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manwithnoplan

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Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« Reply #39915 on: January 18, 2023, 04:32:41 PM »


There's the bullshit your reading in you own post, neither can enter JFC. its a case of trying to cater for two senior clubs ahead of the best interests of the division 4 clubs. no thanks

What’s the best interests of division 4 clubs/small clubs? The way I see it - every club needs approximately 3-4 players coming through each year to support/challenge the senior group already there. Look at the all conquering Kilcoo side of the last dozen years - 2-3 players are blooded each year and possibly 1-2 used in championship on a regular basis.
Clubs in division 4 may not have 4 players coming through every year but certainly every two years they do. Mitchell’s used to join up with Attical at underage (as shamrocks kept taking their players when they joined with them!!) - they always had 2-3 players each year playing regularly for the amalgamation so what happens to those players after minor? Why is their club not integrating them into a senior panel where you have a couple of players who can’t commit due to travel or injuries etc go out one door and fresh players come in through the other door.

In other news - is it true the Finn are now losing more players up the hill to Castlewellan?? Why is no one talking about this - where a big club is poaching players from a very small club??
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Keep in mind that the clubs with only a handful of juvenile players playing within an amalgamation, may lose these players when they reach adult level due to studying or work commitments too. And with the way the rules are now regarding the age restrictions, smaller clubs don't get the chance to really integrate young players before these players make decisions on studying or work. Long gone are the days of getting players in at 16, who were fully integrated senior players by the time they were 18! Maybe that's for good reason, but it has had some impact in the last number of years.

Regarding the Finn, weren't they happy to take players from other clubs, including Castlewellan, for a long time? Swings and roundabouts maybe. Hopefully they have the numbers to stick it out as they have done well in recent years, last thing we want to see is another club struggling to field.

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Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« Reply #39916 on: January 18, 2023, 05:04:21 PM »
Heard the all county leagues start 14th April, with championships End of August and into September. Think only the one break in July but thankfully only one Monday fixture. That may help the reserves leagues than previous seasons ?

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« Reply #39917 on: January 18, 2023, 05:26:33 PM »
Big appointment in Kilcoo. Huge job too with men going to Australia and the states. Rory Gallagher was first choice and they went to his door. He turned them down. All is not well in kilcoo!

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« Reply #39918 on: January 18, 2023, 08:01:04 PM »
Big appointment in Kilcoo. Huge job too with men going to Australia and the states. Rory Gallagher was first choice and they went to his door. He turned them down. All is not well in kilcoo!

Who’s going away?

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« Reply #39919 on: January 18, 2023, 09:50:42 PM »
Big appointment in Kilcoo. Huge job too with men going to Australia and the states. Rory Gallagher was first choice and they went to his door. He turned them down. All is not well in kilcoo!

Did he attempt to negotiate a larger fee?

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« Reply #39920 on: January 19, 2023, 08:38:13 AM »
Big appointment in Kilcoo. Huge job too with men going to Australia and the states. Rory Gallagher was first choice and they went to his door. He turned them down. All is not well in kilcoo!

Who is it?

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« Reply #39921 on: January 19, 2023, 08:54:41 AM »
Big appointment in Kilcoo. Huge job too with men going to Australia and the states. Rory Gallagher was first choice and they went to his door. He turned them down. All is not well in kilcoo!

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« Reply #39922 on: January 19, 2023, 12:32:57 PM »
Big appointment in Kilcoo. Huge job too with men going to Australia and the states. Rory Gallagher was first choice and they went to his door. He turned them down. All is not well in kilcoo!

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Not like a normal reply of yours.. normally a smartarse comment or just disagreeing with anything.. good to see your trying to change in 2023!!

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« Reply #39923 on: January 19, 2023, 12:48:54 PM »
Big appointment in Kilcoo. Huge job too with men going to Australia and the states. Rory Gallagher was first choice and they went to his door. He turned them down. All is not well in kilcoo!

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Not like a normal reply of yours.. normally a smartarse comment or just disagreeing with anything.. good to see your trying to change in 2023!!

After your comment about the 2 Nialls, I cannot take you seriously.

And has the Harte/Dooher ticket been announced on KilcooTV yet?

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« Reply #39924 on: January 19, 2023, 01:34:11 PM »
No government funding secured for the Ballykinkar centre of excellence

Where to now for Down GAA

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« Reply #39925 on: January 19, 2023, 02:35:42 PM »
Big appointment in Kilcoo. Huge job too with men going to Australia and the states. Rory Gallagher was first choice and they went to his door. He turned them down. All is not well in kilcoo!

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Not like a normal reply of yours.. normally a smartarse comment or just disagreeing with anything.. good to see your trying to change in 2023!!

After your comment about the 2 Nialls, I cannot take you seriously.

And has the Harte/Dooher ticket been announced on KilcooTV yet?

I couldn't tell you mate.. I don't revolve my life around what's going on in Kilcoo. All I done was let people know what I heard.. Sure your replying back and forward all day there, could you not switch "KilcooTV" on yourself.

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« Reply #39926 on: January 19, 2023, 02:39:08 PM »
was notified from a reliable source a large confrontation occurred at the clonduff players meeting last week... some boys not happy with the management status.

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« Reply #39927 on: January 19, 2023, 03:42:24 PM »
No government funding secured for the Ballykinkar centre of excellence

Where to now for Down GAA

Were they hoping for some of that levelling up fund which went to rugby clubs to build female changing rooms?

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« Reply #39928 on: January 20, 2023, 10:11:09 AM »
Big appointment in Kilcoo. Huge job too with men going to Australia and the states. Rory Gallagher was first choice and they went to his door. He turned them down. All is not well in kilcoo!

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« Reply #39929 on: January 20, 2023, 10:18:28 AM »
was notified from a reliable source a large confrontation occurred at the clonduff players meeting last week... some boys not happy with the management status.

Why would they not be? He took Magherafelt to a championship in Derry. Clonduff players would find a fault if Mick O'Dwyer and Mickey Harte were their managers.