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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: January 17, 2022, 12:07:32 PM »
well apart from a few clubs who had battles over the years. There was good support there yesterday and a lot of East Down intermediate and junior clubs there in support.
  No East Down Senior Clubs supporting them?What a daft statement to be making.

Where did i say that ross?
So you didn't see any East Down Senior Club members supporting Kilcoo?

This is ridiculous. Stop clogging up the forum with childish nonsense.

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: January 13, 2022, 06:26:13 PM »
I know that I shouldn't bite but...................

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the soccer mentality

Would you care to elaborate on what you mean by that?

Point used to be a soccer town, not anymore.

Soccer Towns/Villages in Down are Newry, Banbridge, Castlewellan, Drumaness, Strangford, Crossgar. If we could change the mentality of these areas to GAA then we as a county would be in a better shape.

Less so Strangford, more so the Downpatrick and Ardglass areas.

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: January 11, 2022, 03:00:22 PM »
Donal Kennedy would have been Drumaness’ key forward around the 2005-2015 kind of time, when South Down lads got precedence because of where they were born.

He was an excellent club player, maybe could have been given a shot but hard to be confident he would have made the leap to county. We will never know....

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: January 10, 2022, 03:23:28 PM »
a forward line of Shealan, Jerome, Ryan  Kerr, Barry, Corey would definitely stay in division 2

Yes that is a good forward line, but it's the rest of the team that provides the platform for forwards to play. The best forwards in Ireland can only perform if they get decent service and space to operate. But I would be positive too about the year ahead in general, hopefully see a few young faces establish themselves and see some good football.

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: January 07, 2022, 02:19:04 PM »
Well, Burren takes players from the Point, Rostrevor, Newry, Saval, and Mayobridge.
Ballyholland now is taking a lot from Newry and taking players who would have been traditionally playing for the 3 Newry town teams.
Mayobridge would always have  Saval and Drumgath parish players.
Clonduff would take from Drumgath and Rostrevor.
An Riocht would take anyone with a mourne accent ffs
Glenn takes players from Saval, Pontzpass, Newry etc, and anyone who has ever attended Dromintine Sunday.
Annaclone: If you play for Aghaderg then the Clone thinks that they can poach you.
Tullylish: Their scheme to try and win an u15 plate this year is enough for me. Probably the biggest embarrassment in Down GAA this century so far and we have had a lot.

Do you want me to go on ;D

Castlewellan take players from the Finn,
Downpatrick take players from Bright, Ardglass, Saul
Saul take players from Kilclief
Bredagh take players from Antrim Belfast clubs
Bryansford take players from Dundrum
Dundrum took players from Ballykilnar

Let's not get on like its a South Down clubs issue like some posters are trying to make out

Surely the trend over the last number of years has been the Finn taking players from Castlewellan...

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: January 05, 2022, 06:58:43 PM »
Saval and rostrevor spotted Sunday morning on my walk in kilbroney. The teams must be in for a big season

BREAKING NEWS - MEN GO OUT RUNNING. MORE TO FOLLOW.

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: January 01, 2022, 12:28:28 PM »
Not really sure what the county committee will do. Thought that corn an duin had its merits last year but was a bit lop sided in planning and execution. It would be good if the committee were planning now for next season, but in typical fashion it will be left until middle of march before anything is even talked about

Expand on this lopsided planning & execution? Or is it just another chance to moan about the County Board. You’ll find Down’s fixtures are among the best organised around. Never going to please everyone but just ask around other counties. You just have to look at what Armagh clubs were given as a calendar last year as one example.

Just really didnt see the value in 1st Div teams playing 3rd Div teams - no-one learns anything genuine. Also was a bit long winded - no need for 7 games - could have been condensed to 4 games or 3 games. Just my opinion

Can see where you are coming from, though it has to be said given the uncertain times and the lack of football the previous year it was a fairly good attempt by the county board to give players something to look forward to and take part in. I think most players now appreciate even more how fortunate they are to be able to get out and kick ball at the weekend regardless of the competition.

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: December 31, 2021, 10:37:36 PM »
Div 1

Kilcoo
Clonduff
Rostrevor
Mayobridge
Loughinisland
Ballyholland
Burren
Warrenpoint
Bryansford
Carryduff
Downpatrick
Castlewellan

Div 2

Glenn
Longstone
An Riocht
Darragh Cross
Saul
St Johns
Annaclone
Bredagh
Saval
Liatroim

Div 3

Shamrocks
Drumgath
Tullylish
Clan na Banna
Ballymartin
Aughlisnafin
Attical
Teconnaught
Newry Bosco
Bright
Dromara
St Pauls (can anyone confirm this)

Div 4

East Belfast
Ardglass
Dundrum
Kilclief
Glassdrumman
St Michaels
Aghaderg
Drumaness
Mitchels


Who goes up/down next season and in what format??

St Paul's didn't get promoted, Bright and Dromara did. St Paul's retained their intermediate championship place though which might be what you're thinking off.

I thought I seen them post somewhere that they were in Div 3 but I also heard there was some sort of issue with that? Has it been sorted now?

There was a twitter post looking to recruit players for a "division 3 campaign", which I think meant the campaign to get to division 3. Was a little odd to word it that way. And they will walk division 4 with very little competition given nobody dropped down from Div 3. I could well stand to be corrected by someone from St Paul's or more knowledgeable about Div 4 though.

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: December 31, 2021, 01:28:36 PM »
Div 1

Kilcoo
Clonduff
Rostrevor
Mayobridge
Loughinisland
Ballyholland
Burren
Warrenpoint
Bryansford
Carryduff
Downpatrick
Castlewellan

Div 2

Glenn
Longstone
An Riocht
Darragh Cross
Saul
St Johns
Annaclone
Bredagh
Saval
Liatroim

Div 3

Shamrocks
Drumgath
Tullylish
Clan na Banna
Ballymartin
Aughlisnafin
Attical
Teconnaught
Newry Bosco
Bright
Dromara
St Pauls (can anyone confirm this)

Div 4

East Belfast
Ardglass
Dundrum
Kilclief
Glassdrumman
St Michaels
Aghaderg
Drumaness
Mitchels


Who goes up/down next season and in what format??

St Paul's didn't get promoted, Bright and Dromara did. St Paul's retained their intermediate championship place though which might be what you're thinking off.

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: December 15, 2021, 09:56:28 AM »
Bryansford appoint new management team yet?

Conor Deegan and John Fegan I hear have the gig..

Surely Deegan wouldn't be expected to revitalise Bryansford, given he wasn't exactly setting the world alight with a Div 4/intermediate side!

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: December 04, 2021, 11:34:57 PM »
As an An Riocht man I'm proud of my club for how far we went this year. Disappointed we didn't get over the line today as I felt we were by far the better team and not being clinical enough and our discipline let us down at key stages(start and end of the game). Thought the ref was very picky for us and very lenient on them. Maybe home advantage gave them the 50 50 calls but I'm near sure the ref wanted to stick some of the frees over the bar himself
 
Keeper also done you no favours charging out to the 21 and costing a goal, can't fault the ref for a lack of communication in the defence.
Indeed not

That wasn't meant to sound so harsh on the keeper by the way, reading it back it could be seen that way. Just pointing out that it was a very costly avoidable mistake.

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: December 04, 2021, 09:59:05 PM »
As an An Riocht man I'm proud of my club for how far we went this year. Disappointed we didn't get over the line today as I felt we were by far the better team and not being clinical enough and our discipline let us down at key stages(start and end of the game). Thought the ref was very picky for us and very lenient on them. Maybe home advantage gave them the 50 50 calls but I'm near sure the ref wanted to stick some of the frees over the bar himself
 
Keeper also done you no favours charging out to the 21 and costing a goal, can't fault the ref for a lack of communication in the defence.

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: December 01, 2021, 01:35:43 PM »
Arthur no. He hasn’t produced the goods for Clonduff in the heat of the battle in championship football. That could be said for most Clonduff players
Smyth certainly goalkeeper nothing else
Close doesn’t even stand out for Clonduff
A lot getting carried away about the 20s players

I wouldn't be the type to write off anyone considering any player showing potential can in theory be coached to improve and become consistent. Finding players won't happen by looking at who scored the most in the SFC every year.

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: December 01, 2021, 01:33:15 PM »


I'd also like to see Arthur McConville get another decent go at county level if he is keen, and maybe young Close from Clonduff too (though I'm not sure what age he is, would he be under 20's?)
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U want to see 31 year old Arthur playing for our county?? A player who was taken off in the championship v Burren in the white heat of high level football as he was poor.

Other names suggested in previous post are generally good. Although I seen Charlie Smith get his ass handed to him last week v Burren in u20 game.. Goalkeeper - possibly but def not for outfield.
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Yes, or I wouldn't have written that. It's called having options, given the team isn't in the middle of a planned building process and playing style development it would do no harm at all to have a big lad to ruffle some feathers if need be.

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: November 30, 2021, 07:04:27 PM »
Gonna be a busy few months for the Down panel playing catch up even just to get up to same fitness levels as the other  Div 2 teams. Hopefully wee James, and Aidan O'Rouke can get a good buy in from the players they call up. Would imagine it will a very different looking 15 which take to the feild v Monaghan than the one that played v Donegal this year come championship time. Personally I'd like to  see these players involved this year, I'm sure there are plenty I've missed out now.

3 x Johnsons
Shane Annett
Cormac McCartan
Steven Fegan
Ruairi O'Hare
Odhran Murdock  (very young, but some talent)
Owen McCabe (if he can get his form back, seems to be struggling since that bad injury v Mayo.)
Charlie Smyth
Tony Morgan
And M. Rooney from Kilcoo aswell .

I'd also like to see Arthur McConville get another decent go at county level if he is keen, and maybe young Close from Clonduff too (though I'm not sure what age he is, would he be under 20's?)

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