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General discussion / Re: The Cricket thread
« on: July 17, 2019, 09:44:17 PM »
Any sign of T20 cricket catching on outside of India? I hear they have it in England now. I wouldn't be opposed to going to a game myself if I was in the area. Sounds more like baseball in getting a game played in a single evening.

General discussion / Re: The Official Daddies Club
« on: July 17, 2019, 09:41:21 PM »
Finally got round to it Eamonn eh ;-)
Well done

Thon pumping is no craic...... not sure if it is a thing at home so much as women can get the full year and/or the breast feeding is quite as big o thing as in the states.

Ha! Better late than never, Joe!

General discussion / Re: The Official Daddies Club
« on: July 17, 2019, 08:37:34 PM »
Cheers for all the advice. I honestly haven't a clue what to do with babies. Never been around them much at all. The first two months sound frightening now that it's up here in front of me.

Was daunting for me too, but once you get underway it's not that bad.

My wife breastfeeds our 5-month old daughter, has fed her nothing else. She went back to work a few weeks ago and pumps throughout the day, bringing milk home.

I've inadvertently become the milk monitor. I make up the bottles at night and get her clean pumping bottles ready. The next day I make sure she has everything before she goes to work. We have a morning checklist on the wall and I make her go through it, making sure she has everything from her phone [she's notorious for forgetting her phone] to her work badge, the pumping bottles, everything. I pack the pumped milk in the cool bag and drop the wee one off at daycare. Occasionally the missus drops her off, but it's more convenient for me since our daycare is only a few blocks from my work.

We're quite lucky in that our daughter started sleeping through the night after she was about a month or two old. I think the breastfeeding had a lot to do with it, and we're quite rigid in our routine. As soon as the clock strikes 7:30pm I get the bath ready and bathe her, the wife feeds her on the boob for a top-up before bedtime, then we shut her in her room and she usually goes to sleep fairly quickly. In the beginning we let her cry it out for about ten minutes before deciding there was something actually wrong with her (usually still hungry) and feed her again before putting her down again.

At first we were writing everything down and recording exactly when she ate, peed and pooped, but eventually you develop an instinct for it. The daycare people are very good about documenting all her activities, so when we pick her up we know exactly when to feed her and how likely it is she needs changed.

Can you get nappy service where you are? We have diaper service here and it's a godsend. We were doing cloth diapers at first but the company lost their lease on the cleaning facility (probably overwhelming the city's sewer system) so now we do compostables. But it's very handy having the soiled ones picked up and the clean ones dropped off at our door. Shame about the cloth diapers being discontinued, they say it makes toilet training easier when that time comes.

But as I say, it seems like a lot to remember at first but you soon get the hang of it. Just take one task at a time. Best of luck!

General discussion / Re: The Cricket thread
« on: July 17, 2019, 06:27:02 PM »
Do the English make a big deal about the Cricket World Cup or is it still all about the Ashes? The World Cup started in 1975 but the Ashes has been going since about 1877 when the first test match was played.

It strikes me as similar to how the Six Nations (started in 1883) seems to be the competition with all the history, whereas the Rugby World Cup (started in 1987) doesn't seem to set the place alight as much. Just my impression.

Paul Flynn of Waterford sneaked in a nice goal in the Munster hurling final years back. He was taking a free and the defenders were having a chat on the goal line expecting him to lob it over the bar. He fired it at the corner of the net and in it went. Always a nice surprise when that sort of thing happens, but it was risky too. A point was there for the taking and his shot could have been stopped altogether. It's the classic bird-in-hand-worth-two-in-a-bush dilemma.

A lot depends on how the run of play is going. If your team is about 4 points down in the early second half and hasn't scored in the last ten minutes, a goal can really turn things around for the spirit of the team. They say a goal is worth more than three points by the time you factor in the psychology of it.

GAA Discussion / Re: The untapped global potential of Gaelic games
« on: July 11, 2019, 06:07:32 PM »
Argentinian ESPN! That would explain it. Thanks.
Marca in Spain also were mentioning it on twitter and the website

Thanks, Munch. That would explain the traffic from Spain. My Spanish language video typically gets 80 to 100 views a day, but it jumped to 3,000 on Sunday, 5,600 on Monday, 6,200 on Tuesday, and dropped off to 3,000 yesterday.

The English version usually gets about 800 views per day, but it's also seen a spike in the last few days, peaking at 14,000 on Monday.

GAA Discussion / Re: The untapped global potential of Gaelic games
« on: July 11, 2019, 05:35:31 AM »
Argentinian ESPN! That would explain it. Thanks.

GAA Discussion / Re: The untapped global potential of Gaelic games
« on: July 11, 2019, 05:04:20 AM »
The GAA's tweet has a lot of Spanish language comments on it, many people asking what the sport is. I wonder how this got started.

GAA Discussion / Re: The untapped global potential of Gaelic games
« on: July 10, 2019, 11:56:51 PM »
Is anyone here based in Argentina or anywhere else in South America? I ask because my Spanish language translation of my Gaelic football informational video has just blown up on Youtube with 25,000 views in the last two days. The majority of traffic is coming from Argentina, followed by Spain, followed by relatively trivial amounts coming from other Spanish speaking countries.

When I see a spike in views I usually look at the traffic source and find that someone has posted a link somewhere like Reddit. That hasn't happened this time, most of the traffic is coming from people going to Youtube and typing in "futbol gaelico" as a search term. Something must have happened down there, the game must have gotten some coverage on TV or something.

General discussion / Re: Devolution
« on: July 10, 2019, 06:48:18 PM »
Seems like Conor McGinn, formerly of here, the driving force behind it.

Amazing what you can do when you have people on your side in Parliament. You'd think the shinners would catch themselves on and take their seats.

GAA Discussion / Re: own point question
« on: July 09, 2019, 12:28:16 AM »
if a goal keeper tips a ball over the bar he cant handle for a point does it go down as an own point or does the player who kicked the ball get awarded the point

I was just wondering if they bring in a ban on the fisted point would a goal keeper tipping the ball over the bar then be considered a 45 or a point?

And an even more farcical hypothetical would be if a defender or a goalie is in trouble in front of their own goal and fist the ball over the bar is that a 45 or a point?

So if I'm taking a penalty and it slips through the keeper's hands and into the net, the goal doesn't count? A 45 is awarded?

General discussion / Re: Lurgan
« on: July 08, 2019, 07:59:07 PM »
What about that bar that was burned? The roof was still missing from that building last time I looked. And there was another missing tooth up the street where the old Stereovision used to be, another gap in the buildings. Awful looking.

General discussion / Re: LA Earthquake
« on: July 08, 2019, 06:23:27 PM »
I remember feeling a little cluster of them in San Francisco years ago, there was a few within a couple of days of each other. Nothing major though, just the usual sharp little jolts that are over by the time you've noticed them. A lot of the time I don't feel them because I'm in the car.

General discussion / Re: Lurgan
« on: July 08, 2019, 06:19:54 PM »
Where's the new ice cream parlour? I hear they closed the Carnegie St. cafe.

General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: July 03, 2019, 07:27:25 PM »
If the media isn't going to call them concentration camps, they can at least call them detention camps. Enough of this "facilities" and "centers" rubbish.

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