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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: Today at 02:58:18 PM »
Possibly a dream team of all 3 ;)

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Antrim / Re: ANTRIM HURLING
« on: November 15, 2017, 04:27:28 PM »
Well folks tis the time of year when the managerial merry-go- round gets underway; Any updates anyone...
- Cushendall will be receiving their candidates this Sunday i believe - a few different names being touted here;
- Johnny Tosh already turned down Ballycastle - but will the be playing in Div 2 next year?;
- Glenariffe another year another manager required - u cant buy success;
- Loughguile still not ratified but expect Johnny still to be in charge;

Heard a big name looking to be in with Cushendall, could be interesting.
I heard PJ is looking a return to Loughguile.


Paddy John - Is the big name SAMBO  ;D

No the name I heard, an ex county manager is who it is apparently.

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Antrim / Re: ANTRIM HURLING
« on: November 15, 2017, 03:39:45 PM »
Well folks tis the time of year when the managerial merry-go- round gets underway; Any updates anyone...
- Cushendall will be receiving their candidates this Sunday i believe - a few different names being touted here;
- Johnny Tosh already turned down Ballycastle - but will the be playing in Div 2 next year?;
- Glenariffe another year another manager required - u cant buy success;
- Loughguile still not ratified but expect Johnny still to be in charge;

Heard a big name looking to be in with Cushendall, could be interesting.
I heard PJ is looking a return to Loughguile.

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: November 14, 2017, 10:51:20 AM »
Five players from Ballymena, do they play in the senior football league?

They finished bottom half of Div 2 last season, those players are likely the better ones.

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: November 14, 2017, 10:29:09 AM »
Domhnall Nugent  Lamh Dhearg
Padraig Nugent    St Johns
Andrew Hasson  Rasharkin
Ryan Murray Lamh Dhearg
Peter Healy  St Endas
Odhran Eastwood St Endas
Kistan Healy St Endas
Ruari McCann  Creggan
Seamus McGarry Aldergrove
Connor McKenna Eire Og
Conor Murray Lamh Dhearg
Declan Lynch Lamh Dhearg
Kevin O'Boyle Cargin
Tomas McCann Cargin
James Laverty Cargin
Jack Dowling St Brigids
Paddy McBride St Johns
Mark Sweeney St Judes
Chris Kerr St Galls
CJ McGourty St Galls
Niall Delargy Portglenone
Niall McKeever Portglenone
Peter McNicholl Ballymena
Connell Lemon Ballymena
Paddy McAleer Ballymena
Sean McVeigh Ballymena
Michael McCarry Ballymena
Colum Duffin Moneyglass
Pat Brannigan Aghagallon
Gareth Magee Aghagallon
Stephen Beatty Rossa
Pat Gallagher Glenavy
Paddy O'Connor St Comgalls.



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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: November 13, 2017, 03:08:21 PM »
Now that John Brennan has departed the hot seat at Cargin, who is favourite to succeed him. Enda Mc Ginley, Damian Cassidy or Darren Craig, thats the three names that are cropping up.

Any other managerial changes in Antrim clubs?

I saw on social media that the Dunloy manager is stepping down, great job for somebody with the talent coming through there. Glenravel management stepping down also, so one of their players tells me, also could be a job for somebody who wants a challenge!

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: November 13, 2017, 03:04:34 PM »
Div 1.

Cargin
St Johns
St Galls
Creggan
Lamh Dhearg
Aghagallon
Portglenone
Rossa
St Teresas
Ahoghill
Glenavy
St Endas

Div 2.

Moneyglass
Tir Na Og
St Brigids
Rasharkin
Ballymena
Gort Na Mona
Dunloy
Davitts
Sarsfields
O'Donnells
Aldergrove
St Pauls

Div 3.

Antrim
Ardoyne
Glenravel
Lisburn
St Mals
Pearses
Eire Og
St Agnes
Ballycastle
Mitchels

The 3 Divisions for next season 2018, fill in the blanks when you're club makes their appointment if they already haven't done so.

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: November 11, 2017, 09:20:40 AM »
Ooch Spike I felt that!

I want to make it clear that Im not pro establishment just for the sake of it. I have a prolonged history of taking the board to task and calling them out on their lack of ambition for Antrim Football.

I liked the make up of the new board and although they have not been foot perfect, they are making some good strides and nudging us towards a better place. As I have said many times, at the end of their tenure they will have left us in a much better place than they found us.

Whilst all that is well and good, their acid test for me personally is "What have they done for Antrim Football?", and will they leave it in a better place. To date there is absolutely no evidence of that, and very disappointingly, not one shred of an idea about a think tank, or how to set up any kind of sustainable meaningful structure going forward. It wont be done this term either with convention around the corner, but thats what I will be calling them out on if they are reinstated. They have had their honeymoon period.

Undoubtedly their main priorities were tidying up the financials, sorting out the social club issue and get to grips with Ulster council re Casement. Getting our county teams to become competitive was further down the list....and under the circumstances this can be justified. But that huge task must become a higher priority now.

In the meantime Spike I totally share your frustration. We cant ever assume Division Four/Three is our eternal lot. Youre right, we need to be more assertive, demand better, expect more from a county of our size.

Lenny has the football job, yes we still dont know about his backroom team, and the players will take a few weeks or months to form their own opinion about the set up. If its as progressive as was sold to the 3 man sub committee, then great, and I will be much more relaxed, because I do know exactly what was on offer in the alternative package (JMK).....and trust me it was impressive.

Its only right we provide all involved with the space to lay down their foundations, and if its top notch lets acknowledge that, and if its not, then make no mistake it will be called out for what it is. There is NO hiding place at this level.

Whatís so impressive about McKeever?

Just checking your posts there pal and there seems to be a reoccurring theme and thatís McKeever. From what I can gather he had a very impressive backroom team and professional set up but for whatever reason he didnít get the job.

Iíve saw the list of players kept on and to be honest some of them didnít impress in the JFC & Div3 never mind at SFC & Div1. All we can do is keep the faith and wish Lenny all the best.

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: November 10, 2017, 07:03:06 PM »
A few challenges to existing Board members. We would be doing a Brexit style self inflicted wound if we donít keep current Board in place.

How?

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: November 10, 2017, 02:58:48 PM »
Ooch Spike I felt that!

I want to make it clear that Im not pro establishment just for the sake of it. I have a prolonged history of taking the board to task and calling them out on their lack of ambition for Antrim Football.

I liked the make up of the new board and although they have not been foot perfect, they are making some good strides and nudging us towards a better place. As I have said many times, at the end of their tenure they will have left us in a much better place than they found us.

Whilst all that is well and good, their acid test for me personally is "What have they done for Antrim Football?", and will they leave it in a better place. To date there is absolutely no evidence of that, and very disappointingly, not one shred of an idea about a think tank, or how to set up any kind of sustainable meaningful structure going forward. It wont be done this term either with convention around the corner, but thats what I will be calling them out on if they are reinstated. They have had their honeymoon period.

Undoubtedly their main priorities were tidying up the financials, sorting out the social club issue and get to grips with Ulster council re Casement. Getting our county teams to become competitive was further down the list....and under the circumstances this can be justified. But that huge task must become a higher priority now.

In the meantime Spike I totally share your frustration. We cant ever assume Division Four/Three is our eternal lot. Youre right, we need to be more assertive, demand better, expect more from a county of our size.

Lenny has the football job, yes we still dont know about his backroom team, and the players will take a few weeks or months to form their own opinion about the set up. If its as progressive as was sold to the 3 man sub committee, then great, and I will be much more relaxed, because I do know exactly what was on offer in the alternative package (JMK).....and trust me it was impressive.

Its only right we provide all involved with the space to lay down their foundations, and if its top notch lets acknowledge that, and if its not, then make no mistake it will be called out for what it is. There is NO hiding place at this level.
I do recall your unlimited approval of the SV last year BS which included the vociferous support given when reports from senior camp, and possibly more importantly from within the minors suggested that the 'austerity programme' employed had descended to the absolute farcical when management were being forced into digging into their own pockets to ensure their charges were being fed.
Sew and reap.... ;)

Sow

Awful thing to call anybody lad..

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: November 09, 2017, 06:46:36 PM »
Anybody hear how 'trials' went last night.....?

I took a walk round on Tuesday night. To my eye there was about 8 players short of last years panel and I believed Tuesday was the last time everyone could trial? Could be wrong.

Heard on the sideline that a handful of boys from last years panel can't commit this year for whatever reasons.

Shock...I wonder why   ???

Work? travel?

complete lack of belief and utter disillusionment at what is being offered to them....for starters

ok.. fair enough

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: November 09, 2017, 11:46:37 AM »
Anybody hear how 'trials' went last night.....?

I took a walk round on Tuesday night. To my eye there was about 8 players short of last years panel and I believed Tuesday was the last time everyone could trial? Could be wrong.

Heard on the sideline that a handful of boys from last years panel can't commit this year for whatever reasons.

Shock...I wonder why   ???

Work? travel?

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: November 08, 2017, 09:54:29 AM »
u21b game between ourselves and Portglenone has been moved to next tuesday night over in Portglenone at 8pm. we have the Ulster minor hurling semi final on sat plus our gala dinner sat night so fair dues to them for moving it.

Doesnt matter that its in their ground at all, only a few more mile away from rasharkin.

Bit of common sense..

Bottle it now, it will be needed again...  soon

Ps. Wonder can it be cultured ?  8)

???

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: November 07, 2017, 02:01:27 PM »
u21b game between ourselves and Portglenone has been moved to next tuesday night over in Portglenone at 8pm. we have the Ulster minor hurling semi final on sat plus our gala dinner sat night so fair dues to them for moving it.

Doesnt matter that its in their ground at all, only a few more mile away from rasharkin.

Bit of common sense..

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: November 06, 2017, 12:06:42 PM »
Is that the correct score for Glenravel?

Surely that was a failure to field?

Speaking to the bro in law this morning, he's married and living up there, says its correct. They travelled with 18 players.

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