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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: August 05, 2022, 03:17:40 PM »
Surely a switch to Friday night would have been better.................

Saturday 11ths IFC matches moved to 1pm on the Saturday to facilitate  the LGFA final at 5PM in Armagh, cant see that suiting too many
Think its left up to clubs now, yep, Friday night be perfect you would think

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: August 05, 2022, 12:48:09 PM »
Saturday 11ths IFC matches moved to 1pm on the Saturday to facilitate  the LGFA final at 5PM in Armagh, cant see that suiting too many

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: August 05, 2022, 10:33:04 AM »
Jeez lads, its like a conversation between Manuel and Basil in Faulty Towers now , move on

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: August 02, 2022, 12:37:12 PM »
No one mentioning Creggan management boxing with spectators, hush hush never happened sweep that under the carpet

At the match on Sunday??

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: July 29, 2022, 11:04:56 AM »
Cargin under-15s endured another 'failure to field' night .....all county juvenile competition is a failed enterprise IMO.....

There were 20 teams playing last nightÖ wouldnít say thatís a failure, games shouldnít be conceded they should be rearranged..

Unfortunately you just run out of time to get fixtures rearranged.

We have had a rubbish summer with games for our u15s, where we had 3 games cancelled in July due to other teams not fielding.

I appreciate that it is that time of the year with holidays etc, but last night St Teresas to their credit travelled up to us with 13 players and their coaches said it was more important to get the lads a game rather than not bothering because they didn't have the full compliment of players.

Worst this summer was St Paul's, who were at home for our game at the end of June so that wasn't likely affected by holidays.

We travelled up there with 16 players to be told that none of them were there as they had all travelled to their Div 1 game in Aghagallon.

They didn't even have the decency to tell us they weren't going to be there before we travelled, the coaches weren't even there, it was their u11s hurling coach told us as they had the pitch booked for the time our game was to be on.

They never bothered to field for our home fixture either. Why have 2 teams if you don't want to give them all games just when you don't think the result is going to be favourable?

Is the point not about getting the weaker players games???

O'Donnells didn't field in either game against us either which was a pity as we'd never played them before at this age.

Lamh Dhearg didn't travel to us either although they at least tried to reschedule.

So you end up with too many games to be refixed as they all need played before championship.

Plus for every refix, you need a referee to reschedule and i am sure you know that doesn't always suit.

Looking at the Div  table, I do feel for those Cargin players, as with all of those games cancelled they have likely cost themselves a stab at the league win.


No sympathy for you, yous entered an u15 Div3 league when you should have been in div 2. A wee handy league title for the coaches. Teams are not fielding to you because they are fed up with this . Div three is a very weak league for clubs doing brilliantly to get a team out, Tir na nog should not be in it.

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: July 22, 2022, 11:59:52 PM »
On a serious note, St Brigid's look to be getting their act together at juvenile level. Strong at U13,  U15 and U17. Could be a conveyor belt that delivers St Brigid's into a top two or three club in the coming years if they can keep them.

Conveyer belt in fine BS, but has to be end product. Serious questions need asked at senior level at Musgrave Park. Too much talent being wasted or not even given a chance.

Would mostly agree EOC, huge numbers at juvenile. But having watched the senior set up at last number of years I get the impression there is no long term plan. Tried to be bully boys for the first few league games, lol, donít have the personnel for that, so where to now?
What talent Bs? name one player other than James Loughrey produced that was top class. Itís a numbers game at u12-16 they do well at these ages yes. Their senior team hasnít made any headway in last 15 years. I donít see that changing anytime soon.

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: July 22, 2022, 11:39:18 PM »
Not overly convinced on St Paulís but would like to be proven wrong.

I know they are well set up at u15 and u17 which is what i am basing that on.

I would have said they would be as likely to make it as St Brigids.

PG1 then seem to be a couple of years behind them with strong u11 and u13 teams.

But it all depends on being able to bring the strong nucleus of each team through to senior which may or may not happen.

Bit of  trump propaganda there. Yous have been consistently winning Sw div 2 titles for the last ten years at underage. Not just winning, but humiliating the opposition. Eg. Your u20 football team last season was excellent, yous should have won the A championship, unfortunately for yous you had 2 red cards in the first 30 mins of the semi, still only lost by a couple of points. This was a team who played div2 and won the who,e way up through Sw. Perhaps if you had actually entered them in div 1 those lads would have learned a bit of discipline when they were actually put under pressure and Tir na Nog would have an A county title

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: July 22, 2022, 11:30:41 PM »
On a serious note, St Brigid's look to be getting their act together at juvenile level. Strong at U13,  U15 and U17. Could be a conveyor belt that delivers St Brigid's into a top two or three club in the coming years if they can keep them.

Conveyer belt in fine BS, but has to be end product. Serious questions need asked at senior level at Musgrave Park. Too much talent being wasted or not even given a chance.

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: July 21, 2022, 10:52:20 PM »
I am assuming there is a typo on the Antrim website and randalstown didnít score 70 goals and 7 points in their u15 division 3 game.

Probably not far off, far too strong for div 3, but why change the habits of a lifetime eh?

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: July 17, 2022, 12:02:06 AM »
Think that was poster singular MR!!

Athough can't see Galls at the top table for quite a while tbh. Definitely a few years of transition ahead.

SW is where it's at for the foreseeable future by the look of things.

Aye canít see any SA team getting close for a while yet, was at our game today and while we dispatched Ahoghill better that how your club does we are very young and inexperienced, plenty of enthusiasm and a willingness to learn weíve no names that people would recognise

Mcgirr, burns, cc, all quality youth players for galls, plenty of talent coming through

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: July 15, 2022, 11:15:42 AM »
MR2 the problem is in recent times the SW have dominated winning the championship and will continue to do so.

Cargin or Creggan are looking a cert to win it again this year and for the next few years! (This is a testament to the work done within these clubs, not the schools).

I will hazard a guess that St Galls will be the next city team to win a championship but they are miles away at present.

Thatís it perfectly. Too many clubs letting anyone take juvenile teams. When you go to go games kids are generally on a par, and if you take those teams across to Derry again denerally very little in it. It all starts to go wrong at u12/u14. Daddy gets in charge of his sons team and heís intent in staying with wee jimmy all the up through the ages. Daddy knows everything there is to know about the game that why he doesnít need to bother going to any coaching courses or doing any of the cpd run events. He decides to drop the team to div2 or 3 at u15 as would be better for the lads, when really heís chasing a bloody second class trophy to show everyone how great a coach he is. And donít mention the county development squads, what would their mentors know, kids will get coached far better by him in the club.
Thatís the mentality that is out there in many clubs, and club committees permit it to happen as they are only too glad to get someone to take the teams.



At the same time it is fair to ask how the rest of the team sin the SW are going to close the gap on the top two.
Some clubs arenít doing much Ceasar, if you attend go games at 7, 9, 11 and see some of the u13 games you can see there are some clubs that are basically doing nothing to improve.

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: July 13, 2022, 11:30:25 PM »
Heard that Stevie quin and kell been approached about joining mgt. Donít think it will suit either tbh with timing , a pity as 2 good men

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: July 12, 2022, 10:04:51 AM »
Would you not be better giving Andy more time instead of banty ?

????

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: July 10, 2022, 10:43:24 PM »
Here's a link to 'Derry GAA - Coaching and Development Strategy 2021 - 2026'

https://www.gaa.ie/football/news/the-story-behind-derry-football-s-resurgence/?fbclid=IwAR3ajz-OGvQ05EOEWDil6XTYEZ04_U2Zj6JdQNCAfnBUgv6KfSuBbedxbXk

Very interested to know what our own development strategy is? What actions are we taking to give us a chance at a competitive senior team in future?


Have you the link to Galwayís ?

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: July 09, 2022, 10:45:37 AM »
Just beat whatís in front of you

That must have Seans first season with Galls MR after leaving Endas?

Agreed. Would have been nice to see another creggan/cargin final again though like 2 years ago.

Not the 5-4 affair
One final was 5-4, the other was 19-18. You were involved in neither thankfully.

St Gall's did set the precedent for forgettable championship winner when they finished 0-05 to 0-04 winners over Cargin....1990

Wasnít involved in that one at Rasharkin, Sean Burns who was a minor that day think he got his first championship medal, one of many..

Still talked about game in fairness, for all the wrong reasons

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