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Belfast History and Memories / Re: St Malachy's College
« Last post by Chunkyismyname on Yesterday at 10:29:35 PM »
He did, indeed - which was why the team and supporters ended up tramping all over the North at one point: https://www.irishnews.com/sport/2020/04/22/news/martin-o-neill-and-the-macrory-cup-fall-out-of-1971-1910750/

The game at Croke Park itself was a real heartbreaker. Funnily, the other team's colours were the St Malachy's school colours, which meant that, with our flags and scarves,  it looked as though we were supporting them.

Here's another GAA-related question: does anyone remember the bus which caught fire while we were going to one of the games? In my mind, it was the game at Croke Park, but I'm fairly sure that we went there and back by train.
Thanks Stiofan that link was a great read. That final was indeed a heartbreaker. I dont know how this could have happened but I remember playing on the same team as Martin in a match. I was obviously much younger. Maybe it was an end of term thing or sports day? I was not a particularly gifted player but I did love playing. Is it possible that the bus fire was on the way to Clones for a match?
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Belfast History and Memories / Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
« Last post by olelad on Yesterday at 10:20:22 PM »
St Colmcille's based in Ballyhackamore. They played at Ballybeen pitches. Before matches broken glass would be scattered on the pitch by a local welcome committee and the posts were frequently sawed down.  A leading club official was shot dead at his home in Grampian Avenue.  The club transformed into Bredagh based in the Ravenhill Road area. Bredagh is now perhaps the biggest club in Ulster in terms of membership.

cant see this new team playing anywhere near ballybeen.  where is Grampian ave ??  cheers bjay
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Sport & Activities in Belfast / Re: New GAA Club for East Belfast
« Last post by Orior on Yesterday at 10:02:09 PM »
Last game?1950s ?

Do you mean St Colmcilles? I thought their last game was in the early 70's, but am not sure.
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Belfast Chat / Re: Black lives matter
« Last post by BLOOMFIELD on Yesterday at 09:33:53 PM »

 Why should one section of a Country have Special Status under the LAW  ???

   http://beta.legalaid.on.ca/strategic/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2016/12/AJS-Fact-sheet-Gladue_en.pdf
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Belfast Chat / Re: Aeroplane
« Last post by allymac on Yesterday at 08:44:16 PM »
My pleasure.
Don't change the wording of any of my posts again!
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Exiles / Re: CANADA TO-DAY.
« Last post by SIXTYNINER on Yesterday at 08:30:42 PM »
HI LIZ, IT SOUNDS LIKE THERE WILL BE A LOT OF NOISE WHEN THE WORK STARTS, HOPEFULLY IT WONT LAST LONG. I CAN UNDERSTAND PEOPLE HAVING TO KEEP TO THEIR OWN FLOORS WHILE THE VIRUS IS STILL AROUND, HOPEFULLY WE WILL GET OUR LIVES BACK SOON.

WE GOT A CALL YESTERDAY FROM THE FIRST WINDOW GUY WHO CAME TO THE HOUSE, BOBBY ASKED HOW MUCH THE WINDOWS WOULD HAVE COST AND THEY WOULD HAVE BEEN DOUBLE WHAT WERE PAYING FOR THE SAME WINDOWS.  :o

HAVE YOU BEEN WATCHING CNN ? IT'S AWFUL WHAT HAPPENED TO THAT MAN BUT I THINK THE LOOTERS HAVE GONE TOO FAR, INOCENT PEOPLE SHOULDN'T HAVE LOST THEIR BUSINESS AND LIVELIHOOD, I COULD RANT ON ABOUT SOME OF THE THINGS I HAVE SEEN, BUT I WONT.  >:(

WELL LOVE I'LL GET OF MY SOAP BOX, TAKE CARE  *

TO ALL OUR WEE CHUMS NEAR & FAR I HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND, STAY SAFE   :-**
OH RUBY LOVE I JUST GOT OF MINE ON ANOTHER THREAD HA.  MY FRIEND AND I  WERE ON OURS  THE OTHER DAY. I CAN'T UNDERSTAND HOW ANYONE COULD DEFEND  THESE  POLICEMEN.  THE ONE WHO KNELT ON  THE POOR MAN AND THE ONES STANDING AROUND WATCHING HIM.  THEN THERE WAS THE TWO WHO SHOVED THAT  ELDER MAN DOWN AND HE HIT HIS HEAD,  HE WAS NOT EVEN DOING ANYTHING.. I'LL GET OF MINE NOW TOO.   TAKE CARE LOVE.  LIZ XXXXXX
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Belfast Chat / Re: Aeroplane
« Last post by Orior on Yesterday at 07:39:08 PM »
hi folks,does anyone know what the small aeroplane that flies slowly back and forth over Glengormley area quite regularly does,is it gps,ordinance survey or government use.

Try the smart phone app "mi Flight Radar lite"

The best is probably "Planes Live - Flight Radar". You will get 3 days free, but then you have to pay for it.

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Old Belfast Photos / Re: Any old photos
« Last post by barabbas54 on Yesterday at 07:24:10 PM »
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