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General discussion / Re: TV Show recommendations
« on: November 17, 2018, 03:51:52 PM »
In line with discussion about well received series that you have certain level of expectation from, have just finished first series of Prison Break and was a real struggle to complete. Poor acting, far fetched, thinly written and very few credible characters even. Unlikely to continue but interested if others think it improves or is it "not for me"!
First 2 seasons of Prison Break were excellent imo. Got bit silly then but I still watched it. The new season that came out last year was brutal.

GAA Discussion / Re: New Jerseys?
« on: November 15, 2018, 08:58:31 PM »
Would be a nice jersey only for that sponsor.

General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« on: November 15, 2018, 08:34:32 PM »
What an awful half of football. Dreadful.

General discussion / Re: Death Notices
« on: November 15, 2018, 01:50:34 PM »
Sonny Knowles.

General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: November 14, 2018, 01:40:47 PM »
It's an awful pity he wasn't sacked back then  ;D

General discussion / Re: European Leagues.
« on: November 11, 2018, 10:41:50 PM »
Not European I know but did anyone else watch the Copa Libertadores Final 1st leg tonight between Boca Juniors and River Plate?
Some atmosphere,decent enough game also.

General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: November 11, 2018, 07:08:04 PM »
Top of the league... for now  ;D

Supporting Everton and United now. Feels wrong.

Fair play to Everton. Should have known better than think United would get something from City. Useless shower.

It's going to be very hard to keep pace with City all season.
I know they weren't up against much today but they look unstoppable.

General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: November 11, 2018, 01:57:48 PM »
Bit of a borefest that. 3 points though, poor first half but very comfortable once the Shaq scored.
Hopefully City's noisy neighbours do us a favour later on today, and our own noisy neighbours do us a favour against Chelsea.

General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: November 06, 2018, 07:49:11 PM »
Wouldn't have scored if they were there for another hour. They were all poor tonight. Lallana is a useless cnut and offers nothing anymore.
A draw in the other game would do nicely now as it would still leave us top of the group I think.
Last game against Napoli will probably be a winner takes all game.

General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: November 06, 2018, 06:51:53 PM »
Liverpool had no attempts on goal in that half!  :-\

A draw would still be a disaster!
2-0 down at half time...a draw would not be a disaster.

General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: November 06, 2018, 06:46:44 PM »
Well that was a bit of a shite first half.
Would settle for a draw right now.

Never knew so many Ulster Football games are considered as famous Irish sporting moments...

Melbourne - Ronnie Delaney

General discussion / Re: Running
« on: October 30, 2018, 10:21:13 AM »
First marathon completed and a huge itch scratched!

I have to say it really was a fantastic experience. I trained towards a 3.30 time and finished in 3.25. I felt fairly comfortable throughout and had a plan to keep it nice and steady until I got over that infamous hill and then push a little harder for home and I stuck to the plan. Enjoyed the last 3 miles despite a bit of cramp that took about 20 seconds to stretch out. Once I saw the finish line in sight and knew my 3.30 target was safe I eased off and soaked up the atmosphere which was unbelievable! Managed to stop for a hug with the family near the end and that started the tears, it was an emotional moment.

The event itself is a credit to all those involved in making it happen. From the expo to the finish line and beyond, everyone I encountered had a smile and a word of encouragement and the support along the route was incredible. Well done to everyone else here who made the start line, hope you all got around it ok.
Well done and fair play,delighted you enjoyed it and a great time also,you'll be back next year!The support gets better every year in Dublin. The last mile is incredible.
Things didn't go according to plan for me,had trained very well and everything pointed towards a sub 4hr Marathon and I was very confident but I unexpectedly cramped badly around half way and it was a bit of a death march from then on. I finished it though and will be back next year.The wife and kids were waiting for me at mile 21 on the Clonskeagh Road and it was great seeing them as I was in a world of pain at that stage.

Don't understand the cramping at all as it never happens in training,and the last time I cramped was in my last Marathon in 2016.
I did an 18 mile Marathon Pace run(9min/mile) about 5 weeks ago and flew through it and 3 weeks ago I did a 20mile run with the final 10 miles at Marathon pace and finished it feeling very fresh and could have ran further. Sunday was just one of those days I suppose,was disappointing but not the end of the world.

Kudos also to formerly of this parish Bingo who finished in an incredible 2:52,he gave me great advice before it and had nice words for me afterwards.

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