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General discussion / Re: Running
« on: September 13, 2019, 03:12:53 PM »
No, training dates and times are consistent, possibly my food and hydration has not been, but shouldn't cause the head fluster I have experienced this week!

Wiser men than me here but I would say diet and hydration could have a huge impact, and sleep too (although I wouln't have thought it would manifest itself at only 10 mile). I would imagine taking a training day off wouldn't go a great degree of harm.

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General discussion / Re: Running
« on: September 13, 2019, 02:24:03 PM »
Need some help. Training for Dublin marathon and this week Iíve hit a bit of a wall. Every mile Iíve ran feels like a battle, a 10 mile steady run tonight was cut short to 7 miles and felt like every step was gonna be my last. My head is losing the battle and the body is sluggish. Iím a fairly competent runner: ran my first marathon last year and have been going well up to this week. Can anyone recommend any podcasts or books specifically aimed at marathon training to help me regain some focus and more importantly give me a boot in the arse!

Out of interest have you changed the time of day you train compared to the previous marathon? This is my first time training in the evenings and it has been a torture from day one, add in to that a lack of time has meant the first 6+ weeks were hit and miss for me getting out, have finally got some degree of momentum now but it is going to be a case of getting it done rather than a target time!

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: September 10, 2019, 03:04:30 PM »
Cuan let it go. Most people know that after Kilcoo Gaelic is not taking seriously enough in east down. You just need to look at the clubs competing in semi finals year in fear out at u derange. Kilcoo Clonduff CPN Burren Mayobridge Ballyholland. Iíll give you Carryduff are going well to at present. But can you really say underage clubs in east down are putting in the proper work? Yes you will always get a senior team who gets a good few years like Loughinisland but at underage they are no where to be seen. I agree Ballykinlar needs to the our centre of excellence but everyone knows itís all happening in south down

I and I'm sure plenty other take great offence at this as a member of an east Down club involved in underage coaching. This east/south argument is a nonsense started by a wum but that comment is out of order in relation to any club, every club in Down have volunteers putting hours in to developing the youth otherwise they wouldn't exist.

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General discussion / Re: building a house
« on: August 21, 2019, 02:44:33 PM »
I am just about to start a self build, long road ahead. Was wondering would anybody who has done similar recently have any supplier recommendations, I am particularly interested in the following;

- Structural steel
- Insulation (all Kingspan spec but wondering who is the alternative, at least to keep them honest)
- Doors & windows
- Roof slates
- Hollowcore flooring

Would be interested in price and service/quality recommendations.

I am in the south Down area but would give anyone a shout.

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General discussion / Re: Fťile an Phobail - 20 Years on
« on: August 02, 2019, 08:57:08 AM »
Resurrecting a very old thread...

Heading to the Conlon fight Saturday night. Any westies able to advise on best place to park?

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General discussion / Re: Things that make you go What the F**k?
« on: May 25, 2019, 12:32:03 PM »
Significant twist this morning. https://m.independent.ie/irish-news/courts/td-bailey-ran-10km-race-three-weeks-after-swing-fall-38146778.html

Well Iíve no sympathy for her being vilified then. This sort of shit is what causes the kick back against the thousands of legitimate claims that are dealt with year on year. She deserves all the criticism she is getting. This does not take away from my main point though.

Setting aside the recent development, would you consider this a legitimate claim, (while conceding you may not have all the detai)l? Surely the duty of care should start with the individual, Christ she was on a swing!! And while this may be a particularly extreme case do people no longer take responsibility for their own actions. In the instance of the soft play areas, I listened to an owner on Matt Cooper who provided some examples of claims which were in my view the parents taking advantage of the situation (and these were not life long or life changing injuries). As someone who works in the field have you seen an increase in business? I would also agree that insurance companies are using the narrative to their advantage.

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General discussion / Re: Lurgan
« on: May 24, 2019, 04:40:08 PM »
I was supposed to get the keys to my new house in Lurgan today.

The developer pulled out on Wednesday and is not going to sell us the house.  Our mortgage was drawn down and everything, we have furniture bought.

If any of you Lurgan ones know anyone buying a new-build house in or around Solitude/Kilmore Road, tell them to speak to me first about the developer.  Happy to spread the word about our horrific experience. 

Or if you know anyone selling a nice house in the area, let me know.  Need somewhere to live as I've paid the golf club fees for the year already...

Sent you a PM there Rois.

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GAA Discussion / Re: That One Day - Tommy Bowe Documentary.
« on: May 17, 2019, 11:09:38 AM »
Tommy's accent hasn't been totally D4 rinsed.
He looks fit enough, I wonder could he do a job in midfield for Monaghan?

Wasn't he a midfielder for the minors at 16 before he fully committed to the rugby? He'd be a good addition even now considering our midfield options for the weekend.

Sure he could line out for Emyvale again and give it a lash and see how he goes!!!

He lives in belfast doesnt he - be an option for the saffrons

Maybe the Bredagh lads could tap him up, he'd be in the right company there and Down are lacking at middle of the field!

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General discussion / Re: building a house
« on: March 04, 2019, 01:37:11 PM »
Has anyone ever bought houseplans online or is it best to go through a local architect?

Assume it is more expensive to go local?

I pulled a set of plans from the internet and passed them to an architect friend to draw up. Don't do it. I have been back through planning twice as what I had used didn't suit the site, my advise would be to get a good architect with experience of the specific type of build you are looking for.

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General discussion / Re: FAO Walt Jabsco
« on: November 28, 2018, 12:18:58 PM »
Let me know if you boys are planning a recce of the Christmas Cracker in December.  I signed up in a moment of madness after swearing blind I'd never do it again!  No way could it be as brutal as last year, could it???

I done that last year it was worse than hell parts of that course ground like a bog in parts!

I hear rumours this years is solely confined to the park due to the costs required for running on public roads. Missed last years and will miss this years due to wedding anniversary, pity as would do a lot of my running in the park

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: November 07, 2018, 04:43:26 PM »
Did Liatroim not win an Ulster title at intermediate or at least come very close to it way back at the inception of the competition when they had Doyle and McCrickard and McCartan etc just burst onto the scene.

Before Warrenpoints Ulster title success didnt they also lose an Ulster Final in Extra time to eventual AI Winners?

The same day i think Kilcoo were pipped by Cross maybe. A final remembered unfortunately for alleged reacist comments to a player.

Yep, first year of it and no All Ireland series at the time. 1998 as per Maiden's link - same year that we beat Kilcoo in both intermediate final and division 2 league final...how times have changed!

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General discussion / Re: Running
« on: October 22, 2018, 11:36:42 AM »
Best of luck to ye all doing it. Had signed up but wee lad arrived in July which scuppered any plans I had of training and having experienced last year after a full training plan complete there is no way I would show up half cooked!!

Bit of advice; one of the lads I done it with last year got 3 of us T-Shirts done up (were raising money for charity in memory of his sister), anyway, he had our names put on the front of them, brilliant job, plenty of encouragement the whole way round!

Done Paris and Dublin last year and the crowd in Dublin was 100 times better, great marathon and disappointed I won't be there next week, just managing to get back doing a bit now that the wee lad is sleeping through the night!

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GAA Discussion / Re: Old outfield players still plugging away?
« on: August 28, 2018, 09:04:28 AM »
Ryan McCloskey must be 35/36 at this stage. He's been around since I was young. Which was long ago.

Was chatting to Ronan Murtagh last week in Ballyholland and it would seem that of the Down All Ireland minor team of 99, he's the only one still playing club football still, though Benny the legend has the occasional stab at it between injuries.

A young man's game.

Wobbler, Liam Doyle still playing well for Liatroim, as is John Clarke for his new club St Johns! I'm not sure if there's any others still playing.

A year on and both were on opposing sides last night in the championship.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Rule Change Needed to Stop Puke Keep-Ball
« on: July 16, 2018, 10:51:13 PM »
In my opinion what's wrong is the competition rules, not the games rules. The reason we had so many shit games before the 'super 8s' was because too many of those games had 2 teams at differing levels, and the reason the first week of the 'super 8s' were so bad is because it is not a knock out, in relation to Donegal Dublin, there is no way Donegal would have allowed Dublin play keep ball for 15 min if a defer meant their summer was over, they would have been forced to come out and take a man each, if they have designs on winning an AI (or if anyone has for that matter) they'd want to be fit enough to force a turn over. The next 2 weeks I would anticipate more competitive fare.

Failing that once the the coverage right come up again as available to the wireless only.

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Down / Re: Down New manager
« on: July 05, 2018, 03:12:48 PM »
define success if you will

I was interested in this also, I have no particular opinion on the person and am just interested in what he has achieved as a manager.

Imo a manger differs significantly from a coach, as does the skill set required for each.

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