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Messages - Saffsof82

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: May 27, 2022, 11:27:39 PM »
Going to head down to carrick on Shannon, more in hope than expectation if Iím honest

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Hurling
« on: May 20, 2022, 09:18:34 AM »
any word of the team for tomorrow? take it a few panel lads will get a start?

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: May 18, 2022, 01:11:14 PM »
no,not wolf tones, there was another one started, around north belfast.

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: May 18, 2022, 11:24:58 AM »
That new club that started in NBelfast, i can never remember their name, are they still going? Have the played any matches?

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: May 16, 2022, 10:16:26 AM »
If he was so well marshalled by a Davitts player in Div2 league game where he didn't get a kick, it would be the best example to give of a player that should be brought into the county setup

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: May 16, 2022, 09:31:07 AM »
Big win for Glenravel in Div2. Cassidy has them motoring. Ardoyne winning 5 on the bounce also.

Ant that's with Eamonn Fyfe well marshalled, hardly got a look in.

TBH I think he is one guy the management could look at bringing on to the county panel

He was in county panel last year and the start of this year but was let go

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: May 13, 2022, 11:03:30 PM »
A lot of the u20s asked up to senior training tonight. While Iím delighted to see, itís a shame itís only the result of a few established players dropping out.

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: May 13, 2022, 12:29:54 PM »
First major issue with the Tailltean Cup is the timing. Far too long a break from going out of the championship until matches start.

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: May 12, 2022, 10:39:31 AM »
The draw for the Tailteann Cup is going to be on a regionalised basis, North and South. So the likelihood is we will get another dour Ulster derby. Antrim v Down I suppose would garner interest but another game v Cavan...or Fermanagh, not so much.

Wee trip on a Saturday evening to Carrick on Shannon would be good, great spot for a few beers after a game.

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: May 12, 2022, 10:16:12 AM »
I don't know Saffs. I suppose the place for these guys to catch the eye is at training or in house games. If they are good enough the cream will rise to the top, and without doubt we need more punch in the forward line. It would be great if a few younger players came out of the pack, but who's knocking on the door?

Straightaway I'd have Sean O Neill and Sean Duffin on the panel, they hold most appeal to me. Have they been called up?

Dont think either has Bs, Heery got called up (gk) but then Chris Kerr was brought in from hibernation in the Twittersphere to cover Mick in goal against Cavan a week before the game! some message that to young Heery.

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: May 12, 2022, 09:50:29 AM »
The straight knockout is just this year, the competition reverts to round robin group stages next year. If it's seen as a place to give a run out or two to a few under 20s then the competition is doomed. It needs to be really worth going after, a valued and competitive competition if it's going to have any future.

well where do we give our young players a chance? We didnt in the league and not in the championship, even when the game was gone against cavan. The age profile of our senior team is worrying, if the older statesmen all decided to retire at one time we would be in a real handling. Heery, Boyle, walsh, hynds should all have been getting minutes, big Pat got a few near the end of the season.

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: May 12, 2022, 09:21:16 AM »
Was the tailteann cup not sold as a group stage to get more games? Disappointed it is knockout, sure it basically is the back door albeit against potentially weaker opposition.

Your 100% right, it was sold to counties as a group competition, an ideal opportunity to throw couple of u20s into the mix and blood them, but being told its straight knock out. Who changed it and why seem to be a mystery!

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: May 12, 2022, 09:10:53 AM »
Of course every county will ship a few players who upon reflection arnt sitting as high in the managers pecking order as they would like. Antrim won't be only county in this position.

Your sentiments are noble EOC, but in real world there is a massive committment level involved and if you aren't seeing much (or in Eunans case any) game time, then I can understand why that player would want to transfer that committment level to their club.

To emphasise that point I ask you do you think Mick Tomas or James would be hanging around to play Tailltean Cup this year if they hadn't featured in the recent championship contest. We all know the answer is either definitely not, or extremely doubtful.

Enda tinkered very little with his starting 15 all season, only when injury made it necessary. The lads in the panel who put in the same effort as the starting 15 or the other 5 who usually got game time, are not seeing enough of a pathway . Its difficult to keep a panel of 30 happy, but a few more chances throughout the year may have helped. Tough one for players and mgt .

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: May 11, 2022, 10:04:44 PM »
I doubt anyone picked ardoyne to beat moneyglass either.

Never saw that one coming at all, Rasharkin beating Glenavy at chapel hill a big shock also.

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: May 11, 2022, 12:09:19 PM »
fair enough, but what have the biddies done to warrant a win prediction? From what i've seen of them they've been shockingly poor, and not missing many if supporters to be believed.

Both have been poor tbf, only 1 pt between them in the league. St Bs have Ronan Boyle back as he has left the county panel, that may just be enough to get them over the line at home in Musgrave, be a very tight game i would think.

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