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General discussion / The Toughest Trade
« on: February 17, 2015, 01:27:03 PM »
FORMER Spurs and England midfielder David Bentley had his first taste of Gaelic football training with legendary Armagh club Crossmaglen Rangers last night.

Armagh star Aaron Kernan is travelling to train and play with Sunderland FC on Thursday in a new 'trading places' television documentary linked to the AIB All-Ireland club championship.

Kilkenny hurling star Jackie Tyrell and  Kernan are both doing week-long swaps with professional athletes in America and Britain for the TV3 show called 'The Toughest Trade', which aims to compare the lives of amateur gaelic players with professional athletes.

Tyrell is going to Florida over the next fortnight to train and play with a Major League Baseball team in a direct swap with former MLB catcher Brian Schneider.


Schneider, who has played for the New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies and Washington Nationals during his professional baseball career, is coming to Kilkenny to play with Tyrell's club James Stephen's and also to do his day-job as a sales rep with Glanbia.

Kernan is swapping roles with Bentley who arrived in Crossmaglen at lunchtime on Monday.

He went straight into a training session and today the former Spurs and Blackburn players is in Belfast, working in Kernan's property and letting business, before returning for another 8pm session with the club.

The former soccer star, once valued at £15m and with such crossing ability that he was compared to David Beckham, will have to be a quick learner as he's going to play in a challenge match against Cross' local rivals Silverbridge on Wednesday night.

Bentley, who lives in Marbella, retired from soccer in 2014 saying he had fallen out of love with the game so it remains to be seen if the rigours of training and playing gaelic football with one of the greatest clubs in modern gaelic will help him rediscover his sporting passion.

Kernan was once watched by Spurs scouts when he played underage soccer in Dundalk's youth academy but he concentrated on Gaelic football from his mid-teens.

The 31-year-old retired from inter-county football last Winter, having amassed seven Ulster and three All-Ireland club titles, as well as an All-Ireland senior medal with the Orchard county.

"The boys were really impressed with how he dealt with a typical pre-season training session on the third pitch last night," Kernan said of Bentley's introduction to the joys of gaelic training.

"I think he came through it well and certainly enjoyed the camaraderie with all the boys, it's caused great excitement around the town.

"I'm thinking with his striking skills that he'll be a corner-forward, I can't see him coming in as corner-back," Kernan quipped.

The programme, called 'The Toughest Trade', will air on TV3 on March 9, ahead of the AIB All-Ireland Club finals on St Patrick's Day.



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General discussion / Registered Childminder NI
« on: December 09, 2014, 04:56:01 PM »
Are any of you, your family or partners a registered child minder within NI.

My wife has a degree in Early Years and we have been toying with the idea of her opening our house and becoming a registered minder.

I was reading up there but would like the real man's view on it.
We have a child (2) and one on the way- would that mean my wife would only be able to take on 3 other children over the age of 3?
Cost of insurance?
Modifications to house?- Ours is a new build. There would be certain area's of the house that we could restrict access during working hours and outside we have fences, a lawn and a gate.

What is the daily rate for a child under 4 (all day) and a over 4 (under 12- outside school hours)


Above might be a bit waffley.

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General discussion / What's your earliest memory of the GAAboard?
« on: November 06, 2014, 03:35:28 PM »
I was a lurker for a long time reading old threads. Only really signed up to advise people to go for the heart screening when it showed up that I had a defect.

Earliest thread's I can remember was the hardstation being banned thread:
http://gaaboard.com/board/index.php?topic=10030.0

Also bought westlife tickets for Croke Park off a  gaaboard poster.  8)  :-[

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General discussion / The Official Daddies Club
« on: July 09, 2014, 09:02:06 AM »
I haven't seen a daddies/parents thread on here- if I have missed it let me know and I will delete.

My little girl is 17 months old now- she was a great sleeper until the last two weeks, went to her own cot and stayed there all night- she is getting her back teeth and its very sore on her at night. Using salts, gel and paracetamol etc. She now screeches when you leave her down in the cot- wants out won't lie down- no comforting her- screeches when you go to leave the room- it's like she is scared- happened all of a sudden. Whenever we do get her to sleep she usually wakes about 2 O'Clock to the same scenario.
 She's been in our bed this last two weeks now-something I hate but at that time of the morning anything for peace. Mrs chalks it all down to teeth but I have my doubts that after this phase of teething that she will revert back to normal.

Anyone experience anything similar? We have people coming around tonight and they will be there through her bedtime. I am planning to have to go out for something and take her in the car where she will fall asleep.

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General discussion / TARRED
« on: April 03, 2014, 03:58:22 PM »
Anyone got any tarring around their house done recently? What are the prices like? Have a fairly hefty area to cover.

Someone has also advised me that coloured concrete 'is a good owl job'. Any thoughts.

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General discussion / Hole In The Wall Gang
« on: March 27, 2014, 08:41:15 AM »
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A telescopic forklift has been used in an early morning raid on a cash machine in Donaghmore. The long armed machine was used to remove the ATM at an Emo service station on the edge of the village on the Pomeroy Road. Police were alerted to the raid at 4am this morning (Wednesday), arriving on the scene at 5am and sealing it off. The forklift, which was armed with two prongs, was found close by on the Gortnagola Road, which links Donaghmore with Galbally. Local SDLP Councillor Jim Cavanagh said people will be “shocked at hearing what happened in such a quiet, rural area”. Appealing for anyone with information to contact police, he said, “This lawlessness has to be combated, not just by the police but the entire community.” - See more at: http://ulsterherald.com/2014/03/26/digger-used-in-donaghmore-atm-raid/#sthash.ggvUAQlX.dpuf

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A ‘significant amount’ of money has been stolen from a Tesco cash machine after thieves dug a 50ft tunnel to gain access to it.

Officers believe the thieves may have spent a number of months digging the tunnel because of the amount of planning involved and the complex nature of the underground structure.

The theft occurred at 6am last Friday at the Liverpool Road Tesco Express in Eccles, Greater Manchester, and police are now appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

The tunnel was dug under nearby wasteland before thieves gained access to the Tesco (Picture: Greater Manchester Police)
The tunnel was dug under nearby wasteland before thieves gained access to the Tesco store (Picture: Greater Manchester Police)
‘These people had obviously spent a long time plotting this crime and I doubt they would have been able to keep their plans secret for all that time, without telling others about their elaborate scheme,’ explained DS Mark Toker.

Thieves tunnelled under nearby wasteland and took cash boxes from the shop before escaping back down the tunnel.

‘The offenders must have spent long periods of time in the area over the last few months, which people may have noticed,’ said DS Toker.

Police are appealing for anyone who may have seen people 'covered in soil' in the area (Picture: Greater Manchester Police)
Police are appealing for anyone who may have seen people ‘covered in soil’ in the area over the past few months (Picture: Greater Manchester Police)
‘You may have seen people acting suspiciously on Friday night, possibly covered in soil.’

Similar tunnel burglaries have occurred in the Greater Manchester area in the past with the perpetrators dubbed the ‘mole gang’ – although police have not confirmed if this latest incident is linked.

How much would be in an ATM?

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General discussion / T Fearon
« on: January 13, 2014, 11:39:46 AM »








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General discussion / Board Games
« on: December 05, 2013, 04:24:53 PM »
So the game goes like this.

One person says a line from a song:
Eg
'Top to toe in tailbacks...'



Then the next person comes in with another line of a different song that relates to the previous.
Eg the response to the above could be:
'You've got a fast car I wanna a ticket to anywhere Maybe we make a deal Maybe together we can get somewhere'



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General discussion / Auto Enrolment Pension Scheme
« on: October 30, 2013, 09:31:13 AM »
Any accountants/HR/Payroll Clerks out there?

I am having serious problems trying to set up an Auto Enrolment Pension Scheme.
I was talking to a Financial Advisor who has informed me that a lot of big providers are washing their hands of it due to the amount of administration and legislation surrounding it. It basically isn't profitable enough for the amount of work they have to do.

We have a go live date of 1 April 2014.

Anyone else having this problem?

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