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General discussion / Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« on: July 29, 2021, 09:33:44 AM »
That’s not even a decent attempt at trolling.

General discussion / Re: The SDLP
« on: April 12, 2021, 08:55:42 AM »
An accommodation could have been reached, and in the noughties it looked like it would be. However, unionism through its political representatives have demonstrated that it’s not just the union they want to maintain. It has to be the union and the north has to be a place where any hint of Irishness is fought against and described as a ‘concession’.
The flag protests and the politicising of the Irish language act has shown a whole new generation of post GFA nationalists that the constitutional status quo just won’t work.

General discussion / Re: DIY thread
« on: March 01, 2021, 10:53:54 PM »
It’ll likely be the profiles have silicone ran up the back of them. Very difficult to remove the profiles without damaging the tiles if this is the case. You could try getting a wire in between the profile and the tile.

Down / Re: What to do about Belfast
« on: January 01, 2021, 08:52:36 PM »
You’re probably right at the border between the two clubs and maybe even saint brigids aswell. I’d say there would be plenty of streets in the four winds be the same,kids from the same street playing for different clubs. That’s to be expected with the two clubs existing side by side and more or less joined by new estates now.

Down / Re: What to do about Belfast
« on: January 01, 2021, 08:36:16 PM »
Not sure where you live, but if you grow up on the ormeau road you’d play for Bredagh, and similarly if you grow up in carryduff you’d play for carryduff. If you have moved to the area from the country you could play for any of those teams I would have thought. But you could say the same for if you moved to newry.

Down / Re: What to do about Belfast
« on: January 01, 2021, 08:20:51 PM »
The geographical rules that govern membership in Bredagh or carryduff are the exact same as the rules which apply to Annaclone or warrenpoint. And rightly so. Unlike the Antrim side of Belfast, there is a set catchment area for the down clubs.

In down you have the premier reserve league which is all county and contains the stronger reserve teams in the also have two regional leagues below this,east and south down,containing the weaker reserve teams and some thirds teams from the bigger clubs.both leagues used to play their fixtures on sundays,the premier reserve at 2pm and east/south down at 6pm.however the premier reserve games are now played on Saturdays.main point being they are not played on the same day as senior league fixtures,which are on a Friday.(something I think the down county board have got 100% right by the way,Friday fixtures hold so many advantages)
For championship you have the premier reserve championship and the reserve championship which is all county containing teams from south and east down.
The moving of the premier reserve fixtures to Saturday is a bit of a disaster,but at the same time Sunday’s were proving problematic aswell.reserve football in down is generally run very well,with plenty of fixtures for players.

Some issues are

There can be a bit of a gap in standard between top premier reserve teams and the bottom teams.this means that the weaker premier reserve teams might struggle to get a squad to go to the likes of burden or kilcoo for example.
Saturday fixtures can be tricky as a lot of lads work on Saturdays.or be on the beer on Friday.they also might be heading out that night and an away game gets in the way of that.
If you are trying to break into the senior starting 15 you might be better being fresh at training on Monday rather than being knackered after playing a match on the Sunday and then trying to impress the day after.

In the grander scheme of things though,reserve football is not played for glamour and a lot of the guys togging out will find it easier to miss a match for a concert/weekend away/hangover etc than would happen at senior level.and no matter what structure you have in place,Tyrone model,down model or something different again,I don’t think it would matter.

Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: October 19, 2019, 08:40:29 PM »
Ballymartin were in division one not so long ago and now find themselves in the third division.Its not that strange as after a year of losing games regularly in division one,you get used to it and once relegated it can affect your next year in the second division.
   On today’s games you would have to give great credit to saul and especially their manager.They had one and a half feet in division three at half time,but somehow managed to completely turn the game on it’s head and deservedly went on to win.they have a good young team and another year in division two will bring them on massively,albeit in a tighter division where results will be harder to come by.
   RGU started the brighter in the second game but a goal before half time gave bryansford an arguably unfair lead.bryansford shaded it in the second half,thanks to some poor shooting from the downpatrick forwards.the RGU lads could rightly be fairly annoyed with the referee.

General discussion / Re: DIY thread
« on: August 31, 2019, 08:22:24 PM »
Go up to the cold water storage tank and you will see two valves t the is cold feed to your cylinder,one is cold to bathroom outlets.shut both,run hot tap at kitchen,once it has stopped running you can change washers.

Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: March 02, 2019, 12:06:52 PM »
Massive favourites?wise up,everything you’ve just said is bullshit

Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: March 02, 2019, 10:09:54 AM »
‘Biggest bluffer in down football’? How exactly? He brought cullyhanna to a senior championship final,their first if I’m not mistaken. Won a hogan with the abbey. Took Bredagh to two intermediate championships, and established them as a solid division two team.

Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: February 08, 2019, 10:51:34 PM »
The premier reserve league desperately needs to be split back into two divisions in my opinion.there is a clear divide between the top seconds teams such as burren,kilcoo,mayobridge and castlewellan,and the teams who would previously have made up premier reserve league two.if I recall correctly,the leagues were merged into one due to teams not fielding.i don’t think this has helped,and now you have teams struggling to field in an away fixture,that even if they had their strongest 15 they wouldn’t win.however due to cry offs they are going to a difficult away fixture to take a hammering.
If the leagues were split again you would have teams playing each other at a similar level,meaning more enjoyable games,and less cryoffs as most games would be theoretically would also mean the team promoted should be able for the step up.also,a team looking to step up from east or south down reserve league wouldn’t jump from playing a thirds team to kilcoo seconds.

General discussion / Re: DIY thread
« on: January 28, 2019, 11:54:21 PM »
You’d want to be careful doing that,unless you’re handy enough.if you’re lucky there will be an isolation valve on the cold feed to the toilet.close this,using a flat head screwdriver.flush the toilet and make sure it’s not filling.if you don’t have an isolation valve at the toilet,you can isolate it at the tank if that’s the system you have.or shut the stopcock if it’s mains fed.once you have the cold feed isolated,disconnect cold feed and replace the float valve.i’d recommend a fluid master with brass threads.
  P.s if you are isolating the cold feed from the tank then be careful with the valve.sometimes if they are old they can either shut but not open,or not shut at all.good luck with it.otherwise it’s probably a £50 job for a plumber.

General discussion / Re: No more evictions!
« on: December 23, 2018, 03:15:40 AM »
There’s no country like us for pulling up the ladder on the ones below us.drives me mad.the 26 got independence using the same methods that 50 years later northerners used,yet the boys in ‘19 to ‘21 are a great bunch of lads and then the boys in the north are ‘terrorists’.
   We leave our shores in the tens of thousands for every decade in living memory,looking for employment and to send a few quid home to Ireland.yet when some fellas from Eastern Europe come here and do the exact same thing,we ape the very worst xenophobic traits the English displayed towards ourselves which we’ve complained about since.
  This thread has shown me that the tactics of the banks and the super rich will always prevail.always!instead of asking why so many are finding themselves in these circumstances,we blame them.yet don’t give a shite that the biggest tax dodgers of all get away Scott free,and we continuously vote in a spineless shower of shite who let them.

General discussion / Re: Plumbing query
« on: December 17, 2018, 02:56:52 AM »
Shut all radiators bar one of the problem radiators.wait until it heats up fully,shouldn’t take long as the pump is only going through it and the hot water cylinder.once it’s heated up,close it and move onto the next problem radiator.repeat this on all three.if there is some sort of minor blockage,it will blow it out.if you have thermostatic radiator valves,use these to close the radiators,as using the lockshield valves could result in a balance problem in your system.

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