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General discussion / Re: Death Notices
« on: September 09, 2019, 12:00:19 AM »
Irish athlete Craig Lynch has tragically died in a car accident at the age of 29.

Lynch represented his country at the European Championships back in 2016 in the 400m event and was part of the Ireland team that ran in the 2015 World Relay Championships alongside Thomas Barr,  Dara Kervick, Brian Murphy, Brian Gregan and Richard Morrissey.


He also won national indoor 60m title in 2016.

Lynch was a teacher and hailed from Shercock in Co Cavan.

On Sunday night Shercock AC posted on social media: "Following the tragic death of Craig Lynch, one of our most talented athletes, in a car accident last night, our thoughts and sympathies are with his parents, brothers, sisters, daughter, fiancee and all family members, indeed the whole Shercock community at this sad time. Rest in peace Craig."

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General discussion / Re: Movie reccomendations
« on: September 06, 2019, 05:05:36 PM »
That looks epic and for once the trailer doesn't 'spoil' the upcoming movie.

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General discussion / Re: Electric Cars. Real aternative or ego boosters?
« on: September 06, 2019, 05:01:20 PM »
The biggest fear for me would be the repair costs when something goes tits up.

Warranty, then extended warranty if you plan to keep it.

The new Porsche Taycan looks interesting, definitely the best looking EV so far, though still unmistakably a Porsche. The new interiors on the current model range are a huge step forward also.




Yeah I love that Taycan - serious cash over the model S though and would want to see the range in everyday use rather than quoted figures.

I thought the Taycan was going to be priced around the 70k mark, is there not an entry level model? The Turbo S badge is usually the preserve of the best of the road going versions of the 911 range.

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: September 06, 2019, 04:51:52 PM »
Are there any other defunct pitches/schools in Down that could be taken over by Down Gaa, always thought Derrylecka had potential.

Surely a Burren man would know that Derryleckagh floods regularly?

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: September 06, 2019, 04:47:38 PM »
Who owns Ballykinlar or what deal has been done regarding the site?

I seriously doubt any roads in the area will be upgraded, when you look at the state of the rest of the roads in the area any money for road repairs will go to the primary routes. I can't see a road upgrade to a GAA training centre being high up on the list of priorities for the relevant NI infrastructure department.

I've seen a figure of 6 million mentioned as to the overall cost of the project, obviously there will be government grants available and Croke Park will contribute, but how much are Down GAA expected to contribute and where will the money come from, they're not exactly known for their financial prudence.

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General discussion / Re: Electric Cars. Real aternative or ego boosters?
« on: September 04, 2019, 04:29:30 PM »
The biggest fear for me would be the repair costs when something goes tits up.

Warranty, then extended warranty if you plan to keep it.

The new Porsche Taycan looks interesting, definitely the best looking EV so far, though still unmistakably a Porsche. The new interiors on the current model range are a huge step forward also.



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General discussion / Re: GB Car Stickers
« on: September 04, 2019, 04:13:54 PM »
No one with any self respect is putting that sticker on their car.

Unless its part of the MOT. You can fail if your number plate is incorrectly displayed.

But this story is probably on a par with Boris and his prawn cocktail crisps.

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: September 04, 2019, 04:01:59 PM »
Any updates on Ballykinlar? Last update from Kim Jung McAteer was that he had appointed a planning consultant from Derry.
We must have nearly cleared the Burrenbridge debt by now.

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: September 02, 2019, 09:58:36 PM »
Morgan Fuels SFC quarter finals
Kilcoo v Burren
CPN v Longstone
Mayobridge v Ballyholland
Carryduff v Clonduff

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General discussion / Re: Electric Cars. Real aternative or ego boosters?
« on: September 02, 2019, 02:55:35 PM »
Definitely a real alternative, we have a Jaguar I-Pace. Jag are doing great lease deals in the UK at the minute and are also offering a free 24 hour test drive, where they will deliver it to your door fully charged and pick it up again the next day. They believe the cars sell themselves, which is true up to a point. The main selling point for us was that the wife has access to free charging at work, so practically zero running costs. Zero maintenance so far, though it does have 22" wheels so tyres will be expensive when they need replacing. Typical Jag build quality which means a few squeaks and rattles and a lot of the interior equipment is carried over from other models, which isn't necessarily a good thing, but you do have a full dealer network to rely on should things ever go wrong. Range wise you'll get just over 200 miles on a full charge.
It's not a Tesla, not as fast as a Model S with Ludicrous mode, though it is still a pretty fast car, you will be above the speed limit in the blink of an eye, but it is a big car and you need to remember this on a country road. Thankfully it's a lot cheaper than a Tesla, which are overpriced for what you get in my opinion and their build quality is questionable to say the least.
The first electric car I ever drove was a Nissan Leaf and it was an absolute hoot. Small, agile and again surprisingly quick. The Hyundai range of electric cars are supposed to be excellent value for money, though I haven't driven one, but they could be worth a look.

Now the down sides, firstly the cars may be zero emissions, but the 'fuel' has to be produced somewhere. A lot of European power stations are actually going back to using coal in the near future, which obviously will have an environmental impact. They take a lot longer to refuel than a regular car and you will need to have a charger fitted at home. Batteries have a life span and will need to be replaced at some point in the future and are very expensive. Its also quite new technology so when something goes wrong it will be expensive to fix. As they become more popular charging points are becoming more difficult to find and people can be quite selfish and park in a charging bay all day or even worse park a normal car in one and block it. You will in all likelihood have your lead removed or stolen while you charge if you aren't in or near the car.

Tesla won't last as a car manufacturer, the numbers don't add up and Musk is guilty of some very creative accounting to keep the whole thing afloat. When it does go belly up, one of the mainstream manufacturers will cherry pick whats left of the company and that's when I think EV's will become a lot more mainstream. And don't buy one of the more expensive models, rent it. You'll pay a lot less on a two year lease than you'll lose in depreciation.

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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: September 02, 2019, 02:06:29 PM »
Ok, before people lose the run of things! Man U are in 7th position in the league despite winning just one in four games. Which says there are a plethora of rubbish teams in the Premier League. The aim for Man u before a ball was kicked was CL qualification and some sorta cup. How has that changed?
8th.

7 points behind the leaders, 2 points above the relegation zone.

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General discussion / Re: Android Boxes
« on: September 02, 2019, 01:54:35 PM »
Anyone using the newer 4K UHD Fire Stick, are they much of an improvement over the second generation Fire Stick, which I find to be a little slow and seem to take an age loading streams?

Thanks to the lads who pm'ed me regarding IPTV, was very easy to get it sorted and have got rid of the ever increasing Sky bill, but I now realise just how little live TV we actually watch.

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: September 02, 2019, 01:49:04 PM »
Young Duncan is off to Fiorentina.

Young lad needs a serious reality check. He's an 'apprentice' footballer on 15 grand a week and he's having a strop because he's not getting first team football at one of the best teams on the planet.
He also needs to sack his agent.

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General discussion / Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« on: September 02, 2019, 01:40:35 PM »
Sevco apparantly agreeing a 7mill deal for Kent.

Good signing for them but where in fcuk is all the money coming from?

Stage payments, they wont be paying 7m up front.

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General discussion / Re: Sinn Fein? They have gone away, you know.
« on: September 02, 2019, 01:39:19 PM »
They'll need to shift Mary Lou as well if they are to halt their electoral decline, especially in the south. Personally I think Pearse Doherty is the obvious choice for leader and they could do worse than have Conor Murphy as deputy.

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