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#1
Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
February 20, 2024, 03:24:45 PM
We lost control years ago but very sad to see Casement has turned into the political football it has, at the mercy of the British Government and Gordon Lyons to increase their contribution (even with the Irish Govt money) And if its built what stipulations will it have, will N Ireland play more games there? how many Antrim Gaels will even get to avail of it? The Euros is one thing but what after that, unpopular opinion probably not even possible at this stage, but a revamped Casement in the style of Healy Park or Armagh Athletic grounds should be built if this current fiasco continues. At least it would be ours,
A balls up from the start and when you see the same faces still hanging about the project it doesn't give much hope.
#2
Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
January 30, 2024, 12:32:49 PM
Congrats to Ballymena and Aldergrove on their promotion to Division 1, what an achievement lads
#3
Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
January 22, 2024, 07:37:45 AM
Quote from: BrendanAntrim on January 21, 2024, 08:25:26 PM
Quote from: Milltown Row2 on January 21, 2024, 07:47:25 PMThat'll show them!

Rise above, or throw your toys out of the pram?

No winners

Damaging result today for ladies team; Louth would have been targeted for a win. If M'Glass really are boycotting, well that's a shame and should be reversed.
I read somewhere Cathy Carey is part of the management at home games so doesn't seem like a boycott. If there is a boycott its obviously a result the treatment they got the day of the minor final last year which was totally pathetic from all parties involved.
#4
Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
January 15, 2024, 03:09:25 PM
Are these proposals going to improve the standard of Division 1? answer is no. Are these proposals going to lower the standard in Divison 1? the answer is yes.
I look forward to hearing how the All Saints Chairman (member of working group) justifies his club being parachuted into Division 1 and whether he can keep a straight face while doing it.
#5
Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
December 12, 2023, 10:38:29 AM
Quote from: bannside on December 12, 2023, 10:04:02 AMhttps://www.irishnews.com/sport/gaafootball/2023/12/11/news/tomas_mccann_s_controversial_red_card_against_glen_rescinded-3841156/?param=ds12rif76F&fbclid=IwAR1D2kH_TNX6BnEwMhsrLE_jEDNhAoJHJpK0rX2Zp6tO-SR1sLPkq_O5kzY_aem_Aek8d_6y0fEtpRWJ2PiwvmEeu9iHu4ARdCdAc7tTuXRtWipKgiIRGpf3hml29Et-oJQ


Tomas red card rescinded. For Cargin it's a case of they'll never know what would have happened had Tomas played the full game, but as Lar says, you'de have to admit it would not have been a surprise had Cargin scraped through.

That's the harshness of football, we never get to really know!
No one in the stand that day thought it was red (whether they admit it or not), the Foreglen linesman had his say but its all parked now, at least Tomas has no suspension hanging over him for this new season.
What about Antrim, the Portgual training trip is bound to have a positive effect, some very winnable games in Div 3, promotion should definitely be on the agenda
#6
Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
November 25, 2023, 01:50:43 PM
Quote from: Pjoe on November 24, 2023, 09:00:12 PMLooks like you are in the know EOC - please inform us who paid for and built the two pitches and changing rooms at Musgrave?

Quote from: EOC1923 on November 23, 2023, 10:43:21 PM
Quote from: Duine Inteacht Eile on November 23, 2023, 10:29:45 PMA lot of clubs could afford one of these. Instead, however, they throw good money after bad at snake oil merchants to take their senior team that, if they they are honest with themselves, haven't a fcukin prayer of winning anything.

There are absolutely wrongs in this but it is a much better investment of club funds if you ask me.
It's an interesting move by them going forward, many Dublin 'Super Clubs' do this, most of them own a pitch and some changing rooms though

Can you point out where I said I knew who paid for the pitch you play on or changing rooms you use?
You are doing something different with the GPO that many clubs would like to be able to do, don't be so touchy about it.
#7
Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
November 23, 2023, 10:43:21 PM
Quote from: Duine Inteacht Eile on November 23, 2023, 10:29:45 PMA lot of clubs could afford one of these. Instead, however, they throw good money after bad at snake oil merchants to take their senior team that, if they they are honest with themselves, haven't a fcukin prayer of winning anything.

There are absolutely wrongs in this but it is a much better investment of club funds if you ask me.
It's an interesting move by them going forward, many Dublin 'Super Clubs' do this, most of them own a pitch and some changing rooms though
#8
Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
November 22, 2023, 11:37:36 AM
Quote from: BelSaft on November 22, 2023, 11:16:29 AMI see Justin McMahon in to work with the Defence. Should be a good addition.  ;D
Maybe he will tog out himself, full back a big problem position for us ;D
#9
Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
November 20, 2023, 07:23:40 PM
Tomas and Ronan will both be involved in our first game next season, Tomas will get his red card lifted if common sense prevails and Ronan Devlin will lead us in 2024.
#10
Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
November 16, 2023, 09:16:59 PM
Quote from: Delgany 2nds on November 16, 2023, 07:19:20 PMI think the 16 Div 1 scenario in 2024, is a compromise for one year, as this is being implemented retrospectively.
I think it makes sense to go top 8 in 1A , next 8 in 1B, in 2025, When teams know what they are playing for with 1 up and 1 down between 1A & B.
I feel that relegation via championship is a fairer outcome due to spilt season impact on clubs e.g Dunloy !!!
You seem well versed on it. Rewarding teams with a place in Division 1 who were either relegated or failed to get promoted stinks, no matter what way you spin it.
#11
Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
November 16, 2023, 02:46:41 PM
Quote from: BelSaft on November 16, 2023, 02:34:58 PM
Quote from: EOC1923 on November 16, 2023, 12:38:35 PM
Quote from: BelSaft on November 16, 2023, 08:53:16 AMAny developments from last nights meeting in Dunsilly?
Could you not ask your club rep that was at it? I heard they were also one of the dirty dozen who organised the new proposals
Quote from: BelSaft on November 16, 2023, 02:34:58 PM
Quote from: EOC1923 on November 16, 2023, 12:38:35 PM
Quote from: BelSaft on November 16, 2023, 08:53:16 AMAny developments from last nights meeting in Dunsilly?
Could you not ask your club rep that was at it? I heard they were also one of the dirty dozen who organised the new proposals

Dirty Dozen? Were there 12 involved? Salty response as you would say. Still in bad mood?
No the bad mood has moved on, yes I heard there were up to 12 and something like G and t states as well. IMO we are lowering the quality in Div1 by increasing the teams, which in turn will helps no one.
#12
Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
November 16, 2023, 01:15:34 PM
Quote from: Ghost+Tommy on November 16, 2023, 01:12:21 PMThe league restructuring is not down to the out going chair and his sidekick,it's being pushed ny2 LD men,Frankie boy and sorry ex LD,Jim Brady,we ourselves find ourselves relegated,if that be in div or div 1b,it won't matter, current div 2 we should probably win it,getting Carl to commit is a big Positive,JB only looking after AS interest,they couldn't win div 2,if anything going by the last few years got worse,so have no arn in senior football to they prove themselves,
Teams like AS if they are involved in that, really is poor form. Go and earn your place lads
#13
Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
November 16, 2023, 12:38:35 PM
Quote from: BelSaft on November 16, 2023, 08:53:16 AMAny developments from last nights meeting in Dunsilly?
Could you not ask your club rep that was at it? I heard they were also one of the dirty dozen who organised the new proposals
#14
Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
November 14, 2023, 01:26:34 PM
Quote from: InnocentByStander on November 14, 2023, 12:24:12 PM
Quote from: Spike on November 14, 2023, 12:20:02 PM
Quote from: InnocentByStander on November 14, 2023, 11:01:42 AMOn another note, What the f+ck is the point in the restructuring of the leagues, all its going to do is make our intermediate and junior leagues weaker, going to lead to more dead rubber games at senior level.

Our "best" intermediate teams got hammered by a poor glenuillin side what the hell will our 4th best team not be like...
Divison 1b looks quite competitive, all the teams at pretty much the same level
Quote from: InnocentByStander on November 14, 2023, 12:24:12 PM
Quote from: Spike on November 14, 2023, 12:20:02 PM
Quote from: InnocentByStander on November 14, 2023, 11:01:42 AMOn another note, What the f+ck is the point in the restructuring of the leagues, all its going to do is make our intermediate and junior leagues weaker, going to lead to more dead rubber games at senior level.

Our "best" intermediate teams got hammered by a poor glenuillin side what the hell will our 4th best team not be like...

What is the thinking behind this?  As you say, if our best Intermediate team is way off the pace, what will weaker sides be like?   

Im guessing there is some logic or strategic to this? is it to improve the senior league somehow?

Maybe the only logic behind it is so certain teams don't have to drop down cough st endas cough

If anything it makes Div 1 weaker cant see how the top teams would benefit off playing weaker teams.
What is the thinking behind this?  As you say, if our best Intermediate team is way off the pace, what will weaker sides be like?   

Im guessing there is some logic or strategic to this? is it to improve the senior league somehow?

Maybe the only logic behind it is so certain teams don't have to drop down cough st endas cough

If anything it makes Div 1 weaker cant see how the top teams would benefit off playing weaker teams.
League football is pretty much dead now with the split season, not trying to take anything away from past or future league winners but we all know its not going to be a true reflection of teams.
Division 1b in 2024 looks pretty competitive if it happens, all the teams at the one level.
#15
Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
November 13, 2023, 07:11:11 PM
Quote from: WattyMan on November 13, 2023, 06:56:54 PMHaha, you Cargin boys are shocking.
Suppose every other team that beat you every other year were being protected too? 1 win in Ulster and you would swear your one of the top teams. If Glen wanted to hammer you, they would have. All we needed to do was beat you and move onto the next round, simple as that. Them lads are building for bigger challenges. Now just enjoy your Antrim championship and be happy with it, you were never gonna win Ulster
After all the success Glen have had and that's your first post on the discussion board, Jesus what an honour for Cargin  ;D