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GAA Discussion / Re: Ulster Club SFC 2023
November 25, 2023, 09:57:13 PM
Forward and defensive mark should be banished from the sport.
Glen are in the top 2 in Ulster so cannot be bang average.
I don't think refs buy most of the rolling around so not sure why players keep at it. They must watch games back and be embarrassed.
GAA Discussion / Re: Assaults at GAA games
November 14, 2023, 09:40:47 AM
I'm not sure the GAA could take disciplinary action against individuals recording individual segments of matches such as scores or brawls even if there is a rule against it. People will post these videos as others will comment on them as can be seen from the reaction on this message board. In the incident recorded at least the adults and mentors entering the field of play appear to be making a genuine attempt to break up the fighting and restore order rather than getting involved. Unsavoury, lots of pushing and shoving, but would there be any more than 4 players who could be said to have struck someone.
Conor McKenna was sent off as third man in against Fermanagh so rule is or was on place. As Sky Sports say - The Eglish clubman was the third man into a melee, and referee Joe McQuillan gave him his marching orders
Hard for any referee to take proper action in these cases as so much going on maybe went for the standard red card for each team (or maybe even yellow)
Quote from: Duine Inteacht Eile on November 05, 2023, 08:07:17 PMIt was closed by Antrim GAA and ripped apart by Antrim GAA.
My recollection is the initial delay in construction was caused by safety concerns raised late in the process. Can't find a reference but it may have been to do with being unable to evacuate if a bomb was left on the Andersonstown Road.
Someone may correct me but the old Casement was unlikely to get a safety certificate as the concrete terrace was crumbling. Therefore it was closed in anticipation of work starting much sooner than it will (if it does)
GAA Discussion / Re: Standard of Refs
October 17, 2023, 01:03:30 PM
The linesmen seemed to be on the pitch a lot during any break or when a foul was awarded IMO it gave a perception they were advising the ref. Therefore taking his authority away and leaving him more open to criticism from the sidelines. It didn't look like proper teamwork.
Could be a simple explanation like their mics weren't working so they needed to go in and talk to referee.
GAA Discussion / Re: Standard of Refs
October 16, 2023, 03:35:32 PM
Quote from: Estimator on October 16, 2023, 11:47:01 AMWas at a minor championship semi final yesterday and the ref issued a black card, the corner back made his way to the bench, only for the linesman to instruct the ref that the challenge wasn't actually a black card offence. Ref called the player back from the bench, cancelled the black card and given a yellow card instead.
The linesman had to intervene a few times throughout the match to assist the ref with his decisions.

The linesman coming on to the pitch a few times to consult with the referee certainly didn't help him establish authority in the match. In this incident it did result in the correct decision as no black card offence had occurred, I think yellow was for a foot block resulting in a penalty. A certain section of the losing team's supporters took against the ref from the start and seemed determined to blame him for the result. The change of card from black to yellow to their benefit didn't lessen the criticism. I'd say he got most of the calls right across the 60 minutes and nothing controversial missed or given that would affect the result. You could argue about his style of refereeing but don't think it would be justifiable to complain about the standard.
Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
October 14, 2023, 12:02:49 AM
and Magherafelt to win.
Ballinderry intermediate Ulster champions 2024.
Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
October 13, 2023, 09:35:29 AM
Quote from: toby47 on October 13, 2023, 09:09:50 AMWhat are Derry going to do to get the league structures in order? Teams refusing to play the relegation play off this weekend for the 2nd year in a row. Where do they go from here?
Which teams are refusing to play the relegation play off? It did seem this year that the structure of the senior championship was pretty clear with two teams relegated to Intermediate. You would think if a team doesn't turn up they would lose the game and be relegated. Better off playing, maybe winning and if you lose try and find a loophole.
Although the best solution would be the rules are set properly, clearly communicated by the county board and clubs adhere to them.
Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
October 10, 2023, 07:33:14 PM
No promotion from intermediate or junior championship. If the point was to reduce teams in division 1 you would think 2 would go down not 1.
Could be wrong but think league promotion still applies.
Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
October 10, 2023, 01:32:10 PM
Quote from: tbrick18 on October 10, 2023, 10:32:32 AM
Quote from: Estimator on October 09, 2023, 08:13:10 PM
Quote from: Wildweasel74 on October 09, 2023, 07:53:17 PMSo these 2 go down along with Lavey who's already relegated on the league?
No, Lavey are relegated out of the senior league. The two teams that lose will be out of the senior Championship.

So there'll be two teams playing senior league and intermediate championship and one team playing intermediate league and senior championship next year

Cant see the sense in that at all.

I presume Castledawson will get promoted in the league, meaning three teams in Division 1 (senior league) will be playing Intermediate Championship. Playing the majority of league matches without county footballers and hurlers makes it hard to justify maintaining the league's link with championship status.
Steven Davis in as caretaker, not sure how letting Beale go after he rebuilt the squad will help them. Can't see any top manager taking the job and anyone coming in will have to live with Beale's handiwork.
General discussion / Re: The Official Golf Thread
September 30, 2023, 10:03:45 PM
What easy wins do you see in the singles? I can't see any that are definite wins and the fourball results  would ssuggest that indivually USA are strong enough.
Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
September 27, 2023, 10:26:29 AM
Each team will play three home games and three away games in each group with the top four from each section progressing to the quarter-finals.

The quarter-finals will be seeded with the top team in each group playing the fourth placed team in the other group with second playing third. The semi-final will be an open draw with the Derry SFC final scheduled for Sunday, October 29.
The sixth and seventh teams in each group will clash with the two losing teams relegated to the Intermediate grade for 2024.

There will be no promotion from the Intermediate and Junior grades this season.
Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
September 24, 2023, 11:09:31 AM
It is unlikely Screen end up in relegation play off, they could slip to 5th if they suffered a bad defeat today. Bellaghy  and Swatragh  likely playing already qualified teams and knowing what result they need on the last day would work against them. The last round of the league showed improbable results can drag teams down.
Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
September 23, 2023, 07:59:54 PM
With Swatragh winning today, teams 2 to 6 in Group B could all end level on 6 points. Ballinascreen perhaps most concerned as likely to lose to motivated Glen tomorrow, potentially leaving them vulnerable on the last day to results out of their control.
GAA Discussion / Re: County Manager Merry go round
September 21, 2023, 01:12:34 PM
Quote from: RedHand88 on September 21, 2023, 11:44:52 AMHow many provincial titles would this Derry team have won if they were in Leinster? Strange to use that sort of logic to try to portray Derry as superior to Louth.

And how many All Ireland wins would Tyrone have without Mickey Harte's management?

On the assumption your reference was to Louth being bigger and better than Derry because of their three All Irelands. I have simply pointed out that on the basis of this season Derry out performed them in every competition in which both sides competed. Most people would regard that as indicating Derry are currently a better team than Louth. But if you genuinely believe three All Irelands, the last of which was in 1957 are more relevant you are perfectly entitled to that opinion.
Or if you are discussing the 3 Tyrone All Irelands won under Mickey Harte you can correct me on my assumptions.