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#1
Quote from: general_lee on Today at 11:51:28 AM
Quote from: Armagh18 on Today at 09:33:19 AM
Quote from: general_lee on Today at 08:57:01 AMArmagh JFC final
Ballyhegan v Clann √Čireann II
Ballyhegan to represent Armagh in Ulster then. Some going by CE seconds to make a final in their first year.
Not their first year. They fielded a IIs team about 8 years ago but only lasted a season or two. This year they've a few senior championship medalists in their ranks and got promotion from 3B so they've had a good return to Junior football. With the numbers they have they should really push on at this level.
Yes an in addition to that would have a few ex county minors to supplement that.   
#2
Quote from: 5times5times on Today at 10:06:20 AMRacial abuse vs Crossmaglen
Partner + family sledging vs Glen (watch Glass's interview)
Child abuse sledging vs a particular Down referee
Child abuse sledging vs Clonduff

But poor Kilcoo. Always the victims, it's never their fault
Also abuse in relation to a dead grandmother of a Mayobridge player a few years ago too.  Think was also family sledging to Aidan Forker when they played Maghery a few years back. 
#3
Quote from: clarshack on October 01, 2023, 11:06:03 PM
Quote from: redzone on October 01, 2023, 10:04:50 PM
Quote from: NotedObserver on October 01, 2023, 09:36:11 PM
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Quote from: Duine Inteacht Eile on October 01, 2023, 08:28:37 PMMichael McKernan & Niall Devlin.

Big losses for next years first round.

Devlin fairly passive throughout prior to that and thought ardboe full value for win
Be grt to see them beat by Moortown in the play off and down to intermediate

It'll be a tight game. One worth going to.
When is this game fixed for?  Is it a neutral venue. 
#4
GAA Discussion / Re: Armagh next steps
October 02, 2023, 01:56:02 PM
Quote from: tonto1888 on August 17, 2023, 07:35:55 PM
Quote from: restorepride on August 17, 2023, 03:50:17 PM
Quote from: 5times5times on August 16, 2023, 10:10:28 AMIdeal team next year in the 1% chance we've everyone available and no injuries?

Rafferty
McKay Forker C'ONeill
McCabe McCambridge Burns
Mackin Crealey
Duffy O'ONeill Grugan
Turbitt R'ONeill Murnin

Subs
Soupy
Kelly
Cummiskey
McPartlan
Burns
Morgan
McQuillan
C Mackin
Kieran
Conaty
Any update on Rafferty's injury?

Listened to him on the sideline eye podcast. He seems hopeful he will be back for next season

The way McParland has played this year in club championship dont think he can be overlooked. 
#5
General discussion / Re: TV Show recommendations
September 27, 2023, 04:32:19 PM
Watched the series with Nolan in Maghaberry on the iplayer thought it was an interesting watch. 
#6
General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
September 27, 2023, 04:31:04 PM
Quote from: mouview on September 27, 2023, 02:21:14 PM
Quote from: Bord na Mona man on September 26, 2023, 02:49:21 PMI suspect that back in Ferguson's day he would have sniffed out and swerved past players who had talent but didn't have the required dedication.

Pogba, Martial, Sancho are soccer's version of the GAA townie in white boots.
Look flash in the good times, but don't roll up their sleeves for any dirty work.

Scouting units can collect a million stats on passes completed, assists, sprints, XGs and all that. It's the other intangibles that can dictate how much a player can achieve.
Certain players kick back and relax once they've gotten the cars and the super models.

Ferguson once said that when Utd were pursuing Stan Collymore, his tendency to be a lad off the pitch put him off.
Collymore ended up at Liverpool where it was white booted, (or white suited) townie central, Redknapp, McManaman, Fowler etc.
All guys who had ability but not the mentality.
Utd are now the ones with the spice boy problem.


Ferguson signed a few duds in his time too. No manager can get it right everytime.
But he also got alot right and knew when to move players on t the right time.  The recruitment post Ferguson has been absolutely horrific and only the mess at Chelsea in the Boehly era comes anywhere close to how bad the recruitment at united has been since Fergie left. 
#7
Tyrone / Re: Tyrone Club Football and Hurling
September 26, 2023, 02:24:25 PM
How much are the quarter finals on tyrone TV?
#8
General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
September 26, 2023, 02:16:07 PM
Quote from: trailer on September 26, 2023, 01:34:03 PMSancho refusing to apologise and reintegrate into the squad. Was given plenty of opportunity to fix his mental health. He's thrown that back at the manager and the team. Another f**king crazy Ole signing.

Hiding behind the old mental health card. It's getting played far, far too much all across society.

This signing reminded me of the Sanchez signing when you thought this is nailed on to be successful given his record in Germany and the fact was English and should have hit the ground running.  Absolute spoilt brat and United will have to take a significant loss on him to offload in January or the summer. 
#9
Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
September 26, 2023, 02:08:51 PM
Quote from: Saul goodman on September 26, 2023, 09:17:18 AM
Quote from: whatwillbwillb on September 26, 2023, 07:35:07 AM
Quote from: 1884 on September 25, 2023, 08:38:56 PMWhere will the Lavey men be next year?

All going back home, everyones hugged and made up I'm told.

I would assume some of them will be involved with Derry u20s and senior panels unless now they have transferred clubs maybe they might don the saffron jersey ??
When you transfer club you have to declare your county as far as I know. 
#10
GAA Discussion / Re: Ulster club championship
September 13, 2023, 04:19:41 PM
Quote from: ClubScene13 on September 13, 2023, 11:46:41 AM
Errigal Ciaran gave Glen a good rattle last year, if they make it out of the Tyrone minefield they would be hard put away. Few key injuries however.

I would also expect Burren to go well if they could overcome Kilcoo (obviously a massive initial hurdle). Is Murdock gonna play much more GAA this season?

I can't see how Glen aren't waiting in the Ulster final anyhow. Some team.

In intermediate, I think the two best teams will meet in the first round. Whoever the Tyrone champions are v St Pat's Cullyhanna
Armaghs record at intermediate in the ulster club would suggest otherwise. 
#11
Armagh / Re: Armagh Club football & hurling
September 11, 2023, 12:56:15 PM
Some really good ties in Senior championship with the standout being St Pauls v Culloville in intermediate.  Tir Na Nog, Cullyhanna and Pearse Og will be fancied to come through their games. 

Kileavey v Clan NaGael- should be an interesting game.  I haven't saw Kileavey this year, but with Tommy Coleman in charge and their scores to date they seem to be playing a more expansive game.  Clans should have won this game last year, but they will need Stefan Campbell to bring a big performance if they are to win. 

Madden v Ballymacnab- think the nab will shade this one, their forward line seems to be moving well its probably now or never for the nab giving age profile of some of their better players. 

Clann Eireann v Silverbridge- Silverbridge been scoring plenty of goals and after losing first day out have been very impressive.  Still think Clann Eireann are a better balanced team and will come through here. 

Cross v armagh harps - after seeing Harps yesterday can only see one winner wasn't impressed with them at all and they have had a poor championship to date.  Cross have the indian sign over them for quite some time and dont see that changing. 
#12
Quote from: weareros on September 08, 2023, 02:08:03 PM
Quote from: statto on September 08, 2023, 01:39:08 PM
Quote from: imtommygunn on September 08, 2023, 10:06:22 AM
A problem is expectations... Trappatoni and O'Neill got to tournaments with mediocre enough teams so this has now become the expectation when really it shouldn't be. It also highlights another thing - Kenny sets the team up to play football and those managers set us up to be hard to break down and to grind out games. The players aren't really there to make that gameplan happen against the better teams so I wouldn't suggest Kenny is a failure but if you want results rather than trying to build a footballing culture he maybe isn't the man for the job.
+1.  Ireland weren't even qualifying for every tournament during the golden era's of the 80s and 90s e.g. euro 92, euro 96 missed the boat and at that stage had players playing at high end premiership teams.

There were less spots then. In 1988, only 8 teams qualified so you had to win a difficult group, as Ireland did. It was still 8 in 1992 and Ireland were very unfortunate not to qualify. 24 teams will participate in Euro 24 and it looks like we'll be nowhere near being one of those teams. That's how far we have fallen. Granted with break up of Soviet, there's more teams too and technically the Eastern Europeans were always superior to Ireland. No shame in losing 2-0 to probably best team in world. But Kenny looks very lost and in his own world. A change should be made soon. Also if Ireland/Uk win Euro 28 bid, we should think about having a unified Irish team have automatic qualification. Will never happen of course.
Fair point in relation to how difficult it was to qualify.  Ireland have certainly been dealt a short straw in relation to the group with France and Dutch who are probably in a bracket of 6/7 teams that could genuinely win the thing. 
#13
Quote from: imtommygunn on September 08, 2023, 10:06:22 AM
A problem is expectations... Trappatoni and O'Neill got to tournaments with mediocre enough teams so this has now become the expectation when really it shouldn't be. It also highlights another thing - Kenny sets the team up to play football and those managers set us up to be hard to break down and to grind out games. The players aren't really there to make that gameplan happen against the better teams so I wouldn't suggest Kenny is a failure but if you want results rather than trying to build a footballing culture he maybe isn't the man for the job.
+1.  Ireland weren't even qualifying for every tournament during the golden era's of the 80s and 90s e.g. euro 92, euro 96 missed the boat and at that stage had players playing at high end premiership teams. 
#14
Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
September 08, 2023, 01:35:11 PM
Are Aghagallon being totally written off against Cargin decent league campaign and should have beat them in county final last year? 
#15
Quote from: Capt Pat on September 05, 2023, 10:17:44 PM
Quote from: seafoid on September 05, 2023, 06:09:29 PM
Quote from: delgany on September 05, 2023, 04:06:25 PM
Quote from: weareros on September 05, 2023, 03:15:22 PM
Lot of paranoid nonsense being posted that he can still switch to England until he wins 4th competitive cap. He's already capped 6 times for Ireland.

I think friendlies are not counted ! So he has 3 full International caps!
That was for Rice. The rules have since changed.

The rule is a terrible one either way.  When have been capped at senior level that should be that. 

According to rte today friendly matches do count so he can not change now even if he wanted to.