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General discussion / Re: TV Show recommendations
« on: September 27, 2020, 11:30:16 PM »
Just finished the second series of Criminal on Netflix, superb acting all round .

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General discussion / Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« on: September 09, 2020, 01:23:22 PM »
Celtic have far superior players to Ireland at the minute.

Duffy is the only player I could honestly see getting in the Celtic team right now.

The Rangers midfielder Kamara was head and shoulders the best player on the pitch against Ireland the other night.
Would you not think that Enda Stevens a premiership regular would get in ahead of Greg Taylor

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General discussion / Re: Books
« on: September 05, 2020, 11:26:38 PM »
Just finished Richie Sadlier's book "Recovering". Have to say it is excellent. Probably the best sports book I've read in a long time

Ever read Forever Young?

It's the story of young Strabane lad Adrian Doherty's aborted career with Man United. Probably the best football book I've read. However as he was in my school I might be slightly biased.
Really enjoyed it , so sad what happened Adrian .

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General discussion / Re: Books
« on: September 05, 2020, 10:50:59 PM »
I  am nearly through Reprisal by F Paul Wilson (its the 5th in a series of 6 books called the Adversary Cycle ) its an excellent read  but is deeply deeply disturbing in places and one section of it was probably the most difficult thing i have ever read  ,  ( John Connolly's new  Charlie Parker novel " The  Dirty South " is next on my list.  )

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Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: August 14, 2020, 06:57:38 PM »
 Really  sad news about the death of Hugh McWilliams, I didn't know him personally but anyone I know who did were unanimous in their view of him, a gentleman, a true Gael and a very successful  businessman who had no airs and graces .

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General discussion / Re: Death Notices
« on: August 03, 2020, 01:21:40 PM »
Derry and Ireland's Finest.
I would agree 100 %

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General discussion / Re: Holidays
« on: July 10, 2020, 08:29:49 PM »
It's up to the individual.

Personally, my take is that until we are sure we are on top of this virus on this island, no one should be taking the luxury of a holiday abroad. But that's just my take, as the virus is very much in the infancy of being understood. The opposite view is just as valid in other eyes.

I want my mother to enjoy her remaining years not shielding. She is and will continue to until she's sure she won't be in danger. Again, that's her call. For that to happen I want airports under serious scrutiny with testing but sure even that is unreliable.

Everyone's view on this is valid and no one is correct. You just make a call and judge it on your instinct.

I don't buy into the whole...i've worked hard for this. My da worked 20 times as hard as I did and never felt the need for a foreign holiday. And there are many who feel the opposite...relaxing in the sun is a nice reward.

But again, no one is correct in their stance on this. You have a view, that's it.

However, anyone who uses the word staycation should be shot.

All very easy when you've been off on holidays since March. You're probably holidayed out at this stage.

Would you like a wee tickle? I'd hug you only I'm not a hugger and it's probably inappropriate right now.

I'll be holidaying in Ireland and later on in the year I'll be holidaying abroad. And I'll do it all with a big smile on my face.

I wont holiday in Ireland - not a penny will I give to the rip off merchants.

If the virus subsides/weakens and it is safe to do so I will holiday abroad at the end of the year
You can get great value for self catering in Ireland if you know where to look
6 of us  are heading down to Kerry for a week tomorrow, we booked a  4 bedroom house for the week on Homeaway ,it was very reasonable and touch wood its as good as the reviews it  received on the site .

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General discussion / Re: TV Show recommendations
« on: July 06, 2020, 08:06:45 PM »
Half a dozen episodes watched of  Schitt's  Creek and finding it very very funny so far.

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General discussion / Re: Movie reccomendations
« on: June 10, 2020, 07:29:23 PM »
Watched  Dating Amber  last night on prime and enjoyed it,  funny and poignant with an excellent cast and a  good soundtrack as well.

Thought it was shite to be honest, all the comedy was in the trailer basically and it didn't examine the characters closely enough to make it worthwhile as an exploration of their angst.
Each to their own as they say.

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General discussion / Re: Movie reccomendations
« on: June 10, 2020, 06:16:45 PM »
Watched  Dating Amber  last night on prime and enjoyed it,  funny and poignant with an excellent cast and a  good soundtrack as well.

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General discussion / Re: TV Show recommendations
« on: May 23, 2020, 09:33:50 PM »
Are st Malachys Belfast not big into basketball? Looking at donaghy’s laochra Gael show the top league looks to have a bit of a following.
i went to a good few star of the sea games at Maysfield, it was a decent standard with Gareth Maguire , Aidrain Fulton and Javan Dupree  to the fore.
It must have been C4 but i definitely  remember watching some of these laker / celtic finals in the 80;s ( as well as the bulls finals of the 90s )


Played football with Gareth Maguire, serious athlete and took to football late on. Lives by me here see him most days on the beach. Good guy
Remember him playing a wee bit of football, sound fella to boot

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General discussion / Re: TV Show recommendations
« on: May 23, 2020, 03:50:15 PM »
Are st Malachys Belfast not big into basketball? Looking at donaghy’s laochra Gael show the top league looks to have a bit of a following.
i went to a good few star of the sea games at Maysfield, it was a decent standard with Gareth Maguire , Aidrain Fulton and Javan Dupree  to the fore.
It must have been C4 but i definitely  remember watching some of these laker / celtic finals in the 80;s ( as well as the bulls finals of the 90s )


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GAA Discussion / Re: Great GAA Comebacks
« on: May 08, 2020, 08:18:37 PM »
Was that the match with the tunnel incident between lynch and grimley(s)?

Yeah, that’s the one.

Im a bit vague on that.... didnt one of them blind side Lynch and he came back out with a massive shinner?
Was Eugene McKenna not the man who gave him the shiner ?

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GAA Discussion / Re: Paddy Heaney of the irish news!
« on: May 06, 2020, 10:14:52 PM »
Excellent article.

There was also a great article a while back on the Nemo Rangers underage model which all clubs should aspire to:

https://www.irishnews.com/sport/gaafootball/2018/02/22/news/we-don-t-care-if-we-lose-ye-will-all-get-a-game-joe-kavanagh-on-nemo-s-famous-underage-policy-1261352/
A very good read as well

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GAA Discussion / Re: Paddy Heaney of the irish news!
« on: May 06, 2020, 01:07:06 PM »
Was a good article.... I realised I was shite at football when i was 14.  :D
I Think I had delusions of grandeur until i was 17  ;D

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