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I am Big Apple Orchards in for this season

General discussion / Re: The Official Golf Thread
« on: July 30, 2019, 09:24:10 PM »
The WGC tournaments were supposed to be a joint venture of all the golf tours, it seems in this case that the date decision was driven by the US PGA.

General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: July 24, 2019, 02:56:20 PM »
He is going to screw someone over. Either he screws the dup or there’s a hard border. I could see him putting up the hard border though hope I am wrong.
The border infrastructure Will be more important for the ROI / EU in a no deal situation, the UK won't have to protect the integrity of the EU Single market as they will be outside of it. Unless ROI sends their undesirables across the border a la Castro in Scarface the UK will definitely have a more relaxed attitude to the border than the ROI/EU.

If the slowdowns occur when you are traveling south on the A1/M1 rather than north it will be easy for the UK to say that the hard border is all the EU's fault.

General discussion / Re: The Cricket thread
« on: July 24, 2019, 01:51:19 PM »
85 is England's highest ever total in a Test match against Ireland

General discussion / Re: Portrush gets the Open
« on: July 22, 2019, 08:18:44 PM »

Fields of Athenry, Claret jug in one hand, pint in the other.

The U19 team has made it to the semi finals of the European Championship

next up Portugal, Spain and France in the other semi.

General discussion / Re: Portrush gets the Open
« on: July 22, 2019, 02:25:08 PM »
He put a fantastic post up on Instagram about Lowry.

Haters gonna hate.

General discussion / Re: Portrush gets the Open
« on: July 19, 2019, 08:13:35 PM »
I thought than within 10 of the lead was also a criteria for the cut but apparently that is only for the Masters.

General discussion / Re: Portrush gets the Open
« on: July 19, 2019, 05:01:56 PM »

General discussion / Re: 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing
« on: July 19, 2019, 04:35:17 PM »
Very interested in this.

I am currently watching a three part documentary series on PBS which goes into the whole program in great detail, starting from Sputnik and the annexation of all those Nazi rocket scientists by the US and the Soviets, up through the Mercury and Gemini programmes which led into Apollo. For instance, I was not previous aware that Von Braun, the leader of the whole program in the US, was the same man who led the development of the V2 rocket for the Nazis. A lot of fascinating detail on the astronauts themselves, and stuff you would never think about like why is the NASA control centre in Houston (it was because the House committee chairman who controlled the purse strings insisted it be built in his district!). Footage of JFK talking about pulling the plug on the whole thing due to the cost and his personal lack of interest in the space programme. And interesting titbits like the fact that on Apollo 8, the first mission to actually go out to the moon and back (they didn't land), Frank Borman got sick and vomited and diarrhaead everywhere all over the interior of the astronaut module. They eventually got it cleaned up, but can you imagine travelling in those cramped conditions with that shit (literally!) floating around everywhere. They also show the intense public interest in the astronauts themselves and how NASA exploited that. On that same Apollo 8 mission, the news programmes were stationed in the homes of the wives, and had cameras stuck in their faces as they went through the agony of watching their husbands take off from Florida on the tip of basically giant ICBMs and later disappear behind the moon, something no one had ever done before.

Chasing the Moon

There are a few other shows on PBS as well for the 50th anniversary
Back to the Moon
8 Days: To the Moon and Back

I have recorded Chasing the Moon and am watching it with my son, we are about half way through, pretty good so far

GAA Discussion / Re: Closets gaa clubs
« on: July 12, 2019, 06:42:09 PM »
Carrickcruppen and Shane O'Neills in Camlough are fairly close.

GAA Discussion / Re: The untapped global potential of Gaelic games
« on: July 11, 2019, 09:53:11 PM »
Argentinian ESPN! That would explain it. Thanks.


The talented James Carr, from Mayo, scored an incredible goal against Galway in the Gaelic Football Championship in Ireland. A sport that has its roots in that nation.

General discussion / Re: INSURANCE
« on: July 09, 2019, 06:21:15 PM »
Is there much competition between insurance firms?

If you were to shop around could you find any significantly lower prices?

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