Down Club Hurling & Football

Started by Lecale2, November 10, 2006, 12:06:55 AM

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thewobbler

#42855
I do understand the concerns about a precedent being set. Do it enough times and a referee will eventually turn a bout of fisticuffs into a DRA case that the clubs involved cannot lose.

But, still, it's the correct approach. Our games won't tidy themselves up without some introspection and understanding. An early and conclusive whistle will move that along quicker than any county board administration can.

Johnnysboys

Referees have a very difficult job and we have a severe shortage of them.. when a referee asks management to calm their players down and the players don't react appropriately  - he is dead right to walk off the pitch. It's called having respect and the teams clearly had very little to none for each other and for the person in charge of officiating the game..

downtothecore

Quote from: Johnnysboys on July 09, 2024, 03:21:00 PMReferees have a very difficult job and we have a severe shortage of them.. when a referee asks management to calm their players down and the players don't react appropriately  - he is dead right to walk off the pitch. It's called having respect and the teams clearly had very little to none for each other and for the person in charge of officiating the game..
Agree

johnnycool

Quote from: Johnnysboys on July 09, 2024, 03:21:00 PMReferees have a very difficult job and we have a severe shortage of them.. when a referee asks management to calm their players down and the players don't react appropriately  - he is dead right to walk off the pitch. It's called having respect and the teams clearly had very little to none for each other and for the person in charge of officiating the game..

Referees have the powers to send off individuals for fighting, contributing to a melee etc etc so do that rather than walk off the pitch.

I'm old school, back in the day you'd have gotten a 1 month or maybe a 3 month ban across all codes and grades for fighting, throwing a punch or hitting with the hurl. A headbutt was 6 months FFS.

Now most players are only looking at 1 or 2 game bans for similar, the punishment needs to fit the crime and I'd suggest the leniency of these suspensions really does need looked at as there needs to be a deterrent.


Sheedy

Quiet build up on here to tomorrow's match. Hopefully the team can get the job done after disappointing days in croke park recently against Meath and Westmeath. For me, going by the team named it would be a surprise if Ceilium Doherty doesn't start and maybe also Finn McElroy.

Hopefully a big Down support travelling down, good luck to players and management
nil satis nisi optimum

ardtole

I heard Celium Doherty was injured, not sure how serious or accurate that information is though.

ardtole

I could see McGovern starting in place of McCrickard.

AnDúnAbú94

Down should win this today considering last year. But our record in finals is cause for concern and I don't think it'll be straightforward. I'd also be absolutely shocked if there aren't at least 3 changes from the named team. My guess is Doherty, McElroy and McGovern for Flynn, J Guinness and McCrickard. I hope Kerr starts at least.

Johnnysboys

Unbelievable display. I can't wait for Sam Maguire football next year. We are back..

Lloyd p

#42864
Finals are all about winning and nothing else. Not the best performance for sure but they'll take it all day and good progress made with division 2 and Sam Maguire football to look forward too. Fair play to the lads and all involved!

On another note Armagh in the all Ireland final and only beat Down by a point in Ulster semi final. Maybe not just as far away as people think...

Mikhailov

Quote from: Johnnysboys on July 13, 2024, 04:49:55 PMUnbelievable display. I can't wait for Sam Maguire football next year. We are back..

By the way, it was Laois you beat. They are Division 4 FFS

downtothecore

Quote from: Mikhailov on July 13, 2024, 09:53:56 PM
Quote from: Johnnysboys on July 13, 2024, 04:49:55 PMUnbelievable display. I can't wait for Sam Maguire football next year. We are back..

By the way, it was Laois you beat. They are Division 4 FFS
We are currently 1 level higher in duv 3 so no big difference and laois are progressing in the right direction with good management.

snoopdog

Quote from: Lloyd p on July 13, 2024, 08:16:18 PMFinals are all about winning and nothing else. Not the best performance for sure but they'll take it all day and good progress made with division 2 and Sam Maguire football to look forward too. Fair play to the lads and all involved!

On another note Armagh in the all Ireland final and only beat Down by a point in Ulster semi final. Maybe not just as far away as people think...
Down were nervous at stages. Better team today buy gifted Laois 1.01 in 1st half kept them in the game. Great goal at death by laois to make it a nervous finish. Down delighted to get over that line.
Fantastic all ireland semi and our neighbours very deserving winners and all ireland finalists. Well done to both Down and Armagh today. Donegal to complete ulster sweep tomorrow.

Mourne Red

Quote from: Mikhailov on July 13, 2024, 09:53:56 PM
Quote from: Johnnysboys on July 13, 2024, 04:49:55 PMUnbelievable display. I can't wait for Sam Maguire football next year. We are back..

By the way, it was Laois you beat. They are Division 4 FFS

Pretty sure Johnny is being sarcastic

PAULD123

It's not just about who you have playing but how they play.  We could learn so much from Armagh. Their energy, positive aggression, direct attacking, and speed, bring them to a level above the sum of their parts. We are too slow in build up. Too hesitant on shooting. We get a break and turn back to recycle,  Armagh break and drive for the danger zone.

I honestly believe that we have enough good players to equal Armagh. But we don't have an approach or attitude that brings us to their level.  Yet???