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    Interesting that BS. Would assume it's different backgrounds and all that. Dublin having a much more mixed community might have helped that.

    Personally, growing up as CoI playing GAA in my own club, it was frowned upon by a lot of people that I'd have got a place in the team ahead of anyone. My parents regularly experienced hearing people comment on it on the sidelines, something I only largely found out about in the past few years to any extent, but knew it was there in the back of my head all along.
    Playing in the team, I used to get asked stupid things like whether I supported Rangers or Celtic in Scotland by my own team-mates, in a way that you knew they were just being hateful to get a laugh amongst themselves. That I didn't support either was never an acceptable answer to some lads there. Things like that never really stopped me playing though, I just got on with it and played football until I was 20, because I loved playing the game. I know a couple of friends who were in the same boat with different clubs too. I suppose my own experience doesn't translate to everyone though, but I experienced plenty of crap in my ten years or so involved in the game. I recall a few newspaper articles I've read over the years too that would suggest it's not only me, but maybe not as common as I had assumed it to be, Darren Graham being a famous case as you say.

    As for the subject itself, I have a habit of looking up one thing in history and ending up on a whole different subject every so often. After reading a Facebook post on Wolfe Tone, about him being captured and held prisoner in Letterkenny, I ended up reading up a bit more about him and for some reason ended up reading about Sam Maguire via Michael Collins, however one led on to the other via a few other people again. Just a random piece of information that threw me off given my own experiences within the GAA.

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    Dickens' classic "A Tale Of Two Cities" was first serialised in two English local newspapers.

    It was the Bicester Times, it was The Worcester Times.
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    Excellent, TF!

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    Local gun shop, which also sells a range of outdoors/hunting gear, had a sign a couple of years of ago saying - "Now is the winter of our discount tents."
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    Today's headline from Japan:

    Kobe man hid in drains to film up skirts of women

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    Quote Originally Posted by osarusan View Post
    Today's headline from Japan:

    Kobe man hid in drains to film up skirts of women
    I heard he committed sewer-cide after he was arrested.
    Forget about the performance or entertainment. It's only the result that matters.

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    Am I the only one disappointed about the end result for DB Cooper?

    https://www.rollingstone.com/culture...entity-693912/

    Decent read anyway.

    Also, who was the member here who had "DB Cooper is alive" as their signature.
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    I think that was Angus?

    One of the disproportionate number of UCD fans who've been on here at one stage or another.

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    Just watched (on and off) 7 hours of a chess match between Carlsen and Caruana. It lasted 115 moves and was a dead draw from about move 38.

    Hopefully Game 2 will be better tomorrow.

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    Happy new year one and all! May all your teams sign star strikers, and all your wishes come true.

    Personally, I'm just glad to see the back of 2018.
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    I haven't been around in a long long while and janey it was mad to see Nigel referring to a post of mine from a year ago at the top of the page.

    Happy New Year to ye all!!!

    (Also I'm near 10 years on this blooming thing)
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    Welcome back, Bonnie. Is it a flying visit or can we look forward to you posting again?
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    Ever since the demise of Termonbarry Albert's, this site just hasn't been the same for the likes of our Bonnie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eminence Grise View Post
    Welcome back, Bonnie. Is it a flying visit or can we look forward to you posting again?
    Shoudl be back a tad more regular now I would wager. If only to be a smug b*st*rd to Kingdom when we do the 5-in-a-row next summer.

    Quote Originally Posted by nigel-harps1954 View Post
    Ever since the demise of Termonbarry Albert's, this site just hasn't been the same for the likes of our Bonnie.
    Well, as a Termon Hibs man their demise was actually a boon to me.
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    Thread needs another bump so it does.


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