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« Reply #23880 on: January 14, 2022, 10:18:51 PM »
Caught most of Galway match on tg4 young Gallagher very impressive!! Is he living there long term ie partner or studying?
He went to college in Dublin for a couple of years and then switched to do medicine in Galway. He is finished and is a junior Doctor  I would guess he is about 27/28ish
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« Reply #23881 on: January 15, 2022, 02:16:59 AM »
Donegal  bringing all the bing guns I see. Murphy and Mcnellis on the bench, but still there to call on while paddy Mcb starts, big task for Antrim

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« Reply #23882 on: January 15, 2022, 08:30:56 AM »
Funny I'd heard that Mc Neillus isn't on the squad this year. Looking forward to this, no reason we cannot be competitive.

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« Reply #23883 on: January 15, 2022, 04:17:32 PM »
Antrim certainly look on the right path, giving Donegal plenty to think about.....
Look in forward to the league.....we certainly are on the upward....

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« Reply #23884 on: January 15, 2022, 05:09:55 PM »
Good set up at portglenone.

Will the county final be played there if the trend of all SW finals continue?
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« Reply #23885 on: January 15, 2022, 05:41:12 PM »
Round Portglenone the talk is not about where the county final should be played, but can Casements be playing in one, lol. Credit to groundsman Mickey Kelly for having pitch in great shape. Club committee looking at third phase expansion, possibly to include a stand (seating area).


On football front, Enda and co making continued progress. Drawing with Donegal with 6 mins left on the clock is a worthy effort and a clear sign that continued progress is being made. Well done to all involved.

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« Reply #23886 on: January 15, 2022, 06:11:50 PM »
Lots of cargin players committing to county is a big difference imo. Hasnít happened in long time

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« Reply #23887 on: January 15, 2022, 06:36:11 PM »
Round Portglenone the talk is not about where the county final should be played, but can Casements be playing in one, lol. Credit to groundsman Mickey Kelly for having pitch in great shape. Club committee looking at third phase expansion, possibly to include a stand (seating area).


On football front, Enda and co making continued progress. Drawing with Donegal with 6 mins left on the clock is a worthy effort and a clear sign that continued progress is being made. Well done to all involved.

Great set up yes, but the pitch looked like a skating rink bannside
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« Reply #23888 on: January 15, 2022, 06:49:26 PM »
Firm underfoot conditions (high specification of stones, sand and drainage) with a wet surface may result in some slippage, but the upside was the pace of the game for the time of year. Generally speaking the club prefers to close during the winter months to allow it to reach springtime in perfect condition.

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« Reply #23889 on: January 15, 2022, 07:25:52 PM »
Firm underfoot conditions (high specification of stones, sand and drainage) with a wet surface may result in some slippage, but the upside was the pace of the game for the time of year. Generally speaking the club prefers to close during the winter months to allow it to reach springtime in perfect condition.

Good luck with that
I reckon it's going to be 12 month season for that place now
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« Reply #23890 on: January 15, 2022, 07:57:52 PM »
Mighty impressed with Antrim today, even though it was pre season and Donegal held us at arms length it would seem all the squad knew the game plan and played to it. Long time since that happened! On a side note, was stewarding today and got close to Donegal team, absolute gentlemen and carry themselves very well.

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« Reply #23891 on: January 15, 2022, 08:14:59 PM »
While watching Donegal warm up I feared for Antrim, Donegal had some serious big units. But Antrim werenít found wanting on the physical side with a serious amount of turnovers and hard hits. They are set up very well. I stood behind Antrim dugout and impressed with the management teams style and organisation.
Great setup at Portglenone as usual.

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« Reply #23892 on: January 15, 2022, 09:21:58 PM »
Agree RC, Donegal held us at arms length, but with Five minutes left we were level...and who knows! Some good individual performances, and overall a very creditable performance. Brewster PK this night two weeks.....that when it starts.

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« Reply #23893 on: January 16, 2022, 12:31:25 AM »
Never seen the game today but a respectable result. Usually we get tanked against the bigger teams no matter what the competition. Seemed to be in the game all the way. I know its mckenna cup but positive all the same.

Hopefully the lads can carry their form into the league and no reason why we cant have a proper rattle at it.

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« Reply #23894 on: January 16, 2022, 12:57:41 AM »
Who impressed for Antrim?