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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
April 10, 2024, 09:21:14 PM
Derry 5.16
Antrim 0.03
Look I don't have the answers but the country is laughing at us at this stage.How have we got even worse?
Fair play to the lads showing up and playing for our county but we really need help from somewhere at this stage cause this isn't fair on them .It really doesn't look good for the future,we really seem to be at rock bottom.
Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
March 24, 2024, 10:30:04 AM
Quote from: EOC1923 on March 24, 2024, 08:41:04 AMIf we ever had a football sub committee  their first job should be to reduce division 1 to 8 teams. There are so many sub standard teams in there, at least 4 of them would be in Division 3/4 in any other county and it's doing no one any favours, them or other teams that strive for better.

From where I see things the grading problem starts long before seniors.
Is there another county in Ireland that doesn't do grading until U16 cause that's what happening in our league structure now.
Our neighbouring counties have grading at go-game level !!
So yes coaching massive problem and not easily fixed overnight but having so many non competitive games right up to the age of 16 now is a shambles.
How can kids progress progress if they aren't getting competitive games each week which is what happens in non graded league structures.

As for losing today=disaster.
Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
March 23, 2024, 06:05:30 PM
Armagh 7-16
Antrim 0-02
Another bad result for our underage set-up.
Armagh wouldn't be known for being an underage powerhouse, which makes this result standout for me.
Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
February 18, 2024, 10:36:33 PM
We seemed to lack confidence today and give the ball away through indecisive passes when a safer unforced pass wasn't given ,plays where made more complicated than they needed to be but that's maybe down to inexperience from a few of the younger lads.
As I said we would miss Loughran (for his line break runs) and McCann for a focal point of the attack.
Our keeper was excellent, maybe a couple of poor kickouts but for me was best player we had.
Down are a decent team so considering who we have missing I wouldn't be to worried ,was always going to be a shock for us to win today.
Down got the 50/50 calls from the ref I thought while continually overcarring the ball ,which was most evident with the build up to their goal.
Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
February 16, 2024, 10:40:58 PM
Have we a decent chance on Sunday?
Should be a good crowd at it.
Any news on the injury list ,Stewart,Loughran and big McCann massive miss to the team IMO.
Antrim / Re: Antrim Hurling
February 14, 2024, 10:15:04 PM
It's not a turd OSO ,that's really harsh .
Everyone knows St John's run a tight ship on match days and it runs like clockwork, not every club could do that ,so credit where it is due.
I mind reading that there was a plan to develop the opposite side from the stand with a full length terrace ,a few yards could be found for pitch width if this prevailed but maybe that plan has been shelved now.
One thing I do agree with OSO is that Corrigan is to close to Casement and a more central venue would have been a better option.
Alot of people seem to have issues with Dunsilly but I think there is scope there for future development.
Large terrace/stand on the bank with a toilet block ample to hold 3k crowd is all Antrim needs for club games.
Let's face it club games will be few and far in a new Casement.
Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
November 12, 2023, 11:20:24 PM
Big McCanns red against Cargin was not soft ,he intentionally through his elbow back and hit an opposition player in the face.
Straight forward red from any ref.
Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
October 08, 2023, 08:28:34 PM
Quote from: Marevick on October 08, 2023, 07:55:18 PM
Quote from: Milltown Row2 on October 08, 2023, 07:30:08 PM
Quote from: Marevick on October 08, 2023, 07:10:45 PMNo sauce here MR2. Cargin lynchpins in their own regard and have been in Antrim for a good few years.
I have up most respect for both sides. My gripe is the decisions that were made or rather ignored could have impacted on game, but that will forever remain to be seen. Funny how I never mentioned that but others on here jumped to that fore gone conclusion.
Not saying every ref in Antrim is poor nor am I saying the said ref today is a bad one. Just feel he could have made better decisions. But like I said that's my opinion.

Put it this way, in my view there would be 3 top refs, and Colm is one of them.

Watching from the comfort of my sofa the foot block was not called as he'd blown his whistle and brought play back, as for not red carding James I felt that was fine as he retaliated to being shoved himself. Two boys at it, I'm fine with that.

If that's the two things in your view he got wrong then I understand but he's made that call,  no doubt another ref might have done differently, another ref would have done something else..

When watching the game did you count the amount of ball's dropped into square? Shot selections? Missed tackles? Like I said earlier, how could I have done better?

Dunloy's age means they'll certainly get another crack at it with group. And hopefully one day get over the line.
Agree with the shot selection from dunloy been poor at times.
James might have walked on a different day. Some frees might not have been given. The penalty might have been awareded.
These small things make a big difference.
Like I said collie isn't a bad ref just felt decisions could have been better.
That not a fair enough opinion ?

We all see things differently depending on what side we are on...
If I'm right the occasion you are referring to when James should of had action taken by the ref ,just before that play the Dunloy player through his fist back in the tackle and missed, then through him elbow back and hit James ,the ref took no action for this!
Also Mick was stamped on while on the ground, also no action from the ref!

We all have blinkers at times.

Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
September 08, 2023, 09:29:06 PM
Great to see Dunloy winning but where did the ref get over 8min of extra time from????????????
Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
August 24, 2023, 11:41:45 AM
My gripe with this issue is that this is the second year in a row this has happened. Last year Belfast clubs just refused to travel down for games and then one club that wouldn't concide the points also wouldn't agree to a refixed date hence costing Cargin the 2 points and handing Creggan the league.

This year our U15 played every single game ,the game away to Aldergrove they where missing 5 strong players but still played the fixture....

The last game against Rasharkin was set with referee named, so it was to everyone involved a league game for points and there was no worries that the same problem from last year was going to happen again.

It doesn't seem fair to the kids or the parents who make the sacrifices to get to these games week in week out to make it all for nothing .It doesn't matter if its only a division 3 title or not.

Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
August 21, 2023, 10:12:14 AM
So that's 2 years in a row Cargin U15 have been shafted !!
Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
June 26, 2023, 12:02:42 AM
Alot of pride put back into the saffron Jersey today!!

You couldn't fault the effort of any Antrim player ,just a few simple mistakes was the difference ,we where the better team only for 10min spell at the start of second half.
Alot of positives to pocket for next year.

It's funny though that we have to get to Croke Park till get a decent crowd out  !!

Nobody can question Andys methods now and hopefully next year he gets ever player in the County putting their hand up to play for him.

Maybe now the negatively some keep spouting can stop as we look forward to next year
Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
June 23, 2023, 11:20:14 PM
I hope Eunan Quinn has the game of his life on Sunday, I really do and Antrim need him to if that team is the starting team ,but honestly if RD had him available I'm not sure he would be in the Cargin starting 15 yet.
Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
May 30, 2023, 10:17:19 PM
Cargin missing more than a few Bannside ,surely it was more of a point lost with the position PG1 had at half time.
Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
April 05, 2023, 10:44:41 PM
Unbelievable that's all I'm saying!!