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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: November 24, 2022, 11:26:19 AM »
Why do the Red High play in the McLarnon rather than McCrory cup?
They have a large pool of players from some good senior clubs.
They often have multiple county minors & development squad members.

Surely they should be testing themselves against the best in Ulster rather than chasing B grade trophies?

Because they aren't at that standard. If they were, they'd win or at least challenge for it regularly.

They won it two years ago & make the later stages most seasons.

If, however, as you say they aren’t at that standard, then why not given my points above?

I see st Pauls Bessbrook beat St Pats Maghera in Rannafast quarters yesterday. Are there any Down players on the squad?  Fair play to them for testing themselves against the best.

Fair play for testing themselves , if they have a good team they will but if not they stay at B level, a school with their numbers should be A all competitions/ years.

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: October 07, 2022, 06:29:20 PM »
I see CPN are in the Junior Hurling Championship this week aswell, big Fortnight for the Parish. Fair play. Just curious, any dual players on the squad?

I think big Jamie Grant is the only one

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: October 03, 2022, 11:19:33 AM »
Serious question...

If your club had an open management position, would you touch Poacher with a barge pole?

Football is horrendous to watch, and his side-line antics aren't much better.

No, the man only can play one way, has never won anything at club football

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: September 27, 2022, 09:54:13 PM »
Massive fallout even heard miceal magill wants his sons to transfer to the point!!
No thanks

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: September 27, 2022, 10:33:18 AM »
Now that the dust has settled, a few points on last night.

Adam Lynch was outstanding on Kerr, McCartan kept Magill fairly quiet too. CPN seemed to get their big match ups right. Couldn’t understand Gerard McGovern picking up Boyle, thought Boyle was magificent too, a real rolls Royce. Young Byrne exceptional for W’Point at breaking lines. Gary McMahon with balls the size of watermelons for the free at the end of normal time and his penalty was not wise.

You can tell Burren thought it was just a matter of turning up and beating the point. Very disappointing Championship for them and Kilcoo will fancy a stroll home now to another SFC. Would’ve been for some craic if Clonduff had made it over the line but The Bridge will be no walk over. Loughinisland Kilcoo final repeat of 2009 final. Championship has come to life this weekend💪

The championship has come alive because no back door,  time it was done away with and u will have more games like this

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: September 27, 2022, 09:13:21 AM »
Does Ross McGarry still play for Warrenpoint?
Injured,  broken jaw in training accident

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: September 26, 2022, 10:28:19 PM »
Cheap weekend in Donegal going for any club interested 

Jimmy mc G

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: August 20, 2022, 12:10:49 PM »
What is going on in Castlewellan,  that is some hammering the week before the championship starts??

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: April 10, 2022, 12:39:32 PM »
James McCartan has been talked around into staying with the Down seniors after yesterdays drinking session
A few lads left the training camp early in disgust
When do the County board just say to James get rid of them and bring in younger lads who want to play

What's this about?

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: March 28, 2022, 07:27:43 PM »
How many players will hang about after the monaghan game? I think  a few boys will head for the USA

U20 game,  u can only beat what's in front of u, but fermanagh were very poor . Tyrone will tell us about this years team.

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: March 24, 2022, 11:26:31 AM »
No need on the attacks on individuals who have given their lives to the gaa.  We can be constructive without attacks
Attacks and constructive criticism are a waste of time.Until most Clubs get real with the appointment of their own County delegate and Convention attendees the rot will continue.

And what do you want the delegates to do, go in shouting to get rid of managers because that worked out well in the past.

Our present failings are down to funding and which this current crop has had to deal with. The past few years have seen an excellent improvement in the handling of the crippling debt which was placed on the county after the Newcastle debacle.

The officials who are on the county executive are good administrators but I think more delegation needs to take place and trust to be given to other young officials in the county. There are plenty of young brains who would be able to trash out a coaching plan,  an athletic development plan etc the county executive would rubber-stamp it then.

A coaching pathway could be set up by men like Mark McCartan, Mark Doran, Benny Coulter, DJ Morgan, Mark Doran, Ambrose, John Fegan, Steven Poacher, Conor Laverty, Martin Clarke, Ronan McCartan, Joe Tunney, Danny Hughes, aided and supported by Wee Pete and Barney. There are a lot of other good brains that could be added to this but getting these people together would be a start to get the process rolling.

A strength and conditioning plan should be fronted by Aaron Brannigan and Mickey Walh who could then get other coaches on board to develop a long-term goal for
No need on the attacks on individuals who have given their lives to the gaa.  We can be constructive without attacks
Attacks and constructive criticism are a waste of time.Until most Clubs get real with the appointment of their own County delegate and Convention attendees the rot will continue.

And what do you want the delegates to do, go in shouting to get rid of managers because that worked out well in the past.

Our present failings are down to funding and which this current crop has had to deal with. The past few years have seen an excellent improvement in the handling of the crippling debt which was placed on the county after the Newcastle debacle.

The officials who are on the county executive are good administrators but I think more delegation needs to take place and trust to be given to other young officials in the county. There are plenty of young brains who would be able to trash out a coaching plan,  an athletic development plan etc the county executive would rubber-stamp it then.

A coaching pathway could be set up by men like Mark McCartan, Mark Doran, Benny Coulter, DJ Morgan, Mark Doran, Ambrose, John Fegan, Steven Poacher, Conor Laverty, Martin Clarke, Ronan McCartan, Joe Tunney, Danny Hughes, aided and supported by Wee Pete and Barney. There are a lot of other good brains that could be added to this but getting these people together would be a start to get the process rolling.

A strength and conditioning plan should be fronted by Aaron Brannigan and Mickey Walh who could then get other coaches on board to develop a long-term goal for the county.

Let the lunatics take over the asylum  ....My God

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: March 04, 2022, 12:27:28 PM »
Why is Donal O'hare not playing for Down?
Maybe ask some of your prominent friends in the East?

We don't hear the going on of the traditional liberal elite clubs in the south of the county. He would be some additional even if just for frees.
Jesus, your starting to sound like Jamie Bryson with your liberal elite.
He's starting to sound like Down Jim

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: February 27, 2022, 04:15:47 PM »
Some people on here need to have a word with themselves.

We've a Down team very much in rebuild mode, not helped with the farce of the delay in appointing a manager. They came up against a Roscommon side that many of you are saying "are hardly world beaters" but they've been in four Connacht finals in a row 2016-19, winning two of those in a province with very good Mayo and Galway sides, and had just dropped out of Division 1 last season. While that doesn't make them "world beaters", they are much more established as a team and further along in their progress.

How about some of you get behind the team for a change instead of waiting with the pitchforks?

100% spot on! There wasnt many who put their name forward to take the job on, people need to give the team and management a bit of time. A lot of Down fans needs to be more realistic with their ambitions also, minor and u21/20 results have been brutal for 15 years  or so bar last year. We get one decent team through and boys think they will  turn the senior team around.
Going forward hopefully Barry O Hagan back, along with the Kilcoo boys, Daniel Guinness should hopefully be fit to start and Corey Quinn. That will definitely improve the team. Any word if McCrickard is able to committee? Some ask travelling from Cork tho.

Ed the management fell into the job, as James always does, and takes his friend's in with him.  So none of this rubbish  they stepped up, they getting well paid

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: February 26, 2022, 07:48:23 PM »
The biggest surprise for me, was that people on here actually fought we would beat Roscommon. Can someone tell me what Aiden o rourke has achieved in the game as a coach/manager?

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: February 18, 2022, 03:49:44 PM »
Oh my god could Mark Doran be any further up Kilcoos behind??? Listened to that load of balls podcast earlier and oh my good - talk about putting yourself into the window to manage them at some stage - sweet lord..
Johnny don't know what's worse, u think Doran would be even be considered by kilcoo, or someone actually listens to them idiots on a load of balls

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