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General discussion / Re: Death Notices
« on: April 08, 2019, 09:12:13 AM »
Anything to Eugene Young? Ulster GAA coaching leader

GAA Discussion / Re: New Jerseys?
« on: January 25, 2019, 03:34:09 PM »
Pin stripe jersey gone.

That's horrendous.
Sligo one is lovely though.

Can you just picture a 20 stone man with a huge beer belly in that???

GAA Discussion / Re: Money, Dublin and the GAA
« on: January 21, 2019, 09:31:11 AM »
Did the Donegal proposal that teams only get 1 game in Supers 8s at Croke Park get passed??

Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: January 18, 2019, 09:33:08 AM »
What club are you from Farset?

Farset is on the Springfield rd.. so I'm guessing either the Johnnies or Gorts  8)

Or Clonard????? lol

General discussion / Re: The Pimp Your Photography Thread
« on: January 07, 2019, 10:16:32 AM »
An unashamed plug. My kids made this video with their playmobil toys last night and I’m trying to increase their views for them. Have a wee look. Thanks.

Brilliant 10/10

GAA Discussion / Re: 2018 Ulster Club Minor Tournament
« on: December 21, 2018, 09:41:12 AM »
I think anyone who hasn't been up to St Paul's for a few years would be impressed by the improvement in facilities. There is a new terraced area for supporters which is really excellent, much better than before, no grassy banks any more, all concreted with shops, barriers, fencing, etc. There is also a new first-class all-weather warm-up area for teams, plus the pitch surface is vastly improved. The club will admit themselves that the pitch was a weak point in years gone by but they have worked very hard on it, plus several games have been played this year at Colaiste Feirste which is one of the best GAA facilities I have seen, both for spectators and players. In every interview, players and managers talk about the honour and excitement of playing in the Tournament, whether they are new to it, like Inniskeen last Sunday, or Bellaghy who are trying to emulate their previous generation who won it in the 1990s. It's quite incredible that the competition has been hosted every single year in all sorts of climate, both weather and political, since the early 1980s. The host club members have always stepped up to the plate, whether to clear snow or do umpires or whatever, year in year out, giving up their Boxing Day and New Year's Day. The tournament has also inspired an U-16 version in Dromore and an U-21 version in Creggan. But at the end of the day it's up to the players and clubs to take part or not, and every year they come from all parts of Ulster. In 2012, Kilcar left home at 6am to play and an unknown Paddy McBrearty banged in a great goal. 9 months later Paddy won the Sam Maguire. Not that it's all about winning. In fact, Kilcar lost that day. I do recall the Final where the presentation was made in awful conditions a few years ago, but that can happen and of course it is worse when you lose, but it is custom for losing teams to watch the presentation, no matter what the weather is. Half an hour later, everyone was sat down enjoying a 3-course meal in the clubhouse. By the way, it is an official competition, sanctioned by Ulster Council.
A quare spake, Mary. Maith thú!

Here Here!!

GAA Discussion / Re: 2018 Ulster Club Minor Tournament
« on: December 18, 2018, 11:05:37 AM »
Not at all. Fact is it’s a meaningless competition which is really badly run at a venue and time which are both totally unsuitable. I remember when our team lost in the final they were put out of the dressing room and  made stand out in a sleet storm to watch the presentation. Some of the lads were just in their football socks. It was shocking. Obviously you guys are on a high cos you’re still in it, and good luck to you. It’s many years since we were there and I still remember it vividly so awful was it.

Better luck next year!

Excellent lad, well done

GAA Discussion / Re: McKenna Cup 2019
« on: December 06, 2018, 03:28:26 PM »
who are they playing on the 15th and where?

General discussion / Re: Belfast
« on: November 27, 2018, 01:44:07 PM »
Great thread, some good memories.

From the 04-08 vintage.

Someone mentioned The Egg there, not a great spot at all I'm afraid - Tonic Wine from the Optics....a crater on the actual floor of the bar. Dodgy Combo.

Temps.....Not a many turned it down at 0300. Esperantos....dear me, some feast of whatever that actually was....

No idea why Renshaws closed, it was a money magnet - but I think it bore the brunt of a lot of the antics around that time, it was at it's height one night the Holylands went a bit mad after a BBC documentary, if I mind right Alex Maskey was on top of a car pleading for calm....obviously he was shook off it. Mess altogether. Things were pretty messy at that time. St Patricks day was a disgrace for all of my time there. I didn't bother going down for it in final year.

Skye £1 a drink was a bit of mess too. Great craic if you could get in and rightly tanked.

Do the Hatfield still slip out the old carry outs after hours? Used to be a great laugh at the time getting a carry out before a night out and then going to Hatfeld to get a carry out for the end of the night. Looking back now - slightly embarrassing.

Haven't been down in that part of Belfast in a lifetime - surprised Laverys is now the go to spot, wouldn't have phoned it back in the day.

yep still do, have availed of this service recently

General discussion / Re: Belfast
« on: November 27, 2018, 01:42:23 PM »
For some reason escaping me then and now The Elms was the place to go on a Thursday night, Blackthorn playing the same old dirge (badly) week in week out in a sweat box of a bar and fierce hard to pick up in.

I liked the old upstairs in the Bot with the bar in the middle, the dancefloor with the low roof, fair old craic in there most nights.
If you were refused entry then the Egg got a turn but it was slightly a classier joint back then and if the horn was really on then the Welly Park was the place to go for the older ladies who were looking a bit of company for the night.

Bob Cratchetts was some spot on the Monday night after the nurses got paid, fierce talent, looking to snare themselves a Doctor, so lies had to be told but the best I ever saw was two lads from home, one a farmer and the other a brickie telling these two they were a dentist and a Solicitor and the hands like shovels with ground in dirt. Worked for one, but not the other..
The Hatfield back then was only frequented by the locals and any strange faces were given a quare look, but that was not long after the Sean Grahams shootings. I remember the night the Ballynafeigh band and lodge were first refused entry over the bridge by the RUC, loads of students appeared out from the Holylands watching on the embankment. Turbulent times.

Grub wise Spuds was the first port of call rudely interrupted by the advent of McDonalds across the road but once that novelty wore off it was back to Spuds.
Abacus was a mighty chinese, but a treat as it was dear enough but Mama Mia pizza's on the Lisburn road was a staple diet, £270 for a 12" marguerita and 30p a topping thereafter.

That **** "Barry" and his rip off shop.....

there's a reason you could'nt pick up

General discussion / Re: Things that make you go What the F**k?
« on: November 14, 2018, 01:42:26 PM »
My own club’s crest has “Crom Abú” attached to it.

many moons ago, while waiting for a teacher to turn up in secondary school, myself and a fellow Rossa man looked up the meaning to the club motto, all we could find was that its an ancient Irish battle-cry, totally different from the direct translation  ::)

« on: November 12, 2018, 09:47:24 AM »
Whats the damage to Graffin? Will he be available for the semi-final?

« on: November 09, 2018, 02:11:38 PM »
Kevin Ryan has declined the Antrim hurling manager's position via his Twitter feed

Anyone else surprised by the selection committee?

On the juvenile structures, for the younger ones would it not make sense for NA to line up with primary school classes like everyone else seems to be doing?

who is on the selection committee?

General discussion / Re: Fionn's Caption Comp 9/11/18 - Back 2 The Backstop
« on: November 09, 2018, 09:35:42 AM »
"Theresa May said what????"

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