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Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: May 30, 2020, 12:08:33 AM »
Well spotted HS. Derry posters will know what I mean Paddy Finn aka Paul Mc Flynn. Nothing wrong with Paddy Mc Flynn either. My Dad and Paddy were friends and we always managed to get two of Paddys best ex presidents tickets for the all ireland final.

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Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: May 29, 2020, 03:41:51 PM »
Never laughed as much in my life. What total drivel.

Fergal Doc carried an average Derry team for 12 years. Skinner Bradlet the most exciting player youse ever had. Paddy Bradley all time top scorer in Ulster championship scraped into top ten. 

I've seen the vast majority of these players from about 1974 onwards and without mentioning who is on the list ahead of who isn't, Im just saying this list is badly flawed! Was there much better than Paddy Mc Flynn or Johnny over a 12 year period either?

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: May 28, 2020, 09:36:26 PM »
Just listened to Whitey and Anto there in conversation about our victory over Down in 2000. What a day that was. Thanks for bringing back the memories. Brian Hugh and JC were a very good management team, all great passionate Antrim Gaa men.


I was taking a training session with Antrim under 16s that morning and after it was over we all headed down to Casement for the game. I told them to meet outside the gate and we would all walk in together. I pulled up with 200 Antrim Flags I had got made during the week and gave all the players a batch each to give away to Antrim supporters in the crowd. That was the time no one would have bought a flag so I think the players might have got some surprise when they ran onto the pitch and seen the colour. The truth was we knew it was on the cards. Antrim had beaten Galway two weeks before in a tough pre championship challenge down in Galway, so I wasnt surprised. I think it was Barney Eastwood who paid for the flags in the end. What a day...I saw a lot of tears being shed that the monkey was finally off our back. A great group who stood even taller a few weeks later in another classic against Derry. The best of times...

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Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: May 05, 2020, 04:09:32 PM »
Enda Lynn should be in there and either Paul or Johnny from An Lub. Apart from that you're probably not too far out.

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: May 03, 2020, 11:41:39 PM »
Different subject altogether...but wasnt that a superb evenings entertainment last night by the Mc Curry family that was streamed live during the lockdown to provide funds for a most worthy cause. Big shout out to Sean Kelly one more time and to Big Martin Mc Carry the county IT officer. Still 600 online viewing at 1am and a good few thousand pounds raised in the night.

Would any other county have a PR set up like ours??

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: April 30, 2020, 09:01:46 PM »
St Galls have been known to pay too. John Raff and James Mc Cartan come to mind....

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: April 20, 2020, 09:53:06 PM »
Conall and myself teamed up. 23/36. I'd like to thank Conall for his correct answer. Well done to Dunloys own famous quiz master himself  Vincent Rainey from Quiz Fortune.

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: April 20, 2020, 07:34:12 PM »
Anybody for the Saffron Gael quiz starting here at 8pm. Darren Mc Keown is odds on according to Paddy Power.

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: April 15, 2020, 10:33:34 PM »
That's shocking. Paddy will be remembered as a true gentleman. God rest his soul.

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: April 04, 2020, 11:17:16 AM »
Truer words have never been spoken Rossfan.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Who's your GAA cult hero?
« on: March 31, 2020, 06:54:48 PM »
It's been a while since I heard John Corvans name mentioned. Class act, did he go to Australia or somewhere? Score Machine!

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They'll probably give it away for free! They're like that lol.

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Thanks MR but I have decided not to get any more involved other than to gladly pass on a few details for free. Just pm me your details and I'll fire you off the paperwork first for a look and enclose the contact details of the company in UK and if you go ahead or not, that's your call.

My feeling is that this product may go on general release in big chemists in a week or so, but atm a week is a long time if you need to know earlier. Do what you think is best.

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: March 30, 2020, 07:51:03 PM »
It meets the approval of the European Commissioners Certification TUV SUD which is apparently the most stringent specification. Also a CE certificate as well. The paperwork is legit...say what I like about the boss but he wouldn't be buying anything unless it's got all the back up, even more do because it's not his core business.

He acted early but my fear for him and this is genuine is that the govt is on his tail with a couple of million test kits which may be for front line NHS and I'd hazard a guess (I'm as blind on this as anyone else by the way) that the big chemist groups will be getting access to the same or similar in the near future too.

In which case the bosses enterprise could completely backfire. That's the chance he took. Some say fair play if he makes a couple of hundred grand (as long as he wasnt too greedy seems to be the general opinion) and likewise no one will have any sympathy if he loses the lot..

Hes got a bigger set than me, good luck to him.if it actually does save a few lives, how can anyone put a price on that.

I've decided not to get too involved in this, I do see Gallsmans point to some extent even though most here disagree...that's what this discussion forum is about after all. Doesn't make someone right and someone wrong!

If anyone contacts me I'm happy to pass on a few details for free. If that saves one life it will be more than worth doing...it will be a privilege. PM if interested and I'll WhatsApp the info I have...if you want to make direct contact with the team in UK after that, work away!

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: March 30, 2020, 06:52:33 PM »
Are you insinuating in any way that there will be any doubtful financial practice going on?? The company behind this is fully regulated,  as a service product VAT will be charged unless you're from ROI.


Give me your opinion on this Gallsman as you are the only single negative voice on this so far! Sorry I'm not on Twitter either.

Let's take  my boss the man who decided weeks ago to purchase these self test kits is looking back on his "enterprise" in a few months when/if things settle down.

He will hopefully have sold 250,000 kits and made netting one pound on each after tax postage employees etc. Of the self assessment kits let's say 1/10 - that's  25 thousand people get a positive diagnosis a week earlier than they normally would, and 1/100 of those who did so (that's 250) lives were saved because not only did they act early, but are well slept well got their immune systems strong, avoided absolutely everyone, etc, etc.

I'd say this particular businessman acted wisely and with decent morality and in not only keeping his company viable going forward played a big part in saving 250 people.

Do you think those 250 people and their families will think he was profiteering by making netting 1 out of each sale????

Just saying I think you're very quick assumption on the matter is on the wrong side of opinion here Gallsman.

Having said that I'm still prob not going to get involved...might pass on a lead or two that's about it.


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