don't think i want to do that too often.

What's the highest speed you have reached?

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General discussion / Re: BIRDS
« on: May 31, 2020, 10:12:20 PM »
Sadly, the generation that knew every bird and bird song has gone.

It's now left to the ornithologists.

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Exactly. We have this wonderful heritage of place-names, yet developers can call estates what they like, Tuscany downs my arse.

Or Abington Manor, off the Crumlin Road in Belfast :-(

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Yes... ;).. but they chased me away in 1969.. and I have been missing the Stoney Gray Hills ever since.

I heard that as part of the GFA your exclusion order was lifted. Has nobody told you?

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General discussion / Re: The Official Golf Thread
« on: May 21, 2020, 09:49:39 AM »
Local council courses up north only open to members, is that right?

Correct. Do you want me to PM you a membership application form?
Any membership deals going with you Orior? OH is looking into a summer membership - Fortwilliam offering four months casual membership for £320.

Full membership until the end of the year £300
12 months membership £575
18 months membership £775

Reductions for vets (over 67) and juniors (under 31) though I suspect your OH would not fall into those, lol.

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General discussion / Re: The Official Golf Thread
« on: May 20, 2020, 09:46:23 PM »
Local council courses up north only open to members, is that right?

Correct. Do you want me to PM you a membership application form?

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General discussion / Re: The Official Golf Thread
« on: May 20, 2020, 07:38:52 PM »
Ridiculously good or ridiculously bad?

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Quote
Ireland placenames that have a nice ring to them

All in County Down:

Ringawaddy (Rinn an Mhadaidh), Barony of Lecale LoweR
Ringbane (An Rinn Bhán), Saul
Ringbane (An Rinn Bhán), Donaghmore
Ringclare (Roinn Chláir), Donaghmore
Ringcreevy (Rinn Chraoibhe)
Ringdufferin, Killyleagh
Ringfad (An Rinn Fhada) , Ardglass
Ringhaddy (Rinn an Chadaigh), Killinchy
Ringmackilroy (Rinn Mhic Giolla Ruaidh), Warrenpoint
Ringneill (Rinn an Aoil), Tullnakill
Ringolish (Rinn an Lis), Donaghmore
Ringreagh (An Rann Riabhach), Lecale Upper



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General discussion / Re: The Official Golf Thread
« on: May 18, 2020, 11:35:28 PM »
Any idea when golf might be opened up to non-members in NI?

Wednesday 20th May.
I think that's for members only.  Had a quick look at GUI FAQ and seems that members will be able to invite guests during Stage 2 in NI.

Now is a good time to join a golf club.

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General discussion / Re: The Official Golf Thread
« on: May 18, 2020, 09:36:23 PM »
Any idea when golf might be opened up to non-members in NI?

Wednesday 20th May.

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General discussion / Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« on: May 18, 2020, 07:20:57 PM »
Nine in a row honest titles, never been achieved since Celtic's last 9 in a row.
Though some headlines may just exclaim  "Celtic Fail to Win the Treble"

Three definite blips during the season notwithstanding,  Cluj, FCK and that Rangers game,
well done to Neil Lennon, he did better than I thought he would, he's definitely matured with tactics and his general management.
How will it be celebrated?

By buying a bottle of Tippex and remove the Asterisk everywhere you see it.

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General discussion / Re: Best Movie from an uninspiring Premise
« on: May 18, 2020, 07:17:54 PM »
Also, Being John Malkovich - another weird and wonderful sort of a film with what I can only assume is a cult following - but I liked it - who would have thought a film could be made about going through a cupboard into John Malkovich's head.  I often wonder what the conversation went like when someone presented this script or a synopsis to a producer. 

Groundhog Day - who would have thought a film about a journalist reliving the same boring day over and over again could work.  But it is a classic!!

Groundhog Day pretty much sums up Bill Murray's film career. Same laconic deadpan performance in every one.

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: May 18, 2020, 07:16:30 PM »
This thread is now at 355 pages, and the earths population 7.8 billion. If the population continues to grow it will become unsustainable. There are two options to tackle this issue:

1) Take the Chinese Way, and only allow couples to have one child. This policy will of course need updated for Twinbook and Ballymun where coupling is just a seasonal thing.

2) Take the Chinese Virus, and let God's revenge do it's thing.

3) Find another planet, and build a big rocket to take us there.


I personally vote for (1).

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General discussion / Re: The Official Golf Thread
« on: May 17, 2020, 10:49:04 PM »
Any word on when the courses are opening?
Monday
In the south or up here in the UK?

There will be an announcement on Tuesday regarding the occupied six counties.

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