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GAA Discussion / Re: Ulster club championship
« on: Today at 02:10:44 PM »
Anyword on dates/venue for final? Assuming 2 week gap and played in Armagh?

GAA Discussion / Re: Ulster club championship
« on: Today at 12:39:21 PM »
I don't think Down are quite as good as that tbh. If those are the expectations on Laverty then I am not sure he will be a success.

I regularly talk to a Down clubperson who laments the standard of down club football. I am not sure it is what the poster here thinks it is.
It’s brutal to watch. The quality in Armagh mightn’t be great at times but you usually get decent games.

General discussion / Re: FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022
« on: Today at 12:37:46 PM »
3-3 , unbelievable, Jeff
All the African/Arab nations seem to be really holding their own, bar Qatar all the weaker countries have given a decent account of themselves, I know Costa Rica were tanked by Spain but they followed up by beating Japan.

GAA Discussion / Re: Ulster club championship
« on: Today at 12:09:10 PM »
At the end of the day we do what we need to do to win Down.
In most games in the Down Championship teams set up quite defensively and it makes for a "negative and dour" game. It means we have to grind out results in Down, which we are well capable of doing.

When we get to Ulster, the teams try and have a go at winning instead of trying to play as defensively. This leads to a more open game, hence allowing our men to express themselves and play free flowing football we are also renowned for. We can still grind a result when needed because the fitness levels the squad has is mad.

We've been knocking about Ulster since 2009 and have the experience other Down teams don't have during that time. Teams need to win Down before stating they'd win Ulster or give it a good rattle. If a team other than us won Down they'd be out on the drink for a week. Our men were back training the Monday after winning Down. It is rare a team wins Ulster on the first go, you have to be there a few years (usually)
Yeah agree with that. Think its got to the stage in Down where beating Kilcoo is teams all ireland final they go all out for and in fairness Clonduff and the Point and others have been really close in recent years but Kilcoo have always had that bit extra and got the rub of the green when needed too.

The experience of playing in Ulster is invaluable as well, like you say if a new team won Down they’d be celebrating all week but Kilcoo have that many now they’re focused on bigger things.

GAA Discussion / Re: Ulster club championship
« on: Today at 11:54:53 AM »
Kilcoo are operating at a different level than everyone and it shows that Down club football is miles ahead of everything in Ulster. I reckon the top 4/5 teams in Down would be in the top 10 in Ulster IMO  I fear for Glen in the final. Kilcoo by +5 in the final

Laughable when you sit down and think about it.
Down county team in Division 3.
Same as Fermanagh, Antrim and Cavan.
Kilcoo can cruise through Down .
No need to worry

Kilcoo have been winning down at their ease for a decade.
Took them 8 years to crack Ulster and get to this level.
To do that they have to peak now .
Down championships are seen as a formality.
Kilcoo absolutely do not cruise through Down.

General discussion / Re: FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022
« on: Today at 10:50:24 AM »
The time wasting from Cameroon is unreal…

Guy went down with an injury to his face and he wasn’t even touched!!

You need bring that player to the screen and get him to explain his actions then book him
Anyone going down holding their face like that should be forced to stay off for 10 minutes for head injury assessment.

General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: Today at 10:22:18 AM »

Major trouble in China over their zero covid policy by the sounds of it

GAA Discussion / Re: Ulster club championship
« on: Today at 09:37:54 AM »
I'd fancied Glen to take Kilcoo this year but not so sure now. They'd have to offer something different than they did against EC and Cargin.

At the same time, they had both sides beaten with 10 mins left. Really looking forward to it.
Was thinking that myself yesterday but then again Glen got 2 tough games whereas Kilcoo cruised through, so who got more benefit?
I’d say Kilcoo had their fill of close games in Down, rode their luck and have upped it a level now

See the girl Jill that won I’m a celebrity on itv this morning, they were asking her how winning it compares to winning the euros like ffs.

GAA Discussion / Re: County Manager Merry go round
« on: Today at 08:48:58 AM »
Paddy Bradley is joining the Donegal set-up.

Former Ireland rugby international and Heineken Cup winner Bernard Jackman the latest to join the Donegal set up as a performance analyst.
Donegal soon have more coaches than players

General discussion / Re: FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022
« on: Today at 07:36:53 AM »
Could say the same about all the top sides. Spain, Germany, Brazil and even France (Giroud?) lack a Kane, who hasn't scored yet.
Giroud doing rightly for France who have Mbappe anyway who is reliable for goals. Thought Morata was good last night

General discussion / Re: FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022
« on: November 27, 2022, 08:22:33 PM »

GAA Discussion / Re: Ulster club championship
« on: November 27, 2022, 08:21:51 PM »
There were always only going to be  2 moments in this championship

Wattys vs Ballybay
Wattys v Kilcoo
Did Kilcoo not play Ballybay?

General discussion / Re: FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022
« on: November 27, 2022, 08:10:50 PM »
Germany have strong team on paper, whats their issue?

General discussion / Re: FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022
« on: November 27, 2022, 07:58:07 PM »
Harsh offside that

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